Vegan actor Jessica Chastain recently shared an Instagram post with her 1.7 million followers, offering a recipe for vegan pancakes within the caption.
“Sundays are for vegan banana pancakes ??☕,” teased the “Interstellar” star.
Sundays are for vegan banana pancakes ??☕ @journalegoiste. Styled by @deborahafshani, makeup by @kateleemakeup, hair by @cwoodhair and production design by @becketcook. Photographed by @ellenvonunwerth Recipe: Ingredients 1&1/4 cups all-purpose flour, 2 tablespoons white sugar, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1&1/4 cups water, 1 tablespoon oil, sliced bananas. Directions: Sift the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt into a large bowl. Whisk the water and oil together in a small bowl. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients, and pour in the wet. Stir just until blended; mixture will be lumpy.Heat a lightly oiled griddle over medium-high heat. Drop batter by large spoonfuls onto the griddle, and cook until bubbles form and the edges are dry. Flip, and cook until browned on the other side. Repeat with remaining batter. Serve with sliced bananas and maple syrup ?
Chastain’s glamorous post was commented on by fellow actor, Jennifer Garner, whose family-oriented recipes have gained a whirlwind of attention from parents and the media. Garner said to Chastain: “Beautiful—we will try these! X.” Chastain replied with “Yes! I love your cooking videos.”
Chastain adopted a vegan diet in 2005 after finding that pescetarianism didn’t give her the energy she desired. In an interview with W magazine last year, Chastain explained her decision: “It was because I was really low on energy….my cholesterol was very high and the doctor wanted to put me on medicine. I said that seems crazy!… so yeah, I was in my 20s, and I thought I don’t want to start taking cholesterol pills.”
“I realized the shellfish I was eating was high in cholesterol, and my diet was not helping me out, so I changed that thing, and then I found myself going to veganism because a friend of mine had a two week vegan food delivery program she wasn’t going to use so I used it, and immediately I just had more energy than I’ve ever had in my life, “ she added.
Many celebrities have also been giving the vegan diet a go. Beyoncé has convinced countless followers to join her in her trials with a vegan diet, and she recently sent the Internet into a frenzy after her highly-anticipated Coachella 2018 performance. Further, just last month, Zac Efron revealed he is eating a “purely vegan” diet and thinks it’s “brilliant.” Musician will.i.am has also been speaking out about the health benefits of a vegan diet since he began eating plant-based last year.
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