IMG_0286-768x1024

 Delicious and healthy chocolate coconut bliss balls from Jess 

These chocolate coconut bliss balls are a great treat that can be stored in the fridge for weeks! You can eat them as a per-workout energy snack, with your afternoon cup of tea, or even for dessert!

¾ cup pitted medjool dates
2 tbsp shredded coconut (plus extra for rolling)
¼ cup pecans
¼ cup sliced almonds
2 tbsp cocoa powder
½ tsp vanilla extract
pinch of salt

Place all your ingredients in a food processor and blend until it forms a dough. It should be soft enough that you mold it with your hands. (If it is not, add some extra dates)
Take a plate, and fill with shredded coconut for rolling.
Using the palms of hands, roll dough into small balls, then rolling into your plate of coconut.
Place finished balls onto a plate, and then transfer to the fridge to chill for 1 hour.

Enjoy!

Read more

DSC03400

This a perfect summer drink after a busy day at office – the caffeine free ice-tea helps to relax and detox your body. The ingredients are 100 % organic, healthy and sugar-free.

Ingredients

♥ 3dl cold TEATOX Daily Balance (if you live in Switzerland, order this delicious and healthy tea @ greenlane.ch

♥ 3 dl drinking coconut water

♥ A little piece of ginger

♥ Squeeze of fresh lemon juice

♥  1 tablespoon organic agave syrup (optional)

Instructions

Bring water to boil and place the tea and the piece of ginger in a pan. Let the tea cool down in the fridge. Once cold, add fresh lemon juice, coconut water and organic agave syrup. Enjoy!

Read more

 

 

 

 

 

13221587_1002075826548791_4074492875646739495_n

If you are a beginner in meditation, you may find it hard to clear your mind and to let go of your thoughts. If you struggle with thoughts that keep coming to your mind, simply
focus on a positive word like joy, love or gratitude.

Read more

 

 

  Quote of the week

If you don’t act on life, life will act on you

13100791_995851887171185_1606517248279043818_n

 

 

 

 

 

Spaghettti I

Capellini con barba di frate – Recipe of the week from the talented cook Laura

Every year in spring, it is time to scour the small vegetable shops of Zurich for an eatable succulent plant with a religious name. Barba di frate (salsola soda), ‘monk beard’ in English, looks nothing like a beard to me, but more like a mixture between a big bunch of chives and sea grass. It is, however, a great spring vegetable rich in Calcium that can be prepared in different ways. The stalks can be eaten raw, but can also be blanched in water for a few minutes so that they still have a bite. Alternatively, barba can be braised lightly in olive oil, which makes it taste a little spinachy.

 Read more

DSC03322

Whether you accomplished something or not, doing something good for yourself is always a good idea. Treating yourself helps to stay happy, motivated and adds variety into your life.

 Read more

I just treated myself to my new favorite spring nail color  – “What a girl wants” from Exurbe ♥ Exurbe is Swiss beauty label which respects the environment and animals. Their beauty products do not contain any harmful ingredients and are not tested on animals. Have a good weekend ♥

DSC03374

 

Read more

DSC03246

If your are looking for a truly inspiring and touching book, “Not For Sale” from Bobby Dekeyser is definitely a must read!

Bobby Dekeyser is the founder of the beautiful and innovative furniture label “Dedon”. He used to be a soccer player but after an accident he decided to become an entrepreneur. His personality is so inspiring: He keeps on moving forward and never loses hope. But what has touched me the most, is that he ALWAYS listened to his heart and he never sold his soul to anyone or anything! He writes that TRUE happiness is being free and pursuing your vocation – that’s sooo true!

 Read more