MEET THIS LOCAL: Kruti Shah describes herself as a plant-based recipe developer, food stylist, yogi and lover of all things wellness. After struggling with an eating disorder, Shah learned how to love her body, along with everything she nourishes it with, and started curating recipes on her blog, Cultivate With Kruti. Since then, she’s become a force throughout Miami as she documents her yoga journey and favorite recipes.
WHAT SHE’S DOING: Shah’s working to make plant-based food accessible to people who don’t know where to start. She regularly shares simple, vegan meal ideas with her 51,000 Instagram followers. And now, she’s bringing those recipes to a local restaurant.
“I recently partnered with a wonderful restaurant in Wynwood, Miami, called Three,” Shah told us. “I helped craft a plant-based burger and vegan milkshake, which was lots of fun.”
The burger features a mix of black beans, quinoa, and walnuts while the milkshake is blend of coconut milk and lychee.
FUN FACT: “I’m originally from California and moved to Florida to start graduate school in occupational therapy,” Shah said. In 2018, Shah started school at Nova Southeastern University and shared with her followers that the Sunshine State is “exactly where I belong.”
QUOTABLE: “‘I am enough,’ is a mantra I remind myself [of] daily,” she shared. “It’s empowering and reminds me to not compare myself to anyone. I have the all the potential within me.”
Shah also described herself as resilient.
“Over the years, I’m experienced many ups and downs, however, regardless of the circumstance, I’ve been able to work through my problems, reach for help when needed, and continue to live life to the fullest,” she said. “A few of my proudest moments in the past two years include receiving my certification to teach yoga as well as getting into graduate school.”
HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED: Lately, Shah says you can find her at a gym, yoga studio or at school. But soon enough, she hopes to organize events related to food, mental health, and wellness. She’ll post updates on her Instagram @cultivatewithkruti. In the meantime, her burger and milkshake are available at Three Wynwood every Wednesday during the month of April.