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BURSTS OF NATURE

 

Hey guys! Long time no see! Back at Uni, changed job and working on Peaches, life has been crazy lately! But I can’t complain… I love it!

Last week the guys from Bumble Zest were kind enough to send me some healthy shots to try (with the amount of work and lack of sleep I’ve been having lately, this is perfect right now).

So I received this beautifully wrapped box with two of their Calm & Comfort and Propelย & Protect bottles. Both of them vegan of course! This drinks can be taken as shots or diluted in water, I personally rather to drink them with water as it tastes a bit like a sports drink I used to love when I was little called “Gatorade” but way more natural a healthier for you! ๐Ÿ™‚

My favourite? I can’t decide (although I have a bit of a love thing with the Chamomile, Lavender and Spirulina shots :P) . I love the fact that the ingredients are not many and I actually know what each of them are. I’d definitely give this a go if you are looking for a health boost, trying to include more nutrients into your ย diet or if you simply love a sweet drink that is good for you!

Have a great week!

See you soon xx

Nurii.

PS: Check out my friends from Bumble Zest’s Instagram:ย HERE

Link to their website:ย HERE

HEALTHY ENERGY FLAPJACKS RECIPE

Happy Monday!! I hope youโ€™re enjoying the goodย weather (not today tho), I definately am!

Today Iโ€™m bringing you a new delicious, yet healthy recipe ๐Ÿ™‚ As you may know, Iโ€™m always on the run and I often find myself getting an energy bar between breaks. Donโ€™t get me wrong, there are loads of vegan natural bar brands that I adore but also some of this brands can be a little bit expensive and some of them are packed with oil, salt and preservativesโ€ฆ I thought, why not make my own energy bars? If youโ€™ve been following me for a while, you probably know about my โ€œenergy balls recipeโ€ and how much I love them, but this time, I wanted to try something different.

I came up with a super low fat Flapjack Energy Bar recipe and guys: Iโ€™m in love. I already ate like half of them since I made this recipe (about 3 days ago).

For this deliciousness you will need:

– 1 1/2 CUP of organic oats

  • 1 TBSP goji berries
  • 1 TBSP organic cocoa powder
  • 200gr organic medjool dates (about 12 dates)
  • 1 TBSP chia seeds (I get mine from GRAZE –> click here to buy)
  • 3 TBSP soy milk or oat milk (I only had soy in the fridge so thatโ€™s what I used)

PREPARATION:

On a bowl add your TBSP of chia seeds and 3 TBSP of water, mix well and leave a side for about 5 min. The water will make the chia grow and for a thick gooey paste, we will use this as our โ€œeggโ€ to make sure everything sticks together. Did you know Chia Seeds are super rich in Omega? ๐Ÿ™‚

Next, dip your medjool dates and goji berries in a cup with warm water and leave them for a bit so they hydrate and are easier to blend. After a few minutes, rinse your dates and goji berries and blend on a food processor with 3TBSP of soy milk, until you get a creamy thick paste like this one:

Now itโ€™s time to make the magic mix! On a big bowl add your oats, cocoa powder, your chia egg and the creamy date/goji paste . Mix well until you achieve a โ€œflapjack dough consistencyโ€.ย 

On a rectangular container (make sure you can put it in the freezer) you will put some parchment paper and add your mixture. Then you will spread it until itโ€™s all compact and uniform. I recommend you leave about 1,5cm of thickeness. Freeze overnight.

The day after you will wake up to a bach of about 12 flapjacks. You just need to cut them into nice looking bars!

What I like to do is wrap them in individual packages so I can take them with me on the go or give them as a gift so someone ๐Ÿ™‚ For the packages I used parchment paper and some hemp cord (which you can re-use afterwards if it doesnโ€™t get messy).

I hope you give this recipe a try and please let me know in the comments below if you have any questions, or just to say if you liked it! See you soon in another post!

Have an awesome week! ๐Ÿ™‚

xx

Nurii.

Brunching with Ben & TOBI

TOP: TOBI / JACKET: GREENCOAST / SHORTS: TOBI / SHOES + BAG: PULL & BEAR

Heya guys! Welcome to another post! ๐Ÿ™‚ The truth is I’ve been trying to upload the photos for this post since Saturday evening, but my photos were too big in size and therefore it took me ages to get them all in the post!

