Here's What Nina Dobrev Eats Every Day

Whether you know her as Elena Gilbert from the CW hit show "Vampire Diaries" or Ashley Pollock from "Run This Town," Nina Dobrev has graced our TV screens time and time again. The Bulgarian-born actress skyrocketed to fame after landing the role of Mia Jones in "Degrassi: The Next Generation" and has been acting up a storm ever since. When she's not hanging out with her adorable rescue pup Maverick, the 32-year-old is producing and starring in an indie-comedy series called "Sick Girl." 

Dobrev loves trying new things, and in March 2021, she and her best friend and fellow actress Julianne Hough launched a new wine company in collaboration with winemaker Jamey Whetstone called Fresh Vine Wines. Using only high quality, low-carb, and low sugar ingredients, all the grapes from Fresh Vine Wines are sourced throughout California and bottled in Napa. Is there anything this multifaceted actress can't do?

Despite her busy schedule, the "Vampire Diaries" star still needs to eat! In a food diaries interview with Harper's Bazaar, Dobrev shares what she eats on a typical day. From her gluten-free diet to her love of snacking, read on to discover Dobrev's favorite daily meals.

Dobrev needs a daily dose of caffeine and protein shakes

Like many of us, Dobrev starts her morning off with a warm cup of coffee. And "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" actress likes her coffee strong! "Sometimes I even have two coffees," Dobrev dishes in her interview with Harper's Bazaar. "I'll finish one coffee, and it's not enough." Dobrev tops off her beverage with almond milk and a packet of stevia.

On most mornings, Dobrev has a default morning protein shake. It's quick, easy, and gets the job done. Some of her key shake ingredients include unsweetened vanilla almond milk, almond butter, and collagen. The 32-year-old actress also recommends frozen bananas and avocados to help thicken up the shake. To finish off her yummy concoction, the "Degrassi" star likes to add in spinach and arugula for greens. 

On a lazy, leisurely morning, or when she's feeling "fancy," Dobrev opts for a more extravagant breakfast. "If it's a Saturday or Sunday, I will typically go all out," she shared. Dobrev will fry up some eggs, and pair them with toasted gluten-free bread, steamed spinach, and apple sausages dipped in maple syrup (can you say yum?).

This is Nina Dobrev's go-to lunchtime meal

If you are at all familiar with Nina Dobrev's hectic schedule, then you know there's a good chance that she's tied down by something. Whether she's attending a Pilates class, reading a script, or answering emails, the busy actress is especially crunched for time in the middle of the day.

"When lunchtime rolls around, because I stack my days, and have things going on every half an hour, it's kind of the last thing I remember," she shares. "So I don't usually cook my lunches myself." Instead, Dobrev will buy something on Postmates or Grubhub for her afternoon meal.

To get through her chaotic day, Dobrev also loves to snack. "I snack a lot," Dobrev admits. "There was a period of time that I was working with a trainer who told me you have to eat every two hours so that your metabolism keeps working," she shares. "So that's kind of how I live my life." Whether she's nibbling on almonds or granola, Dobrev just needs to have "something in her belly" so that she's not thinking about food.

Dobrev is a risk-taker when it comes to trying new recipes

During the pandemic, Nina Dobrev got used to eating all of her meals at home. While the talented actress has a few standard evening meals, she loves trying new recipes. "I'll just close my eyes and flip the pages and just stop at one page," the actress shared. "Whatever it says, I'll go out and grab the ingredients and try to make whatever it is." Dobrev is a huge fan of Chrissy Teigen's cookbook and loves to peruse the pages when she's on the hunt for a new recipe. 

While Dobrev is not currently vegan, the thought has crossed her mind. "I used to eat a lot of fish," Dobrev revealed. But after researching what goes on in the ocean, and even creating her own documentary, the "Sick Girl" producer has realized that the fishing industry is not sustainable and has quit eating fish all together. "Maybe we should do another one of these diaries in a little while and see where I'm at," she noted.