Jennifer Aniston Swears by These 3 Breakfast Meals

Jennifer Aniston likes to stick to a plan. The Friends alum has always been committed to eating healthy and getting exercise, and part of her eating philosophy is a rotating meal plan of the same three breakfasts.

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Jennifer Aniston’s morning routine

Aniston wastes no time in the mornings. She told Well + Good in 2018 that waking up and getting her basic necessities met is a quick process.

“If I’m working, I’m up at 4:30, 5 a.m. If not, between 8 and 9 a.m., because I’m a late-night person—I putter,” she said. “But usually when I wake up, I’ll make my standard cup of hot water with a slice of lemon in there.”

“Then I wash my face—my whole face regime is just soap and water to wake myself up, then some sort of Aveeno daily moisturizer that’s got SPF in it,” she continued. “It’s quick. I never linger too long anywhere, to be honest; things need to be as easy as possible [for me]. And when I’m on a movie I don’t have time to be leisurely, so then my whole routine gets sped up.”

That’s perhaps why she rotates between the same three breakfast foods every morning.

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Jennifer Aniston’s go-to breakfasts

The Morning Show star detailed her favorite morning meals to Bon Appétit in 2016.

“I’ve got three different ones,” she said. “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.”

The other two meals are primarily egg-focused. She even throws eggs into unexpected places.

“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,” Aniston said. “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.”

Oatmeal and egg whites? OK, Jen! It’s good she gets that protein in, though, considering the next part of her routine is a workout.

“Then I’ll go do a workout of some sort,” she told Well + Good. “I have a trainer, a wonderful woman who I do this spin-yoga class [with]. We spin for half an hour, and then do yoga for 40 minutes. That’s pretty intense. Then I go to a gym, where I do strength training or just my own thing on the treadmill, the bike, or the elliptical, just to change things up. Keeping your body confused is always the key for me.”

“The treadmill can be hard!” the star continued. “If I’m watching television I can’t run, because I have to focus on what I’m listening to. [So] it’s usually music. And it’s really good to get sprints in, to get in that interval training, because it’s monotonous to do one pace. The whole time your body goes, ‘I know what’s happening…’ It’s good to pump it up and then take it down.”

Before any workout or meal, Aniston makes sure to practice some Transcendental meditation, during which she probably contemplates new ways to sneak eggs into her meals.