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Coconut Apricot Bliss Balls

Mountain-Trek-Bliss-Balls-Recipe

With just the right amount of spice and sweetness, these bliss balls are a home run snack at Mountain Trek. They are easily prepared over the weekend to last you the entire week ahead.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2 c. toasted slivered almonds
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup hemp seed butter
  • 2 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 3/4 cup coconut
  • 3/4 tsp powdered ginger
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • Zest from 1 1/2 oranges
  • Orange juice, to moisten
  • Pinch of salt

PREPARATION

  1. Using a food processor, chop nuts, and apricots finely.
  2. Add the nut butters and remaining ingredients.
  3. Form into balls with a small scoop
  4. Refrigerate or freeze.
  5. Enjoy!

Summer Salad Dressings

It’s time to put more life into your salads. Spruce them up with these two delicious Mountain Trek dressings.

Cheese Pesto Balls

Cinco de Mayo Sangria

Feeling in the mood for mexican but want to skip all those heavy burritos and cheese dishes. Try our non-alcoholic Sangria.

9 Reasons Why You Need a Mountain Trek Health Retreat

9. Change Your Routine

There’s no better way to boost your vitality and metabolism than by altering your routine and getting more active. When you change your environment, diet, and the people around you, your body responds. And Mountain Trek will ensure that response is entirely positive.

8. We’ll Watch What You Eat

A good rule of thumb is that if it has a label on it, it’s not food. Bananas, avocados, tomatoes, salmon – no food labels. Oreos? Different story. The minute you start putting real food into your system, it responds well but sometimes it’s easy to forget this. We’ll support you with delicious, nutritious meals that will revitalize your brain and body activity.

7. Move It Or Lose It

Our bodies weren’t designed to sit at a desk all day. Without regular exercise our hips get tight, our core weakens and our mobility lessens. That’s why Mountain Trek offers yoga to help improve mobility and hiking to help strengthen the body’s full range of motion. Join us and keep moving forward the way our bodies were meant to.

6. Disconnect

Do you feel like you’re a slave to your phone, tablet, or laptop? In order to connect with ourselves again, we have to disconnect from the global village, even if it’s just for a little while. We’re not saying you need to go rogue, but the simple experience of hearing the wind, or river, or nothing at all, instead of your text-message notification, can make you feel connected to everything.

5. Reconnect

Are you the type to plug in ear-buds and go lone-wolf style in the gym or on the way to work? Studies have shown that the results of exercising in a group (whether it be weight training, cardio, or hiking) greatly exceed the results of exercising alone. Come to Mountain Trek and make lasting connections with people who aren’t part of your everyday route – we need each other to excite and motivate us. WomenHikingFryeCreek

4. Get Outside And Play

Remember playing outside as a kid? Your body craves that – it wants to be exposed to fresh oxygen and vitamin D from the purest sources. When you’re outside, your body responds in a positive way by burning more calories and releasing endorphins. Add to that clean mountain air and the exhilaration of being in one of the most breathtaking environments in the world, and your body, and spirit, will remember why playing outside is so important.

3. Objects In Motion Stay In Motion

We know that getting started in a fitness program is always the hardest part. This is why Mountain Trek is the ideal place to start: you’ll get away from the stressors and temptations in your life, and replace them with stimulating mental, physical, and spiritual growth. We help you build new patterns that take the weight off, increase lean muscle, eat good food, and most importantly, keep things that way.

2. Change Your Body. Blow Your Mind

One thing that we often forget when considering changing our health is our brain, yet it is the most important organ in the body. These days, our brains can get bogged down in endless stacks of work and chores but one of the best ways to revitalize your mind is to change locations and do something different. Replace the high-rises with peaks and the traffic with trees. Give your brain something to really think about – happiness.

Mountain Trek British Columbia, Canada Lodge porch at Dusk

1. Invest in You

We are so often wrapped up in taking care of others. Whether you are supporting your colleagues, partner, parents, and children, we rarely take time for ourselves. Retreating to the lush mountains of British Columbia will offer you a chance to completely reset your health, and focus on yourself; so that you may return home feeling more balanced and recharged.


What is Mountain Trek?

Mountain Trek is the health reset you’ve been looking for. Our award-winning health retreat, immersed in the lush nature of British Columbia, will help you detox, unplug, recharge, and roll back years of stress and unhealthy habits. To learn more about the retreat, and how we can help you reset your health, please email us at info@mountaintrek.com or reach out below:

Mountain Trek Reviewed on “Lisa Johnson Fitness”

lisajohnsonFitness expert Lisa Johnson visited Mountain Trek and summed up her experience in one word, “Wow.”

Lisa is a popular pilates and fitness icon in the United States and she’s been featured in The New York TimesGlamourFamily CircleThe Boston GlobeEntrepreneur, and on CBS News.

In her article, Lisa comments:

“(the food is) delicious. Mouth-watering soups, savory dishes; I’m so glad they give you a cookbook of all their recipes so I can make a bunch at home.  The day we had Bliss Balls (these almond butter concoctions) I was in heaven.”

She goes on to list the benefits of her stay:

  • The scenery is spectacular
  • The level of sweat is spectacular
  • I surprised myself with my strength
  • I surprised myself by not being as healthy as I thought I was
  • I came away with a new mindset
  • I finally broke through a weight plateau
  • I lost five pounds of just fat! I gained 0.6 pounds of muscle
  • I can’t wait for the rest of my life!

Click here To read Lisa’s entire article entitled, “Mountain Trek: A Posh Bootcamp.


What is Mountain Trek?

Mountain Trek is the health reset you’ve been looking for. Our award-winning health retreat, immersed in the lush nature of British Columbia, will help you detox, unplug, recharge, and roll back years of stress and unhealthy habits. To learn more about the retreat, and how we can help you reset your health, please email us at info@mountaintrek.com or reach out below:

Falafel

Falafels are the perfect punch of protein! Try this recipe for a casual weekend dinner.

Creamy Hummus with Artichokes

Creamy Hummus with Artichokes

We love hummus as a snack! This recipe will take you minutes to make and is perfect for nibbling on the weekend or for a mid-afternoon bite in the office. Serve with your favorite cut-up fresh (organic) raw vegetables. It’s another favorite dip from the Mountain Trek kitchen that can be served with fresh vegetables or Seedy Trail Crackers. Serves 4

INGREDIENTS

1 oz artichoke hearts in water, drained 12 ounce can
2 cup cooked chickpeas, drained
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 medium cloves of garlic, grated
3 tbsp olive oil
1/3 cup parsley, chopped
Sea salt to taste
2 tbsp tahini sesame paste

PREPARATION

Combine chickpeas, artichokes, and sesame paste in a food processor and blend.
Slowly add olive oil, garlic and lemon juice. Season with sea salt to taste.
Blend to a smooth consistency and add parsley just before finishing.

Manna Bread Sandwich

Enjoy our Manna Bread Sandwich recipe with the ingredients you love. This gluten free lunch is a great way to enjoy a guilt-free lunch.