Pranamar Villas prides itself on their healthy snacks like fresh juices and smoothies. Learn more about the benefits of juicing at their April 3 workshop.

Pranamar Villas healthy snacksArticle by Shannon Farley

Learn how to make better choices for better health at a fun, informative workshop on the benefits of juicing and cannabidiol oil at Pranamar Oceanfront Villas & Yoga Retreat in Santa Teresa.

The workshop will happen Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at Pranamar Villas. The cost is $20 per person. Blood pressure and blood sugar screening will be available. Contact the hotel for more information and reservations.

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Pranamar Villas healthy snacks
Natural fruit juices are made fresh to your order at Pranamar Villas in Santa Teresa.

Best healthy snacks for an active lifestyle

Luc’s Seafood Grill & Chapa Restaurant at Pranamar Villas prides itself on their healthy snacks like fresh smoothies, in addition to their widely varied menu that includes vegan and vegetarian dishes along with gluten and dairy free options. They source the freshest ingredients with a strong emphasis on using organic and locally produced products whenever possible.

Try one of their fresh juices or a signature Superfood smoothie next time you visit. Meanwhile, here are some ideas for the best healthy snacks for an active lifestyle:

  1. Green smoothies – similar to traditional fruit smoothies, they contain more green veggies like kale, spinach, collard greens, parsley, dandelion greens, cilantro, basil, and watercress. Add banana, apple, pear, avocado, pineapple or mango to enhance the flavor and texture.
  2. Cut-up veggies — one of the healthiest kids’ snacks for grown-ups. Try raw organic broccoli, carrots, cucumbers, celery, and red bell peppers.
  3. Organic fruit like berries, apples, bananas, oranges, and seasonal fruit in your area. In Costa Rica, you have access to a huge variety of tropical fruit all year long, like mangoes, pineapple, papaya, guanabana, passion fruit, starfruit, watermelon and other melons.healthy snacks
  4. Hummus – whether store-bought or homemade, this flavorful bean-based dip made from chickpeas is perfect for dipping your cut-up veggies. It’s also a good protein spread, and substitute for mayonnaise, on your sandwiches and veggie wraps.
  5. Greek yogurt and granola with berries – makes a great light breakfast or mid-morning snack.
  6. Oatmeal with fresh fruit, such as berries, apples or bananas is another excellent, energy-inducing breakfast, mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack.