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"She's like... a dirty hippie. Without the dirt."
Strong Bad, Homestar Runner

A comical left-wing, environmentalist-spiritualist character, with a penchant for tie-dyes, crystals, veganism, free love, oneness with nature and anything that is "all-natural" and spiritual.

This character is not very well grounded in reality, tending to be overly-cheerful and flighty but not scatter-brained enough to qualify as The Ditz. She loves alternative medicine and might refer to real doctors as "greedy allopaths" who are "in bed with Big Pharma" followed by an immediate apology for "bringing such a negative vibe. That's not like me, at all."

Granola Guys are less common, and are often depicted as some flavor of New-Age Retro Hippie: either a Tommy Chong-ish Erudite Stoner, a balding old guy with a ponytail who only grudgingly accepts that the 1960s are over, or (in more recent works) a pretentious millennial hipster with long hair and organic, hemp-based clothes. Either way, expect him to have a big beard and wear loose, outdoorsy clothes. He typically looks likes he's about to go on a hike. He may work as a yoga instructor, whitewater rafting guide, or mountaineering store staffer. Whatever his job is, it's sustainable and nature-related.

You can expect either gender to play the acoustic guitar, badly (or actually be pretty good at it), or the ukulele, typically to play folk or folk-rock. Their natural habitat is the hiking trail, the local nature reserve, and the left-leaning coffeeshop. Regardless of gender, they are portrayed as sincere and well-meaning. Bonus points for having an out-of-the-box Hippie Name (think Frank Zappa's offspring).

Granola Girls (and Guys) tend to be Wide Eyed Idealists or occasional Cloudcuckoolanders, and often end up bringing other characters to follow their way of thinking, usually to solve a conflict, think about a situation from a different perspective, save an endangered species, or do a protest. Especially true in an office setting, where they probably feel like a Fish out of Water: they're likely to spearhead the team-building exercise that gets their fellows and superiors through an issue none of them have been able to solve (in which case, compare Genius Ditz).

If Soapbox Sadie doesn't become a Straw Feminist when she grows up, she'll become this trope instead. A Granola Girl who is really serious about the lifestyle may live on a Commune. If a Granola Girl is completely committed to the persona, she may also be a Hairy Girl and/or not wear a bra as well. Like her New-Age Retro Hippie counterpart, she often Does Not Like Shoes (unless they're Birkenstocks). Sometimes, she is a Straw Feminist or Straw Vegetarian, but she won't be nearly as aggressive as those tropes usually entail. May also be a hardline communist but she'll usually be more Rosa Luxemburg than Josef Stalin. Be on the watch for Round Hippie Shades. After finishing degrees in environmentalism and sustainability, she may become an executive in an eco-friendly firm or NGO and become a Bourgeois Bohemian.


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  • A series of home insurance adverts for UK insurer Direct Line, featuring a potential customer who misses their offers because she's worried about feng shui, or accidentally drops a heavy crystal on the salesman's foot. Occasionally used for Hypocritical Humor, such as the one where she claims not to need insurance because she's moved beyond material goods, and then can't find her handbag.
    Customer: It's got all my things in it! It's got all my money!!

    Comic Books 
  • Karolina Dean of the Runaways, being the progeny of two movie stars, is this, to a certain degree. She's a vegan and generally prefers to avoid fighting. The team's busy schedule of dealing with criminals, demons, and alien invaders and general lack of money doesn't give her much opportunity to indulge in other granola behaviors, though.

    Comic Strips 
  • Sky from Chelsea Boys is a Granola Boy full stop. Vegetarian, idealist, does his yoga every day, raised on a hippie commune in Canada, the list goes on...
  • Roxanne from Candorville is this Gone Horribly Wrong — for instance, she loudly lectures anyone who eats meat but has no problem with wearing fur to "preserve [the animal's] beauty forever." There are indications that she's psychotic several times over. Given that she wants to Take Over the World and might actually pull it off, this is really bad.
  • Dykes to Watch Out For: Most of the main characters (with the distinct exception of Sydney) are distinctly on this end of the spectrum compared to mainstream Middle America, with Sparrow starting off as the most so. Ironically, in the strip's latter days, the biggest Granola Girl is the main male character, Stuart.
  • Andrea "Andy" Fox from FoxTrot is an exaggerated version of this, making things like eggplant brownies.

