Life in Purple Land can be pretty hectic and recently I’ve been feeling a bit run down. So an invite to Yeo Valley to take part in some healthy activities, eat good food and learn all about their new healthier Yeo Bio Live came at the perfect time.
I’ve been to Yeo Valley, in the heart of The Mendips, several times before, and it’s truly one of my favourite places to visit, beautiful, peaceful and good for the soul.
On arrival I was pleased to meet some lovely fellow bloggers, Ali, Lizzie and Georgina. After a good old natter over some super healthy freshly squeezed juice we headed outside to do some Yeo-ga.
Surrounded by cows, with a view over the lake it was the perfect spot. Now Yeo-ga like Yeo Valley doesn’t take itself too seriously. Performing poses like the pitchfork, driving a tractor and the absolutely hilarious duck (complete with quacking) we giggled and stretched in equal measure. Regardless I finished feeling rejuvenated. Thanks to Ann-see for a fantastic class, if you’re in the area definitely check out her classes.
After the Yeo-ga we took a stroll around Yeo Valley’s gorgeous organic gardens.
Then it was time to stop for lunch in the Yeo Valley canteen, the food was delicious and since it’s now open to the public every day (you do need to book in advance) I’m planning on taking Mr Purple sometime soon. For dessert we were treated to one of Yeo Valley’s new Bio Live yoghurts. They’re low fat, contain live cultures, and have absolutely no added refined sugar. I really liked mine, and the purple family made short work of the pack I brought home with me so I would definitely buy them in future.
Next we joined our guide for a yomp in the Mendips. We set off with the enthusiasm of those with a full belly and nattered our way up a large hill for some fantastic views from the top. The walk was a good challenge for me and I felt really proud that despite my health issues I managed to keep up with the group.
Finally we were treated to a cookery demonstration from one of Yeo Valley’s chefs. I’m embarrassed to say I don’t recall his name, but in my defence I was distracted by all the yummy noises. He showed us how to make a delicious green spelt risotto, how to prepare a whole salmon, a delicious sauce vierge to serve with the salmon and a lovely dip made with aubergine and yoghurt.
All the food was fresh and as locally sourced as possible, so despite full tummies from lunch we all tucked in. Heading home I was full, calmer and happier than when I arrived. Thanks to Yeo Valley for hosting us and providing such a fantastic day.