In a place like NYC — lively, spirited, and demanding our attention and effort from the moment we wake up — it can be difficult to remember to eat breakfast. With crazy time crunches in the mornings, it’s hard to squeeze in a meal before your 7am yoga class, let alone have time to digest and get ready for your day. Although there are some who can successfully do fasted workouts in the mornings (working out on an empty stomach), not every body functions the same. Personally, I can’t practice asana on an empty stomach. If I don’t eat anything prior to my practice, I get lightheaded and start thinking of all the things I’m going to eat right after savasana. The foods I’m envisioning in my head aren’t always the healthiest, and I’m no longer present in class.
My solution is to wake up each morning and make a smoothie bowl (gluten-free and vegan), packed with fresh fruit and nuts. It’s easily digestible since it’s more water-based, and the fruit offers both soluble and insoluble fiber to help start your day with the Right Nutrition. The nuts add a yummy crunch to the smoothie and helps pack in healthy fats and protein. Both recipes take around 10 minutes to prepare, but they can be prepped the night before if you’re short on time. — Meme Tsung
- Banana Dream Smoothie Bowl
- 1.5 bananas
- 1 handful of blueberries
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp almond butter
- 2 large ice cubes
- Chill in fridge for 10 minutes. Blend and top with cashews, rest of banana, blueberries, more chia and cinnamon
- Blueberry Bowl Smoothie Bowl
- 1/4 cup blueberries
- 1 handful of strawberries
- 1 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 3 ice cubes
- Blend all ingredients. Garnish with more blueberries, handful of cashews and some cinnamon! Ta-da!
Thanks to Meme for sharing this delicious post! Come and visit her in the studio for one of her lively, flowing classes!