A detox weekend just wouldn’t be it without a proper healthy diet. While staying at the Grand Hotel Primus Ptuj during bloggers detox weekend, we were totally spoiled by their wellness offer, as well as being fed with the most delicious healthy meals, prepared in accordance with their Be Fit program. They really thought of everything and by visiting their facilities you really get the whole package. Want to know what we had as our three main meals of the day during our stay there?
The self-service buffet breakfast offered many choices, I opted for a plate of fresh fruit (green melon, pineapple, kiwi or orange), a bowl of plain yogurt filled with flakes, cereals and dried fruit, a glass of orange or grapefruit juice and a cup of aromatic black tea. Breakfast truly is the most important meal of the day, so you shouldn’t skip it (like I occasionally do). An energizing and healthy choice of nutrients will give you tons of energy to conquer daily challenges.
For lunch we had a pre-designed detox menu starting with a green spinach smoothie in a wine glass. Our palates were pampered with the following capon soup, served in an interesting way – we were firstly given a plate with slowly cooked vegetables and capon, shortly after they filled our plates with the most delicious liquid. They don’t use genetically modified organisms, hydrogenated fats, flavor enhancers, refined sugar or salt in their dishes. Even though the soup was made without any salt, the taste was amazing. The main course consisted of crispy zander fillet, carrot puree with ginger and orange juice, avocado puree enriched with pumpkin seed oil, accompanied by poached celery and pomegranate. For dessert we had kefir with sour cherries, with no added sugar, which was healthy, but delicious at the same time.
A special feature of our stay was definitely the exclusive Roman Dinner served by the private pool. We were even accompanied by the general Primus himself as well as his servants (actors of course, lol). The dinner was (as breakfast) self-service as well. I decided to go for some chicken with herbs, salmon, Romanesco cauliflower (which I absolutely adore!), rocket and some fresh fruits. The whole “food experience” at the Grand Hotel Primus Ptuj was colorful, delicious and detox appropriate.
For our last meal of the trip, we were invited to check out the restaurant Ribič, which is located right next to Lake Ptuj. This wasn’t my first time tasting their specialties and I knew, I could expect a true gourmet pampering. Everything from starters, soups to main course (spaghetti with lobster), wine and sweet dessert in the end, it was just right up my alley. Definitely one of the best places to eat while visiting Slovenia, they really know what they’re doing, creating playful and unique characters for each of their dishes.