What Yoga Teachers Eat for Breakfast
Here's how they get the energy to do all those chaturangas and headstands. Not to worry, though: There is still some coffee involved.
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The Avocado Toast Enthusiast
It may come as no surprise that yoga teachers love creamy, crunchy avocado toast as much as the rest of us do. Yet Chellis Ying
, who teaches writing all day and yoga in the evenings in San Luis Obispo, CA, has a new twist on the ubiquitous open-face sandwich. After spreading avocado on a slice of toasted multi-grain bread, she tops it with an egg fried in olive oil (the protein keeps her energized), a dash of salt and pepper and a drizzle of sesame oil. It's an unexpected touch that gives the dish a nutty, toasty flavor. And while many of the instructors we talked to skip caffeine completely, Ying finds a little kick to be helpful in the morning. But instead of the usual coffee, she prefers chai tea
with almond milk; its nutty flavor complements the sesame oil in her meal.