Sunday, February 23, 2014

Winter Breakfast in a Jar

reading time: ca. 1 min



adapted from Fee @rawfitandhappy 

Preparation time: 10 mins (+ overnight refrigeration for best results!)
Main ingredients: orange, apple, banana, dates
difficulty level: easy
serves: 1
suitable for: vegan, lactose-free, gluten-free, nut-free, raw food, and delicious "even so"

Friday, February 14, 2014

"Be Mine" Date Toffee Ice Cream with Cookie Dough

reading time: ca. 1 min

"Be Mine" for Valentine

Preparation time: 15 mins + 3 hours freezing time
Main ingredients: banana, dates, buckwheat
difficulty level: easy
serves: 1-2
suitable for: vegan, lactose-free, gluten-free, nut-free, paleo, raw food, and delicious "even so"

Yeah i know, it's V Day today, and even though i don't really like this commercialized "love" day, it was kind of fun to think of a nice raw-vegan alternative for this special occasion, so here's my happy & healthy Valentine's dessert: a soft banana ice cream with date chunks and cookie crumbles - to share with your loved one or merrily spoon down all by yourself :)

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

15 quick tips to improve your health

reading time: ca. 1 min

source: instagram

1. Drink lots of WATER. Start with 1 glass right after waking up.

2. Have a big BREAKFAST.

3. Get ACTIVE. Start each day with moderate exercise.

4. MINDFUL eating. Take your time and appreciate the smell, the taste, the texture, and of course the taste... ENJOY every bite :) *

5. Sleep is your best friend. If you're tired you are more likely to ditch the gym and make poor food choices. Get at least 7-8 hours of REST every night.

6. Do NOT diet. Ever. ** Do not (ab)use eating for choking your emotions or for trying to gain control over your life.

7. Eat REGULARLY. Aim to eat every 3-4 hours throughout the day, making a total of 5-6 meals per day.

Sunday, February 09, 2014

DIY Toilet Roll Animals

reading time: ca. 1 min

Making little animals from Toilet Rolls - whaat? I'm not joking, it's a great way to kill time, recycle toilet rolls and have fun :) Instead of throwing out your empty paper rolls, turn them into a Cardboard Zoo!

Self-Love Challenge

reading time: ca. 1 min

Hello lovely,
February is (annoyingly) known to be the month of love. But apart from romance and relationships with others, we should not forget that the most important thing is LOVING YOURSELF. 

That's why i'm encouraging you to join in on the so called Self-Love Photo-A-Day Challenge - i stumbled upon this only a few days ago, thanks to the lovely Joanna, meaning that i am a few days "behind", but who cares? Not only February is the time to love yourself, so no matter how late to the party you are, it's great you're at the party at all :) 

Let's all have some fun and get to know ourselves a little better!

source: instagram

Friday, February 07, 2014

Raw Vegan Tiramisu

reading time: ca. 2 min

Remember my Mum's no-bake birthday mango cheesecake? Well, now it's my Daddy's turn, and instead of the nutty fruity richness here's a fluffy, creamy and absolutely guilt-free Tiramisu for you!

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Maisy ❤ January 2014

reading time: ca. 3 min

It's time for my first monthly recap this year :) I promise, it'll be crazy this time. Let's go!

Read: The Daily Life of a Grandma and her Odd-Eyed Cat (2013)

I apologize for the absence of books in my "read" section, but since i've been working on my two seminar papers (don't have to take the Media exam again, yay!!) i haven't had any time to read ever since Christmas, so i have another news article to share with you instead. Not that it was actually any "news" - it's from last spring, but better late to the party than never, right?

So who is this old lady and the odd-eyed cat?