Celebrate a Vegan Christmas at Santosa

Celebrate a Vegan Christmas at Santosa

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The holiday season is nearly here, and vegans should not miss out on a Christmas feast. We are proud to announce an exciting 5 course vegan Christmas Dinner menu at Santosa on December 24th, 25th and 26th.

Skillfully prepared, the vegan Christmas Dinner menu features a choice for two starters, soup, pasta a main course and dessert. Festive and delicious, the vegan Christmas Dinner menu at Santosa is sure to please.

Our talented chefs and Santosa Vegan Restaurant team have put a lot of hard work and thought into this year’s vegan Christmas Dinner menu. Sourcing only the freshest local produce and using the highest quality ingredients, the menu is a delightful mix of assorted flavors that combine together for an outstanding vegan dinner.

Starters include Santa’s Gift which is a cold salad of fresh strawberry, cherry tomatoes and avocado with Soya cheese garnished with basil seeds. Santa’s Workshop is a fried potato samosa served with coriander and tamarind sauce.

The soup on the vegan Christmas Dinner menu is called Merry Minestrone. It’s a mixed vegetables soup with Quinoa featuring mint leaves and a touch of fresh dill.

The pasta dish is a homemade Cannelloni of colored pasta with Spinach and Tofu served with tomato sauce and cashew nut cream. This delicious pasta dish has been named Rainbow Christmas due to its influx of festive colors.

The main course of the vegan Christmas Dinner menu is aptly titled Vegan Wonderland. Featuring broccoli, kale, carrots and avocado with parmesan cheese and Soy ham served with Mexican sauce and a green salad. Vegan Wonderland is a creative main course that is sure to please.

Christmas Dinner dessert is called Angel’s Love, and it is a cream of pumpkin and almond milk with caramel served with chocolate cookie & fresh seasonal fruits on the side. Trust us, it is so luscious!

The vegan Christmas Dinner menu at Santosa falls into two different price categories. Regular price is 1,299THB per person and includes a welcome drink. The special price of 1,440THB per person includes 1 drink of choice, Fresh Juice or Healthy Smoothie or one glass of Red or White Wine.

Reservations are essential for the Christmas Dinner at Santosa Vegan Restaurant. To make a booking, fill in the inquiry form below. If you are a local Phuket resident, feel free to call us on 076 330 600. We can be contacted via email at andrea@santosaphuket.com or if you use WhatsApp, send us a text on 084 441 3810.

Available on December 24th, 25th and 26th, the vegan Christmas Dinner menu is going to be a fantastic event. We can’t wait to welcome you and celebrate a Vegan Christmas with you here at Santosa!

Vegan Holidays in Phuket, Thailand at Santosa Detox & Wellness Center

Vegan Holidays in Phuket, Thailand at Santosa Detox & Wellness Center

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Are you interested in a well-rounded health & wellness holiday that focuses on a vegan diet while incorporating detox programs, fitness activities, SPA treatments and yoga classes? If the answer to those questions is yes, then Santosa Detox & Wellness Center located on the beautiful tropical island of Phuket in southern Thailand is for you.

What exactly is a vegan holiday? A vegan holiday is a holistic experience that includes a wide variety of health & wellness programs that highlight a vegan diet or vegetarian diet and why eating more plant-based dishes is good for you.

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Vegan and Vegetarian Travel Trends

International travel as a vegan or vegetarian can sometimes be a challenge, especially in remote areas of the world. If a traveler does not speak the local language, it can be difficult to sample popular local dishes without the meat. However, recent travel trends suggest that dedicated vegan and vegetarian holidays are on the rise which is great news for anyone who travels as well as those seeking a wellness or detox holiday abroad.

In recent years, more and more people across the globe have started to become more conscious about what they consume. People worldwide are developing a taste for more healthy vegan and vegetarian dining options as well as showing interest in raw cuisine, vegan cooking classes, vegan and vegetarian eateries and vegan fitness.

Today so many people are beginning to recognize the health benefits of a plant-based diet and how it is not only better for the body, but shows more compassion towards the planet and animals, too.  While certainly all travelers are not vegan or vegetarian, they are seeking out establishments that serve vegan and vegetarian options highlighting local flavors made with community sourced produce and organic products when and where available.

The Vegan Holiday Experience at Santosa

Do you feel the need to make changes in your life? Are you struggling with your emotions? Would you like to get fit, but perhaps you don’t have the motivation or will to start? Have you always been interested in yoga, but scared to try? Wanting to go vegan, but feel unsupported and truly do not know where to begin?

Become a better version of you at Santosa Detox & Wellness Center.

