Nutrition

This Is What the Classhoppers Eat for Breakfast

The best-friend duo has taken to Instagram class-hopping their way around Boston's hottest fitness studios and boutiques.


We don’t need to tell you that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. In this series, we’re asking top doctors, fitness pros, and dietitians for a sneak peek into their kitchens, so we can see what’s on their breakfast tables.


green smoothie

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Sam Carnall and Deanna Eng

Claim to Fame: 

Making their way around Boston one workout class at a time, this best-friend duo highlights their fitness and nutrition adventures on their increasingly popular Instagram account, @Classhoppers. Trying everything from trampoline barre to classes hosted by the new Outdoor Voices store at the Seaport to rooftop workouts for the summer solstice, Carnall and Eng make fitness look less like a chore and more like a fun social outing you should always do with your best pal. Why make it boring when it’s something we should all be doing a little bit of everyday?

Currently, the duo is loving SLT’s megaformer class, the Booty By Brabants cardio dance class, and CorePower’s C2 yoga class. They try to hit up one new studio per week, since that’s what Classhoppers is all about. Juggling full-time jobs, workouts, and a social life, Carnall and Eng say nutrition is huge for them.

What They Ate: 

Both say their go-to breakfast is a green smoothie, chock full of healthy fats, fiber, and protein to keep them full and energized longer.

Sometimes they’ll tweak the recipe for whatever they have on hand, but this is the preferred version right now:

  • 1/2 frozen avocado, which they say makes for an ice cream-like consistency
  • 1 cup (or big handful) of greens like spinach, kale, or whatever is in your refrigerator
  • A few chunks of frozen pineapple or mango
  • Scoop of vanilla plant-based protein (their favorite brands are ALOHA and Vega)
  • 3/4 cup coconut water
  • Optional: 1 scoop unflavored collagen (they go fo Vital Proteins)
  • Optional: Maca powder for a natural energy boost
  • Optional: Probiotic/Prebiotic powder to support gut health (they like GoLive’s unflavored packets)

Why They Chose It: 

Via email, the two explained their highly portable choice: “We’ve really prioritized incorporating more plant fiber, plant-based proteins and healthy fats into our diets this year, and we’ve seen great results by swapping in this high-protein/fat option as opposed to a higher-carb breakfast like overnight oats or sugary protein bars.”

That’s not to say you should give up your overnight oats or protein bar. Carnall and Eng advise that it’s important to find something that works for you—a little planning upfront pays off big time when upping your nutrition game.