Whenever I run early in the morning, I find myself getting hungry for a snack before lunch. I’ll have my normal oatmeal breakfast, have a snack bar mid morning and a late lunch. I would rather have higher calorie and nutrient dense breakfast that will keep me full until lunch.
This week I switched things around for breakfast. It is still warm enough in the morning to enjoy a smoothie (it even feels warmer after a morning run), so I have to take advantage of it before Fall season officially arrives.
I was sent samples of Vega Complete Whole Food Health Optimizer so I can take the Vega Breakfast Challenge. The challenge compares your typical breakfast to Vega products, in terms of nutrients.
However, there are days where I want to start my day with an extra nutritious breakfast to power me thru the day. Vega WFHO is a great breakfast option. It taste great mixed into a smoothie and it is also gluten free, dairy free, and sugar free.
I made a thick green smoothie using the Vanilla Chai flavor.
1 C almond milk
2 big handful of fresh spinach
1/2 frozen banana
1 T sunflower seed butter
10 ice cubes (or more if you want it thicker)
Optional: 1/2 teaspoon guar gum, 1/2 teaspoon xantham gum (these make your smoothie thicker)
Extra thick smoothie that I loved eating using a bowl and spoon, topped with sprinkle of granola. Smoothie in a bowl.
Here’s the nutrient comparison between my everyday breakfast and 1 serving/packet of the Whole Food Healthy Optimizer. The calorie count is not accurate on the right column because it doesn’t include my smoothie add-ins.
But look at the nutrients packed in one bowl?
I couldn’t believe how much nutrients were packed into this bowl. It kept me satisfied and full until lunch.
I have used Vega products off and on for a year now and I think it’s definitely worth adding it into my breakfast rotation.
Flashback Post –> Attending Vega seminar and meeting Brendan Brazier last year.