You might be wondering what is a Buddha bowl. And yes, it’s just a little hippie-ness for a bowl filled with nourishing and delicious food that looks like Buddha’s belly. Apparently. I actually just found out while writing this post. I love making Buddha bowls as they’re super quick and easy to make and anything that is simple, healthy and delicious is my kind of meals. It looks pretty on your plate with all the colors, which will make it even more enjoyable. If your food looks good, you’ll enjoy every bite even more and will digest it better.
And another good thing about these hippie bowls is you can basically throw anything you have in your fridge. I usually just use whatever leftovers I have mixed with some greens. You can either eat it cold or warm. It’s kind of a big filling salad. Just get creative and the more the colors, the better!
It’s also a good way to remind yourself to have some type of protein and fat with your meal.
Sweet potatoes and avocados are pretty much my favorites and are like a little slice of heaven. Avocados, that’s what I would bring on an island if I had to choose one food. You can make this as a side dish with some greens and is kinda perfect with guacamole for happy hour if you ask me!
Sweet potatoes contain vitamin A (beta-carotene), which is great to boost your immune system and for your skin, vitamin C, magnesium with relaxation benefits and are packed with anti-inflammatory properties.
Avocados are a great source of healthy fats, oleic acid which reduce inflammation and fibers. They lower your blood sugar spikes and keep you full longer which has also been linked to weight loss. They contain vitamin K, C, B5, B6, E, folate and potassium.
A little something to brighten your winter day!
These bliss balls were the first sweet treats I made when I started making some changes in my food lifestyle a few years ago. And they’re still one of my favorites. I often make them for my wild-hearted sessions and everyone loves them so I’m finally putting the recipe up on the blog.
I finally decided to write a post about my Bali wanderings and all the blissful places to go to and enjoy a delicious meal or two if you happen to explore that part of the world. It comes more than a year later, but as friends and friends of friends often ask me for the exciting places to discover while in Bali, I thought I’d finally write about my beloved island.
I spent 3 months on the island in 2014. Yoga Teacher Training. Exploring. Chillin’. Livin’. You can read about it here and here. It was a magical time. From immersing myself in a yoga bubble, experiencing life-changing moments, just listening to my heart and enjoying life. Bali has been my home and I’ve got a special bond with that place. My first trip there was a revelation- for my heart, purpose and desires. Some fairies must have been at work while I was there and sprinkled some magic dust on me. I found yoga, and soon after became a health coach and a yoga teacher. Entrepreneur in the making. Maybe one day it will all come to life in a book, who knows. In the meantime, here’s a few suggestions on where to go for that green juice or for that meditation spot or enjoying a magical sunset. I’ve mainly written about my favourite places- Ubud, Bukit and Gilis.
Being a health foodie, I’m always curious to try new health products and foods. So when I was contacted by Spiralps to try their “Spiralps detox plan“, I got excited!
I tried a couple of times to add dried spirulina in my smoothies, in powder form, but the taste was so strong and frankly horrible, that it was hard to drink it all up and felt like I wasted a good & delicious green smoothie. I didn’t get used to it so I switch to supplements and have been taking them every now and then.
This detox came up at a good time as Autumn was in full swing. It was a good time to prepare my body for winter and boost my immune system.