Zoe Saldana Finds Balance and Respects Her Body

by Emily

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Zoe Saldana is quite possibly one of the most stunning actresses in Hollywood right now. Even with her Avatar fame, she has managed to keep a low profile. We already mentioned that Zoe is into Pilates, but we know you love her and want more info about her diet and exercise. We even have one of her favorite recipes to share with you.

Zoe Saldana Respects Her Body

Zoe Saldana focuses on health, not dropping pounds, when she does a workout. Zoe told Self the importance of not making appearance the end goal, saying “you really have to nurture your body.” “I have a lot of respect for people who do it, because it’s a lifestyle.” Further, “I don’t like when my body feels exhausted or full or just tired and mistreated. My trainer really is respectful, but also pushy–I’m very stubborn and very dominant and, so that’s the only way that I get to really give in. To him, it’s not just to make you look good, it’s about finding a way to give you good habits.”

Zoe Saldana Finds Balance in Food

Even while traveling to exotic locations, Zoe Saldana does not succumb to temptation and eats healthily. She says, “I’m going to these exotic, beautiful places, and I definitely want to eat everything.” But, ”If I start in an unhealthy state, I’m going to feel twice as guilty. And I like to give myself the opportunity to really have fun.” Zoe Saldana follows a balanced diet because it makes her smarter. She says, “When you don’t have to worry about the body and you’re eating well and you’re respecting your body, the brain is so much sharper and so are your emotions.”

Check out Zoe Saldana’s Bacalao a la Criolla recipe from InStyle magazine!


  • 2 lbs. white fish
  • 1 lb. potatoes, peeled and cut into quarters
  • 2T olive oil
  • 1/4 C  green olives, halved
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 zucchini, diced
  • 1 t. mashed garlic
  • 5 plum tomatoes
  • 2 T tomato paste
  • salt to taste


  • Bake fish, 20 minutes at 350
  • Boil potatoes in 4 C of water until tender
  • Heat oil, saute olives, onion, zucchini, garlic and tomatoes.  Add a cup of water and simmer for 3 mins.
  • Stir in tomato paste, fish, potatoes and another cup of water.
  • Cook on low heat for 5 minutes.
  • Add hot sauce if desired.

For more on Zoe Saldana check out our previous post!

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