The Tom Brady, Gisele Bündchen Vacation Diet
Glam couple favors big, colorful salads, but they'll have their coconut mango cream pie and eat it, too
The internet freaked out earlier this year when the personal chef for Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady revealed their super-healthy diet.
Now, their other personal chef — yes, they have at least two at all times — recently revealed they don’t even let their hair down diet-wise when they go on vacation.
Joanne Gerrard Young, master raw chef and the brains behind The Healing Cuisine, is the person in charge of the pair’s meals at their home in Costa Rica.
“They don’t always do raw, but since it’s so easy to do in Costa Rica, we do an 80/20 raw diet, with big colorful salads and lots of fresh veggies,” Young told Well and Good. “‘G’ likes to eat vegetarian sometimes, so we’ll do a grain separate from the protein, and she’s totally into juice cleanses, so she’ll do about one per year.”
The pair’s biggest meal comes at lunch with a small-sized dinner. Desserts aren’t big on their list, but Young tries her recipes — including a coconut mango cream pie — on them.
"They didn't want to do desserts anymore, for healthy eating purposes," she added. "But I shared all of my raw vegan desserts with them and they love them and have them all the time."
And while their ultra-healthy diet may seem a bit extreme, they're mostly approaching it in the right way.
"The main idea of their diet — to avoid processed food and focus on fruits, veggies, legumes, whole grains, nuts, and seeds — is a good one," Toby Amidor, a nutrition expert and author of "The Greek Yogurt Kitchen: More Than 130 Delicious, Healthy Recipes for Every Meal of the Day," told SheKnows.
But, of course, it helps that they can afford the best of the best — yet that doesn't mean we can't all do the same (or some version of it).
"It appears that they are very lucky to have a very knowledgeable personal chef on-hand," Amidor added.
"Their chef cooks ancient grains like millet so they still get their whole grains. They also eat beans and quinoa. Anyone can learn to cook these delicious foods, although it may take some time to learn."
Meagan Morris is an entertainment and lifestyle journalist living in New York City. This article originally appeared in SheKnows and is used by permission.