The Best Breakfast Ever

Posted on by Ben Bruno

No matter how busy I get, I always try to make it a priority to see my mom once a week. She lives about an hour away, which isn’t too bad, so usually I’m able to make it happen. The older I get, the more important it is to me (I also stop by and visit my grandmother on the way home, as she lives pretty close as well). Both of us are busy though, so we can’t always hang out for as long as we’d like, but we make the best of it. It’s definitely one of the high points of my week, no question about it.

 Lately we’ve been making a little Sunday morning ritual of getting breakfast. The place we go to is freakin awesome (The Golden Egg in Portsmouth, New Hampshire if you’re interested and from the Northeast), and I’m convinced I’ve found the best breakfast ever. That is subject to change, of course, but for now, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

 So what is it?

 A big ole’ omelette with shrimp, avocado, mushrooms, spinach, and feta cheese. It comes with a side of grilled tomato slices (also to die for) and I get a gluten-free blueberry muffin to go with it. It’s basically heaven on a plate. Plates, actually.

 If you are a foodie, definitely give this one a shot. If you don’t feel like making the trek to New Hampshire, which I can understand, you could try making it yourself. I wouldn’t dream of doing that because it violates all three of my cooking man-rules:

 1. Can’t take more than 15 minutes to make from start to finish.

2. Little to no prep time involved.

3. Little to no cleanup involved.

 If you’re like me and hate cooking, find somewhere you can get a “make-your-own” omelette and give this one a try. You won’t regret it.

 Oh yea, and visit you mom, or at least give her a call.

 Hope you’re getting your week started off right, and be sure to check out yesterday’s Good Reads if you haven’t already. Also, let me know what your favorite breakfast is in the comments below. I could always use some good ideas.


  • Greg

    I’ve done spinach, broccoli, low-fat mozzarella cheese, and diced tomato.

    • Ben Bruno

      That’s a good one too, Greg.

  • Joob

    Oatmeal with greek yogurt, nut butter, and berries is a favorite (and sometimes half a scoop of whey for an extra flavor). It fits all the man rules too.

    Not that I’m a man… but I’m lazy 🙂

    • Ben Bruno

      Haha, yea I guess the man rules are for anyone.

  • Josh T.

    Sounds delicious.

    Ben, I tried your “1.5 reps” scheme for Pistol Squats, as I’m running out of ways to make them difficult with what I have available, and boy do they make it more intense. Just wanted to stop by and say thanks for the idea man.

    • Ben Bruno

      Thanks for the note Josh. Glad you are liking those 1.5 pistols. They are tough for sure. Try using the slow eccentrics too.

  • Michael Brundle

    I have never had shrimp for breakfast…Prawns we call them here in Australia but I think I will try making this one of these days. I normally have a bowl of oats, natural yogurt, seeds, various unsalted nuts and some fresh milk. This gets me ready for hard days work and training.

    • Ben Bruno

      Michael, that sounds really good. Let me know how you like the prawns.

  • Jacob Søholm

    You linked to a banana/vanilla proteinpowder/oatmeal cake recipe in a previous good read.
    I really love baking (with all the prepping, cleaning and stuff) and eating cake, so this proteine packed cake has become a breakfast favorite. That is, after some tweaking with added pears, almonds, a little honey and double dose proteine powder 😀