Raw Food Dining at The Life Co, Antalya, Turkey
The LifeCo’s Saf Restaurant features delicious, healthy, low-calorie, plant-based dishes and meals. Only natural ingredients are used in the dishes, which are cooked below 41°C to protect their flavour, aroma and nutritional value. By not overheating the ingredients, they retain their energy-giving enzymes and the vitamins and minerals are not damaged. This also helps our cells to become repaired and renewed.
Uncooked vegan foods help out body detox while bringing us close to nature. Saf Restaurant’s menu is about 60% uncooked.
Alternative healthy menus are also available.
I chose to opt-out of the juice programme, sticking to the amazing raw food menu from SAF restaurant instead which consists of unprocessed, healthy, low-calorie, natural, plant-based dishes and meals. I am a big fan of raw food and of SAF. People often mistake “raw” for plain raw veg. But quite the opposite. Raw means that the ingredients are cooked below 41°C which not only protects their flavour but most importantly their nutritional value.
By not overheating the ingredients, they keep their enzymes, which serve to give us more energy and also the vitamins and minerals are not damaged. This also helps our cells to become repaired and renewed giving us more vitality and younger skin! Think ‘Lasagna’ made from courgettes, with rosemary ricotta cheese (made from cashew nuts). Crashed avocado and flaxseed crackers. Roasted sweet pepper soup, hummus and rice paper rolls.
My programme was the ‘anti-ageing low calorie’ and while my calories were restricted, I didn’t feel hungry due to the food being so delicious. I found myself eating each morsel with appreciation and slowly so it could last!