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Happy Sunday Sunshines!! 🐚
Something super beautiful happened to me yesterday. We went to the beach in the morning and right when we were about to leave this old man comes up to me and asks me to take a picture of this business card that he was carrying with him. And in my past I would have probably just said no and walked away, but something told me to listen to what he had to say. He then started to explain what the website was about and suprisingly he was talking about things which I was already really interested about, such as (peace, freedom, happiness, finding out who you really are etc.) Once he was done talking though, I figured that this would be the perfect time to share something I was really passionate about as well. So I started to talk about veganism and told him that this lifestyle would really resonate with the things he was already passionate about, which was being more loving, compassionate and just feeling good in your own body. Long story short, we ended up talking for an hour and it was one of the best conversations I’ve ever had, mostly because we were both open minded to what each of us had to say. I ended up recommending him a vegan documentary and he told me to check out this website he was talking about. This conversation gave me truly hope for humanity, because if we could just be more open minded and listen instead of constantly talk and argue, this world would be so much more peaceful. 🙏🏽💓

Matcha & Cacao Energy Balls
This was yesterday‘s pick me up snack. Matcha powder is an amazing substitute for Coffee but without the crashings. 🍵⚡️ If you are looking for a delicious, easy and healthy way to fuel up and snack, you are going to love these! 🍃
This is the recipe ↓
Makes 12 Energy balls
• 1 cup rolled oats
• 1 tbsp hemp seeds
• 7-9 medjool dates
• 1 tbsp flaxseeds
• 1/4 cup coconut flakes
• 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tbsp Matcha powder
- 1 tbsp Cacao powder
1. Pit your dates and place them into a bowl with hot water. Let sit for 10 minutes, then drain well.
2. In the meantime add the oats into a food processor or high speed blender and blend until oats form a fine powder.
3. Once the dates are done soaking add the remaining ingredients to the oat flour and blend until well combined.
4. Spoon out a tablespoon of mixture at a time and roll with your hands into small balls.
5. Cover each ball with matcha powder or cacao powder or both.
6. Enjoy warm or place in the fridge to set for 30 minutes. Store in container in fridge for up to a week.

Throwback to almost a year ago.🙈 It‘s so mindblowing to me when you look back at old pictures of yourself and notice how much you‘ve changed not just in your appearance but also you as a person. I feel like I was a complete different person in this picture and even though it can be quite embarassing to look back at your old self, I’m also really grateful to my old self because it made me who I am today. And probably in a year from now I will look back at myself today and say the same thing.🤷🏼‍♀️ But that’s ok because we humans are constantly evolving & growing and that‘s something beautiful. One of my favorite quotes is "We cannot become what we want by remaining what we are."👣💓 Btw I just posted a new Youtube video about How I Healed My Gut. Link is in bio.✨

I‘m all about boho decor and lots of green plants 🌵🐚🌙 Styling our apartment the way we like has been taking us a lot of free time but I loved every single second of it, because for the first time I was able to create a space that is truly me. Almost every single thing that you see in this picture we got from @homegoods. They sell unique pieces for a lot cheaper than usual and most of them are also made by artisans from around the world. I wouldn‘t call myself a minimalist, but I do try to purchase only things that have a use in my home. I also believe that "once we give up being attached to physical possesions we find the time and freedom to follow bigger dreams."🌎👣 Anyway, Chip & I are wishing you a Happy Wednesday!! 😽 #homedecor

Ali & I treat ourselves every weekend with fresh bread and other indulgences like this vegan chocolate croissant. Bread is not bad, it is only bad if you eat it with no limit, like we do. 🙉 That’s why we only buy bread on the weekends otherwise we would be eating it non-stop. Lol 🥖🤤 But seriously now, the freshly baked bread with homemade cashew cheese and avocado was so good!! Will definitely be making it again. (Cashew Cheese is in my "Recipe" Highlights). Who else has a bread addiction? 👅

