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Healthy juices made in Majorca

Before we know it, we’ll almost be in spring. Soon we can ditch the jumper, coat and boots, and swap them for sandals, shorts and dresses. So, it’s time to prepare that summer body. Juices and smoothies can be an alternative to detox diets, as they help us lose weight and drain fluids. And when the warm weather arrives, who doesn’t fancy a cold juice?

Juices and natural milkshakes are all the rage, they’re not a new arrival. We’re even a bit tired of seeing photos of people drinking green juices on social networks. But there are still many people who don’t include them in their daily diet.

Detox juices help to purify the body and maintain our figure. In addition, the combination of different fruits and vegetables is the perfect way to lead a healthy and balanced diet. This is the Samsara Healthy Holidays philosophy.

Whether you want to lose weight or lead a healthy lifestyle, juices have become the best way to consume fruit and veg quickly, comfortably and easily. In addition, they give you a lot of nutrients and vitamins, especially if eat them raw.

So, grab your blender and get down to work. In Majorca we are lucky enough to have a wide variety of fresh local fruit and vegetables. We’ll share some healthy juices made with local products, so that you can stay in shape and take care of yourself both inside and out.

  • Sóller oranges, carrots and celery: This tasty juice is also diuretic, because celery helps you eliminate fluids and end stomach swelling. Both oranges and carrots will help you get a more natural brush.
  • Sóller oranges, soy milk and lemon juice: with this refreshing juice you will get 240% of the recommended amount of vitamin C.
  • Tomato, cucumber and celery juice: on the island we have a wide variety of tomatoes that contain a lot of water and are very rich in nutrients. The juices made with these tomatoes, not only help you lose weight, they are also antioxidant.
  • Melon juice: melon is a fruit characterized by the amount of water it contains. In summertime in Mallorca, we have many different varieties of tasty melon. Melons are moisturizing, antioxidants, diuretic and contain loads of vitamins. In addition, it has infinite combinations which as just as delicious as eating it alone. Dare to mix it with celery or spinach. Or you can opt for something more traditional like apple. All are mouth-wateringly delicious!
  • Watermelon and peppermint juice: despite what you might think, watermelon doesn’t contain much sugar. But similar to Melons, what it does contain is a lot of water. 90% to be exact, which means it doesn’t have any calories. This makes it the ideal antioxidant, diuretic and vitamin supply. Simply mixing it with a little peppermint helps you get a refreshing, delicious juice.

With the abundance of fruit and vegetables we harvest in Mallorca, why not take advantage of them? Juices are one of the best ways to include them in our daily diet. And it is one of the best ways to get a healthy body inside and out, since fruits and vegetables provide many vitamins, minerals and fibre.

If want to know more about healthy local products which should be included in your diet, download our ebook and take note.

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The best ways to disconnect in Mallorca

It is not surprising we are in love with our island. And that is because Mallorca is the perfect place to disconnect and enjoy the best beaches and their surroundings.
In Mallorca you can find everything you need to achieve the perfect balance between body and mind. From excursions along paths that will lead you to paradisiacal lost beaches to outdoor activities such as yoga, long walks along the seashore or visits to the most charming villages. Because Mallorca is much more than sun and beaches and it is not necessary to leave the island in order to disconnect and pamper yourself.

Hiking trails
Mallorca is so beautiful that one of its greatest pleasures is to tour the island and discover new landscapes while doing exercise. Therefore, today we would like to recommend you some hiking routes so you can reach some of the most remote and beautiful beaches of Mallorca. Because there is no greater reward after a long walk than finding an uninhabited cove and its transparent water, don’t you think?

  • Cala Bóquer: After walking approximately for one hour from the Port of Pollensa, among a path where you can enjoy both the sea and the mountain views, you will arrive at this beautiful pebble cove where you can even dive or climb. A very complete escape.
  • Platja del Coll Baix: The access to this pebble beach is much easier. To get to this cove located near Alcudia, you just have to walk a small winding path for 20 minutes. You will arrive at a beautiful virgin beach surrounded by big mountains and crystal clear water.
  • Cala Magraner: Located in Manacor, this cove is well known to climbing enthusiasts. A half an hour walk on a path among almond and carob trees and you will reach a white sand beach dotted with rocks.
    If you already know these ones, we are sure you can will find many others so do not hesitates and get to know new places in Mallorca.

