I’ve been searching for a good, nutritional breakfast solution for quite some time. I don’t train in the mornings as much as I used to; instead, I’m in a rush to get ready for school while going through my baby’s wake-up routine. The easiest thing would be to chug some coffee and run out the door, but the mid-morning crash is brutal. Plus I have a big appetite in the morning, and the temptation to hit up the Dunkin Donuts drive-thru is tough to resist. What’s a new dad to do?
Here’s my version of an instant breakfast. I mix 1/4 cup of Great Lakes Gelatin (24 grams of protein) with a serving of Garden of Life Super Green Formula in either water or almond milk. The gelatin is collagen hydrolysate meaning that it’s excellent for your joints, bones, and ligaments (important as I’m coming off a lower back injury). It’s also flavorless, easy to mix, and it is derived from grass-fed beef. I’ve written about the Super Green Formula many times on the blog, and I try to have at least two servings a day. It does have a strong flavor, but mixed with almond milk it tastes pretty good. If I make this healthy breakfast shake with water, I add some stevia to sweeten things up a bit.
Overall, this shake is easy to make, and it curbs cravings throughout the morning. It promotes muscle growth and joint health thanks to the gelatin. You can read more about the benefits of high-quality gelatin here. You could easily add it to other beverages as well for an extra boost.
What do you have for breakfast that helps benefit your martial arts training and your overall health? Please let us know in the comments!