Milla Jovovich: a look at the pregnant actress' super healthy food diary as her due date fast approaches

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As Milla Jovovich counts down to her delivery date, the stunning actress is making sure she stays in top shape with daily hikes as well as vitamin-packed smoothies and creative dishes bursting with superfoods, fruit and vegetables. And she's been sharing her foodie adventures with her fans with tantalising pictures on Instagram, tidbits on Twitter and all her ingredients and tips on Facebook.

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We take a closer look at the model-actress-designer's food diary, the super healthy dishes that have her glowing and full of energy and her tips for eating healthily while pregnant – as well as for her director husband Paul WS Anderson and the couple's seven-year-old daughter Ever Gabo.

As well as often kicking off the day with a smoothie, Milla ensures she gets another boost of energy later on with an afternoon smoothie. Breakfast might see the 39-year-old make herself "a 3 berry smoothie, with spinach, kale and nonfat Greek yogurt" which she accompanies with "a cup of steel cut oats with two teaspoons of agave syrup for sweetness".

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As for the afternoon pick-me-up – ingredients can include superfoods such as kale, spinach and blueberries as well as raspberries and blackberries, walnuts, banana, papaya and apple. She adds coconut milk for flavour and Greek yogurt for protein.

Other tips that the soon-to-be second-time mother gives to her fans are on saving time – a key factor for any mum struggling to balance work and family. In one post the pretty brunette reveals that she cooks in batches. "I pounded 6 chicken breasts super thin and quickly fried them in refined coconut oil with some salt and pepper," she writes. "After they were cooked, I squeezed some lemon juice on them and I have yummy, healthy protein to eat for most of the week!"

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She does the same so that she has a healthy snack at hand: "I also made another batch of edamame dip and a white bean puree dip so I have as much healthy, easy food in the fridge as possible to snack on."

As well as cooking plenty of healthy dishes herself, Milla has recently turned to her friend and fellow model Brighdie Noriega, the founder of the Sirona Cleanse, for the home delivery of fresh produce for vegan dishes and salads that are "so delicious, nutrient dense and totally balanced".

One of her favourite ingredients of the moment is buckwheat, because it's "gluten free and has so many health benefits", and a grain Milla has used in a breakfast dish that you may not have heard of is millet, which she fries in refined coconut oil and serves with "berries in it, some almonds, coconut flakes and a little honey".