Pineapple Smoothie

Posted on   September 9th, 2014 by  admin

Pineapple Smoothie


  • ½ pineapple, peeled, cored, and cut into chunks
  • ½ cup cashews, soaked
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • ¼ cup coconut meat
  • 2 tablespoons coconut cream
  • 2 dates, pitted (optional for sweetness)


1 lime, cut into wedges


  1. Add pineapple chunks, cashews, coconut water, pineapple juice, lime juice, coconut meat, and coconut cream into a high-speed blender and process until smooth.
  2. Add dates, for optional added sweetness.
  3. Pour into glass and serve with lime garnish.

The Byron at Byron – Australia

Posted on   September 1st, 2014 by  admin

The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa.

When looking for some luxury, relaxation,  complimentary daily yoga , and an excellent spa look no further than The Byron at Byron.  Situated on the north coast of  NSW and set within a 45 acre rain forest it offers a tranquil hideaway from the busy main Byron area, but close enough to experience all that Byron has to offer with great restaurants, shopping and its eclectic lifestyle.

Yoga is offered complimentary every morning at 8 am on the covered Spa Deck overlooking the rain forest.  The teachers are experienced and even on a cold rainy winters day – which was the weather for the 2 days of my stay – joining the morning class on the deck offers a great start to the day.  It is an hour class  catering  for all levels .  After yoga a walk along the boardwalks through to the sub tropical rain forest to Byron Bay beach is a perfect start to the morning.

There is a 25 m infinity pool, gym, poolside sauna and a luxurious day spa.  I had two treatments during my stay and the standard and quality of therapists were very high. An intuitive massage with Francesco is a must! Arriving at the spa you are shown to your change area, given your own locker for personal items and asked to slip into a beautiful robe and then shown to the waiting area where herbal tea is offered.  Relax in the hot spa or steam room before or after treatment and take time out to fully experience the  benefits of your treatments.

The accommodation includes  92 one bedroom air conditioned suites.  Each have a self contained kitchen, separate lounge and dining area, plasma TV as well as two enclosed balconies, great for  the summer months.  Luxurious bathrooms have a deep free standing bath (big enough for two) a separate shower and King beds.

Overall the two days I spent at The Byron at Byron were more than expected. Even on two extremely wet and cold winter days my partner and I both came away feeling relaxed and revived and our spirits renewed.

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Namaste, Charne