Adrienne Houghton has decided to go vegan.
The 35-year-old The Real host and singer shared the news on her Instagram page on Monday, showing off a very colorful fridge stocked with greens, fruit, juices and nuts. She captioned the pic, “The face you make when you officially choose to follow a Vegan / Plant based diet!”
But the initial announcement came In a video for her All Things Adrienne YouTube series. Houghton revealed she’s “attempting to be vegan.” She’s done it for a few weeks and so far, “I love it.”
Additions to her diet include celery juice (she juices every morning by the way), almond milk, rose water, Ezekiel bread, arugula salad, apple pie pancakes (made from applesauce), ginger tea, vegan almond chocolate cheesecake, vegan ice cream and more.
Houghton didn’t share what inspired her to try a vegan diet, but she did recently share that she has Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Experts say that a more balanced diet can help with chronic inflammation, which is a symptom. It’s also recommended that those with the disease go for more veggies, protein and healthy fats while consuming a lot less sugar, dairy and processed food.
She may also be motivated by husband Israel, who late last year cut a slim figure following what was believed to be some serious lifestyle changes. She did say he is the one who got her on almond milk. But according to her video though, Israel is not and isn’t going vegan. He’s still eating eggs.
Or maybe Jay-Z and Beyoncé played a part? You know they’re going pretty hard these days with their vegan message…
Whatever the reason though, going for a plant-based diet is never a bad thing, as the many benefits have shown. Check out what Houghton is eating on her more restricted, but healthier diet, below: