Dana Slatkin

My Power Breakfast

Power BreakfastHow do you start your day? If the word that comes to mind is gently, I’m jealous. Because when I think of my morning routine, I get the sweats.

It starts when I am awakened at 6 a.m. with a pounce from my bed-headed, footsie-pajama’d four-year-old. And it’s nonstop from there. Throw on clothes. Race to the kitchen, guzzle coffee, toss lunchboxes in backpacks. Rush, rush, rush. Off we go.

We all know breakfast is essential to getting a jump on the day. But, too often, it’s lost in the shuffle, sacrificed to a few more precious minutes of sleep. So here is my solution: put it between two slices of bread.

Delicious, energizing, and five-minutes to prepare, this breakfast sandwich is more satisfying than a protein shake, more nutritious than a waffle. No stove or utensils required.

If time is on your side, you can add avocado, tomato, greens, sprouts, pumpkin butter, your favorite chutney, or whatever you crave in the morning. Just squash it all down, wrap in a napkin or foil, and go.

With its balance of protein, good fats and sprouted grains, plus no added sugar, this is a breakfast with staying power. I’ve made it every morning this week and my energy has yet to tank…even mid-morning, when that Dirty Chai is starting to wear off.

Breakfast goes down easier with these delicious coffee concoctions!

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Photo credit: tomatotalk.earthfare.com

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