The 6 Best Breakfasts to Eat Before the SATs

Here are my top picks for meals that keep your brain focused and your body fueled up — so you can score big on this important exam.

Protein smoothie, Pre-exam breakfasts, Food Cures

Protein Smoothie

For a fast, no-fuss breakfast option, go for a delicious fruit smoothie packed with fiber, vitamins, minerals, and a shot of energizing protein. In a blender, combine 3/4 cup milk (use skim, soy, or almond milk), half a banana, a cup of frozen mixed berries, 3 to 5 ice cubes, and a scoop of protein powder. Though brands vary significantly, most powders provide 20 to 25 grams of protein per scoop, which is equivalent to about three ounces of grilled chicken. Blend until smooth and frothy, and pour into a travel cup — an easy, on-the-go meal for those hectic exam-day mornings.