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Healthy Spots in the USA and Mexico + How I Stay Healthy Overseas

28 October 2013
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I just came back from a 3 week trip to the USA and Mexico and wanted to share a few of my favourite healthy spots with you.


  • Juice Generation – delicious smoothies and acai bowls
  • Organic Avenue – tonics and juices
  • The Butcher’s Daughter – divine kale salad and kale chips
  • Hu Kitchen
  • Whole Foods
  • Pure Food and Wine
  • LifeThyme – health food store
  • Juice Press – amazing almond smoothie



  • Cafe Gratitude
  • Lemonade
  • M Café
  • Earth Café – smoothies
  • Soul Cycle – most invigorating cycle class you will ever do!
  • Equinox – fabulous gym classes


San Diego

  • Whole Foods
  • Jimbo’s Naturally – health food store
  • Natural
  • Urban Plates – delicious salads


Mexico – Cabo

  • The One and Only Hotel – amazing quinoa salad, fish ceviche and grilled octopus salad
  • The Office – delicious grilled prawns and fish tacos


Mexico – Tulum

  • Maya Tulum – healthy food, green juices and great yoga classes
  • Be Tulum – delicious spinach and goats cheese salad with seeds
  • Las Ranitas Hotel – the best homemade guacamole
  • Yoga Shala- for daily yoga classes


Here are a few health tips that I stuck by on my travels:

  • 2L filtered water daily
  • I started each day with lemon water and some fresh fruit on an empty stomach
  • I took a probiotic morning and night keep the good bacteria my system
  • I avoided caffeine as I wanted my body to truly rest – caffeine promotes adrenaline, which can create a stress response in the body. My sleep was amazing! Good to take a break from caffeine if you are a daily caffeine consumer.
  • Breakfast in hotels would be a nut, seed and fruit bowl or an omelet with veggies and fresh herbs. When bread options were presented: I would choose the rye bread option.
  • I snacked on raw nuts and seeds in the afternoon + herbal tea
  • When ordering cocktails I always requested to the waiter to please not add any sugar. I stuck to gin or vodka based cocktails with fresh lime and soda. And I love a good glass or two of red wine. Remember this is on special occasions.
  • I avoided starchy foods at night – I asked for extra vegetable instead.
  • I always chose to enjoy a large salad at each meal
  • I avoided the bread baskets at restaurants
  • Lay in the sun for 20-30 minutes daily for Vitamin D
  • I did 20 deep belly breathes on the plane every few hours
  • I loaded up on Vitamin C when I felt the sniffles were coming on. I took 3-4g/day to keep my immune system strong.
  • Digestive enzymes with each meal to aid digestion
  • Yoga and stretching every morning


7 thoughts on “Healthy Spots in the USA and Mexico + How I Stay Healthy Overseas

  1. Thank you so so much for this!! Going to New York in a week and can’t wait to try some of these places. They all sound amazing.

  2. Hi Jessica, wondering what pro-biotic you used when travelling….don’t they have to be kept cold? I’ve always wondered how to manage that? cheers Lisa

  3. Doesn’t all that water make you pee lots and isn’t that tricky when you’re traveling around?
    Thanks for all the tips!

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