Miami Beach: Pura Vida

A mutual friend of ours has been on a strict diet for the past three weeks trying to win a monthly challenge. But with Saturday around the corner and a lunch date with my friend, I went on good old Google to find a place where we could eat and neither of us would kill our hard work. So with that in mind I had to find a place that was yummy, healthy and low on calories. Of course, Google gave me a bunch of places, but I went with Pura Vida.

Pura Vida
110 Washington Ave #2, Miami Beach, FL 33139

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The place is a cute little corner café with outside seating only. But let me tell you, when it came to parking it was a mission! Parking all around was all residential. We finally found a community parking across the street but it was full. In total we spent almost an hour looking for spot.

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Food offered:

  • Raw organic bowls
  • Breakfast
  • Small bites (appetizers)
  • Big bites
  • Bowls
  • Salads
  • Sandwiches
  • Wraps & Pitas
  • Sweet Treats

 

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On the right, Spinach Wrap with everything: grilled chicken breast, brown rice, cherry tomatoes, low fat mozzarella cheese and home made guacamole.
I ordered this along with my friends boyfriend; I loved it! The cheese mixed well with the rice and made it creamy, and the chicken tasted divine. It did take long to cook but I’ll say the wait was worth it!
On the left, the same except the spinach wrap was swapped for a whole wheat wrap and the guac was excluded.

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Signature Acai Bowl: brings raw organic Brazilian acai and banana blended into a smooth puree, topped with granola and fresh seasonal fruit. My friend ordered this, she says she didn’t like it and added a bunch of granola so it would taste better, but I tried a spoon full and it wasn’t that bad; all the flavors combined made a good mix. I’ll go as far to say that acai is an acquired taste, so if you know you already like it then it would be a hit for you.

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My boyfriend and I spend 37 dollars with some cents. We each had a wrap, a cute carton water they have called “just water”, and vegan chocolate chip cookies.

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Over all I really enjoyed the place.  They only have outside seating and because of this dogs are welcome. They even have a water bowl outside and everything. I would think twice about going only because of the parking.  But the food is great!!

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If anyone has any recommendations for yummy healthy places in the South Florida area please let us know.

Until next time!

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