Wherever I go I have always been the biggest smoothie bowl lover. Somehow I always manage to find myself an Acai bowl but if not I just make my own! Lately my obsession has become a lifestyle and I now have lots of different smoothie bowl recipes I love to make daily for myself and for everyone around me!
Just for you guys I have decided to make a special selection which are released in the form of an online flash cookbook! Here you’ll be able to read about my favourite smoothie bowls, including the ultimate ‘Nutty Chocolate Dream’ bowl – trust me, you’ll want to know all about this one!
I love the South of France for it’s warm colours, it’s cosy atmosphere and it’s beautiful scenery. I come here very often and that’s why I am so happy to have found this little gem in the middle of Saint-Tropez! Apart from the beach of course this will be the spot where you’ll find me! Enjoying my Açai Bowl in the sun while watching people go past through the stunning streets of the city.
This cafe that I am so in love with is called Açai Spot. It’s a little cafe in the middle of a cute street near the water. It’s the perfect spot to quickly pick up some breakfast or a quick snack. Or if you got some time sit down with your freshly made Açai bowl and enjoy the view.
What’s so special about this place is the fact that everything they serve here is 100% natural, has no sugar and absolutely no animal products in it. All the dishes are home-made, high quality and made with pure love. But it’s not only the dishes that are 100% natural. You are sitting in a complete natural environment! The bar is made with organic material and even the plastic bowls, cups and cutlery is made with compostable ‘plastic’. Meaning when a bowl or a spoon is placed in water it will dissolve over a short time – happy days for Mother Nature!
What to have
My absolute favourite and of course the first thing you have to try is the Açai Bowl (S €13/L €16). The amazing thing is that you can put together your entire bowl. Starting with a base you can choose between coconut, pitaya, Açai Pure and Açai Energy. Then choose the fruit you want it mixed with and finish off with the toppings! Different types of fruit, seeds, quinoa flakes and so on. If you order large you are in for a treat as it’s prepared to be a full meal. With lots of protein and amazing vitamins and minerals you have yourself a healthy boost that both your body and mind will love!
The quality of their ingredients and Açai is truly impressive. In fact, you’ll even see people from Brazil licking their lips when they leave with their very own bowl. One thing is for sure, they have some kick ass açai with which they make a kick ass bowl!
If you are an Açai freak like me this is also a great spot to take some high quality Açai home with you. They sell large bags of it in the cafe which are amazing. They also have snacks made daily such as delicious Energy Balls, which are great to take on the go! You can also order a fresh cold soup, juice, vegan protein smoothie or a ginger health shot if you are feeling extra healthy!
I truly love everything about this cafe. The natural and cosy atmosphere, the sweet and comforting people and of course the high quality and delicious products and meals. Their focus is ‘to inspire people to make decisions for a healthy and balanced diet by offering products aimed at their well-being’. All this with a little fun and sweetness added!
Where to go
Açai Spotis open everyday from 7am -7pm and their address is 15 Rue des Remparts
Im the biggest breakfast fan and I love coming to Peloton Supershop to fulfil all my breakfast dreams! This cafe shows anyone that vegan food is vibrant and delicious! Its a plant based cafe combined with a bicycle store, yep, you heard that right! “Would you like a bicycle with your coffee sir?”
When you walk in you immediately feel at ease as the staff welcomes you in with a smile. You can feel the relaxing atmosphere and the smell of coffee hangs as a cloud in the air. You notice that its an artistic but fresh interior as your eyes make their way around the cafe. A bicycle hangs on the wall and rustic stairs lead to a second level which is designed with a cosy wooden interior. Everything about this cafe feels like its at ease, its cosy, fresh, and beautifully designed!
The food they serve is so vibrant and full of different colours and flavours. For breakfast I love to get one of their delicious smoothie bowls! The ‘Green Bowl’ is my favourite! (60k Idr/3.70 Euro) Not a great breakfast fan or a not really a morning person? No worries, they are also open for lunch and dinner!
One of my favourite vegan burgers is served right here! The ‘VEG OUT BURGER’ is fresh, crunchy and delicious! This burger is served in a green spirulina bun! (70k IDR/ 4.40 euro) Another great burger is the ‘Rendang Burger’ which is made out of jackfruit! This has a slightly more meaty texture but is full of strong flavours!
I often order a quick health shot just to do my body a favour! Today I chose a ‘Moringa Shot’ (15k Idr/0.90 Euro). It might not have the best taste but tilt your head and give your body the goodness it deserves! Moringa is full of vitamin A, vitamin C, protein and calcium! Its a natural energy booster, lowers blood pressure, anti amatory, immune booster and it improves digestion! – What more do you want!
Make sure to visit this cafe when finding yourself in Canggu, its a treat for both your mind and body! Delicious, vegan and healthy! Enjoy!
Acai berries are famous for their incredible medicinal properties and are considered to be a super-food! They are grown on acai palm trees in the rainforests of Central and South America. These little berries have much in store and should be part of your daily diet! Here is why!
They are loaded with antioxidants
Acai berries have more antioxidant content than any other berries such as cranberries, strawberries or blueberries. Its mostly due to this high amount of antioxidants that it has so many health benefits.
Promotes heart health
Due to the high amount of antioxidant they help control your cholesterol levels, which promotes into keeping your heart healthy!
They are also very rich in sterols which help the circulation in your body, overall blood composition, and the relaxation of your blood vessels.
Has anti-aging effects
The antioxidants also help slow down or even reverse the aging processes, which is caused by oxidative damage to your cells.
