Lenny Kravitz Workout and Diet
Leonard Kravitz was born in Manhattan, the only child of actress Roxie Roker and tv news producer Sy Kravitz. He decided to be-come a musician when the was 5, and started playing drums and guitar. Because his dad also worked as a jazz promoter, Kravitz got to personally know many famous musicians. The family moved to LA when he was 10 for his mother’s role on The Jeffersons. He sang in the California Boys Choir, taught himself to play piano and appeared in tv commercials. Kravitz’s debut album Let Love Rule was released in 1989. His popularity grew and he won the Grammy for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance 4 years in a row, from 1999-2001. Kravitz has sold over 40 million records worldwide, and been nominated for and won many more awards, including MTV Video, American Music, and Blockbuster Entertainment. Kravitz performed at the XLIX Super Bowl in 2015 with Katy Perry. His acting credits include Cinna in The Hunger Games, Better Things, and a recurring role on Star.Kravitz also launched a furniture lineand released an autobiography.He was briefly married to actress Lisa Bonet and they have a daughter together, Zoe, who is an actress, singer, and model.Kravitz has millions of followers on social media. He is 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs about160 lbs.
Lenny Kravitz’s Diet
Kravitz follows a vegetarian diet and sometimes goes full vegan for months at a time. He grows much of his own produce at his farm in Brazil and on his island home in the Bahamas. His fridge is full of green things like broccoli, lettuce, kale, okra, and his favorite, the fruit called soursop. He says this diet is the key to his long-lasting health and vitality. Kravitz has done a raw vegan diet for as long as a year. He is extremely disciplined when it comes to eating and does not often stray from his healthy cuisine. When he’s in the mood for a cheat, he goes for carbs, like pancakes and pasta. His beverage of choice is clean, pure water.
- Low-Medium Protein 25% 25%
- Medium Fat 25% 25%
- High Carb 60% 60%
Grow Your Own
Kravitz is very particular about what he eats, right down to growing most of his food himself.
Kravitz sometimes follows a raw vegan diet. Raw may mean eating stuff straight out of the garden, but food items can also be soaked, dehydrated, sprouted, or juiced.
Kravitz says the secret to his longevity and the ability to continue to perform well into his 50s is his plant-rich diet. He will sometimes exclude all sugar from his diet as well, including fruit sugar.
Kravitz loves soursop, a fruit that grows in tropical regions. The flavor is sometimes described as a mix of strawberry and apple with a creamy texture of banana or coconut. It is used in the drink agua fresca.
For Kravitz, a cheat meal is something super carb-y, like pasta, bread, pancakes or waffles.
What to Eat
What to Avoid
Anything Processed or Artificial
Kravitz on Growing his Own Veggies
‘A great blessing of living here in the Bahamas is that I get to grow my own food.’
Kravitz on His Diet
‘I’m very careful about what I put into my body and how I take care of my body.’
Kravitz on Eating in The Middle of the Night
‘I wouldn’t eat at 2 in the morning. If I wake up and I’m hungry, I would just drink water to fill my stomach.’
Kravitz on Soursop
Soursop is so good for you. You should try it.’
Lenny Kravitz’s Workout Routine
Kravitz works out 5-6 days a week. He prefers to get his exercise out of doors rather than at a formal gym.
Kravitz’ idea of a workout is biking, paddleboarding, or doing anything outside. He also keeps a selection of hand weights on hand, and uses a tree as his weight bench.
Kravitz takes his dog along for companionship when he exercises. Having to walk a dog can be an easy way to get more movement into your day.
Kravitz Facetimes with his trainer of 25+ years, Dodd Romero, so he doesn’t miss a workout just because they’re an ocean apart. Romero also trains celebrities like Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez.
A Lenny Kravitz Routine
Pick an outdoor activity, or anything that motivates you to move.
Kravitz on Self-Care
‘It’s a combination of eating all these things and working out and keeping my muscles and my joints in shape so that I can do what I do.’
