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How to Hydrate

Drink more water. We all know we should, but most of us don’t. The algorithm depends on many variables for just how much water each of us needs such as exercise intensity, the climate of where we live in, diet etc. Very roughly speaking the [...]

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Eating Habits For The Planet

In honor of Mother Earth, we must ask ourselves: how can we clean up our eating habits for the planet? How can we support a harmonious ecosystem, a natural food system that provides so much for us and asks for nothing in return? The direction [...]

By |March 29th, 2022|Categories: Nutrition, Social Action|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Eating Habits For The Planet

How to Support Your Immune System

Knowing how to support your immune system is so important. The immune system in a sense is like a team of bouncers at a club (our bodies being the venue/hosts). Better yet, they can be compared to a highly trained S.W.A.T. team when the system [...]

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Grab and Go Snack Ideas

When we are h-angry we are likely to reach for whatever is quick and easy, which doesn’t always equate to the healthiest snacks. Keeping grab-and-go options around and in-mind will curb this misstep and both our bodies and those around us will be grateful. In [...]

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How to Grocery Shop Efficiently

Grocery shopping can be daunting. Learning how to grocery shop efficiently can save you time and money in the year ahead. Here are few strategies to shave time off of running around the aisles and standing in line: 1. Make a plan. What are you [...]

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Meet Gracie Martinez: Nutrition wizard

From Ecuador, Grace Martinez is our head chef on the retreats in Playa Ayampe and food is definitely her love language. Her cooking is, just like her personality; colorful and caring. "I love experimenting with flavors and using my creativity to make easy, healthy, tasty [...]

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Saltiness in Moderation Outside of the Sea

Salt when it comes to food is one of the most common condiments to be found, tied closely with pepper, on our dining tables. It’s a dash of flavor we crave in our food. And it plays an integral role in the optimal functioning of [...]

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Intuitive Eating

Trends aren’t limited to fashion, there seems to be a new vogue when it comes to diet and nutrition every other month — keto, vegan, vegetarian, low-carb, high-carb, eating for your blood type, intermittent fasting — it’s hard to keep up. What works for one [...]

By |August 26th, 2021|Categories: Nutrition|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Intuitive Eating

How to Create Less Food Waste

It is estimated that we waste about 30-40% of the food produced on the planet. The idea of walking out of the grocery store and tossing nearly half of whatever was purchased into the trash seems ridiculous. But this is how we have been functioning [...]

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Reaching for Healthy Fuel

Making more space to empower conscious decisions to support healthy eating habits. Food is fuel, we hear this expression all the time. It is a pretty fundamental truth. Yet, how come we feed our bodies all sorts of foods with labels that have mystery chemical [...]

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Ordering From The Menu Health Hacks

Implementing new habits goes hand-in-hand with a solid routine, along with the environment we set up for ourselves. Nutrition wise that looks like planning out our meals and what we choose to put in the fridge and pantry. The real test to our dedication to [...]

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How to Eat Mindfully

Mindfulness exists in everything that we do, such as how we move our bodies, how to speak, how we listen, and how we eat. This concept of being more present, also lends to the train of thought that when our attention is focused into the [...]

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Plant Based Proteins

One of the most common questions asked when going plant-based is: how am I going to get enough protein? Especially those that are active in action sports (like surfing) or athletes. Many food guides suggest about 0.8 g/kg of body weight. So for instance a [...]

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Vegan chocolate mousse with aquafaba

↠ Ingredients ↞ Makes 4 servings 1 can of chickpeas 1 cup of aquafaba* 1 tsp of lemon juice 1 cup of dark (70% cacao) vegan chocolate Splash of milk (optional) *What is Aquafaba? Funky word isn’t it!? It's the viscous water in which the chickpeas [...]

By |March 31st, 2020|Categories: Nutrition|Comments Off on Vegan chocolate mousse with aquafaba

Cabbage, Tofu and Sesame Salad

This cabbage, tofu and sesame salad is a huge step up from your standard tomato-and-lettuce salad combo. The blend of textures and flavors will have you coming back for seconds every time. ↠ Ingredients ↞ 1 package of rice noodles ½ cup of toasted peanuts [...]

By |March 22nd, 2020|Categories: Nutrition|Comments Off on Cabbage, Tofu and Sesame Salad

Your at-home DIY retreat

Finding yourself at home more than usual right now? ... Why don’t you do a DIY Salty Retreat at home? This post will show you how to do just that and leave you feeling centred, recalibrated, energized and calm again. You will need: A weekend [...]

By |December 14th, 2019|Categories: Empowerment, Nutrition, Surf, Yoga|Comments Off on Your at-home DIY retreat

Spinach Pancakes

Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes Makes: 10 pancakes ↠ Ingredients ↞ Nut mylk, 1 cup Apple cider vinegar, 1 tablespoon Organic flour, 1 cup Baking powder, 2 teaspoon Baking soda, 1 teaspoon Cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan salt, 1/2 teaspoon Cage-free local egg, [...]

By |December 5th, 2019|Categories: Nutrition|Comments Off on Spinach Pancakes

Beet Raw-violi with Truffle Cashew Cheese

4 servings 30 minutes 6 hours FOR BEET PASTA: Beet, raw 3 medium Olive oil, 1/4 cup *mandolin for super thin slices FOR TRUFFLE CHEESE: Cashews raw, 2 cups Nutritional Yeast, 1 tablespoon Olive oil, 2 tablespoon Lemon, 1 tablespoon Rosemary dried or fresh, 1 teaspoon [...]