    Fan Works 
  • Terra Caldwell from the Pokémon fanfic Convergent Paths, who dislikes shoes and likes meditating, up to the point of switching between the normal state and meditative state (in which she speaks "like a wise elder of a village").
  • DC Nation: Aurora "Fauna" Andersen is still a left-wing activist for a variety of causes, with her activist work sometimes just as dangerous as her missions as a Titan. She keeps her superheroing a secret because the people she works with disapprove of caped vigilantes.
  • It's The End Of The World As We Know It: Sweet Leaf. Also, Sandalwood's mother.
  • Total Drama What If Series: Dawn was unimpressed by the food that Chef made in the first episode, as when Chef gave her a clump of dirt after suggesting something vegan, she wished that they could've at least given her a salad. That and the fact that her personality is part of this trope.

    Films — Animation 
  • In Turning Red, Mei is passionate about preserving the ecosystem. One of her stickers reads "Save the whales", a deleted scene is her railing about her ecological cause, and deforestation and animals in cages are two of the triggers her parents tested her with.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • Played with in The Addams Family. A Girl Scout insists she only eats all-natural, preservative-free foods while debating purchasing some of Wednesday's lemonade... and then offers to sell them highly-processed Girl Scout cookies. Wednesday's priceless rebuttal: "Are they made from real girl scouts?"
  • Ali & Ratu Ratu Queens: Chinta is a middle-aged Asian version; she's a masseuse concerned with chakra flow and the "vibrations" of the morning sun, looks for signs from the universe, and is even introduced analyzing the feng shui of their would-be restaurant. She also eats a lot of plant-based food if the others' comments about having grass for dinner is anything to go by.
  • Chrissie, Sally's ditzy sister in Atlantic City. She thinks that Dave is a reincarnated soul who has had lives going back to ancient Egypt, she thinks that Jesus would be a Hare Krishna if he were still around, she feels no awkwardness in sleeping with her sister's husband, and she has no problem with Dave selling "dope" because "dope belongs to the whole world." When she finds out Dave has been murdered she doesn't mind, because that only means Dave will be reincarnated sooner.
  • Being John Malkovich has Lotte. Quirky, animal loving, and a little bit crazy. Lotte is incredibly dissatisfied with her life, and feels trapped in her marriage with Craig. She’s desperate to find something to give her meaning, and relishes the chance to escape her life through the experience of being John Malkovich.
  • Black Sheep (2007): Experience. She claims to be able to see auras, carries around an aromatherapy candle, and at some point learned something about acupuncture.
  • Blood Widow: Harmony Lively is a mild example of this. She likes to sketch, and when exploring the abandoned school building, notes that she doesn't like the feeling that it gives off.
  • Crystal Fairy from Crystal Fairy & the Magical Cactus is a New Ager who complains about sugary cereals, attempts energy rituals, and puts "magic pebbles" in the guys' drinks so they can consume the essence.
  • In Dante's Peak Geologist Harry Dalton's boss refers to a time when he tried to set up Harry with a girl who Harry should have been compatible with, since she was into rocks, too. "Crystals", Harry grimly replies, "She was into crystals. Not rocks. Crystals."
  • Main Street Meats: Neddy's third victim is this. She's seen wandering through the woods with a guy holding a shovel behind her. Said guy is following to dig a hole for her dead pet (which she is carrying and talking to) once she feels where her cat wants to be buried. Oh, and she has a peace sign tattoo on the small of her back, which is still visible after she's been cut into bits.
  • Mars Attacks!: Brutally parodied— Annette Bening's character Barbara is a Granola Girl who sets up New Age crystals as she watches the Martians land, believing that they are the saviors of the human race, here to enlighten us. They aren't. She's one of the few people to survive the massacre that follows. Afterward, Barbara claims that they have come to punish humanity for destroying the Earth.
  • Orange County has the Deadpan Snarker protagonist's girlfriend Ashley obsessed with saving endangered animals and ditsy but not stupid.
  • Pirates of Silicon Valley: Steve Jobs's girlfriend, who had a daughter with him named Lisa. His first reaction when she breaks up with him is to fire the entire Apple Lisa dev team.
  • Holly in Shrooms gives off this vibe but isn't generally too obnoxious about it (unless she is having an argument with Lisa). Like her boyfriend Troy (who is more The Stoner), she thinks that taking magic mushrooms can't hurt you because they are 'natural'.
  • Layla from Sky High (2005). Layla Williams is depicted as a sweet, kind and righteous person who loves nature and mankind. She likes to think of people as a unit and dislikes other opinions on the matter. She values her relationship with Will and their other friends, Magenta, Ethan, and Zach, and later Warren Peace. She is also very optimistic.

