Whenever we find ourselves at the airport or hunker down for a road trip, we tend to give ourselves a little more leeway when it comes to buying food. Actually, a lot more leeway. That means a pizza there, a burger here or waffles. You know at least two persons who have said that holiday calories don’t count. Well guess what – they count indeed.
A few things have cooled down our enthusiasm for “treating ourselves” with food when travelling—mainly overpriced meals and a general lack of healthy, satisfying options. We will remind you of a movie that taught us the importance of self-awareness – how sometimes we have to escape our comfort zone in order to meet some of the most important people in our lives and how the food you eat is the fuel that defines your happiness.
Have you watched Eat, Pray, Love? No? Shame on you!
“People tend to think that happiness is a stroke of luck, something that will descend like fine weather if you’re fortunate. But happiness is the result of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly.”
The following Travel Guide is not only going to make you fall in love with the Turkish resorts but is also going to answer the question “How should I eat healthy while travelling”.
Just as the title spoils, the most recent destination that we’ve heroically explored was Turkey. We had the great opportunity to drive hundreds of kilometres on the South-Western coast, from one spot to another and to absorb all the vivid colours that the Oriental country had to offer.
Our dear tiny planets, are you ready to hop in the car with us to another journey?
The first stop on the map was Bodrum, which was an ancient Greek city and no surprise that its architectural structure is so similar to Greece. In ancient times it was famous for housing the Mausoleum of Mausolus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, however, nowadays it is known as a fancy holiday resort.
For our exciting journey we decided to think in advance and bring food that aside from boosting our energy also had to make our bodies feel good. Livity bar did the job. We found out about the superfood product very recently. Superfoods are mostly plant-based foods thought to be nutritionally dense and thus good for one’s health. Such examples are: chia, apples, acerola, goji berry, cranberry. The Livity products somehow contain all these things in their different chocolate-based flavours. What is more – the brand is famous for keeping live probiotic cultures, which are basically the good bacteria inside each of us. Can you believe that one Livity bar contains over 1 billion probiotic cultures in total?
WARNING! The following few photographs involve content with many shades of blue which is believed to be the color that calms even the wildest spirits.
The place is a sandy bay located under the Babadag mountain, at the mouth of Ölüdeniz. The Blue lagoon is a national nature reserve with water known for its shades of turquoise and aquamarine, while its beach is an official Blue Flag beach.
Roadtrip views like the ones from the rocky shores of Turkey make you think deeper about life. How our paths as humans are inspired by the things that excite us…like @360stepsforward are impassioned with the strong urge to discover new places.
Similarly, the idea of Livity bar was born out of a passion for good food and living life at its finest. Actually, just few people know that Livity was created as a solution for a professional kitesurfer who was in a need for immediate source of healthy nutrition during his daily practice. As he felt unable to give a brilliant performance he decided to replace the junk food that he used to eat for a bite of fresh, raw snack that was supplying him with enough energy.
P.S. The PLUM& GOJI BERRY raw bar is Mery’s favourite flavour and Hristo definitely goes for CHIA & CACAO NIBS. Check all flavours in HERE
Livity is most definitely a solution not just for sports performers but also for many other types of people who seek perfection in their everyday life. As it is raw, sugar-free and organic, many people who eat vegan also prefer it. We might not be vegans (as we have mentioned in previous articles), yet as superhumans our diet must involve superfoods.
Apart from the natural and incredibly picturesque side of Turkey, this country is home to a large number of cultural heritage sites such as the ancient city of Side that was once a main port on the Mediterranean Sea. Some historians say that it was settled around 7th century BC and then has come under the rule of the Lydians, Persian, Alexander The Great’s, Seleucid Empires, Pergamon Kingdom, Romans, Byzantines, and Turks respectively.
Don’t forget to visit their authentic Oriental markets where you can take home some local herbs, seasonings or tea infusions that can also make your healthy menu more colorful. Speaking of a menu – we did mention at the beginning (it was more like a strong statement though) that we are giving you some real travel advice on food and especially on-the-go-food that can be easily prepared, packed and carried.
Here are our suggestions:
• Instant Oatmeal with soaked chia, banana and a teaspoon of cumin (kurkuma)
• Wholegrain bread slices with peanut butter/sesame tahini and a banana
• Livity bar
Lunch/Dinner (can be carried in a travel box)
• Boiled eggs, avocado cubes, chickpeas/red beans (can be found in any supermarket in a glass jar)
• Pasta with cherry tomatoes, pesto sauce and/or tuna fish
• Broccoli, Rice and/or a cooked (not fried) salmon steak. A good vegan option to replace the fish is sweet potato
• Raw nuts
• Livity bar + the good old afternoon espresso
• A seasonal fruit
ATTENTION! Driving in Turkey might be difficult yet even dangerous if you are a non-resident. They have their own rules on the road, which don’t necessarily include respecting the pedestrians. Being calm and low-key while driving got us causing a car accident involving two other vehicles as we have unexpectedly stopped on a zebra. No worries, everyone is fine. Moral of the story – in Turkey you don’t stop on a zebra.
In conclusion of this virtual experience based on the pleasure of living life to its fullest, we are simply going to advise you to appreciate life as it is – RAW, NATURAL and EXCITING and don’t forget that the seeds that you plant today will be the flowers of your garden tomorrow. Respect your body, respect your true nature and good things will follow.
“Güle güle” (or just see you soon tiny planets)!
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