15 Athlete Approved Breakfast Recipes

Allie Henderson Cooking, Healthy Habits, USANA Leave a Comment

For as long as most of us can remember, we’ve been told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It helps get your metabolism going, is linked to improved concentration and gives you that extra burst of energy you need to get your day going.

Whether you’re a cook-at-home or grab-on-the-go type of breakfast person, it’s easy to get stuck eating the same thing every day. If you’re looking for some new ideas, check out how these 13 professional athletes choose to start their days. 

Natalie Spooner

  • Professional Hockey player, Canada
  • Favorite USANA Product: USANA® Probiotic 

Chocolate Protein Pancakes

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 scoop Dutch Chocolate Nutrimeal™
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 a mashed banana
  • Dash of cinnamon (optional)
  • Top strawberries and yogurt, or almond butter and maple syrup
  • 8 oz. glass of water with stick of USANA® Probiotic 

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Caroline Wozniacki

  • Professional Tennis player, Denmark
  • Favorite USANA Product: USANA CellSentials

Slow Cooked Eggs over Avocado Toast

  • 1 English muffin, toasted
  • 1 avocado
  • 2 eggs, scrambled
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • USANA CellSentials™

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Brittany Bowe

  • Member of US Speedskating, Long Track
  • Favorite USANA Product: Dutch Chocolate Nutrimeal™

 Chocolate Banana Shake

  • 2 scoops with Dutch Chocolate Nutrimeal™
  • 1 banana
  • 2 TBSP almond butter
  • USANA® Probiotic
  • USANA AM SportsPak

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Monica Puig

  • Professional Tennis player, Puerto Rico
  • Favorite USANA Product: Booster C600™

Fresh Fruit with Cereal

  • Green tea
  • 1 ½ cup Cherrios and granola mix
  • 1 cup Organic Whole Milk
  • ½ kiwi
  • ¼ cup raspberries
  • ¼ cup strawberries
  • ¼ cup blueberries
  • 2 eggs, scrambled
  • Splash of olive oil to heat pan
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • USANA AM SportsPak

INSTRUCTIONS: Cut up and mix kiwi, raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries together in a for a nice colorful mix of fruit. Prepare eggs to your liking and top your cereal mix with some milk!

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Taylor Fletcher

  • Member of US Ski & Snowboard, Nordic Combined
  • Favorite USANA Product: Vitamin D

Overnight Oats

  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup Greek vanilla yogurt
  • 1 scoop French Vanilla Nutrimeal™
  • 2 TBSP honey
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • Diced up apple
  • Raisins
  • USANA AM SportsPak

INSTRUCTIONS: Mix it all together and store overnight.

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Bryce Campbell

  • Member of USA Rugby
  • Favorite USANA Product: USANA SportsPak

Avocado Toast and Sriracha Eggs

  • Avocado on whole grain toast
  • 2 eggs over medium with a drizzle of Sriracha
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • French Vanilla Nutrimeal™ with stick of USANA Probiotic
  • 2 mandarin oranges
  • USANA AM SportsPak

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Austin “No Doubt” Trout

  • Professional Boxer, USA
  • Favorite USANA Product: Dutch Chocolate Nutrimeal™

Banana and Raisin Oatmeal

  • Steel cut oats with sliced banana, raisins and honey
  • 2 slices of whole grain toast
  • 2 scoops Dutch Chocolate Nutrimeal™ with 12 oz. of water
  • USANA AM SportsPak

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Devin Logan

  • Member of US Ski & Snowboard, Freeskier
  • Favorite USANA Product: USANA SportsPak

PB&J Smoothie

  • 1 banana
  • 5 strawberries
  • 2 scoops French Vanilla Nutrimeal™
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 TBSP of peanut butter
  • 1 cup of spinach
  • ½ of an avocado
  • Add ice and blend
  • USANA AM SportsPak

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Genie Bouchard

  • Professional Tennis player, Canada
  • Favorite USANA Product: USANA CellSentials™

Eggs, Turkey Bacon and Oats

  • 3 eggs, scrambled
  • 1 TBSP olive oil
  • A dash of salt & pepper
  • 2 pieces of turkey bacon
  • 2 cups of steel cut oats
  • Handful of raspberries
  • 1 ½ cups non-fat milk
  • USANA AM SportsPak

INSTRUCTIONS: Heat frying pan until it is warm; add olive oil; heat until olive oil is hot then add eggs. Scramble eggs and add a dash of salt and pepper to taste. Microwave the bacon as instructed on the packaging. For the oatmeal, I bring the non-fat milk to a boil and add the oatmeal, stirring as necessary. Top off the oatmeal with fresh fruit of your choice!

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Alex Deibold

  • Member of US Ski & Snowboard, Snowboardcross
  • Favorite USANA Product: Booster C600™

French Vanilla Oats with Berries

  • 1/2 cup (per serving) steel cut oats
  • 1 scoop French Vanilla Nutrimeal™ added to oats before cooking (adds protein and thickens it just the right amount)
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup strawberries, quartered
  • 1 TBSP chia seeds
  • 1 TBSP real maple syrup
  • USANA AM SportsPak

INSTRUCTIONS: Bring water to a boil and add mixture of oats and Nutrimeal™ – this adds protein and thickens the oatmeal. Top with toppings of choice.

Almond Butter Toast (snack)

  • 1 slice multigrain bread, lightly toasted
  • 2 TBSP almond butter
  • 1 half banana, sliced
  • 1/2 TBSP raw honey

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Meaghan Mikkelson

  • Professional Hockey player, Canada
  • Favorite USANA Product: Prenatal CellSentials™

Lentil Porridge with Banana

  • 1/2 cup red lentils
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup soy milk
  • Agave nectar
  • Cinnamon
  • 1/2 banana sliced on top
  • 2 TBSP sliced almonds

Spinach and Banana Smoothie (snack)

  • 2 scoops French Vanilla Nutrimeal™
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 banana
  • Add ice and water and blend

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Zheng Saisai

  • Professional Tennis player, China
  • Favorite USANA Product: French Vanilla Nutrimeal™

Ham and Cheese Scramble

  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 red or green pepper, diced
  • 3/4 cup of ham, diced
  • Handful of cheese
  • 2 pieces wheat bread

INSTRUCTIONS: Mix together eggs, diced peppers, ham, and cheese and add to pan. After the bottom side gets a little bit brown, flip. After browning the other side, spread some sauce you like. Pepper, salt, salsa, whatever. Fold it and place on top of one piece of bread, and add the other piece of bread.

Raspberry Oats

  • 3 TBSP oatmeal
  • 1 TBSP raisins
  • Handful of raspberries

Add in a Nutrimeal™ shake with milk and USANA AM SportsPak.

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Chris Mazdzer

  • Member of USA Luge, Doubles
  • Favorite USANA Product: Rev3 Energy™

Smoked Salmon, Eggs and Fruit

  • 3 eggs, over medium
  • 2 pieces of toast with almond butter or a slice of avocado
  • Smoked salmon
  • Bowl of fruit
  • USANA AM SportsPak, BiOmega™, Gingko-PS™ and Vitamin D

Looking for more health-conscious recipes to add to your day? Try these out and let us know your thoughts.

**NOTE: USANA’s SportsPak is a custom and NSF-tested MyHealthPak supplied to USANA’s sponsored athletes. Its contents include USANA’s Vita-Antioxidant, Core Minerals, MagneCal D™, Procosa® and Proflavanol® C100.

*The mentioned athlete is either a distributor or dedicated user who has received compensation for their partnership and/or complimentary USANA products.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The products mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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