What 50 Famous People Eat for Breakfast
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The world is seriously fascinated with the daily lives of the rich and famous- people want to know that they live ‘normal’ lives just like us! Where do they shop? What do they wear to the gym” and what do they eat? Breakfast, often considered the most important meal of the day, tends to be more routine than the subsequent meals of the day. People often turn to the same foods day after day for their first meal, relying on whatever it is to start the day on the right footing.

So what exactly do some of the most recognizable names in the world rely upon to get going each morning? Could their nourishing breakfasts be something that is fueling their success? Smoothies, eggs and green juices seem to be a trend among many of the names on our list, coincidence? I think not..! after all when you live in the spotlight, the pressure to be constantly camera-ready can be pretty strong and celebrities often have a slew of nutritionists, trainers, dieticians and private chefs to cut out the guesswork when it comes to making the perfect first meal of the day.

If you want to see where how your breakfasts compare simple click on to discover what 50 famous people eat for breakfast!

Al Roker

Al Roker

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The Today Show weather forecaster, who lost a huge amount of weight after undergoing a gastric bypass, usually has his breakfast between filming segments. Between 7:40 and 8:14 a.m. he turns to a protein smoothie made with protein powder, fiber powder, 8 ounces of almond milk, frozen berries, ginger, a little agave nectar, and sometimes almond butter, according to Bon Appétit.

Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington

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Founder of The Huffington Post and former editor-in- chief and CEO of Thrive Global Arianna Huffington sticks to a simple, healthy breakfast. She told CNN that her first meal of the day consists of “fresh fruit, poached eggs, and two hot cups of Bulletproof coffee.”

Art Smith

Art Smith

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Chef, restaurateur and award-winning cookbook author Art Smith told Extra Crispy: “I love boiled eggs, and I put za'atar on them. Then I have a cup of Turkish coffee. Every place I travel in the world has their own take on breakfast, and many times I want to return to them. Maybe I can't fly, but I can eat. I love having these wonderful little tidbits of deliciousness from my trips. Food is like a time capsule. It takes you back. So the za'atar I picked it up in Jerusalem, the Turkish coffee I picked up in Istanbul — for me, it's a way to reconnect.”

Ashley Tisdale

Ashley Tisdale

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The actor and singer famous for her villainous role in High School Musical starts her day with an egg-white omelette, fresh fruit, and whole-wheat toasts, according to Seventeen.

Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck

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When training for his role as Batman, Affleck relied on egg whites and oatmeal (the old-fashioned, steel-cut kind) as his morning carbohydrate and protein shakes before and after workouts to get into the fighting-fit shape needed to play the Dark Knight.

Beyonce Knowles

Beyonce Knowles

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“I always have breakfast — say, scrambled egg whites, a vegetable smoothie, or whole-grain cereal with low-fat milk,” the singer-actress-superstar revealed to Shape.

Bobby Flay

Bobby Flay

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Food Network star Bobby Flay told Bon Appétit that breakfast “usually consists of something like Greek yogurt with some fresh berries and honey or pomegranate molasses. Or I'll make a smoothie with Greek yogurt and blueberries. My favorite smoothie is really simple: Greek yogurt, lots of fresh blueberries, and at Whole Foods they have this juice, it's a black currant juice, and that's what I use in my smoothie."

Brooklyn Decker

Brooklyn Decker

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The model, actress, and Sports Illustrated cover girl told US Weekly: “For breakfast, I usually have Greek yogurt and lots of berries or an egg-white omelette."

Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood

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Singer and songwriter Carrie Underwood loves to start her day with Kashi cereal. "I don't know what I would do without my Kashi cereal," she told Eat This Not That.

Chris Hemsworth

Chris Hemsworth

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Playing a god means actor Chris Hemsworth needs to fuel up before hitting the gym. To get into shape for his role of Thor, he typically began each day with a four-egg omelette and some oats.

Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy Teigen

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The supermodel, TV host, best-selling cookbook author told Bon Appétit that she and husband John Legend “eat the same breakfast every day. We are like robots. I always do two eggs over easy with avocado and turkey bacon — we enjoy the taste of it more than pork. I carve it all up into a bowl so it's like a slop, and I load it with salt and pepper and Cholula."

