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October 24, 2017 | Spa Index
Add more green to your diet this year in a healthy way. This smoothie is packed full of vitamins, nutrients and flavor which are ideal for clear skin.
September 6, 2017 | Kitchens Spa Index
These are the 5 Best Teas to Help You Rest. Tired People — Disconnect all electronics and let hot tea come to the rescue.
October 4, 2016 | Spa Index
To help stick with your clean eating (and sipping) goals this Holiday season, the Vita Vie Retreat in Florida has created a few cocktails and mocktails for the holidays for all of you to enjoy!
December 9, 2015 | Spa Index
While smoothies were once popular only among the health conscious community, they have now turned into a mainstream staple and are even available at fast-food joints and Starbucks. Aside from being delicious and refreshing, there are many reasons why people consume smoothies. Many people looking to lose weight start to drink smoothies in the morning, adding in fruits, veggies, and superfoods. While we at Shane Diet & Fitness Resorts don’t promote all-smoothie diets, we do encourage you to start incorporating smoothies into your life to reap some of their many benefits.
September 28, 2015 | Spa Index
If you have an activity filled day ahead and you need a good start, or the heat gets you beat and you need an afternoon pick-me-up after a work-out, try this protein filled Raspberry Banana Chia Seed Protein Blast which guests of Red Mountain Resort in Utah enjoy.
May 16, 2015 | Spa Index
If the heat gets you beat, try this enlivening Ginger Basil Limeade chilled to feel light and bright. Refreshing sour lime mixes with spicy-sweet fresh ginger. Fresh basil cuts through with its light, bright pungent herbal taste. This limeade will clear your mind, stimulate digestion, take care of a gassy stomach and even cool you down.
May 13, 2015 | Spa Index
The right food combinations at the right time of day can create high energy and metabolic levels. Mountain Trek chefs and nutritionist together create meals that work, including this Mountain Trek Power Shake served to guests for breakfast. It is filled with required nutrients and packed with strong protein to help begin a balanced morning.
May 1, 2015 | Spa Index
This Chocolate Avocado Smoothie is part of Betsy Carter’s 3 Day Plan to Kick the Sugar Habit.
February 23, 2015 | Spa Index
A nice refreshing and cleansing drink to enjoy during the day or as a light meal. Nutrient packed and a good source of fibre.
September 29, 2014 | Spa Index
Bananas are the ideal delight on a hot summer afternoon for restoring electrolytes, and great for your skin. If you are feeling a little sluggish, its natural sugars will restore your energy levels as well. This Cardamom Banana Lime Smoothie has a nice sharp twist on the usual smoothie.
June 13, 2014 | Spa Index
Enjoy the exotic flavor of Chai tea without leaving the comfort of your own home with this easy recipe. Once you’ve had Chai Tea brewed from your own tea with added spices, you’ll understand why the popular boxed concentrates just won’t do.
December 30, 2013 | Kitchens Spa Index
Besides tasting great, smoothies are an excellent way to get needed calcium that many women need.
November 8, 2013 | Kitchens Spa Index
This recipe is courtesy of Green Mountain at Fox Run, a for-women-only health retreat in the green hills of Vermont. This rich smoothie is a guest favorite for breakfast. This smoothie is based on pumpkin — a Super Food, and dense and creamy Greek Yogurt, which gives great “staying power” for the morning.
October 14, 2013 | Kitchens Spa Index
A creamy cup of this turmeric tea helps calm nerves, but the benefits of this colorful drink don’t end there.
September 1, 2013 | Kitchens Spa Index
At La Costa Resort and Spa in California, their Ginger Elixir, a non-alcoholic “ayurvedic cocktail” from the Legends Bistro and the Spa Café, is best served before a meal.
January 21, 2013 | Kitchens Spa Index
The Ranch at Live Oak Malibu is an all-inclusive week long wellness and fitness retreat in Malibu, California. Seasonal recipes and tips for maintaining results include recipes like this Apricot Kale Smoothie.
