It has been said that the more colorful the plate, the healthier the diet - and I don't mean Cheetos and Gatorade. Eating a diet rich in whole foods can do wonders for your health, and can even present its own medicinal value. In the case of wellness maven Andrea - or as Instagram knows her, Earthy Andy - her diet couldn't get more healthy. Embracing the bounty of nature, she has transformed her own health simply by changing her eating habits.
Now, you may think living in a place like Hawaii, you couldn't help but be healthy. Surfing, hiking, and beautiful beaches are enough to keep you healthy, right? Well, Earth Andy's case just goes to show that diet is everything.
After experiencing a wide array of grappling health issues - everything from IBS to skin problems - she knew that the only way to conquer her health problems, was to become her own expert. Doctors and specialist tried but to no avail. It wasn't until she decided to give the raw 'til 4 lifestyle a shot that her life changed.
Being skeptical of the vegan lifestyle, she gave it a shot and her life was changed. Feeling full of energy and healthier than ever, eating a diet in whole foods became a lifestyle. Earthy Andy, you are our role model.
The food we eat is not simply a diet, it's a way of life. By changing how you eat, you can conquer your own life. If you are looking to become an expert on your own health, than take a look at these 18 Earthy Andy plates. Whole foods never looked so good!
1. Tropical Goodness
Bliss ?✨??✋?. Thanks for joining the World Hunger giveaway and spreading some awareness ?? congrats to @amelietahiti @sweetwateroceans @elleiradom @valeriekiel @rawspirations , you were randomly selected to receive a @ricelovebags ! Direct message @ricelovebags to exchange information! Love this @elsas_wholesomelife ??? have a beautiful day ✌?️???
Coconuts filled with fruits and grain?! It doesn't get anymore tropical than this.
2. Smoothie Bowl
Spoon your way into a PARADISE ????! Today I went scrolling through the smoothie combos you shared a few posts back, closed my eyes and picked one to whip up! Kinda fun! This one is @abianneeeee ! Thank you girl??✨ Can't wait to try a bunch of your favs! And hey if ya try one might be fun to connect by tagging that person ! (The list is in banana pic post comments ) •Recipe : 1/2 peach ?1/2 mango ?1 cup frozen blueberry?two frozen banana?splash of almond milk?sweetener of choice if ya need • blend and top with same fruits but fresh !? I'll share on snapchat too! Earthyand?
If you ate a smoothie bowl like this everyday, you wouldn't need to take vitamins.
3. Mango Bowl
MANGO 2min 'NICE' CREAM BOWL ?? are you feeling a little puffy during holiday feasting? A quick way to drain the puffiness is decreasing/eliminating salt from your diet .Try it for even three days and you will start seeing more definition in your face and body . To start~ become aware of your usage and the hidden salts - take note of every time you add salt to your meals and cooking and look on labels ~ canned soups , sauces , chips are loaded with it . Yes we need sodium in our diet but natural foods have it so don't worry about having too little 🙂 adding lots of fruits and veggies will help hydrate your body and flush out that unwanted puff and stuff (toxins) and herbs and seasoning , chilis, lemongrass etc will make sure your food stays vibrant and flavorful ??? hope you're all having a wonderful week !! #vegan #plantbased #nicecream
This is the detox bowl you've been dreaming of!
4. Acai Bowl
To Make THICK n CREAMY DREAMY ACAI SOUL BOWLS At Home ~ here's a fav .. ? 2 ACAI @sambazon packets ? 1 cup organic frozen blueberries ? 2 frozen ripe bananas ? 1/2 frozen organic strawberries (for tang) or mango (for more cream) METHOD ~ defrost slightly , the secret for thick soft serve consistency is little to no liquid and using creamy fruit like bananas or mangos as a base ✌?️ blend stop mash repeat until smooth and creamy like ?! Having a good blender helps and definitely worth the investment (it's actually the only kitchen appliance I really have besides a stove top .. and you can make endless things from soups , smoothies , nicecreams , sauces , salsa .. endless fast and healthy options! Anyway enjoy !! Also more yummy #talineandandyschristmascomp shares coming soon ! #acai #sambazon #vegan #dairyfree #health #smoothiebowls
Acai bowls are amazing! If you've never tried one, you are missing out.
Brunching ???Food is much more than a thing we do to fuel our bodies~ it's a place of gathering, a part of our relationships, our cultures, a ritual of importance and happiness which @lumadeline so beautifully portrays through her stunning imagery and vibrant recipes ! Thank you @lumadeline for sharing your talents and passion with us all and being that sweet reminder that food is to be celebrated, and enjoyed ! Now can we all come and sit down to share one of your incredible spreads.. ? #yesplease ?? #sharethelove happy eating everyone !!
Can I come to brunch?
6. Shades of Green
50 Shades of Greeeeen?✌?️??I could give ya 50 reasons for devouring your greens right now too! ??? beautiful plate by @alphafoodie who is amaaaaazingly inspiring ! This was an entry in the #talineandandyschristmascomp ! Thank u!! There's sooo many good ones ! I'm going to post 4 to insta story now (click on their name to discover their page ) Yew ! Can enter your fav holiday receipts anytime until Christmas just tag me and @talinegabriel and use hashtag #talineandandyschristmascomp so we see them and share them ! Finally will be making one in my kitchen today haha better late than never ????
