09: Eating and living a plant-based life with Audrey Barron

Friends, get ready to be inspired, challenged, and encouraged by this week’s guest, entrepreneur, raw foods chef and mom-of-two, Audrey Barron. As owner of Ezra’s Enlightened Cafe in Indianapolis, Audrey is nourishing her community literally from the soil up. Audrey is full of information and inspiration about how making conscious food choices can heal our bodies and our planet.

In this episode, we talk about:

  • Audrey’s journey to finding “health for herself” and how her life changed with a shift to a raw food diet

  • How becoming a mother propelled her to start Ezra’s Enlightened Cafe

  • How truly clean, vibrant, balanced foods heal our bodies and fuel our lives

  • The importance of local and organically sourced foods

  • How her business is widening the market for organic foods  

  • Her plans for a regenerative, community-driven farm

  • Her passion for restoring the environment, and therefore, our bodies


Check out Ezra’s Enlightened Cafe at www.ezrasenlightenedcafe.com and on Facebook and Instagram. (When you visit, be sure to try the Nacho Mama's Bean Bowl - one of my favorites from the menu!) You can also stay in touch with Audrey through personal blog at www.gaiachef.com or on Instagram via @ezrasrawcafe.


“Just because it’s made from plants doesn’t necessarily mean it’s going to be healthy for you.”

“My hope is that what we do is help people live a better life, even if it is just from one meal.”

“Illness is optional.”

“You are what you eat, from the soil up.”

“Every time you spend your money, think about where it’s going and how that’s impacting the planet and yourself.”

“If you feel overwhelmed with where to start, start with adding one thing to your diet.”

“Taking just a few breaths can really change the game.”

Erica Ballard