When I think of celebrities famous for their outrageously healthy habits, Miranda Kerr is one of the first who comes to mind, outdone only by Gwyneth and her Goop-approved lifestyle. I actually once met the Aussie model at an event for Swarovski (she’s the brand’s spokesmodel) in Sydney, and remember being mesmerized by the way her skin quite literally glowed—glowed, I tell you—while I shook her hand. Yes, I’m sure hair, makeup, and some very favorable genetics had something to do with that, but I’ve remained convinced that Kerr’s eating something or exercising in a way that I’m definitely not.
Since then, I’ve spent many mindless Sunday afternoons trawling her Instagram for clues, and typing her name and “food diary” into Google, but still, I needed to know more. Because, sure, she might literally be paid to maintain that face and body full time, but Kerr also has a son, and runs a huge (organic, obvs) beauty company while juggling international spokesmodel gigs and posing for international fashion campaigns, such as Givenchy Spring 2016. So the woman can’t be possibly lying around getting placenta facials all the time or spending five hours at the gym every day.
Her latest gig is with Swarovski, appearing in the jewelry brand’s Mother’s Day campaign, and I finally got the opportunity to ask her exactly what it is she does to maintain that body and complexion—also, how it is she looks like this while jogging. Here’s what she told me.
For breakfast I had: Avocado on gluten-free toast and a cup of earl grey tea, which I have at 7 a.m.
For lunch I had: Grilled wild salmon with my salad—spinach, fennel, green olives, tomato, and carrot all finely chopped up with lemon juice dressing, at around 12.30 p.m.
For dinner I had: Roast chicken and vegetables and a glass of organic wine at 6.30 p.m.
The one thing I would never eat is: Anything that’s genetically modified or not farmed ethically.
My all-time favorite workout is: Dancing.
My favorite healthy restaurant is: Amaranth in NYC, I love their salads and organic chicken paillard.
My favorite healthy snack is: Seaweed.
The ingredients you’ll find in my favorite smoothie are: I make a green power smoothie that is alkalizing, nutrient-dense, and high in vitamins and minerals. Typically my recipe is: the water from a young fresh coconut (or half a glass of coconut water), half a glass goat or almond milk, one tablespoon of acai powder, one tablespoon of goji berries, one tablespoon of spirulina, one tablespoon of raw cacao powder, one tablespoon of maca powder, one tablespoon of chia seeds, one tablespoon of raw vegan protein powder, one tablespoon of coconut oil. Combine all the ingredients in a blender and enjoy.
I start my day by: Meditating.
Each week, I usually work out: Four or five times, and that involves Pilates, yoga, swimming, ballet, and resistance training.
The three ingredients you’ll always find in my kitchen are: Coconut oil, lemons, and garlic.
My signature healthy dish is: Grilled fish or chicken with a finely chopped salad—simple, clean, and nutritious!
The health app I couldn’t live without is: Swarovski Fitness Tracker—it measures your daily activities and quality of sleep and syncs wirelessly with my smartphone.
The top three songs on my workout playlist right now are: Rihanna featuring Drake: “Work,” Yo Gotti: “Down in the DM,” and Meghan Trainor: “No.”
The best part of my job is: No two days are ever the same.
My perfect Mother’s Day involves: Relaxing at home with my son, having breakfast in bed with him, and then getting outdoors to go for a hike, ride our bikes, or for a swim.