Vegan Places to Eat in Tulum, Mexico

In Tulum, the magical town of Quintana Roo, somewhere deep in the the well-preserved ruins of the ancient Mayan port city, the handmade coconut tortillas, the jungle, the cenotes (natural limestone sinkholes), the ocean, and locally sourced Tzalam wood and textiles, I found home.

Naturally, the key to my heart is through my stomach so I quickly fell in love with Tulum’s coastal sanctuary because the plant-based options were endless and the food was the kind of food that you can FEEL and TASTE it was locally sourced and made with love.

Here is what we found, I hope you enjoy xo

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RAW LOVE

located at Hotel Ahau, Carr. Boca Paila km 7,5, Tulum Q. Roo 77760

My favorites: Maki Roll, Miso Loving, Healthy Belly Bowl

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TIERRA RESTAURANT, HOLISTIKA

located at Av. 10 sur lote 4, zona 11, manzana 902. CP 7760

My plant-based favorites: Cacao Bowl, Vegan Pizza, Vegan Cookies, Scrambled Tofu with Vegan Chorizo

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SUCULENTA TAMALERIA

located at Calle Sol Oriente, Calle Orión Sur esquina, Tulum, Q.R., Mexico

My favorites: Taco Night on Friday Nights, all the Tamales, Brownie, Banana Cake!

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EL VEGETARIANO

located at Calle Sol Ote., 77780 Tulum, Q.R.

My favorites: Vegan Tacos, Champiburger, Enchiladas Verdes

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CHARLY’S VEGAN TACOS

located at Carretera Tulum Boca Paila Km 10.5 77780 Tulum, Quintana Roo 

My favorites: Nachos Machos, Taco Love Trio, Mango Pie

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BURRITO AMOR

located at Av Tulum Pte Mz 3 Lote 5 Local 1, Tulum Centro, 77780 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico

My plant-based favorites: The Vegan, Pineapple Smoothie

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FRUTO MISTICO

located at Calle Beta Norte 11, Centro, 77780 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico

My favorites: Enchiladas, all of their desserts!

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BUENA ESTRELLA HERADOS ARTESANALES

located at Calle Gama Ote., Tulum, Q.R., Mexico, cutest little ice cream truck!

My favorites: Create your own flavor! Banana, Avocado, Coconut… mmm :)

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LA HOJA VERDE

located at Beta Sur S/N, Tulum Centro, 77780 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico

My favorites: Potato Omelette, Banana Pancakes, Raw Snickers, Pesto Pasta

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Celebrate life always, and enjoy the adventure.

Much love,

Adrienne

Four Breathing Techniques to Purify the Body

PRANAYAMA : THE FOUR PURIFICATIONS

Ayurveda explains that the Four Purification breathing techniques can be used to purify the nadis, calm the mind, stimulate the digestive system, and restore balance in the body.

Watch each video and practice each pranayama in the sequence provided below.

Enjoy!

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alternate nostril breathing

purifies the nadis - the energy channels of the physical, subtle, and causal body; balances the feminine and masculine sides of the body

skull shining breath

purifies the head region and calms the thoughts

fire wash

stimulates the digestive system and strengthens uddiyana bandha

horse mudra

strengthens mula bandha

For more videos on yoga and breathing techniques, subscribe to my YouTube Channel HERE.

With love,

Adrienne

Vegan Places to Eat in Chicago

Chicago is known for its rich history, architecture, cultural arts, Midwestern charm, and mouth-watering FOOD. Our adventures around the city filled our souls and satisfied our taste buds, and I look forward to sharing these places with you!

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CITY FARMER’S MARKET AT DALEY PLAZA

located at 50 W Washington St, Chicago, IL

A fresh produce heaven for those who love to cook!

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MAJANI RESTAURANT

located at 7167 S Exchange Avenue, Chicago, Soulful Vegan Cuisine

My favorites : BBQ Cauliflower, Fried Oyster Mushrooms, Strawberry Cupcake

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STAN’S DONUTS & COFFEE

located at 2800 N Clark St, Chicago

and 181 Michigan Avenue, Chicago

My plant-based favorite : Cinnamon Sugar Donut with a side of Biscoff cookie butter spread (yes.)

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KITCHEN 17

located at 3132 N Broadway, Chicago, vegan comfort food specializing in house-made meats, cheeses and desserts

My favorite : Pepperoni Deep Dish Pizza

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PICK ME UP CAFE

located at 3408 N Clark Street, Chicago, vegan and vegetarian fare

My plant-based favorites : Vegan Sloppy Joe, Vegan Benedict

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BIG STAR

located at 3640 N Clark Street, Wrigleyville, Chicago for tacos, whiskey, and honkey tonk.

