What 12 highly successful people eat for breakfast

Why Breakfast Is 100% the Best Meal of the Day

How do the most successful people start their days?

From getting up early to exercise routines, the mornings are an important time to reflect and get your mind and body ready for the day ahead.

This includes getting the fuel you need to face the world.

From Richard Branson's morning fruit salad and grains to the CEO of Whole Foods' healthy smoothie, here's what 12 successful people eat for breakfast every day.

Vivian Giang contributed to an earlier version of this article.

Richard Branson eats an old-fashioned, high-fiber morning meal.

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Every morning, Branson eats a fruit salad and muesli, a granola-like dish popular in Germany and Switzerland.

On occasion, Branson will eat kippers, an oily fish that's been unpopular for decades, reports Christine Lagorio-Chafkin at Inc.

Al Roker makes a mean protein smoothie.

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When the "Today" show weather forecaster is in between television segments — typically between 7:40 and 8:15 a.m. — he drinks a protein smoothie, according to Bon Appetit.

It consists of protein powder, fiber powder, eight ounces of almond milk, frozen berries, ginger, and a little agave nectar. Sometimes Roker throws in almond butter.

John Mackey, founder and co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, drinks green smoothies.

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A well-known healthy eater, Mackey makes a smoothie every morning.

It includes almond, oat, rice, or soy milk, fresh fruit, and kale or spinach leaves, he tells The New York Times.

See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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