Sound Bites from Alicia Silverstone

It may be cliché, but we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate the anniversary of one of our favorite 90s movies – Clueless – than throwing back to our interview with the star of the movie herself, Alicia Silverstone (aka Cher Horowitz, every Generation Y girl’s role model). Here are some highlights of what Silverstone had to say on all things food, beauty and motherhood…

On beauty from the inside out…

It all starts with a kind diet. By eating a varied, plant-based diet, you will strengthen your immune system, beautify your skin, increase energy, and reduce your risk (significantly!) for developing so many diseases.

On beauty routines…

I try to incorporate yoga and walking into my daily life. I aim to eat mindfully by breathing, relaxing, and setting an intention before my meals – and actually chewing my food! Seriously, how many of us chew?! And, as most moms will attest, sometimes the basics can feel like a luxury – so during a crazy day when I can brush my teeth and wash my face, that feels like a victory. No matter what, I try to have fun and my foundation, rooted in the clean and life-giving food I eat, is what keeps me spunky and balanced.

On her Vegan diet…

Eating “kind” is about being really, really good to yourself via the foods you put into your body. A plant-based diet filled with delicious whole foods (mother nature’s little miracles) will give you tons of energy, mental clarity, gorgeous skin and a zest for life…

Your body gets everything it could possibly want from kind food, and the body in pregnancy (and new mama-hood) is no exception. The key is getting enough variety. Every plant has its own unique magical properties so filling your plate with a wide range of veggies, beans, nuts, seed, and grains is how you make sure your body is completely fortified. In my book I provide a “Kind Food from A to Zinc” guide for inspiration for how to get every vitamin and mineral you need from these amazing plants.

On advice to Moms cooking for their kids…

Above all, keep it simple. Take the time to make them clean, healing foods and avoid salt when cooking for kids under seven years old. And try not to introduce sugar – let fruit be the candy.

On where we’d find Cher eating in LA now…

I think you’d probably see Cher at Café Gratitude or Crossroads, enjoying delicious healthy food and the good-looking and cool crowd. Cher might like Satine on 3rd.

On the mainstay that hasn’t changed since her Cher days…

My long hair.

Read the full interview with Alicia Silverstone here. Also shop these Clueless-inspired outfits