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What The Experts Eat For Breakfast

June 16, 2015 2 min read

With all the nutrition information and science floating around, things can get confusing at meal time. Who has time to think that hard first thing in the morning? The easiest way to sort through the noise is to ask the experts directly, "what do you eat for breakfast?' Greatist.com went to the source, and here is what some pros have to say:

1. Mike Roussell, Ph.D., Nutrition Consultant and Author of 6 Pillars of Nutrition

My typical breakfast is a glass of plain kefir, scrambled eggs with spinach and feta cheese, and a side of prunes.

2. Tony Horton, Celebrity Fitness Trainer and Creator of P90X

I saute tomato, garlic, red onion, pepper, and balsamic vinegar in olive oil, and I serve this on toasted sprouted whole-grain bread topped with eggs over easy and avocado.

3. David Katz, M.D., M.P.H., Director of Yale University Prevention Research Center and Author of Disease Proof

Blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, banana, and any other fruit in season; nonfat, plain Greek yogurt; whole-grain cereal from Nature's Path; and a bit of cinnamon.

4. Brett Hoebel, Fitness Expert and Creator of 20 Minute Body

I make a chocolate peanut butter protein shake by combining chocolate protein powder, natural unsalted peanut butter, ice, unsweetened almond or coconut milk, cinnamon, and water.

5. Keri Gans, R.D.N., Author of The Small Change Diet

Oatmeal cooked with nonfat milk, topped with chunky natural almond butter and chia seeds. I take my vitamins with 1/4 cup calcium-fortified OJ mixed with around 3/4 cup seltzer. Then I top it all off with a mug of black coffee (half decaf/half caffeinated). I would do total decaf, but I compromise for my husband who needs his caffeine.

6. Cynthia Sass, R.D., New York Times Best-Selling Author and Sports Nutritionist

My usual go-to breakfast these days is an apple smoothie made of a chopped apple (skin on) blended with unsweetened coconut milk, coconut butter, unsweetened pea protein powder, a handful of fresh spinach, and fresh grated ginger. I also have a tall glass of water with lots of fresh-squeezed lemon added.

7. Heidi Kristoffer, Creator of CrossFlowX

Upon waking, I always drink room-temp water with lemon. For breakfast, I make a vegan parfait layered with coconut yogurt, papaya, and homemade granola of oats, millet, raw nuts, coconut, and goji berries. After, I will have warm tea and more water with lemon.

8. Valerie Goldstein-Berkowitz, R.D., Nutrition and Wellness Expert at Performance Health NYC and Author of The Stubborn Fat Fix

My aim is to always get the most "nutrient" bang for the "calorie" buck, and my favourite breakfast is one that is full of colour, nutrition, taste, and convenience. I typically start the day off with a cup of rooibos tea, two smoked salmon cigars (sliced Alaskan salmon rolled with cucumber, avocado, tomato, and onion), and a small bowl of cottage cheese with almonds. Those are some great sounding breakfasts! Yum. When you are fully on your game, what's your go to breakfast?

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