Vacationing in Mexico Might Help You Stay Healthy This Flu Season
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Vacationing in Mexico Might Help You Stay Healthy This Flu Season


Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, has upped the ante with healthy dining options including fit bowls, vegan sushi and even anti-flu juice.

Want to avoid getting sick this flu season? A trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, may be just what the doctor ordered. Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit has expanded its healthy dining options, perfect for vacationers who want to live it up during their trip—conscious diet intact along the way—and keep their immune systems healthy and strong.

Healthy additions include vegan sushi, a fit bowl with 20 different vegetable, grain and fruit options to mix and match, and four other types of bowls with nourishing ingredients. This can be teamed up with four different juice combos, including one designed especially for flu season. The new lineup of offerings complements the resort’s vegan and vegetarian tasting menus offered at its fine dining restaurants.

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Vegan sushi on offer at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit

A highlight of the new healthy dining options is the special vegan sushi developed by Nikki Sharp, a Los Angeles-based health coach, yoga instructor, vegan chef and best-selling author of Meal Prep Your Way to Weight Loss and The 5-Day Real Food Detox, who hosted the resort’s 2018 Wellnessing Getaway.

The vegan sushi is made with quinoa and cauliflower rice, purple cabbage, red pepper, carrots, avocado and cilantro.

Healthy bowls to fuel you on your vacation to Mexico

Four types of bowls are offered, from a mix with quinoa, chickpea, sweet potato purée, beetroot and sunflower seed to rice noodles with black beans, French beans and green beans to a compilation of wild rice, lentils, sweet potato with paprika, cabbage salad, carrots and brussels sprouts. Of course, there’s also an açai bowl option—perfect for a jealousy-inducing Instagram post.

To make your own salad, you can add a wide variety of complements to different types of lettuces, such as romaine, kale, red leaf, arugula, spinach, green leaf, little gem and mesclun greens. Salad complement options include almonds, hazelnuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, amaranth, grated coconut, chia, linseed, dried cranberries, dried blackberries, spirulina, dates and prunes. A variety of vinaigrettes are available for salad dressings.



Juice options include anti-flu juice to keep you healthy this flu season

Juice options at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit include a signature Green Juice and, especially for sick season, an Anti-Flu Juice with ginger, orange, lemon, pineapple and honey. For those looking to get a healthy kick start, there’s a Detox Juice with pineapple, spinach, beetroot, ginger and coconut water, and for those who just need an added pep in their step, there’s an Energetic Juice option with beetroot, carrot, celery, green apple, cucumber and coconut water.

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Courtesy of Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit

Fleeing the flu at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit

Gourmet meals and premium-branded beverages are included in the rates at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, which start at $336 per person per night in double occupancy. The rate also includes luxury suite accommodations, 24-hour in-suite service, nightly entertainment, taxes, gratuity and more.


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