Vegan San Diego | Lean and Green Cafe

My final San Diego eatery post is about an awesome little cafe we ate at near La Jolla Cove:

Lean and Green Organic Health Bar ▷▷▷

Lean and Green Cafe uses fresh, locally sourced, organic ingredients and has lots of vegan options, so we were really excited to check it out.

Smoothies ▷▷▷

At home I usually make smoothies for breakfast every day and I really missed that whilst travelling; so, I was really happy to find somewhere that made smoothies with fresh, organic fruit. I ordered the Peach Dream – made of peach nectar, mangos, bananas and raspberries – and Matt had the Strawberry Bliss – made of apple juice, strawberries and bananas. They were both so refreshing and delicious and definitely the healthy, goodness we needed.

ps – I also love that Lean and Green Cafe use Greenware smoothie cups which are made entirely from plants – how awesome is that?!


Wraps ▷▷▷

Lean and Green Cafe offer a great variety of vegan options including salads, wraps and rice bowls; however, Matt and I both decided to go for one of the freshly made wraps. I ordered the Vegan Delight made up of a mix of delicious veggies, spinach and avocado; and Matt decided to order a make your own veggie wrap. He went for a bit of a weird combo: sun-dried tomatoes, beans, tofu, avocado, mushrooms & spinach but it totally worked and was actually really good!


If you’re looking for filling, nutritious, organic vegan food in San Diego, be sure to head to Lean and Green Cafe. They currently have 2 locations in San Diego: La Jolla and Sorrento Valley; however, we chatted to the Cafe’s lovely owner during our visit and he told us about some exciting new franchising opportunities meaning that more Lean and Green Cafes may be popping up soon!


Recently I have been really into filming What I Eat In A Day videos. They’re fun to film, quick and easy to watch, and such a great resource for anyone who is newly vegan or just looking for exciting new meal ideals!

In my most recent video, I featured the following delicious meals:

Breakfast ▷▷▷ pina colada smoothie & alpro soya yoghurt with granola
Lunch ▷▷▷ sushi bowl
Snack ▷ loving earth caramel chocolate
Dinner ▷ veggie hot dog and fries at herman ze german

Pina Colada Recipe

I absolutely love Pina Colada cocktails so I was really excited when I accidentally created the Pina Colada smoothie, and it has become one of my all-time favourite breakfasts. As I didn’t specify  ingredient quantities in my  video, I thought I’d share the recipe here too so that you guys can enjoy this delicious, healthy version of one of the yummiest cocktails!


  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds


  • Put all ingredients into blender
  • Blend for 20 seconds or until smooth
  • Serve with pineapple & enjoy!