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8 celebrities who went vegan, and how they get their nutrients on a plant-based diet

Summary List Placement More celebrities are going vegan and sharing their tips on maintaining a plant-based lifestyle.  Notable figures like Lizzo, Jenna Dewan, and Ariana Grande all post accessible content about their vegan meals for their millions of followers to see.  Here is a list of eight vegan celebrities and what they...

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  • More celebrities are going vegan and sharing their tips on maintaining a plant-based lifestyle. 
  • Notable figures like Lizzo, Jenna Dewan, and Ariana Grande all post accessible content about their vegan meals for their millions of followers to see. 
  • Here is a list of eight vegan celebrities and what they eat. 
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Veganism is a dairy-free, meat-free diet and lifestyle fast growing in popularity in the US.

That includes a growing number of celebrities, including Mike Tyson, Billie Eilish, and Peter Dinklage, whether it’s for health reasons, sustainability, or animal rights.

It can be a tricky diet to follow. It’s one thing to cut out meat, milk, and eggs, but then there are animal-based products like chicken stock or certain oils and candy. Cakes and pastries are usually cooked with dairy, as is restaurant-cooked fish, basted in butter. Vegans typically struggle to keep up their B12 levels without proper nutritional guidance. 

All in all, there’s a lot of forward-planning involved for people who aren’t accustomed to a vegan lifestyle.

But many vegan celebrities are sharing how they fill up on nutrients. Here is a list of five vegan celebrities and how they do it:

As a ‘new vegan,’ Lizzo shared her daily meals via Tik Tok to her 8 million followers, each time with the message that ‘we still need justice for Breonna Taylor.’

Lizzo recently announced her transition to a vegan diet via Tik Tok earlier this week and shared a series of videos showing off her plat-based daily meals. 

“Being plant-based and vegan has been pretty easy except when I am hungover,” the Grammy award-winner said via Tik Tok. 

Lizzo ended her daily meals video with a message to her 8 million followers that “we still need justice for Breonna Taylor.”

Breakfast:

  • Green Smoothie made up of coconut water, kale, spinach, and frozen fruit
  • (For hangover breakfasts) plant-bases scrambled eggs made with Just Egg alternative, vegan cheese, spinach, and a vegan carne asada, bean, and corn mixture

Snacks:

  • Hummus
  • Lesser Evil Paleo Puffs

Lunch/dinner:

  • Salad with kale, red cabbage, broccoli, a slice of avocado, white onion, and carrots
  • Mushroom balls mixed with truffles and chickpeas, served with a side of quinoa and same lunch salad  

Drinks:

  • Vegan diet cola
  • Peanut butter and jelly smoothie with peanut butter, frozen strawberries, oats, oat milk, vanilla protein powder, and “love from Jesus.” 

Ariana Grande relies on a good deal of Asian-inspired vegan food for her meals.

Pop sensation Ariana Grande has been vegan since 2013. While she was raised eating Italian food heavy on dairy and meat, she said she’s happy she made the transition. 

“I am a firm believer in eating a full plant-based, whole food diet that can expand your life length and make you an all-round happier person,” Grande told the Mirror Online. 

The singer has admitted in the past that while her diet change was a good decision, eating out as a vegan can be “tricky.” 

“I just stick to what I know — veggies, fruit, and salad — then when I get home I’ll have something else,” Grande told the Mirror Online. 

The singer hasn’t shared her full daily diet with press before, but her trainer Harley Pasternak told Glamour in 2019 that Grande maintains a “macrobiotic Japanese” diet consisting of foods like lotus, blueberries, and tofu. 

Breakfast:

  • Oatmeal or acai bowls loaded with blueberries, bananas and other fresh fruit. 
  • Smoothies made with fresh fruits and coconut water or alternative milks. 

Snacks:

  • Blueberries
  • Banana chips

Lunch/dinner:

Drinks:

  • Plant-based milks 
  • Champagne (“You know how people say we’re 60 percent water? I’m 60 percent pink Veuve Clicquot,” she told Billboard, while filming ‘Thank U, Next’.)

Miley Cyrus has been gluten-free and dairy-free for nearly a decade.

Miley Cyrus went vegan and gluten-free in 2012, two notoriously hard diets to maintain for those not well-versed in nutrition. 

The singer and actress has focused on improving her health over the years, and recently announced she was six months sober after undergoing a vocal chord procedure. 

Cyrus’s vegan lifestyle goes beyond food choice. She makes an active effort to have a more sustainable lifestyle in all parts of her daily routine. 

“Choosing to live as a sustainable vegan activist means wearing more vintage (less waste; loving pieces for longer), playing with the newest eco-materials and technology, and making custom vegan pieces with some of my favorite designers,” Cyrus told Vanity Fair.

Cyrus even went so far as to have a vegan buffet spread at her wedding to now ex-husband Liam Hemsworth in 2019.

Cyrus hasn’t shared a meal-by-meal daily routine of what she eats, but Insider’s Lauren Schumacker recreated her diet after speaking with Registered dietitian Rachael Hartley.

