Summer Aloha and Banana Smoothies

Aloha,

Well, it’s mid February already, welcome to another fast moving year!

I had the pleasure of hosting a beautiful Lomi Lomi retreat, at the aptly named Retreat Beach Houses, in Peregian Beach in January with six gorgeous women from all around Australia. We explored Hawaiian bodywork and Huna philosophy by the beach, surrounded by coastal vegetation and some very persistent rain. Seems like water is a recurring theme for this year!

I would like to thank each of you for fully participating in this retreat – our best one yet. Thank you also to Natasha Patten of Tash Yoga, leading us in our stretches, heart and hip-opening asanas and beautifully guided meditations. Tash’s fluid yoga practice was the perfect accompaniment to our flowing bodywork.

There are soooo many similarities between yoga and Lomi Lomi, a topic I will explore in greater depth another time.

My next retreat in Peregian will be held in December, as I’ll be teaching internationally mid-year.

Here’s one of smoothies from our retreat I’m sure you’ll appreciate.

Lush Banana Smoothie  (my current favourite)

Ingredients

2 frozen bananas, ripe and unpeeled when frozen
1/2 litre soy, rice or almond milk
1-2 tbsp L.S.A. (ground linseed, sunflower, almond)
handful of almonds, soaked
6-8 dates, pitted
dash of honey
1 egg
sprinkle of cinnamon and freshly ground nutmeg
6 ice cubes

Blend, and serve. Fantastic in Thermomix. Enjoy!

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