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From caffeine cubes to ‘sludge:’ Inside Grimes’ wild pregnancy diet
Grimes‘ eating habits are as enigmatic as she is.
The 31-year-old pop star, who is pregnant with her first child with boyfriend Elon Musk, shared her diet with Harper’s Bazaar for the outlet’s latest episode of its “Food Diaries” video series — and it’s a doozy.
Rather than starting her day with a cup of coffee or tea, for starters, the “Violence” singer prefers to get an energy boost via supercharged chews. “Usually, I wake up and it’s a struggle,” she explained. “So I actually have these things I keep by the bed called GO Cubes ($39) that are caffeinated cubes. And I usually just eat one of those and go back to sleep, and then slowly the caffeine enters my system, and then I wake up.”
Her breakfast of choice? “I make this thing called ‘butter toast,’ which is where I melt a stick of butter on a plate, and then I put toast, and then turn the toast over so the toast is completely saturated in butter. Then, I put a little bit of jam on it and eat that. It’s actually incredible.”
The star said it’s a struggle to eat healthy while expecting, particularly when it comes to getting her greens. “I actually dislike vegetables pointedly,” she said. “But they’re important to eat. It’s just vile. Like, broccoli? Like, what the f—k? It’s actually disgusting, I don’t know how anyone eats it.”
Later in the day, Grimes might whip up one of her favorite meals, a “weird recipe” she’s affectionally dubbed “sludge.”
“You take couscous, you make the couscous … you take a ton of Vegenaise and you take a ton of sriracha,” she explained, before adding cut-up veggies like celery, tomatoes or spinach. “You throw it all in and you just make this sludge, this couscous sludge that’s spicy … it’s weirdly good,” she said, adding that it’s also “kinda gross.”
Grimes also admitted that once, “for a year or two years,” she exclusively ate spaghetti, which led to her doctor diagnosing her with malnutrition. “I won’t do that again,” she said.
Other favorite foods of the on-and-off vegan’s include salt and vinegar potato chips, soup dumplings and hot dogs. “I love hot dogs because they don’t kill cows for hot dogs, so you can eat hot dogs without guilt if you need meat but you still have vegan tendencies,” she explained.
“It is the best-tasting meat as well, so it’s basically a win-win.”