  • American Gods: Samantha Black Crow delivers a beautiful speech of all the (sometimes contradictory) things she believes in, which could well be a summary of the beliefs of many of these characters. In a subversion, this is a universe where all this might well be true, at the same time.
  • Dawn of the Baby Sitters Club loves the beach and California living, is a health food nut, an environmentalist, and a strong opponent of guns and violence.
  • Brief Interviews with Hideous Men: One of David Foster Wallace's short stories involved a man relating the story of a hook-up with a "granola cruncher" that turned into a most peculiar tale about her managing to get a rapist to not rape her in a truly bizarre manner.
  • Discworld:
    • Magrat Garlick, especially in her early appearances, where the citizens of Lancre had come to fear her self-righteous lectures about how meat is bad for your health and how anything natural is good for you.
    • Lords and Ladies mitigates this somewhat, however—Magrat's cottage has traditionally housed thoughtful witches who carefully researched things and wanted to know, for example, when a spell calls for eye of newt, does left or right make a difference? Granny is a better witch because she knows it doesn't matter, but she nonetheless goes to Magrat for help when someone is poisoned because she knows that Magrat's beliefs do make her a better doctor.
  • John Martin, of Island in the Sea of Time and sequels, is a Granola Guy whose idealism survives even a one-way trip to the Bronze Age and his captivity by an American officer turned barbarian warlord.
  • Allie's mother in Margaret Ball's Lost in Translation, who's heavily into yoga, astral travel, channeling and such and believes that Allie shouldn't seek temporary employment at the Steak Shoppe because it's full of "red meat and death vibrations."
  • Monster of the Month Club:
    • Rilla's mother is a real New Age "back-to-nature" type with strong beliefs about environmentalism and how it's wrong to keep or name animals, and is trying to raise her daughter to be the same. Rilla, however, only goes along with her mother's methods where Sparrow can see, and privately rebels when she can, such as eating junk food when she's away from home and naming the cats in the barn after sweet food and drink.
    • Rilla's aunt Poppy is a lesser version - she largely goes along with Sparrow's methods, but openly adores the mechanical riding lawnmower they received (and the feeling of power it gives her) after they had to give up the goat Sparrow had originally used to keep the lawn short.
    • Butterscotch, the August Selection, is based on one; she also likes the Peace Sign pendant Rilla has from her father and ends up claiming and wearing it herself.
  • The School for Good Mothers: Susanna, Gust's younger girlfriend and later wife, who takes over caregiving duties for little Harriet while Frida is at the school. Much earlier, she had suggested that Frida switch to cloth diapers, buy Harriet clothes made out of organic cotton and get some healing crystals for the nursery, even offering to start her out with rose quartz.
  • Parodied/Lampshaded in Thursday Next: First Among Sequels, by Thursday's fictional counterpart, Thursday5, a Lighter and Softer version of her, written after the original complained about the Darker and Edgier first four.
  • The Witch of Knightcharm: Starlyght is introduced as a willowy hippie who is deeply into spirituality, enlightenment, and the study of indigenous cultures. Unfortunately, she's far more passionate in her beliefs than she is knowledgeable about them, and it's made clear she doesn't understand anything that she's talking about.

