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Is Mookie Betts vegan? Dodgers star's lifestyle and diet explored

Joshua Rogers April 6, 2022
World Series - Tampa Bay Rays v Los Angeles Dodgers  - Game Six
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MLB fans want to know whether Mookie Betts is vegan so let’s take a look at what he’s said about the plant-based lifestyle.

Mookie Betts is one of the best right fielders in baseball and currently plays for the Los Angeles Dodgers after leaving the Boston Red Sox in 2020.

The five-time All-Star and two-time World Series champion also has an interesting life away from the field, and fans have recently wanted to know whether Mookie Betts is vegan.

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Is Mookie Betts vegan?

Veganism has become increasingly popular in recent years, with more and more athletes opting to switch to a plant-based diet. Mookie Betts is just one elite athlete who has made the decision to go vegan.

It’s not clear when Mookie switched to being vegan but it’s clear his partner was a big influence. In April 2021 he uploaded a photo to Instagram which he captioned: “Vegan chilli, cornbread and guacamole because my future wife @briannamichelle1 convinced me life is better as a vegan!”

A few weeks later he uploaded a picture of a vegan meal (second image below) with the caption: “Yesterday’s game-day look and dinner!

“Before I get more questions about what is in the containers… (it’s) couscous, broccoli, green beans, chickpeas, fresh avocado, shaved red onion, pickled cucumbers and tahini-dill vinaigrette.”

He then gave a shout-out to his chef @jdroadhouse accompanied by the hashtag: #LifeIsBetterAsAVegan

In May 2021, Mookie held a virtual meet and greet at Dodger Stadium and was asked about his food choices since he moved to LA.

As reported by The Hollywood Times, Mookie was asked whether he liked fast food chain In-N-Out Burger. “Are you In and Out?” the host asked. “You don’t eat meat though, right?”

Betts replied: “Yeah, that’s the thing. When I went to (restaurant) Nobu I was but I made the switch to vegan so now I have to try to find some vegan restaurants.”

Who is Mookie’s wife and influence on his diet?

Mookie Betts attributes his relatively new-found veganism to wife Brianna Hammonds. They have been together since 28 August 2005, when Betts was just 12 years old. They tied the knot in December 2021.

Hammonds’ Instagram page boasts of a luxurious lifestyle and often features Betts and their daughter, Kynlee Ivory. She often updates her followers on travel plans and stylish outfits.

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Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.