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Mango Lassi

HAPPY WEEKEND Everyone! Today i am sharing another one of my favorite recipes, the most refreshing drink on earth „a MANGO LASSI“.

The mango lassi drink is a cross between a smoothie and a milk shake and is smooth, creamy, and absolutely heavenly! It’s a great refreshment throughout the year, for the whole family. My kids, especially my oldest son loves it as much as i do… For me it’s the perfect refreshment after a great morning workout. It’s very healthy for your skin and hair, because it’s made with natural joghurt and yummie mangos… It’s very easy & fast to prepare. I always add just a little bit of honey to make it a bit more sweet and choose low-fat or fat-free yoghurt to cut the calories.

 

Ingredients for 2 Servings, 10 min

1 ripe Mangos

250 g low-fat Natural Yoghurt

1/2 teespoon freshly squeezed Lemon

1/2 tablespoon Honey or Sugar , optional

50 g ice cubes (It is really refreshing if you add some ice cubes)

 

Directions

Cut the juicy flesh off the mangos (the riper they are, the better), leaving the stone in the middle and trimming away all the skin. Place the flesh and any juices into a liquidiser with the lemon-juice, yoghurt, ice cubes and 1/2 tablespoon of honey or sugar (if using). Blend approximately 2 to 3 minutes until smooth, have a taste, and add a little more honey or sugar, if needed. Serve straightaway.

Additional Notes: Some people like to pour the mango mixture over ice cubes instead of blending the ice cubes in the drink.

The Mango Lassi can be kept refrigerated for up to 24 hours.

Thank you for beeing with me today.

xx, Steffi

Top 8 superfoods for healthy Skin

Good Morning Everyone! I hope you all have a great week! Todays post is about the SKIN & HEALTH. All of us, regardless of age and gender, crave for healthy and great looking skin. The chilly dry wind, low temperature, low humidity and indoor heating that come with winter can play crazy on your skin, lips and other parts of the body.

It can leave your skin dry and flaky as well as cause a dull complexion, cracked lips, itchiness and skin irritation. Along with a proper skin care routine, you need to keep a close eye on what you are eating to maintain a healthy glow throughout the winter season.

Your diet can help protect your skin against dryness and ultraviolet (UV) sun damage, minimize wrinkles and other signs of aging, and promote smooth and glowing skin.

I listed 8 SUPERFOODS to keep your skin healthy, beautiful and glowing even during the cold winter months.


Walnuts

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Walnuts are loaded with natural fatty acids and minerals. They make your skin softer and even out your complexion. A handful a couple times a week will get you great results.

Salmon

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Salmon is one of the best food sources for omega-3 fatty acids, which helps keep your skin supple and moisturized. Salmon also has selenium, a mineral that protects the skin from sun exposure. The vitamin D in salmon keeps your bones and teeth strong and healthy, too. I love to eat salmon grilled in my pasta, with a salad, in sushi, or just with a side of asparagus.

Whole grains

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Not only are they good to maintain your weight, but whole grains such as barley, wheat, millet and corn are responsible for giving you glowing skin. Whole grains contain active components like rutin and vitamin B that give you clear and moisturized skin. I am eating whole grains with my cereals, whole grain bread and whole wheat pasta. I am also baking and cooking (for example pfannkuchen) with whole wheat flour instead of white flour. It’s way more healthy and (the most important thing) for my kids it is equally delicious…:-)

Avocados

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This truly is a miracle fruit. Not just the pulp, even the peel of avocados have high levels of vitamin B. Also high in niacin (b-3), it helps give you smooth, healthy skin and reduces the appearance of irritated, red or puffy skin. Avocados can be consumed in any way you fancy — chop them up and put them in a salad, blend them into a smoothie (i already posted a green smoothie recipe with avocados) or simply eat them as they are. I just love them sliced with some olive oil and salt & pepper.

Berries

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All Berries especially strawberries and blueberries are rich in vitamin C and antioxidants that combat free radicals and that make your skin glow, and also have nutrients that prevent you from future breakouts. I prepare fruits for the whole family almost every day, just as a snack, as a breakfast with some yoghurt and musli or as fruit smoothie.

Yogurt

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Yogurt is a staple in most Indian homes, so without realizing it, this wonder food is working secretly to make you look better. High in fibre and protein, yogurt creates more firm and elastic skin. If you want to boost the benefits, try Greek yogurt as it contains more than two times the amount of protein and fibre as regular blends of yogurt.

Tomatoes

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Tomatoes are the best source of the anti-aging antioxidant lycopene. Surprisingly, lycopene in tomatoes is more easily absorbed by your body when it is cooked or processed. So canned tomato sauce, tomato juice and ketchup are a very easy way to eat/drink tomatoes.

