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If You're Not Eating Salads For Breakfast, Please Read This Post

Hot take: It IS easy being green.

Hi, I'm Sam, and I eat salad for breakfast.

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I call it... breakfast salad.

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Recently, I have become something of a breakfast salad microinfluencer.

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And I started to ask myself... why isn't everyone doing this?

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Is it because people were simply not aware that you're ALLOWED to eat a salad for breakfast?

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Because you are.

Or is it because you're simply afraid to try?

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Either way, allow me to explain the magic of the breakfast salad.

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First, let's define the breakfast salad:

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Haters will say it needs to have an egg on it to make it breakfast, but remember this: They are wrong. My personal breakfast salad is just kale, chickpeas, lemon juice, grape tomatoes, cracked pepper, and hemp seeds.

So, why eat breakfast salad? Because it gives you all your vitamins and minerals right when you wake up...

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Dark leafy greens alone are full of a ridiculous amount of minerals.

...and yet it's also more substantial than a smoothie, so it's not as sad.

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Smoothies are liquid sadness, don't @ me.

Also, forget the "light salad" discourse: Breakfast salad can be hearty AF.

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Fruits, nuts, peppers, falafel... it's your first meal of the day, so it can and SHOULD be filling.

It'll leave you feeling insanely healthy for the rest of the day...

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Imagine the life-affirming feeling of PLANTS coursing through your veins all day.

...so that when you inevitably get drunk and order fries later on, your breakfast salad is inside you going "Actually, folks, this is fine."

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Guess what? You ate salad in the morning. Do whatever the heck you want at night.

Also, your gut is going to LOVE you.

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Had to No. 2 it to 'em, anyone?

Like, you're about to be so regular.

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We're talking brag-to-your-friends regular.

But don't just take it from me! Listen to my faithful converts:

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Shout out to @ahoysamantha for opening my eyes to the light of the breakfast salad.

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To sum up: I am the messiah of the breakfast salad.

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If you actually HATE salad, then feel free to walk away from this powerful and inclusive religion.

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I don't know how to help you.

But if you're open to the good word of breakfast salad, try starting your day with it?

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  1. SO, ARE YOU GOING TO TRY BREAKFAST SALAD?

    SO, ARE YOU GOING TO TRY BREAKFAST SALAD?

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SO, ARE YOU GOING TO TRY BREAKFAST SALAD?
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    No, I will continue on in blissful ignorance of what could be
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    Sure, I'll give it a shot and report back