Hey you lovely being sitting in front of the screen,
I am back from a very special roadtrip my people Anna and Elsa + moi went on! Without planning, we visited plenty of cities in western Germany we’ve never seen before! Most of them were true gems, super pretty and with a good vibe! We then slept in a forest, had campfires (who needs boys tho ;D) and indulged in the feeling of freedom and pure living. We ain’t need nothing more but the peaceful nature, a warming fire, filling food and our company… love it! Anyway, when I find the time (please be patient with me, I think I’m currently in my busiest phase of life so far) I’ll provide you with some phone snaps of our trip 🙂
Until then: 2 quick pics of my famous vegan glutenfree sugarfree buckwheat waffles. You are welcome 😉
Awww these days, when all you are craving is heaps of fresh, raw salad and you still got lots of homegrown sprouts in the fridge *___* A huge plus of summer is that I can have lots of tasty tomatoes without guilt (sometimes the craving during the winter is too strong but I know tomatoes are summer food only :X) and I don’t feel cold from a salad haha (this is actually a real thing in winter… ). Here I added avocado, corn, cucumber, cherry tomatoes and alfalfa sprouts and topped it with raw hemp oil and some italian herbs. Especially when eating raw (but not only), I really want my food to be organic, so this beauty here is all pesticide and GMO-free!
Try eating your salad with chopsticks, it is fun, takes longer, makes you appreciate and taste every bite more and leaves you replete quicker 🙂
just to prevent you from another “oh still that old post, nothing new on here, yawn”-moment ; a little update.
I spent the weekend in Berlin together with my dad and a big part of my family! We came together to celebrate my lovely cousin Claras birthday! For me, who watches every coin right know to save up money for amazing future trips (woooo) [trips in terms of travelling 😉 ] these three days were luuuux! Went to a vietnamese restaurant the first day, bought TONS of fresh local organic veggies from a little village shop to make a nice potato-swede-cauliflower-carrot casserolethe other day, vegan choc-mint icecream at night (don’t take me as an example kids) aaaand a raw vegan acai-bowl (best thing are the raspberries and raw cocoa nibs) + “Macao” cocoa with maca + glutenfree vegan cookie @ HOPE Superfood Deli. Deeelish guys!! So, as I said, luxury, and I am really grateful for the quality family time we had together 🙂
Right, now I really have to study efficiently for my upcoming exams and nutrition study! By the way: it is spring already (NUTS!) I love love love it! Favourite time 🙂 Alright, hugs to you, stay healthy, cheers Jula xxx
My beloved sister criticized that I don’t blog enough recently 😛 So here you go, a splendid picture of a smoothie bowl I had for breakfast some days ago, when I actually had time and fruits this day 😀 Well, let’s not exaggerate here; a smmmmothie bowl takes like 5 minutes MAXIMUM and for this one I only used one banana+frozen strawberries+mandarine for the smoothie and topped it with another banana, coconut shreds and hemp seeds!
Speaking of hempseeds..Let’s do some real talk about them! 🙂
According to purehealingfoods.com they are the most nutritious seeds in the world! They combine proteins, essential fats, vitamins, enzymes and minerals (phosphorus, magnesium, calcium,iron,potassium, manganese and zinc) in perfection! Additionally they almost lack any sugar, starches or saturated fats! It is said that they have many health benefits such as leading to lowered colesterol and blood sugar, weight loss, increased energy, rapid recovery from disease or injury etc pp.
You can do your own research, it’s mindblowing and Anna and I were astounded when she first read about it! Now I have them back in stock-finally. And I suggest to you to do the same 🙂
Started the day with a bowl of fresh local fruits (which looked so freakin juicy and yummy that I had to show you guys via pictures :D) and homemade vegan gluten free waffles with soy yoghurt and blackcurrant jam! This combo thooooo *____*
And because we like sharing I’ll share my rule-of-thumb recipe!
VEGAN + GLUTENFREE BREAKFAST WAFFLES
Pour some vegan milk (I love to use vanilla rice milk because of the flavor) in a measuring cup and sweeten with a splash of agave nectar. Then put in some spoonfulls of corn flour, so that the mixture is still very fluid. Add about 1 teaspoon of baking powder and a bit of salt and vanilla (if not already in the milk).
