Welcome to My Morning Routine, where we take a look at how people (i.e., celebrities) kickstart their days. In this installment, Brandon Boyd, Incubus lead vocalist and, most recently, half the driving force of Sons of the Sea (touring now), tells us about his love of sunrise surfing, his unstoppable coffee habit, Pilates, and what keeps him sane when he’s touring.
Early to Rise, Early to Surf
I usually get up at about 7:30. But if there is a good swell, I’ll get up at any horrific hour of the dawn for the waves. I surf a little bit less this time of year, but I’m in the water most of the time when I’m home in Los Angeles.
Breakfast is All About Smoothies
“Before I do anything, my breakfast is some form of a green smoothie. Usually my girlfriend makes it—she’s a smoothie guru. The smoothies are an off-colored green so they probably look disgusting, but taste incredible. It’s a mélange of fresh fruits, vegetables, VitaMineral Green powder, and almond milk.”
No Milk, Please
“I was born lactose-intolerant, so no ice cream for this kid. Even if I could tolerate it, it’s not great for a singer’s voice. My girlfriend and I are both gluten-free and dairy-free, and over the years, we’ve learned there are so many wonderful things to eat that contain neither.”