Thursday, July 9, 2009

Health Retreat - Starting Over - Contest winner

FOCUSING ON HEALTHY EATING

I've spent that past few days at a health retreat...

Sort of....

Where I was plied with yummy stuff like green drinks.



This first thing I was handed was this drink.
Ummm. I agreed to this so I braced myself for... Orange. Wow.
It was really good.

Next, lunch was a salad with the yummiest salad dressing I've ever tasted.

I never wanted to just drink a salad dressing before.

The rules... I could eat whatever I wanted. There were no food nazis here. If I wanted something that wasn't being offered I could have it. The only request was I try all the healthy stuff too.

So I ate the food because... well... because it was really good. There was no cardboard or wood chips anywhere.

I could have all the organic fruit I wanted.


All the Mangoes I wanted... ho boy, I had died and gone to heaven.

Mango Lassie Smoothie

We made my very favorite sorbet...Mango Orange.

There were all the avocados I wanted. YUM.

There was so much food around I felt like I was eating all the time. Who wouldn't think this was HEAVEN?

When I was tempted with other things, like pancakes, I honestly didn't feel like eating more than one or two. I snitched one chicken nugget at lunch. Loved it, but it was enough. Shocking.

There was a lot of coconut... used in the drinks, salads, and main dishes. Because the coconut was green I couldn't really taste it.
Coconut milk was the base for almost everything.


Again, I couldn't taste it. My favorite...Ice Cream made out of coconut milk... homemade and store bought.


I chose chocolate.



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6 comments:

Hannah said...

so...the green stuff tasted orangey....did any orange stuff taste greeny?? :D

Deborah said...

Hannah... That's just plain funny. But no... it tasted like Mango and bananas.

Jaime Theler said...

It sounds yummy! And I only got to try the pies.

Mileage - 10 miles today (biking)

L.T. Elliot said...

Those mangoes...oh, I would be in HEAVEN! I think mango is the elusive ambrosia everyone talks of.

Lori-ann said...

Yum Yum Yum

If I do say so myself.

YUM!!!

How did you feel after the little retreat?

Graham Chops said...

That reminds me that I've got a drawer full of mangoes in my fridge and a bunch of mahi-mahi in my freezer. Better get cracking....