All posts tagged: Health

Amaranth Bites

I have quite the sweet tooth and really need to hold back on sweets like cakes or cookies to not eat them on a daily basis. However I find that if I bake or produce at home I enjoy eating sweets a lot more since I am in control of the amount of sugar and the quality of ingredients used. Puffed Amaranth Bites ∼ 12 Muffins ∼ 40 gr. coconut oil 60 gr. puffed amaranth 20 gr. chia seeds 40 gr. agave nectar / honey 3 teaspoons almond butter Melted chocolate for the topping Melt the coconut oil. Mix the amaranth and chia seeds together with the coconut oil, agave nectar and almond butter. Fill into muffin mold (I prefer the silicone type) and press the mass firmly and evenly into the mold. Cool the bites in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours and freeze them for about 15 minutes prior to taking them out of the mold. Slather the bites with melted chocolate and let them cool down once more.

December Baby

This is probably the most exciting news I’ll ever share! ⠀⠀ Our little family of two is growing and we expect a baby boy in December ♡ ♡ ♡ We are beyond delighted, grateful and in awe of this little miracle unfolding.   It has been quite a journey so far… from first nervous guesses on a Sunday with no pregnancy tests available due to stores being closed, to finding out while Yaron was still on a family visit in Colombia, to intense weeks of constant sickness accompanied by emotional rollercoaster rides to a – so far – very calm and content second trimester. From what I learned, it is lovely to connect to other peoples experiences when the first baby is due so I`ll share our baby stories here in a little more detail for those of you who are interested in following this journey. Much love from the three of us ♡

Spinach Coconut Soup

It`s this time of the year again where the days get shorter and we tend to spend more time at home, getting cozy. Soups are the perfect addition to one of those cozy days: easy to make, with a bare minimum of ingredients needed and so nutritious and delicious! This Spinach Coconut Soup will bring some color into a dark autumn day ♡ Spinach Coconut Soup ∼ Serves 4 ∼ 1 Onion 2 Small cloves of garlic 400 gr. spinach 1 Potato 200 ml. vegetable broth 400 ml. coconut milk 4 Teaspoons creamed horseradish Salt Pepper Finely chop the onion and mince the garlic. Peel the potato and cut into medium sized cubes. Sauté the onion, garlic and potato in olive oil on medium heat. Add the coconut milk and vegetable broth and bring to boil. Add the spinach and let it simmer on medium heat for 15 minutes. Purée the soup and bring to boil once more. Season with salt and pepper to liking. Serve with 1 teaspoon of creamed horseradish.

Workshop: Alignment Flow

Workshop Serie: Alignment Flow Nurture your body, feed your soul Guess what? I will be leading a workshop series together with this beauty at Patrick Broome Yoga Studios in Munich! Verena is not only an amazingly skilled teacher, she is also an adorable human being and together we will rock your world! In our Alignment Flow workshop series we will explore anatomical key points in the body: hips, back, neck & shoulders. In a flowing, yet alignment based practice you will tap into your very own anatomy and learn to speak the language of your body in a way that allows for healthy movement patterns not only in yoga but also everyday life.⠀ 15.9. • Happy Hips • PBY Schwabing • 2:30 – 4:30 PM 28.10. • Balanced Back • PBY City • 12:30 – 2:30 PM 10.11. • Stable Shoulders • PBY Schwabing • 2:30 – 4:30 P Price: Module 39,00 EUR, all Modules 109,00 EUR⠀⠀ For more info and bookings head over to Patrick Broome Yoga.  

Workshop: Yoga Basic

Have you always wanted to try yoga but didn’t find the right start yet? Or do you already practice yoga but want to fine tune your knowledge? In our 3-hour Yoga Basic Workshop you will explore the basics of Vinyasa Flow Yoga – from Sun Salutations to the meaning behind chanting “Om”. Vinyasa Flow is a physical, dynamic from of yoga, in which the breath is used to link one yoga posture to another in one fluid movement. We strengthen the muscles, improve endurance, balance and flexibility and close the practice with a meditation as well as final relaxation. There is no prior experience required and it doesn’t matter how fit you are – Yoga is for everybody. This workshop is the perfect introduction to the regular Yoga Basic class at YogaBee on Wednesday evening from 8:00 – 9:15 pm. Date: Sunday, September 16 Time: 1:00 – 4:00 pm Location: YogaBee Price: 50 €

Workshop Series

Workshop Series: Hips, Back & Shoulders In this three part workshop series we will be looking at those areas in the body that often feel tight or at times even painful: the hips, the back and the shoulders. Dynamic strengthening creates stability in the body and gentle stretches soften tensions – both elements at play in our yoga practice foster well-being and health in our body as well as our mind. Part I: Happy Hips In this workshop we will take a look at the biggest joint in the human body: the hips. Being the joint between out lower and upper body, the hips directly affect our spine and especially the lower back. Influenced by our way of life these areas feels often very tight which affects us not only physically, but also mentally: the hips are known to store unprocessed experiences as “body memories”, which often causes tensions and restrictions of movement in the body. We will take a short excursion into the anatomy of the hips before exploring the body in a Vinyasa Flow …

Orange Vanilla Chia Pudding

When living in LA you can’t get around Chia Seeds. They are virtually everywhere. I remember when a few years back my husband and I would not buy them when in Munich, because they were too expensive and hard to get by. A lot has changed since then and Chia Seeds are not only to be found in most stores, they also became affordable. However, it has taken me a very long time to prepare my first Chia Seed pudding at home. I’m usually feeling hesitant towards trends and prefer for the hype to slow down before I join the party. Chia Seeds are high in vitamins, protein, fiber, antioxidants and omega-3’s. Hence they make for a deliciously healthy breakfast that will provide you with a lot of energy to start the day. Plus, this will be most likely be the richest, creamiest, orangiest pudding you’ve ever had.   Orange Vanilla Chia Pudding ∼ Serves 2 ∼ 1 Cup of milk of choice 1/2 Cup freshly squeezed orange juice Zest of 1 orange 2 Tablespoons maple …