Why we should all drink Matcha and never miss a sunset in Bali
Don’t we just all love waking up on Sunday mornings. Whether its a rainy day and you cuddle up a little more into your warm and comfortable bed sheets, or when the sun is shining and you take a big stretch while enjoying the view out of your window.
Today I started my Sunday with a nice stretch and a delicious breakfast overlooking the beautiful rice fields of Bali at one of my favourite cafes named Matcha Cafe. I love to go here in the morning and get one of their amazing matcha lattes. I find it to be the best energy source on an early morning and it actually gives you more energy than coffee does. (Don’t get me wrong, I am still a coffee addict. But I am a matcha addict too!)
Matcha is filled with antioxidants, in-fact it has seven times that of dark chocolate and sixty times that of spinach! It is also known to be an anti-ager, lowers LDL ‘bad’ cholesterol, supports weight loss, it detoxifies and its very high in fiber which stabilises blood sugar levels. It also consists of amino acid L-theanine, which combined with the naturel caffeine found in the powder creates a slow release of energy over the next 3-6 hours after consuming – unlike coffee which releases energy in more of kick form leaving you feel energised for about 1-1.30 hours.
So on days like today I love giving my body some good energy before hitting the gym!
To built up my energy I enjoyed a ‘Acai Boost Matcha Smoothie Bowl’ with on the side a Matcha Latte with almond milk. Giving me a satisfied feeling full of healthy nutrients that are slowly releasing energy making me ready for another kick-ass day!
When you will visit Bali you will see and experience many beautiful things. But there is one thing you will always have to remember. Never miss a sunset. Every sunset in Bali is more beautiful, colourful and breathtaking than the other. Enjoy an evening surf or just sit on the sand waiting for the sky to turn even more pink and for the sun to drown into the sea. I will never get used to its beauty.
From the beach we made our way to get a well deserved vegan pizza! But make sure not to get too distracted by the smell of fresh pizza as you might have to stop for a family of cows to cross over the road! Isn’t this what makes life in Bali so beautiful? People don’t stop and shout for the cows to move, people actually stop and let them take their time to move across the road safely. Its what makes life so much more peaceful and respectful. This is one of many reasons why I love Bali. No stress, no worries but respect and happiness.
After all its Sunday-funday right? So whats a better way to end the day with a delicious vegan pizza Marinara and to finish of with one of my favourite vegan ice-creams in Canggu! At Old Man’s you find THE most delicious sorbet ice-cream, which include surprising and vibrant flavours! My favourites? Coconut Pandan and Mango – which is by the way the most amazing combination! Definitely a must try for when you book your own ticket to Bali!
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