What Do Health Experts Eat For Breakfast?

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What Do Health Experts Eat For Breakfast?

NATROPATH Victoria O’Sullivan

Most mornings I have a smoothie…quick and easy! Here’s my favourite recipe at the moment (it’s dairy-free because I have a lactose intolerance):

  • 1/2 cup berries (why: berries are low sugar, an antioxidant and nutrient rich, plus the collagen is great for your skin!)
  • 1 scoop Sun Warrior ice protein powder (why: protein is essential for energy and stabilising blood sugar helping us to feel full for longer and therefore manage our weight)
  • 100mL unsweetened almond milk (why: good source of calcium)
  • 1 cup filtered water
  • 1 tsp chia seeds (why: excellent source of calcium and essential fatty acids which are powerful anti-inflammatory fats)
  • 2 tsp psyllium husks (why: this water soluble fibre helps to absorb and eliminate toxins from the bowel)
  • 1 tsp maca powder (why: it’s an adrenal/energy tonic and is excellent for hormonal balance)

If you want to stay lean, strong and shredded: avoid breakfast. Our food-obsessed culture has battered people into the robotic ritual of gorging on a 'big hearty breakfast'. For me, it's the 'most important meal of the day'...to miss out! Skipping breakfast allows your body to process and use the mega-calories you ate for dinner the night before and even burn fat all morning, instead of stuffing more calories into you. I have water, herbal tea or a small apple or pear early on, then nothing until a chicken/fish/vegetable meal at about 1pm. Try it: it’s the easiest way to lose fat.



I’m either rushing off to clients or for a surf early in the morning so I don’t have loads of time to prepare a big meal. Plus I don’t feel like eating so much at that time of the morning so I generally have a light breakfast and a heartier brunch/lunch.

I have some fruit (usually watermelon, apple, banana or a drinking coconut) and an organic/single origin long black coffee with added gelatin, raw honey, a pinch of salt and a teaspoon of organic coconut oil. Sounds pretty strange, I know! Adding a bit of protein (gelatin), fat (coconut oil), salt and sugar (honey) helps keep my blood sugar up longer and my thyroid happier than if I just had something like fruit and coffee alone.


RUNNING COACH Michael Hennessy

After a long run or strength session I go for a high protein, high carb breakfast to help aid recovery and replenish fuel stores. My typical daily brekky is cereal (I love Kellogg’s Sustain) and milk, and always with sliced banana on top!

If I have more time on weekends I love poached eggs on toast with avocado, tomato salsa or relish and mushrooms. Not being a coffee drinker, a skim milk chocolate milkshake or banana smoothie tops it off perfectly!

And if I’m lucky after a long run, my wife sometimes makes me a chopped fruit salad and low-fat yoghurt with oats and chopped almonds over the top. Yum!



First thing in the morning is a coffee from my espresso machine – I never leave the house without one. Then I’ll whip a Super Smoothie with a good quality fat (coconut cream, oil or nut butter), a scoop of whey protein powder or yoghurt, frozen berries or whatever other fruit is lurking in my freezer, coconut water (to boost hydration and electrolytes – especially great after a morning workout) and a little fibre mix – all whizzed together in my blender. 

Weekends offer slightly more flexibility so it's usually eggs or steak and vegetables. To many people's disgust, I LOVE lambs fry and bacon – yep, for breakfast!

I don't consume a lot of carbs in the morning which I find helps keep me focused and doesn't give me that sluggish feeling a high-carb meal, such as oats, would. Afternoon and nighttime is when my body prefers a higher dose of carbs and it helps me fuel my workouts and sleep.





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