Then put in gf-flour mix (mine from Dr. Schär mainly contains rice and potato flour) until the mixture is thick but still pourable. Btw: you can mix any gluten free flours and just experiment. Buckwheat flour is really nice as well, giving it that grainy texture, just as ground flaxseeds or coconut shreds. Have I mentioned oat flakes instead of flour? Incredibly good! You see, so many options!!
Bananas work pretty well, too, so just try out what you like but always watch out for the thick yet pourable texture!
I guess, this was the most unconventional recipe of all times hahah, I basically said : take milk, baking powder, flour and some substitutes of your choice, mix until thick and smooth and bake until ready 😀
Long lives the testing (cruelty free of cooourse)!
Went to Anna’s place again and we had so much fun doing anything and everything! As soon as we didn’t know what to do we did something spontaneously. Like going for a swim even if the weather wasn’t that inviting. Or changing my look completely. Hold on.
In between we had the most delicious lunch/dinner(breakfast/midnight snack ever, mashed potatoes with garden peas, red cabbage and onion sauce. So german and all vegan and gluten free HAHA! Just amazing guys.Then movies, meditation, cycling the town in the heat and feeling like being in Australia, deep talks in the kitchen etc etc 🙂 Oh yeah and a big makeover. As I announced on my Instagram few days ago I wanted to cut my hair shorter… well, in the end Anna did. Minus 20 centimeters minimum! 😀 It just feels so guuuud. Sometimes you can have gorgeous long hair but not vibe with it. This is better 😀 Love you hair, you’re even prettier now(and so alternative 😛 )
More photos of me and my new haircut coming with the next post!! ❤
So we’ve got a cut little BBQ grill for our balcony. Because balconies are such a blessing during german summers and we kind of want to live out there throughout the whole season!
The free magazine SCHROT UND KORN (www.schrotundkorn.de) featured some badass veggie BBQ recipes, like this grilled asparagus or soft sweet potatoes, filled tomatoes and chickpea salsa. Goes perfectly along with a seasonal salad like rocket with strawberries *_*
1: Here we’ve got the sweet potato “steaks” loaded with guacamole and seasoned chickpea-soy yoghurt-mix (season with garlic, lemon juice, p+s, chili flakes) So so sooooooo good!! However, the sweet potatoes take ages when put on the grill in their raw state. Maybe it’s best to cook them 2-3 minutes before grilling 🙂
2: Grilled quinoa filled tomatoes – heaven! Fry some onion in coconut oil and add a little bit of coconut milk (optional), then mix with cooked quinoa and chili flakes. Wowowow. The coconut gives this whole composition a “ahhhh, mhhh, what is that gorgeous taste” effect! Try it and love it 🙂
Mornings like this *_* I usually have pure and raw fruits on my empty stomach in the morning, first thing after the fast the body does over night. Incredible health benefits, even plays a huge role in preventing and curing diseases such as cancer! Sometimes, after digesting the fruit portion, I love to make myself waffles. Well, more frequently than “sometimes”. But they are gluten free, vegan, sugar – and fat free, is there still guilt? NO! All is well especially with homemade vegan chocolate spread (I blend up cashews and hazelnuts together with cocoa, agave nectar, vanilla, plant milk and a bit of coconut oil)! Have a lovely sunny summery successful happy productive relaxing bright day!! Love and light to you guys ❤
As I am working from home it really feels the same, whether it is a official holiday or not, but I am using the long weekend to get some things done with other people. That’s why I’m heading to Berlin tomorrow to meet up with Anna and another friend, gosh, we see each other so rarely atm, but we are still deeply connected which makes it easier 🙂
Yesterday evening I went to Ultimate Frisbee the second time, alone, mixed with 20 or so students that I didn’t know. Well, it went super well! Believe me when I say that I haven’t done anything nearly as exhausting as this for a very long time… but our game was wrong haha and I even scored a few times 😀 Besides, the team spirit is really special… really good! Unlike when climbing or canoeing or cycling, you really are part of a team and have to “Work” close together! Bought a frisbee now and am ready to challenge Lotte next week haha ❤
1 banana, handful pineapple chunks, handful frozen berries, hot water (to defrost) topped with cacao, orange, pineapple, walnuts,coconut and berries!
This was my breakfast, smoothie bowls (and any kind of bowls) are just so photogenic! Apropos photos… there may or may not be new ethical clothing outfit pictures up here shortly! ❤