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Fitness influencer Kayla Itsines shares what she eats for breakfast

Australia’s highest-paid fitness influencer Kayla Itsines has shared her very ‘non-traditional’ breakfast – and revealed why it’s the ideal fuel for a busy morning of training clients and working out.

The 30-year-old from Adelaide likes to make two pieces of toast first thing in the morning, but rather than top them with butter, avocado or eggs, she spreads the Greek dip taramasalata on the toast.

Kayla then finishes her breakfast dish with some kalamata olives, tomatoes with basil, olive oil, salt, oregano, anchovies and cabana meat.

Australia’s highest-paid fitness influencer Kayla Itsines has shared her very ‘non-traditional’ Greek breakfast (pictured) of taramasalata on toast with additional sides

The 30-year-old founder of SWEAT (pictured) said she usually likes to have something savoury first thing in the morning

The 30-year-old founder of SWEAT (pictured) said she usually likes to have something savoury first thing in the morning

Kayla posted on Instagram: ‘I shared my breakfast the other day on my Instagram story and had so many questions about my very non-traditional breakfast. 

To clear it up for everyone, this is exactly what this delicious plate of food is made of!

‘I have two pieces of toast with olive oil, tomatoes with basil (salt and oregano) taramasalata (Greek dip) and kalamata olives.

‘I also added some cooked pieces of cabana to this. And then, I have to have my anchovies! Anchovies might be a bit of a different addition to breakfast time, but I love them!’

Kayla (pictured) always likes to have a Greek coffee to start her day. A Greek coffee is a strong brew of coffee, which is served with foam on the top and grounds at the bottom of the cup

Kayla (pictured) always likes to have a Greek coffee to start her day. A Greek coffee is a strong brew of coffee, which is served with foam on the top and grounds at the bottom of the cup

Kayla (pictured) always likes to have a Greek coffee to start her day. A Greek coffee is a strong brew of coffee, which is served with foam on the top and grounds at the bottom of the cup

Finally, Kayla said she always has a Greek coffee to ‘start’ her day.

A Greek coffee is a strong brew of coffee, which is served with foam on the top (kaimaki) and grounds at the bottom of the cup.

It is a style of coffee that is prepared using very finely ground beans without any filtering. 

For the fitness star, the wholegrain toast gives her slow-release carbohydrates, while the anchovies are loaded with protein and the olive oil ensures there are some healthy fats in her morning meal.

More than 20,000 people who saw Kayla's post were inspired to try something a little bit different for breakfast, with many labelling it both 'tasty' and 'random' (Kayla pictured)

More than 20,000 people who saw Kayla’s post were inspired to try something a little bit different for breakfast, with many labelling it both ‘tasty’ and ‘random’ (Kayla pictured)

More than 20,000 people who saw Kayla’s post were inspired to try something a little bit different for breakfast, with many labelling it both ‘tasty’ and ‘random’.  

‘Yum, this looks so good. I much prefer Mediterranean breakfasts over continental,’ one commenter posted.

‘This is the breakfast of my dreams!’ another added.

Others shared their own unusual breakfasts, including rice with baked vegetables, churros dunked in hot chocolate or even mashed potato with coleslaw and cream cheese. 

The mother-of-one, who shares two-year-old daughter Arna Leia with her ex fiancé, Tobi Pearce, added that she has been 'obsessed' with the rice porridge chicken congee traditional in Asian countries since first trying it in Dubai in 2017

The mother-of-one, who shares two-year-old daughter Arna Leia with her ex fiancé, Tobi Pearce, added that she has been 'obsessed' with the rice porridge chicken congee traditional in Asian countries since first trying it in Dubai in 2017

The mother-of-one, who shares two-year-old daughter Arna Leia with her ex fiancé, Tobi Pearce, added that she has been ‘obsessed’ with the rice porridge chicken congee traditional in Asian countries since first trying it in Dubai in 2017

In the past, Kayla has shared her other unusual breakfast dishes, including chicken congee.

The mother-of-one, who shares two-year-old daughter Arna Leia with her ex fiancé, Tobi Pearce, added that she has been ‘obsessed’ with the rice porridge traditional in Asian countries since first trying it in Dubai in 2017. 

‘I always eat savoury food first thing in the morning and chicken congee would have to be one of my favourites!’ Kayla wrote.   

She said she gets ‘so excited’ when she sees congee on a menu in Australia, and always orders it when she is travelling through Asia.

Kayla said her preferred flavour is rice seasoned with ginger, garlic, green onion, sesame oil, shallots and soy sauce, adding: ‘It’s honestly SO good.’  



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