What yoga instructors eat for breakfast
Yoga can be a major stress reliever and strength-builder. Tons of my nutrition clients include yoga as part of their weekly wellness routine to help them get centered before a busy day or unwind in the evening. What we eat can help foster a calm mindset and keep us energized. I generally recommend starting your day with a balance of protein, healthy fat, and complex carbs for slow-burning energy to get you through the morning.
Some higher-protein breakfast picks to try: eggs, plain yogurt or kefir, nuts, nut butter, or even protein powder if you need an on-the-go option. Some sources of healthy fats include avocado, oils (olive, sesame, coconut, etc), nuts, and seeds. Fruit, starchy veggies like sweet potatoes, whole grains, and beans, peas, and lentils are all great sources of complex carbs.
Sometimes, though, when you're heading to a morning class before you dive into the rest of your day, you may not feel up for a large breakfast. Who better to ask about breakfast options than yoga instructors themselves? I reached out to several to see how they start their day.