By now we all know Phillip Lindsay, one of the star running backs for the Denver Broncos. Though he is only 24, Phillip has been a standout in Colorado football for many years.  Born in Aurora, Colorado, Phillip attended South High School in Denver where he became the school’s all-time leading rusher with 4,587 yards. He then went on to play for the University of Colorado in Boulder where he set the school record in all-purpose yards (5,760) and yards from scrimmage (4,683).  Not bad! With a record like that it is no surprise that the Denver Broncos scooped him up this year. And thus far this season, he has not disappointed local fans!


As a Denver breakfast restaurant, we are naturally curious to know what Phillip Lindsay eats for breakfast. (Phillip, if you are reading this, let us know!) Our best guess is that he’s on a fairly strict diet fit for a pro-athlete.  Most athletes will start the day with a large breakfast mixing lean protein, carbs, and fats. Based on nutritionist recommendations, we have a few ideas for what Phillip Lindsay, and all those other aspiring NFL players out there, should have for breakfast!



All nutritionist agree that athletes need healthy carbohydrates to fuel them on the field. Healthy carbs might include fruit, veggies, whole grain cereal like oatmeal, or whole grain toast.  With this recommendation in mind, we think Phillip should try our Fiesta Bowl which includes non-fat greek yogurt, homemade granola, and fresh seasonal fruit, or perhaps a bowl of our Old Fashioned Oatmeal topped with skim milk, brown sugar and raisins.



All athletes need protein to help build muscle and provide sustained energy on the field.  Great sources of breakfast protein (which also contain fats) are eggs, nuts, seeds, peanut butter, milk, cheese, yogurt and meat. At the Original Pancake House in Denver, we think Phillip Lindsay might enjoy our Vegetarian Omelette, with fresh broccoli, tomatoes, onions, and swiss, or perhaps our Mediterranean Omelette filled with fresh spinach, sun dried tomatoes and feta.  Either way, he’d be getting a good serving of healthy protein and veggies. He might also enjoy adding our Turkey Sausage Patties on the side for extra energy!


To Phillip Lindsay, and all our football players out there, best of luck to you this season!  If you ever need to fuel up before a game, or even a practice, we’d love to host you! Let’s go BRONCOS!