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Jennifer Garner Breakfast Secrets: How She Stays in Shape

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The A-list actress, amazing mom, and kick-ass action heroine is forever young. How does she do it? Read on and find out the Jennifer Garner breakfast secrets!

I think I've loved Jennifer Garner ever since I first saw her in the TV show Alias, 17 years ago! She played the fabulous secret agent and psychology grad student who got herself in trouble during missions, but she always got out of it, thanks to her incredible skill with martial arts, her resilience, and also her creativity in the face of peril. She was an exciting and soulful superhero in Elektra.

During her now-ended marriage with Ben Affleck, she toned the action movies down a lot (completely, even), but now she's back kicking ass and taking names in the action thriller Peppermint, where she plays a relentless mom. Kinda like Liam Neeson did in Taken.

Revealed: the Jennifer Garner breakfast secrets

But it has been 17 years, so what are the Jennifer Garner breakfast secrets to help her get and stay in shape?

Well, according to Marie Claire, it's all about a smoothie! The wonderful actress posted a photo and a really great recipe for a breakfast smoothie on her Instagram account!

She prepared for the role in Peppermint by working with nutritionist Kelly LeVeque. If that name sounds familiar to you, that's because LeVeque also concocted a signature smoothie for another A-list actress, Jessica Alba. But the nutritionist also works with Chelsea Handler, Emmy Rossum, and Molly Sims.

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Don’t be scared! It’s tastier than it looks! I started working with @bewellbykelly a few months ago to get ready for #PEPPERMINTmovie and have had her smoothie every day for breakfast since. Today, I decided to play scientist and see if my @onceuponafarm cold-pressed, organic purée (or baby food, if you’re a baby, but whatever) could be a substitute for fresh blueberries when I didn’t see any in the fridge. Yep, it could. 👏🏼👏🏼 ----- #BeWELLSMOOTHIE recipe: 2 scoops @primalkitchenfoods collagen protein powder (hot tip: I prefer the Chocolate Coconut Collagen Fuel) 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed 1 tablespoon chia seeds 1 tablespoon almond butter (if no one’s looking I use extra...😬) 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk Handful of fresh spinach Small handful of ice Very small handful of blueberries (please see almond butter. Also true here. 🤷🏻‍♀️) ----- Mix all ingredients together in blender and enjoy.

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The secret is, then, a drink that's rich in protein, fat, fiber, and greens. This not only keeps the drinker full for plenty of hours, but it's also super healthy.

But what exactly is in it? 2 scoops of collagen protein powder (particularly Chocolate Coconut Collagen Fuel), 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed, 1 tablespoon chia seeds, 1 tablespoon almond butter, 1 ½ cups unsweetened almond milk, a handful of fresh spinach, a small handful of ice and a very small handful of blueberries. But the latter can be substituted by blueberry puree if you have that on hand and it's simpler for you. Then, mix all of the ingredients in a blender.

Garner says that she's been having that ever since she started to get ready for her film.

Jennifer Garner will also be seen soon in the HBO comedy Camping, written by Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner (the team behind another hit comedy, Girls).

If you want to find out more about making smoothies, we have some reading for you to do!

I’m a pop culture nerd who thinks too much about fried bacon, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and life, the Universe and everything. I love food and sometimes you can see that on my hips, but I don't care that much about that.
What I do care more about is trying to eat healthier, even though I admit that I like to indulge in my food fantasies. I’m addicted to puns, so forgive me for that when you read my articles. I now know too much about nutrition to be fun to hang out with. So long and thanks for all the fish-based omega-3 fatty acids.

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