Have you ever wondered what three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings eats to stay in stellar shape? In an exclusive interview with the most decorated beach volleyball player of all time, we got to the lowdown on everything she munches on from breakfast to dinner.
While Walsh Jennings isn’t competing in Tokyo, there’s certainly talk that she has her eyes on the 2024 Olympic Games.
“I can’t give away too much just yet, but we will see! For now, I’m focusing on p1440, the company my husband and I started together, which provides resources to aspiring athletes—whether that be personal coaching or performance training camps,” Walsh Jennings tells Eat This, Not That!.
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“Right now, I’m currently working on expanding my resume with my new role as an on-air NBC Olympic commentator, which is definitely an exciting new avenue for me,” she adds. “In between takes, I like to squeeze in some fun training sessions.”
Without further ado, here are Walsh Jennings’ go-to meals, as well as her favorite beverage to drink before bed.
“I’m definitely a breakfast person!” Walsh Jennings says. “One of my favorite breakfasts to make is my Honey Almond Energy Balls. They’re an easy, yet delicious recipe (no-baking needed!) that have natural ingredients that keep me feeling energized and satisfied throughout the day.”
“My husband and I also like to teach our kids about natural food options and making the right choices,” she continues. “Meals are where our family comes together, and the kids like to get their hands (and the counters) dirty in the kitchen! They like making their choice of either eggs, waffles with almond butter and honey on it, or oatmeal with almond butter and honey.”
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“Most days, I’m having lunch after a morning workout, so I need nutritious food that will refuel my body. I typically follow an organic, protein-centric diet when I’m in season—and always, really,” Walsh Jennings says. “Generally, I’ll go for some fish or lean meats. My favorites are avocado toast on ancient grain bread with over medium eggs or smoked salmon or a piece of fresh grilled salmon with seasonal veggies.”
Walsh Jennings aims to get 30-50 grams of protein per meal so she can keep up her muscle mass.
As is the case in just about any household, Walsh Jennings’ go-to recipes are constantly evolving.
“While I’m not the most experienced chef, my family and I try to eat as many whole foods as possible,” she says. “Recently, our go-to has been wild-caught fish, always with a side of fresh greens. We also like spinach and ground turkey with taco seasoning, tomatoes, avocado, and cheese.”
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“After dinner, I like to end the night with my Golden Hour Gold Milk,” Walsh Jenning says. “Getting a good night’s sleep is key to my routine, and the calming properties in this recipe promote both sleep and muscle relaxation. It’s the perfect way to end a long day.”
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