On the occasion of our yearly Wellness Month here in Dubai and the celebration of 10 years Talise Spa Madinat Jumeirah we are offering an array of health and lifestyle activities!
Join us on 21st of February for a free
Health & Nutrition Talk
at Talise Cafe, Madinat Jumeirah.
Time: 10.30 am – 12.00 pm (updated timing)
I am looking forward to seeing you all there.
To book your seat please call
Talise Spa: 04 366 6818
Talise Fitness: 04 366 6822
DNA Health Centre: 04 366 5111
Or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
With the Dubai weather getting slowly a bit chilly – this is what we call the 22 degrees Celsius at night and is our actual “winter” – we start thinking of all the winter flavors. My favorite soup comes to my mind – red cabbage cappuccino. Sounds awkward, but please do try the recipe, it is so good! And the purple color is so unusual! The soup comes also with a benefit of low calorie count, great for a little pre Xmas weight loss. Did you know that this color is a sign of the presence of one highly sought after antioxidant? Antioxidants are highly beneficial to enhance the overall well-being, better ageing, health, beauty, and performance – all relates to the food we eat. So all that dark, purple and violet hues in vegetables, fruits and berries should be part of our kitchen repertoire. The best antioxidative berries are blueberries. The real inside and out dark blueberries, the ones that leave your tongue dyed like a Chow Chow 🙂
These gems are unfortunately very seasonal when you want to get them fresh. Unless you have discovered already the powder form …. arctic berries powder. This is the new super food kid on the block. Below link leads you to the product information too. Expect my soon to be revealed new food menu in our Talise Cafes in Madinat Jumeirah and Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai c o l o r f u l. There will be always something purple…
Add some RAW FOOD to you life and stay healthy and energetic. You can also read about its significant benefits here…. Needless to say living in sunny and warm Dubai eating Raw is just a great thing to do in this climate!
Below delicious and pure Detox Rolls, made from grated organic roots vegetables, wheat grass vinaigrette and paper thin cucumber slices have been served at the Madinat Jumeirah Luxury Yoga Retreat last weekend!
Another wonderful morning by the beach at Al Quasr Hotel….after a blissful workout a very healthy breakfast awaited our guests of our first Luxury Yoga Retreat at Madinat Jumeirah. Enjoy the pictures of the weekend and try my Amaranth Muesli!
Fresh cottage cheese, with tomato, cucumber and parsley waits to be dipped with wholesome arabic bread…..
…and my dairy free and gluten free Amaranth muesli for a perfect powerful start into the day – plenty of diced fruits like banana, apple, water melon, papaya, mango, orange topped by freshly puffed amaranth seeds.
I am excited to talk today 10 – 11 am on Dubai Eye Radio about Talise Nutrition and what we do at Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts in terms of healthy lifestyle support. As well, I am looking foreward to seeing some of my readers at the Yoga Retreat that starts today at Madinat Jumeirah!
I often see people trying to do once in a while a little bit of healthy lifestyle – be it sports, sleep, or eating. Sadly, if we do not follow good things throughout our daily routine and make it a habit, we loose it again and fall back.
Here is why:
A salad here and there has not a major impact, if the rest of our lifestyle is not supportive to good health. In return, a bowl of French fries or a sugary softdrink does no harm either if the main diet is full of nutrients.
Jumeirah Group’s Talise Brand supports you with plenty of choice for a healthier lifestyle. Visit any of our Hotels and Resorts on the globe and enjoy Talise Fitness, Talise Spa and Talise Nutrition.
Be inspired and live healthy!
It is summer in Dubai, and by nature this means quite hot weather. This summer I have almost spent entirely in Dubai. And enjoyed it! One reason is a newly purchased, beautiful ice cream maker at home, all my pride, especially in this hot weather. Prefering sugar free, additive free food for myself I usually never eat ice cream or sorbet which is not home made. Because of the heat I currently do mainly sorbets at home. Delicious, pure fruit purees with no or very little agave syrup or acacia honey, depending on the sweetness of the fruits. Sometimes I just don’t add anything. Sometimes I add some spices too. It is ready in almost no time and such a pleasure to snack on!
See here how a basic healthy and pure fruit sorbet is made:
Choose a ripe and sweet fruit, my current favorites are pineapple or strawberries.
Wash, clean or peel the fruits, and puree them with a little amount of water. Just enough for the blade to take the fruits. Add agave syrup if necessary and a dash of lime juice to taste. For the pineapple sorbet I didn’t add anything. Often fruits are by nature perfectly sweet. Adding a little bit of pure vanilla to strawberries or a little bit of ginger to pineapple is a good idea but not a must. Try it if you like – the sorbets you see pictured here are pure and taste great as they are…. Strain. This is an option but I do it because the texture of the sorbet turns out much more smooth. Beauty tip: The leftover in the sieve, especially pineapple or strawberry, makes a great face mask, mixed with natural yoghurt 🙂 Pour the strained fruit puree into the ice cream maker and turn it on. Depending of the volume you make this can take from 10 minutes to 30 minutes. Then the sorbet is ready to serve!
I often or always make more than I can consume in one go. Hence I store my sorbet in a small container in my freezer. Ready to take out any time. By the way …. pictured below is one of the rare occasions I ordered “normal” sorbet in a restaurant. It was on a trip abroad. I especially loved the inspirational text on the placemat. So true.