• Mango Lassi…

    …although not really but still delicious.

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    Mango Lassi for me throws me back to my time in Vienna where all we did was practice Yoga, cycle through the city, try every italian ice cream maker we could find & eat amazing meals including Mango Lassi.

    A Buddhist monk from the Himalayas once got me into a chili eating competition. No need to say that I lost. Mango Lassi to the rescue! My version is nothing as sophisticated as the original.

    A ripe mango, some kefir & water blended together to me is perfection.

     

    The perfect drink for the summer & to kill the heat from spicy food.

    Eat well

  • pick-me-up

    Inspired by an alcohol free cocktail served to me in Marrakesh, I put this afternoon pick-me-up together that I am sipping right now;) I also had a well deserved weekend afternoon nap before which makes it even better…

    No justification needed for a little nap. But…after my first more challenging yoga class following a six months break on thursday evening,  I wake up on Friday at something & 20 minutes, thinking sh…. I’m late for work. Shower (take an instant photo from the balcony, because it looks mystic and foggy) and rush to work.

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    I arrive over one hour early to a deserted building. It must have been 5.20 when I got up. No need to tell you it was a long day and something like this would have been of need:) I am making up for sleep and my favorite pick-me-up today.

    Lemon: Has a cooling effect, treats colds, is a good antiseptic, helps weight loss & so much more…

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    Mint: tones the digestive system, helps with excessive heat in the body, invigorates, promotes circulation of energy…

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    Ginger: Boost circulation, stimulated digestion & respiration & nervous system function….

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    Stevia: apparently regulates blood sugar (I mostly use the fresh plant since it has not been processed, I do have the powdered form too though)

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    Wash & cut & pour boiling water on top. Let it cool off a good deal before drinking. I like to crush everything a little…

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    I did add some coconut sugar, feel free to use honey especially in combination with the blood sugar balancing effect of the stevia. I will refill some water and try with a little dark honey from Portugal as a thunderstorm is preparing outside…great lazy afternoon;)

    honey from portugal

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    Drink well