WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Ayesha Curry’s diet consists of coffee for breakfast, smoked salmon scramble, arugula salad for lunch, and simple, easy-to-prepare sheet pan dinners.
- When she eats snacks, she prefers banana chips, cucumber, or carrot sticks.
- She also hydrates throughout the day with hot water.
What did Ayesha Curry, cookbook author, actor, and wife of NBA star Stephen Curry eat to lose 35 pounds and stay in shape?
She’s sharing her daily diet and insights: “Fitness wasn’t really a part of my lifestyle and I’d say the past year and a half post having all of my kids, it’s really become a staple for me and it helps me have mental clarity. I feel like I’m in the best shape of my life. I feel happier when I work out. So I do try to work out at least five days a week.”
Her daily diet:
Usually, she only eats breakfast on weekends and starts with a fresh cup of coffee depending on whether or not she’s been fasting. If she is intermittent fasting, she “adds a little bit of coconut oil, grass-fed butter and some MCT oil, which is for your brain fuel and so that you can function.”
When not on IF, she pours a touch of Coffee-mate’s French vanilla creamer into a super strong brew.
Her tried and tested breakfast meal: slow-cooked smoked salmon scramble with a bit of dill, salt, and pepper, before tossing. “It’s something that I put in my first cookbook ‘The Seasoned Life”.
Due to her tight schedule, she opts for an arugula or spinach salad that has seared protein like tuna, shrimp, or salmon.
She said, “I love a good poppyseed dressing on my salad, a little bit of red onions in there, dash of salt and pepper, alongside some sort of chocolate protein shake.”
She seldom eats snacks but when she does, she prefers banana chips, carrot sticks, or cucumbers.
She said, “That’s where my focus is when it comes to preparing a meal for my family. … That’s the time I know we’re going to get to sit around the table together.”
Her latest cookbook, “The Full Plate,” centers on fast, simple, and easy-to-cook pasta dishes, simple steak dinners, and sheet-pan dinners.
She said, “(The cookbook) is really a very good reflection of how my life is right now.”
Whenever she can, she prepares one traditional Jamaican dish.
She said, “My absolute favorite meal to cook is oxtail rice and peas and fried plantain. Again, I’m Jamaican, that is my heritage, that is the food that I grew up with. It just brings me so much comfort and joy when I make it.”
Sometimes she deviates from her healthy diet and indulges in ketchup chips and donuts, as well as cocktails like whiskey sours and mezcal margaritas with maple syrup.
One thing that she never forgets is to hydrate throughout the day with hot water. “I’m not a huge fan of ice water. I don’t know why,” she said.