As many of the guests here are on detox or weight loss programmes, the food is catered for healthy eating and certainly worthy of its own blog post. Quite frankly I couldn’t get enough of it!
Many of the menus are inspired by Karina Stewart, the co founder of the Kamalaya and a nutritionist. The ingredients used as organic, locally sourced wherever possible and the Kamalaya is now starting to grow their own herbs, fruit and vegetable to become more sustainable. You will not find any of the following used in dishes: processed food, additives, preservatives, artificial flavours, MSG or transfats. You will also not find a microwave in any of the kitchens.
Sylvia, my naturopath and holistic wellness consultant explained I could choose whatever took my fancy from the amazing breakfast buffet, but recommended that I had either chicken or fish for lunch and dinner to ensure my protein intake was sufficient. My first night I strayed a little and had roasted ostrich, namely because it’s something I would never eat in Bangkok, but apart from that I was good, and it was a great reminder that healthy eating can also be creative and so tasty.
She did also ask that I include a shot of wheat grass and gotu kola brain tonic. Both were very green, and there’s no doubt about it, wheat grass certainly lives up to its name. I certainly didn’t love them, far from it, but they have great nutritional value (a shot of wheat grass contains the equivalent of 1kg of green vegetables) that I am going to try and locate them in Bangkok.
At the end of my stay, I was presented with a DVD recreating some of the signature dishes, and was also provided with an email address whereby I could request any recipes I had sampled during my stay.