Friday, June 17, 2011

Breakfast of Champions

It's very easy to neglect the first, and many would say, the most important meal of the day; breakfast. This is especially true for those of us who are not only busy, but also not interested in the plethora of American convenience foods available to us in the a.m.. It's true, breakfast is a vital meal because its the beginning of your day, its the kick you are giving your mind and body to get going. So what kinds of foods can you prepare for yourself in the morning as part of a nutritious vegan breakfast? Well that depends on how much time you have! Here's an idea that works well for the active individual who needs energy to face a busy day:
  • Hash browns (throw in mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, etc..)
  • Guacamole ---- 2-3 Tblsp
  • Black beans ----- 1/2-1 cup
  • fruit juice ----- try orange-pineapple
  • 1 banana
Fry those hash browns up with some olive oil or cook them on a non-stick pan in the oven. Add the guacamole and black beans on top of the hash browns. Throw a little salsa on top of that jewel too! Grab a banana and a glass of juice, and you're good to go. Not only does this breakfast taste good, its a high performance meal that could be incorporated into any athletes' diet. In fact, the vegan diet is optimal for high endurance athletes seeking to improve their performance. Carl Lewis, 9 time American track and field gold medalist, said that a vegan diet allowed him to eat more while he trained and that it actually improved his edge. You will see many articles on this blog about athletic performance and the vegan diet, because that is a primary focus of this site. There is mounds and mounds of scientific evidence that proves a plant-based diet is conducive to athletic performance and longevity in general.

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