Models Love These Healthy Breakfast Options

Tomorrow morning is already looking mighty fine.

Table top with waffles and berries; sandwich halves with salad; matcha cup; tea cup; and tea kettle


Personally, I’m always fascinated by what other people eat for breakfast. Especially models. It can’t be glazed doughnuts and leftover pad Thai, right? There’s such a wide variety of information available about which breakfast foods you should eat to encourage a healthy lifestyle and which you should avoid at all costs. But I crave specifics. What do the fittest women on the planet put into their bodies each morning? I made it my personal mission to find out and scoured the depths of Instagram to find the exact photo diaries and recipes serving up model-approved healthy breakfast ideas. And frankly, my research did not disappoint. Ahead, the actual breakfasts 13 different models swear by.

Nina Agdal

Can’t choose between the omelet and the granola? Go the way of this Danish darling and order both.

The combination of protein and whole grains provides a balanced nutritional boost for the rest of the day. Agdal also adds a little vitamin-packed fruit and tops it all off with a latte for fun. Loaded with satisfying calories, a breakfast like this will ensure that come 3 p.m., you don’t binge on handfuls of chocolate chips.

Chrissy Teigen

Most of us are plenty familiar with Teigen’s affinity for food, so we know it’s big news when she calls something her “favorite easy breakfast.” That’s what this bad boy is: a fried egg, tomatoes, prosciutto, and avocado mashed with chili flakes, layered over a slice of “that heavy-ass sprouted Ezekiel bread ($15) to hold it all together.” Uh, yum.

Miranda Kerr

Do pancakes the model way (yes, it’s possible) with Miranda Kerr’s signature banana pancake recipe. One banana, one egg, one egg white, two tablespoons of oatmeal, and coconut oil are all you need to whip up this health-conscious dish.

Gisele Bündchen

The great thing about green juices and smoothies is that the ingredients are so low in calories yet so nutritionally rich that you can get away with downing an entire pitcher. Although Bündchen has a little help finishing hers…

Lindsey Ellingson

Mixed berries in a bowl
Courtesy of Lindsey Ellingson

For model Lindsey Ellingson, breakfast is all about organic simplicity. She goes for a cup of Kusmi Detox Tea (which she describes as a blend of maté and green tea), followed by a bowl of Greek yogurt mixed with raw honey and berries. Protein + antioxidants + convenience = a model breakfast.

Karolina Kurkova

Key Ingredients

Cinnamon is a great source of fiber and calcium and has both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It lowers blood sugar, fights infection, and reduces the risk of heart disease.

Kurkova’s go-to recipe for homemade (vegan!) oatmeal is giving us serious inspo. First, she creates a fruit reduction using guava and pineapple juice, dried cherries, sliced apples, cinnamon, cloves, orange juice, and a splash of lemon juice. She boils the fruit until soft, adds in the oatmeal until cooked, and tops this dish with a few cacao nibs. It’s the stick-to-your-ribs kind of carbs.

Bruna Lírio

A bowlful of fruit, scrambled eggs, nuts, and matcha form this Brazilian beauty’s pre–fashion show breakfast of choice.

Karlie Kloss

Karlie Kloss is known for her clean-eating lifestyle (she even has her own line of all-natural “kookies” at Momofuku Milk Bar). But she’s also known for keeping her diet interesting with photogenic, flavorful foods like this blackberry breakfast smoothie. Here, she's noshing on a vibrant and satiating mix of fresh-squeezed orange juice, fruit, granola, and flaky pastry. Oh, and coffee!

Liu Wen

Potstickers and rice for breakfast? The first East Asian model to walk in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show wouldn’t have it any other way. Paired with fresh orange juice and black coffee, this meal features sugar and caffeine done right.

Jacquelyn Jablonski

This runway favorite relies on protein-packed berry smoothies to fuel her morning workouts.

Larisa Braun

Not everyone has the time to whip up a restaurant-worthy breakfast from scratch every morning, and this model/food blogger gets that. Braun swears by these healthy breakfast cookies, which she makes in bulk to take on the go. These little guys are vegan and gluten-free, not to mention a fab source of “protein, fiber, healthy fats, and slow-burning carbs.” (Peep her full recipe.)

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