Eating greens never looked so good!
7. Coconut Curry
If you're scared to go vegan, then start off with curry. It has a whirlwind of flavor that you won't believe are good for you.
TACO TIME ???!! Vegan Style ~ Fully loaded with homemade cilantro avocado dressing, cumin black beans (Venezuelan Bean recipe from my good friend Sofia!) ~recipes on earthyandy.com. fresh salsa, guacamole, fresh toppings on corn tortillas?! Made this for the awesome crew at @activeescapes the other night! You want more dinner ideas so I'm going to post more of that. Day 3 of #21earthydays... How are you doing ?! Potentially bloated, headaches or feeling awesome? Both , great signs 🙂 if bloating I have a whole page on how to help that on my site. But welcome it.. It's your body cleaning house ???
What's the best part about tacos? The tortillas and salsa of course. Yes, even vegans can eat tacos.
9. Curry Spiced Salad
Curry Spiced Salad??? just gotta snap open those pistachios, squeeze some lemon and mix all together ! thanks for the spiced chick peas idea ! Did a curry rub and used hummus, squeeze of lemon and some cracked pepper as the dressin. I try to make a massive salad bowl mid morning and have it on hand to add at lunch and dinner , Takes minutes ✌?️?
If you find salads boring, do what Earth Andy does. Adds some curry spiced chickpeas and pistachios to your greens.
10. Sweet Potato Coconut Red Curry
Power bowls like this Sweet Potato Coconut Red Curry are an excellent source of energy that will fill you up, but won't weigh you down.
11. Summer Rolls
Nothing beats the heat like a summer roll.
12. Anti-Pasto Salad
Anti-Pasto Salad Vegan Style with Macadamia Pesto and Homemade Italian Dressing✨ all oil free, and all recipes on my site✨one of my favorite salads...and was perfect paired with gluten free spagetti with a simple tamoato basil sauce after a day of...some how running out of gas on the side of the road ? and basically having one of those days where at the end you think, I just shouldn't have gotten out of bed haha ?? anyway ! Make this salad ! You're taste buds will love it and so will your bod ?!
Now this is the way to do anti-pasto.
13. Strawberry Island Coconut Cream
StrawBerry IsLand CoConut Cream ??? sprinkled with a layer of toasted coconut ! Replace junk house milkshakes with an O'natural dairy free, guilt free, taste bud dancing, cell loving, anti aging shake ???! And Hey all Wahine on the North Shore ??? our beautiful friends @mikoh are having a massive trunk show on their suits and beach cover ups this morning ! Best deals of he year on the most beautiful suits ever !! Check out @mikoh for hours and location ?✌?️? chehooo ! (Recipe in comments ) @mammachia
How do you cool down in Hawaii? With a strawberry smoothie of course.
14.Chocolate Dipped Fruit
To make a healthful chocolate dipping sauce ! (And if want ... Peanut butter is always invited to join ?✨) Recipe: 10 pitted medjool dates - 1 cup water (or coconut milk for extra creaminess) - 1 TBSP cacao powder or the chocolate lovers @yoursuperfoods 1/4 tsp vanilla (optional) Blend until smooth and then dip everything ! Store refrigerated with airtight lid✌?️ (If you want thicker add more dates (and if your dates are kinda dry.. Soak them for 15 minutes first in the water )
She even makes chocolate healthy!
15. Mango Strawberry Banana
Strawberry Banana Bowls with a little hidden Beet ???slip in some beets to make a vibrant yummy bowl while adding a massive punch of Iron , manganese, potassium, copper, vitamin C and fiber?! To make : add 3 frozen banana 2 handful fresh or frozen strawberries and 1 raw or steamed (peeled beet) sweeten if needs be ! Also great with berries and mangos ??? (you can't taste beet (not even the kids notice it's in there - but if you like the earthy taste of beets- add two ! 🙂
Trying to sneak some beets into your kid's diet? This is the way to do it.
16. Cookies n' Cream Salted Caramel Vegan Ice Cream
Even vegans can indulge in sweet treats from time to time.
17. Raw Blueberry Cherry Cake
RAW BLUEBERRY CHERRY Vegan CAKE ????is this real liiife ?! Haha Yes Please ! Talk about a tease to look at. Check out one of my favorite raw and cooked vegan recipe developers @edgarraw ! Full of positivity and passion and a true talent in the kitchen ! He's always making people smile and definitely deserves to be celebrated , Go Edgar!!! ??Check out his last post for this recipe. Wouldn't it be grand for a Christmas dinner ! Anyone want to attempt making this with me ??! And hey If you make a recipe form #talineandandyschristmascomp it could be fun to tag that person ! I bet they would be super stoked to see ?✨ #sharethelove
Something tells me one bite of this cake, and you will won't mind being on a raw diet.
18. Tropical Fruit Plate
Sometimes, fruit makes for the best dessert, or appetizer, or meal. With whole foods looking this good, you simply can't pass it up.