What athletes eat: Australian tennis pro Daria Gavrilova's toast with a twist
Currently ranked No. 24 in the world, Daria Gavrilova is on the go for most of the year. On Monday, the Russian-born 24-year-old, who became an Australian citizen in 2015, defeated Russian Natalia Vikhlyantseva in the first round of the Italian Open in Rome. Next up, it's off to Paris for the French Open at the end of the month.
Gavrilova, a self-described foodie, documents her meals on Instagram @eatlikeanathlete. She has also learned how to get creative -- whether she's at home in Melbourne or living out of a hotel room.
She shared with us one of her favorite things to whip up for breakfast. "You don't need any advanced cooking skills," she says. "Just need a fridge to store all the ingredients."
Day and time: For breakfast before training
Place: At home in Melbourne, or even in a hotel room
What I'm eating: Pumpkin bread toasts
Why I'm eating it: It is a very good fuel and so easy to make! I found this pumpkin bread that I am obsessed about in the local health store and I just love making different toasts with it. Sometimes when I can't pick one I will just have three different toasts for breakfast.
Whose recipes: Mine
You can pick any one of these combinations -- or make all three!
1. Avocado + goat cheese + cherry tomatoes
Mash 1/2 avocado with a scoop of goat cheese and spread it onto a slice of toasted bread. Top with cherry tomatoes. Sprinkle sea salt and chili flakes to taste.
2. Beetroot hummus spread
This one is pretty simple. You can buy this spread premade at the grocery store. Sometimes I sprinkle a little sea salt on top.
3. Ricotta + honey + raspberries
Spread the toast with ricotta, then add a few raspberries and a drizzle of honey. Yum!