Oprah Goes Vegan (for now…)

Oprah announced today that she’s going vegan for at least 21 days. She’s even acknowledged that evolving to “conscious eating” means more than just being conscious of yourself and your choices – but conscious of the animals whose bodies are milked dry, tortured and bled, and pulverized for gluttony. The good news about this is, of course, the far-reaching influence of her example.


My brain grew this much.

“…this first day wasn’t hard at all. For breakfast, I had steel-cut oatmeal with fresh blueberries, strawberries, chopped walnuts and a splash of soy milk and some agave nectar. For lunch, chunky mushroom soup with wild rice and pecans. As a snack, a handful of roasted almonds. And for dinner, a baked potato drizzled with olive oil, salt and pepper with a salad of shredded lettuce, cranberries, pine nuts and tiny orange slices with a vinegar and oil dressing.Very satisfying.”

So why is Oprah doing this? In her book Quantum Wellness, best-selling author and spiritual counselor Kathy Freston suggests trying a 21-day cleanse as a way to jump-start an inner makeover. She was a guest on Oprah and was pretty convincing.


7 Responses to Oprah Goes Vegan (for now…)

  1. You are right about the far reaching influence of her example. The size of her cult, I mean, fan base is enormous (just kidding folks, no hate mail, please).

    But seriously, there is also a great potential for those traditionally not recognized, thought of, etc. as vegetarians to either open up more publicly or adopt the lifestyle. African-Americans are not usually the stereotyped vegan/vegetarian and are often absent in discussion about the movement (minus Vegans of Color and other groups I may not have heard of yet.)

  2. troy says:

    Wow! Onya, Oprah! I hope she sticks with it for longer than the 21 days, or at least stays veg. This is great, given her influence. It’s definitely a leading stride as society becomes more aware of the environmental and compassionate reasons for a veg(an) lifestyle.

  3. simple15 says:

    hello oprah how r u? when will u be in medan

  4. simple15 says:

    its in indonesia

  5. simple15 says:

    we often watch ur show from metro tv

  6. Hilary says:

    That’s great! People listen to her and genuinely want to hear what she has to say. And it’s no wonder…she does very well to live an exemplary lifestyle and does much more with her life than most of us could imagine. I really hope this sticks, because her reach still stuns me…Wouldn’t it be great to see this really taking effect to the world…especially the States?

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