What do I eat when I am whipping up breakfast like a short order cook for my guys? The fact is not everyone in my household is down with clean eating. They eat a typical breakfast -- eggs, sausage, toast on most days, but I've made small changes that make the old breakfast standards a wee bit healthier. I cook with coconut oil vs. butter. I switched from white bread to Ezekiel bread for toast, turkey vs. pork, and when they have pancakes I make buckwheat ones vs. using prepackaged ones. These are small, healthy changes for them and they don't feel like "dieting" is rammed down their throats. However, my breakfast staples are quite different. They are 1) steel cut oats and scrambled eggs and 2) nutritionally packed smoothie that is veggie-based vs sugary fruit. I typically eat/drink my breakfast while getting them out the door.
Smoothies are a VERY personal thing and there are thousands of variables and items that can make up a great one. Smoothie talk is like religion -- don't go there because you are not likely to agree! My point is that I have created on that works for ME. People drink their Shakeologies, their Isagenix, and the list goes on and on which is great for them -- just not for me. My logic is: if it comes in "flavors" vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, etc., it has "compounds" and artificial sweeteners which I try to avoid. I use unflavored whey, unflavored yogurt, my liquid is WATER, etc. I typically drink smoothies 2-3 days a week as Meal #1 on the days I workout early and heavy food in my belly just doesn't work. So this combination is done with my workout in mind. The other days I have steel cut oats with a scrambled egg or a scrambled egg and Ezekiel toast.