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Golden Fall Soup (Raw-Vegan)

28 Sep

Golden Fall Soup (raw-vegan)

From Chef Mirella: http://www.mirellasaraswati.com/golden-fall-soup-raw-vegan/

Fall is one of my favorite seasons when it comes to food. The local farmers market in Amsterdam fills up with pumpkins, root vegetables, apples and cabbages. It’s super colorful and I always need to control myself to buy just what I need and not buy everything that looks beautiful.

In this turbulent season of change the predominant sweet and heavy foods help to ground and nourish us. It is a beautiful example of the earth supplying exactly what we need.

This soup is like a little fall sunshine in a bowl. Made from yellow beats with tahini and ginger, this is a well combined raw soup for this season, being nutritious, warming and oh so tasty!

I serve this soup at room temperature and not chilled because the weather is already cold enough for me!

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Ingredients (for two):

– 1 large yellow beet (or two small ones)

– 3 Tbsp Tahini

– 1 glove of garlic

– 1-1.5 inch piece of ginger

– one or two spring onions

– juice of 1 lemon

– Himalayan Salt (to your own taste)

– 1-2 cups of water water

Method:

Put the first 6 ingredients and one cup of water in to a blender. Blend until smooth. Add some salt and extra water if needed to get the right taste and consistency for your liking and give the blender another short swirl.

Enjoy the soup at room temperature or chilled!

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Nectar Yoga Retreat Ibiza – Best Moments in Pictures.

5 May

I am home from a beautiful week of yoga and awakening. The sun was shining all week and we had many new experiences. From a vibrational healing gong bath to psychic readings to a day at the Balinese inspired spa. Join us for another adventure in September: http://nectaryoga.ca/ibiza-yoga-detox-retreat-september-2015/ Namaste!

Gong Bath Vibrational Healing

Gong Bath Vibrational Healing

Morning Sunrise

Morning sunrise

Raw Vegan Chocolate Cake

Raw Vegan Chocolate Cake

Savasana

Savasana

Raw Pasta

Raw Pasta

Namaste

Namaste

Relaxing at the pool

Relaxing at the pool

Our villa's pool

Our villa’s pool

Follow your heart

Follow your heart

Soup!

Soup!

Dining

Dining

Raw, Vegan Chocolate Chia Pudding with a Green Smoothie for breakfast

Raw, Vegan Chocolate Chia Pudding with a Green Smoothie for breakfast

Old Town Ibiza

Old Town Ibiza

Life does not have to be perfect to be beautiful.

Life does not have to be perfect to be beautiful.

Ibiza Yoga Detox Retreat

Ibiza Yoga Detox Retreat

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Be Happy!

Be Happy!

Best Moments in Pictures – Nectar Yoga Retreat Greece

3 May

I just finished my Nectar Yoga Retreat in Greece. It was an uplifting week of adventure, yoga, creativity, silence, laughs, and deep inner connection. This private island paradise was the best way to spend any week! Here are my best moments in pictures. Check out: www.nectaryoga.ca for future retreat offerings. Coming up is Spain and Morocco!!!

Street puppies. Love.

Street puppies. Love.

My fantastic yoga students

My fantastic yoga students

Sunset meditation

Sunset meditation

Laughter yoga

Laughter yoga

My room view

My room view

Pebble Beach

Pebble Beach

Group creative workshop

Group creative workshop

Morning yoga with a view!

Morning yoga with a view!

Morning meditation at the lighthouse.

Morning meditation at the lighthouse.

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Under the Oak Tree

Under the Oak Tree

Really yummy food!!!

Really yummy food!!!

Our fearless guard dog

Our fearless guard dog

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A place to read and relax

A place to read and relax

Our group waiting for the bus

Our group waiting for the bus

In deep conversation

In deep conversation

Asana at sunrise

Asana at sunrise

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Beautiful yoga students

Beautiful yoga students

Raw Lettuce Tacos with Nut Meat & Mango Salsa

30 Mar

Are you interested in detoxifying your body but scared about changing your diet? During one of Nectar Yoga’s Detoxifying Yoga Retreats, Chef Mirella, will have you feeling cleansed and full of new recipe ideas. The food during your yoga retreat is meant to be light, nutritious, uplifting and inspiring. For one week we will refrain from eating any sugar, meat, dairy, wheat or caffeine. Seems difficult? You will be surprised about the variety and quality of the food. Try this delicious Raw Lettuce Taco Recipe by retreat Chef Mirella. 

Join us for a Yoga Detox Retreat in Morocco and Ibiza this fall for more detoxifying inspirations like this! Click HERE for Full Details. 

Raw Tacos with Mango Salsa

Raw Tacos with Mango Salsa

Recipe

Raw Lettuce Tacos with nut meat and mango salsa (serves 2)

Ingredients:

Nut Meat:

  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 cup mushrooms
  • 4 sun-dried tomato halves
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon tamari

Mango Salsa:

  • 1 mango, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup peeled, diced cucumber
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped jalapeno
  • 1/3 cup diced red onion
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/3 cup roughly chopped cilantro leaves
  • Salt and pepper

Other:

  • Firm lettuce to use as tacos

Method:

Take a firm type of lettuce and use the leaves as tacos or wraps. I have used baby Romaine or Napa cabbage before.

For the nut meat, mix all the ingredients in a food processor until you have a chunky mixture with the consistency of ground taco meat. Try it and add spices according to your taste.

Put all of the ingredients of the mango salsa in a bowl and toss it around so the flavours mix well. You can make this a little ahead of time to let it marinade and let flavours soak in.