Mango

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Mangoes contain more than 80% of the vitamin A you need to consume during a day, which helps maintain the skin and its overall appearance. Loaded with antioxidants, mangoes fight off free radicals, which mean, your skin looks younger for longer. Contrary to popular belief, it is low in calories, so not only will it help your skin, but it will also keep your waistline in check. I love to prepare Mango Lassis, sharing my recipe in one of my next posts.

I hope that todays post will inspire you to stay healthy and beautiful during this cold & grey season!

xx, Steffi

Glowing Skin Smoothie

Glowing Skin Smoothie

Happy Monday Everyone! I love when a new year begins because it means a fresh start with new goals! When the new year starts i always have a long list of goals and plans, but by february I’ve already given up on most of them…:-) This year I decided to focus just on ONE thing -BE HEALTIER !!!

Today i wanted to share one of my favorite GREEN SMOOTHIE recipes! I had this green Smoothie almost every Day for the past 4 weeks and have noticed a huge difference in not only my energy, but my skin has never looked better, my skin is glowing. And the best part? This green smoothie actually tastes really really good and it is the only green thing my kids also love…:-)

Green Smoothie

About the Ingredients

AVOCADO hydrate the skin, bringing back that glow we all love.

MANGOS contain carotenoids, which help our skin glow.

PINEAPPLES  are high in vitamin C, which I’ve learned is key to the production of collagen – giving our skin its firmness and strength.

SPINACH or KALE, both nutrient dense super foods, removing toxins from our bodies. I am trying to eat both as often as i can, either in an omelet, salad, wrap, homemade juice etc.

COCONUT WATER is hydrating and makes skin look more youthful and supple.

Just a few more things…

  • Do not add sugar. There is no added sugar in this smoothie recipe because we are using sweetness from the fruit. Mangoes, Bananas and Pineapples are plenty sweet, so there is no need for anything more.
  • No cans, please. Use only fresh or frozen ingredients.
  • If you’re replacing a meal with this smoothie, try adding a little flax or flax oil. Your skin needs oil to keep it lubricated. 2-3 teaspoons per serving is perfect.
  • The frozen banana and avocado leave it incredibly thick, the mango and pineapple sweeten things up, the coconut water adds a tropical flare, and the greens pack one HUGE nutrient punch. Your skin will love it.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup plain coconut water

1 2 frozen ripe bananas, previously peeled & sliced

1 cup chopped pineapple (frozen or fresh)

1 cup chopped mango (frozen or fresh)

2 cups spinach or kale 1/2 avocado, sliced

optional: 1 Tablespoon ground flax or flaxseed oil

Directions:

Make sure you have a strong, powerful blender. I like this Ninja or this Vitamix. Add all of the ingredients to the blender in the order listed. Blend on high for at least 3 minutes or until smooth. Scrape down the sides of the blender as needed. Add more coconut water if it’s too thick.

Additional Notes: Coconut water is ideal since it is so hydrating for our bodies and skin. If you absolutely cannot find it, use regular water or almond milk or your favorite juice. If not using coconut water, perhaps add a touch of coconut oil. Great for the skin. Try adding 1/2 cup blueberries. Another super food great for your skin! If you do not like any of the fruits listed, simply replace with another fruit used. Or add strawberries or blueberries.

I hope you like it as much as i do!

Thanks for reading & have a great week!

xx, Steffi

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Good Morning Everyone & HAPPY WEEKEND! Here are some romantic Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for that special someone in your life!

ENJOY!

  1. Clutch with Heart Print (shop here)
  2. Heart shaped Earrings, just 45 euro (shop here)
  3. Ring 14 carat gold with Hearts (shop here)
  4. Heart Key Ring (shop here)
  5. Filzgirlande (shop here)
  6. Tee Lights Holder Heart Shape (shop here)
  7. Heart Clips Decoration (shop here)
  8. I Phone Case (shop here)
  9. Candle (shop here)
  10. Head Phones (shop here)
  11. Parfum for him (shop here)
  12. Aloe Eye Cream for him (shop here)

xx, Steffi

Merry Christmas

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Good morning, Everyone! I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas! I hope joy and happiness snow on you, may all your days be merry and may Santa be extra good to you! 🙂

This year, like every year we were hoping for a white Christmas, but unfortunately it seems like that we have no snow and a very mild weather on Christmas. But at the end it doesn’t matter for the kids, they are just very very excited for SANTA who is coming every year to our house to bring many presents…:-)

M E R R Y   C H R I S T M A S !!!

xx, Steffi

 

my winter essentials…

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HAPPY 1st of December EVERYONE… I can’t believe it’s already December and today winter has officially started… The last weeks the weather changed so drastically, it went from very warm to freezing cold with snow on the ground!