Green juice 👅🍃 Can’t believe I’ve waited so long to make my own juices! Ever since my juice cleanse, I’ve been incorporating a lot more green juices into my diet. They make me feel super refreshed, energized and light afterwards. And since I’ve been eating a lot more raw foods lately, these juices have been perfect! ✨
One of my favorite juice recipes is this green juice. It’s made with: 2 cups spinach, 1 piece of cucumber, juice of a lemon, little piece of ginger, 4 celery stalks and 1 apple and some ice to make it extra refreshing. If you don’t have a juicer (like me) you can also make your juices in a blender, in that case I’d suggest to also add 1 cup of water to make the blending a little easier. 👌🏽 All you need to make your juice in a blender is... a blender 😛 and a cheese cloth or (I used to use an old t shirt). But I recently bought a real nut milk bag which you can use to make nut milks, juices, yogurts and cheeses. Let me know if you want me to put the one I have in my story. Happy Monday! 😊 #plantpowered #greenjuice

I challenge you to write down all the things that your body does right. I am grateful that I can walk, sleep, eat, smell, see, hear, think and talk without any help. Let‘s take a second and think about what a priviledge it is to be alive & healthy.✨ Our bodies are miracles, and that’s also why I decided to nourish mine with life and not with death.🌱🍌

To be honest I never imagined myself with a cat and neither did Ali. So here’s the story how we ended up with Chip. 😼 Everythig started a couple of months ago when I came across @kittenxlady instagram page and fell in love with her kittens and the work that she does to help orphan kittens. Anyway, I started to make some research about cats, and I noticed that all the myths about cats not being friendly etc. were simply just myths. So that’s when I started to annoy Ali with the "I want a cat" talk. And obviously he said no.. But as we all know if a woman wants something she will get it. 😆 So even though he kept saying "no", I kept pushing and annoying him everyday lol. And then one day I suggested to go to the animal shelter and just "look around the shelter". Which in my language means "we’re gonna get a kitten"! So we went and as I planned he fell in love with the kittens! 😝👌🏽 We actually ended up going there 4 times because he couldn’t decide on a kitten. And the 4th time I said "enough" and I just picked the last kitten left which was my little Chip. 💕 Do you have any pets? If yes what‘s your story! I wanna know. 😊

I love being lean & healthy! 😊 I used to think that being lean was only possible by starving yourself or working out like a superhero. But I quickly found out that it‘s just about finding a diet & workout routine that works for you and consistently following that routine. And that‘s why it is so important that your diet and fitness routine are sustainable! Don‘t set yourself impossible goals. Yes challenge yourself but make sure that your routine & short term goals are doable. As time goes by you will notice that you will get better at what you do and it will become easier and that‘s when you can adjust your goals. And also remember it‘s all trial & error and success is normally found in a pile of mistakes! ✨😘 #HappyFriday #Plantpowered

One of my favorite quotes by Marcus Aurelius. ✨📝 "People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast or in the hills.. There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. So constantly give yourself this retreat and renew yourself."
I give my mind retreats through meditation, yoga practices, letting my creativity flow, sleep and good food which heals my body, soul and mind. ✧ ⋆ ☾

Morning Warrior Smoothie bowl🥦🤤
Smoothie bowl was the first healthy dish I discovered and started to make on a daily basis for myself. I love the fact that you can create your own flavors and decorate it with different toppings such as fresh fruits, nuts and seeds. And did I already mention that it’s so simple to create one of these bowls? 🙈 The only important thing that you need to make a SMOOTHIE BOWL is a food processor or a blender. And to be honest it doesn’t have to be a professional one. I started to make mine with a super old blender and it worked perfeclty (just be patient and experiment around with the consistency). For example to make it smoother, add more dairy free milk or to make it thick & ice creamy like add none to only a little liquid. :) ~ Recipe will be in my next YOUTUBE VIDEO 💋
TAG someone in the comments who might find this helpful. ✨

I thought it would be fun to share some random facts about myself. So here they are. 🤗💕

❅ 1. I can fall asleep anywhere at anytime. It literally takes me no more than 2 minutes to fall asleep. I guess I’m a lucky gal. Lol
❅ 2. Besides veganism I‘m super interested in what‘s going on in politics as well. (I mean who isn’t with all that’s going on right now?! lol) 🤡
❅ 3. I can’t fake my facial expressions, if I don’t like something you can see it on my face. Can be a good and sometimes a bad thing though. 🙈
❅ 4. I can’t drive and don’t have a driving license either. And to be honest the older I get the more I’m scarred of driving a car especially here in Florida.
❅ 5. One of the reasons why I left Switzerland is because of the sad & grey weather in fall & winter. It made me so depressed and sad. 🌧

Leave me a comment, what’s a fun/random fact about you!
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