Health & Wellbeing: Gaia & Selini Restaurant
Homegrown fruit and vegetables
Visit our vegetable garden next to Zenia Yoga deck where we grow our own fruit and vegetables. We use these wherever we can in both our restaurants Gaia and Selini. These fruit and vegetables grow free from fertilisers and pesticides. Our olive tree groves provide us with pure and nutritional olive oil, as referred to by Ancient Greeks as ‘liquid gold’. These olive trees grow naturally and have been around for generations, producing full-bodied olive oil, the perfect accompaniment to our hand baked sourdough bread.
Smoothies and Juices
Our Wellness Drinks Menu offers an extensive range of smoothies and juices, the recipes of which have been put together to provide great tastes as well as nutritional value.
Our Cacao Iced Coffee is a favourite and for good reason! Mixing banana, almond milk, raw cacao and espresso for a healthy iced mocha. Perfect for an afternoon pick-me-up.
The Bee smoothie is based on local ingredients and the goodness that the local bees provide, containing Greek yoghurt, cinnamon, tahini, honey and bee pollen for a creamy and sweet smoothie.
A great smoothie that supports the immune system is our Tropical Superfood smoothie containing superfoods such as baobab and spirulina. Baobab has high levels of vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, potassium and phosphorus. It can lower blood pressure, increase bone strength, is high in antioxidants, boosts the immune system, promotes growth and repair and has anti-inflammatory properties. Additionally, Spirulina contains incredible levels of nutrition and is local to Greece. It has high levels of protein, Vitamin B1, B2, B3, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium and Manganese. There has even been evidence to suggest that Spirulina may be one of the most nutritional food on the planet, gram for gram.
Our juices are equally nutritious and refreshing, especially our Herbal Retreat. We use detoxifying and stimulating herbs from our garden to help to increase the metabolism, help the digestive system and have an anti-bacterial effect on the body.
Organic herbal tea
We have created separate herbal tea mixes for digestion, balance, relaxation, antioxidant and detox and support for the immune system. These can be served hot or cold, depending on your mood.
Vegan and Vegetarian options
Our menus have a wide range of vegetarian options as well as vegan options. Our vegan quinoa burger is a must-try for all dietary requirements. The vegan chickpea salad is a delicious option for lunch and the home-made spinach tagliatelle is a great vegetarian option in the evenings. Our sauces and dips are completely homemade and are fresh each day. The favourite dessert for both restaurants is our vegan chocolate truffles which are beautifully rich and creamy as well as a healthier dessert option.
Local Organic Wine
Kefalonia is well-known for Robola, an increasingly rare and noble grape variety. A fresh vivacious, crisp white wine including notes of citrus, peach and apple. Complex, balanced and dry, with an orange blossom nose and a long finish. We have several locally sourced wines particularly from a local winery that uses all the traditional methods of production. All local wines are organic and have a beautiful complexity due to the unique, high altitudes of the island.
Herb Infused Cocktails
We infuse the alcohol used for Selini and Gaia’s specialty cocktails ourselves. These infusions are made from herbs picked from our gardens, giving a fresh and clean taste.
Help yourself to our infused water with lemon and herbs, available at both Selini and Gaia bars throughout the day. Lemon water offers many health benefits, some of which include vitamin C, regulating blood sugar levels, promoting weight loss as well as improving the metabolic rate, helping to prevent kidney stones and aiding with digestion.