This Is What a Head of the Charles Rower Eats for Breakfast

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We don’t need to tell you that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. In this series, we’re asking some of Boston’s top doctors, fitness pros, and dietitians for a sneak peek into their kitchens, so we can see what’s on their breakfast table.

Mahe Drysdale

Mahe Drysdale’s breakfast/Photo provided

Mahe Drysdale

Claim to fame: The Kiwi rower just took home gold in Rio, his second consecutive win in single sculls. He’s also a three-time Head of the Charles singles champion, and came back for the legendary regatta this year.

What he ate: Yogurt with granola, milk, and banana; orange juice; and tea.

Why he chose it: With a long day of rowing before him, Drysdale needs something that will give him power without weighing him down. This meal fits the bill.

“It’s a very easily digestible breakfast with a good mix of carbs, protein, and fat to help me perform during training sessions throughout the day,” he says.

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