Jennifer Aniston recently turned 50 years old, but has proven time and time again that age is nothing but a number.
She’s acting more than ever, with upcoming projects including the movie First Ladies and an Apple TV+ series called The Morning Show. And, she’s all about embracing her body, having recently stripped down for her June/July Harper’s Bazaar US cover shoot.
“It felt completely normal,” she said to comedian Tig Notaro in an interview about going topless. “I think our bodies are beautiful, and I think celebrating them and being comfortable in them — no matter what age you are — is important. There shouldn’t be any kind of shame or discomfort around it.”
Jennifer’s workflow and confidence no doubt come from how diligent she is about fueling her body with exactly what it needs. Here’s a glimpse at what Aniston eats every single day:
“When I wake up, I have warm lemon water and then I have a shake or avocado and eggs, which is one of my favourites,” she told Elle in 2016.
Her go-to smoothie recipe includes “some sort of pure protein, then bananas, blueberries, frozen cherries, stevia, a vegetable mix of dynamic greens that goes in there, maca powder, and a little cacao,” she revealed to Well+Good.
Other times, she’ll pair a bowl of puffed millet cereal with a banana, or make oatmeal with an egg white whipped in at the end. Adding in an egg white — a tip she picked up from her ex-husband Justin Theroux — sneaks in extra protein and “gives it this fluffy texture that’s delicious,” she told Elle.
For her midday meal, Jen reaches for “some form of vegetables or salad with protein,” according to Elle. She’ll also have a chicken burger wrapped in protein, she revealed in a 2016 Harper’s Bazaar US interview.
As for snacks, Jen will combine some healthy carbs and protein, like an apple with almond butter or some nuts. She also keeps cut raw vegetables and hard-boiled eggs in her fridge as staples, she told Yahoo Food.
Her overall approach is actually pretty simple, when it comes down to it. “I don’t let eating habits get out of control where I need a reset button,” she said. “It’s pretty clear: Eat as many organic fruits and veggies as you can, keep sugar [intake] low, drink tons and tons of water, and get good sleep. I allow myself to indulge once in a while… but I don’t give myself any rules anymore.”
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Dinner at Aniston’s house usually involves another combination of vegetables with protein, but she’ll also enjoy her favourites once in a while. She has a built-in pizza oven and glass-encased wine room at her house. When she’s entertaining, she’ll invite everyone round to make their own pizzas or whip up a vegetable lasagna with zucchini, eggplant, and different cheeses, she told Yahoo Food.
Her other obsession: Mexican food. Her go-to margarita recipe includes silver tequila with lime juice shaken and over rocks. “No sugar, no mixes, no agave,” she told InStyle. “I don’t like sweet drinks.”
She’s not a purist when it comes to guacamole, though. The star recently played sous chef to Ayesha Curry for a cooking segment on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, adding fresh garlic, red onion, and Havarti cheese into their guac at the direction of the cookbook author.
“Such a smart move,” she said. “We should all be married to you.”
This article originally appeared on Harper’s Bazaar US.
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