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Blog: Fresh, Clean Eating at Brickell Flatiron
Regular exercise provides scientifically proven benefits like improved concentration, lower blood pressure, and even better sleep at night. Residents of Brickell Flatiron have access to an in-house, state-of-the-art gym and pool on the rooftop, making working out realistic even for people with a busy schedule. But when it comes to a healthy lifestyle, a holistic approach is the only way to see real results. Exercise is part of the equation, but refueling your body with healthy food is the true path to wellness. Here, we’ll give our tips for local, clean eating.
For starters, it’s important to know where you can pick up healthy food when you’re in a pinch. Even the best-laid plans to eat clean can be derailed by an unforeseen work fiasco or a spontaneous get-together with friends. Luckily, there are plenty of neighborhood options that ensure you won’t find yourself reaching for processed food to get you through the day.
For example, Purple Orchid, a neighborhood smoothie bar, promises drinks and bowls that aren’t loaded with extra sugar. In fact, they don’t even dilute smoothies with ice, which means you’ll get more fruit and vegetables in every sip. Their acai bowls, made with the famous Brazilian superfood berry, come topped with fresh fruit, granola, and nuts; a concoction guaranteed to give you a boost of energy, rather than leave you feeling sluggish and tired like many fast food options would. The acai berry is said to pack a powerful punch of antioxidants, which some claim aids in weight loss and slows down aging. The menu is also brimming with salads, sandwiches, and wraps packed with produce and protein to help you recover from a hard workout. Another local go-to smoothie bar is Redboost, which offers drinks like the Dirty Detox, a cleansing mix of blueberries, pineapple, lemon, ginger, turmeric, spirulina, and coconut water. After a particularly tough workout, try the Post Workout Fuel, a simple yet powerful blend of coconut water, chia seeds, and vanilla protein.
There’s also the nearby Cure Café, a hip, vibrant hideout with a menu full of healthy, flavorful options in smart proportions. All the food is gluten-free and soy-free, with a seasonal menu that showcases whatever produce is at its best. Some health food spots can feel judgmental or austere, but Cure Café has a fun, unpretentious vibe: a place where you can eat healthfully and enjoy it. For a brunch that feels decadent but won’t drag you down, try the Protein Waffles, which come in either lemon/blueberry or coconut/spirulina flavors, or the Dragonfruit Bowl, which comes with pineapple, blackberries, strawberries, bee pollen, and coconut flakes.
Just one block away is DIRT, where both clean eating and great tasting food come together. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all covered at DIRT – from smoothies and juices to toasts, soups, salads, and healthy bowls – there’s something for everyone. Our favorites? For breakfast the go-to is a honey cardamom latte and matcha protein pancakes to get the day going.
If your bases are covered when it comes to dining out, you also need to make sure your home is well-equipped for crafting healthy, home-cooked meals. This way, you can control exactly what goes into your food. In the Brickell condos in Downtown Miami, each kitchen comes with high-end Miele appliances, a fact that can help even inexperienced home cooks feel like master chefs. Beyond that, the kitchen is bright, airy, and full of thoughtful touches, so you’ll enjoy spending time chopping, sautéing, and baking your next meal. Perhaps you’ll even reap the mental benefits of a new cuisine-centered hobby, and you can certainly round off all your healthy eating and continue to get the right exercise for mind and body with frequent trips to Brickell Flatiron’s Sky Spa, Sky Gym, and Sky Pool.
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