What Melania Trump Typically Eats In A Day

Melania Trump has encapsulated the attention of the American public since becoming First Lady in 2016. She is unlike any other spouse of a U.S. president, as she was a model, one of Manhattan's elite, and an immigrant from Slovenia. However, if there is one aspect of Melania Trump that stands out from the rest, it's her figure and appearance. Perhaps, in part, due to her avoiding alcohol and cigarettes in her youth, according to DuJour, Trump has aged well, managing to look almost flawless. The secret to her success: her diet.

Have you ever wondered what meal the First Lady starts the morning with? What does she eat when her husband, President Donald Trump, is snacking on McDonald's? We've scoured through her social media posts, interviews, and appearances to track down what Melania Trump eats in a day so you don't have to. Here is what Melania Trump typically eats.

Melania Trump often eats this breakfast every day

They say that a good day starts with a good breakfast. In 2012, Melania Trump revealed that her day starts in the healthiest way. "Well, in the morning, every morning, I have a smoothie with a few ingredients and a lot of vitamins in it," she told Refinery29

Her go-to smoothie is clearly something she has stuck to, as she shared the recipe with her followers on Facebook in 2013, after receiving "many requests" for it. "Mix all fresh and organic: spinach, celery, carrots, blueberries, apple, orange juice, lemon juice, fat free yogurt, olive oil, [flax] seeds, omega-3, vitamin D," she wrote in the post, receiving thanks from people in the comments. 

Though her smoothie recipe seems to be a favorite meal, Melania Trump does change up her breakfast from time to time. In 2014, she shared a breakfast plate of pineapple, banana, raspberries, and blueberries on Facebook, and she'd previously told Refinery29 that sometimes she will opt for oatmeal. And despite her busy schedule, Trump told New York Magazine that she prepares her own meals every morning.

Melania Trump is a big fan of fruits and vegetables

Unlike some of us who eat a tangerine every few weeks and call ourselves health experts, Melania Trump attempts to eat at least seven pieces of fruit per day and is a fan of peaches and apples, according to Inside Edition. Proving this, she shared her lunch table in a 2015 photo on her Facebook page, showing bowls filled with cucumbers, onions, radishes, and tomatoes. She has also shared photos of her veggie-filled meals, including a 2014 Facebook post documenting her salad of mixed greens, tomatoes, and avocados. 

In addition to her healthy fruit and vegetable consumption, Trump is a fan of juices. In 2014, she shared a photo of a plate full of fresh vegetables — she had prepared kale, carrots, and celery – ready to be used in her juicer.

If Trump and the First Lady before her, the stunning Michelle Obama, have anything in common, it's their mutual appreciation for greens. Trump has maintained the White House garden planted by Obama and has even used some of the vegetables in her first state dinner, as reported by to Time, which featured an entree of lamb with rice "cooked with celery, peppers, onions, and herbs from the South Lawn."

Like most of us, Melania Trump shies away from some veggies

It's safe to say that most of us have foods that we tend to avoid. For some, it's cilantro. Others have a disdain for tomatoes or broccoli. Despite her healthy diet, like many of us out there, Melania Trump has some veggies that she tends to avoid. 

Trump first revealed her pickier side during a 2005 episode of Martha Stewart's cooking and lifestyle show, Martha. Well before her time in the White House, Trump revealed, alongside her husband, that despite her well-rounded diet, she has a disdain for onions and artichokes. "In the episode, which aired in 2005, the Trumps stood side by side, getting their hands dirty as they get schooled on how to make meatloaf from scratch by pal (at the time) Martha Stewart," an article in Food & Wine noted. 

While cutting the meatloaf into slices ideal for meatloaf sandwiches, the First Lady revealed that she would not be adding onions to her creation, and that neither she nor her husband were fans of artichokes. It might be safe to say that neither vegetable will show up at the White House any time soon.

Before becoming First Lady, Melania Trump loved eating out

Manhattan is known for many things: Times Square, Broadway, and, of course, cuisine. The First Lady spent much of her life in the city and dined at some of its best restaurants. 

"One thing I love most about New York is the variety of amazing foods you can eat. My all-time favorite is the Chicken Parmigianino at Jean Georges," Melania Trump told New York Magazine in 2010. Jean Georges, located in the Trump International Hotel in New York, charges a ripe $68 for the chicken parm, according to Inside Edition, but it's clear why the restaurant was Melania Trump's favorite. As noted by New York Magazine, it "remains one of Manhattan's preeminent dining destinations."

