Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Improve your digestion

  • 1 tbs unpasteurised Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 glass of water

Drinking apple cider vinegar in water can help to naturally improve your digestion

Raw, unpasteurised apple cider vinegar contains the mother. The mother is the cloudy strings of naturally occurring pectin and proteins that form during fermentation. Filtered and pasteurised vinegar will not have this and lack the enzymes and other nutritional properties in raw ACV that have such a positive effect on the digestive process.

Real apple cider vinegar, like this organic version on the image above, contains valuable minerals and trace elements, LDL cholesterol-lowering pectin, fat burning acetic acid, anti-viral malic acid, live enzymes, amino acids and many other beneficial nutrients.

When you drink apple cider vinegar regularly, ideally before each main meal, your digestion improves and you naturally begin assimilating more from your food. This can also reduce hunger and help with losing weight. 

Vegan pancakes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup flour (gluten free or regular flour)
  • 1 cup chickpea flour
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Instructions:

  1. Mix all ingredients together using a whisk, except vinegar. When your pancake mix is smooth, add vinegar in the mixture. 
  2. Preheat your cast iron skillet over medium heat. You want it warm but not smoking hot. Oil should not smoke when added to the pan.
  3. Drizzle the surface with oil and use a paper towel to wipe away excess. Then scoop about 1/4 cup of your pancake mixture onto the pan. Cook until bubbles appear and the sides are beginning to dry - about 3-4 minutes. Cook for another 2-4 more minutes on the other side.

What was my first yoga class like?

I remember walking into my first yoga class, it was a Yin class actually. I was quietly getting emotional at the back when the teacher started talking about mindfulness, self-love and permission to let go.

"Wow… - I thought - you don’t often hear this kinda stuff in life."

“Give yourself permission to do nothing” - she said.

“Can I? Really? Is it ok if I do something just for myself, without an agenda or a to-do list?”.  

I left feeling calm, open both physically and mentally. A seed has been planted that day.

Of course, everyone who comes to a yoga mat has a different story.  A different connection to yoga and what it means to them.  It’s quite personal, really and yet very community focused. I don't know if yoga is for everyone, but I do think that everyone should have something just for them. Something that makes them feel the way yoga makes me feel. Alive, calm and connected.

This is what motivates me every day to get out there and give the chance for people to observe, breath and reflect. Sometimes it is getting active, sometimes it is letting go. I believe that being calm and embracing your yin side is just as important as getting out of your comfort zone, embracing the yang by giving yourself a bit of a challenge. 

Vegan Parmesan

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup (90 g) raw cashews
  • 3 Tbsp (9 g) nutritional yeast
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a food processor and mix/pulse until a fine meal is achieved. Store in the refrigerator to keep fresh. Lasts for several weeks.