New Year, a time when all the “new me’s” fill up our social feeds with resolutions to be better, happier and healthier humans. A time when the excitement of having a clean slate with new beginnings inspires us to become the best version of ourselves. Where the desire to curb some of the indulgent habits of the festive season makes a strong case to hop on the resolution wagon. And rightfully so, as there’s enough evidence to suggest that feeling happy and healthy is closely linked to the food choices we make.

Eating well without being extravagant, when all you want is something sustaining, comforting, and nutritious, is a task many people can find challenging. What’s more, the commitment to eat better while still caught up in festive activities can cause this resolution to be delayed by a few weeks.

But that’s why we’re here – to help you follow through with becoming the best version of yourself. Our recipe development is the perfect starting point, since growing into the person you envision yourself to be starts with your diet, and at PRIMI, we strive to provide wholesome recipes that don’t skimp on flavour. With fresh herbs, citrus highlights and gentle spices which embrace influences from the Mediterranean and Middle East, every dish sings with tasty goodness.

To help kick start the new you revolution we’ve created a well researched survival kit to get you through the festivities. It’s a pleasure.

The Babbelas Effect

Okay, so all you can think of is surviving your babbelas. Look no further, our cold pressed juice is heaven when you’re hanging. Filled with antioxidants, vitamins, rehydrating and detoxing elements, these will get you back on point in no time.

All Green:

Being all green, it should be no surprise then that this cold pressed juice is packed with all the health benefits green foods provide. Being low in fat and high in dietary fibre, these unassuming green goodies can significantly reduce your risk of developing cancer and heart disease, thanks to their magnesium, potassium, phosphorus and manganese properties. This apple, cucumber, spinach, mint and kale combo will keep you hydrated, flush out any toxins, as well as keep your eyes and skin healthy.

Vibrant Orange:

If green isn’t your colour, perhaps you’d prefer our invigorating carrot, apple, orange, granadilla and ginger pressed juice. From the orange alone, you’ll be treated to a staggering amount of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, B and A – which are all good for lowering cholesterol, blood pressure, as well as preventing arthritis and diabetes. With carrots and apples thrown into this mix, your skin, eyes and oral health are covered too. And let’s not forget the nutritional benefits of ginger, which provides a boost to your immune system, contributes to bone health, and also supports digestion.

Super Red:

If both orange and green drinks don’t do it for you, then super red’s got to be the one. Loaded with apple, raspberry, beetroot, orange, carrot and ginger, you best believe this cold pressed juice has all the stuff your body needs for combatting your babbelas – no matter how severe. With the combo of beetroot, orange and carrot, this drink is high in essential minerals like potassium and manganese, which is excellent for healthy nerve and muscle function, as well as promoting strong bones, liver, kidneys and pancreas.

Chicken or Fish?

Now that your babbelas is firmly under your control, next up: food. You need good oils and carbs to keep your tummy in check, and if life was all about choices, we’re making sure we have the best choices available to you. Try swapping your fries for side salads and instead of the lekker stone baked flatbreads, why not change it up for a protein-rich, lean meat? Goodbye carbs, hello greens! Strong is definitely the new sexy, and fear not, we got your back with our salad greens and low-carb menu options. We’ve got a whole menu full of this good stuff, but for this particular survival kit, we’re suggesting two meals to go with your cold pressed juice of choice.

Salmon Trout Salad

You may want to dig into a pile of greasy foods to line your stomach and intestines but it doesn’t have to be an unhealthy option. Skip the pizza and choose foods high in healthy fats, such as olive oil, avocado and salmon. Our Salmon Trout Salad dish has you entirely covered, with juicy smoked salmon, mixed greens and creamy avocado chunks, topped with cherry tomatoes, cucumber and red onion. Perfection.

Chicken Kebab

Not quite in the mood for fish? No worries – we’ve got a range of chicken dishes to ease any queasy feels. A good option is our Chicken Kebab. Skewers of flame-grilled marinated chicken, piquanté peppers and red onion will have you feeling better in no time. Served on flatbread with Persian salad, creamy yoghurt, and a herb and olive relish, your hangover will be long forgotten after us one bite.

There’s plenty more on the menu, from the indulgent SEARED FILLET, the CALAMARI & FRESH ROCKET and the classic PREGO CHICKEN to keep the energy levels up and love handles to a minimum. Don’t forget to look out for our new drinks section too for new cold pressed juices, flavourful iced teas and refreshing mocktails. Good luck and happy 2018.