Breakfast:

  • Smoothie made with spinach, kale, and other fresh fruits, veggies, nut butters, and plant-based milks

Snacks:

  • Fresh fruit 
  • Nuts

Lunch/dinner:

  • Kale salad with white beans, a tahini dressing, and fresh-squeezed lemon on top. 
  • Red lentil pasta with a Mushroom Red Wine Sauce

Drinks:

  • Water

Jhené Aiko went vegan in 2016 for health reasons, then decided to remain plant-based.

The singer initially went vegan for health reason’s in 2016, but after reading up on the ethics of animal consumption, she decided to remain on a plant-based eating plan. 

Though Aiko sticks to a relatively strict vegan diet, she admits to having the occasional slip-up.

“My goal is to totally be completely vegan and only use vegan products, but I’m human and I have to work on it daily,” Aiko told Into the Gloss

She likes to mix up her diet on a day-to-day basis, but here are some of her favorite dishes.

Breakfast:

  • Fruits and veggies

Snacks:

Lunch/dinner:

Drinks:

  • Plenty of water to keep her skin and voice hydrated

Tennis pro Serena Williams went vegan in 2017 to support her sister Venus, who went vegan to fight an autoimmune disorder.

The tennis star went vegan in 2017 in solidarity with her sister Venus, who went vegan to treat her autoimmune condition

While Williams wasn’t a huge fan of the diet initially, she grew to love living plant-based, especially while training. 

Breakfast:

  • Overnight oats with strawberries, tangerines, and almond butter
  • Metabolism-boosting supplements

Snacks:

  • Ezekiel bread sandwiches with almond butter

Lunch/Dinner:

  • Salads with lettuce, spinach mandarins, tomatoes, lime juice, croutons, and almonds
  • (For training season) Rice bowls with brown rice, hemp seeds, chia seeds, and a small salad with vegetables
  • When she’s off, she enjoys pizza, tacos, or beignets.

Drinks:

Singing sisters Chloe and Halle went vegan after moving from Georgia to Los Angeles to pursue their acting and music career.

The duo told PETA they initially didn’t intend to go full plant-based when they started the diet but changed their minds after it helped their singing.

The lack of dairy cleared up any unwanted mucus build-up, keeping their “voices in shape.”

“Eggs and dairy never sat well with me…so it was easy,” Chloe told Complex. “When we moved to L.A., it really became easy. So many vegan restaurants and vegan aisles in the grocery store are like heaven for us!”

Breakfast:

  • Vegan smoothies with raspberries, almond milk, blueberries, apple, agave nectar, and ice 

Snacks:

  • Grapes
  • Apples

Lunch/Dinner:

  • Avocado toast
  • Rice bowls with jasmine white rice and veggies
  • Vegan Pizza with mushroom, spinach, basil, artichoke, and tomato sauce

Dessert:

  • Vegan cheesecake
  • Vegan chicken & waffles
  • Pancakes

Blink-182’s Travis Barker eats plenty of fruits and even brought his own juicer to stay healthy on tour.

Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker decided to go vegan after a near-death experience in 2008. Barker survived a plane crash and doctors found that the drummer had eight ulcers from smoking. 

He decided to go vegan then and there and has since given up gluten as well. 

“Honestly, ever since I found this way of eating I have endless amounts of energy,” he told Men’s Journal. “I can go all day, and after it all I never find myself getting tired. No matter what kind of shows I have done, or workouts I do on top of it, I still have to force myself to sleep at night.” 

Though getting access to vegan foods can be difficult on tour, Barker said he gets creative when it comes to maintaining his diet. 

“There is this great app and website called Happy Cow that helps you find all the vegan options that are closest to you. I use that all of the time,” Barker told Men’s Journal. “I also bring a Juicero with us on tour, and I will use that to make some pretty awesome juices.”

Breakfast:

Snacks:

  • Fresh fruit like strawberries, blueberries, and acai berries
  • Plates of broccoli and cauliflower 

Lunch/dinner:

Drinks:

  • Juices from his Juicero
  • Plenty of water 

Jenna Dewan’s ‘mostly vegan’ daily meal routine focuses on healthy eating rather than dieting.

Dancer and actress Jenna Dewan had been a vegetarian for her entire life before transitioning to nearly full veganism in 2o13. 

“After going vegan, I felt so much better. My skin cleared up, I had a ton more energy, and I just felt clearer in the head,” she told Natural Health.

Her daily eating puts an emphasis on healthy eating rather than dieting. 

“I consider eating healthy a way of life because I feel better, plain and simple,” she told People magazine. “I’m not a fan of dieting, which is why I choose to eat healthy most of the time. I keep it in balance, so I don’t have to crash diet.”

Breakfast:

  • Green smoothie made of water, romaine lettuce, spinach, celery, cucumber, apple, banana, pear, and lemon
  • She fortifies them with cod liver oil, black sesame seeds, coriander, parsley, or spirulina if she’s feeling creative

Snacks:

Lunch/dinner:

  • Quinoa, hummus, tomato, and cucumber salad with olive oil, lemon juice, and black pepper
  • Brown rice bowls with black beans, roasted vegetables like carrots, butternut squash, and asparagus, with tahini sauce or olive oil

Drinks:

  • Plenty of water 
  • Smoothies 

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