Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Morning Routine: On The Go

I realized this morning that I have one other possibility for my morning routine. As diligent as I am about my eating habits I still get lazy about going to the store just as anyone else would. On these mornings I have to get something to eat on the go before I hit my surf spot.

I hit the same 24 hour restaurant whenever I don't have food at home. It's a great little authentic Mexican cafe. Some people might think it's a "greasy spoon" type hole in the wall but it really isn't. There are a lot of smaller Mexican joints around here that are really quite health-conscious in many ways.

For example, at my little spot they make fresh juice that isn't squeezed/juiced until you order it. They also make everything to order and make things fresh every day. Many people don't realize how many authentic Mexican eateries serve fresh juices.

At any rate, my breakfast on the go is:

32 ounces of freshly squeezed OJ with carrot and celery juice
1 grilled fish taco with avocado

I only drink about 25% of the juice and have the rest after I am done with my surf session. One taco might seem small until you see it, it is rather large and is made with 2 corn tortillas with the fish and avocado inside. In addition, the place I go to gives you a small bag of corn tortilla chips with every order. I'll go ahead and allow myself to have 3 or 4 after my surf if it was especially strenuous. Otherwise I give them to someone at the surf spot or the office.

Some weeks I am really, really lazy and will have this breakfast as many as 3 times. Some weeks I am really good about going to the store or hubby has gone for me (I love that).

That concludes my morning routines - all three of them. Yep, unless I am on vacation in another city I will be doing one of the three scenarios that I have described this month.

Next, I'll post about lunch and dinner. I really don't snack very much at all. I know you're just dying to hear about it.

How many morning routines do you have?


Lindsay said...

Oh, gosh, my "on the go" default breakfast is cereal. Hopefully it's at least somewhat healthy granola, but still. Or, I just heat up leftovers from the night before since I'm one of those people who can eat anything in the morning.

Apryl DeLancey said...

Recently I had pasta with seafood and spicy tomato for breakfast. When we go out for dinner I pretty much always only finish half so the other half is automatic breakfast.

Niamh Griffin said...

The taco sounds great! Not so much choice here in Dublin; in winter it's a banana before running/speed walking followed by porridge and green tea when I get back. If I'm in a hurry, I'll make a banana and soda bread sandwich and grab a smoothie as I walk with mango, yogurt and berries. Or if we're heading out for a big hike, then rice + fish without too many chillies sets me up!

Apryl DeLancey said...

Yum, rice + fish sounds good for a big workout. All of your choices sound great!