Nina Dobrev in Bathing Suit Makes Us "So Jealous"
Nina Dobrev is making her fans jealous with her latest vacation snaps. The Vampire Diaries alum, who is currently living it up in the Maldives, shared a bunch of photos of herself in her swimsuit taken from paradise. "Schedule for the next week: eat. sleep. burn. apply aloe. Repeat," she captioned the snaps. "So jealous," said one fan. How does the star keep herself fit? Read on to see 10 ways Nina Dobrev stays in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!
She Starts the Day with Coffee
Nina starts the day with one or two caffeinated beverages. "Mama needs some coffee. Some real strong, strong coffee," she revealed to Harper's Bazaar. "I do a shot of espresso and then I do a regular coffee, and I mix them together. I use almond milk and then I do a packet or two of stevia."
She Drinks Protein Shakes
Nina gets all her nutrients first thing in the morning with a smoothie. Her recipe involves unsweetened vanilla almond milk, frozen bananas, avocado, almond butter, and leafy greens. "The type of nuts you choose to eat probably doesn't matter much. Most nuts appear to be generally healthy, though some may have more heart-healthy nutrients than others. For example, walnuts contain high amounts of omega-3 fatty acids," says the Mayo Clinic. "Almonds, macadamia nuts, hazelnuts and pecans also appear to be quite heart healthy. And peanuts — which are technically not a nut, but a legume, like beans — seem to be relatively healthy." "I'll put spinach and arugula in there [and] collagen," she adds.
She Avoids Gluten and Dairy
Dobrev recently gave up gluten and dairy. After years of "not feeling well," she told Harper's Bazaar that she pin-pointed it to the types of food. Now she opts for gluten- and dairy-free versions of her favorite foods.
This Is What She Eats in a Day
Nina starts her day with protein, eating eggs and gluten-free toast. "After the eggs and the toast, I'll also do some steamed spinach, or I'll like to do apple sausages…I'll dip them into maple syrup," she explains. Sometimes she will have Simple Mills gluten-free pancake mix, combining it with bananas, blueberries, and chocolate. For lunch, she often orders from Fresh Corn Grill, a Los Angeles-based restaurant where she will order the Fresh Corn Grilled Salad – zucchini, asparagus, scallions, tomatoes, avocado, mixed greens with vinaigrette "but with no corn," she says.
She Eats Every Two Hours
Nina is a big snacker. "There was a period of time where I was working with a trainer who told me you have to eat every two hours so your metabolism keeps working, so that's kind of how I live my life," says Dobrev. Her favorite snacks are almonds, Made Good gluten-free granola, and Smart Sweets gummy candy. "They look like Swedish Fish and they kind of taste like Swedish Fish, but they're, to me, guilt-free because they don't have really high sugars in them," she told Harper's Bazaar.
She Likes Hot and Cold Water Therapy
Nina is all about the extremes when it comes to temperature. "A steam shower was one of the main priorities when I renovated my house in Los Angeles. It's a good time to meditate and take a few minutes to start the day off right," she said in a separate interview with Harper's Bazaar. Later in the morning, she turns down the temperature. "After breakfast I usually go for a swim in the pool. It's not heated, so it's kind of like natural cryotherapy."
She Keeps Moving
Even when she isn't formally exercising, Nina is on the move. In the morning she takes her dog, Maverick for a stroll around the neighborhood. "In the afternoon, I often end up meeting with friends for a coffee catch-up or some beach volleyball," she added.
She's All About "Detox and Retox"
Nina loves spending time with her friends. "When I have a night off, I like to stay home and watch movies and cook with my girlfriends. We'll grab one of the cookbooks off my counter and open a random page and do our best to make the recipe, while destroying the kitchen in the process. We also work out together a lot. Before dinner we often meet up at a Les Mills class together (my favorite is Grit) or a dance class, or go to the gym. We'll detox and then retox," she told Harper's Bazaar.
Nina doesn't just lounge around the beach in her bathing suit. The actress is an avid surfer. "Oh damn she surfs?" she cheekily captioned this snap of herself about to hang ten.
And obviously, since her boyfriend is the GOAT snowboarding champ Shaun White, Nina also snowboards. "Just tryna keep up," she captioned this photo over the winter of one of their mountain trips.