    Live-Action TV 
  • One of these appears on Adam Ruins Everything, as a guest of the week. She is a journalist for a health and wellness magazine with a heavy focus on alternative medicine, and a big project at work is stressing her out and making her feel all out of sorts. She turns to help from a health spa, where Adam shows her that she can't "detox" her body (and doesn't have to), colon cleanses do more harm than good, there's no reason to fear MSG, and things like crystal healing rely heavily on the placebo effect. (He also informs her that traditional medicine does too and that there's no harm in going to a health spa or using its services.)
  • Lindsay on Arrested Development tries to present herself as this at times, but utterly fails at it in practice as she is a Spoiled Brat at heart. Once to prove herself a real activist she joined a volunteer group to clean up the Wetlands. She ended up getting a taxi there because she didn't want to take the bus, skewered a frog with her trash spike, got lost, and "I think I maced a crane." She also claims to be against animal-skin, yet she wears ostrich skin boots which she justifies with ostriches not being cute enough animals.
  • Bar Rescue: Lonie of Underground Wonder Bar. Her vegan influence on the menu wouldn't be bad, if her reasons for not putting traditional bar foods such as chicken wings on the menu weren't so hypocritical. note  Her bar's outside appearance, which she painted herself, looked more childish and didn't fit with the upscale Chicago Neighborhood. And her musical abilities (she was a jazz musician playing in Chicago bars), well... let's just say that some of that ability didn't exactly age well. Finally, she puts out crayons, and paper table covers out for customers to doodle on. When Taffer tries speaking with her, she spends the entire first meeting drawing hearts and Cross-Popping Veins on it rather than paying attention to what he's trying to say..
  • Penny from The Big Bang Theory has some traits of this, largely as a contrast to the very science-oriented guys. She is an aspiring actress who believes in psychics, horoscopes, the supernatural and is generally more empathy minded. Although played for laughs in the first episode, where she introduces herself as a vegan, "...except for fish and the occasional steak. I love steak!"
  • Boy Meets World: Topanga in the first season. She was intended as a one-shot character, but the actress made such an impression that she was invited back as a regular. The novelty wore thin pretty quickly, so when the show re-tooled in the second season, they changed her into a Girl Next Door. Her change is explained in-universe as just growing out of it as it's brought up in a later episode complete with Topanga mimicking an earlier incident of smearing lipstick over her face.
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer featured the literally short-lived Principal Flutie as another male version of the trope. After some possessed students ate him (he finally found the gumption to threaten them with detention just before dying), he was replaced by the better-known Principal Snyder, who utters the immortal, 'That's the kind of woolly-headed liberal thinking that leads to being eaten,' (as opposed to what eventually happens to him).
    • Flutie's immediate characterization paints him as aspiring to this archetype rather than succeeding in it. He wants to give Buffy a fresh start, tears up her transcript, and then, horrified, tapes it back together after glancing over the specifics, and tells Buffy the kids know they can call him by his first name but then adds, "but they don't." He was a nice guy though, a sort of hypocritical but well-meaning Reasonable Authority Figure, as opposed to Snyder who openly has it in for Buffy from day one.
  • Claire Howard of The Closer is definitely this. She eats nothing but vegan stuff and tried to feed it to her brother and Brenda. She is an intuitionist (psychic). And she had tried a ton of other stuff including yoga and soap making.
  • Feel Good: Elliot, George's boyfriend after breaking up with Mae, who's bisexual, a feminist and a considerate lover, but who lectures George about what he perceives as her inappropriate sexual appetites. They break up.
  • Mr. Fellows, the English teacher from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. He seemed desperate to prove to Will that he was totally down with having a black student by doing things like casually mentioning how much he loved Glory, or stating how we need to "fix" the South.
  • Phoebe from Friends. Slightly less so in later seasons when she ended up a little less hippy and a little more edgy.
    • Ross refuses to let Rachel name their daughter "Rain" because he believes she'll grow up to be like this.
      Ross: Rain? "Hi, my name is Rain. I have my own kiln, and my dress is made out of wheat."
      Phoebe: I know her! I bought a homemade soap from her at a Dead show!
  • Hannah Montana: Sarah, who once went to work in Rico's snack shack and ended up getting rid of paper plates and cups under the excuse that they would all asphyxiate if they didn't quit using them. While she's right, it is kind of extreme.
