Haaa a few new words for your vocabulary! Healthonista and Healthonism…have you ever heard about it?If not, find out the meaning of these perfect words below and start applying it to your daily healthy lifestyle.
The latest trend for combining health and hedonism is BOOMINGGG in Australia and Europe, specially in the U.K…
Gym or happy hour?Yoga class or clubbing?Mojitos or green juice? Yes, we do know it a though choice sometimes but thanks to the rise of healthonism = health + hedonism – you don’t have to be torn much longer.
The latest trend for mindful partying blends a healthy fitness routine with a healthy social life. Exercise merging with excess has been a growing theme over the past few years – while events such as Colour Run or Nike’s We Own the Night have helped turn fitness into a fun event you sign up to do with your bestie. But in the past year, the idea has shifted to a whole new level….into workouts combined with proper after-party….
Today, healthonism events are a regular feature in the fitness calendar. Not in Macau tho, but Hong Kong is slowly getting there. For a pure healthonism experience, you will have to look up in your country.
Cold Pressing for the perfect Cocktails! Healthy drinking is a core element of healthonism. Some Juice brands have unveiled a range of cold-pressed juices that create body-boosting cocktails when mixed with vodka for example. Others, developed a whole range of cocktails with ingredients you’d normally find in healthy stores like Maca or Spirulina.
While the usual advice is to avoid alcohol if you are serious about fitness, there’s actually some evidence that healthonistas might have got it right. A study reveals that people tend to exercise more on the same days they drink more – sounds paradox – but it seems we are inclined to push ourselves much harder during a workout when we can reward ourselves afterwards with a few drinks with out fitness buddies.
Signs you’re a Healthonista
- Your morning after routine involves yoga and coconut water instead of coffee and Nurofen
- If it’s not bright enough to be seen at a fitness rave, it doesn’t make it into your workout wardrobe
- You’ve seen a sunrise twice in a week. Once getting home and once going for a run
- Your kitchen shelves are groaning with coconut oil and almond butter, along with artisan vodka and organic wine
- Your ideal holiday is two weeks in Ibiza = 1 week partying and the other 1 detoxing
- Your instagram feed is a mix of workout shots, sunsets, sunrises, palm tree, juicy burgers or cake
The veredict: Can healthonism be actually healthy for you? Like everything in life, if you can keep both parts of that lifestyle going…as long as you do it with moderation. But how long can you keep it up for? As long as you get older, it takes your body a lot longer to recover, whether it’s from a night out or from doing a tough workout. The key to a truly healthonistic lifestyle : Enjoy both, without doing either to excess.
So you can definitely sign put for that Glow with the Flow Class with cocktail – just make sure it’s not the only way you exercise this year 😉
Guys…seriously….help yourself!!Sienna was literally licking the bowl!!!
Add this beautiful frosting to Cakes, Cupcakes, Muffins, Cake Pops, Cookies…to seriously whatever you want…even to your brownies..raw or not…
- 1 cup (16 Tbsp) vegan butter, softened
- 2 1/2 cups coconut sugar
- 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup dairy-free semisweet chocolate, melted (i melt with the milk) and slightly cooled. I use Dairy free, Gluten Free, Soy free chocolate chips (you can buy at Lotus pharmacy in Taipa
- 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup unsweetened Almond Milk
- Beat together all ingredients until light and fluffy
- Add the sugar in small amounts until you reach your desired consistency and sweetness. If it becomes too thick, add more almond milk. If it's too thin, add more cocoa powder or powdered sugar.
The Festive Season, the cosiest and the most wonderful time of the Year is just around the corner and we can’t wait to embrace Christmas and the Holidays with all our heart and soul.
The cinnamon and spices fragrances are already filling the houses of many and many of us…including ours as we are welcoming another Christmas baking extravaganzas!!!Baking is as much a Christmas tradition as stockings and carols.
Fill your home with Christmas spirit and sweet-smelling desserts with this yummy guilt-free recipes that are definitely kids friendly…
Put on your festive apron & best mood and get cooking with or without your little ones. I choose cooking with my little one!
Happy and Healthy Baking Guys!!
- 1 flax egg ( (1 Tb flaxseed meal + 2 Tbs warm water, allow to sit for 5 minutes to thicken)
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar
- 1/4 cup raw almond butter
- ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
- 3 Tbsp molasses
- 1/4 cup vegan butter, softened or coconut oil
- 3/4 tsp ginger
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg (optional)
- ½ tsp ground cloves (optional)
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 2½ c gluten-free all purpose flour mix
- 2 cups icing sugar
- 1/4 tsp vanilla
- 1-2 Tbsp almond milk
- In a large mixing bowl, prepare flax egg
- Add softened butter, molasses, vanilla, almond butter, sugar, salt, spices, baking soda and beat on a low with a mixer, or vigorously whisk.
- Add gluten free flour to the wet ingredients and stir with a wooden spoon.
- Stir until well combined.
- Your dough should hold its shape when pressed, but not feel dry.
- Cover and chill dough for at least one hour, preferably overnight.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Carefully roll out dough to a little thicker than 1/8 inch between two sheets of plastic wrap or parchment/wax paper, generously sprinkling the bottom layer and the top of the dough with white or brown rice flour before rolling. You don't want it too thin or they'll be too crisp.
- Remove top sheet and, working quickly, dip your cookie cutters in rice flour and cut out shapes. Next, lift the plastic wrap (with all of the dough) and place it on a baking sheet or large plate and freeze for 5 minutes to let them firm up. This will make them easier to transfer to your baking sheet for baking.
- Next, use a lightly floured spatula to carefully transfer the cookies to a baking sheet, working quickly. Leave 2 inches for spreading.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes or until they appear only slightly browned on the edges. They'll continue firming up as they sit on the pan. Let rest on the pan for 2-3 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack.
- Once cooled, decorate with frosting or sprinkle with powdered sugar.
- If you’d rather not mess with cutting them into shapes, you can just roll them into little balls and bake them into some of the BEST, crispy-on-the-outside, tender-on-the-insider ginger cookies.
- Store covered at room temperature for several days. Freeze for longer term storage.
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