You don’t become an industry leader by sleeping in and slacking. Here at Vega we feel lucky to do what we love every day at work, and although we have a lot of fun, there’s plenty of work too (yes, you can even work hard in PJs if it’s Lazy Sunday theme day). Before we commute into the office, or turn on our computers, we try to make breakfast a priority. Looking for the best breakfast? Gain energy inspiration from these three Vegatopians.
Best Breakfast for Morning Workouts
If you’ve ever called Vega HQ with a product question, you may have spoken with Andrea. Besides knowing a wealth about Vega products, she’s also a nutritionist and personal trainer in the Vancouver area. “Working out first thing in the morning is a fantastic way to get my energy up throughout the whole day, but if I don’t refuel properly with breakfast after, it can actually have the opposite effect and make me tired midway through the day.” Before her early morning workout, Andrea loves fresh-pressed juice to kickstart her metabolism with a burst of energy, and then breakfast afterward. On busy mornings, she’ll grab Recovery Accelerator and overnight oats on the way out the door.
Best Breakfast to Keep You Full ‘til Lunch
Before Holly starts her day serving stores throughout the NYC metro area as an Account Manager, she needs something balanced that also keeps her feeling energized until lunch. “I take a handful of spinach, a frozen banana, and a scoop of Vega One French Vanilla, add a little water, and blend. It gives me fiber, lots of energy, and all the great stuff packed into Vega One, but it doesn’t weigh too heavy on my stomach, so I can fit in an early or even a mid-day yoga class, since my energy is sustained through lunchtime, at least.”
Best On-the-Go Breakfasts
Registered dietitian and Vega Educator Kim knows the importance of breakfast, especially on days when we’re extra busy. “After sleeping all night, your metabolism has slowed way down and you’ve to relight the fire. Our bodies are smart. Without food, our metabolism slows down, in attempt to conserve energy.” While smoothies are her go-to quick breakfast, she also loves these options for variety (all ready in less than 5 minutes):
Fruit and nut butter.
The night before, cut up apple or pear and place in a container with 2 scoops nut butter. Stash in the fridge and grab it ready-to-go in the morning.
Premade waffles, pancakes, muffins.
On the weekends we often enjoy pancakes, waffles or muffins. My trick is to make a double or triple batch. Once cooled you can store the leftovers in the freezer. In the morning pop them in the toaster oven, top with nut butter and walk out the door in no time.
I love making my own granola bars or grabbing a Vibrancy bar with a piece of fruit.
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