  • How I Met Your Mother:
    • Barney was a Granola Guy who wanted to join the peace corps. Then his girlfriend dumped him for a jerk in a suit and Barney became LEGEN-wait for it...DARY.
    • Ted's high school/sometimes college girlfriend Karen was a particularly insufferable example. Obsessed with wine and healthy food, bashing pop culture and pretty much everything, and a chronic cheater.
  • In Li'l Horrors, Mummy girl Cleo Patra is deeply into things like crystals and auras. She is also a Valley Girl.
  • A male example from The Millers, Adam was raised on a commune, that had a cultish leader, by a mother who apparently really got aroundnote . He and Debbie own a yoga studio with an attached vegan cafe, although they themselves are vegetarians. Adam even had pigtails when the Millers first met him, although Carol forced him to cut them off before he could marry Debbie.
  • The Monkees: Peter Tork (on the TV show and in real life) was more of a Granola Guy rather than a New-Age Retro Hippie (although he displays many of these characteristics as well. See also: Erudite Stoner.). He was undoubtedly the peace-loving “hippie” of the group, donning groovy '60s fashion (moccasins, beads, henna, flowers), and very openly displaying his dislike of violence onscreen.
    • Which may explain why he was cast as Topanga’s father Jedidiah in early episodes of Boy Meets World.
  • In Motherland: Fort Salem, Tally grew up on a matrifocal compound - basically, a hippie-witch commune with no men. She is the most liberal member of the main trio.
  • Janice from The Muppet Show, who apparently had a discussion with her mother at some point about living on the beach and walking around naked (The Great Muppet Caper). The Muppets Mayhem establishes that she's a vegan, practises accupuncture and can apparently levitate during yoga sessions.
  • In Project Runway season two, the designers were given an assignment to create a new look for each other. Santino said that he was going to make Kara Janx look like less of a "granola hippie".
    • Timothy of season 12 was a Granola Boy. He was committed to using earth-friendly fabric in everything, and in an overlap with Cloudcuckoolander, started talking about how we had to save the forests because the unicorns lived there. Sadly, he was eliminated early because he didn't exactly perform well under the Project Runway constraints.
  • Jessie Spano in Saved by the Bell the show's resident know-it-all crusader.
  • Blair's mother Naomi in The Sentinel fits this. She clears away bad energy with burning sage (much to Jim's annoyance), rearranges Jim's furniture because of bad feng shui (much to Jim's annoyance), and believes in psychics (much to Jim's annoyance). She is a vegetarian and such a believer in free love that there are several "candidates" who might be Blair's father.
    • Blair has inherited some of the granola characteristics. He drinks algae shakes for breakfast, recommends folk remedies from around the world whenever someone is ill, and has an open mind on everything from spirit animals to ghosts. He also doesn't like guns, but that doesn't stop him from holding his own in later episodes.
  • Leo from That '70s Show could be an example of this because he's an older hippie stoner who refuses to grow up, although the fact that the show is set in the '70s makes this a moot point. Though it helps that this character is played by Tommy Chong!
  • Chelsea Daniels from That's So Raven.
  • The Thick of It: Stewart Pearson from is an example and an unusual one in that he is neither an aging hippy nor a sympathetic character. He refuses to wear suits, drinks herbal tea, cycles everywhere, and is possibly far too PC for the centre-Right political party which employs him as a spin doctor. His colleagues generally find him irrational and irritating: MP Peter Mannion was less than impressed when Stewart made him install a wind turbine on the roof of his home. For PR purposes, naturally: underneath it all, he's as ruthless as a spin doctor needs to be.
  • True Blood: For the extreme version of this trope, there's Amy Burley. She may kidnap and torture vampires for a high, but it doesn't matter because being a Granola Girl makes her a good person, dammit.
    Amy: (talking to kidnapped vampire) I am an organic vegan and my carbon footprint is minuscule.
  • The Twilight Zone (1985): In "The Girl I Married", Valerie Richman was the archetypal hippie chick in The '60s. When the spirit of the '60s Valerie appears to her husband Ira in 1987, she suggests that the two of them relax by doing a little LSD. Although Ira turns down the idea, she takes him to a double bill of Easy Rider and Woodstock and later a meditation session.
  • Vida: Lyn, to the point that Eddy tries to accommodate her diet with vegan options. Even so, she breaks down by eating flan in Episode Two.
  • One episode of Mom has Christy date a male one. He's vegan, very much an environmentalist, into New Age stuff such as Tantra and condemns Adam and Bonnie for eating meat. Christy tries to live his lifestyle, but ultimately breaks down, ending their relationship after he catches her eating ribs.

