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What Actor Patrick Schwarzenegger Can’t Live Without

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If you’re like us, you’ve probably wondered what famous people add to their carts. Not the JAR brooch and Louis XV chair but the hairspray and the electric toothbrush. We asked actor Patrick Schwarzenegger — whose new movie Echo Boomers is out now — about the ice cream, water flosser, and almond butter he can’t live without.

I used to eat like three, four, or five bowls of cereal every morning. Sometimes I would even get a smaller box, pour milk right inside, and eat it with a spoon. I love cereal and Cinnamon Life is so underrated. It hits differently than Cinnamon Toast Crunch or Honey Bunches of Oats or Captain Crunch. It’s the flavor and the fact that I’m kind of eating healthy but it still tastes great.

I got it about four years ago. I saw a commercial and was inspired. I use it every night. Once you turn it on high mode and watch all the stuff that comes out of your mouth, you’ll never want to go without one again. I have an electric toothbrush and even after I brush my teeth the amount of stuff this gets out is crazy. I have turned a lot of people on to it; some are skeptical, but I tell them to trust me and try it. When they do, they’re blown away. I don’t know what else to say besides that it’s really something I have to use every single day.

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I take these daily to boost my vitamin C. I have one sitting next to me right now. I take them with me everywhere, especially during the pandemic. I made sure to have them with me when I recently traveled to Tennessee for the CMAs. One of my doctors put me onto the product. I used to get IVs a lot, and the doctor told me I should take these because taking vitamin C gummies or pills or whatever isn’t as good as delivering the vitamin lypospherically. The body absorbs it much faster and better this way. They’re not the best-tasting things, but definitely one of the best things for my well-being.

I’m a huge ice-cream addict. I can easily eat a whole pint myself. I like a bunch of different brands and have actually been ranking them on Instagram lately. I’ve tried Jeni’s, McConnell’s, Sweet Rose, and all the big-name brands you can get at a supermarket, but Salt and Straw has received my highest ranking so far. It makes my favorite flavor ever — Pots of Gold and Rainbow, which almost tastes like Lucky Charms. I just tried another flavor, Candytopia, which is also great.

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I probably have more than 50 trucker hats. I just love them. I own baseball and cowboy hats, too, but trucker hats definitely dominate my collection. My hair got out of control during quarantine; I really haven’t gotten it cut for a long time, so I wear a hat every day. Trucker hats are different, fun, unique, interesting. My girlfriend is from Alabama and Bass Pro Shops are big out there, so I have a bunch of trucker hats from the brand. I like the snapback style because I can adjust them. They need to fit my head whether I have long or short hair.

I keep the ready-to-drink smoothies in my fridge and crush them randomly throughout the day to get some good protein. I like the grass-fed, whey ones — they’re like a snack and a drink mixed in one. I’ll drink one before a workout, or around two o’clock in the afternoon as a pick-me-up, or before I go to sleep. I try to stick to grass-fed because it’s a little bit more responsible to use something that’s ethically sourced and it makes for a cleaner protein. It’s probably a little bit more expensive, but I’d rather do something pricier if it’s better for my health.

Don’t get me wrong, Skippy and all those classics are great, but I mostly eat Justin’s. There are no homogenized nuts and oils in there, so I feel a bit better about eating it. The vanilla almond butter is really good. Sometimes I’ll eat it with a spoon.

I got into Super Coffee in college — I wanted something that was kind of healthy, with no sugar, on the days when I had to get to class without having time for some kind of breakfast. Now I’m an investor in the company. The coffee is a great way to get my protein, caffeine, and breakfast in one product without any bad crap in it. I love the taste, too. I usually drink the vanilla one, but sometimes I’ll do the black cold brew. I try not to drink more than one a day because each has 200–250 milligrams of caffeine in it, and I won’t sleep well if I have too many.

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What Actor Patrick Schwarzenegger Can’t Live Without