Bikini season means upping the ante on exercise—but how do you keep from ruining all your hard work, especially when you're ravenously hungry after an intense gym session? Grab a post-workout meal from these five health-conscious LA restos.
Once you’ve worked up an appetite, stop by True Food Kitchen and order yourself a pizza. Yes, you read that right. Anything on the menu here will be good for you (and your waistline), including the seasonal asparagus and artichoke pizza. Finish it off with a refreshing fruit- and veggie-packed kale-aid juice, starring—you guessed it—kale. 395 Santa Monica Pl., Ste. 172, Santa Monica, 310-593-8300
Eat whatever you want at this plant-based eatery, and don't worry about packing on the calories you just burned. The dishes are healthy and light without compromising on deliciousness and flavor. Take for example, the seasonal Caribbean quesadillas served with coconut lentil purée, mango salsa, guacamole, and grilled plantains. 414 N. La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood, 310-289-9910
Pressed for time? Visit this one-stop health and wellness oasis, where locals can sweat it out at one of the yoga classes (power flow, kundalini, and yoga dance), and jump over to the center’s organic resto for an order of the nacho cheese salad with pico de gallo, guacamole, and tortilla chips afterward. And don't skip the juice bar for a cold-pressed drink or a made-to-order smoothie. 608 Mateo St., Downtown LA, 213-223-6226
After you're done breaking a sweat, head to Beaming’s newly opened West Hollywood superfood café and treat yourself to the new roasted beet salad, which comes topped with mandarin slices and rainbow radishes. If you're craving something sweet, don't feel guilty for indulging in the vegan mocha almond butter gelato sandwich—you earned it. 605 N. La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood, 310-299-7691
Consider Sweetgreen your new go-to for salads. The East Coast-based eatery just made its Cali debut last month and has already gotten lots of love from health-conscious locals for its light, fresh offerings. Case in point is the Mexican corn bowl made with organic quinoa, arugula, cilantro, and spicy sunflower seeds. Treat yourself to a blueberry basil fresca or a mint chia coconut water, too. 8055 W. Third St., Los Angeles, 323-934-3404