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The Second Coconut Bowls Retreat: Aloha, Associates & Meals – Coconut Bowls

Typically we’re fortunate sufficient to be part of one thing actually particular. For workforce Coconut Bowls and 100 valued recipe creatives, it began with the co-creation of the Vegan Bowlscookbook. With many humbling evaluations, “it’s like a bible for good, wholesome, yummy meals”, we make a reasonably epic workforce. By way of a mixture of acutely aware planning and generosity, from our workforce and the numerous manufacturers who fully spoiled us, the second Coconut Bowls retreat got here collectively on the North Shore of Hawaii. It was nothing in need of unbelievable.



It began with an informal meet and greet on Thursday, on the magnificent North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. Quickly after, we did what foodies do greatest by taking oureco-friendly baggage to the native farmers market to top off on the freshest tropical fruit and greens that we may discover. The formal welcome was through the sundown barbecue picnic hosted in collaboration with our mates atPrimal Kitchen, to the candy sound of the Ukulele, from native Hawaiian musician, Kaipo Wilmeth. We loved the mouth-watering style of portobello mushroom, tempeh andPast Meat burgers, all infused with the flavors of Primal Kitchen marinades and topped with their wholesome ketchup and mustard. Our mates in Australia and Europe are ready for you, Primal! Because the simmering solar set we toasted to friendship, journey and luck withBrew Dr Kombucha.



On Friday morning, sadly, seashore yoga was canceled as a result of an surprising downpour. Nobody appeared to thoughts an excessive amount of as we as a substitute began our morning at The Dawn Shack for a DIY smoothie bowl breakfast served of their customized branded Coconut Bowls. The Dawn Shack workforce shocked us with dwell acoustic music from native Connor who had created a coco theme music for us! After our superfood repair, we braved a slippery Waimea Waterfall Hike – the extra mud, the extra enjoyable – full with group selfies and ear to ear smiles. Construct your personal Buddha Bowls had been up subsequent. In conventional Buddha Bowl vogue, it was leftovers for lunch utilizing what remained from our plant-based Primal feast the evening earlier than – solely this time we topped every little thing with Navitas nuts and seeds! We spent our night immersed within the Hawaiian custom of Lei Making with native consultants Poe Hakuwhile North Shore’s Beet Field Cafe kindly catered our plant-based household dinner. We loved this to a spectacular backdrop of the world-famous Pipeline seashore.



Saturday morning began with morning mindfulness within the type of zen meditation, making certain we had been actually current to take pleasure in all of the retreat needed to supply. The prettiest pink Pitaya Plus Smoothie Bowls adopted as our company once more constructed their very own – topped with extra fruit, superfoods and probably the most scrumptious crunchy Pure Elizabeth granola. Because the company realized in regards to the background of Pitaya Plus, and the wonderful work they supply for single moms in Central America, we took a while to share concepts and inspiration. Given the shared values and creativity of our group, this was not laborious to do. Our afternoon was spent on the unbelievable Waimea Bay which included swimming, Picnik matcha, frisbee, music, Karma Nuts snacks, and paddle-boarding. Natural Amazon’s scrumptious Acai-to-go stored us refreshed in true Aloha vogue.



Our remaining day started with self-compassion and gratitude meditation, making certain we had been all leaving with grateful and fulfilled hearts. Our remaining supper, or ought to we are saying breakfast, was hosted by premium Acai firm Tambor, who got here to show us about Acai and the dear Brazilian Amazon. Whereas they introduced a behind the scenes have a look at the Acai trade, our trusty Vitamix blended two variations of Tambor Acai for company, each full with a splash of Ripple’s scrumptious pea milk. The topping of selection was Artisana Natural nut butters (hiya, cashew!) together with our remaining tropical Hawaiian fruit – nothing went to waste. We spent our remaining hour crying, oops I imply packing, which was made simpler as we sipped and munched on the remaining goodies, together with Sol-ti drinks and Ohi Superfood Bars – which allegedly discovered their manner into many baggage for the aircraft house.



We wish to give a particular Mahalo to our co-creators and now new mates after spending 4 days collectively. We couldn’t have had any extra enjoyable. Thanks to every of you for bringing your distinctive and valued personalities. Chris and Vic, the hilarious couple from @ehvegan received the fun-loving award #couplegoals. Aussie expat @rachelsteenland introduced her vibrant persona and had us in laughing suits for days – we all know why her viewers loves her. The type, acutely aware, passionate and down-to-earth Michellefrom @vegan, Jess AKA @choosingchia and Stephanie from @veganwhat, made mates with everybody and had been at all times a pleasure to be round. @foodbymaria was by no means removed from the motion and spoiled us with the perfect guac ever. And our youngest visitor, the adventurous and type Kiely from @thekindcoconut, impressed us together with her speedy movie-making abilities! Final however not least is our wonderful photographer, Amber Mozo, who shared her native information and captured the complete retreat so fantastically.



As with most good events, nobody went house empty handed! Actually, everybody went house with an additional bag or field stuffed with goodies together with bottles from Hydroflask, bracelets from Pura Vida, espresso cups from Joco, reusable Stasher Luggage, dietary supplements from Ora Natural, Tahini from Seed + Mill, Knives from Kamikoto,and an limitless provide of Coconut Bowls goodies, together with our model new Boho Bowl assortment and our Style With out Waste Reusable Luggage! We parted with huge hugs, new good friend feels and heavy hearts – grateful for everybody who supported this occasion. Grateful for everybody who was part of it. Grateful to share the Hawaiian homeland and unbelievable sunsets. Grateful for all of it. We’ve had so many individuals ask how they will attend the following Coconut Bowls retreat – when you have strategies for the way we will host such an superior retreat with hundreds of individuals, so everybody can come, please join with us!



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