Trump has also indulged in Manhattan's rich cuisine choices elsewhere, sharing a photo of her meal while eating out at The Polo Bar by Ralph Lauren in 2015. Located on E. 55th Street in New York, the spot was just a block away from Trump Tower, her former home. Trump's meal of fish with a white sauce and lemon looks like something we would all want to order.

This is Melania Trump's favorite drink

President Donald Trump is known for his love of soda (via The Washington Post), and it seems like his go-to drink of Diet Coke has influenced his wife too. In 2010, the First Lady told New York Magazine that her favorite drink is Diet Coke too, but her order has a twist. "Diet Coke from the classic glass bottles," she said of her drink order. 

Why the specification, you may ask? According to Reader's Digest, soda stored in glass bottles has a different taste to that of soda bottled in plastic. Despite soda companies' claims that their drink recipes don't change depending on the packaging, the result in taste can be significantly different. Reader's Digest explained that soda packaged in glass bottles will have a longer shelf life, because, unlike soda in plastic, the CO2 bubbles can't escape through glass. And it's possible that the lining of plastic bottles can "transfer into the flavor of the drink." 

As noted by the publication, glass-bottled soda is a little more expensive and doesn't give the consumer as much soda in one go, but we can't imagine that the cost of glass bottled soda is a major concern of Melania Trump's. In addition to her favorite beverage, she is known to stay very hydrated and drinks a lot of water daily.

Melania Trump takes care of her skin from the inside out

Given that her career was largely made up of her time as a model, Melania Trump takes care of her skin, and she is aware of what she eats and drinks to maintain her youthful glow. "I take vitamins and use a moisturizer that's an oxygen cream. Everything is natural. It's A, C, and E, and I mix them together. It's so important to care for your skin — inside and out from morning to night," she told Refinery29 in 2012.

When interviewed by More Magazine, Trump said, "When you eat a diet full of fruits and vegetables rich in antioxidants it does wonders for the skin and your complexion." She also credited her youthful skin to daily hydration and a good night's sleep. 

When asked what her secret to her skin was, Trump referred to her daily breakfast smoothie, saying that its ingredients, which include spinach, celery, and omega-3, help her skin. No wonder Melania Trump has had a stunning transformation!

When it comes to snacks, Melania Trump is reserved

When we think of models both former and current, most of us think of strict diets, few carbs, and food restrictions. But despite her modeling years and her place in Manhattan's high society, Melania Trump doesn't stick to a harsh diet. Instead, she eats balanced meals and keeps her snacking on the more reserved side. 

"I just like to eat healthy because I feel better and have more energy," she told Refinery29. "I don't have a particular snack I always eat. If I would snack, I would snack on maybe fruit or a little bit of chocolate, because I think your body needs that, too." She is onto something by choosing chocolate as a snack from time to time, as, according to a Harvard study (via Live Science), chocolate can have significant health benefits. The study "suggested that a bit of high-quality dark chocolate one to three times a month may protect women from heart failure." 

Excuse us while we run to the grocery store and buy the first bar of chocolate we see...

Melania Trump's diet is all about balance, so she indulges in sweets from time to time

Although she revealed that her daily diet is high in fruit and vegetable intake, water consumption, and balanced meals, Melania Trump does have a sweet every now and then, and it seems like cupcakes are one of her go-to treats. 

In 2013, she shared a photo of a gorgeous array of cupcakes on her Facebook page. The sweet treats were topped with frosting and decadent sprinkles, and she captioned the image, "Delicious cupcakes!" She posted another photo in 2015, showing off her "early morning treat," an order of nine cupcakes from the famed Magnolia Bakery.

Trump even went as far as sharing a photo of the inside of her ice cream freezer on Facebook in 2014. Her sweet treat collection boasted many ice cream products from Haagen-Dazs, including ice cream pops, mango sorbet, and classic vanilla ice cream. It seems that even those most reserved when it comes to food still know how to indulge from time to time.

Unlike her husband, Melania Trump is not a fan of fast food

Traveling on the road and eating on the run can often result in a diet heavy in fast food. It was widely known that President Donald Trump's diet on the 2016 campaign trail heavily relied on fast food chain restaurants across the country. 

"On Trump Force One there were four major food groups: McDonald's, Kentucky Fried Chicken, pizza and Diet Coke," wrote former Trump aides Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie about the 2016 campaign, as reported by Business Insider. But despite her husband's love of the stuff, Melania Trump is not a fan, as noted by Inside Edition. Her rejection of fast food is, obviously, in complete contrast to the president, who has been known to spend upwards of $5,000 on fast food catering. 

Given the average amount of calories boasted at fast food establishments, it's no wonder that the First Lady hasn't taken a liking to it. As noted by Business Insider, her husband's McDonald's order is "a 2,430-calorie spread that includes two Big Macs, two Filet-o-Fish sandwiches, and a large chocolate shake," greasy food and excess calories that the trim First Lady simply does not indulge in on a daily basis.

While traveling on the job, Melania Trump doesn't always engage with the local cuisine

Donald Trump and wife Melania Trump travel the world on diplomatic trips, representing the United States on the world stage. Perhaps one of the strongest ways people can bond is over food, and presidents and first ladies have been known to sample local cuisines while abroad. Despite this precedent, Melania Trump hasn't always tried new foods while traveling on the job.

During a 2020 visit to India, neither Melania Trump nor the president sampled the served samosas, "or anything else prepared by decorated chef Suresh Khanna of the Fortune Landmark Hotel," as reported by The Washington Post. The paper noted, "According to India Today, none of the food passed the lips of the American visitors." 

The First Lady's trip to India was not the first time that local cuisine had been avoided. In a 2019 trip to Japan, both she and the President stuck to Western cuisine, according to Eater. Even while dining with the Japanese prime minister and his wife, Akie Abe, the American pair only enjoyed their own country's favorites, including salad, grilled chicken, and beef.

Melania Trump is no stranger to making dinner from scratch

Despite her love of dining out, Melania Trump is no stranger to the kitchen. Based on her social media posts, she is clearly interested in preparing and cooking food, which may come as no surprise given her attention to maintaining her health.

Like any fun parent who indulges in a homemade pizza night, Trump shared a self-made pepperoni pizza on Facebook in 2015, for which she used organic ingredients. Her at-home dinners also include both meat and veggies. She shared a snapshot of a homemade meal in 2014, consisting of fish and edamame beans. That same year, Trump also gave her followers insight into the ingredients she cooks with, sharing a photo of her kitchen counter packed full of goodies like celery, lemons, potatoes, zucchini, and herbs. 

So while you may not see the First Lady at your local grocery store, it's clear that she often gravitates towards the kitchen and to dinners made from scratch.

Unlike previous First Ladies, Melania Trump does not invite chefs to the White House kitchen

In the White House when Barack Obama was president, the first couple used the White House kitchen as a way of inviting chefs to share their creations. But despite the tradition, the White House under Donald Trump's presidency abandoned the initiative. "It has changed a lot," Victor Albisu, who prepared food for both the Bush and Obama families, told The New York Times in 2018. The Times noted that First Lady had only dined at the Trump Hotel while occupying the White House.

While in the White House, Michelle Obama used her daily cuisine to highlight children's access to healthy foods across the country. Hillary Clinton used her time in the White House to display American food and replaced traditional service with buffet style meals. Melania Trump's decision to keep her everyday food choices private is unlike the first ladies who have come before her and is a unique choice. It could be, in part, due to her often choosing to not eat with her husband on a regular basis, according to The Washington Post.

Like all of us, Melania Trump has weaknesses for some food

It seems that all of us have foods that, as much as we try, we just can't resist. Maybe it's chips or chocolate, or maybe even the ice cream we promised ourselves we wouldn't buy but did anyway. Like so many of us who can't help but give in, Melania Trump fits right in. As noted in The New York Times, her weakness is pasta. Who could blame her?

She has also displayed, while on the road, a liking to french fries. While on a trip to Texas with Second Lady Karen Pence, Trump stopped by fast food chain Whataburger and ordered some of the restaurant's famous fries. "On our way out of town, @FLOTUS & @SecondLady decided to stop in to @Whataburger for some lunch! The American chain opened its 1st restaurant in Corpus Christi, TX in 1950!" Stephanie Grisham, Trump's chief of staff, tweeted about the stop. 

According to Business Insider, the chain was thrilled that the First Lady had indulged in their salty snack. "Hope it was a great meal!" Whataburger tweeted. "Thanks for stopping by."

Melania Trump drinks coffee, but never from this coffee chain

If you've ever been in New York, you may have noticed there's Starbucks on pretty much every corner. There is even a Starbucks located in Trump Tower in New York, where Melania Trump used to live. And while some of us may have taken advantage of the well-situated locations, Trump reportedly does not indulge. In fact, she revealed to DuJour that she is not a fan of the coffee chain. 

"I don't drink Starbucks," she said. "I drink coffee, but I don't drink Starbucks. My son likes it, the what do you call it? The Frappuccino? He likes that." And while the interviewer noted that she didn't think that Trump was dissing the high-calorie concoction that is a Frappuccino, the First Lady was very clear that those kinds of coffee drinks are not her go-to. 

But a refined latte might be the ticket. In 2015, Trump shared a photo on her Facebook page, featuring a small coffee topped with foam in a white china cup and saucer.