I am Samira Kazan, founder of AlphaFoodie – a Plant-based Instagram account that holds a mix of food artistry, experimentation, and culinary curiosity. This Includes smoothie bowls, breakfasts, treats and more (with lots of natural rainbow food, avocados, and tropical fruits). Because everyone deserves to eat like a king!

It’s amazing how everything has developed during the two years I have been on Instagram, especially as it all started with me just photographing my own food to share with friends. I suffered from severe mid-morning hunger pangs and loss of focus whilst doing my senior post-doctoral research so I wanted a way to keep focused in a healthy way and began to experiment with all sorts of new, exciting super-food ingredients I never heard of before like chia seeds, quinoa and other health foods ( lots and lots of avocado’s always please!) . Soon I realised that this could be healthy, delicious and beautiful and I wanted to share this with friends online to encourage them to try it too.

As Someone who has a passion for maths and science (Oxford graduate with a doctorate degree in Engineering Science), I love bringing science into my creations (a lot of mathematical patterns were inspired by love for Mathematics); I use a lot of colours and shapes in my smoothie bowls and , more recently, I’ve loved experimenting with dry ice – 10 second nice-cream anyone? Yumm! I also am obsessed with flowers so always have a fridge stocked with edible flowers for my creations. Another thing that I love doing and it's generating a lot of attention from the online community is the love for aloe vera (I started a series and one of my episodes was watched by more than 6 million people)! People look forward to the aloe vera videos and ask for them on daily basis (series 10 currently).

I’ve always gone by the 80/20 rule – 80% of the time I will try to eat healthy, balanced meals and the other 20% I like to go a little wild and enjoy whatever I like so you’ll see a mix of the two of my feed.

People are becoming more in touch with their food on an aesthetic level and it’s lovely to be able to inspire other people to incorporate healthy, beautiful elements into their own dishes. The saying: we eat with our eyes first is so true! In my case camera first.

More info: Instagram | alphafoodie.com

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amusingly
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2 years ago

My favorite so far. Well, it's #2 too yet, but I like this one better than the "nature-themed" one.

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riley.girl
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2 years ago

This is breathtaking; the strawberry contrasts really nicely with the other frozen fruit!

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Yannic Franz
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2 years ago

Hypericum inodorum berries: toxic/inedible

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2 years ago

I love this blue/green shade

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Galeanthropy2017
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2 years ago

these are stunning! This is where art and food meet.

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Richter Johanna
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2 years ago

so sweet. I want eat rose

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Wilhelmina Anderson
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2 years ago

You know what's like really funny it's not your work it's a vegan teens work.... hahaha funny right

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Kahlo Smith
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2 years ago

The light frost on all these berries lends a nice touch, what is that from?

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Rainbow Unicorn
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2 years ago

My favorite color! Beautiful and yummy!

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Nina Chan
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2 years ago

She realy loves her dragonfruit

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amusingly
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2 years ago

On second thought, I like this better than #2. <3

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That one panda
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2 years ago

Stunning!

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Izzy Dye
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2 years ago

can i have all of these yumm

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amusingly
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2 years ago

Ughhh so good! Like this one the MOST! XD

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Rue Granger
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2 years ago

Such sensual, rich colours in this one. Beautiful!

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Phemonoe 153
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2 years ago

What exactly are those pink fiber fluffs supposed to be?

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Yannic Franz
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2 years ago

Symphoricarpos: toxic/inedible

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mr man
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2 years ago

YES

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2023.Maggie Bookout
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2 years ago

Wow

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Foxy Lady
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2 years ago

This looks so subtle!

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Violet Camicat
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2 years ago

kinda Van Gogh-ish :)

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Yannic Franz
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2 years ago

Sedum: toxic/inedible

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Kimberly Robinson
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2 years ago

Oh, that's gorgeous! She really has an eye for color!

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Hydrangea macrophylla: toxic/inedible

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Oxypetalum coeruleum: toxic/inedible

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moli.2
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Can u eat those roses and that many?

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Symphoricarpos: toxic/inedible

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