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Whats your name? Karissa Bowers
Any nickname or one you wish you had?
No nickname but I have always really liked my first name because it's pretty unique! Though it gets interpreted oddly sometimes, like at our favorite Thai place they think my name is Tralisa.
Where do you live? San Diego, CA
But where are you really from? Redondo Beach, CA. It's a beach city in LA county
Who or What inspired you to begin your healthy lifestyle/ or have you always been healthy?
I found out I was lactose intolerant and then reevaluated my diet. After buying Chloe's Kitchen, I realized vegan food was healthy and delicious which sparked the change in my lifestyle!
What are your favorite places to eat? San Diego doesn't have too many vegan options but I love Plumeria Vegetarian and Veggie Grill. My boyfriend and I go to those places at least once a week!
Drink of choice? Lemon water for day time and white wine if it's date night :)
On a perfect day….
I'm spending the day with my boyfriend exploring some place new! I love to travel and go outdoors.
Peanut butter smoothie!
Kale salad with french fries!
Usually mexican food... maybe bean tostadas or verde enchiladas
Boom Chicka Pop Popcorn; it's addicting!
Shy or outgoing? I used to be shy but I found myself becoming more outgoing as I get older.
Hobbies /Other interests? Travel; I love to visit new places and try different vegan restaurants. Also, fashion. I'm pretty passionate about shopping eco-friendly.
Disneyland or Universal Studios?
Favorite Movie? Breakfast at Tiffany's
Favorite Color? White
What is your favorite season? Summer; I love all the produce in season.
Favorite vegetable besides Kale (Haha)? Asparagus
Favorite place to visit? Pacific Northwest, there's so much beautiful greenery.
What has been your best vacation to date? Seattle; my boyfriend and I had so much eating at all the hot vegan spots and exploring the city.
Favorite Singer or Band? Ingrid Michaelson
Favorite Song ? You and I by Ingrid Michaelson
Favorite recipe you make? Gluten-Free Thin Mints
Favorite Food? Fettuccine Alfredo
Sweet or Savory? Both! I have to a have a good balance of both!
What do you like to do for exercise? I love barre. I go three times a week and then try to walk/hike on the off days.
Any particular skin care regimen ? I try to use Acure Organics Chlorella face scrub every now and then to brighten my skin.
Night Owl or Early Bird? Early Bird
Any advice you’d like to give someone who thinks it’s hard or expensive to eat healthy?
Healthy groceries cost a lot less than medical bills caused by preventable illnesses and diseases!
"The best thing to hold onto in life is each other." -Audrey Hepburn
Who or what motivates you ? My dreams. I am a total dreamer and have so many goals so I try to keep my aspirations in mind to keep me working hard.
For more recipes and inspiration. Make sure to go to her website ! Www.VeganAlaMode.Com