During the winter a lot changes; my wardrobe changes, my skincare routine changes and so do my cravings…:-)

Today I would like to share a few everyday essentials I use during the winter that I can’t live without:

  1. warm cozy Slippers (similar here)
  2. a nice Scarf in my favorite Color
  3. Lip balm
  4. a good Moistruizer Creme
  5. Hot Chocolate & Christmas Candy

I would love to hear some of your favorite products you can’t live without during winter!

xx, Steffi

Christmas Gift Ideas

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HAPPY FRIDAY EVERYONE! Picking out gifts for my family and friends is one of my favorite parts of the holidays! There are definitely some of those people I struggle with – men are so hard – but below is a list of some of the goodies I’ve found so far 🙂

 

1. for your husband

DRONE – Guys always love gadgets. These drones have a built-in camera so when they are doing their favorite outdoor activity they can capture the view from a different angle. (similar here)

BRACELET – Leather and silver Bracelet. It doesn’t matter he wears a business suit or comfortable clothes, this bracelet looks always cool.  (similar here)

2. for your friends

CANDLES – This Mini Candle Set is a perfect choice for a little something for your friends. You can find them also bigger and single ones. My favorite is roses.  (similar here)

NOTEBOOK. How cute is this Notebook? It has the perfect size and a super cute design. (similar here)

3. for your mom

SACRF – This Cashmere Scarf is so beautiful. I love the fabric and the color. Perfect choice for your mom. (similar here)

PARFUME – This Eau de Cologne is one of my favorites. The scent is very fresh with pear and fresia. The smallest size 30ml is perfect for the handbag. (similar here)

4. for your sister/ BFF

LIPSTICK. This Liquid Velvet Lipstick and especially the color is always a great choice.  I am sure your sister or your BFF she’ll love this.  (similar here)

PHONE CASE. How cute is this case! I may or may not have ordered one for myself but it’s also the perfect gift for a sister or your bestie. (similar here)

5. for your brother or In-Laws 

SLIPPERS – Guys always go for comfort. These Slippers are perfect for them.  (similar here)

6. for your kids

DINNERWARE SET – This super cute Animal Cup & Plate creates for every meal a bit more fun for your little ones.  (similar here)

DOLLHOUSE – This beautiful Dollhouse is for your girl like a dream come true. They can play with Barbies or other little dolls in it. It is made from wood and comes with furniture. AND NOW it is on SALE…:-) (similar here)

MINECRAFT – Boys love Minecraft..:-) This Minecraft Card Game is good alternative to the Computer Game. (similar here)

 

I hope i could give you a little Instpiration..:-) HAPPY CHRISTMAS SHOPPING!

xx, Steffi

 

 

ADVENTSKRANZ – Advent Wreath 2015

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Happy Monday Everyone! I can’t believe November is almost over and next Sunday we have the 1st of Advent!!! And officially the Christmas Season starts… Yippiehh… I love this Season, love to decorate the house, i love baking Christmas Cookies with my Kids, love to watch Christmas Movies with my falmily and love to go out and see the beautiful Christmas decoration everywhere…

Todays post is about how i did my Adventskranz. I hope it is a little Inspiration…

What you need:

You need a whitened wreath (geweisster Kranz), dry moss (trockenes Moos), Juniper berries  (Wacholderbeeren), little Stars (kleine Sterne), pinecones (Tannenzapfen) and rustic Candles (rustikale Stumpenkerzen). For gluing the things on the wreath you need a medium size hot glue pistol.

How it works:

Start with the four candles and put them on the wreath. I used some Adventskranz Candleholders and glue them on the wreath. Then put the dry Moss nicely around and glue it. This is your base. Now you can decorate with Pinecones, little Stars, Christmas balls, Juniper Berries, and and and… It is really easy and you don’t need much time. Have fun…

Here are a few more ideas…

Thanks for reading and have a great week!

xx, Steffi

REZEPT – Best German Crumb Cheesecake

Guten Morgen Ihr Lieben! Ich hoffe es geht Euch gut… Wer mich kennt oder wer meinen Blog regelmaessig liesst, weiss, dass ich eine weitere Leidenshaft in meinem Leben habe, das BACKEN!!! Ich habe ein paar Lieblingsrezepte, welche ich wieder und wieder backe und welche einfach immer super ankommen. Viele meiner Freunde und Bekannten haben mich so oft nach Rezepten gefragt, dass ich sie nun gern nach und nach auf meinem Blog mit Euch teilen moechte. (mehr …)

FALL BUCKET LIST

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Happy Autumn Ihr Lieben! Die Temperaturen sinken, die Sommerkleider und Flip Flops sind im Schrank verschwunden. Die Herbstzeit hat begonnen und es gibt so einiges, was man sich im Herbst nicht entgehen lassen sollte. Ich habe fuer Euch eine Fall Bucket List zusammengestellt mit allen schoenen Dingen die man im Herbst machen sollte. (mehr …)