Eat Breakfast Like a Champion

As a U.S. Olympian, former pro football player and business owner, I am always looking for ways to increase my performance and production.

The foods we choose to eat have significant power in impacting our performance and production, along with our day-to-day and long term health.

What we eat, done correctly, can be a game changer!

During my first season in bobsled, I was traveling and competing in Europe with Team USA and had the chance to meet Dr. Scott Stoll who was on the 1994 U.S. Olympic Bobsled Team.

Dr. Stoll is a member of the Google FoodLab, serves on the advisory board at Whole Foods for their healthcare clinics and served as a member of the Whole Foods Scientific and Medical Advisory Board. Dr. Stoll is the Chairman of the board for The Plantrician Project.

He is also the author of Alive! which I would recommend.

Dr. Stoll was with us for a few weeks on the bobsled tour helping out as a doctor on staff and I was determined to question him until I knew the industry secrets.

What does it take to become an Olympian?

How important is food for peak performance?

Which foods will help get me there?

He gave me the answers to the test and I am here to pass them on. His family had been following a plan for years; they were delighted with it and it all starts with breakfast, as every good day does.

With the mentality that this smoothie is the correct blend of all I need to perform to my peak and it tastes good! This is the kick off to the day that fuels my greatest mindsets.

So every morning, I pull out my blender and make the most powerful breakfast known to man!

  • Blueberries (1/4 cup)

  • Raspberries (1/4 cup)

  • Strawberries (4 to 5 strawberries)

  • Almonds (1/4 cup)

  • Banana (1 banana)

  • Kale (2 to 3 kale leafs – I peal the kale off each leaf’s main stem)

  • Pomegranate juice (3/4 cup)

I like my smoothie chilled so I throw in a few ice cubes.

When I have the option to select organic vs. regular, I choose organic.

I have been following this breakfast routine for over a decade and it always gives me the energy I need for any day or work out ahead.

Stop by the grocery store, pick these ingredients up and start the day tomorrow like a champion.

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Johnny Quinn is a U.S. Olympian (Bobsled) and Speaker. He delivers thought-provoking and action-packed speeches to help increase performance and teamwork in business and in life. Companies that have hired Johnny to speak include: Toyota, Chick-fil-A, Cisco, Southwest Airlines, Wells Fargo, Zillow, LiftMaster, Fiserv and Lockheed Martin.

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