Tag Archives: Ilha Grande

Eating with all your senses

One of the most enjoyable aspects of TIEX is the atmosphere of meal times  - the big family table, the social aspect. Eating should be a joy for ALL the senses so presentation of food and the ambiance is just as important as how the food tastes. At The Island Experience retreats every meal is [...]

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Mango and Tomato salsa

This versatile salsa is a delicious addition to a wide range of dishes, and is a firm favorite at TIEX. This recipe makes enough for 4 servings 400 g diced fresh mango 300g diced tomato 100g chopped onion 1 ½ teaspoon olive oil Chopped parsley Sea salt Mix all ingredients together in a big bowl [...]

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Vegetable salad

Remember that luscious lunch on Lopez Mendez beach? Now you can recreate it at home! This recipe makes enough for 2-3 servings. 1 cup of green beans 1 small carrot – diced ½ zucchini – diced (1 cup) ½ cauliflower 1 cup of yucca (manioc or cassava) – diced ½ cup of parsley and green onions – [...]

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Bananas – natures gatorade!

There is often a lot of talk about the use of sports drinks during exercise, but in most cases fruit such as bananas can be a cheaper, healither more effective option. A recent study looked at how effective bananas were at sustaining cyclists during a period of 3 hour intense exercise compared to a sports drink [...]

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Your pace is perfect

I was inspired to write this post by a conversation I had with Alex Benasuli, who is currently with us on the island teaching yoga, when he last visited The Island Experience. We were talking about what he discovered the first time he came to the program – the value of learning how to find [...]

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Segunda sem carne – Meat Free Monday

At our detox retreats we encourage guests to think about what they eat. How they are fuelling their body and to try to inspire new eating habits. As well as cutting out coffee and refined sugars we also don’t serve any meat at the retreats. People are eating much more meat compared to in the [...]

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Laughter is the best medicine – and the best work out!

This morning at breakfast we were chatting about how our bodies were feeling after all the exercise, yoga and massages we had put ourselves through yesterday. Not surprisingly everyone was feeling pretty great. Laura mentioned that her abs were really sore though. Was it the kyaking, the swimming, the paddle ball on the beach, yoga?… [...]

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