By |November 20th, 2019|Categories: Nutrition|Comments Off on Beet Raw-violi with Truffle Cashew Cheese

Mushies on toast

↠ Ingredients ↞ 2 cups mushrooms, cleaned and chopped. (Ideally freshly foraged or picked up from the market) Yellow onion, 1/2 medium, diced small Garlic, 3 cloves micro-planned or minced Extra virgin Coconut oil, 1 tbsp Thyme, 3 tsp (de-stemmed) Himalayan salt, 1/2 tsp Ground [...]

By |September 18th, 2019|Categories: Nutrition|Comments Off on Mushies on toast

Cacao & Banana Mousse

Is this a dessert? Is this a breakfast? Well, actually, it can be happily be both! Nutritious enough to be a kick-ass breakfast jar, but delicious enough to ease your sweet tooth after a meal. It is honestly addictive 😋. ↠ Ingredients ↞ 1 cup cottage [...]

By |September 18th, 2019|Categories: Nutrition|Comments Off on Cacao & Banana Mousse

Eco Anxiety: How to Deal when the World is on Fire and everything seems Hopeless

I put up a post recently regarding my eco –anxiety, since recent news of the Amazon being ablaze. You feel pretty powerless, as there’s only so much on person can do when it feels so many around us are behaving so complacently. Generally I’ve become [...]

By |September 9th, 2019|Categories: Nutrition|Comments Off on Eco Anxiety: How to Deal when the World is on Fire and everything seems Hopeless

Hummus: your nutrient packed condiment award-winner

      Yields about 4-5 cups of hummus. ↠ Ingredients ↞ Chickpeas aka the garbanzo beans, 2 regular sized can (15oz/425g) Lemon juice, of 2 lemons Garlic, 4 large cloves microplanned Tahini, 2 heaping tablespoons Olive oil, 1/2 cup Turmeric, 1 tsp ground (or [...]

By |August 21st, 2019|Categories: Nutrition|Comments Off on Hummus: your nutrient packed condiment award-winner

Massaged Lacinato Kale Salad

4 meal size servings + leftovers 15 minutes no waiting time ↠ Ingredients ↞ Lacinato kale, 2 bunches washed and torn into bite size pieces Raw garlic, micro-planned or minced Fresh lemon juice, 4 tablespoon Organic virgin olive oil, 1/2 cup Regular yellow mustard, 1 [...]

By |July 21st, 2019|Categories: Nutrition|Comments Off on Massaged Lacinato Kale Salad

Shredded Chicken Patacones w/ Raisin Coleslaw

Makes: 5- Patacones ↠ Ingredients ↞ 1 Green plantain 4 Oz Boneless chicken breast 1 Cup shredded red cabbage 1/4 Cup shredded carrot 1 Oz raisins 1/4 cup apple vinegar 1/3 Extra Virgin Olive Oil Salt and pepper Vegetable oil to fry (around 3 cups) [...]

By |July 13th, 2019|Categories: Nutrition|Comments Off on Shredded Chicken Patacones w/ Raisin Coleslaw

Meet our *NEW* Salty Club chef Taylor Godber (+ FREE Watermelon Ceviche recipe)

"Consciousness starts by taking care of the vessel we do have: what we feed it, literally and energetically (our conversation with ourselves). How does food make you feel? what foods make you 'feel' good?" -Taylor Godber *scroll down for free watermelon ceviche recipe* We first [...]

By |July 1st, 2019|Categories: Nutrition|Comments Off on Meet our *NEW* Salty Club chef Taylor Godber (+ FREE Watermelon Ceviche recipe)

Vegan + Gluten-Free Carrot Cake

This is a bomb option for your gluten-free or vegan friends. Long-lasting, make this recipe for a dinner with friends. Or, ya know, keep it all to yourself by keeping in the freezer and snacking on it every time the sugar cravings hit! Easy to [...]

By |June 4th, 2019|Categories: Nutrition|Comments Off on Vegan + Gluten-Free Carrot Cake

Loving yourself is an act of rebellion: on diet culture, nutrition and exercise

Every single day you are faced with this message, over and over, in a million different ways; you need to change/ fix/ improve your body. It is a problem that needs to be "dealt with." The fitter/ thinner you appear, the worthier you are.  This [...]

By |May 28th, 2019|Categories: Nutrition, Surf, Yoga|Comments Off on Loving yourself is an act of rebellion: on diet culture, nutrition and exercise

Savory Pancakes (cottage cheese and mushroom)

This week our local chef Cristina Reyes Clark takes pancakes to the next level. These savory pancakes are a favorite in the Salty retreats. Enjoy pre or post surf! (Makes 5 small pancakes) ↠ Ingredients ↞ 1 heaping tablespoon of flour ¼ tspn baking powder 1 [...]

By |May 10th, 2019|Categories: Nutrition|Comments Off on Savory Pancakes (cottage cheese and mushroom)

Beetroot Balls (meat-free)

The beetroot balls, commonly know as the The Beetballs (with capital letters because that's how famous they are) are amongst the Salty's favorite on retreats. Our local chef, Cristina, accepted to share some of her greatest recipes with us -with you- throughout the next few [...]

By |April 26th, 2019|Categories: Nutrition|Comments Off on Beetroot Balls (meat-free)

Bali Style Corn Fritters w. Avocado-Yogurt dip

↠ Défilez vers le bas pour la version française The cool thing about Bali is that the breakfast/brunch culture is very strong (at least in the foreigners’ parts Canggu and the Bukit-Uluwatu). You literally can have breakfast at every moment of the day. I don’t know [...]

By |December 1st, 2018|Categories: Nutrition|Comments Off on Bali Style Corn Fritters w. Avocado-Yogurt dip