  • As described by Beck in "Nitemare Hippy Girl":
    She's spazzing out on a cosmic level
    And she's meditating with the devil
    She's cooking salad for breakfast
    She's got tofu the size of Texas
  • Lloyd Cole's "So You'd Like To Save The World".
    You might call it ultraviolet radiation ... It's only sunlight!
  • Mary Moon, the eponymous "New Age Girl" from the song by Deadeye Dick, featured in Dumb and Dumber.
  • "Junk Food Junkie" ( written by Larry Groce) is about a Granola Guy who has some problems maintaining the lifestyle in private:
    Well, at lunchtime you can always find me at the Whole Earth Vitamin Bar
    Just sucking on my plain white yogurt from my hand-thrown pottery jar
    And sippin' a little hand-pressed cider, with a carrot stick for dessert
    And wiping my face in a natural way on the sleeve of my peasant shirt
    Oh, yeah
    Ah, but when that clock strikes midnight, and I'm all by myself
    I work that combination on my secret hideaway shelf
    And I pull out some Fritos corn chips, Dr. Pepper, and an ole Moon Pie
    Then I sit back in glorious expectation of a genuine junk food high.
  • "Mr Natural" by Mental As Anything is from the POV of a Granola Guy.
    I don't drive no car
    I don't buy the stars
    I don't eat no meat
    I am Mr Complete.
  • Tim Minchin's nine-minute beat poem "Storm" describes his encounter with, and ensuing verbal smackdown of, a Granola Girl:
    And when she says "I'm Sagittarian", I confess a pigeonhole starts to form-
    and is immediately filled with pigeon, when she says her name is Storm.
  • Neil Young acts like a very practical-minded version of this. In 1979, Devo actually christened him "Grandpa Granola". One of the founders of Farm Aid, he emphasizes the importance of eating locally and always has a big tent with organic vegetarian food. His book Waging Heavy Peace is subtitled "A Hippie Dream". One look at his website will tell you how seriously he takes this.