To serve, place a lettuce leave on your plate, top with walnut meat, mango salsa and optional guacamole.

Visit www.nectaryoga.ca for all our Detox Retreat options.

Morocco Yoga Detox Retreat September 2015

23 Mar MoroccoYogaDetoxRetreatRoom

Morocco Yoga Detox Retreat, September 25 – October 1, 2015

Nectar Yoga and Mirella Saraswati team up for a rejuvenating week of yoga, relaxation, delicious cleansing food and exotic Moroccan landscapes this autumn.

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MOROCCO YOGA DETOX RETREAT OVERVIEW
Submerge yourself in a peaceful detoxifying environment, deepen your yoga practice, learn about nutrition & healthy cooking, cleanse and relax in Morocco this coming autumn. After a week at this magical oasis with us you’ll feel renewed, refreshed, and rejuvenated, we promise!

A peaceful haven welcomes you in the wonderland of the Moroccan countryside. The view of awesome dessert landscape and olive groves is a perfect setting to start off your day of yoga & well-being. You’ll be led through two daily yoga classes, meditation sessions, group discussions and lectures taught by Andrea from Nectar Yoga. Whether you are new to yoga or deepening your existing practice, you’ll gain a stronger awareness of your mind, body and spirit connection after your Morocco Yoga Detox Retreat.

Mirella Saraswati will have your taste buds watering before every meal. Each day we will enjoy inspirational, delicious, and extremely healthy creations. Informative demonstrations and lessons are included during this week. You’ll go home with a new relationship to food and the desire to eat clean. For some local flavor, Mirella will be working with a Moroccan cook to include some regional inspiration in the menu.

The Moroccan property features a main villa with two suites, surrounded by 5 private detached adobe cottages, which are truly one-of-a-kind. An expansive swimming pool, framed by shady umbrellas and lounge chairs overlooks the beautiful valley of Essaouira. The natural dessert landscape is dotted with olive trees and walking paths. This exclusive yoga retreat is your perfect detox sanctuary. Join us for a yoga detox retreat you’ll always remember.

Visit: http://nectaryoga.ca/morocco-yoga-detox-retreat-september-2015/ for full details and to register!

Nectar Yoga Ibiza Retreat – SOLD OUT

23 Mar

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I am happy to announce that my Spring Ibiza Yoga Detox Retreat is now SOLD OUT!

We are planning another this coming Fall, so reserve early.

Visit http://nectaryoga.ca/ibiza-yoga-detox-retreat-september-2015/ for full details.

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We look forward to seeing you there!!!

Nectar Yoga Bahamas – Best Moments in Pictures

6 Dec

I’m back from a lovely trip to the Bahamas. Yoga, Detoxing, Meditation, Chanting, New Friends, Sun, and Inspiration! http://www.nectaryoga.ca

Here are some of my best moments in pictures.

Follow Your Heart Nectar Yoga

Follow Your Heart Nectar Yoga

Happy Tree

Happy Tree

Detox Yoga Class

Detox Yoga Class

Puja at Sivananda Ashram Bahamas

Puja at Sivananda Ashram Bahamas

Love Yoga

Love Yoga

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Breathe

Breathe

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Beautiful Paradise Island Beach Bahamas

Beautiful Paradise Island Beach Bahamas

Fly!

Fly!

Nectar Yoga Retreat Ibiza 2014 – Best Moments in Photos

20 Oct

Here are some of our best moments in photos from Nectar Yoga Retreat Ibiza 2014. Stay tuned for upcoming retreats: www.nectaryoga.ca/retreats
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Gracious Living Liquid Detox Retreat Bahamas 2014/2015

3 Sep

Join Andrea Clark owner of Nectar Yoga and Grace Van Berkum owner of Gracious Living for a weeklong liquid detox immersion retreat in the Bahamas.

Nectar Yoga Retreat Bahamas 2014/2015 Dates:
November 17 – 23, 2014
January 4 – 10, 2015
May 11 – 17, 2015
 

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Cleanse your body, discover how specific foods can increase vitality, energy, and prevent & heal disease. Nectar Yoga and Gracious Living will will guide you through a week of yoga, meditation, alkalizing juices, smoothies, and gazpachos prepared in creative, delicious ways and filled with raw, vegan, nutrient-dense foods to ensure that you do not feel deprived.

This cleanse is designed to improve metabolism and digestion, cleanse internal organs, reduce inflammation, increase energy, recalibrate the taste buds, reset the appetite, educate, inspire, and clear the mind. Guided by an experienced health professional within the ashram’s supportive and relaxing environment, you will have the opportunity to focus on healing and learning without distractions. You’ll also take home practical tips, tools and recipes to implement a healthy lifestyle.

For full details click here: http://nectaryoga.ca/yoga-retreat-bahamas/

Best Moments in Pictures – Nectar Yoga Raw Detox Retreat

10 Aug

Here are some of my best moments in pictures from Nectar Yoga Raw Detox Retreat in Georgian Bay, Ontario. Join me in Ibiza, Spain for my next Nectar Yoga Retreat!

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Raw Watermelon Gazpacho…Soo good!

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Raw Thai Zucchini Noodle Salad

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Raw Nuts and Super Foods for Smoothies

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Organic Fruits in the Morning

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Group Yoga Stretch!

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New Friends

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Yoga on the Dock

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Guided Canoe and Eco Tour

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Intuitive Painting Workshop

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Beautiful Student Artwork

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Yoga at Sunrise

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After the Canoe Ride. 

For more retreats, visit: www.nectaryoga.ca

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