Iron Man 2 Diets: Gwyneth Paltrow

by Nate

in Celebrity Diets, Recipes, Role Preparation

Gwyneth Paltrow Iron Man 2 Diet and Recipes

Iron Man 2 hitting theaters this weekend as the most-anticipated movie of the summer. We continue our look at the diet and workout programs of the cast of Iron Man 2.  Over the last two days we have shared the training secrets that helped Robert Downey Jr. pack on 20 pounds of muscle, and the routine that Gwyneth Paltrow used to tone up for her role in the action movie.  Today, we look into the diet Gwyneth Paltrow shared with the readers of her GOOP Newsletter.

Wake Up – Green Tea
Green Tea has a long list of reported health benefits including helping with weight loss as it helps induce thermogenises and stimulate fat oxidation.

BreakfastA Think Thin bar or Clean Shake. The shake is part of The Clean Program Gwyneth has been known to follow and that we recently reviewed as part of our Spring Celebrity Diet Series.

Clean Shake Recipe:

Combine ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Paltrow also takes her daily multivitamin with breakfast.

Post-Workout – Kale Juice

“This is an incredibly healthy, refreshing way to start your day. Kale is full of calcium and antioxidants and just about everything else—it’s one of the best things you can put into your system,” says Gwyneth Paltrow.

Kale Juice Recipe:

  • 1 bunch of kale, stems removed and leaves washed
  • the juice of 2 smallish lemons
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 1/2 cup cold water

Combine everything in a blender and blitz until completely pureed. It might take a bit of time and a shove to get it going. Strain the juice through a fine sieve into a bowl, pushing down on the solids with a kitchen spoon being sure to extract all the juice. Taste the juice and add a bit more lemon or agave if you think it needs it. Pour into a glass and drink up.

LunchA healthy wrap. Here are four options Gwyneth and trainer Tracy Anderson came up with:

Vegan Option #1

  • 1 Mountain Valley Wrap (super low carb, low calorie, tortilla wraps that you can find at your local health food store)
  • 1.5 tablespoons of Almond Butter
  • Chopped Dates

Vegan Option #2

  • Mountain Valley Wrap
  • 1 Avocado
  • Tomato slices
  • Cucumber slices
  • Jicama slivers

Non-Vegetarian Option

  • Mountain Valley Wrap
  • Oven roasted turkey plain (no salt)
  • Tomato slices
  • Cucumber slices
  • 1 tbsp honey mustard (Mix 1 tbsp mustard with 1 tsp honey)

Lemony Grilled Chicken
Paltrow says she “came up with this recipe as an alternative to the wraps in order to add a little variety to lunch time.”

  • Boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • Lemon juice
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and Pepper

Marinate the chicken breast in lemon juice and a tiny (emphasis on tiny) bit of olive oil. Season well and grill. Serve with the steamed vegetable or vegetable salad of your choice.

SnackA small handful of almonds, another glass of kale juice, or a GT’s Raw Organic Kombucha. This is a lighter option to satisfy your hunger and get you to dinner.

Dinner – Soup or Salad

Turkey Kale Soup – Another low-calorie recipe from Tracy Anderson

  • 1 Yellow onion quartered
  • 10 Cloves garlic minced
  • 2 leeks
  • asparagus tips
  • 3 Stalks of celery
  • 1 Parsnip
  • A handful of thyme
  • 2 Sprig rosemary
  • 2 Low sodium vegan bullion cubes
  • 12 C Water
  • Bunch parsley minced
  • 2 lbs. Boneless skinless turkey breast
  • 1 T Soy sauce
  • 1-2 lb. Kale

Rub the turkey with half the garlic, half the rosemary, half the thyme, soy sauce and half the parsley. In a soup pot add remaining ingredients except for the kale, sauté on medium heat about 10 minutes so the vegetables start to brown.  Cover with water and add bullion simmer about 3 hours to cook the vegetables. Strain broth, meanwhile place turkey with seasonings in a covered roasting pan into a 370 degree oven. Roast about 1 ½ hours or until cooked. Take out of the oven uncover and let cool about an hour. Shred the turkey and add it to the strained broth. Take the stems out of the kale chop and add to the broth cook another hour. Serve garnished with fresh parsley and a splash of soy sauce to taste.

Chopped Veggie Salad

  • Lettuce of your choice
  • Beets (steamed)
  • Tomatoes
  • Celery
  • Cucumber
  • Corn
  • Basil

Chop the vegetables of your choice into small pieces and dress with a light vinaigrette. Paltrow recommends shallots to add an extra kick.

For more recipes that Gwyenth Paltrow not just to prepare for Iron Man 2, but every day, check out her GOOP Newsletter. She is always posting new and creative ideas for eating healthy.

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