Breakfast of Champions

breakfast2According to Runner’s World, Alysia Montaño, a seven-time U.S. 800-meter champion, starts her day with oatmeal with a ton of fixings; four diced strawberries, yogurt, sunflower butter, almonds, cashews, dried cranberries, and half of a sliced banana.

Scott Jurek, a household name for many of the ultra-runners out there, eats and promotes a plant-based diet. Here’s his ‘ultrapower’ breakfast smoothie recipe:

• Organic soymilk
• Organic hemp protein powder
• A tablespoon of organic almond butter
• Organic blueberries, bananas, raspberries, strawberries
• A tablespoon of Green Superfood

What does Killian Jornet eat for breakfast? Believe it or not, nothing most days! However, apparently before a race or a very big day he does have a slice of bread with some jam or Nutella.

As part of Michael Phelp’s 12,000 calorie a day (yes, it’s not a typo!) diet when he was in peak training for the Olympics, included the following for breakfast:
Three fried-egg sandwiches loaded with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, fried onions and mayonnaise. Two cups of coffee. One five-egg omelet. One bowl of grits. Three slices of French toast topped with powdered sugar. Three chocolate-chip pancakes.

And then there’s Usain Bolt, the fastest man alive, who told reporters at a press conference following his world record 10.30 time in the 200 metre dash, that the secret of his success is waking up at noon and eating chicken nuggets!

What’s your ‘go to’ food to get your day off to a good start?

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