What Is Your Favorite Breakfast?

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Since I wake up in the morning with just enough time to get myself ready–I don’t make myself breakfast at home, like ever.

The breakfast choices in NYC are endless. There is deli after deli right next to each other trying to outdo each other on the biggest and baddest breakfast for the cheapest price. (I wish lunch was this way!!)

These choices can get super overwhelming sometimes. I remember when I first started at my job 7 years ago, I used to follow the crowd and get loaded sandwiches, platters or even just a plain bagel with butter.

It would do its job and fill me up but it did nothing for me nutritionally.

The Protein Fight Club promotes getting your day started with a glass of Milk, there are 8 grams of quality protein to keep you filled up plus all of the awesome nutrients that are packed in one glass!

Since the weather has turned chilly, I’ve been making my oatmeal at work. I am not a fan of water with oatmeal, I drink it with Milk only! It’s the only way my mom made it for me, and I can’t have it any other way. The cool part about that is that I get all the good stuff from the Milk AND the oatmeal! Win win!


Another yummy way to start your day off is with this yummy smoothie recipe. I tried these when I went to Interview Stephanie McMahon and Triple H for the protein fight club and it was delicious!

Protein-Packed Berry Burst Smoothie



Combine first five ingredients in the carafe of a blender. Cover and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, blend the mixture until smooth. Top with chopped walnuts.
Makes 1 serving (4 ounces milk per serving)


1 packet – plain instant oatmeal
½ cup – fat free or lowfat milk
½ cup – strawberries, hulled, chopped
1 tablespoon – honey
1/8 teaspoon – ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon – walnuts, chopped

There are also some more yummy recipes:

Protein-Packed Latte

Banana Smash-Down Sushi

Protein Fight Club Frittatas

This concludes my posts for the Protein Fight Club. Sad, because I had a blast talking about one of my favorite beverages!


What is your favorite breakfast?

Do you like the recipes?

Do you eat breakfast right away or do you wait a while after you wake up?



Mommy. Fitness Addict. Socialite.
Schnelle "Nellie" Acevedo is a busy mom of two young boys (3 and 6), she is an Account Manager by day and a self proclaimed fitness junkie by night. Brooklyn Active Mama is a body positive community that focuses on demonstrating to all women that you can always find time for fitness. A recent running addict, Nellie has completed 7 Half Marathons and is currently training for the New York City Marathon on 11/1/2015. Nellie also is a co-founder of the annual A Healthy U Conference which is a conference dedicated to helping women improve their mental, spiritual and physical health. Nellie is a licensed Zumba instructor in Brooklyn. You can find Nellie on TwitterInstagramFacebookPinterest, PeriscopeGoogle Plus.


  1. So first of all, I LOVE to eat. Second, I really love breakfast and I wish I could step out my door and have a plethora of options and not just cows and neighbors! Second, I just stocked up on oatmeal yesterday because it’s my fav winter breakfast and I definitely do not put water in it! I love the smoothie idea – I wouldn’t think to put oatmeal in it?? And the banana sushi? LOVE it! Thanks for all the great breakfast tips. Now I have to go make my oatmeal…
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    • LOL at cows and neighbors :) My oatmeal is so my go to breakfast especially when it gets cold outside. Such a classic meal!

  2. I don’t eat till way after my workout – sometimes I wait till lunch (awful, I know). When I do grab breakfast I like hard boiled eggs with some salt & pepper!!!
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  3. I use milk in my oatmeal, too! :) And my kids adore smoothies!-Ashley
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  4. ok it goes with my post today—but it’s TRUE :-)
    protein pancakes
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  5. We love smoothies here and my husband is a huge fan of berries in his. So I am totally pinning this one for him. Thanks Nellie!! :)
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  6. Looks yummy. I wish we had NYC options. I’m usually stuck w Starbucks oatmeal or anything I can eat while I drive to court for breakfast.
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  7. I tried doing my own smoothies twice but gave up after they kept tasting horrible I just buy a smoothie from bk or mickey d saves money because I am not wasting anything. I normally don’t eat til around 11 after all my emails are checked and I finish yapping on the phone in the mornings. By that time its brunch so I eat something huge and normally don’t eat the rest of the day if I do its something light.
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  8. I really love eggs, but lately I’ve been getting sick of them. So thank you! How many cheese sticks can I really keep adding to my breakfast before that gets old too?
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  9. Oh we love smoothies! And if I had all those breakfast choices I’d be so happy! My wallet would not though! I almost never eat breakfast (unless I eat dinner leftovers) because I don’t like to clean up the mess, but I love eggs!
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  10. Breakfast at my house is horrible. We usually have grits, eggs, and 2-3 meats with toast. Sometime we substitute the grits for pancakes. I need to try smoothies because I need a healthier option.

  11. The banana sushi is super cute and creative! I want to try the smoothie. I eat yogurt and oatmeal just about every morning now. Time to switch it up a bit. :)
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  12. my favorite breakfast is a egg, turkey bacon and thin bagel sandwich. i use to have breakfast every morning when i was working. not that i’m not working i’m sleeping later and waking up earlier so i’m technically skipping breakfast although i’m eating shortly after i wake up. i just realized that i might not be making much sense.

    i would love to try making some smoothies for breakfast to start switching things up.

  13. waking up later *

  14. I regularly have those ingredients. I might give it a shot!
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  15. Mmmm. I miss oatmeal with milk. Right now, I am loving my Herbalife Cafe Latte shake. I make it with plain ol water and I swear I am drinking iced coffee every morning. Plus it’s super quick.
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  16. I love smoothies for breakfast..and I also put oatmeal in mine. I usually make a huge one and have it last for two days so I don’t have to blend breakfast every morning. I should try your strawberry version. Yum!
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  17. I used to be a water with my oatmeal girl. But then a few years ago I started making my own oatmeal packets with powdered milk. Now I put my old fashioned oats in a jar with some milk and cinnamon the night before, and it just takes a minute or so to warm up some creamy, good-for-you oats! Thanks for the other great recipes!
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  18. The banana smash down smoothie made me smile. I am all about PNB and banana for breakfast. It’s at the top of my list!
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  19. Yummy! I love a smoothie. That’s about all I can handle during the breakfast hours. I do like the banana smash down shush. Very cute!
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  20. Breakfast is a MUST for me! I eat it every morning and Pookah does too. I need something fillinf in the morning! I can’t do smoothies, I have got to have protein somewhere in my meal. during the week, I usually have oatmeal with milk, AWESOME. And a boiled egg in there too.

  21. What a great idea!! I love smoothies for breakfast, but I usually make just fruit and spinach smoothies, so I need to eat some nuts with them to give me breakfast a bit of protein!
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