‘The Secret Life of the American Teenager’ star Shailene Woodley stopped by the Rachael Ray Show to chat about foraging for her own food, and going barefoot on the red carpet.
Tune in this morning to see Shailene’s full interview about her approach to eating and dealing with her rising fame in Hollywood after the success of her role in ‘The Descendants’, co-starring George Clooney. Here’s a sneak peek – plus Shailene’s recipe for Iced Hot Chocolate Smoothie!
“I base my diet not on any specific genre, I don’t say I’m on the Paleo diet or a vegan diet or a vegetarian diet, for me I kind of base my diet off of indigenous cultures and what they eat. And it’s very fascinating that an 80 year old indigenous man can run for miles and miles and miles with no joint pains and no problems verses us Americans who at 35 can’t do that.”
Shailene forages for 35% of her diet:
Rachael Ray- “You forage for 30% of your diet?”
Shailene Woodley- “I try to do like 35% of my diet wild foods.”
Shailene’s favorite things to forage near LA:
“Like I live in Los Angeles and I’ll go an hour away into the mountains and I’ll find stinging nettle and mugwart and a bunch of other herbs that you can use medicinally. Stinging nettle is so tasty, it’s like spinach, it’s so good for you too! It’s very nutritional.”
Shailene thinks red carpet events are bizarre:
I have so many awkward moments because it’s such a weird concept to me, getting dressed up and going to events. It’s so bizarre, right?
Shailene’s most awkward red carpet moment:
“I don’t like shoes ever and so on the red carpet, when I’m done with photos, I’ll take my shoes off and do the rest of the red carpet, where you’re doing face-to-face interviews where they don’t see your whole body, barefoot. I think it made a lot of people feel very awkward.”
Shailene Woodley’s Iced Hot Chocolate Smoothie
12 ounces coconut water
6 tablespoons cashews
6 tablespoons colostrum
3 tablespoons cacao powder
1 1/2 tablespoons Autumn Dessert Spice
4 to 5 ice cubes
3 to 4 tablespoons maple syrup
Blend cashews and coconut water until creamy, 20-30 seconds. Add remaining ingredients and blend well until smooth and creamy, about 45 seconds.
Photos Courtesy of Rachael Ray Show