I walked past this place and had to turn back around when I smelled the delicious food being cooked inside. Bio is a tiny shop a block away from Union Square with lunch offerings that not only taste good but are also interesting. Jalapeno agave strawberry juice, anyone?

Bio's pastry is hard to resist. Every time I go there, I want to try one of everything!
The agave strawberry juice is sweet, tart, refreshing, and so healthy.
An open faced turkey sandwich with salad and agave strawberry juice for lunch.
Because no meal is complete without dessert. The house chocolate: cayenne pepper, lavender,
turmeric, sundried tomato, berries, fleur de sel, and flax. And it's vegan :P
Leave your heart in San Francisco

75 O'Farrel St.
San Francisco, CA

Tropical Salad

I'm no cook. I've been known to throw anything and everything I can find into 1 disastrous dish, but sometimes it works. In this instance, it works really well. This is so easy, so nutritious, and so good you must try it.

1 banana
1 kiwi
1 avocado
1 Manila mango
juice of 1 lime
1/3 cup coconut milk
1 tbsp chia seeds soaked in 4 tbsp water for 10 minutes

Cut the banana, kiwi, avocado and mango into cubes of roughly the same size and combine them in a bowl. Squeeze lime juice over the fruit. Add the coconut milk and chia seeds. Toss and enjoy!

How perfect would this be after swimming on a summer afternoon?

Orange you smoothie?

My smoothies are normally green because I like kale in them. Smoothies are the best way to get veggies in without feeling like you're eating vegetables. Today I am out of kale, but I have carrots so I'm throwing them in to get at least 1 veggie in there :)

1 medium carrot
1/4 cantaloupe
1/2 cup coconut milk
juice of 1 lime
1 cup of ice

Lately I've been adding chia seeds to my smoothies because they are high in fiber, antioxidants, minerals and satiety. Soak 1 tbsp chia seeds in 4 tbsp water until the water is absorbed, then add to your smoothie.

Blend on liquify setting for 45 seconds. Enjoy!