Want to look like a star? Have what they’re having! Every week, we’ll tell you what healthy meals help our favorite stars power through their day. This week, we talked to actress Ellen Hollman, who’s currently starring in STARZ channel’s newest show, Spartacus: Vengeance.
Hollman, who has appeared on hits like Weeds, Medium and Criminal Minds, is the newest addition to the Spartacus: Vengeance series on STARZ. The historical drama is the sequel to Spartacus: Blood and Sand, and follows the gladiator rebellion into battle with the Roman Republic. The small costumes and intense fight scenes call for Hollman to be in peak form for her role as Saxa, an alluring and passionate female warrior.
Off screen, the actress is a warrior for a different cause. As CEO of Visual Impact Now, Hollman raises funds to provide free eye exams and glasses to children and families who are unable to otherwise afford it.
Check out Hollman’s breakfast below to see what fuels the actress for her on-screen battles and off-screen fundraising.
“I prefer jump starting the day with a Luna bar doused in almond butter,” says Hollman. “Not only are they loaded with essential nutrients for women, but Luna is a major supporter of the Breast Cancer Fund and Healthy Child Healthy World. I’ll pair that with a cup of coffee–it’s like jet fuel! That’s my perfect breakfast.”
Looking to make almond butter part of your healthy breakfast routine like Hollman? Test run SELF’s almond butter and banana smoothie recipe–it’s got 14 grams of protein to fuel you all morning long.