Diane Von Furstenberg

Diane Von Furstenberg

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The Belgian-American fashion designer, famous for her iconic wrap dress, is a big fan of yogurt. She told Harper’s Bazaar: “For breakfast, I eat fruit — pomegranates, kiwi, papaya — sometimes with yogurt and black coffee.”

Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson

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To maintain his enormous physique, actor, producer, and professional wrestler Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson relies on 5,000 calories a day. His breakfast (one of seven meals) often includes 10 ounces of cod, two whole eggs, and two cups of oatmeal.

Emma Watson

Emma Watson

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The actress, famous for her role as Hermione in Harry Potter and more recently as Belle in Beauty and the Beast, likes to start her day with eggs. "I make a really amazing egg tortilla in the morning," the 26-year-old star told Marie Claire. "It's my special thing. I make guacamole, salsa, and scrambled eggs, and then I cook the tortilla. It's pretty simple, really, but yummy.”

Giada De Laurentiis

Giada De Laurentiis

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The Italian-born American Food Network star loves olive oil — after all, she is Italian. Her breakfast is a classic with a twist: oatmeal with olive oil. It's "the simplest thing on the planet, but one of my favorite things to have for breakfast," Giada said in an interview about her cookbook Feel Good Food.

Guy Fieri

Guy Fieri

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Unlike so many of the names on this list, you won’t see Guy Fieri having eggs for breakfast — he hates them! Instead, the host of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives favors ham and stone-ground grits with red-eye gravy, a hearty meal that will certainly keep one’s appetite at bay until lunchtime.

Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum

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The TV host, actress, and former supermodel keeps runway-ready by starting each day with 3 organic scrambled egg whites with spinach, spring onions and parsley, a small bowl of fresh fruit and teas without milk, according to Women’s Health.

Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman

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To prepare for his role as Wolverine, Jackman had to eat a whopping 5,000 calories a day to bulk up. To lose fat, he began the day with a breakfast that consisted of four poached eggs, smoked salmon, and half an avocado. To put on healthy weight, on the other hand, he indulged in a large bowl of oatmeal with cinnamon, six scrambled eggs with ham and spinach, and two slices of rye bread toasted with peanut butter, his trainer, David Kinsbury, told Metro News.

Ina Garten

Ina Garten

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The Barefoot Contessa likes to keep things simple when it comes to breakfast, “I’ve had the same thing for breakfast every day for 10 years,” she told Bon Appétit. “Coffee and McCann’s Quick Cooking Irish oatmeal with lots of salt.” Why salt? “I don’t want it to taste like wallpaper paste,” Garten added.

Jack Dorsey

Jack Dorsey

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The internet entrepreneur, co-founder and CEO of Twitter and Square, enjoys two hard-boiled eggs with soy sauce for his breakfast.

Jake Gyllenhaal

Jake Gyllenhaal

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To prepare for his role in the 2015 movie Southpaw, Gyllenhaal ate 6 to 7 meals a day. He told Bodybuilding.com that his "diet would consist of lots of eggs, chicken, fish, bananas, apples, almonds, cacao beans, raisins, goji berries, rye bread, pasta, couscous and potatoes, and lots of steamed vegetables and salad: avocado, tomatoes, broccoli, and other dark-green leaves. Nothing was fried, and everything was as natural as possible. I would drink plenty of water throughout the day, as well."

Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston

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"I've got three different [favorite breakfasts]," actress Jennifer Aniston told Bon Appétit. "Sometimes it's a smoothie — bananas, cherries, a protein powder of some sort, almonds, cacao powder, and all sorts of other weird antioxidant stuff I can't remember — with almond milk. Other times I have eggs over-easy — I crack them into a bowl and I'll add a white or two into that and pour it all into the pan to get more protein sans too much yolk-age. I'll have that with avocado toast sprinkled with olive oil and salt and pepper. The other option is oatmeal with egg whites whipped into it right at the end."

Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba

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Jessica Alba, actress, model, and co-founder of the non-toxic household goods line The Honest Company, told Shape: "Recently I started making this shake using vegan protein powder, matcha green tea powder, a banana, coconut water, and ice. I drink it before a workout and it doesn't make me feel too full. Or I can have it afterward and feel satisfied until lunch."

Julianne Hough

Julianne Hough

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Dancer, singer, and actress Julianne Hough is a big fan of green juices in the morning as well as grapefruit and egg white scrambles with asparagus, she told Bon Appétit.

Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake

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Justin Timberlake eats two breakfasts a day! His first pre-gym meal includes "waffles with flax and almond butter and a scrambled egg.” After a workout, he replenishes his body with a hard-boiled egg or protein shake. "I mostly work out so I can eat religiously," he told Bon Appétit.

Katia Beauchamp

Katia Beauchamp

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Birchbox CEO and cofounder Katia Beauchamp starts her day at 6:45 a.m., but in between taking care of her twin boys and prepping for the day, she doesn’t get around eating until 9. “I eat breakfast once I get to work — usually a Chobani yogurt,” she told The Newsette.

Katie Couric

Katie Couric

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News anchor Katie Couric always tries to have a healthy breakfast, whether it is a piece of sprouted wheat toast and some peanut butter, some cereal that doesn't have much sugar in it, some oatmeal, or an egg. When she cooks eggs, she told Bon Appétit, “I either hard boil them or fry them in a tiny bit of oil. For cereal, I have Shredded Wheat, sometimes Kashi Go Lean. Sometimes regular Cheerios. I'm trying to eat more steel-cut oatmeal. I add blueberries and bananas, and some warm skim milk foamed with my steamer; sometimes 1 percent milk."

Karl Lagerfeld

Karl Lagerfeld

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Fashion legend Karl Lagerfield has the same breakfast every day. “I have two protein shakes made for me by my doctor — they have a chocolate taste and no sugar, of course — and steamed apples. That’s all. I don’t like anything else in the morning.”

Karlie Kloss

Karlie Kloss

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The supermodel, student, and entrepreneur told Bon Appétit that her morning routine depends on her location: "If I'm sleeping in my own bed in New York, I love to make just really yummy, clean, boring protein shakes with chocolate protein powder, almond milk, and banana or blackberries." And if she's on the go? Kloss says her purse is filled with Kind bars or an apple, "I like to have little things that I can just eat."

Kate Hudson

Kate Hudson

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The actress and co-founder of the fitness brand Fabletics told Self: “I wake up and I want coffee and even a green juice, but everybody says you've got to eat something, even if it's just a little. So that's sort of the hardest, but I realize that when I do, I eat less during the day or late at night." She also told Glamour: "I love eggs. Soft-boiled eggs. I do a five-minute soft-boiled egg — it's my favorite thing on the planet,"

Kelly Choi

Kelly Choi

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"When I make breakfast at home, I love to make soft scrambled eggs with sharp cheddar and cilantro. I typically pair that with a cup of black tea," Kelly Choi, former host of Bravo TV's Top Chef Masters and author of The 7-Day Flat-Belly Tea Cleanse, told Eat This Not That.

Kelly Osbourne

Kelly Osbourne

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Kelly Osborn attributes much of her dramatic weight loss to eating breakfast. She told Shape that most mornings she has two egg whites with low-fat cheese or a bowl of Raisin Bran with low-fat milk.

Kelly Ripa

Kelly Ripa

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The host of Live! With Kelly and busy mom, Kelly Ripa, explains that she never eats breakfast until after the show. She told Bon Appétit , "I can't seem to focus my mind if my stomach is digesting. I usually have my yogurt and granola after the show. I find that if I eat beforehand, I'm just making digesting sounds.” Though she doesn’t actually eat breakfast right away, she will have a cappuccino as soon as she wakes up, made by her husband. She also enjoys a triple shot latte during her show before her post show breakfast.

Khloe Kardashian

Khloe Kardashian

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Khloe Kardashian, who lost 11 pounds by giving up dairy, starts her day by going to the gym at 6 a.m., after which she refuels with oatmeal and a protein shake.

Lea Michele

Lea Michele

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The former Glee star and vegan advocate often has a tofu scramble for her breakfast. "I'll add in salsa and a piece of avocado," Michele told Women's Health.

Marcus Samuelsson

Marcus Samuelsson

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Ethiopian-Swedish Chef Marcus Samuelsson of the famed Red Rooster in Harlem revealed his breakfast habits to Extra Crispy: “I really eat breakfast only on Saturday or Sunday when I can hang out long enough. Then it's very often my wife's [model Maya Haile] stews that she cooked up during the week. The best breakfast for me is Ethiopian breakfast where you take chicken doro wat (an Ethiopian chicken stew) and poach two eggs in there and put cottage cheese on top of that. Maybe toast. And that breakfast — even if you have Italian red sauce left over — do your eggs in that sauce. That's the only time we truly eat breakfast. Otherwise it's whooosh, out the door. On a weekend I can make a nice avocado toast for my wife when she wants it and not just slap slap go. That slower breakfast is great because hey, we're going to hang out and it's not just that we're eating. We can read the paper or check out some blogs, whatever. It's a longer thing.”

