Orlando Bloom’s diet is 90% plant based. Here is what he eats
Orlando Bloom’s diet is almost entirely vegan! In an insightful interview with the British newspaper The Sunday Times, the actor said that almost all of his meals are made entirely from plant sources.
44-year-old Bloom discussed with his 6-month-old daughter Daisy, whom he shares with vegan fiancé Katy Perry, and a meat-free breakfast that the Pirates of the Caribbean Star must “deserve” every morning.
Bloom told the publication that after spending time with Daisy, he starts his day with 20 minutes of Buddhist chant before reading, typing, and adding a “Slice of Buddhism” to his Instagram stories.
The British star also announced that he is trying not to look on his phone as he does not want to “want to be drawn into the black hole of social media”.
In terms of mealtime, Bloom noted that it is now 90 percent plant-based. What is more? The actor suggested that his decision to throw away (almost) all meat was based on his love and admiration for animals.
Bloom, a pet of two pups, Mighty and Nugget, recently expressed his love for cows. | Jacopo Raule / WireImage (left) / starzfly / Bauer-Griffin / GC Images (right)
Orlando Blooms (mostly) vegan diet
Bloom usually starts every day with a healthy vegan drink.
“I like to make my breakfast, so I just have some green powders that I mix with brain octane oil, a collagen powder for my hair and nails, and some protein,” he shared. “It’s all pretty LA really, really.”
This is followed by an outdoor hike while listening to “some Nirvana or stone temple pilots”. Then it’s time for the actor’s first full vegan meal of the day. “At 9am it’s breakfast, which usually consists of porridge, some hazelnut milk, cinnamon, vanilla paste, hazelnuts, goji berries, a vegan protein powder and a cup of PG tips [tea],” he explained.
Bloom added, “I’m 90 percent plant-based, so I might only have a really good piece of red meat once a month. Sometimes I look at a cow and think it’s the most beautiful thing that has ever existed. “
While this is apparently the first time the Lord of the Rings has endorsed his almost entirely vegan diet, it is definitely not the first time he has spoken about consuming and enjoying vegan foods.
In October 2019, Bloom took a trip to California’s Joshua Tree National Park and took a look at some of the vegan foods he enjoyed on his trip. In particular, the Roman star uploaded an Instagram story with a picture of the Impossible Whopper sign on Burger King. He labeled the post with the title “A must-have road trip”.
After a successful test phase in Missouri, Burger King introduced the Impossible Whopper nationwide in 2019.
Bloom’s fiancée Katy Perry has also made it her business to eat plant-based foods. | Axelle / Bauer-Griffin / FilmMagic
Why is Orlando Bloom (mostly) vegan?
As Bloom indicated in his interview with the Sunday Times, his decision to cut almost all meat and animal products from his diet was based on his relationship with animals, especially “beautiful” cows.
According to A Well-Fed World, an organization focused on plant-based hunger solutions, more than 10 billion land animals are killed each year to produce meat, dairy products and eggs in the US alone. That’s more than a million animals an hour.
Aside from animal welfare, it’s also possible that the actor’s decision to eat very little meat has something to do with the environment. In an October 2020 Instagram post urging Americans to vote at the start of the recent presidential election, Bloom shared a photo of himself with a living fish that he apparently caught on a fishing trip.
“Vote for the planet – elect representatives who care about public land, air quality, water quality and general health of our beautiful home,” he wrote in the headline. “Vote this morning – #catchandrelease #vote #votefortheplanet.”
Animal husbandry is responsible for high greenhouse gas emissions. This includes methane, which according to NASA, traps heat 28 times more effectively than carbon dioxide.
After all, Bloom’s decision to opt for a more vegan lifestyle was likely influenced by people he loves, namely his future bride, Katy Perry.
Is Katy Perry Vegan?
The singer from “Firework”, who has been with Bloom again and again since 2016, confirmed in a tweet from January 2021 that she is going vegan.
“I’m 95% ready to be 100% vegan,” she wrote at the time. “My dog Nugget has been with me on this trip for 4 months.”
She added, “Pray for us, ok.”
Like Bloom, Perry seems to have taken an incremental approach to veganism, but it looks like he’s stuck so far. When a Twitter follower asked the American Idol judge earlier this month what she ate during the auditions, she confirmed that her snacks are entirely plant-based.
“To be honest, it’s a fruit and nut season,” she replied. “#Vegan.”
Interestingly, before fully embracing a vegan diet, Perry said that it was actually Bloom who was trying to convince her to cut out meat. “He’s always trying to get me to go hiking, do yoga, or eat vegan,” she explained in November 2018, joking that she’d rather go to Taco Bell.
And while the Grammy nominee still loves her Taco Bell, which has a variety of vegan options to choose from, she’s also gone for brands with a more plant-based focus.
In fact, Perry is one of Impossible Burger’s many prominent investors, and she even dressed up as a popular plant-based food for the 2019 Met Gala and then again for an appearance on Taylor Swift’s music video for her single, “You Need To Calm Down.”