When it comes to fitness, working out is just the first step. In order to achieve your personal health goals, just going to the gym isn’t going to cut it. Your diet should be treated the same way as your exercise routine and in Orlando, there are many ways to help ensure your body gets the fuel it needs while avoiding low-quality processed foods. Here are our top seven healthy restaurants in Orlando where you can recharge and better prepare your body for the next sweat session.

Clean Juice

We all know water is essential for life but when you are exerting more energy than the average Joe, you need to hydrate the right way. Clean Juice, with multiple locations within the city, offers protein-packed smoothies to help recover sore muscles. Supplements such as whey protein, turmeric and spirulina give your smoothie a much needed boost that helps build muscle and keep your stamina going. All ingredients are USDA certified organic and additional menu items such as cold-pressed juice and quinoa bowls make this a great addition to your workout routine.

 

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Fresh Kitchen

Specializing in customizable bowls, Fresh Kitchen in downtown and Waterford Lakes offers healthy options. Choose from eight different bases, five vegetables, seven proteins and a variety of sauces and toppings. You can make sure your body is getting the fuel it deserves without having to sacrifice flavor. Not in the mood to eat in a restaurant post-workout? No problem – Fresh Kitchen allows you to order your food ahead of time online so you can take your meal to go.

Create Your Nature

Named best vegan/vegetarian spot by the 2018 Orlando Sentinel Reader’s Poll, Create Your Nature has everything to refresh and replenish. While the cafe offers smoothies, salads and even oatmeal, their specialty is create-your-own acai bowls. Acai, a berry found in acai palm trees in South America, contains multiple health benefits, including vitamins, fiber, antioxidants and heart-healthy fat. Choose from a variety of toppings such as granola, fruit and honey to make your bowl insanely healthy and delicious.

Kona Poké

One of the benefits of living in a state surrounded by water is our unlimited access to fresh seafood. Kona Poke, a Hawaiian-inspired cafe established in Lake Mary, takes full advantage of their location by offering fresh poke and protein bowls that satisfy. In addition to raw fish, they offer chicken, shrimp and tofu for those who like their protein the traditional way. There’s nothing traditional about their flavor though—with over 30 toppings, sauces and sides to choose from, your food will be far from boring. Take a look at their ginger salad as well, as ginger is a natural cure for muscle soreness and aches.

Salata

Salads aren’t normally known to be filling but at Salata, salads are treated as the main course. Similar to other create-your-own concepts, this Lake Mary spot is perfect for the picky eater. Choose from five different lettuce bases followed by over 50 (yes, 50!) proteins, toppings and dressings. Worried about splurging? Salata labels all their ingredients with the recommended serving size along with a calorie count. They also have an extensive nutritional information list at their restaurants and online. It’s never been easier to track your food and it eat deliciously healthy all in one.

Market On South

Looking for a one-stop shop for a healthy meal and a little dessert for a reward? Market On South near downtown offers plant-based meals and desserts for those who want to make their healthy food fun. The small yet efficient store houses two local companies that are both vegan and health-conscious. Dixie Dharma serves customers unique southern-inspired dishes that are 100% plant based and Vahalla Bakery offers vegan desserts like cupcakes, pies, pastries. No dairy or animal byproducts found here and with ingredients like heart-healthy avocado and protein-rich chickpeas, your body will thank you.

Lucky’s Market

Want your health kick to last longer than one meal? With multiple locations in Central Florida, Lucky’s Market is a gold mine for those looking to bring a fresh start in their homes. Every store is broken into different categories, including fresh produce, dairy, deli, bakery and vitamin supplements. Lucky’s Market’s website also includes a lifestyle blog where you can learn new recipes and how to eat clean.

We know that the road to a fit and healthy body isn’t always the easiest but it is an important one to take. By adding fresh and energy-boosting food into your workout routine, you can experience health benefits that create a huge difference. If you’re looking to take your health journey to the next level, be sure to contact us at Rebuilding Life to see how we can help you today.