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Ellie Goulding's vegan aspirations

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Ellie Goulding's vegan aspirations

Ellie Goulding is an "aspiring vegan".

The 'On My Mind' hitmaker admits she is not strict enough with her diet but does enjoy a "green juice" every day.

She said: "I call myself an aspiring vegan. It's challenging, but not impossible. You just have to eat or drink a lot of greens. I make green juice for myself almost every day. I put in things like bananas, avocado, spinach, broccoli - whatever's in my fridge, really.

"Sweet-potato fries and salad are my absolute favourites. They make the perfect meal. I eat a lot of quinoa and nuts, too, but I also love eating chips. It's actually easy to be a bad vegan because a lot of junk foods are vegan!"

The 28-year-old singer may be into keeping fit but she insists she will happily still enjoy the odd drink.

She added to Shape magazine: "I'm not ashamed to talk about my past. I smoked for a long time. I still drink alcohol. I believe you have to find balance. We're expected to stay fit and eat healthy all the time, but that's just never going to happen.

"We all have to deal with stress. Sometimes at the end of the day, I want to have a drink, and I'm not ashamed of that."