So, on saturday, Ben and I decided to go brunching atย Palm Vaults for the very 1st time and oh boy… I have to tell you, it’s my new fave cafe spot in London. If you, like me, love pink, plants, creamy lattes and aesthetically pleasing spots, then this is theย place for you. Not only their menu is mostly vegan, they have the most beautiful dishes and drinks! And YES! they taste amazing too!

I don’t know about you, but I love to ask for lots of different dishes and share them with Ben so we get to try a big variety, that’s what brunch is all about as well, right? ๐Ÿ˜› Here is what we ordered:

  • Pink Pitaya Smoothie Bowl (filling, refreshing and perfect for that IG picture)
  • Chocolate Vegan Mini-Cake (decorated with some gold coated hazelnuts, strong and lovely)
  • Orange + Rhubarb Vegan Mini-Cake (my favourite thing from everything I tried, A-MA-ZING)
  • Matcha Tea Latte (Ben had this, I’m not a fan of tea lattes, but he loved it!)
  • Lavender Cafe Latte (yes, it still has the coffee taste, but they sweeten it up with some agave and add lavender to it, so LUSH, but I’d recommend order something savoury to go with it ๐Ÿ˜‰ )
  • Avocado on Toast (we added sundried tomatoes – #foodporn)
  • Almond Butter, Berries, Bananas… on toast (It’s got a really cool name which I forgot, but would be my ideal breakfast every morning, sooo good and filling!!)

I guess you can tell that for sure we’ll be back and I’ll spam you again with photos of this place and it’s amazing food. If you noticed that in the title I said I was brunching with Ben and Tobi, I was actually not joking. TOBI sent me some beautiful pieces that I chose from their website last week and I decided to style them on saturday for my brunch trip with my boyfriend ๐Ÿ˜› I’m so in love with this american brand and so happy to be able to collab with them. Definitely check their clothes out, I want the whole website in my wardrobe <3

Check TOBI: HERE

Palm Vaults Instagram: HERE

Hope you have an amazing start of the week! I’m gonna go back to the gym tomorrow and kill it!

GYM DURING THE WEEK, BRUNCH DURING THE WEEKENDS ๐Ÿ˜‰ (this will be my new motto)

Bye-bye! See ya! Hasta prontito! ๐Ÿ™‚

xx

Nurii.

nanabar

Heya!! Happy Monday! Today I finally had some quality time with Ben and we both decided to go and check out this new pop-up ice cream shop in Shoreditch: NANABAR. I found this place on Instagram about 2 weeks ago and I couldn’t be happier that finally someone decided to open a nice cream shop in London! Just on time for this super hot weather. If you are not vegan, you might haven’t heard about the term: “NICECREAM” well, it basically stands for ice cream but without the cruelty that dairy brings, that’s where the word “nice” comes from… and I guess it’s a way of calling a vegan ice cream differently, especially when it’s made of frozen bananas, like these guys you’ve just seen in the pictures. We actually had lunch there and I couldn’t even finish my serving! They have a flavour each day of the week and today we were lucky to try the “Strawberry Shortcake” one, with an extra shot of peanut butter ๐Ÿ˜› (really recommend adding the PB) I could go on and on on the benefits and coolness of these kind of ice creams and this place, but I really think you should try it for yourself ๐Ÿ™‚ (FUN FACT: this was the first nice cream I had in my life that I didn’t make myself!, crazy right?)

Ben and I can’t wait to be back! Oh! and hurry, because their pop up store will be open just for 3 months!

Check out their Instagram: HERE

Have a great week! ๐Ÿ™‚

xx

Nurii.

BACK IN LDN AND FRESHER THAN EVER

Good Afternoon guys!! boy… it’s been a few hectic months! Trying to get a degree whilst working part-time ain’t easy at all. Last month I finally finished my 1st year of Uni, turned 21 years old, celebrated like crazy and went travelling for 3 weeks. Yes, a lot of things for just a month, right? The truth is, I enjoyed every single minute of my beloved June this year… I don’t want to rant too much about my travels as I’m planning on posting exclusively about them in other posts ๐Ÿ˜‰

So now that I’m back in London and free from Uni you might be wondering what the hell am I doing here and not back home in Tenerife? The answer is: I’m working on loads of things! Exciting projects and collabs coming! ๐Ÿ˜€

