FOOD AND NUTRITION
Wellness Starts Within
The phrases 'you are what you eat’ and 'wellness starts from within' pretty much sums up or philosophy on food and juices on our retreats.
We understand and respect the important role it plays in the promotion of wellness and general good health.
The food on all of our retreats is designed with optimum health and wellbeing in mind with a variety of flavours to keep your taste buds happy.
We cater for all intolerances, vegan and vegetarian options are always available...just ask
The food you'll enjoy on retreat with us is vegetarian with vegan options and designed with optimum health and nutrition in mind. Menus are nutritionally balanced and created by our onsite nutritionist and chillout sister Lucie, to provide you with enough vital vitamins, minerals and energy to keep you tip-top throughout your stay with us.
Toxins in the body result from poor diet, stress, pollution, drug use, the water we drink and environmental exposure. Our bodies tend to accumulate impurities from many different sources including food additives, pesticides, vehicle exhaust fumes, medical drug residues and internal body processes. If we are distressed, under par or overweight, the natural elimination of these waste products may be too slow for the body in the long term. This is why we help to kick start a healthier lifestyle whilst on retreat with us and our detox cuisine helps to cleanse to help your system enabling it to cope with the daily demands placed on it.
MOST IMPORTANTLY WE CAN CATER FOR ALL INTOLERANCES & ALLERGIES. WE ALWAYS HAVE WHEAT, GLUTEN & DAIRY FREE OPTIONS.
ALL OF OUR DISHES ARE VEGETARIAN with VEGAN options* (Except our Champneys Retreats, where a full menu is available).
We have onsite retreat chefs at most venues who will freshly prepare all meals on our retreats. They are all passionate about food and create the heartiest dishes that are considerate to body and mind. Wherever possible, we buy fresh and local, supporting the local economy is also high on our agenda.
Below we have an example of foods that are provided for you....
DETOX JUICES & SUPERFOOD SHOTS
Every day a chillout retreat begins with a wheatgrass/superfood nutritional shot plus a detox, vitamin and nutrient-packed fresh juice or smoothie. Freshly squeezed fruit and vegetable juices - Calming carrot/apple/cucumber or detoxing beetroot/apple/ginger etc
Start the day
BREAKFAST / OR BRUNCH
Selection of muesli, cereals, yogurts, fruit, toasts, chia puddings, eggs, omelettes, Fritters tea's & coffee
AFTERNOON LIGHT BITES / LIGHT LUNCH
Soups, salads, with a selection of dips, crudites, olives, fruit and snacks . pates, sushi, olives, humus, dips, breads.
Example dishes include
Thai green curry of vegetables and tofu with Jasmine rice
Mixed bean vegetable chili with sweet potatoes in jackets, guacamole, and dairy-free yogurt dips.
Quinoa stuffed peppers and tomatoes drizzled with butternut sauce and greek salad.
Wheat & gluten-free Vegetable lasagna with a herb salad.
Asparagus & mushroom risotto with herbs and fresh salad