… and about the lovely exceptions in life
Many of my friends ask me these days “So what is it all about? Are you on a diet? Is it a detox you’re doing? How can I join you, but first I have to go there and there and attend this and this.” etc. Guys, stop! You know what? The easiest moment to start is always NOW 🙂 We are all humans with better days and worse days and having an exception here and there doesn’t mean that you can’t start with a healthy lifestyle every day. So, no – this is not a diet and not a detox. This also doesn’t start and end again. What I try is to change my general eating style to an healthier one, to reduce sugar, animal produce (meat, fish, dairy), wheat, coffee and alcohol on the one side and increase health veg, fruit, grains and proteins (nuts, beans, seeds) on the other side. Not because it’s a diet but it’s decreasing inflammation, risks of cancer, allergies, diabets and many other diseases of nowadays’ society. But mind you – this doesn’t mean I restrict myself all the time! Once I treat myself with an exceptional dinner in a nice restaurant I love to enjoy my fish or meat or cheese (oh this list can go on and on!) from the bottom of my heart. But in the end it’s all about the intention to then come back home and continue with something healthy the next day (or the next meal if you decide to spoil yourself with an occasional cake in the afternoon 😉
Once you changed and restocked your pantries it’s super easy to create all the yummy meals which are not only good for you but also really good for you body. So remember – try to keep the balance of 60(up to ideally 80)% of alkalising meals – 40(20)% acidic foods. Get yourself a book (I wrote about my favorites in this article), get into the topic and you’ll see this lifestyle is not restricting – it’s extremely intersting, tastes delicious, inspires you and the most it’s FUN!!
One of this week’s highlights was this beautifully looking bfast, which could easily be served as a dessert too. It’s super yummy, easy to make and very versatile – you can play with the ingredients depending on your mood or what you have to use up!
Oats & chia pudding
What you need
(for 2 persons)
- 2 table spoons of chia seeds
- 4 table spoons of organic oat flakes
- 1 cup of nut milk of your choice (I took coconut) plus a splash of hot water
- goji berries or other dried fruit
- organic vanilla essence
- cacao nibs
- a tiny bit of agave, maple or other natural sweetener of your choice
- some fresh fruit (I used apple & oranges, but feel free to take strawberries, mango etc.)
- coconut flakes
- a bit of cinnamon
What to do
Mix everything but the fruit and cinnamon in a small blow. Make sure to stir it a couple of times. Add the milk and some hot water so the oat flakes are soaked up nicely and stir. Let it stand while you go have a shower and get ready (20min at least or do it night before and soak it over night). Finish with chopped apple & orange (or other fruit of your choice) and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
HHHMMMMMMM!!! My love P called it the bfast dessert – I hope you like it as much as we do ❤
Love & sunshine