Jennifer Aniston has finally revealed the recipe for her must-have salad – while opening up about the health and fitness routine she relies on to stay in such enviable shape at 54.
Almost a year to the day after the former Friends star revealed the viral recipe for a salad she allegedly made every day on the show’s set was fake, she has now shared the ingredients real that she puts in her “really hearty”. ‘ to mix together.
While talking to Today show about her collaboration with fitness company Pvolve, she detailed her favorite salad order, which starts with butter lettuce as the base.
“I’m not a fan of romaine,” Aniston explained. “I love to eat mushrooms. I love sprouts. I love a little tomato. Avocado, Kalamata olives, always cheese – I’ll never give up my cheese. I’ll make sliced parmesan, pecorino… the feta… or all that!”
Jennifer Aniston, 54, revealed the ingredients for her “really hearty salad” this week during an interview with the Today show
Aniston ate the same salad every day for 10 years while filming Friends. The alleged recipe went viral on TikTok last year, but she denied the rumours, saying it was not the one she ate
The actress completes her salad with sliced almonds or sunflower seeds for crunch and a chopped or poached egg for protein.
As for the dressing, it depends on the day. She usually opts for oil and vinegar or a salad dressing, but if it’s the weekend, she might have ranch instead.
How to Make Jennifer Aniston’s “Really Hearty Salad”
- Butter lettuce
- Kalamata olives
- Cheese (choice of sliced parmesan, pecorino, feta or all three)
- sliced almonds
- Sun-flower seeds
- Chopped or poached egg on top
- Vinaigrette (choice of oil and vinegar, vinaigrette or ranch)
Aniston’s love of salads was first documented in her former Friends co-star Courteney Cox’s interview with the Los Angeles Times in 2010.
Cox explained that they ate the same Aniston “doctored” Cobb salad every day for 10 years while starring on the hit NBC show.
When the interview resurfaced last summer, the mystery surrounding the salad’s ingredients took the internet by storm.
Aniston’s salad went viral on TikTok after a food blogger named Hannah claimed to have the recipe for the version she ate on the Friends set. However, the actress later denied the rumors.
‘That’s not true, not my salad. I don’t know where it comes from. Sounds good, but it’s not mine,” she told Capital FM presenter Sian Welby earlier this year.
“The one I ate on the Friends set was like iceberg lettuce, it was a Cobb salad. I try to remember [what was in it]pecorino, turkey bacon, chicken and chickpeas.
Not too different, Hannah included red onion, cucumber, pistachios, fresh parsley, fresh mint and a can of chickpeas.
Aniston explained in her latest interview with Today that she was health conscious from a young age.
She focuses on healthy eating, drinking water, prioritizing sleep, meditation and working out to make sure she feels better.
Aniston’s current salad features a butter lettuce base, mushrooms, sprouts, cheese, and a chopped or poached egg on top
Aniston teamed up with fitness company Pvolve after discovering the exercise method in 2021 and became an avid
Aniston admitted that she used to do “exhausting and painful” workouts because she believed that was what she had to do to see results.
However, she ditched her “no pain, no gain” attitude in 2021 when a friend introduced her to Pvolve, an exercise program that combines functional movement with resistance-based equipment.
Two years later, she became an advisor for the company’s online platform.
Workouts last anywhere from five to over 60 minutes, but she advises starting slow if you’re struggling to find motivation.
“Just do 10-20 minutes, you can do anything for 10-20 minutes,” she explained. ‘You start liking it, that’s the other thing.
“I really push myself, at least do that little bit. I will immediately feel amazing. You instantly start feeling those endorphins and energy.