woensdag 20 maart 2013

Hippy loves: H&M Conscious Exclusive

H&M presents its Conscious Exclusive Collection.  Made from responsible and recycled fabrics and produced in a responsible way, definitely passed the hippy test :)!
The collection is glamorous, clean and very feminine. There is a men collection and accessory collection as well. The collection will be available from April 4, online and worldwide in about 100 stores.

maandag 18 maart 2013

Healthy hippy pt. 2: Water

Water makes up more than two third of our body, so its is important to stay hydrated!

Ten super cool H2O effects:
1. Water helps the waistline
2. Water increases your metabolism
3. Water can help control the calories
4. Water helps the skin looking bright and flawless
5. Water helps to energize the muscles
6. Water helps to clear out toxins from your body
7. Water helps to digest food properly
8. Water improves your workout
9. Water keeps your heart healthy
10. Water is a good appetite suppressant

So time to get hydrated! However drinking over 2 liters of plain water might get a little bit boring. But wait before you grab for a bottle of Cola, Fanta, or any soda (please, please don't). Try to pimp your water the healthy way, in the end your body will be grateful ;).

Easy water pimpin:

A few slices of Cucumber and some fresh Mint leaves

Slices of Lime and Lemon

 Blueberries, Strawberries, Starfruit and Raspberries

dinsdag 12 maart 2013

Bed time tip: Lavender

Lavender is derived from the Latin word lavare, which means to wash. Probably it earned its name because it was and is frequently used to purify and wash the body and mind.
Next to this lavender seems to trigger the tastebuds as well, in herbal tea, in cupcakes, and in ice cream.

But my fav lavender benefit would be its effects on insomnia. For a healthy and good night sleep just spray a little bit of lavender essence on your sheets and pillows, it works!

Sleep tight…

zondag 10 maart 2013

Healthy hippy

It's been a while ;)

Spring is just around the corner and oo boy am I excited for it, imagine how excited I am over summer. But… this long long winter has taken its toll on that beach body ;).
That is why I am turning things around, starting with a super healthy lifestyle. I am already a vegetarian for over 7 years, one of the best decisions of my life. Now I want to start focussing on feeling happy and healthy by eating happy food that is produced in a organic way, good for humans and animals and healthy food that does not only taste great but has cool benefits as well.

Some foodie facts to get inspired ;)

1. Avocado because: it lowers your cholesterol, regulates your blood sugar levels, prevention from breast cancer, anti aging because its incredibly rich in anti oxidants and because guacamole just tastes awesome ;).

2. Chickpeas because: They have an incredibly low GI so they'll keep you full, rich in fibers, full with proteins and increase a good night sleep because of their amino acids.

3. Apples because: an apple a day keeps the doctor away, decreases the risk for diabetes, detoxes your liver (especially after a long night of partying ;)),  boosts your immune system, apples can control your weight.

4. Raspberries because: they are incredibly rich in antioxidants, a great snack, no influence on your blood sugar, vitamin C overload, full of fibers, they are super tasty.

5. Oatmeal because: it keeps you full all day preventing you from an extravaganza binge, oats have a high concentration of well-balanced protein, cooked with soy milk, apple and cinnamon it's a real treat ;).