Jessica Alba is something of a superhuman.
She’s the big name Hollywood actress turned businesswoman who runs a billion-dollar company, all while looking after two little ankle biters.
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She’s also got an incredible rig, as anyone who has seen smash-hit Honey can attest. Speaking to Insider, Alba divulged what she devours in an average day to keep her energy levels high and her body in tip top shape.
When asked what the most unexpected thing in her fridge is, turns out Alba’s got hot sauce in her bag, swag, and in her fridge, too.
“The variety of hot sauce. I have five or six different types in my fridge,” she says.
She says you can almost always find spicy buffalo wing sauce, Tabasco — “love the vinegar flavor” — sriracha, Cholula, and at least one habanero sauce. “Anything habanero-Caribbean-flavored, I’m down with.”
The woman loves spicy food, but when it comes to choccie and lollies, she passes.
“I’m not much of a sweets person. I actually have low blood sugar and low blood pressure, and I get very woozy if I don’t have enough salt,” she says. “When I do hot yoga, water isn’t enough. I need to have salty water or I’ll have coconut water.”
Yes, you read that correctly – salty water. Supposedly she adds a pinch of her fave Himalayan Pink salt to her water bottle, which I can only assume is her way of reliving her Into The Blue glory days.
When she’s making herself and her fam a hot breakfast, Alba’s got a quirky method for her pancakes.
“I know they say you shouldn’t whisk pancake batter, but I do. I like to make them crepe-like. I make them out of gluten-free pancake mix, and I just thin out the batter with extra olive oil, egg and almond milk. Then, I whip it to death, and that makes really thin pancakes.”
“I try to always have a salad, and I always make my own salad dressing — it just tastes better. I’ll often make a chicken quesadilla with corn tortillas—and gallons of hot sauce. Literally. It’s like I’m trying to burn a hole through my stomach. It’s so good. It’s such a problem.”
Of course, while it seems impossible, Alba is a human after all and has guilty pleasures like the rest of us.
“Nachos,” she says, definitively, with her favourite topping are homemade black beans and jalapeno-almond cheese.
Photo: @jessicaalba / Instagram.