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Breakfast at Chiva-Som T


hailand’s most luxurious destination spa remains unique in its dedication to total


wellness. In keeping with the holistic approach to health, Chiva-Som places great emphasis on a balanced diet, with creative gourmet spa cui- sine prepared and presented by a team of Thai and international master chefs led by Executive Chef Paisarn Cheewinsiriwat. Chiva-Som’s award-winning spa cuisine


cooked by Chef Paisarn and Chef Kanyarat and his team always takes guests by surprise – although it is detoxifying, low in calories, satu- rated fat and salt, it is plentiful and imagina- tive, only using the freshest and most whole- some herbs, vegetables and fruits grown in the health resort’s own organic garden. Menus include lean but succulent meat dishes, highly nutritious vegetarian dishes, fish delicacies and delicious desserts. Paisarn joined Chiva-Som in 2003. In his


Breakfast provides about 40% of our total daily energy needs. Chiva-Som figures out the way to have a nice, nutritious and healthy breakfast. By Karen Kuang


questions? Your head so dull that you cannot think straight? The reason is that your brain is starving. A computer needs power, and so does the body. We need “power” to start func- tioning properly. Imagine yourself working as quickly and effectively as a computer turned on with full electrical power and colors so brilliant and clear! Without breakfast delivering nutri- ents to your brain, your body literally relies on stored energy from the day before - just like computers on standby power, so slow and dull. Starting your day with a healthy break-


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fast provides a double benefit for your body and your day; use fresh organic ingredients cooked the correct way to retain their nutri- ents. Pick only healthy ingredients. Make sure they appeal to your appetite, choose a variety of foods which are your favorites and support your condition. All of these benefits will help you to have a healthy breakfast and ensure a wonderful day. Among the signature breakfast dishes at


ave you ever found yourself unable to come up with ideas? Unable to respond quickly enough to people’s


Chef Paisarn


Chiva-Som are the special Chiva-Som cereals which are “Chiva-Som raw cereal” and “Chiva- Som granola”. Basically cereals are one of the easiest break-


fasts with which to start your day. These special cereals are enriched with nutrients and benefit general health as they are considered dairy free, gluten free, high in fiber, and of course are tasty as well, especially when served with milk (a wide variety of which are available to guests), or local fruit in season, homemade dried fruit, even bet- ter when it is served with FSA or OFB powder to gain more benefit for the bite. There is also a variety of other palatable


dishes, such as a choice of dishes rich in pro- tein, i.e. eggs, fish, meat, chickpeas and quinoa, as well as an assortment of healthy side dishes, buckwheat pancakes, quinoa porridge, healthy Asian breakfast choices, and choices of vegeta- bles and fruit juice, etc. You can benefit from a Chiva-Som break-


fast and eat as much as you like. It is lower in calories, but can make you feel full and pro- vides the energy you need for all your activities through to lunch time.


position as Executive Chef, Paisarn has fused his background of Thai and European cuisine with a philosophy of health and nutrition. His many popular signature dishes attract people from all nationalities to enjoy his creations.


Chiva-Som Muesli Nutrients per Serving


Kilocalories: 157kcal, Protein: 8.4g, Carbohydrate: 22.8g, Fat, Total: 4.1g


Ingredients


Yoghurt: 1050g, Oatmeal: 60g, Red Apple, Cored and Fine Sliced: 70g, Green Apple, Cored and Fine Sliced: 60g, Black Raisin: 15g, Yellow Raisin:15g, Walnuts Light Roasted and Fine Chopped: 25g, Almond Whole Shell Light Roasted and Fine Chopped: 30g, Honey: 75g, Coconut Flash Granted Light Roasted 3g


Direction


In a mixing bowl, place the oatmeal, red and green apple, black and yellow raisins, walnuts, almonds and honey. Mix through yoghurt. Place in a refrigerator for at least three hours to allow the favor to develop. In the serving plate, place muesli. Sprinkle coconut over the top of individual portions.


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