How Jay Z And Beyoncé Broke Their 22-Day Vegan Diet

Julie Gerstein

It looks like the 22-day vegan diet Beyoncé embarked upon with hubby Jay Z to commemorate his 44th birthday (we’re pretty sure there’s something Illuminati-esque in those numbers) finally ended, as the couple celebrated New Year’s in Miami and indulged in a seafood meal at Seasalt & Pepper, where chef Alfredo Alvarez created a series of special pescaterian delights for the pair.

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Photo: Getty

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To break veg-edge, they went big: the couple indulged in black cod casserole, tuna and salmon tartare, tuna sashimi, octopus planche and lobster risotto. For dessert, they enjoyed avocado ice cream.

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The couple had initially gone vegan as a sort of “spiritual and physical cleanse,” explained Jay, who said he’d already switched to a vegan breakfast regimen. Previously Jay Z had said that he might try to stick with a plant-based diet, even after the 22-day challenge was over. “I don’t know what happens after Christmas. A semi-vegan, a full plant-based diet? Or just a spiritual and physical challenge?” he wrote, though we had a feeling Beyoncé wasn’t quite as convinced.

Throughout the vegan experiment, she was spotted in leather, fur, and even pizza-themed clothing, which many interpreted as a silent protest against a meat- and dairy-free diet.

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