Women of the Year

Breakfast of champions: Here’s what 9 successful women eat every morning

Hillary Clinton likes her eggs scrambled!

Ask any nutritionist and they’ll tell you the same thing: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It kick starts the metabolism, they say! It’ll give you enough energy throughout the day. You’ll have more brain power!

Still not on the breakfast bandwagon? We’ve rounded up 9 successful women who wouldn’t think about skipping breakfast (and their food of choice):


Breakfast: fruit bowl

"No one would ever mistake me for an expert on engines, but I know one thing: They don't work without fuel," she said. "Our bodies are the same way, which is why I'm passionate about breakfast—especially when it involves passion fruit. And blueberries. And raspberries, strawberries, some sliced banana and maybe a sprig or two of fresh mint."

Hillary Clinton

Breakfast: scrambled eggs

Not just any ol’ eggs, mind you. Hillary likes her scrambled eggs well-done.

Khloe Kardashian

Breakfast: porridge and a protein shake

Fitness fanatic Khloe Kardashian starts off her day at 5am with a glass of water and a black coffee. Then, after she’s hit the gym, the reality TV star likes to sit down to a bowl of porridge and a protein shake.

Jenna Dewan Tatum

Breakfast: green smoothie

Being a dancer, as well as an actress, Jenner Dewan Tatum needs a lot of energy to keep her going. That’s why she makes a green smoothie most mornings. Her ingredients of choice? Spinach, kale, lemon, apple, banana, cod liver oil and black sesame seeds blended with water.

Cameron Diaz

Breakfast: chicken, grains and roast vegetables

When it comes to breakfast, Cameron Diaz doesn’t mess around. She has not one but TWO early morning meals. Before the gym, she’ll usually put something smaller in her stomach like scrambled eggs or an apple with almond butter. When she gets home, that’s when she sits down to her real breakfast, which usually consists of chicken, grains and vegetables.

Jesinta Campbell

Breakfast: poached eggs on toast

Okay, so Jesinta’s interpretation of poached eggs on toast is a little ~fancy~. “I like poached eggs on a slice of pumpkin and hazelnut meal bread from Henley's with half an avocado on a bed of fresh spinach or rocket with a side of steamed asparagus,” she told Harper’s Bazaar.

Chrissy Teigen

Breakfast: Eggs, turkey bacon and avocado

There’s no denying it – Chrissy Teigen is a girl of our own hearts! She starts each day the same way: with two eggs, turkey bacon and avocado. Yum!

Michelle Obama

Breakfast: Scrambled eggs, turkey sausage and grapefruit

Apparently, Michelle likes to sit down to a meal of scrambled eggs, turkey sausage and grapefruit. While this certainly does sound healthy, it’s a bit of an odd combination, non?

Chelsea Handler

Breakfast: Porridge

Handler pimps her porridge to make it even healthier than it usually is. She adds protein powder and ground flaxseeds.