Acai berries increase your body’s energy levels! Helping to improve concentration, reduce fatigue and release feelings of tiredness.
Improves mental health
The many antioxidants found in acai could improve the damaging effects of inflammation and oxidation in your brain cells as you get older, which has a bad effect on your memory.
Helps boost your immune system
Acai’s phytochemical’s helps to strengthen your body’s cells. This assists into fighting any bacteria or infections.
Helps weight Loss
Acai berries help you lose weight due to its high level of antioxidants which reduce your cholesterol level. It also helps to cleanse your body of toxins that may have accumulated through a bad diet.
Promotes skin health
Acai berries increase the regeneration processes in your body. It may help reduce wrinkles, age spots and helps to keep your skin stay firm and healthy. This is due to its high levels of iron, vitamin C and fatty acids.
Helps your digestion
Acai berries are considered to be a natural digestive cleanser. It helps to remove any toxins and waste from both your kidneys and liver.
May work as an anti-cancer
Acai berries have shown potential as an anti-cancer agent, especially on areas as colon and bladder cancer. They have high levels of Vitamin C, ellagic acid and antioxidants which help reduce cancer growth. A study even found that the berries killed up to 86% of the cancer cells when applied directly on leukaemia cancer cells.
These are some of my favourite ways of adding acai berries to my daily diet!
Green acai bowl
1 cup fresh spinach
1 cup fresh kale
1/2 small banana
100g acai berry pulp
1/2 cup frozen mango chunks
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
Add all ingredients together in a blender and blend until smooth. If you feel that the blend is too thick add a little more milk. You do want the texture to be smooth and in-between scoopable and drinkable.
Add any topping that you may like! Some of my favourites are:
Mix all ingredients together and drizzle over your salad!
100g acai pulp
1 cup of spinach
100ml coconut milk
1 small chopped shallot
200g unfrozen acai pulp
Chopped mint leaves
1 tsp lemon juice
Salt, pepper – season to own taste
Warm up some coconut oil in a pan. When hot fry the shallots until lightly golden of colour. Then add the acai pulp and season with salt and pepper. Lower the heat and stir until the texture is creamy. As last add the freshly chopped mint!
Drizzle this fruity sauce over any dish giving to add a little extra flavour kick!
All images shot with my beautiful Leica Q – who never leaves my side!
Waking up in Bali is never a bad way to start your day.. but to add a little more perfection to my morning routine I love a good cup of coffee. I am pretty sure I have developed a coffee addiction over time, but common, isn’t coffee the answer to everything? Stressed morning? Have a coffee. Happy morning? Celebrate with a coffee.
Apart from giving us that energy boost we need on a Monday morning it is also proven that one to two cups a day is actually very healthy! (Hallelujah!)
A few of these health benefits include that it may lower the risk of type 2 diabetes and cancer, the caffeine can help you burn fat, it protects the liver and it contains several important nutrients, including Riboflavin, Pantothenic Acid, Manganese, Potassium, Magnesium and Niacin.
(If you are at this point of reading the article I will just give you a second to get yourself a coffee!)
However, with a good cup of coffee comes a yummy breakfast! The most important meal of the day! I am a big breakfast lover and so I love to try new places. But today I went to one of my favourite places for breakfast in Canggu, Satu Satu! I love their coffee and they make the most beautiful and delicious smoothie jugs! The chia smoothie jug is my favourite!
With our tummies satisfied and full we made our way to Old Man’s where they have a market every last Saturday of the month. They sell everything from organic granola, to beautiful jewellery, clothes and home-made cakes. There is a great atmosphere as you see surfers joining in the crowd after a surf session at the beach located a few meters away. Dogs are playing and suddenly appear rolling around from underneath the tables. The music is setting a happy vibe and people are making their way through the vibrant coloured clothes.
We made our way to the beach where we sat down and enjoyed the view of the waves being ridden by surfers. The heat was overwhelming and the sand burns your feet. So what’s better then getting cooled down by a cold fresh coconut! Lift your feet up and enjoy your Bali days!
As you might know I have been waking up in Bali for the last month! And currently I live in a trendy place named Canggu. Its also known as a surfer paradise but in between the palm trees and surf boards you will find the cutest cafes! Here they will serve home-made, organic, fresh, vegan and all kind of different and healthy products! For me this is food paradise!
And as you might know my favourite time of the day is breakfast time! – I get wayyyy too excited!!
So I thought I would share with you 4 of my favourite cafes to enjoy a good and healthy breakfast at!
This cafe serves amazing meals that are made of ingredients that are sourced from local farms as well as being organic and home made. They definitely serve the best matcha! Which they use in all kind of ways! Enjoy a matcha latte with home-made coconut milk or start your day with Matcha Nutella pancakes!
This cafe serves only delicious vegetarian meals! Under the palm trees you will enjoy a chai latte with home made almond milk! Order one of their amazing freshly made açaí bowls topped with tropical fruit and home-made granola and enjoy the view over the rice fields!
The Spicy Coconut only serves vegan meals made with local products. The cafe is extremely cute and the food is delicious! The perfect place to enjoy a healthy breakfast or lunch! Order the ‘Power bowl’ in order to start your day of with some good energy!
This cafe only serves meals that are plant based and focus on being planet friendly! Within the cafe you will find a bicycle shop which just adds a little fun but also adds to a conscious lifestyle! Their food is amazing and the atmosphere is lovely!
If you think that I should try a specific cafe or you have any tips comment below! Let me know where my next breakfast should be! X