John Salley: "I became a real vegetarian, which is a vegan."
In a recent interview with Los Angeles Confidential, former NBA star and current wellness advocate John Salley discussed his plant-based lifestyle, his favorite vegan restaurants and his go-to recipes. When asked when he became a vegan, Salley responded:
“I became a vegetarian and started paying attention in 1991 when I was 27. Then in like 2000, it became all about the animals and I was one of those vegetarians that thought you can have other things. Then, in 2008, I stopped lying to myself and everyone around me and became a real vegetarian, which is a vegan.”
While on daytime talk show ‘The Real’ Salley introduced the hosts to one of his favorite smoothie recipes, when asked for an easy go-to vegan recipe in this interview Salley recommended salads, burritos, tacos, beans, sprouted greens and nuts, and added:
“But the go-to vegan I would say is Violife cheese*, Earth Balance butter, gluten-free vegan bread, and grill cheese yourself to death! With coconut cheese not animal product.”
To check out the rest of the interview, which includes his favorite restaurants and farmers’ markets in Los Angeles, visit this link.
*Written as Biolife in interview, changed for accuracy