January 18, 2013 | Kitchens Spa Index
Pomegranates are a new superfood: They are high in vitamin C and potassium, a great source of fiber, and low in calories. Take advantage of a SuperFood with this lively elixir, perfect for breakfast or in place of a cocktail at parties.
October 29, 2012 | Kitchens Spa Index
Is it breakfast, dessert, a post work out meal, a milk shake, or all of these things? Hard to decide! The team at Biggest Loser Resorts came up with this peanut butter chocolate smoothie, kicked it up with banana and honey, and it manages to be a rich treat and a protein boost all in one.
August 13, 2012 | Kitchens Spa Index
A delicious and refreshing drink to serve as a start or finish to the meal. Papaya has a sweet taste and provides a wonderful source of digestive enzymes. Its effect on both body and mind is calming.
January 31, 2012 | Kitchens Spa Index
One of our favorite Autumn detox recipes from our good friend Dr. Elson Haas, America’s Detox Doc.
October 16, 2011 | Kitchens Spa Index
This power-packed Peach Blackberry Smoothie is adaptable to different fruits – but both peaches and blackberries provide heart-healthy soluble fiber.
September 26, 2011 | Kitchens Spa Index
Using cantaloupe and orange juice is a nice change the traditional smoothie of berries and bananas, and the silken tofu is a nice creamy addition and adds protein. The one-two punch of this melon and the orange juice makes it super high in Vitamin C and beta-carotene.
August 8, 2011 | Kitchens Spa Index
This refreshing Peach Float recipe courtesy of the Mayo Clinic is made with peaches, vanilla ice milk, club soda, whipped topping, and nutmeg, for a cool treat with summer flavor.
July 11, 2011 | Kitchens Spa Index
This light and refreshing quencher is perfect for warm summer afternoons by the pool or in the garden, or after a long walk and a jog.
June 27, 2011 | Kitchens Spa Index
A recipe for bright and flavorful Sangria Soleil by Golden Door Spa. Serve at your holiday parties, summer picnics, or receptions.
May 9, 2011 | Kitchens Spa Index
This delicious eggnog recipe was created by destination spa Canyon Ranch for its holiday guests. Treat your own guests this season with this healthy version of a holiday staple.
December 23, 2010 | Kitchens Spa Index
This beautiful and refreshing drink is a perfect substitute for a fancy alcoholic beverage at cocktail parties. For a tarter version, we like it with lime juice in place of the lemon juice.
December 13, 2010 | Kitchens Spa Index
This mocktail of Ginger Ale, Lemons, Limes, and Honey makes a perfect spring time drink for spa parties or receptions.
May 10, 2010 | Kitchens Spa Index
This drink is so tasty it has been highlighted on Entertainment Tonight, served at the Toronto International Film Festival, the Genie Awards and the Bell Celebrity Classic! Besides being delicious, it’s health benefits: raises alkalinity, detoxifies, and builds up the immune system.
January 4, 2010 | Kitchens Spa Index
This spa party cocktail for ten is courtesy of Cal a Vie Health Spa in California. It mimics a spicy Bloody Mary without the alcohol. Consider serving it in Bloody Mary tumblers with skewers of fresh vegetables and a green olive for each guest.
December 14, 2009 | Kitchens Spa Index
This vibrant and delicious Blood Orange Smoothie is an anti-oxidant treat. Blood Oranges are favored for their deep ruby flesh and complex flavor of citrus and berry. Some blood oranges may be tart, while other kinds are sweet.
November 24, 2005 | Kitchens Spa Index
The Indian Springs Spa in Calistoga, California, serves a refreshing Cucumber Citrus infused Mineral Water to its guests during its Classic Mud Bath Treatment. In Mexico and Texas, refreshing “CucumberAde” or “Fresca” is popular, and although odd sounding can become addictive. It is the perfect summer spa refreshment.
July 13, 2005 | Kitchens Spa Index
While delicious, we thought the original version of this Cherry Tofu Protein Smoothie by the United Soybean Board was too high in the carbs to protein ratio. With a few simple modifications which didn’t detract from the wonderful summer flavor at all, we made this a much more healthful breakfast.
July 3, 2002 | Kitchens Spa Index