The queen of body positivity — aka the same woman who totally owned her cellulite — doesn't diet. Ashley Graham eats healthy, that's for sure, but with her butt-kicking workout routines, she's not afraid to splurge on the finer things in life… like pizza crust dipped in Nutella. Here's a closer look at what she eats every day.
She doesn't go a day without having one particular drink.
Graham feels about green juice the way most people do about apples: one a day keeps the doctor away, she told StyleCaster. Her favorite combo is a blend of kale (sometimes she adds spinach, too), lemon, ginger, beets, apple, and parsley. Graham will also reach for a bottle of East Coast chain Juice Press's Green Giant when she's on the go. It's got most of the same ingredients, plus a little kick, thanks to cayenne powder.
There's one thing she rarely puts in her lunches.
"I try not to eat meat until night," she revealed on Good Morning America, because she doesn't digest it as quickly. Her lunches are still packed with protein, though. "I'll have a huge green salad with quinoa, carrots, tomatoes, avocado, any green leafy vegetable, and pesto sauce as the dressing." She's also a fan of quinoa and brown rice bowls with veggies and tahini.
Her favorite dinners include sweet potatoes.
Whenever Graham is asked about her go-to meals, she mentions the starch. "I will have a sweet potato and vegetables lightly sautéed with olive oil, or chicken with Brussels sprouts," she told Good Morning America. To StyleCaster, she echoed the sweet potato sentiment and said she also likes to enjoy them with arugula and baked salmon.
She doesn't cut out snacks.
Apples and bananas are common. "I'll have fruit that I can grab and eat on the train with me," the New York-based model said. She'll also reach for a few squares of a super-dark chocolate bar in the afternoon when she's having an energy crash.
She's a big proponent of a balanced diet.
But it's not the kind of balanced diet you were taught about in school. It's more the let your healthy-eating self off the hook every once in a while kind of balanced diet. Graham's trainer puts her through intense workouts at least three times a week, which allows for a little wiggle room in what she eats. Her splurges? Mashed potatoes and mac and cheese.
Her favorite pizza hack is pretty ridiculous — but also *way* tasty.
It's like a meal and dessert in one sitting. "I will go fat girl on a big pizza pie and then take the crust and dip it in Nutella," she has said.