My plant-based favorite : the Potato Tacos, just make sure to ask to hold the cheese!

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CHIU QUON BAKERY

located at 1127 W Argyle Street, Chicago, traditional Chinese Bakery and Dim Sum

My plant-based favorite : Buchi Buns! Soft, pillowy buns filled with red bean paste

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Celebrate life always + enjoy the adventure.

with love, Adrienne

Things to Do in LA's Arts District

FINDING THE CUTE IN HIDDEN PLACES

Deep in the concrete jungle of Downtown Los Angeles lies the Arts District where industrial-loving adventurers will find large, historic buildings with exposed brick walls, murals, vegan restaurants, ice cream shops, and arcade games. 

Read below to find some of my favorite must-see places to go and get your om-nom on in our beautiful Arts District.

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The city is decorated in murals, by both simple and eclectic artists alike.

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VAN LEEUWEN ICE CREAM

located at 300 S Sante Fe Ave, Suite R serves a full menu of vegan and classic ice creams.

My plant-based favorites: Planet Earth, made of housemade raw cashew milk and coconut cream, spirulina, and housemade matcha green tea cake... still drooling! Cookies & Cream Caramel Swirl sandwiched between two vegan chocolate chip cookies (pictured below in Amir's hand; his drool and my drool not pictured)

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EIGHTYTWO LA

located at 707 E. 4th Pl. features a rotating collection of 50 classic arcade and pinball machines for my inner child!

My favorites: Donkey Kong video game, The Simpsons video game (pictured below), Star Wars Pinball

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CAFE GRATITUDE

located at 300 S Santa Fe Ave.

Vegan organic eats, smoothies, and tonics for my inner hippie. 

My favorites: Eclectic / Buffalo Cauliflower, Humble / Indian Curry Bowl, Glorious / Blackened Tempeh Caesar Wrap,  Irresistible / Coconut Cream Pie

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Celebrate life always + enjoy the adventure.

xo Adrienne

Eat Move Meditate

Thank you. We LOVE and appreciate all of you.

On August 4, 2018, YogiAthlete and I hosted a celebration to showcase our offerings and inspire movement through yoga, meditation, sound bowl healing, plant-based eats, and soul-vibin’ music for our conscious community of athletes, yogis, and everyone in between looking to lead a more balanced way of life.

Our hearts are filled with so much joy and gratitude! We are still blown away by the amount of love and vibrant energy you all brought to Eat Move Meditate. 

So many thank you's to Dr. Pooch (author, artist) and his family who opened up their beautiful home to all of us, our teachers (Amir, Sunny, and Shakti), vendors and partners, DJ BAE, friends, and family (especially Mama and Papa Madison) who brought this experience to life.

Aside from the boom in the tech industry that tends to pull us away from our true selves, and the increase in gentrification that is reshaping our once familiar neighborhoods, we still have the power to gather as a community, build, grow, and rise together. This is our dream, for YogiAthlete to make yoga, meditation, and (really delicious) plant-based food accessible to communities that need it most. Eat Move Meditate is not only an event, it is a way of life.

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Excited to share this life with you.

Amir, of YogiAthlete + Adrienne, of Ho'ola Mamma

The Philippines Photo Journal

MAKATI, MINDORO, & TAGAYTAY

A photo diary of moments captured in between a family reunion of approximately 400 attendees. This was a short, but memorable trip - I look forward to adventuring back to the islands very soon!

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The weather can get gloomy during the rainy seasons, but the people here are beautiful.

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A three hour bus ride + a one hour boat ride + a half hour jeepney ride = unlimited smiles.

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Celebrate life always + enjoy the adventure.

xo Adrienne

Moon Salutation : Easy Yoga Sequence for All

Chandra Namaskar, or Moon Salutation, activates the cooling, nurturing and feminine energies of the body. Therefore, not only does Chandra Namaskar help to pacify the Pitta dosha, it is a practice particularly nourishing for women and children.

(Fun fact: long before large cities with unnatural lighting, cell phones, computers and tablets existed, women used to menstruate at the same time in alignment with the phases of the moon! This goes to show how far removed we have become from our natural selves.)

That being said, the more you practice Chandra Namaskar, the more in alignment with your circadian rhythms you will become. This fun and easy practice takes just over four minutes of your day, and is a great practice for all levels of yoga experience!

To our nourishing and life-giving Moon, I howl and salute to you.

*To learn more about yoga and breathwork, please subscribe to my YouTube channel HERE