Organic Food In Ibiza

Dear Organic Lovers,

A week ago, I came back from my amazing trip in Ibiza. I discovered beautiful beaches such as Platja De Ses Illetes in Formentera, Ses Salines and Cala Comte in Ibiza. As for the beach clubs, I went to Nikki Beach, Destino (part of the Pacha group) and Cotton Beach Club. My craziest night was at Lio (club, restaurant and cabaret). To see some pictures, check out my personal profile at Instagram: @marleen_vonk 😉

During my stay, I was really curious if there were restaurants/ cafés nearby that offer organic food. I checked on Foursquare and noticed “Caos Slow Organic Food & Wine” and “La Paloma” (very high score!). I had to try out both places!!!

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Hemp Seeds & The Cannabis Plant

I recently discovered the amazing health benefits of hemp seeds!

Hemp seeds are produced from the hemp plant,Cannabis sativa L. While hemp is commonly confused with marijuana, as it belongs to the same family, the two plants are quite different. Most notably is the level of THC, or delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol. Hemp contains less than 1% of the psychoactive drug while marijuana contains up to 20% or more.

Hemp Plant

I love the organic hulled raw seeds of Vitanza HQ.  A couple of spoonfuls of the hemp seeds packs a serious amount of essential nutrients! They have a pleasantly nutty taste, like a cross between a sunflower seed and a pine nut. I often sprinkle the seeds into salads, smoothies, yoghurt, cereal or oats!!! Very yummy & healthy!!

Organic Hemp Seeds

Health benefits of raw hemp seeds:

  • Excellent source of essential fatty acids including Omega 3, 6 and GLA in the perfect balance
  • More digestible protein than meat, whole eggs, cheese, human milk, cows milk or any other high protein food
  • Rich in Vitamin E
  • Can be eaten by those unable to tolerate nuts, gluten, lactose or sugar
  • There are no known allergies to hemp foods.
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Lovechock Organic Raw Chocolate

At VitaSana I also noticed the organic brand “Lovechock”:

Loveshock Raw Chocolate

I discovered this Dutch raw chocolate brand in a health/fitness store in London, very close to where I worked (dangerous!). In the store, I only noticed the basic Pure/Nibs bars (the full bodied pure bar with crunchy pieces of cacao beans). At VitaSana, I saw ALL the flavours; and off course I tried them all 😀 ! My favourite flavour is the Mulberry/Vanilla one. I can really taste the toffee, vanilla and warm after tones. Yummy. I love the quotes inside the packages too!

Lovechock Organic Raw Chocolate

According to Lovechock , the brand’s products are:

  • 100% organic cacao from Ecuador
  • Suitable for Vegan Diet
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Contains flavonoids (antioxidants)
  • Sweetened with coconut blossom nectar

Lovechock Organic Raw Chocolate

And yes, I took some home :D!!!

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Happy Shake and Dr. Antonio Martins Coco Juices

Hi Organic Lovers,

My first posts (sooo excited !) will be about my reviews regarding some products I discovered at BioXpo Vitasana in Brussels. VitaSana is a yearly trade fair for bio, eco, natural and sustainable products; and a great event for all those involved in health matters.

At the entrance of VitaSana I noticed Ellemieke Vermolen making healthy shakes. She is a Dutch actress and she is married to celebrity chef Sergio Herman (had a three Michelin starred restaurant!). She recently published her second book “Happy Shake”. The book explains how to make healthy shakes and smoothies and how to target specific health issues with the right superfoods. I had the honor to be one the first people to receive it…. Signed!!! Her T-shirt gives the wrong perspective though haha.

 

Ellemieke Vermolen

 

Dr Antonio Martins and Ellemieke Vermolen

 

Besides my joy of receiving the “Happy Shake” book, I noticed a stand with coconut juices of the brand “Dr. Antonio Martins”. As I’m a coconut lover (and freak according my friends) and tried out so many juices (most of them taste so fake and like chemicals), I was very excited to try them out. The juices of the brand really taste like the real deal. Fresh, clean and pure.

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