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Restore Mind and Body on the Holy River Ganges
Heritage River Journeys inspire travellers with their newly introduced Vegan and Yoga Menu. If in search of a holiday to re-energise mind and body while exploring India’s fascinating history and culture sailing along the Ganges, Heritage River Journey’s small luxury river ships offer a new wellness menu featuring innovative vegan cuisine as well as a variety of vegan milks, cheeses, smoothies and vegetable juices.
Heritage ensure their vegan guests enjoy a wholesome experience and are delighted to introduce an exciting variety of dishes to the inquisitive palate. Combined with a daily dose of sunrise Ashtanga yoga, guests will feel fully revitalised and ready to embrace discovering India’s past on this unique itinerary.
Indian culture has a long history of plant-based food, traditionally cultivating a host of grains and lentils to create an extremely diverse and nutritious cuisine that is delicious both and wholesome. Modern India has seen a move towards a more plant-based vegan diet. With a rich variety of indigenous ingredients like fresh coconut milk, almond and cashew nuts, a variety of seeds as well as fresh coconut oil and a plethora of pungent spices, Indian cuisine lends itself well to a vegan lifestyle. The Heritage culinary team prepare vegan cheese such as mozzarella, made from cashew paste and coconut oil as well as vegan milk from oats, cashew, almond and coconut every morning.
Menus vary daily with a host of nourishing grains and legumes, from lentils to millet, prepared in mouth-watering and diverse vegan dishes. On the breakfast menu, there’s a tempting variety of freshly prepared fruits and vegetables such as banana and chikoo smoothie blended with fresh almond milk, nut granola with shredded coconut, mango and papaya and even fascinating combinations such as beetroot and pomegranate juice. There are several tempting warm dishes from creamy porridge with honey and cardamom to coconut flour pancakes laced with date syrup. Lunch is a challenge to choose from delicious visual creations such as oven roasted beet, fennel and eggplant salad served with red spinach and sesame dressing, or rice noodles with a triad of carrot, courgette and beet noodles cooked with crispy green snow peas in a sweet and creamy peanut soy sauce. The menu carries Indian, Asian and Western influences to tantalise all taste-buds. Dinner choices vary from cashew-based tomato curry with grilled cauliflower, infused with saffron and cardamom to soyabean biryani which is a saffron-flavoured pilaf dish spiced with soyabean chunks. Rice pudding cooked in almond milk and flavoured with Pandan leaves is just one of the temptations on the dessert menu. On board Bengalganga, Ganges Voyager and Ganges Voyager II, a wholesome experience with a real introduction to the wonders of India awaits, where the sophisticated traveller can rely on Heritage five-star hospitality for every aspect of their journey of discovery.