11 April 2020

Botanical Detox : our recipes for you to taste at Home

Eugénie is one of the most beautiful Wellness Heavens in Europe. As Michel Guérard created in the 1970’s the very first gourmet healthy cuisine, named “Cuisine Minceur” (slimming cuisine), we have keep our healthy food offer always evoluting ever since.

this Spring, we are delighted to share with you a sample of our delicious Botanical Recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A food routine we designed with love and respect for the surrounding Nature and our guests’ new expectations for yummy joyful plant-based meals.

Cacao Chai Infusion (Breakfast)

  • 1/2 litre water
  • 2 tea spoons cocoa nibs
  • 1 tea spoon cocoa powder
  • 3 crushed cardamom seeds
  • 15 gr grated ginger root
  • 25 gr coconut raw sugar

Gather all the ingredients into a saucepan and heat to boiling. Let it boil gently for 3 minutes. Filter and pour the infusion into a thermos bottle. Sip it slowly and indulge this healthy hot chocolate.

Maracuja Twist Botanical Cocktail (Lunch)

  • 1 1/2 ripe pear
  • 20 gr grated ginger root
  • 10 gr grated fresh curcuma
  • 1/2 passion fruit
  • 5 cl coconut water
  • 5 cl coconut milk
  • 1/4 lime

Blend together the pealed pear, ginger, curcuma, coconut water and coconut milk. Season this fruity mix with lime juice and pour into a large glass. With a spoon, spread the passion fruit seeds at the surface of the cocktail and enjoy !

Forest Walk Broth (Dinner)

  • 1 l water
  • 200 gr button mushrooms
  • 150 gr cepes or wild mushroom (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/2 yellow onion
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 tea spoon extra virgin olive oil
  • thyme (1 branch)
  • laurel (1/2 leaf)
  • 2 crushed garlic cloves
  • salt & pepper

Slice thinly the mushrooms, onion and carrot. In a large pan, heat the oil and cook very gently (low heat and lid) the vegatables for 10 minutes. Add the garlic cloves, thyme, laurel and water. Allow it to boil (very subtle boiling on low heat) for 1h30. Add salt and pepper according to your taste. Filter and serve.

Cuisine Botanique exclusive recipes created by Michel Guérard & Eugénie’s Chefs

New Age Detox and Fasting Retreats in South West France:
Why not enjoy a full week of Botanical Cuisine, yoga, indulging body rituals and rest in Eugénie ?

Along with the well known “Les Prés d’Eugénie”, we also run an enthralling french health-centered Company since 1947.  Our company operates 20 medical spa centers across France and treat 200 000 patients on a 3-week-retreat basis, every year, for obesity, joint and bone pains, neurological troubles, respiratory pathologies, venous disorders and post-cancer recovery.
Thanks to the expertise on chronic diseases, aging process and stress impact we have gathered  over the last 70 years, Eléonore & Adeline Guérard (daughters of Michel Guérard and now at the head of Eugénie) decided to adapt this expertise to create pleasurable vacation programs for the mind, body and soul. These “new age” healing holidays are available for french speakers only, so far. Because we blend an enriching array of cognitive and physical activities such as Chinese Medecine, Yoga, Botany, Walking, Nutrition workshops, Sophrology and Hypnosis, we treat the health of our guest with a comprehensive and benevolent holistic approach.

Starting in June 2020, these SOURCES Healing Holidays are available in 2 formats :

  • 6-night Detox Week
  • 10-night-Fasting Retreat

For the guests who do no speak french but wish to enjoy the Botanical Cuisine routine, we offer “a la carte” Detox Retreats. A bespoke program including Detox meals, walks, hot spring treatments and exclusive detox rituals such as “Belly feelgood ritual”, massages and Colonic Hydrotherapy. Please feel free to email our Reservation Department.



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