Located in tropical Phuket, Thailand, the island’s natural beauty serves as the perfect inspirational backdrop to reevaluate your life and make the necessary decisions to move forward both happier and healthier. The wide variety of programs on offer at our five star detox & wellness facility are all taught by professional therapists whose main goal is to watch you succeed.

If you are interested in learning more about veganism or becoming a vegan, Santosa is home to the outstanding Santosa Vegan Restaurant. An open-air, terrace-style restaurant that offers up an entirely vegan and raw food menu. Innovative and creative, our vegan kitchen features talented chefs with a passion for vegan cuisine.

Travelers are also able to take a Vegan Cooking Class at Santosa every Thursday from 16:00-17:00pm. Learn awesome tips and tricks for creating outstanding raw food menu items and vegan dishes in the comfort of your own kitchen. How cool is that?

For more information about Vegan Holidays in Phuket at Santosa Detox & Wellness Center, simply fill in the inquiry form below. We’ll get back to you as soon as we can. Can’t wait to welcome you here!

Benefits of a Vegan Diet

Benefits of a Vegan Diet

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A vegan diet is a diet that avoids all animal products. There are many ethical reasons that people choose a vegan diet for, but also for health reasons, too. A vegan diet is overall better for your body, makes weight loss or the maintaining of weight easier and offers better protection against chronic diseases.

What is a vegan diet?

Essentially, vegans are vegetarians that have taken their eating habits one step further and have cut out all animal products. Vegans are committed to eating more plant-based foods such as fruits and vegetables as well as whole grains, legumes, beans, nuts and seeds. In addition, most vegans cut out ultra-processed foods such as sugar and white carbs.

What do vegans eat?

Santosa Detox Wellness Center VeganWhen speaking of veganism and going vegan, many people who are new to the concept often believe that they will starve if they go vegan. This idea could not be further from the truth. Vegans have a wide variety of food choices available, and these days, most restaurants feature menu items catering to vegans.

To give an example, when you become a vegan, breakfast instead of eating bacon and fried eggs could be oatmeal, fruit and nuts. Lunch might be a veggie-packed salad with beans while dinner could feature tofu, sweet potatoes, crunchy vegetables and slices of fresh fruit.

Examples of the types of food that vegans eat include:

  • Nuts and seeds
  • Legumes
  • Beans
  • Whole grains
  • Nut milks and nut butters
  • Dried fruits and vegetables
  • Fresh herbs
  • Spices
  • All sorts of fresh fruit and vegetables

Health benefits of eating vegan

Studies have shown that eating vegan is better for the heart and the waistline. Changing one’s diet to favor plants instead of a diet that is high in sugar, refined carbs, dairy and meat cuts back on calories which is great for those watching their figures. A vegan diet is also good for gut health as consuming a plant-based diet loads the gut up with probiotics which help to maintain a healthy gut environment. A plant-based vegan diet is also rich in antioxidants and nutrients.

Vegan for One Week: Take the Challenge

Interested in veganism, but don’t know where to start? Take the challenge! Santosa challenges you to Eat Vegan for One Week. It’s a fun way to try a vegan diet and learn about your health.

Vegan for One Week: Take the Challenge

Being vegan isn’t difficult. It’s just learning to eat in a much healthier way.

What are the rules?

  • No meat, poultry, seafood, eggs or dairy for one week (7 days)
  • Announce to your friends, family and social media followers that you are doing the challenge

Tag Santosa Detox & Wellness Center or Santosa Vegan Restaurant on Instagram, and don’t forget our dedicated hashtags:

#santosaveganchallenge #veganchallenge #santosavegan

Ready to start? All you have to do is make a commitment! Replace all non-vegan food items with loads of fresh fruit, delicious vegetables and whole grains. The more plant-based your Vegan for One Week Challenge can be the better!

This challenge is easy and fun, plus we have some great prizes based on Vegan For One Week Challenge social media posts.

1st Prize: Healthy Eating Program for 3 days including accommodation


2nd Prize: One Day Relax


3rd Prize: Vegan Buffet Voucher for 4 PAX


Follow along next week during the Vegan One Week Challenge for special announcements!

Start Date: Monday 28 August 2017

Finish Date: Sunday 3 September 2017

For further information, email andrea@santosaphuket.com

Going Vegan Is Not What You Think

Going Vegan Is Not What You Think

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A lot of people are interested in going vegan, but many of them are held back by fear and misconception. Going vegan does not mean you have to give up everything you love to eat. However, it does mean that you will shift to a plant-based diet and find healthier, vegan options for a variety of favorite items. To be honest, going vegan is not what you think and it certainly does not mean you are condemned to eating boring salads for the rest of your life.

