Patricia Lyon

Patricia Lyon

Patricia is a marketing passionate and fitness enthusiast. Her daily routine includes a variety of workouts, from yoga to bootcamp, and always looking for different activities and discovering cool and delicious new eats in Miami with her account @MODMiami.

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Manna Life Food: Delicious and Vegan

No meat, no problem. Manna Life is a vegan and gluten-free spot in Downtown Miami that has been around for four years. Their mission? Change the way people see healthy food “una planta at a time.”

Check out our original review from 2017!

Manna’s menu is all plant-based and made from scratch. Fernanda Alvarez, co-owner of the restaurant, mentioned that “we don’t use any preservatives, additives, white sugars or flours. Fresh and real food is what defines Manna and make people come back to our place."

Alvarez is a Mexican born and raised “cocinera” who decided to teach the world how to eat properly while staying healthy and on a budget.

“I’m passionate about sharing all my knowledge in my cooking classes and when I’m at the restaurant. I have a peculiar way of making people fall in love with cooking," said Alvarez. "They never expect to end giving up something that wasn’t making them feel well after I teach them the alternative and healthier way of preparing it at home.”

Cooking classes

Manna Life is much more than just healthy eats - they offer hand-on cooking classes where they focus mainly on teaching people how to eat well. It becomes a space for sharing, learning and having fun, with eight different menus to choose from, all vegan & gluten-free.

The restaurant provides all the organic ingredients, then attendees cook for about two hours, before sitting and enjoying what they cooked with the rest of the class. It’s an experience perfect for a romantic date, a birthday bash, or even a team-building activity between colleagues.

Manna Life

With Manna Life, people don’t have to worry about missing any of their favorite dishes, as the restaurant will always find a way to make healthy look and taste delicious.

Learn more on Manna’s Instagram @mannalifefood.

Manna Life is a vegan and gluten-free spot in Downtown Miami with a mission to change the way people see healthy food “una planta at a time.”

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Green G Juice Bar Brings Health to Edgewater Neighborhood

Green G Juice Bar, a healthy spot completely designed with recycled wood, has a lot to offer. Its extensive guilt-free menu will make you feel good and satisfied all day long.

The G stands for "Green Generation." The juice bar started in 2014 with a shared family passion for fitness and health.  Andrea Plazas, a graduated health coach, Diana Molina, a fitness passionate, and David Plazas, a juice enthusiast, realized that they were part of a lifestyle where most of their daily habits were around clean food, going to the gym, and preventive medicine.

Green G prides itself on quality ingredients and nutrient-packed recipes, with "superfoods all over their menu". They specialize in Acai Bowls, protein smoothies, and cold-pressed juices using their favorite cold-pressed method.

Plazas told us one of Green G's secrets for success: their Acai Bowl is a recipe made entirely by them.

“We don't buy frozen mix; we craft each bowl making it fresher and more delicious," says Plazas. "You might have to wait just a little longer than in other places, but quality takes time, right?”

Whether you are looking for a quick bite after your workout or a place for a healthy treat to share a good time with your friends, Green G has you covered.


  • Luscious Bowl - half chia seed pudding and half acai bowl
  • The Knockout - acai with a mix of nuts and almond butter and one of their best sellers.
  • Blue Monk smoothie bowl - packed with superfoods and high-end products like monk fruit, blue majik, cashew, and coconut meat.

New in 2020:

  • Smoothie Bombs
  • Vegan toast

Discover more about Green-G Juice Bar on Instagram @GreenGJuiceBar or stop by any day of the week to have a guilt-free bite or drink.

Green G Juice Bar in Miami has a lot to offer. Its healthy, extensive, guilt-free menu will make you feel good and satisfied all day long.


3 Miami Instructors Share Tips for Making the Most of Your At-Home Workouts

With the current situation we are all facing, our workout routine looks a whole lot different than it did a month ago. Thankfully there are a lot of options that allow us to continue our fitness grind. Here are recommendations from three Miami instructors to make the best of our home workouts.

Plan for the week and commit

Bea Quintero

Bea Quintero, instructor at JetSet Pilates in Brickell, recommends to “plan for the week, set intentions and commit”. If you are a morning person, like her, make sure you do your workouts as soon as you wake up to get your day started. Plan to take an IG Live or Zoom class.

"Challenge yourself to stay consistent, find your favorite studio or instructor and commit to take their class on a regular basis,” says Quintero.

Besides doing her favorite JetSet pilates, Quintero also likes to practice different workouts, like dance cardio or yoga.

“Listen to what your body needs - do you need a good sweat? Do you need a good stretch? Balance!”

Find your workout space

Juan Guzman

Juan Guzman, instructor at Antidote Fitness Lab mentions “it’s important to find a space that could be in your house or in your yard that you can designate as a workout space. A spot where you can escape from your kids, pets or responsibilities for 25-45 minutes.”  This will allow you to find the right mindset to challenge your body wholeheartedly, or disconnect and reset your mentality for the rest of the day. 

Stay present

Anny Noratto

Anny Noratto, yoga instructor, says “meditation is key in order to set goals, stay active and not letting our minds interfere or have stress take over our day. It’s important to stay present!”

Noratto recommends doing yoga because it can help our minds during these difficult times and any routine that helps you move will work.

Find a workout partner

“Find an accountability partner” recommends Guzman. Try doing FaceTime or webcam with someone so you can exercise at the same time and feel motivated.

Remember the post-workout feeling

Ithappens to all of us, sometimes we feel lazy and we just don’t want to workout. When this happens, Bea recommends to “remember how good you feel after your workout to keep youon track, this is my favorite feeling! Remind yourself that any movementis better than no movement!”

Here are recommendations from three local instructors to make the best of our home workouts.