Outdoor Activities
In Mallorca we have the great privilege of enjoying pleasant temperatures and good weather throughout the year. Therefore, we can take advantage to exercise more outdoors in exchange of gyms or indoor training. Today we put forward some activities for you to do while enjoying the Mallorcan landscapes and we can assure you they will help you disconnect from the daily routine.
Walks on the beach: take off your shoes, let your feet touch the sand and enjoy the feeling of freedom while walking barefoot on the beach. A long walk observing the sea not only activates your legs circulation, but it also allows you to free your mind and disconnect from daily stress.
Beach yoga: Did you know that a well-done yoga session can give you all the energy you need and the balance between mind and body? Yoga brings many benefits to your body and it’s something you can also do on the beach. The sea and the sand will help you connect better with all your senses.
TRX: Just like yoga, you don’t need to go to the gym to practice TRX. Take advantage of the early hours in the morning or the last ones in the afternoon to get fit and to breathe fresh air. This way you will work on your flexibility, strength, stability and balance. If you do not know which is the trending exercise among the celebrities, find out in our article.

Excursions
As you know, Mallorca is not all only about sun and beaches, it has towns that are worth visiting, specially if you go on a trip through the Serra de Tramuntana, a place where you can find extremely charming places. .
You can make a new route every day, that will take you from one town to another, or you can tour for a couple of days the entire Serra de Tramuntana to discover its villages and interior landscapes. Everything will depend on your time and desire.
Visit Soller, Deià, Valldemossa or Banyalbufar and soak up all the flora and fauna of the area while you exercise.

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You can also spend a weekend in a hotel that encompasses all these activities, without having to leave the island. Samsara Healthy Holidays proposes a complete program with exercises and a meal plan so that you can find inner peace in the best environment possible.
Samsara Healthy Holidays knows the true essence of the island and it introduces it to its wellness program. So come and discover by the hand of our best experts a new philosophy of life. Live a healthy holiday at Samsara Healthy Holidays.

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5 hiking trails to explore Mallorca

Mallorca is an ideal island for hiking, which will allow you to discover numerous places of unparalleled beauty. Plus, as we explained in our earlier article, walking at a brisk pace helps us lose weight as well as being very beneficial to our health.

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There are therefore plenty of reasons to take a day trip during your next Samsara Healthy Holidays, if not only to marvel at the beauty of Mallorca while getting some exercise. To dispense with any possible excuses, 😉 we’ve outlined some fantastic routes commencing from the north of the island:

 

ERMITA DE LA VICTORIA

Our first recommendation is a trip to the Área Natural del Cap del Pinar. Starting in Alcúdia, we head towards Bonaire along the Mal Pas path. We then follow Camino de la Victoria past l’Illot. We keep walking until we reach La Victoria hermitage. Once at the top of the mountain, you can admire the magnificent panoramic views over Pollença bay and Formentor headland, and on some days you can even see Menorca.
The walk can be continued to Talaia de Alcùdia, where there is a stately home used as a refuge.

 

PARC NATURAL DE S’ALBUFERA 
S’Albufera in Mallorca is the largest wetland area in the Balearic Islands. A natural reserve worth visiting given its wealth of flora and fauna.
Entry is via Puente de los Ingleses and you need to apply for permission to gain access. You will find more information about this nature reserve on the website supplied, as well as information on the various walking trails you can follow through its extensive 1,600 hectares.

 

POLLENTIA
If you are interested in learning about the history and origin of Alcúdia, we recommend that you visit the remains of the Roman city of Pollentia, which lies next to the city walls. There is an itinerary which starts at the entrance, located in La Portella, and from there you can visit, among many other places, Casa de los Dos Tesoros (House of the Two Treasures), Calle de la Cabeza de Bronce (Bronze Head Street), the Forum ruins and the Pollentia monographic museum.

 

PUIG DE SANT MARTí
Puig de Sant Martí is the mountain located just southwest of Alcúdia city. Enjoy the most breath-taking views from the top over the bays of Alcúdia and Pollença and, on the other side of the mountain, an impressive panorama of Pla de Mallorca and S’Albufera.
Right at the foot of the mountain is the natural cave of Sant Martí, which was once used as a sanctuary by the first Christians who gathered there clandestinely. Inside this cave there are two Gothic chapels from medieval times, each with an altar and images of Saints Martí and Jordi.

 

ES COLL BAIX
This outing allows you to explore yet another natural wonder found not far from our Garden Holiday Village , Playa del Coll Baix Beach. The trail begins at Puerta de Mallorca, along Calle de la Cruz and Calle del Molinot, crossing Carretera de Xara and heading in the direction of Calle Jaime II. Then, we follow the path that leads to the S’Aloy trail to then descend on the mountain track.
The route passes through enclosed fields and pine groves, ending in a climb up to Coll Baix, where the refuge is located. From this point it is possible to access the beach, which can only be reached on foot, by walking for approximately 30 minutes.