What Vegan Alicia Silverstone Eats on the Regular

She loves soy.

Alicia Silverstone is as famous for her veganism as she is for her trademark “Clueless” role. Recently the wellness entrepreneur – she founded Mykind Organics certified organic, vegan non-GMO line of vitamins – welcomed Women’s Health into her kitchen to show off what was in her fridge.

From the looks of Silverstone’s supplies, you’ll never question the variety of vegan meals again.

She Loves Soy

Silverstone likes to have tofu around because “you can transform this into anything.” She prefers to blend it with other ingredients or bread and fry it.

Tofu, which is made from soybean curds, is a good source of protein and contains all nine essential amino acids. It’s also an excellent source of iron and calcium as well as magnesium, copper, zinc and vitamin B1.

And if you think soy is bad for you, think again. “People think it has too much estrogen,” Alicia told Women’s Health, “[and] they think it’s going to have men grow boobies and things like that which is ridiculous!”

Which it is. In actuality, some studies have suggested that tofu is beneficial, improving cardiovascular health and weight loss as well as helps protect against cancer.

She Eats Kale With Flax Seed Oil

Silverstone isn’t afraid to eat veggies in the morning. She shared with the magazine that she recently ate blanched kale with lemon juice and flax seed oil. Since veggies are an important part of healthy eating and provide so many nutrients, it only makes sense to kick off your morning with a nutritional start

As a good source of dietary fiber, protein, folate, iron, and Vitamin A and C, kale is an excellent choice. Add in some flaxseed oil like Silverstone, and you’re also treating your body to a healthy fat, antioxidants, and fiber. Not to mention flaxseed has cholesterol-lowering effects and is known to reduce cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer.

She Eats Steel-Cut Oatmeal

Silverstone also likes to eat a common breakfast staple: steel-cut oatmeal topped with apples, dates, cinnamon, and walnuts.

Steel cut oats are often considered a “power food” because they’re an excellent source of protein and rich in antioxidants. They’re also known to lower cholesterol levels, reduces the risk of heart disease, and can improve blood sugar control. And because it’s full of fiber, it leaves you feeling full, which can aid in weight loss.

Topping it with healthy fruit and nuts adds an extra nutritional boost, as well as some delicious flavor.

The Takeaway

Whether you’re a vegan veteran or newbie, Silverstone, who says she’ll never have animal products in her fridge, makes eating vegan look not only easy but mouthwatering. Keeping a fridge stored with fresh fruits and veggies, grains, and tofu is a great way to start, or continue, your vegan journey.

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