This seed gives you LIFE!

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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 🙂

 

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My weekend

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My weekend  was so different somehow haha! Like normally when I am alone at home I’d spent lots of time inside doing nothing… especially when it’s 30 + °C outside – pretty reasonable, huh? But this time I did a lot of stuff..

On friday evening I went to Lottes (ex-) place to help her renovate a bit. This is where I spotted the beautiful flowers btw *_* Also, isn’t the quality astonishing for an iPhone 4?

When we finally finished we went back to mine, we had the place to ourselves, made a delicious veggie lasagne with cheeeeese (vegan ofc) and then watched “How to be single”. I watched it with Anna before and it was so hilariously funny I watched it again with Lotte.

On saturday I thought I could finally take a look at a climbing centre in Leipzig… I went climbing every other day in Bristol and haven’t used my gear ever since. Anyway, every circumstance spoke against going on that day, it was frickin hot outside, it was getting late, I could have gone the next day, I had no-one to go with, I would have had to cycle for 30 min. BUT I just couldn’t stand that feeling of “doing nothing and feeling bad about it” anymore, so I JUST WENT. On my own, and yeah, it was fun! I bouldered a bit, inspected the centre (which is amazing) got 3 decent blisters and went back after like 40 minutes 😀

Later Lotti and I wanted to meet up for a picnic in the park where a free open air classical music festival took place, but when I arrived it started to POUR, I was completely soaked after 3 seconds, no kidding!!! But it was warm and utterly energizing, such a good feeling!! Drenched like after a good shower I cycled back home and had my sushi without company haha, but the little trip was worth it anyway!

My hands, or rather the open blisters, hurt so much but thats part of the deal. They’ll heal quickly. Today I cleaned my room, got rid of unused stuff, sorted my wardrobe and then cooked dinner for my family – wedges with a stir fry (pak choi, broccoli, mushrooms, onion, soy sauce)  and guacamole *_* They loved it and so did I, now we are gonna enjoy a quite and cozy evening with reading and cuddling.

 

 

When rain -> indoor picnic

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Because we are celebrating a birthday today, my beloved sister and I were wondering what to arrange. Actually we planned a dreamy, boho-like picnic in the park with cake, beverages, music and activities like frisbee or any other kind. Impractically we have continual, monsoon-like rainfalls since tuesday and it didn’t want to end today. So, prepared for that, we slightly changed plans and decorated our living room to create that picnic flair – just indoors. We all loved it 🙂 Wild flowers, leaves, CAKE, candles, fruit, guitar (and piano-not quite possible in the park 😀 ) lots of blankets and 1 trillion cushions! On the TV we had a 8 hour forest video from youtube haha, giving us that outdoor feeling. The birthday “kid” loved it as much as we did and the surprise was pleasant and successful!

Btw, these brownie muffins are so easy to make and super rich and satisfying!
Just sift together 1,5 cups (gluten free) flour, 1 cup whole cane sugar, 1/2 cup cocoa powder, 1 tsp baking soda and a pinch of salt.

Then add 1/3 cup canola or coconut oil, 1 cup cold water, 1 tsp vanilla and white vinegar. Stir in chocolate chips and bake for 35-40 minutes at 175 °C! Yummy!

Recipe found here

 

Balcony BBQ

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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 *_*

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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 🙂

First vitamins, then waffles

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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 ❤

Long weekend (+smoothie bowl)

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 ❤

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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! ❤

 

SUGAR(free)BABE

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Awesome yet so simple lunch! Boiled potatoes with Mango-Papaya-Curry paste and “egg-salt” (Kala Namak salt), cherry tomatoes and fresh parsley! Many carbs, low fat. Reminder to myself: decrease bad sugar and fat intake! And eat as much as you need – not less, not more! Motivation Saturday haha! Haven’t had cocolate tonight… success! 😀 (I am not saying that one should be restrictive [as long as it’s nutritious food], I just know that sugar is highly addictive and bad fats really do nothing good for your body, so I want to be able to live happily without them 🙂 It’s really just the temptation because “healthy food” is actually 1879725 times better and tastier! 🙂 )

Also I was driving today, first time in Germany since forever! Feels good to overcome such fears (however, rather respect in this case) and to just DO IT! Because in the end you’ll be okay and get more comfortable every second. So in case that any of you guys fears driving a bit… it’s ok. The roads are wide and even. Try driving in Portugal haha! ❤

CHEERS; JULA

PS: Whuuaaa Anna (santigoldblog.com) just manifested meeting a musician (that she loves) personally! Read her story on her blog it’s CraZzzZyy!!!

Power Lunch (Recipe)

So basically this is what I eat for lunch everyday haha! It’s so good and satisfying, stuffing yet light!

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TOMATO-PASTA SAUCE (vegan, glutenfree, sugarfree, fatfree)

serves one person

150-200 g glutenfree Pasta
1/2 Zucchini / Courgette, finely diced
5 Mushrooms, sliced
Tomato passata (tomato purrée)
pitted olives (not the oily ones)
ground almonds / almond meal
some agave syrup or other natural sweeteners
Seasoning ( thyme, oregano, pepper, salt, balsamic vinegar)

➸cook the pasta until soft

➸in the meantime, stew the vegetable bites in a pan with the lit on -> take it off after like 2 minutes and fry the veggies (no oil required as long as there is some water left in the pan)

➸add the tomato passata and let it cook for 2 more minutes

➸ take the sauce off the hob and add thyme, oregano, balsamic vinegar, pepper + salt and the sweetener to taste

➸ add the sliced olives to the sauce and combine the pasta with the sauce

➸ put the pasta + sauce in a bowl and garnish with ground almonds —> HEAVEN!

VEGAN SCRAMBLED EGGS??

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We’ve got lovely 14 degrees celsius today, which is always so inviting to put some extra effort in the breakfast-making and taking some snaps of the result before eating it right up!

So today I made myself one of the best cheap meals I had so far… Anna discovered that the consistency of roughly mashed chickpeas is super close to the one of scrambled eggs! Like suuuuper similar! So I scrambled the chickpeas in a pan, seasoned them with some oregano, pepper and finally EGGSALT!

This one is lifechanging so keep an ear to the ground: there is an Indian black salt, called KALA-NAMAK-SALT, which actually tastes like boiled eggs!!! And that in a delicious way! You can add it to avocado toast, tofu or whatelse and get a vegan scrambled eggs experience! Woohoo! I use this one.

Besides that I was having a smoothie bowl consisting of the ingredients shown above! Now I am probably studying a bit and practice drawing! Have a beautiful day : )