When you jump out of bed at the buzz of your alarm for an early morning workout, eating breakfast might be the last thing on your mind. But after fasting all night, your energy stores are depleted — and the last thing you want to hear during a grueling workout is your stomach growl.

While simple carbohydrates found in sports drinks, energy gels and cereal provide a quick source of energy, they might not sustain you through a longer workout. Pairing these energy-boosting carbohydrates with a small amount of healthy fat and protein is the best way to ensure sustained energy while working out.

On Tuesday, I"ll post a new article that lists 17 great options, including links to recipes.

UPDATE: here's the link to this article!

Chad