Have you ever wondered how Jennifer Aniston manages to look better in her forties than she did when she was in her thirties?
It’s down to several factors; the star has removed all negativity and stress from her life thanks to a regime of yoga and “gratitude” (where she stops to give thanks for all the good things in her life, instead of focusing on anything negative.) Jen insists on having balance, so she makes time off from filming movies to enjoy her huge gang of close friends – including Courteney Cox – and, of course factoring in quality time with her husband Justin Theroux. And, she eats a diet which is rich in nutritious foods – which means lots of superfoods and quality lean protein – that tends to be fairly low carb, even though she will enjoy the odd pasta or Mexican dish if she fancies it, saying it’s all about moderation in all things.
She has shared a recipe which she came up with for a breakfast smoothie that actually tastes like a milkshake, “Everyone says I should market it!” Jen says. It is packed with vitamins, antioxidants, and fiber and it’s fantastic if you’re in need of an afternoon pick me up. And you can make it in minutes, so it’s super-easy to do at home.
Handful of ice
1 cup chocolate almond milk
1 cup frozen cherries
1 scoop vegan protein powder, cocoa flavour
1/2 tablespoon maca powder
1/4 tablespoon trace mineral drops
1/2 frozen banana
Handful of blueberries
2-3 drops of chocolate Stevia
5 sprouted almonds
Place liquids in first, followed by solids. Blend, and enjoy. If you don’t have all those ingredients to hand you can make some easy swaps. Stevia is a no calorie sweetener so a drizzle of raw honey would work brilliantly, and it would give you extra nutrients and some cold and flu- busting antioxidants and phytonutrients.
But that’s not all: Jen’s husband Justin Theroux has created this recipe, which is packed with superfood goodness and works as a dessert or an afternoon snack:
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2 squares dark chocolate
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
Dash of cayenne
Sprinkle of salt (Himalayan pink salt is best).
Handful of goji berries
Quarter and chop an apple. Dust with cinnamon, cayenne, and salt. Coarsely chop 2 squares of dark chocolate and 5 walnuts. Add ten to twenty goji berries. Arrange on a beautiful dish. Add a shot of espresso or mint tea with honey. Enjoy!
Don’t you feel healthier and more energised already? – If so now’s the perfect time to try out Jen’s ten minute happiness workout.