How does instructor, CORI ROOTZ fuel her family first thing in the morning? Rocking the boards most days at Core 3, Cori shares her tried and true healthy breakfast game plan for feeding and hydrating her cute family of 6!
How do you start the day?
To start the day, my go to foods include whole wheat cereals, Greek yogurt, cage fed eggs, dairy, almond or coconut milk. Oatmeal is also a very big deal at our house. My kids love it!! My kids aren't really big on the non - dairy types of milk so often I mix it in with fruit smoothies in hopes they don't figure me out! You can't go wrong with a nutrient rich fruit smoothie in the morning! For me and my hubby I often add a scoop of protein powder to my 'Green Monster' smoothie. After all, this is just the beginning of our day and we have a long way to go ;)
Cori's favorite 'Green Monster' smoothie recipe!
1 cup milk (Cori likes coconut milk)
1/2 cup plain, Greek yogurt
1 banana, frozen and chunked
1 tablespoon natural peanut butter
2 cups fresh spinach
1 cup ice cubes (optional)
And Hydrating, is it important to you?
Absolutely! My biggest ‘go to’ "go-to" to stave off hunger is WATER. My kids usually have a bottle with them and it's not often you will catch me without mine! I've been spotted with empty Oj bottles and other large containers filled to the brim. I use these containers as a gage to see how much water I've had in a day. I know that when I've had one whole bottle I've met my need. I usually refill 2-3 times to keep myself feeling hydrated.
My family and I are by no means perfect eaters but I try to teach healthy eating habits, balanced lifestyle choices and moderation. I eat and feed my body to be a strong and fast! I need to think clearly and have the endurance and energy to keep up with my kids and our lifestyle. I know I'm doing really well meeting my exercise and dietary needs when THEY are trying to keep up with ME!