Here's What Ariana Grande Really Eats As A Vegan

It's no secret that Ariana Grande loves animals. She runs her own animal shelter in LA during her spare time, has tons of rescue pets (including a pet pig named Piggy Smallz), and advocates for animal rights at every opportunity (via Live Kindly). Grande's love for animals isn't just talk, however. Aside from proclaiming, "I love animals more than I like most people" on Twitter, Grande literally followed through by deciding to go fully vegan in 2013 (via The Beet). This came after years of eating mostly plant-based and organic and cutting out meat for most of her life. Ever since then, Grande has stuck to her vegan lifestyle, and continues to be vocal about both her eating habits as well as her love for animals.

Though the popstar is often photographed with a Starbucks drink in hand, Grande's diet consists of more than just grande-sized soy lattes, her go-to coffee order, according to Eat This, Not That!. When it's not Starbucks she's drinking, more often than not, it's a homemade smoothie. Grande's personal trainer, Harley Pasternak, confirmed with POPSUGAR that Grande loves fruit smoothies and usually switches it up between the white smoothie, red smoothie, and green smoothie from Pasternak's book The Body Reset Diet. For her actual meals, though, Grande frequently dines on Japanese food.

Ariana Grande no longer eats her childhood favorites

Grande may have grown up surrounded by Italian food, but she doesn't even crave it anymore. "I don't eat a lot of Italian things, because I'm vegan. I was raised on meat and cheese, so I've had enough for anyone's normal life span," she explained to The Mirror. Instead, Grande eats lots of Japanese food. "She loves daikon, lotus, adzuki beans — almost like a macrobiotic Japanese diet," Grande's personal trainer, Pasternak, shared with Glamour.

Grande doesn't have much of a sweet tooth besides fruit, but when it comes to fruit she does love a ton of it, especially strawberries and blueberries. According to her post on the Fahlo app, republished on Tumblr, the salad she eats practically everyday is loaded with strawberries as well as kale, tofu, edamame, dates, and lemon juice. Grande wrote, "This is a salad that I love because it's super nutritious and sensible, high in protein and fiber," and she really likes how it tastes. Eating the same salad every day might seem like it would get old fast, but Grande prefers it even to dining out. "I just stick to what I know — veggies, fruit, and salad," she shared with The Mirror. Clearly she isn't the type of vegan to eat imitation chicken and Impossible Burgers, but it seems like veggies, fruit, and salad are all she needs.