Diet and Food

Our Vegan and Vegetarian Menu

At La Mezquita, food and healthy living is fundamental to our beliefs. That's why our Chef ensures you get all the nourishment and nutrients that you need. We use only locally sourced vegetables and products for our culinary delights. Food is available at all of our retreats, and it is always included in the price.

Vegan and Vegetarian Menu

Detoxing

Completing a detox diet in the days leading up to the ceremony will be beneficial. However, if this seems too strict or unmanageable, you can have a more relaxed approach. Have a good breakfast and eat light the day of the retreat. Avoid meat and processed food.

Detoxing

Ayahuasca Preparation

The ayahuasca diet typically involves abstaining from certain foods and substances in the days leading up to the ceremony. This diet serves several purposes, including purifying the body, enhancing receptivity to the medicine, and minimizing potential interactions with ayahuasca.

  • Alcohol and recreational drugs:
  • Caffeine and stimulants: Can increase heart rate and blood pressure
  • Spicy, oily, and heavily processed foods: Hard to digest
  • Fermented or aged foods: Contain tyramine, which may interact negatively with MAOIs in ayahuasca.
  • Sexual activity: Conserve energy, focus on spiritual preparation.

These guidelines help in purifying the body, enhancing the receptivity to the medicine, and minimizing potential interactions with ayahuasca.

Ayahuasca Preparation