We are nearing the end of January and quickly approaching the pivotal time of the year that most people break their resolutions (i.e sober January and Miami marathon training). But not us! In Miami we are fortunate to have healthy restaurants and cafes popping up all around town offering a wide range of flavors to make sure the foodie cultists also stay interested. Many of these restaurants are partaking in the farm to table movement and others are offering calorie counts to their dishes. This makes it easier for us to stay on track and feel good about the food we are eating. I’ve been exploring all around Miami attempting to stay away from Nutella croissants and walking towards the light of a healthier 2016. Read below for some of my favorite finds for healthy eating in Miami.
DIRT Miami Beach
I’d like to take a moment and thank the owners of DIRT for opening this spot on Miami Beach. Sad it’s not in Brickell but I guess a trip over the bridge will suffice. DIRT has been a refreshing (literally and figuratively) addition to the Miami health scene, and I’ve probably been a billion times since they opened. What keeps me coming back is the unique flavors incorporated into each dish. Let’s discuss the Curried Califlower Bowl – it has a hearty blend of arugula, roasted curried cauliflower, cucumber, pomegranate seeds, fine herbs, and topped with a butternut squash cashew “cream.” I also am OBSESSED with the fact they add calorie counts to each of their dishes and juices.
232 5th Street,
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Proof that healthy isn’t boring, Apple a Day has a Teriyaki Quinoa Bowl that will convince you to stay on track with your resolutions. The dish comes with quinoa, tofu teriyaki, bean sprouts, cabbage and broccoli stir fry topped with fresh scallions and black sesame seeds. For me, the dish serves two meals it’s not only a large quantity but it’s also filling. My favorite smoothie on the menu is the Smoothie #6 which is perfect for anyone looking to kick start a cleanse. It will… how shall I say this – clean you right out. But it’s also delicious so it’s a win win win if you ask me!
Apple a Day
1534 Alton Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139
I know what you are thinking, WTF is Evelyn doing posting a beautiful photo of gelato on a healthy food post. I know. I’m a bitch. You know what though, we all deserve a treat, and Latteria in Midtown is the perfect place to reward your resolutions with creamy gelato. Make sure you kick off your meal with a delicious and filling Avocado Salad (header photo above) if you’d like to opt in for protein, add tuna. The salad portions are pretty big so you may not have room for gelato, but don’t worry you can always cap your meal with a delicious Nutella macchiatto. There’s always room for Nutella.
3301 NE 1st Ave #101
Miami, FL 33137
Simple organic ingredients are key at Sunset Juice Cafe. Located in the trendy Sunset Harbor neighborhood this spot is not your average juice cafe. They serve hearty yet healthy breakfasts like the poached eggs with spinach & home fries pictured above. The owners of Sunset Juice Cafe also own Rosinella Italian, so this isn’t their first rodeo! Similar to Rosinella the cafe also bakes their own bread and pastries using all organic ingredients and it’s fresh on the spot. The dishes are lightly seasoned and the portions and prices are resonable. This is one of my go-to spots on Miami Beach because it’s free of tourists and yuppies, but more importantly its healthy and yummy.
Sunset Juice Cafe
1940 Alton Rd,
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Jar + Fork Downtown
With various dining options around downtown Jar + Fork sticks out as the perfect spot to find healthy eats. Their mission is to provide health conscious comfort food for individuals with a “fast life” that want to adopt a healthy lifestyle. That sounds like me – target demographic secured! Jar + Fork has a variety of meal options like Paleo dishes, juices, and hearty salads. They also change their menu and soup options daily so there is always something new to choose from. My favorite is their Turkey Chili with their quinoa salad. The chili has the perfect kick and it’s so filling it will last me through the rest of the work day – without feeling heavy after.
Jar + Fork
270 E Flagler Street
Miami Fl 33131
Aside from eating right I’ve been hitting the gym and regularly uploading my workouts and meals to the FitBit app. Here are a few of the fitness toys I’m digging this month.
What are your favorite healthy spots in Miami? Leave a comment below. And don’t forget to follow me on Instagram and Periscope: Brickellista Xo ~Ev