One look at Zanna Van Dijk’s impressive thread of credentials, and your jaw will instinctively drop. An adidas global ambassador, trainer, blogger, vlogger, BBC podcast host, author and co-founder of the female-empowering @thegirlgains, we’re not quite sure how she actually does it.
With a radiating complexion and that insanely-defined, sculpture-like physique, we wanted to go behind the grid and find out what food fuels this bona fide wonder woman. And it seems when Zanna’s not plane-bound or heaving weights in the gym, she’s nourishing her body with a bulletproof regime.
Today, she tours us through a typical Day on her Plate…
Either a class or training myself at the local gym – or maybe a hotel room workout if I am travelling.
This is usually a smoothie or oatmeal.
My smoothie is frozen banana, oat milk, vegan protein, peanut butter, agave and maca. My oatmeal contains grated carrot, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger – and is topped with raisins and peanut butter.
Coffee: Oat milk flat-white.
Probably some sort of bean legume-based dish – dahl, bean salad, beans on toast… I love beans and lentils!
Apple, raisins and cinnamon – all chopped up and popped in a bowl.
A hearty meal such as chickpea curry, tofu and quinoa stirfry, or a Mexican-style burrito bowl.
Two large medjool dates.