strawb smoothie

Article by Rachel Grunwell: Award-winning writer. Magazine wellness columnist for Good magazine, & Indulge magazine (the latter goes on the Herald on-line weekly). Yoga + meditation teacher & PT. Co-leader of the Mindful Moments retreats at Rotorua’s Polynesian Spa.

TripAdvisor recently named Rotorua as one of their top 10 best places in the world for travel experiences.

Rotorua got 4th place. Meanwhile, 1st place went to San Carlos, Costa Rica, 2nd place went to Kauai, Hawaii, in the USA, while, the 3rd place-getter was Tromso in Norway….

I love visiting Rotorua with all the great experiences on offer. It’s a blissful place full of stunning nature, lakes and lots of unique experiences to savour.

If you are in Rotorua, make sure you visit the Polynesian Spa. Nothing beats soaking in one of the 28 pools here on the edge of Lake Rotorua. It’s so blissful.

There are also lots of real-food juices and smoothies on offer at the Spa’s cafe. So if you are not dropping in for a soak, then definitely drop in for a nutrient-dense smoothie.

Every month I create a new smoothie recipe for the cafe which is full of natural and real ingredients. In September, you can buy my mouth-watering Strawberry Nice Cream from the menu that seriously tastes like real ice-cream.

It’s gluten-free, dairy-free and really should be guilt-free. Strawberries are not only delicious, but are also packed full of antioxidants which are great for boosting a beautiful complexion. So this smoothie helps you on the inside and outside, so to speak… Try it and let me know what you think.

Here’s a 60-sec video link to see what you can experience at Rotorua’s Polynesian Spa. Click HERE
Here’s a link to see all the details on the next Mindful Moments retreat in Nov, 2018. Click HERE
Check out Rachel’s instagram page with a post featuring pictures from the last retreat. Click HERE

rachel in pool (small size pic)

There are so many pools at the Polynesian Spa of varying temperatures. Here you can relax, unwind and rejuvenate. It’s bliss!

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