So many Instagram posts, so little time. If you have a hard time keeping up with the hordes of feeds out there, you’re not alone. And it doesn’t help that not all of them are created equal. That’s why we scoured the Insta-sphere and selected those brimming with true passion, unique insight, useful information and visual inspiration on the subjects that matter to you most—everything from natural health to clean food to eco-lifestyles.
Here, in no particular order, our round-up of picks that are among the best on Instagram and are well worth a regular scroll and double tap.
Deepak Chopra | @deepakchopra
The physician, prolific author and New Age guru—alternative medicine, meditation, mindfulness and spirituality—who has appeared everywhere from the Time to CNN, gives insights on topics ranging from holistic health to uniting with the universe.
Gabrielle Bernstein | @gabbybernstein
Life coach and New York Times best-selling author, most recently of Art of Manifesting: 5 Secrets to Getting What You Want, Gabby is a gifted self-help guide to well-informed young women with a soft spot for vegetarianism, meditation, positivity and spiritual living.
I leave copies of the book around my house to dip into whenever I feel disconnected. I cannot wait for this book to be yours in September! On 8/16 I'm hosting my pre-order talk so you can get a sneak peek at the lessons in the book! Get all the pre-order details at www.gabbybernstein.com/newbook or click the link in my profile @gabbybernstein #theuniversehasyourback #spiritjunkie
Gisele Bündchen | @gisele
The jet-setting supermodel, fashion icon and environmental activist posts picturesque dispatches from around the world on clean eating, fashion, nature, wildlife and stylish sustainability, providing a peek into her charmed, eco-focused life.
Mariel Hemingway | @MarielHemingway
The actress and author doles out image-rich, eco-centric advice on plant-based healing, organic food and mental health, while globetrotting and encouraging everyone to chart their own green and healthy course in life.
Chrissy Teigen | @chrissyteigen
Appreciated for her fun-loving approach to healthy cooking, the model and new mom’s Insta feed offers an edited look into her life interspersed with down-to-earth recipes like those found in her cookbook, “Cravings: Recipes for All the Food You Want to Eat.”
Shiva Rose | @localrose
A green beauty maven and 21st century flower child, this photogenic actress-turned-holistic wellness blogger displays her penchant for natural beauty products, organic food, gardening and local artists—in vintage bohemian style.
When the beautiful and wise @mamamedicine gives you a clearing and healing bath recipe 🌼🌹💧💎 she downloads various remedies for each person after a session 🌿💦 I feel the effects of her deep work and the release of old patterns ✨✨ being human beings we must continuously work at evolving and becoming more conscious of our stuff 🌿💦 I added the #seasirenscrub for after the cleansing bath since lemongrass releases negativity 💦#healing #baths #remedies #spiritualhealing
Wellness Mama | @wellnessmama
Domestic diva and mother of six Katie Wells in behind this family-focused resource for healthy recipes, natural remedies, DIY beauty and organization hacks.
Kerri Verna Yoga | @beachyogagirl
This confident yoga goddess’ posts, including selfies of her practicing on an idyllic Florida beach, ooze more than a little inspiration, even if you’ve never performed a downward dog pose or uttered the word “namaste.”
Do you find time each day to sit in silence and meditate? If not, it will change your life! I received this beautiful leaf necklace from @bellabeat and was excited to use it. It is a health tracker that measures your movement and sleep patterns, and will also tell you when you need to meditate! There are other health trackers in the market, but this one is pretty neat because it includes a mindfulness aspect and looks like jewelry! 😊🙏🏻 #bellabeat #mediate #bellabeatleaf
Marissa Kathryn | @marissalace
Marissa advocates self love and balanced living. If her shots of organic food, beauty products and sparkling crystals don’t inspire you, her can-do attitude and escapes into raw nature probably will.
Kate Taylor | @cookieandkate
Focusing on fresh, whole foods and vegetarian meals (with forays into indulgences likes sweets, cocktails and even bacon), Kate Taylor takes a grounded, guilt-free approach to healthy eating that her followers appreciate.
Ecocult | @Ecocult
New Yorker Alden Wicker takes you on a stylish journey through local sustainable health, food, fashion, beauty and lifestyles scenes, sometimes venturing beyond the confines of the Big Apple.
Skinnytaste | @skinnytaste
New York Times bestselling author Gina Homolka offers slimmed-down but still tasty variations (paleo, gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan) of the old-fashioned home-cooked meals of her childhood, complete with nutritional content and Weight Watchers points for each recipe.
I brought this to my friend's pool party Monday! 💛 Summer Corn, Tomato and Avocado Salad with Creamy Buttermilk-Dijon Dressing. Take advantage of those summer tomatoes and sweet corn! 4 Smart Points • 147 calories (1 1/2 cups) Link in profile- http://www.skinnytaste.com/summer-corn-tomato-and-avocado-salad-with-creamy-buttermilk-dijon-dressing/
Chocolate Covered Katie | @chocolatecoveredkatie
Known as the “Queen of Healthy Desserts,” Katie Higgins makes decadent indulgences guilt-free with low-cal sugar-free, vegan and raw versions of popular dessert recipes sure to please almost any sweet tooth.
Katie Hussong | @katiehussong
This registered nurse-turned holistic health coach instructs her followers on how to be healthy in all aspects of their lives, focusing on everything from using essential oils to eating well to gaining mental clarity.
