Breakfast "Chump"-ion

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Breakfast of CHAMPIONS, not "chump"-ions

Everyone who is even remotely interested in health and fitness knows by now that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and I always skipped it. I was never hungry in the morning and just settled for my morning coffee to get me through to lunch. Problem is, I never made it to lunch and was famished by 10:30 in the morning. This of course led to eating whatever was closest (usually something from a vending machine). That's right. I was a breakfast "chump"-ion for a long time. But not anymore, thanks to some suggestions from my dietician Dave Grotto.

The problem was solved when Dave suggested that I make a smoothie with some healthy ingredients. I liked the idea so I gave it a try and it worked. I had no heavy feeling i usually associated with breakfast and was getting some much needed nutrients. The ingredients in the picture, from left to right are as follows:
1. Scoop of Whey Protein (available at most health food stores. I bought a huge 5lb bag for only $30 and change from Sams Club. Read about the health benefits here
2. Ground Flax seeds (available at most health food stores as well. This is used to get my fiber intake up. Again, I bought a big tub from Sams for like $10. Read about the health benefits of flax here
3. Frozen Blueberries
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4. Whole Banana
5. 1 1/2 cups of Skim Milk w Vitamin A and C added (most milk has these vitamins added)

The finished product...YUM!

I also add 2 fish oil pills (10 calories each) and a Mens Multivitamin supplement pill (0 calories). All together this "meal" is only 484 calories. Dave wants me at around 500-600 calories for breakfast, so I might add 12 unsalted almonds or pistachios to top it off. I can easily make it to lunch on this concoction and it tastes really good.

Do you have any healthy breakfast suggestions? If so, I'd love to hear them. Have a great day and I'll see everyone on Monday. I'll be talking about the benefits of gum chewing to curb the appetite so check back!


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You know how it goes. The kids come along, there’s less time for you and in trying to keep up with their busy lives, your eating choices aren’t always so hot.

Greg Ortiz is a 39-year-old south suburban man who, tried, with the Sun-Times’ help, once before to get back to the athletic — and thinner — guy he once was.

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