We've got our healthy breakfast, but here 23 of the world's top health experts share their favorite way to fuel up, from classics like oatmeal, high-protein smoothies, and eggs, to more creative first meals that don't happen until noon.
1. Barry Jay, Co-Founder of Barry’s Bootcamp
In this past year, I've returned to being a vegan. My breakfasts tend to vary, depending on my mood. Typically it’s either oatmeal with natural almond or peanut butter, whole-grain bread with almond butter, or a protein shake consisting of almond milk, PlantFusion protein powder, peanut butter, and banana.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. David Katz, M.D., M.P.H., Director of Yale University Prevention Research Center and Author of Disease Proof
6. Brett Hoebel, Fitness Expert and Creator of 20 Minute Body @bretthoebel
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.
7. 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.