Cheers Sippin Gypsy Team Protein Shake!! This post comes to you while enjoying my Chocolate Spice Non Martini Protein Shake (recipe below)!
So after three weeks of clean eating and not imbibing on my favorite cocktails, I was going a little stir crazy wanting to get out for new flavors.... much to my relief, there are several clean eating, 30 day cleanse appropriate foods available even if out and about in the tourist realm called Orlando! Between outings to Disney and other popular areas I have listed in mySippin Gypsy Quick Tips for Sippin': Orlando. I have been able to stay true to my goal, and still enjoy fresh flavors and get out and about! So for those of you either conscious of your food intake, or trying to protect a cleanse or strict diet regiment while on a family vacation, this post is for you!
For the past few years, I noticed Disney moving towards healthier food options. But recently I have sincerely appreciated a few locations on Disney property that really embrace fresh foods and great flavors. I can't currently give you insight on Sea World or Universal Studios fresh/clean food diet options, but if any of you have any suggestions on these tourist favorites, please share!
Orlando also has several restaurants that celebrate a farm to table concept or regularly features local farm fresh options! For many now vacation doesn't have to mean indulge and excess. Vacation could mean relax and start fresh. Be warned though....Farm to Table doesn't always mean light and healthy! While places may still celebrate locally sourced meats and produce, they still are heavy with the butter and cream (love southern cuisine) But during my cleanse, I found a few quick service places that I could grab something light, healthy and ohhhhhhh so tasty!
1. Satul'li Canteen in Pandora at Disney World Resort Animal Kingdom
Kale salad, couscous with fish...the combinations are plentiful, and the outcome is light and refreshing. If your travels take you to Disney World, this quick service spot is an affordable option to a unique dining experience coupled with good flavors.
2. Sunshine Seasons at EPCOT in The Land Pavilion
What a cornucopia of options! Salmon and green beans, tuna, salads, the list is endless! This is a great location to take time and relax before the second half of your EPCOT day (around the World Showcase).
3. The Rusty Spoon
Atmosphere meets creative food preparations. This spot is one of those locations that you can go in casual or dress for a special occasion, but the food will always impress. Located in downtown Orlando, I often stop here before spending time on Lake Eola.
Beautiful setting in Lake Nona. This is the spot to go for sunset dining. Picturesque and amazing food! This is one of those places I warned you about. Farm to table...yes. Amazing flavors...yes. But light and healthy.... not everything on the menu could be listed as light. So this might be a great option if some of your traveling party isn't on the same regiment as you.
Chocolate Spice Non Martini Protein Shake
2 scoops of Arbonne Chocolate Protein Powder
9 oz Cashew Milk (Or if you prefer Almond milk for a more decadent flavor or Coconut milk)
10 ice cubes
1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper (add more for more heat)
1/2 teaspoon of chili powder
Blend well and serve in your favorite sippin glass. Cheers!