Pink, 39, is one of the most inspiring body confidence role models in the entertainment industry. The mother-of-two has never aspired to be thin for the sake of it. Instead, she has chosen to embrace her strong and muscular body in all of its beauty. “Healthy is my goal, strong is my goal,” she recently quipped to Self.
From growing her own produce to maintaining a mostly vegan diet, here is everything Pink does — including what she eats for breakfast, lunch and dinner — to stay strong, sexy and totally healthy.
Pink likes to get a jumpstart on the day by enjoying a cup of coffee, but she also provides nourishment with an energy and metabolism-boosting smoothie. According to her former trainer of six years, Gregory Joujon-Roche, her go-to superfood smoothie is made with coconut water, protein powder, avocado, Hawaiian Spirulina, flaxseed oil, probiotic powder, blueberries and cinnamon.
Lunch and Dinner
When Joujon-Roche was training Pink, her afternoon and evening meals were "as green as possible," mostly consisting of different variations of quinoa, fresh veggies and superfoods.
While the star isn’t totally vegan, she tries to maintain a mostly plant-based diet. "I try to eat really healthy most of the time,” she told Fitness Magazine. “When I'm not on tour, I've done the vegan thing, although I sometimes eat chicken and fish." In fact, the star stays away from other meats. “I haven't eaten anything four-legged or cute since I was 15,” she confessed to Food & Wine. “I had also stopped eating chicken, but when my daughter, Willow, was in my belly, she just demanded chicken wings and fingers.”
Growing Her Own Produce
According to Joujon-Roche, Pink isn’t afraid of doing a power cleanse, especially when she is trying to kick-start training. He explains that her 11 day cleanse “really sets the tone for your fitness experience.” “It basically recalibrates your taste buds and metabolism, as well as setting the slate and tone for the hard work ahead,” he explains. He claims that not only will it aid in weight loss, but will also make you so much more motivated in your workouts.
After the cleanse, he reintroduced proteins back into her diet "very carefully,” explaining that she loaded up on lots of greens, fibers and good fats. “Sugars were consumed only around the workouts to use certain calories as fuels,” he said. After the first 30 days, she mostly consumed quinoa, fresh veggies, superfood shakes, super shots, and wellness shots. “We always incorporated things that are really healthy but also user friendly,” he added.
The singer isn’t afraid of indulging in foods that she loves. “I don’t beat myself up over every little food choice,” she told Fitness. “If I’m hungry for bread or pasta or a French fry, I eat it. I cannot resist cheesecake! You can’t be too controlled.”
Pink even considers herself a foodie of sorts, an takes cooking classes for vacation. One of her favorite savory items is a Greek cheese. "I'm obsessed with halloumi," she told Food & Wine. "I grill it for salads with truffle oil and dandelion greens — the more exotic the greens, the better. I don't care if people think halloumi's squeaky; they're wrong."
While on tour, she maintains a pretty hardcore workout regimen, working out five times a week, doing an hour of cardio and an hour of yoga with her dancers before every show. “It’s intense, I know,” she confessed to Fitness. “Sometimes I feel more like an athlete than a singer!”
When Pink isn’t on tour, she tries to incorporate fitness into her family life. “I try to find the time to do something active every day, whether it’s hiking or running or anything outdoors,” she told the magazine. “I like the results—feeling strong, and I think that challenging myself physically keeps me more mentally aware so I’m better able to tackle all of the other stuff. Even when you’re not in the mood, it’s worth motivating yourself to do.”
More recently, she told Self that she spends five to six days a week doing circuit, strength and cardio training. She also does yoga with her daughter, Willow. “She started doing it on tour with me when she was two and it’s still something she really likes,” she says. Looks like when it comes to fitness, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
Staying Off the Scale
Weight and BMI ain’t nothing but a number to Pink, who encourages women to stay off the scale. Shortly after welcoming her second child with husband Carey Hart, the singer shared a body positive message with her fans. "Would you believe I'm 160 pounds and 5'3"?” she wrote in an Instagram post. “By 'regular standards' that makes me obese. I know I'm not at my goal or anywhere near it after Baby 2 but dammit I don't feel obese. The only thing I'm feeling is myself. Stay off that scale ladies!"
Thank you for being the totally fierce and kickass body confidence role model this world needs, Pink!
Leah Groth is a writer and editor currently based in Philadelphia. She has covered topics such as entertainment, parenting, health & wellness for xoJane, Babble, Radar, Fit Pregnancy, Mommy Nearest, Living Healthy and PopDust.