Straight from the Experts: What Top Celebrity Trainers and Fitness Experts Have for Breakfast

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We’ve said it time and again, breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Your first meal energizes the body and jumpstarts the metabolic rate! Ever wonder what top fitness experts and celebrity trainers have for breakfast? In today’s post, we are listing down the breakfast choices of some of the most celebrated names in the fitness and wellness industry:

Barry Jay, Co-Founder of Barry’s Bootcamp

Barry Jay recently went vegan and his breakfast options are comprised of fresh, organic whole foods and grains.

“My breakfasts tend to vary, depending on my mood. Typically it’s either oatmeal with natural almond or peanut butter, whole-grain bread with almond butter, or a protein shake consisting of almond milk, PlantFusion protein powder, peanut butter, and banana.”

Mike Roussell, Ph.D., Nutrition Consultant and Author of 6 Pillars of Nutrition

For Dr. Roussell, his breakfast is all about filling, protein-rich foods such as cheese, eggs, and detoxifying fruits.

“My typical breakfast is a glass of plain kefir, scrambled eggs with spinach and feta cheese, and a side of prunes.”

Tony Horton, the Creator of P90X

Horton favors low-calorie ingredients that are big on flavor. He raves about balsamic vinegar and olive oil’s weight loss benefits.

“I sauté tomato, garlic, red onion, pepper, and balsamic vinegar in olive oil, and I serve this on toasted sprouted whole-grain bread topped with eggs over easy and avocado.”

David Katz, M.D., M.P.H., Director of Yale University Prevention Research Center and Author of Disease Proof

Dr. Katz loves fresh, organic whole foods for breakfast. He favors fruits in season flavored with sweet spices. His typical breakfast consist of a serving of non-fat, plain Greek yogurt topped with fresh berries (strawberries, blueberries or raspberries), whole-grain cereal and a dash of cinnamon.

Cynthia Sass, R.D., Sports Nutritionist and New York Times Best-Selling Author

Sass loves to mix up her breakfast options but thanks to her busy schedule, she favors smoothies and lemon water during the mornings.

“My usual go-to breakfast these days is an apple smoothie made of a chopped apple (skin on) blended with unsweetened coconut milk, coconut butter, unsweetened pea protein powder, a handful of fresh spinach, and fresh grated ginger. I also have a tall glass of water with lots of fresh-squeezed lemon added.”

Valerie Goldstein-Berkowitz, R.D., Nutrition and Wellness Expert and Author of The Stubborn Fat Fix

Goldstein-Berkowitz loves nutrient-dense but low-calorie breakfast. She loves using colorful ingredients that add different layers of texture.

“I typically start the day off with a cup of rooibos tea, two smoked salmon cigars (sliced Alaskan salmon rolled with cucumber, avocado, tomato, and onion), and a small bowl of cottage cheese with almonds.”

Jillian Michaels, Celebrity Fitness Trainer for Reality Show “The Biggest Loser”

Michaels loves starting the day with lots of carbs to energize the body but closely monitors the calorie content of her meals.

“Breakfast is usually whole-grain Ezekiel English Muffins with almond butter. And I eat two whole English Muffins, about 500 calories.”

Ellie Krieger, R.D., New York Times Best-Selling Author and Host of Food Network’s Healthy Appetite

For Krieger, she makes it a point to prepare her breakfast the night before. She whips up oats in a jar using her own recipe:

“I mix yogurt, milk, oats, vanilla, cinnamon, and honey, then stir in some quartered grapes and almonds, and put it in jars to sit in the fridge overnight. By morning, the oats have softened and absorbed all the great flavors, and it becomes like a pudding studded with sweet juicy bits of grapes and crunchy almonds.”

Adam Bornstein, New York Times Best-Selling Author and Founder of Born Fitness

Bornstein practices intermittent fasting so his breakfast usually starts at noon. He loves protein-rich breakfast options with lots of fresh veggies,

“I’m feasting on an egg scramble with broccoli, spinach, peppers, and chicken sausage topped with sriracha. If it’s a training day, I’ll have a side of fruit salad or cream of rice mixed with almond butter and protein powder.”

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