I have just returned from Costa Rica. After spending 7 days at Samasati, I am feeling great! As one student put it "the view alone is worth the trip" then after eating lunch, she said "the food alone is worth the trip!". I agree on both. The view - the rainforest mountain overlooking the ocean - is breathtaking, it is nature at her finest. The greenery, the vibrancy of life there will feed your energy like nothing else can. Then there's the food that Samasati's cooks lovingly prepare 3 times a day.
We all started out hungry for live fresh food. In Minnesota winter, that is not something that is easy to find. I wrote down a few of the meal menus while I was there:
Cooked green beans w/tahini sauce
Steamed vegetables (cut into cubes): yellow & green squash & carrots
Blackbeans & rice
Rice pudding w/cinnamon
Dinner Thursday evening:
Brocolli cream soup
Garbanzo burgers w/tomato sauce
Cooked Spinach w/spices (onion, jalapeno, etc)
Cucumbers & tomatoes
Dessert: Coconut cake
Breakfasts always included the choices of fresh cut local fruit (papaya, mango, watermelon, cantaloupe, banana, freshly blended juice (local fruit); blackbeans & rice, cereal, granola, yoghurts, fresh baked bread w/butter & jam selection, eggs
As you can imagine, I was stuffed full each meal - there was so much bounty of live, healthy food. By Tuesday, I had my fill, so I naturally cut back on my meal portions. With the healthy meals and all of the yoga and walking, I feel slimmer, stronger and greatly energized now.
See more about the trip in the next post