Laird Hamilton's Espresso and Veggie Scramble
Right before a morning workout or hitting the surf, Hamilton has one shot of espresso over ice and afterwards, his own version of Bulletproof coffee. An hour after the workout, he'll make his way to Coogies, a local café in Malibu where he'll eat his title omelette, "Laird's Veggie Scramble" with a side of bacon. "The pre-workout shot is a great boost of caffeine to endure a workout," says Applegate, though she suggests adding carbs like dried or fresh fruit as well. "Post-work, Laird is probably exhausted so more caffeine would help revive him until he can munch down his wonderful post-workout scramble."
Consisting of four egg whites, asparagus, carrot, kale, chard, onion, tomato, spinach, basil, zucchini, bell pepper, and sundried tomato confit, the omelette is a savory feast that Applegate says will deliver protein for "a super recovery from the high intensity workout he puts in," which often includes surfing a few hours. But for those who truly want to make this a recovery meal for a tough workout, she suggests replacing the bacon (which adds calories) with a whole-grain side like quinoa or toast.