It’s a new year and we’re setting new intentions and goals for a new decade! At Nourish we’re excited to embrace this fresh beginning and Mallorca is an amazing place filled with such incredible people, businesses and resources that can support us along our wellbeing journey.
If this year you’ve committed to a more plant based approach to eating, then we have the solution to keeping your meals varied, interesting, and super tasty. Mymuybueno Founder and CEO Justine Murphy will be running an intermediate level Plant-Based Course on Monday 13th January covering raw desserts, baking, dehydrating, sauces, vegan cheese, curries, vegetable dishes, the versatility of aquafaba and more. It is fully refined sugar free. Make sure to also keep an eye out for the mymuybueno Cookbook being published in April, with pre-orders available now. We can’t wait to re-create some of our mymuybueno favourites!
Are you experiencing the winter skin blues? This time of year can be particularly drying with the combination of cold weather and our tendency to drop the water intake. Load up your diet with super hydrating healthy foods such as celery, cucumber, and coconut water. Omega-3s are also your friend to help your skin retain moisture. Increase up your consumption of wild-caught seafood, flaxseeds, and chia seeds during these winter months for a good dose of Omega-3s.
Now is also a great time to change up your skincare routine and we know exactly where to go. Ambergris Parlour is Palma’s sanctuary for planet-conscious beauty and perfume, stocking only the best and cleanest beauty products from around the world. All of the brands that ambergris carries are made without GM ingredients, SLS, silicones, parabens, mineral oils, and without artificial colours and fragrances. They are not tested on animals, mostly vegan, contain ethically sourced ingredients, and are produced with a low carbon footprint. Both your skin and the environment will love you for using these gorgeous products.
Ambergris, Servet 7, Santa Catalina
Snuggling up at home with a delicious facemask from Ambergris on provides the perfect opportunity for some reflection and goal setting. Journaling is a great habit to adopt in the new year. This practice can help you organise your thoughts, evoke mindfulness, and provide emotional catharsis. Even short entries are beneficial. For us having a beautiful journal or notebook makes this habit even easier to form. We buy ours from Alamar Editions. With a distinctly Mallorcan feel, Alamar Editions is a brand created around the mediterranean culture and its lifestyle. Working with local suppliers who share their values, they produce sustainable and environmentally friendly products and donate part of their profits to social projects in the Mediterranean. Not to mention their notebooks are gorgeous!
Alamar Editions, alamareditions.com
With average rainfall at it’s lowest since August, January is a great time to utilise the Via Verde (Greenway) cycle path between Manacor and Arta to explore the island. The 29km of trail was formerly the railway running along the east coast of Mallorca which was active until 1977. The trail is easy and safe for cycling and hiking, and passes by traditional crop fields, forests, orchards, gardens, old stations in quaint rural townships, mountains, and spectacular sea views as you near the coast. At Son Servera you can even connect with the bike lane which drops down to the fine sand beach.
New year, new you! We’re shaking off the sluggish feeling after all of the festivities over the past couple of months and embarking on a new fitness regime. Our go-to girl is Johanna Janik for her completely personalised approach. Johanna is a qualified sports scientist and personal trainer originally from Germany, and offers her clients personal training in German and Spanish as well as English. Her fully equipped studio (just out of Palma) includes strength and endurance machines, as well as mobility apparatus and mat space to work out on. She has everything you could need to whip you into shape. Working with individuals’ needs, and tailoring programmes and sessions to specifically meet these is her forte. Her goal is to simply make you feel fantastic!
Johanna Janik – Personal Trainer, JohannaJanik.com
Wishing you a joyful January!
The Nourish Team.x