A Foodies Paradise

Living in Miami, Florida, I am constantly surrounded by amazing food. So I thought it would only be fair to share the amazing foods I find.

I decided to start out this new foodie series with a few places that will be first on my list to try. You’ll probably notice most of the restaurants I’ll be testing out are relatively healthy, because I try to maintain a mostly plant based diet, besides the occasional treat here and there.

Plant Theory
744 6th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139

A botanical, vegan cafe with an amazing raw food selection!

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Jugo Fresh
1935 West Ave #102, Miami Beach, FL 33139

I’d imagine you could get almost any sort of detox juice and smoothie you could imagine. But I am particularly dying to try one of their bowls.

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Jucy Lu
2621 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127

Another eatery for the health conscious eater. Particularly looking forward to their Let-Us-Wrap and veggie soup.

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Maoz Vegetarian
1657 Washington Ave Miami Beach, FL 33139

If only to try their falafel! This “chipotle styled” restaurant is definitely bringing back some memories from one of my favorite falafel places, Hubbly Bubbly,in my other home town, Winter Park.

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Sugar Factory
Hotel Victor, 1144 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139

So this place will definitely have to be saved for a time when I am really feeling like splurging. All of this healthy food will be out the window after I indulge in one of Sugar Factory’s gorgeous milkshakes!

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All images are not by me

Can’t wait until it’s my turn to try all of these amazing places. Make sure to keep up with my instagram @aroonmelane to get a sneak peek at all of the amazing dishes I try!

xoxox

Healthy Banana Treat

Healthy Banana Treat

Hi everyone!

I have recently been trying to get back on track with my eating, it is so hard to maintain a healthy diet over the holidays!

That being said, I have also been experimenting with the foods I eat, and in the process I have found a new favorite snack, a delicious banana smoothie!

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This recipe is enough to make 8oz

You will need:

  • 1 banana
  • A few ice cubes
  • 1tsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp flax seeds
  • 1/2 tsp honey
  • (optional: coconut shreds)

All you have to do is combine all of the ingredients above and use your blender or nutribullet.

Enjoy!

The chia seeds and flax seeds are optional, but I always add these into my smoothies to add a little healthy kick. If you are having trouble blending the smoothie, then add a little almond milk.

xoxox

Pumpkin Banana Smoothie

Pumpkin Banana Smoothie

Another one of my all time favorite breakfasts and especially perfect for fall, a pumpkin banana smoothie! Even if you are not a huge fan of pumpkin you should give it a try, the pumpkin flavor is not to overwhelming, its the perfect balance! Yummmm

I usually try to put a few healthy additives in my smoothie to make it more nutritional, but the only required ingredients are the pumpkin, banana, milk, and honey. You can also change the amount of food you use depending on how much you want. The amounts I listed make a large smoothie, which I usually substitute for a whole meal and it super filling.

I use my nutribullet to make my smoothie, so I usually drink my smoothie from the blender cup provided, but you can add it in another cup to make it a little more presentable, or to save some for later. 🙂

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Ingredients 

  • half a can of 100% pumpkin puree
  • 2 bananas
  • 2 cups of almond milk
  • 1 tbsp of honey
  • 1 tbsp of shredded coconut
  • 2 tbsp of chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp of flax seeds
  • 1/2 tsp of maca powder
  • handful of ice

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Enjoy and let me know how it tasted!

xoxox

Breakfast Smoothie

Breakfast Smoothie

Since moving into an apartment with a full size kitchen I have been making most of my meals from scratch! But as a college student, you don’t have as many options for food, especially if you are a novice cooker like myself.

I have found myself already getting bored with my food choice, so I decided to mix up my breakfast a bit and try experimenting with different fruits and veggies to find yummy smoothies!

This morning I added in some greens, which I usually do not do, unless I know it will taste good. Unfortunately this smoothie was not one of my favorites, but I would still make it again if the only things left in my fridge were these items.

Spinach & Kale

Blueberries

Apples

Almond Milk

Chia Seeds & Camu Powder (for extra nutrients)

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I am loving my blue mason jar cups! Aren’t they adorable?!

 

xoxo