7 Weekday Breakfasts of Successful People (Us)

April  1, 2016

What if we told you... that you could learn to make this? Or this? That you could make pasta dough like a chef, and then eat it while sipping a fine cocktail from a fine glass set on a fine tablecloth? That you could dabble in squid ink and fermentation, keep a SCOBY alive? Brew beer? That you could achieve immense kitchen success... just like us?

The secret to our success: Breakfast! Everybody knows it's the most important meal of the day. And while we can't promise that any of the recommended meals below will give you the power (or the desire) to stuff a squash inside a squash, as we ingeniously did, they might just give you the boost you're looking for.

Bowl of yogurt (whole milk or coconut) with fruit.

The ultimate in why-didn't-i-think-of-that healthful breakfast options.

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Option to incorporate breakfast into your morning yoga routine, saving you time: Choose a shallow bowl (hand-crafted recommended) and position it between your shoulder-width-apart hands. Proceed with surya namaskara, lapping the yogurt from your chaturanga before sliding into upward-facing dog. Added fruit recommended for advanced yogis only.

$200 smoothie.

Think of it as an investment in the day. (Besides, you have to spend money to make money, right?) We've heard there's a great recipe on this website! Alternatively, this kale one, by us of course, is pretty good, too.

Egg (cage-free) sandwich.

Exactly what you're thinking, but switched: two eggs (hard-cooked recommended), one piece of bread in between them. Get it? Protein!

Those two-ingredient egg-banana pancakes. But waffled!

You're on top of the trends, right? (Success depends on it.) You can waffle anything.

Overnight oats with chia seeds, flax seeds, cashew cream, maca powder, bee pollen.

Make breakfast while you sleep! Plus, fiber is said to help with cognitive health, so why not really pack it in there? Cashew cream means no dairy to weigh you down. A stirred-in teaspoon of expensive, tuber-derived powder said to increase stamina and reduce stress—among other things? Can't hurt. And bee pollen? As the greats put it: Duh.

Pure granulated caffeine dissolved in freshly squeezed organic grapefruit juice.

You'll never know it's there. Until the shakes set in.

Avocado toast (sprouted multigrain bread).

C'mon. You already knew this one.

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vanessa April 2, 2016
was super excited about pure granulated caffeine, until reading that it's super dangerous, easily fatal, and rapidly becoming illegal for sale per the FDA since anything over 1/16 of a teaspoon is considered too much. maybe not exactly the breakfast of champions
Cristina S. April 1, 2016
"Pure granulated caffeine dissolved in freshly squeezed organic grapefruit juice." Does this come in IV form, like a banana bag, or must you drink it?
Rhonda35 April 1, 2016