All posts tagged: green

Peace – introducing the new artisan and organic beauty website

It was only recently that Anna posted about our top 3 favourite natural beauty online destinations and so we are extremely excited to share another, very unique website with you – Peace. We had the pleasure of being contacted by Huma, the owner of Peace, who is one of the most passionate people out there, living a healthy and green life, and wanting to share it with others. Hearing stories from people on what motivated them to live healthier and less toxic lives always brings us joy, and Huma’s store is no different. Similarly to us, Huma found it very difficult to switch to natural beauty products due to conflicting information and words such as ‘natural’ not being regulated. As a result, Huma trusted her skin only with handmade organic products which helped her skin to heal, after a skin rash she had developed as a reaction to cosmetics from big and well known brands. She strongly believes that less is more – and we couldn’t agree more, especially that our skin can absorb up …

Where to shop online for green beauty products

Green beauty products become more and more popular these days and the number of new green brands grows. However, the market is still dominated by non-clean brands and it’s not easy to find natural cosmetics in shops. Thankfully, there is a lot of great online shops offering a full range of green beauty products – I find online shopping really convenient, because I can check products’ reviews, compare with others and find the best deal. Also, when I’m in the shop, I tend to grab some items quickly, not giving the purchase a thought because I’m in the rush. When it comes to online shopping, I usually bookmark a product first and think whether it’s worth buying or not. Anyway, let me introduce three of my favourite online shopping destinations to you! 1. Naturisimo We love Naturisimo – it offers free worldwide shipping, the range of products is fantastic and – what is really cool – you can order samples before making a purchase. To get a discount, use SUMMER -10% code at the checkout …

6 things to know when drinking green smoothies

Getting into the habit of drinking green smoothies regularly is so good for you and your body will be grateful for this! There are so many greens and fruits that you can put in your blender and make drinking veg as yummy as possible. It also is the best way to include superfoods in your diet. By blending the vegetables into a smoothie you increase your daily vitamin, minerals and antioxidants intake. After all, it is so much easier than eating a bowl of raw kale! However, there are a few things you should know when you decide to make drinking green smoothies a habit in order to make the most of it!     Chew your smoothie I know this may sound strange to you! Chewing your smoothie ensures that your body receives the right signals to start the digestive process. This starts in your mouth, once the saliva starts to produce, and continues in your stomach. In this way your body is ready to receive the densely packed with vitamins and minerals liquid and …

Green smoothie with avocado and almond milk

I don’t know about you, but green smoothies are my favourite! The more green goodness they have in them, the better! I often drink a green smoothie for breakfast, or as a snack during the day. The below recipe is very quick to prepare, super yummy and super healthy – all very important factors,especially if you are just staring off your journey of preparing green smoothies. Ingredients (serves 1-2 people) Handful of kale Half avocado (or whole one if you like the smoothie to be very thick) 1 medium banana 1 cup of almond milk Handful of dates Superfoods I usually add flaxseeds and maca powder but you can use anything you like. I use superfoods with most foods and drinks for added vitamins and minerals. Preparation I blend kale first for about 10 seconds (depending on your blender) and then add all other ingredients, and blend them together for another 12-15 sec. I use dates occasionally to add a bit of sweet taste (as kindly suggested by a friend of mine who I served …