Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Weekend Getaway Feast!

My honey and I finally made it back to our winter escape from back in the day, Barrier Bay Resort in the Whiteshell near Seven Sisters Falls. We used to go every winter for a couple nights but haven't been for almost five years so we were due.

The night before, getting ready for our getaway, I made up what I'm now calling my Smoothie Booster Mix in a large mason jar. Once shaken up, you just toss some on top of your smoothie, mix it up and let it sit a bit (or not) and you've got some extra energy boosters and highly good for you treats to munch on with your smoothie as the main feature. This mix had gluten free oats, sprouted sunflower seeds and buckwheat groats, pumpkin seeds, cacao nibs, chia seeds, goji berries, cinnamon, coconut and some almonds.

Our breakfast out at the cabin included a green smoothie base with some of my Smoothie Booster Mix tossed with some fresh pomegranate. Just what we needed to fuel our two hour snowshoe trek out to Opapiskaw Camp Ground.

And dang, this is pretty as all get out, don't ya think??

We were totally wiped yet refreshed from our trek and needed a monster fruit salad to fill our bellies. This was SO effing good, I can't even tell you. Apple, kiwi, banana, raspberries, pear and pomegranate. Perfection!

Dinner was brown rice and wakame noodles topped with slow, low temperature roasted portobello, red pepper and broccoli marinated in olive oil, coconut aminos, balsamic vinegar, Himalayan salt and fresh ground pepper and Sriracha sauce. The sauce on top with the lentil patties had cashews, garlic, sundried tomatoes, coconut marinade, apple cider vinegar and fresh ground pepper. It was all kinds of tasty. I'll certainly try these noodles again. You can find them at Vita Health.

Despite taking a wrong turn resulting in an extra 45 minutes of driving to get there, the thick, gross bacon saturated air in the cabin and the scary highway conditions on the drive home, we had a great day Sunday out snowshoeing and enjoying the peace and quiet and downtime we needed. I would certainly recommend Barrier Bay for a nice, romantic, peaceful escape from the city.

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