Omari Hardwick has been hard at work in his new STARZ show, Power, playing the role of Ghost, a drug-dealer and club owner. It only just premiered in June and already the network has signed them up for a second season. In a recent interview with the New Potato, Hardwick talks about working with 50 Cent (the executive producer of Power), his workout routines, and lots of food talk. In fact, when asked what his ideal food day would be, Hardwick shared a delicious yet healthy day that had us salivating just thinking about it.
"I would say for breakfast, I'm pretty OCD. It's oatmeal with fresh berries and brown sugar, or toast and egg whites with turkey — and some orange juice and water," he said.
"For lunch, I would say pasta to keep the energy going for the day — maybe a bow-tie pasta with tomato sauce and meatballs, sometimes with turkey meat. Also some steamed vegetables or a mixed salad with avocado and fruit. I tend to drink water all day, but maybe a ginger ale for lunch. I also like to treat myself to an oatmeal cookie.
"For dinner, pecan-crusted salmon if I'm feeling good or had a good workout. If not, just grilled salmon with asparagus and mashed potatoes. If I'm in a rush in Los Angeles, there is a place called Tender Greens that's really good, fresh and inexpensive," he added.
His food obsessions continue through to the snacks he munches on at work.
"Apples, dried fruit, and trail mix," he said. "The apple ritual is so big for me that the cast will bring them to me. They all try to figure out which ones I like best."
Hardwick also listed cranberry juice, Kombucha, and water as items that's always in his trailer fridge. But as much he loves to eat, he's smart about his choices, makes sure to hit the gym, and keeps workouts interesting.
"I switch it up so much to trick my body. I'm doing Bikram yoga this week, but I take a lot of boxing classes. I also do sprints in the pool, a lot of hiking, sprinting up hills, meditation, and isometric work where I'm able to engage my core. I also play basketball when I can. My secret is drinking a lot of water, especially when I'm working."
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