A Few of Joan's Favorite Breakfast Recipes

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Joan Lunden

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As an avid health and wellness advocate I’ve learned eating breakfast is important to help wake up our brain and body. But being a mom of two sets of growing twins and spending a lot of time on the road for work I admittedly don't always find the time to eat a full heart healthy, brain boosting breakfast. But hey, we do what we can, right? 

On the days I find myself with some extra time in the morning I love to whip up these yummy and nutritious meals. Here are my favorite breakfast foods: 

My morning omelet:
I’m not a big sweets gal, so eggs and toast are usually my cup of tea. A handful of spinach, cut up cherry tomatoes, a few mushrooms and 1/3 of an avocado are the ingredients for my “go-to” breakfast omelet. Since I don’t have a cholesterol issue, I usually use 1 egg yoke along with egg whites – I like the extra protein.

Avocado Toast:
Avocado is my favorite food on the planet – I can never get enough! If I’m a little crunched for time and need something quick I toss a piece of 7-grain bread in the toaster. When it’s ready I just spread ½ of an avocado on top. Not only is avocado DELICIOUS, but it’s also considered a healthy fat and contains around 20 vitamins and minerals.

Note: If you are an egg lover like me, add a poached egg on top - yummy!

Green Smoothie:
When I was going through my chemotherapy treatment I was told by my nutritionist to drink a green smoothie filled with probiotics every morning.  Now, at first I was a little iffy on the idea of drinking my veggies, but I turns out I actually really enjoyed it. See the video below for my recipe! 



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About The Author
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Joan Lunden truly exemplifies today’s modern working woman. An award-winning journalist, bestselling author, motivational speaker, successful entrepreneur, one of America’s most recognized and trusted television personalities, this mom of seven continues to do it all. As host of Good Morning America for nearly two decades, Lunden brought insight to top issues for millions of Americans each day. The longest running host ever on early morning television, Lunden reported from 26 countries, covered 4 presidents and 5 Olympics and kept Americans up to date on how to care for their homes, their families and themselves.

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