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!

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Matcha latte with almond milk – Matcha Cafe, Canggu Bali
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Acai Boost Smoothie Bowl- Matcha Cafe, Canggu Bali

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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.

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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.

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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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Gelato Secrets – Old Man’s, Canggu Bali

 

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The ultimate chia jug at Satu Satu – the reason why I get so excited for breakfast in Bali

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!

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Chia banana smoothie jug – Satu Satu Canggu, Bali

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.

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Old Man’s market, Canggu Bali

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!

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Batu Bolong Beach, Canggu Bali

Beach, fairy lights and live music at Batu Bolong in Bali

Every night in Bali is a goodnight to go out and enjoy the nightlife. If thats going out for drinks and going crazy at Pretty Poison, or if thats sitting on the beach in a Fatboy enjoying a local beer listening to live music. For the people wanting to do the first, I have something in store for you which I will be talking about in the upcoming blogs! But for the people wanting to chill on the beach, watch the sun go down and get that Bali vibe I have just the place for you!  

 

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Batu Bolong beach, Canggu

 

The beach named Batu Bolong in Canggu is always full of people and there is always a great vibe. In the day its a great surfing spot, but stay a little longer in the evening and you will find yourself sitting in a Fatboy watching the sunset with a beer in your hand.

 

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Batu Bolong beach, Canggu

 

Live music is being played and the Bob Marley records are coming out. This whole vibe is just magical. With the sound of the sea crushing against the sand in the background, you tilt your head backwards and look at the stars, thinking “I am never going home”.

 

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Batu Bolong beach, Canggu

 

If you are loving this spot but are starting to get hungry you can either eat on the beach or you can walk up a few meters and you will find a place named Old Mans in which they serve amazing food and drinks. Its also a great spot with the best atmosphere and lovely people! So don’t even get changed and stay in that bikini, and get your booty down to the beach to enjoy one of many Bali’s summer nights!