  • Monster High: has two Granola Girls. One is Draculaura who is a Vegetarian Vampire and the other is Venus McFlytrap a Plant Person. Venus may seem pushy in wanting others to protect the planet and prevent pollution, but her health relies on a healthy environment.

    Video Games 
  • Animal Crossing: The hairstylist poodle Harriet becomes this in the 2.0 update of New horizons, moving out with Harvey to his camping island, and still doing her job as a hairdresser using only her trusty scissors and her comb instead of the electric hair dryer she used in previous games.
  • The Conduit: Talk radio host Autumn Wanderer, who thinks the game's alien invasion is due to a misunderstanding by the angry, male-dominated government.
  • Ginger from defunct FarmVille clone ChefVille was a literal granola girl. Not only was she the stereotypical post-Hippie in a wool hat granola girl, her obsession was fresh natural ingredients and at one point she tasked the player with making granola.
  • The elves from Dwarf Fortress. They live in forests, don't use metal, are "at peace with nature" (wild animals won't attack them), and are somehow able to get plenty of wood without chopping down trees. Taken to extremes in two ways:
    • They hate trees being chopped down. If you try to trade to an elven caravan anything made out of wood or anything derived from wood (like soap or clear glassnote ) it will offend the caravan master so much he'll immediately leave. In previous versions of the game visiting elven diplomats would demand that you'd set a yearly maximum quota for tree cutting. And when a world's history is being generated elven civilizations will go to war over human and dwarven civilizations cutting down too many trees.
    • If a sapient creature is already dead, the elves have no problem with eating the corpse, since just letting the corpse rot would be a waste of resources. This includes eating the corpses of human and dwarven soldiers they killed in the wars they started over tree cutting, which pisses off the humans and dwarves so much that the wars keep on going.

    Web Animation 
  • Happy Tree Friends: While not as overtop as some of the other examples, Giggles is still shown to care about the environment greatly, and harming the environment is a Berserk Button for her.
  • Homestar Runner: Marzipan whose "dirty hippie" quotient varies — although the Strong Bad Email coloring painted her as a frightening political-correctness freak. The Christmas 2010 'toon "A Decemberween Mackerel" suggests she may be farther on the self-righteous dark side of the trope than we realize:
    Marzipan: At Decemberween time, it's our duty as people with more than one DVR to help those much, much, much, much, way very, very, very much, really smelly, a lot much less fortunate than us.

    Web Original 
  • Brandon Rogers has the Astrological Lesbians Darlene and her celestial star partner Cathlen as parodies of this. They only eat mud to not threaten the lives of plants, hate dicks, and are angered by their son drawing them, Cathlen is a musician whose songs are a single note held for three minutes and Darlene teaches a spiritual healing class. In "A Day At the Beach", they even try to perform a ceremony to regulate their menstrual cycles with the ocean.
  • Cobra Kai: As a stoner's kid, Moon comes by this honestly. She's a super-sweetie but not the deepest thinker of West Valley High (as the school brawl in the climax of Season 2 hammered home to her).
  • In the Collegehumor sketch about planning a wedding, Murph and Emily are trying to find an officiant that will please their religious and conservative families, and their more secular, liberal friends. They consult a Christian priest or minister, who tells them that he'll discuss in his sermon how a wife's role is to be subservient to her husband and that he'll go into discussions about Fire and Brimstone Hell. The next person they consult is some kind of neopagan priestess, who's giving them a rundown of what her ceremony would entail: she'll have them drink from the Earth Chalice, then she'll do a Nude Nature Dance in honor of Gaia. They finally choose an easygoing, nondenominational minister, who also happens to be gay, and is willing to read the Lord's Prayer, but otherwise keep the ceremony fairly secular.
  • Hippie girl Windsong on NoPixel is vegan, promotes weed as a pathway towards world peace, despises organized religion and vaccines, and thinks that essential oils will heal gunshot wounds. She's also a bit of a hypocrite; she believes in peace and love despite owning a Taser and delighting in attacking her enemies, she is anti-capitalist despite using her weed sales to get a swanky pad in Vinewood, and she idolizes the Sixties and looks down on the modern day despite using a smartphone and modern electric car.
  • The character of The Nostalgia Chick deconstructs this one. She's a misanthropic, uncaring Straw Feminist who talks about the environment and progressive causes but would rather lie around in her house, drink beer, and bitch about nostalgic crap. Played literally in one review where she can be seen munching on granola. There were multiple levels of deliberate irony in this, boiling down to promoting feminist and progressive ideas by deliberately invoking Strawman Has a Point. When Lindsay Ellis left Channel Awesome and started doing videos under her own name she dropped the pretext and argues for them openly in a much more serious manner (including a PBS show!)... although drinking beer and complaining about nostalgic crap still features heavily.

