Madelaine Petsch, a leading actress on CW’s hit teen drama, “Riverdale,” recently spoke about her vegan lifestyle in a recent online interview with People Magazine. The actress, known for her portrayal of Cheryl Blossom on the show, claims her vegan diet gets her through the demanding schedule she has while shooting.
She gives specifics about what she typically eats in a day, in addition to how she maintains her camera-ready physique. The actress began by confirming that she has been plant-based her entire life, saying, “Being vegan keeps my body fueled and running smoothly.” As a vegan, Petsch doesn’t eat any animal product of any kind, including meat, fish, eggs, and dairy.
Petsch eats three meals a day, including 2 snacks – one in between each meal. She begins her breakfast with overnight oats mixed with almond milk and topped with cacao nibs and raspberries, as well as a coffee with more almond milk. Although she does stress variety within her diet, she says she eats overnight oats everyday, as a preference.
She conveys the importance of eating “clean, non-processed foods, which helps [her] avoid feeling fatigued on long work days.” Her lunches consist of fully loaded green salads with grains, beans, nuts, and vegan dressing.
Dinners are balanced. She gave the example of roasted broccoli “steaks” topped with Daiya cheddar cheese, brown rice, and black beans. Throughout the day she snacks on clean vegan protein bars, fruit and almond butter, and for dessert, homemade banana ice cream.
All of that plant-based fuel helps to support her demanding, six-days-a-week workout regimen. Petsch explained, “I exercise for an hour and a half. [First] a two to three-mile run, and then muscle training.” While eating very clean, she also devours a ton of water every day – approximately 11 to 13 500 ml bottles. That’s about twice the recommended 2.7 liters of water per day. But because she exercises six days a week, she needs to stay more hydrated than the average person.