Going vegan is a lot easier than it seems. There are a wide variety of supermarkets, restaurants and cafes that now cater to the vegan diet and in addition to the norm of fresh fruits and vegetables, there are a great many delicious recipes that offer a creative take on classic favorites that are all plant-based and vegan friendly.

Here at Santosa Detox & Wellness Center, we are proud to host a unique, creative raw and vegan restaurant. Santosa Vegan Restaurant prides itself on utilizing natural, fresh local produce bought every morning for our menu items. Our Italian chef pays painstaking attention to detail and creates excellent starters, side dishes, pastas, main dishes, soups, salads and desserts.

An example of our innovative menu includes a signature Starter called Awaken. Stuffed with a mix of vegetables and fruit, wrapped in Alga Nori Rolls and served with Soya Sauce, Awaken bursts with fresh flavors. It’s a simple dish that is filling and unique, and just one of our delicious menu items.

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As mentioned our chef is Italian, and therefore puts a creative Italian spin on many of the menu items. Have you ever tried vegan pasta? Our choices of vegan pasta are so delicious. Some menu items are made with wholesome zucchini and are served raw, while we also have a raw vegan lasagna called Sila which features cashew nut cheese. All of our vegan pastas are so delicious, and believe it or not, so very Italian.

The menu at Santosa Vegan Restaurant also has a main dishes, fresh and zesty soups and salads as well as healthy takes on desserts such as raw chocolate cheesecake. Every Saturday, we host a very popular vegan buffet that gives patrons the chance to sample many delicious dishes and desserts in our beautiful, tropical open-air terrace setting.

Going vegan is not what you think and a dining experience at the vegan restaurant in Santosa Detox & Wellness Center proves that. Stop in and dine with us to experience just how delicious and creative vegan cuisine can be.

If you would like more information on going vegan, our vegan restaurant or the many detox and wellness programs we offer on-site, simply fill out the enquiry form below and a member of staff will get back to you. We look forward to welcoming you to both Santosa Detox & Wellness Center and the Santosa Vegan Restaurant.

The Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits of Beetroot

The Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits of Beetroot

Beetroot is a dark red vegetable. Often times referred to as an acquired taste, beetroot has been linked with better stamina, improved blood flow and lower blood pressure. Also known as red beet or garden beet, beetroot is packed with essential nutrients and are a great source of fiber, folate, iron, manganese, potassium and vitamin C.

Beetroot has long been associated with numerous health benefits including heightened exercise performance in addition to being great for your blood and lowering blood pressure. The nitrates found in beetroot are also known to help fight heart disease.


Beetroot consists mainly of water, carbohydrates and fiber. The carbs in beetroot are mainly simple sugars such as glucose and fructose. One cup of boiled beetroot contains less than 60 calories. All of these factors make beetroot a delicious and nutritious snack. Beetroot is also a wonderful source of essential vitamins and minerals that are rich in antioxidants.


Beetroot and fresh beetroot juice have a wide variety of health benefits, especially for heart health and exercise performance. Beetroot is rich in inorganic nitrates, and studies have shown that eating fruits and vegetables rich in inorganic nitrates may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by promoting lower blood pressure and an increase in nitric oxide formation. Nitric oxide causes blood vessels to relax and dilate which helps to lower blood pressure.


Another interesting fact about beetroot and its nitrates is that various studies have suggested that nitrates can enhance physical performance, particularly during high intensity exercise. Consumption of beetroot, or incorporating beetroot into your daily diet, is said to improve running and cycling performance as well as increase stamina and improve oxygen use. In short, beetroot leads to better exercise performance overall.


Beetroot is also prominent in many detox programs as fresh beetroot juice is great for liver cleansing. Beetroot cleanses the liver by thinning bile which allows it to move more freely through the liver and into the small intestine. Beetroot also detoxifies the whole body by increasing energy levels, boosting the immune system and regulating the body’s natural metabolic process.


Beetroot is a nutritious vegetable that is so good for health. It is delicious as a fresh juice, and a great addition to any diet and is often found in vegan and vegetarian dishes. Are you interested in learning more about beetroot in the detox sense? If yes, simply fill out the enquiry form below and a member of staff will get back to you.


Santosa Detox and Wellness Center is located in the hills above Kata Beach. The tranquil setting is the perfect place to participate in a detox program. Our staff are highly skilled and knowledgeable and ours is a nurturing environment. We look forward to welcoming you to Santosa here in Phuket, Thailand.

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