Sabrina Burrell lives in Mount Pleasant. She blogs about vegan food at google.com/+SabrinaBurrellFood.
OK, for breakfast, I had a spurlina-mango-coconut smoothie. That was awesome and delicious and made me feel really great. I try to do a vegan shake each day, every day. I have been vegan almost 17 years. Every once in a while, if I’m at my mom’s, I may dabble in some of her cuisine stuff, but I’m pretty much clean. And with this whole detoxing from sugar, the spurlina helps me to feel good; it helps me crave less sugar.
For lunch, I actually had an apple with a little bit of cinnamon and a touch of nutmeg, trying to mimic the apple pie without the crust. So that was pretty tasty.
We actually ate at Bambu for dinner. I had a seaweed salad and half a glass of sake. We frequent there a lot so I pretty much know what I’m getting. She does a lot of different things without the raw fish for me.
I used to be 300 pounds, two-and-a-half years ago. A vegan at 300 pounds, it’s possible. I just kind of tweaked my diet and went from being hard-core vegan to eating clean: Just being mindful of what’s going in my body. If I can’t pronounce it, I will not consume it.
As told to Hanna Raskin