Kravitz on Exercise
‘Exercise keeps my mind, body and spirit where I can be more creative.’
Kravitz on Where he Exercises
‘I’d rather be outside and in nature than being cooped up inside a gym.’
Kravitz on his Routine
‘My exercise regime [sic] has become more efficient, more focused.’
Kravitz on How He Stays Motivated
‘My fridge has a picture of Bruce Lee on it to keep me inspired.’
Lenny Kravitz’s Supplements
Kravitz doesn’t have much to say on the topic of supplements, so below are options that can benefit anyone following a similar diet routine.
Kravitz prefers to eat his vitamins, but vegans can run short on certain nutrients like vitamin B12 which can cause anemia, fatigue, and neurological issues.
Anti-inflammatory omega-3s promote brain health. They also tend to be found in animal products, but you can get them from blue-green algae.
Protein is essential for strong muscles, as well as to feel full. Vegan options are available, including from plants like peas.
Zinc is another trace mineral we all need to stay healthy. It is ne-cessary for a strong immune system, to heal wounds, and to grow new cells.
Calcium is essential for strong bones, teeth, and muscles including heart muscle. If you don’t eat dairy products, consider supple-menting.
The mineral selenium offers antioxidant effects and is essential for thyroid function, and vegans often fall short in this important nutrient.
Also necessary for thyroid health and metabolism is iodine, and vegan sources are available.
A vegan multivitamin offers an easy way to fill gaps in your diet.
Lenny Kravitz’s Lifestyle
For about 6 months after Kravitz and Lisa Bonet split up, he only slept for 2 hours a day. But these days, Kravitz is close friends with Bonet and her new husband, Jason Momoa, and their kids.
Kravitz has dated some very famous women including Vanessa Paradis, Adriana Lima and Nicole Kidman, but has opted not to remarry thus far.
What’s In a Name
Kravitz is named after his uncle who was killed in action in the Korean War when he was 19, saving most of his platoon in the process.
Kravitz got to attend a Jackson 5 concert when he was about 7 years old, and they became his favorite performers.
How’s That for a Birthday Song
Kravitz’s dad was a jazz promoter and knew many celebrities including Sarah Vaughn, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, and Duke Ellington. The Duke played ‘Happy Birthday’ for Kravitz when he turned 5.
How’s the Weather, Cuz?
Kravitz is second cousin to weatherman Al Roker on his mother’s side. Their grandfathers were brothers.
A Place to Call Home
Kravitz sold his Miami Beach home in 2017. He currently owns a house in Paris, a farm in Brazil, and an Airstream trailer surrounded by some land in the Bahamas.
Kravitz looks amazing, and says he only uses very few products: clean water for his face, and organic coconut oil, shea butter and cocoa butter on his body. His soap of choice is Dr. Bronner’s almond, which he uses on his face, hair, and clothes.
Artists Against Racism
Growing up mixed-race, Kravitz was told early in his career that he wasn’t ‘white enough,’ or alternatively that he wasn’t ‘black enough’ to be marketable. He is a member of the Canadian charity Artists Against Racism and has produced a radio public service announcement on the subject.
Kravitz on Music
‘Music is my life. It is a reflection of what I go through.’
Kravitz on Inspiring Others
‘People always accuse me of being motivational in a way, like it was a bad thing.’
Kravitz on his Upbringing
‘My mom raised me in a positive environment, with lots of love in my heart, and that reflects in my music.’
Kravitz on his Dreams
‘My dream is to become a farmer. Just a Bohemian guy pulling up his own sweet potatoes for dinner.’
Kravitz on Technology
‘We’re getting so pulled in by computers and technology, and our kids have their face in the computers all day. The human relationship is being diminished by this.’
Kravitz on Suffering
‘We weren’t put here to be miserable. We were put here to do the best we can, and we should take our energy and improve out state of being.’