With new dining options sprouting up all over South Florida, it’s never been easier to live a healthy, vegan or vegetarian lifestyle. Whether you want to keep it simple with an organic vegan tea, or you plan to go all out with a delicious farm-to-table meal, these eight restaurants will satisfy any veggie-lover’s craving.
“An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Looking back several decades on this planet, say to the 1940s, this is one of the few expressions we can recall that had to do with staying healthy without a doctor’s permission. It shows that today’s emphasis on healthy eating – the popularity of super foods such as blueberries – is not exactly novel. But it’s still been a long road for health maintenance to become an important part of the health care industry.
Beneath three rustic chandeliers on a stool top inside Apura Juicery & Coffeehouse sits Brianna Salerno with no makeup on her face – a strange occurrence, she says, considering she’s a makeup artist. In between sips of her Green Juice made with kale, apple, celery, cucumber, spinach and lemon, Salerno notes, “My skin feels so good.” She’s three days into the cold-pressed juice and plant-based cleanse Apura owner Susan Mussaffi designed only months ago.
Whether at work, home, in a relationship or with friends, the ability to communicate ideas and feelings effectively is invaluable. And, while we can’t necessarily change our IQs, we do have the capacity to enhance emotional intelligence. The term is a catch-all for self-awareness, emotion management, self motivation, self confidence, understanding for others and relations with others.
Usually, my phone is an extension of my hand – wiring me to a never-ending stream of emails, text messages and social media accounts. St. Pete Beach’s milky sands and cool, transparent waters had me detached. My device stayed tucked away with my belongings while I got a dose of UV rays and seafood.