3 Incredible Foods Served at Health Retreats in Melbourne

Health Retreats in Melbourne

It’s no secret that many health retreats all over the world are known for serving extremely tasty yet super healthy foods. Usually, foods that are the tastiest aren’t that healthy, and vice-versa. However, there are always some who know the culinary secrets that make the best of both worlds.

In this quick guide, we’re going to explore three of the most incredibly healthy yet tasty foods that you will find at many health retreats in Melbourne, Australia.

  1. Green Smoothies


  • Leafy greens
  • Fruit
  • Nuts

NOTE: You can choose which types of greens, fruit, or nuts to put inside.

Vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants are crucial when it comes to tons of health benefits for us humans. For example, vitamins aid in countless functions of our bodies. Minerals help us build strong bones, regular heartbeat, and so on. And, antioxidants are critical for protecting our cells, and much more.

As a result, green smoothies are very healthy drinks that combine a mixture of healthy ingredients that provide all of the above-mentioned benefits and tons more.

  1. Grilled Salmon with Mango Salsa


  • 4 salmon fillets
  • 4 salmon fillets
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 mango, peeled and diced
  • 1/4 red onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey

How to make it:

  1. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  1. Brush the salmon fillets with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  1. Grill the salmon for 5-6 minutes per side, or until cooked through.
  1. Combine the mango, red onion, red bell pepper, cilantro, lime juice, and honey in a bowl.
  1. Serve the grilled salmon with the mango salsa on top.

This recipe is not only sensationally tasty, but it is also filled with health benefits. For example, you get a good amount of Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins C and A, fiber, and a lot of antioxidants. 

As a result, this recipe is great for helping your body fight inflammation easily. Plus it also provides some antibacterial properties, mainly because of the honey.

  1. Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Bowl


  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 2 cups mixed vegetables (such as broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots), chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1/4 cup toasted almonds, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

How to make it:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  1. Cook the quinoa according to its instructions.
  1. Get the vegetables with olive oil, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Spread them on a baking sheet and roast in the oven for 15-20 minutes.
  1. Combine the cooked quinoa and roasted vegetables in a bowl. Top with avocado slices, chopped almonds, and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.

This recipe is perfect for those of you who don’t want to eat meat but still want a diet rich in protein. The quinoa will help you with that. Aside from the generous amounts of protein, this dish is also packed with antioxidants, vitamins C, K, and B6, healthy fats, and fiber. An ideal balanced diet fit for everyone.

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