Here's What Lupita Nyong'o Eats For Breakfast

If there's one thing to admire about Lupita Nyong'o's culinary style, it's that she likes keeping things warm and cozy. Whether she's hosting a dinner party or making breakfast for herself, she wants the meal to feel homemade and be "hearty" as she told Bon Appétit. Nyong'o enjoys having no more than eight people over for dinner when she can. She said, "My parents had six children, so sharing a meal with a lot of people comes naturally to me." Nyong'o does have a few rules though. Among them are shoes must be off by the time you reach the table and there has to be great music playing.

But there are some dishes she prefers to make. Nyong'o likes making rice filled with all kinds of aromatic herbs and spices like cumin, cardamom, garlic, ginger, and more. She told Bon Appétit, "Fish curry is another favorite because I really love coconut milk, onions, and cilantro." However, when it comes to breakfast, she keeps things really simple.

Lupita Nyong'o likes easy breakfasts that don't skimp on flavor

In a "73 Questions" interview with Vogue, Nyong'o was asked what she usually likes to eat for breakfast. While many people might say they enjoy eggs, granola, pancakes, or even cereal for breakfast, Nyong'o's answer was much lighter. She said she usually eats, "Plantain, sweet potato, blueberries, that kind of thing." Her choice of breakfast foods likely reflects the countries in which she grew up.

Though Nyong'o now lives in Brooklyn according to Vogue, she was born in Mexico City while her parents were Kenyan political exiles (via Biography). They were later able to return to Kenya where Nyong'o spent much of her childhood. However, she did tell Vogue that she moved back to Mexico alone when she was 16. According to Biography, her parents wanted her to learn Spanish there.

The fresh produce Nyong'o listed is certainly a lighter way to start the day. If only she had given details on how she likes her plantains and sweet potatoes prepared.