    Western Animation 
  • Starr from 6teen is a vegan and a New Age enthusiast. She is Jude's first girlfriend, and the first girl he ever kisses. Like him, she is somewhat of an oddball with a strange outlook on life. She often wears rollerblades, and works at Vegan Island. She eventually abandons this for a goth persona.
  • Cadpig from 101 Dalmatians: The Series. She is noted for keeping up a constant chatter of relentlessly upbeat, self-inspirational philosophy. However, Cadpig's New Age-ness really masks a passive-aggressiveness that's much more aggressive than passive, as her upbeat, cheerful and positive outlook on life is merely a thin veneer for some underlying hostility.
  • Nora Rita Norita from Animaniacs (2020) is always on a treadmill, working out, and goes laughing mad when accused of eating donuts.
  • Mr. Van Driessen from Beavis And Butthead was a male example, nobly trying and failing to get the boys to read self-help books instead of just giving them detention.
  • On Birdz, Eddie's big sister, Steffy, is a staunch environmentalist. The first episode has her throwing paint on models wearing fuzzy caterpillar coats, and another has her boycotting a singer because he uses a shampoo with the extract of an endangered plant (even though she had been begging to go to one of his concerts).
  • Indy from Bluey is implied to be one due to her hairstyle and the fact that she isn't allowed to eat wheat, sugar, gluten, or dairy.
  • Skye Flower Blue from Carl˛. Skye is Carl Crashman's vegetarian girlfriend who has a dream to save nature itself. She always makes fundraisers for stray animals and tries to raise awareness of nature, which Carl is not interested in, but he absolutely adores her. She is also an expert of protesting. Having a sweet and generous heart, she is a sensitive person with a heart of gold.
  • Sam from Danny Phantom, who's labeled herself as an "Ultra-Recyclo Vegetarian", though she also blends this with being a goth, or, as she puts it, Eco-Goth, so wears a lot more black than the average version.
  • Jessica Cruz from DC Super Hero Girls is a vegan, a pacifist (which poses some unique challenges considering she’s a superhero), and is constantly attending protests.
  • Dexter's Laboratory: Mandark's parents are stereotypical tree-hugging hippies, to the frustration of their science-loving son, whose interests they actively discourage.
  • Family Guy: Satirized mercilessly in the episode where Death is attracted to a girl who works at the pet store. When he finally asks her out, he discovers to his horror that she says inane things like "you can't hug a child with nuclear arms" and, well, he's The Grim Reaper, what do you think he does? Followed by a Check, Please!.
  • Hey Arnold!: Sheena, who is a health-nut and hates violence of any kind. Helga even lampshades it at one point: "That's it, granola girl, you're dismissed!" Funny enough, both characters were voiced by Francesca Marie Smith.
  • Hoze Houndz: Crystal is the hippie chick of the team. She's very spiritual and believes in reincarnation.
  • Zoop from Iggy Arbuckle. She is very athletic, skilled at yoga, and fond of Karma and meditation. She is sweet and nurturing, and generally tries to support her friends. Although she, like the other characters, despises Catfish Stu, she still gives him advice (though he never asks for it) and even keeps gourmet food reserved for him due to his limited tastes. She is very serene, and doesn't lose her temper often, but when she does, her friends hastily try to get back on her good side.
  • Milo Murphy's Law has a rare male example in Mort Schaeffer, one of Milo's classmates. He doesn't really look the part, but he's indicated to be a vegan, shows interest in healing crystals, and talks a lot about things like astronomy, chakras, and inner peace and harmony.
  • Mission Hill: Posey. Often subverted for comedic value such as in "Kevin Vs. the SAT" (or "Nocturnal Admissions), in which she heals a semi-paralyzed pimp precisely so that he can fully feel the pain of landing after having been pushed off the roof.
  • Nora’s sister, Wisteria Wakeman from My Life as a Teenage Robot is a flower child dedicated to the natural world and keeping a positive flow going - all in contrast to her mechanically-inclined scientist sister.
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic:
    • "Make New Friends and Keep Discord" introduces Tree Hugger, who has dreadlocks, is a member of the Equestrian Society for the Preservation of Rare Creatures, is accompanied by sitar music, spends most of her screentime talking about auras and vibes, soothes a rampaging Smooze with "calming auditory therapy", generally acts like she's baked out of her gourd, and is named Tree Hugger.
    • Fluttershy herself is often depicted as a Granola Girl, especially in fan-arts where she's drawn as a human. Her counterpart in the My Little Pony: Equestria Girls spin-off certainly fits the bill, being part of the Eco-Kids clique at CHS, working in an animal shelter, and with strong hints she's a vegetarian.
  • O'Grady: Beth, as well as her mother. Subverted by her employer, Jazmine, who runs The Enchanted Soybean ("A Healthful Life Encounter!"). After returning from an illness to find a radically changed product line including soda and candy bars, she yells at Beth's friend Abby for "polluting" her store and promptly fires her. Ironically, just before the credits we see her locking the store and hiding in the back room so she can eat potato chips, diet cola, candy bars, and read gossip magazines.
  • Jenny from Phineas and Ferb. With a history of participating in various protests along with an inherent desire for world peace, she can be characterized by her hippie-like nature.
  • Recess: Miss Grotke, through and through. She is warm and kind but somewhat eccentric (being a hippie and loving yoga and preserving the earth), and she loves to meditate.
  • The Hex Girls from Scooby-Doo! and the Witch's Ghost are a rock band made up of three Perky Goth Granola Girl's. They identify as "eco-goths" and love environmentalism. In future appearances in Scooby-Doo they don't reference their eco-goth ways despite one of their songs ("Earth, Wind, Fire, and Air") being all about how they love the environment.
  • The Simpsons:
    • Lisa: she's vegetarian, Buddhist, ecologically aware, into homeopathy, and maybe not as smart as she thinks she is.
    • She is one-upped by Jesse Grass, who is everything Lisa is and then some. According to him, he is a "fifth level vegan: does not eat anything that casts a shadow."
  • Miracle Grohe from Sit Down, Shut Up. A spiritual hippie barefoot science teacher who often brings her infant son Merch (who is obviously smarter than she is) to school as she believes that babies should always be with their mothers. Her catchphrase is "Babies are gifts from God. Drummers are creeps." Though she is a science teacher, she believes in things a science teacher wouldn't (Mother Earth, mysticism, fortunes, etc.).
    • Her mother appears to have been one as well.
  • Ilana from Sym-Bionic Titan has shades of this, particularly when talking about the unity of heart, body, and mind or when she tries to campaign for better food at the high school.
  • Rapunzel has shades of this, particularly in Tangled: The Series. She Does Not Like Shoes, insists on helping animals in need, loves nature, and is into new age stuff. You can quote Cassandra on this:
    Cassandra: I mean, I guess I get a little skeptical when you start talking about seeing people’s auras and the feeling that green gives you, or how something is so white it practically has a sound…
  • Starfire from Teen Titans (2003) shows signs of this, though she's still getting used to our planet and doesn't really have the finer points down. She doesn't quite have the diet part down though; known for eating many a bizarre food, when they actually go to Tamaran she's shown to have the same level of table manners as the rest of her people (none) and much of their food appears to still be alive.
  • Total Drama:
    • Bridgette is a soulful and pacifistic Animal Lover with a hippie-like attitude who doesn't believe in wearing make-up (she prefers a natural look, she says) and is a dedicated vegetarian. She's also been seen performing meditative yoga, and her official bio describes her main dislike to be "people who aren't kind to Mother Earth".
    • From the second generation of contestants, we have Dawn, who is a kindhearted Nature Lover frequently seen meditating and with a preference for avoiding violent confrontation. In a lot of ways, she's sort of like Bridgette, but with supernatural powers.
    • Vegans Laurie and Miles from Total Drama Presents: The Ridonculous Race are extreme tree-huggers, and much more over-the-top than either Bridgette or Dawn. They claim to have first met at an animal rights meeting, in which one of them suggested they should just call them "ings" instead.
  • The girls of Totally Spies! show signs of this, but it is Mandy's mom who plays this trope straight.
  • Alice from Wait Till Your Father Gets Home. (And Chet, for that matter.)
    Alice: I hate smog. People shouldn't travel anywhere except on foot. Or bicycle.
    (a car horn sounds outside)
    Alice: Oh! Gotta go, there's my ride.
    Harry: If you're so concerned about air pollution, why don't you ride your bike there?
    Alice: But it's over three blocks!
  • Mimi's mom from What About Mimi?, to the point where she forbids her husband and kids from eating meat and they have to resort to eating it behind her back.

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Alternative Title(s): Hippie Chick, Granola Boy, Granola Guy