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This is Jada Pinkett Smith's Exact Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Jada recently made a few changes to her diet, including cutting out gluten.

Jada Pinkett Smith has always been an icon, but recently the actress made headlines with an Oscar slap to defend her honor by none other than her husband Will Smith. Smith apologized to Chris Rock after the incident, but now all eyes are on Jada– and we must say, Oscar incident or not, Jada looked stunning that night.

The actress has long been known to stay fit, but that emerald gown really showed off her slim figure and toned legs. So what does Jada eat to look this good at 50?

Well, Jada recently made a few changes to her diet, including cutting out gluten. "Once I got rid of the gluten, I started to realize how happy I became," she told Red Table Talk. She also shared that she stopped eating eggs, chicken, and oatmeal.

Jada feels better than ever after eliminating these foods: "Now I wake up in the morning ready to go, happy, let's get this done," she said in her Red Table Talk interview. So we know what Jada doesn't eat, but what does she eat?

Read on to find out the star's typical breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and next, check out 16 Celebs Share How They Make Oatmeal.


bowl of kale

Jada's go-to breakfast used to be oatmeal, chicken, and kale, so she's had to make a few adjustments to her morning meal. She told Essence that she always tries to incorporate "lots of greens" into her diet, so after eliminating other foods, she's leaned into the greens even more. She posted on Facebook a video enjoying leafy greens: "Just a bunch of kale. That's breakfast, baby!" she said. Jada will often saute her kale with sesame seeds to add a hint of flavor. Then she'll complement her kale with an herbal tea. She shared a video on Instagram with the caption: "Ain't nothing like sipp'n on a lil tea … I just happen to enjoy the herbal kind☕️😜."


sweet potatoes and veggie

Although the actress doesn't eat gluten anymore, she told Essence that she sticks to "healthy carbs." So a typical lunch for Jada might be a sweet potato, mixed veggies, and a portion of nuts for protein. After learning from the Red Table Talk episode that olive oil is considered a "gut-healthy" food, Jada likely also incorporates it into her midday meal, either to saute her veggies or drizzled on her potato. Throughout the day, she stays hydrated drinking Just water, a sustainable and recyclable company founded by her son Jaden. She posed with the water in an Instagram reel with the caption: "C'mon @just water… get me through this Monday 😆."


salmon salad

Dinner will look pretty similar to lunch for Jada. She doesn't get too creative with her meals because of how she was raised: "I probably had the only West Indian grandmother that could not cook," she told Essence. "She was an awful cook, and she taught me that you don't eat for taste, you eat for nourishment." Jada might whip up a green salad with cashews or peanuts and grilled fish on top, such as salmon.


bowl of fruit

Jada now reaches for gut-healthy foods when she's craving a snack. The Red Table Talk episode recommended berries, bananas, and prunes for good digestion. Kiwis were also mentioned, but Jada didn't seem too fond of the fruit by itself. However, she might blend it up in a fruit smoothie, sugar-free of course as she told People that she does not eat sugar. "I would have a spark of happiness for one second, the rest of my day was crap," she explained. Now Jada sticks to only natural sugars in fruit.

The Smith family's former private chef Kathleen O'Brien-Price, nicknamed "Chefleen" by the Smiths, has a few smoothie recipes in collaboration with Harlem Cycle. They vary based on fitness goals, but since Jada has stuck to a pretty consistent fitness routine over the years, it's likely that she drinks the "build muscle" smoothie before or after workouts. The blend has bananas, cacao chips, mint leaves, almond milk, spinach, and cashews.

Want to read more about celeb diets? Check out Blake Lively's Exact Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Mia Salas
Mia is a freelance writer for several publications and a soon-to-be graduate from Princeton University with a degree in English. Read more about Mia