Although I am a huge supporter of healthy foods for maintaining our health, I’ve come to realise there’s only so much we can do for ourselves with our diet. My 30s are only a few years ahead, so I’m trying to educate myself about anti-ageing as much as I can before it will be too late, haha! What I love about a Slovenian company Medex is not just their wide range of products mainly based on honey, but the fact that they have also created some powerful supplements that can help us maintain our youthful appearance. I’ve heard many amazing things about their collagen and I cannot wait to start using my collagen mixture Kolagenlift with vitamin C and hyaluronic acid. It is supposed to reduce wrinkles, improve the skin’s elasticity and have a positive impact on our hair and nails. Of course I will keep you posted and I intend to take it religiously for several months as I really want to see the end result.
Medex has also given me a promo code for my readers! You can use 98JDCKNU for a 15 % discount from their website until the end of 2017. And a cute idea for a healthy NY’s eve beverage: a Sparkling Collagen bubbly! These cute cocktails were served at the Beauty conference and they were a true hit. All you need to do is add one scoop of your favorite Medex collagen powder to your glass and top it with some sparkling water or sparkling wine. And it instantly turns pink, what a treat!
Today I’m sharing my favorite breakfast of this year with you: a healthy green smoothie bowl! This breakfast is so yummy and filling and will actually make you feel amazing for the rest of the day. What I usually do is blend some greens, such as kale or spinach, with a banana, some ginger and maybe a few pieces of frozen fruits. Then I toast a few tablespoons of rolled oats and coconut flakes with a teaspoon of coconut sugar to add some sweetness. When they turn golden brown, I pour my smoothie in a bowl and top it off with oats. I usually add some frozen strawberries or blueberries just to make it look a bit more special! Bon appétit :)
I’m a huge pie lover and since we’ve had an amazing weather in the last couple of weeks (this week excluded), I felt an extreme urge to bake. Pies, that is. ANY pies with a fruit filling! They are so easy to prepare, you just throw everything for the crust together and experiment with different sorts of toppings. So the first pie I made two weeks ago was a vegan and gluten-free sour cherry pie with coconut-chocolate frosting. I wasn’t particularly happy with the rice flour crust as it was too dry, but the rest of it was amazing.
For the sour cherry filling I used 450 g defrosted sour cherries, 2 tablespoons of agar agar flakes and 2 tablespoons of coconut sugar. I simmered them for about 10 minutes to let the agar agar flakes dissolve completely. Then I poured a slightly cooled filling onto the pre-baked crust. As for the chocolate frosting, I melted 100 g of a good quality dark chocolate and two teaspoons of coconut milk, I like this combo so much! I poured that on top and tried to cover the whole pie with the chocolate using a spatula. I put it into the freezer overnight and served it the next day. I love the combination of sour cherries and chocolate, it’s so refreshing and I love the fact that there is no additional sugar. Yummm!