Morning Workouts: Breakfast Prep

Since starting this morning workout kick (which has been going strong since last... Wednesday, NBD) I've had to have a bit more foresight in the evenings than I usually would.

By foresight I mean rather than going from dinner to couch to bed there's been some in-between happenings.

I know I'm like really put-together.

So since my morning workout is 6-7am, or ideally 6:30-7:25am like it was this morning (something about not waking up in that 5am hour is just magical) I usually have ~30 minutes or less to get home, get ready, grab breakfast (which I need immediately after exercise) and get out the door.

Sometimes regardless of all that planning you still end up in your Lululemon apparel for the entire day. Bless you yoga pant wearing society, bless you. I think they call that balance? I call it happiness.

So what should we prep to ensure we're ready to get our sweat in first thing, are properly caffeinated, fed, and bathed? 

Today's post talks about my favorite thing in the entire world.

Breakfast

I love mornings. I love morning food even more. Ask anyone. I will go off for multiple minutes about my favorite spot in just about any city to score breakfast (specifically acai bowls but thats a post for another time). Ergo, I take my breakfast prep seriously.

If you have like ~4 minutes you can too.

  • Chia Pudding:

    • Mason Jar. 1/8c chia seeds, 1/4c unsweetened vanilla almond milk, 1/2t vanilla, slice up some strawberries or fruit you have on hand, dash of honey or maple syrup. Let it sit over night and add some Peanut or Almond Butter and a sprinkle of granola the next morning. 

Recipes:

  • Smoothies: 

    • Mason Jar or Shaker Bottle. 1c Almond Milk, couple big handfuls of spinach, 1c frozen berries or a frozen banana, scoop of protein powder of choice (Vega Clean Chocolate Protein is great)
Pro-Tip: This almond milk hack from one of my favorite establishments on the planet, Beaming, will change your life:
The Cheater Almond Milk: 1-2T of organic raw almond butter (Trader Joes or Artisana have a good one) and blend with 1c of water (optional: date, cinnamon vanilla). Use immediately.

Both are obviously to be paired with the largest coffee you can find.

But for real - less than 5 minutes of prep work the night before and when your alarm goes off at that ungodly hour and you're stumbling around your apartment/house (must be nice - do you have a dishwasher too?) blindly trying to find the fridge to gulp down some Cold Brew 2 minutes before you have to leave - at least breakfast is either ready to grab and throw in your bag or ready in inhale the second you walk through the door post-sweat.

And did you know people who workout in the morning are more successful, thinner, richer, win at life, more likely to be best friends with Beyonce?

Truth.