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Bali. Fruits. Matcha. Salt water

So, I am still in Bali…photo 1

… and I have no intention leaving right now.

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Life is just really good here and I feel happy and peaceful with myself and my surroundings (people, nature, energies) that it simply doesn’t make sense to change anything unless I wanted to feed my restless ego (that is still showing up here and there).
Everything is so simple: no clothes, no shoes, no make-up, no conditioner, no fancy food… just a bikini, shirts, shorts, coconuts, vegetables, fruits and chocolate (hey, I told you its paradise!!) and I am embracing that lifestyle to the fullest as it feels HEALTHY, PURE and EFFORTLESS – if you can improvise, wait, smile and sit with it for an unforeseen amount of time :-)

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Yesterday I woke up with a sore throat and not feeling 100%.
I didn’t bring my moms naturopathic medicine so I was left with what the island has to offer…
Thanks to my friends here at Swamis I found some “exotic” ingredients such as Manuka honey & raw tahini in the fridge and with the addition of some local produce I made my antioxidant – throat healing – breakfast bowl:


Fruit Salad with Tumeric – Honey & Tahini Dressing
(also great with coconut ice cream) 

2 Tbsp white tahini
1 – 2 tsp (Manuka) honey
50 ml fresh turmeric & ginger juice
100 ml warm water

Blend or mix all the ingredients to a smooth dressing (you can also triple the recipe and keep it in the fridge for a few days).

Serve with

fruit salad (pineapple, papaya, mango, watermelon, banana…)
sesame seeds




I am surprised that i have never thought of this combination before as I am surrounded with coconuts es masse here in Bali (and dates during Ramadan, too) but I think this is really one of my favourite Matcha drinks so far.
You can also make this recipe in less exotic countries, most Asian/Thai supermarkets carry young coconuts or you use the brown mature ones with the hard meat and just pour it through a fine-mesh strainer or nut milk bag after blending.

Follow the instructions to make Matcha koicha (thick Matcha)

Blend with 

1 cup ice cubes
1 cup fresh coconut water
1/4 cup coconut meat
1/4 cup soaked dates


I hope you can feel my positive island vibes wherever you are and get some inspiration to try one of the recipes.
Trust your heart, desires, “callings” and follow the signs of motivation that are given to you.
Simplify your life and you will receive an abundant of *** (you decide what you want :-) )

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