Mark Cuban

Mark Cuban

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This Shark Tank judge, investor, and owner of the Dallas Mavericks turns to Alyssa’s Cookies (which he invested in on an episode of Shark Tank) as his regular breakfast. “I live on these cookies,” he told D Magazine. “They are 190 calories each — high protein, high fiber, low carbs. I eat two and have a cup of coffee. I loved them so much I invested in the company.”

Maria Menounos

Maria Menounos

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Actress, journalist, television host, and occasional professional wrestler Maria Menounos told Eat This Not That: "Breakfast for me is usually a Greek yogurt with blueberries. I also love Harley Pasternak's White Breakfast Smoothie. It's made with apple, banana, Greek yogurt, almonds, and milk."

Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova

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"Hydration and nutrition are two big keys to having a lot of energy when I'm on the court," Sharapova told Shape, So what's Maria's morning meal? "An egg white omelette, some oatmeal, and berries," says the pro. "And maybe a smoothie or something."

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama

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The former first lady, who focused much of her attention on healthy living while in the White House, certainly lives what she preaches. A typical breakfast for her consists of “scrambled eggs, turkey sausage, and grapefruit,” according to TK.

Nancy Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi likes to start her mornings with something sweet. She has eaten dark chocolate ice cream for breakfast every day for years. “I don’t see it as different from having a cup of coffee,” Pelosi told Food & Wine.

Oprah

Oprah

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TV producer, Weight Watchers spokesperson, actor, and former talk show host Oprah Winfrey told People Magazine all about her breakfast: “I do an egg, toast, because I love bread, and maybe an eighth of an avocado. Instead of coffee, chai tea.”

Padma Lakshmi

Padma Lakshmi

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Author, actress, model, and host of Top Chef Padma Lakshmi usually starts her day with a cup of tea, "a classic Earl Grey with French vanilla and French lavender, among other things." Padma Lakshmi also explained to Bon Appétit: "I have that with usually one boiled egg, one piece of sourdough toast, and one grapefruit. I'll drizzle [hot sauce] over the egg some days."

Ree Drummond

Ree Drummond

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One of the Pioneer Woman’s favorite breakfasts is definitely a crowd pleaser that will get anyone ready for a day on the ranch: Her over-easy eggs with breakfast potatoes and sausage patties are full of flavor with garlic, onion, and bell peppers mixed in with red potatoes.

Richard Branson

Richard Branson

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There’s no full English breakfast for this business mogul. Instead the founder of The Virgin Group has fruit salad and muesli for his first meal of the day.

Roger Federer

Roger Federer

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Before a match, the Swiss tennis star enjoys coffee, fruit, cereal, a shot of vinegar, and waffles with raspberry syrup.

Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Reynolds

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In an interview with Men’s Health, the actor revealed that his typical morning meal includes two eggs, ‘good’ fat like avocado or almond butter, and one cup of oatmeal with applesauce.

Shaquille O'Neal

Shaquille O'Neal

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The NBA star told Bon Appétit that breakfast for him is usually an egg white omelette and fresh orange juice.

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift

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The American singer-songwriter’s typical breakfast consists of an egg dish with a glass of orange juice.

Venus Williams

Venus Williams

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Tennis pro Venus Williams fuels up before a match with "an omelet, whole wheat toast, and freshly squeezed orange juice," according to Shape.

Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett

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Every day, billionaire Warren Buffet picks up breakfast at a drive-thru McDonald’s, where he orders one of three items, never spending more than $3.17. “When I’m not feeling quite so prosperous, I might go with the $2.61, which is two sausage patties, and then I put them together and pour myself a Coke,” the famously thrifty "Oracle of Omaha" joked in the HBO documentary Becoming Warren Buffett. We wonder how celebrity chefs would react to Buffett's fast food breakfast, perhaps if he tried Anthony Bourdain's (or 17 of these other celebrity chefs) perfect scrambled eggs, he might just change his routine!

 

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