In her interview with People, Tracee Ellis Ross stated that drinks 4 liters of water per day, which is almost double the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s daily recommended intake of 2.7 liters for women (via the Mayo Clinic). According to Insider, hydrating first thing in the morning helps to re-infuse the body with water it went six to eight hours without. After rehydrating, Tracee fuels up with a serving of Special K and almond milk: a plant-based milk alternative that is naturally rich in Vitamin E, a fat-soluble antioxidant that helps fight against disease (via Healthline). After breakfast, Tracee rounds out her morning with a workout before continuing on to her midday meal.
After her workout, Tracee drinks a berry power vegan protein drink from Erewhon that contains almond milk, dates, blueberries, bananas, and Vega protein powder. Since she avoids dairy, the protein in Tracee’s vegan protein powder is derived from peas instead of whey (via Supreme Nutrition). Pea protein powder is both high in protein content and jam-packed with fiber. In addition to making a smoothie with nutritious protein powder, adding blueberries provides the smoothie with more antioxidants than 40 other fruits and vegetables would (via The Healthy).