Bathroom + diffuser and oils = Spa!! Or pretty close, at least! Zenning out over here with this dreamy blend of Grapefruit, Frank, and White Fir. #whatsinyourdiffuser #goodvibes #quooz #aromatherapy #diffuser #highvibe #nontoxic #natural #empowered #essentialoils #doterra #spa #diffuse #blend #health #wellness #knowbetterdobetter #jointhemovement
Mattias Klum | @mattiasklumofficial
This environmentalist and National Geographic photographer’s breathtaking snaps of nature and wildlife from around the globe serve as a constant reminder of Mother Earth’s beauty and diversity (and what we have to lose if we don’t take care of our planet).
Raja Ampat, Indonesia, one of the richest marine ecosystems in the World. The reefs below the surface are home to more than 1500 species of fish and around 700 species of reef-building coral, and counting…! By preserving and respecting the remaining beauty on this planet we actually secure long term sustainable success for mankind! The only safe path ahead is to love and enjoy nature in a more thoughtful way anchored in science and "common sense"! Shot on assignment with my boys @ansgarklumphotos and @naturebyeinar #rajaampat #indonesia #marine #ecosystem #paradise #divers #instagood #photooftheday #protectbiodiversity #mattiasklum #wwf #iucn #conservation @natgeo @natgeocreative @nikonprofessional @thephotosociety @mattiasklumofficial
The Forest Feast | @theforestfeast
Veggie-loving foodie Erin Gleeson left a career as a New York City food photographer behind to get closer to nature. Cooking, writing and taking informal food pics—from a cabin in the woods of Northern California—led to a blog which grew into a cookbook.
The Crunchy Radish | @thecrunchyradish
The Crunchy Radish ‘gram reflects a serious passion for clean eats, bolstered by Mirand Hammer’s impressive credentials: Registered Dietitian (R.D.), Masters of Science in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics (MScN) and Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist (CDN).
Zero Waste Home | @zerowastehome
A virtual 101 on low-impact living, Bea Johnson’s blog and its eponymous book inspired a global movement encouraging people to lead meaningful lives based on experiences instead of possessions.
Took time to enjoy one of my favorite hobbies: foraging. And came home with a beautiful bounty of seaweed, including kombu and nori. In nature they don't come in packaging 😉 —– J'ai pris la matinee pour un de mes passe-temps favoris, la cueillette. Et j'en reviens avec une belle besace remplie d'algues, dont le kombu et le nori. Dans la nature, elles se presentent sans emballage 😉 —– #zerowaste #zerodechet #zerowastehome #zérodéchet #foraging #cueillette #packagefree
Groovy Green Living | @GroovyGreenLivin
Boston-based blogger Lori Alper contributes to what could be considered a virtual Green Living 101, providing an image-rich how-to of healthy cooking and eco-conscious consumption.
Creative Green Living | @CreativeGreenLiving
Carissa Bonham gives a refreshingly practical take on green do-it-yourself crafting, healthy food choices, creative recycling and organic gardening.
Gluten-Free Goddess | @glutenfreegoddesskarina
Longtime gluten-intolerant blogger has been cooking, baking and sharing with Celiac sufferers and gluten sensitive types since 2005, getting the attention of Oprah.com, WebMD and The Huffington Post along the way.
The Folk Healer | @laabejaherbs
A traveling mystical spirit seemingly plucked from an earlier time, Sophie Rose calls on her skills and a wild forager and herbalist to transform flowers and raw herbs into in-demand apothecary formulas.
Home Sweet Homestead | @homesweethomestead
From her farm in Maine, Julie Letwoski chronicles her honest-to-goodness down-home lifestyle through shots of wild edibles, natural materials, farm animals and family life.
august, you wild and wicked thing. 🌿✨ about a year and a half ago we were burned out from markets and knew we needed to explore other means to support ourselves. and so we decided to start throwing pots again. we searched craigslist for what we needed and eventually plunked down 50 whole dollars on an electric kiln that gave us about 2 cubic feet in which to fire. it was cheap and small and prone to breaking- nearly every month we repaired her, in fact. but we made so, so, so much pottery. we funded things that were extremely important to us using a wheel that sat smack dab in the middle of our bathroom and a kiln that lived down an extremely rickety flight of stairs in our cellar. we made. it. work. and then a few weeks ago the kiln broke. again. and you guys, I looked at all we had accomplished with such a difficult workspace and such a small, shoddy kiln, and I had to ask: what could we do if we really equipped ourselves with the tools we needed? how much better could our wares be? how much bigger could our shop updates be and could we actually manage to keep the shop stocked? what if I never had to write another embarrassing email explaining that our kiln was broken, again, and that that outstanding order was still in maine? MAN, what if?? and you guys..!! the shop is in full hiatus mode right now while we do a complete overhaul on our workspace and business, and we are so beyond excited and grateful. we picked out flooring for our new studio last night, we're thisclose to settling on a kiln, and I'm dreaming up shelving and paint and all the good things this means for us like its my J O B. (it totally is! and I love it!) last night I grabbed two vining plants to green up our workspace and, even though we got word that everything was falling into place a week ago, all the sudden this big new step felt so, so real. I am so ready, so excited! can't wait to share more as it unfolds. 💕✨💥⚡️💫☄💖
The Kitchenista | @thekitchenista
Self-taught private chef Angela Davis specializes in putting a healthier spin on traditional African-American cooking, serving up soul food and creole dishes with a strong nutritional profile that still taste great.
Zen Habits | @zen.habits
In a stressful, fast-paced and often difficult world, Leo Babauta has become the go-to guy for advice on shedding bad habits, embracing good habits, coping with adversity and finding mindfulness.
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