Blake Lively Ate Cookies For Breakfast While Filming ‘The Rhythm Section’ — Here’s Where to Find the Recipe

Blake Lively loves food. The Gossip Girl alum and mother of three has an obsession with butter, Martha Stewart, and chocolate. Really, all things food. Ahead, learn what cookies the 32-year-old actress ate for breakfast while filming her latest movie, The Rhythm Section, a thriller that hit theaters on Jan. 31, 2020. 

She has a sweet tooth 

Lively has a well-documented love of chocolate. In a 2014 YouTube video for Vogue, the actress said she bakes “too often,” so much so her husband Ryan Reynolds nicknamed their house The Blakery. Her favorite food is chocolate soufflé and the only reason she’d be awake at 4 a.m. would be to bake cookies. 

Lively ate vegan chocolate chip cookies while filming ‘The Rhythm Section’

In a YouTube video for Vanity Fair published on Jan. 31, 2020, Lively broke down what she did in a day on the set of The Rhythm Section. She described waking up at 5 a.m., working out with her daughters, then eating breakfast. 

“So after working out, I would eat some sort of steamed spinachy-y something healthy with like a poached egg,” the actress said in the video before adding, “but I would always have these cookies.”

What cookies? Vegan chocolate chip cookies. 

“There’s a book called Sweet Paleo and she makes these vegan chocolate chip cookies and they’re amazing,” Lively said referring to Sweet Paleo: Gluten-free, Grain-free Delights, a 2015 cookbook by Lea Valle, who describes herself as a photographer, blogger, speaker, and cookbook author on Instagram.

Want to eat like Lively? Valle’s cookbook is available on Amazon for less than $20. Or check out Valle’s blog, Paleo Spirit, for a similar vegan chocolate chip cookie recipe from 2012. 

Blake Lively really loves to cook

In 2010, she attended cooking classes at the famed Le Cordon Bleu Paris, saying in an Instagram post according to PopSugar Celebrity, the experience provided “the best of the best” when it came to chefs, ingredients, food, and lessons. 

Blake Lively on Jan. 27, 2020, in Manhattan
Blake Lively on Jan. 27, 2020, in Manhattan | Robert Kamau/GC Images

She also took it upon herself to design the kitchen of her and husband’s home in Bedford, N.Y., calling it the “most important” room in their house during an interview with Elle Decor. The actress has also been known to bake her own birthday cakes and pass along treats to other celebrities including Taylor Swift and Beyoncé. It seems perfectly reasonable to us she reached for a vegan chocolate chip cookie for breakfast considering how much she’s gushed about food and chocolate in the past. 

She drinks hot chocolate for breakfast

Yes, that’s right. Not only does Lively eat cookies as part of her first meal of the day, but she’s also been known to drink hot chocolate instead of coffee. According to She Knows, during an interview with Vogue Paris in 2013, Lively said her day must start or end with something sweet. 

I can’t start my day off without a mug of hot chocolate or finishing without crunching a few dark chocolate squares,” Lively said. “It’s good for my morale.” We couldn’t agree more.