Eat Your Lunch

We know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but that doesn't mean we can or should skip lunch. Eating several hours after breakfast helps re-energize your body and fights against brain drain by raising blood sugar levels. Your mid-day meal keeps your metabolism revved up from the kick start you gave it hours earlier at breakfast. We asked a few of our Ambassadors what they pack for lunch when they're on the go all day. Amy Ippoliti - "My favorite power meal for lunch is a chopped salad of green leaf lettuce, red peppers, jicama, cucumbers, artichoke hearts, topped with TruRoots Sprouted Mung Beans and Quinoa, dressed in lemon garlic dressing." Chelsey (YogaSlackers) - "Around lunch time I'm usually out on the trails or high up on a mountain somewhere so my lunches are usually what ever energy food I have in my pack- these days its Picky bars, Chia bars, Cliff blocks and dried fruit, with some tailwind in my bladder to wash it all down! When I get done with a big ride, run or ski, I have a protein power smoothie complete with almond milk, peanut butter, protein powder and a banana." Raquel (YogaSlackers) - "When we are teaching long workshops we like to have a protein rich breakfast: eggs, black beans and hash browns. We always make extra beans! Our recipe is quick, easy to make and we can carry all the ingredients in the Peace Love Car (PLC). Plus the beans can be eaten with chips, tortillas or on their own. It is our perfect power snack for lunch on long busy days." Robin Martin - "My go-to power packed lunch is a smoothie - fruit with yogurt - and a salad with spinach, quinoa, black beans, cashews, a little gorgonzola and some balsamic." Well, now our mouths are watering. When packing your lunch go for whole foods and protein to your refresh your focus and revive your mental clarity.