Vegetarian Dee

Tuesday, March 26, 2013


FLOW in the beautiful island of BORACAY!!!!

Lifestyle Network's Summer Soul, Havaianas and Aura Athletica present Flow:SurfYogaSamba Summer Retreat in Boracay!

Join use as we celebrate summer in full FLOW at Philippine's most famous tropical island...Boracay!

Save the date and book your tickets to the island for April 18-21 for 4 days and 3 nights of summer bliss at Boracay Terraces Resort.

For the first time, Flow:SurfYogaSamba will be teaming up with Paolo Soler of Philippine Surfing Academy for surf lessons at the wave pool of Crown Regency and Bri Manglapus, a certified yoga teacher to teach Yoga for Surfers.

Relax your body in a restorative and therapeutic Yin Yoga session with Flow's resident yogi, Monica Eleazar-Manzano. Dance and drum to Brazilian beats with Samba School Imperatriz Filipinense led by with Denise Gonzales-Bernardo and batucada drum director, Toni Bernardo.

Bring out your inner artist at the Rubberstamp Crafternoon Workshop with Alessandra Lanot or spin and move with the flow at the Poi Workshop led by Paolo Soler.

The Flow:SurfYogaSamba founders are advocates for health and wellness. Denise Gonzales-Bernardo, Monica Manzano and Noelle Hilario will conduct a green smoothie, juicing and live foods workshop.

Plus all participants will get VIP access to Lifestyle Network's Summer Soul's sunset cocktail party on the beach!

FLOW SurfYogaSamba Summer Retreat is presented by the Lifestyle Network, Summer Soul, Havaianas, Aura Athletica and our friends from Boracay Terraces Resort, Panda Sunglasses, Belo Essentials SunExpert, Breville, Lagu, Nyogi, Rawlicious Green Smoothies, Strip, Browhaus, Philippine Surfing Academy, Imperatriz Filipinense, Life After Breakfast and our media sponsors, Travel Leisure Magazine and My Life On Board.

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Friday, March 15, 2013

GO FOR GOLD: salted eggs anyone?

Introducing GAWAD KALINGA's  Golden Egg

The first food-grade colored gourmet salted egg from the Enchanted Farm in Anggat, Bulacan

It uses 50% less salt making it fun and easy to mix with almost all kinds of dishes such as pastas, sandwiches, salads, rice dishes and even prepared by itself

Celebrate this Easter by trying something new

Mix them with your pasta, put them on your salad or have them with plain pandesal

Php90 for a pack of 6pcs.
Php180 for a pack of  12 pcs.

For orders and more details

please get in touch with Alvie Benitez (my amazing cousin the social entrepreneur) 
at 0917-7234821 /

Also available in the Enchanted Cafe, Commonwealth, Quezon City


Thursday, March 7, 2013

what went on: flow luxe yoga and detox retreat

we, the flow:surfyogasamba team, just had our very first flow luxe yoga & detox retreat last february 16-17 at cintai corito's garden resort! the resort's lush, natural surroundings and fresh air make it an ideal place for a relaxing yoga retreat. hard to believe that such place exists only two hours away from manila!

meals during the weekend were all vegetarian. their vegetable curry is just too good and tasty! coconut water is served all thru the weekend upon request!

we did a little green smoothie workshop and each one of us at flow shared our favorite smoothie recipe using breville blenders. my cousin in law, alan, who joined our retreat, shared his journey to weight loss thru juicing! 

our very loyal sponsor moringana, provided us with malunggay powder capsules which we also used in preparing our smoothies. for the raw food workshop, we shared our raw vegan cheese dip recipe that goes well with veggie sticks! the carrots and cucumber strips were chopped using the breville food processor! love how efficient breville products are!

after the green smoothie and raw food workshop, we also shared our own detox tips and rituals such as oil pulling and sun gazing.

each participant got one of these peace love flow bags which i designed (: inside are tons of freebies from our wonderful sponsors!

yin yoga time at sunset!

and vinyasa yoga at sunrise!

yoginis and yogis

breakfast post yoga in the resort's outdoor dining area. enjoyed the breezy air, soft morning sun, delicious food and the company of new friends.

closing circle and the mandatory group shot!

pool looks too inviting! had to take a quick dip before leaving.

more photos of the retreat in our facebook fanpage!

thanks to patti and joel poniente for having us at their beautiful resort! special thanks to our sponsors as well: moringana, breville, strip, browhaus, beyond yoga, nyogi coconut water and rawlicious green smoothies.

oh and before you go, please watch our official retreat video right here!