When I arrived from the airport the other day I got home and had no food in my kitchen but some muesli, jam and some new J.F Rabbit bottles waiting for me in the fridge ๐Ÿ˜› The J.F Rabbit team were so lovely to send them to me a few weeks ago and of course, I had no time to try them, until now! ๐Ÿ™‚

If you saw my earlier post about them on my blog, you’ll probably know how much I loved the idea of VEG infused waters. They now rebranded their packaging and drinks and sent me their new collection for me to re-review, if that makes sense? ๐Ÿ™‚

The first thing that surprised me was that there was no Beetroot Water anymore! and they swapped it for this Carrot Water with Orange Blossom ๐Ÿ˜› Another thing that they’ve improved is that now all of their waters contain your daily dose of Vitamin C and Zinc! so if you are worried that you aren’t getting enough of it or want to get some more benefits from your amazing drinking habit, one bottle will be good for the day!

So, my personal review tasting wise would be pretty similar to the one before but with a few changes.

The cucumber water tastes literally like if the bottle had cucumber slices inside. So fresh, and no celery after taste!

The ginger water tastes pretty much the same as the one before and I have to say: it’s my favourite!

The carrot water is in my opinion much nicer in taste than the beetroot water and rather than drink it straight, I’d like to try it on soups!

As I said in my previous review about this brand, I think this would be the perfect idea for those of you who find it hard to drink water because you might not like the taste of plain water or you just can’t catch the habit, maybe you find one of these you really love and you can stay hydrated at all times? ๐Ÿ™‚

Thank you to J.F. Rabbit for sending these to me, I’m so happy I get to share these amazing finds through here and can hopefully inspire you to achieve a healthier lifestyle ๐Ÿ™‚

#PowerOfVeg

See you in another post!

xx

Nurii.

Check J.F Rabbit Waters HERE

Read my earlier review about them HERE

NECK PAIN TAKEAWAY

Hello! If you actually had a look at what time I’ve posted this you’re probably wondering why the hell am I still awake at 2.30am blogging junk food on a weekday? Well… *story time*

The truth is I’m still up because I literally can’t sleep thanks to a horrible neck pain. This morning I woke up at 7am as usual, had a TREK bar, got my workout clothes on and went down to the gym. Everything was going great until after about 20min of doing my daily workout routine, I was doing sit ups when: “snap” a horrible sharp pain went through my column to my neck and left me paralized on the matt. I literally thought I broke my neck, the pain was (and is) horrific! I managed to very carefully pick up my things and go back to my studio and call my parents as I was pretty much unable to move and my neck hurted so freaking much. After talking to my parents and following their advice, I realized how stress has been piling up lately and I’ve been so tense that that’s probably what caused this. So I’ve been here, in my bed, all day long…

I couldn’t go to Uni and I couldn’t do all of the things I had to do outside including my weekly food haul…

So I thought as I didn’t have any food in my cupboard and even lifting a hand makes me ache, I got a takeaway! If you know me you know how much I love my healthy meals and if you know me really really well you probably know that I’ve never ordered a takeaway by myself. Yep, Alien here, I know.

The truth is, I love to make my own meals and eating out or getting a takeaway is something I’d call a “treat” and I always do it with someone else. But today, there was no choice.

So I headed to Deliveroo and opted to order Gourmet Burguer Kitchen. I figured out it would be a super easy order as they actually have a 100% vegan burger in their menu and I didn’t even have to worry on asking for special things. So I got the “Dippy Hippy” burger which consists of a ย pan-fried bean patty, beetroot & mint hummus, avocado, piquillo pepper, salad, relish and sourdough bun and I also ordered Skin-On fries as a side. As I’ve had this burger before and I looooved it, I opted to take out the mint hummus as in my opinion it doesn’t go very well with the burger.

And I mean, what else can I say? you know the rest…

One thing came to the other and me and my burger made out. Sometimes you gotta treat yourself, right? ๐Ÿ˜‰

If you’re vegan, vegetarian or a meat-eater I strongly encourage you to try this burger, it’s seriously amazing!

And if you fancy some money off your next Deliveroo order, CLICK HERE!

Good Night!

PD: Also, if you have any tips/natural remedies on how to get rid of this horrible muscular pain, let me know in the comments below! I’d really appreciate it! ๐Ÿ™‚

xx

N.