By James Frew
Tom Brady is one of the most successful athletes of all time. The former New England Patriot quarterback has played in ten Superbowls across his two-decade career and, impressively, won six of them.
If you've ever been curious how the title-holding player starts his day, Brady shared a short overview of his off-season morning routine over on TikTok. One of the most interesting insights was how Brady approaches his morning smoothie
If you have one of the best blenders handy, you can follow his recipe to create your own breakfast, though it might change your opinion of the high-achieving quarterback.
Imagine having to wait for your dad to finish making a TikTok before leaving for dinner...♬ Hold On - Justin Bieber
After adding several ingredients to his blending jug, Brady says, "One banana. I don't eat the ends, don't tell on me," before peeling a banana, breaking off the ends, and discarding them. It's an eyebrow-raising admission, particularly as they'd be blended anyway.
Whether you approve of his feelings towards banana ends or not, the smoothie contains many nutritional ingredients, including seeds, berries, and protein. Interestingly, it's also entirely plant-based and so suitable for vegans.
Tom Brady's morning smoothie recipe
- Protein powder
- Pumpkin seeds
- Chia seeds
- Almond butter
- Hemp milk
This isn't wholly surprising, as, in an interview with TB12, Brady noted that he follows a mostly plant-based diet but does occasionally eat small portions of meat. According to the site, he chose this approach as he believes you can get most of your nutrients from non-animal sources.
While we get to see a rare glimpse of Brady's life away from football, the video is partly designed to promote several brands, like his TB12 Method fitness and nutritional plan.
He adds TB12 protein to the shake, takes TB12 vitamins, and uses a TB12 Vibrating Pliability Sphere while wearing a TB12 t-shirt. We also get to see a glimpse of his IWC watch collection and the Cloos x Brady Clip-On sunglasses.
You don't have to use Brady-branded options in your smoothie, though, as you can switch in one of the best protein powders for weight loss if you're looking to shred some pounds. If you're curious about switching to a more plant-based diet like Brady, pick up one of the best vegan cookbooks for plenty of tasty and nutritious options.
James is a London-based journalist and Staff Writer at Fit&Well. He has over five years experience in fitness tech, including time spent as the Buyer’s Guide Editor and Staff Writer at technology publication MakeUseOf. In 2013 he was diagnosed with a chronic health condition, which spurred his interest in health, fitness, and lifestyle management.
In the years since, he has become a devoted meditator, experimented with workout styles and exercises, and used various gadgets to monitor his health. In recent times, James has been absorbed by the intersection between mental health, fitness, sustainability, and environmentalism. When not concerning himself with health and technology, James can be found excitedly checking out each week’s New Music Friday releases.
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