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Happiness, Inspiration

You aren’t here to be perfect. You already are.

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Stumbled upon these words of wisdom on Insta today 🙂

The last weeks have been really tough at uni, there was so much going on, so I’m really happy to finally be flying home tomorrow for a week. Looking forward to some relaxing time with those that always love you no matter the stumbling and messing up and never judge (a.k.a. family) ;)) So happy to have them!

Happiness, Inspiration, Photos, Travels

Try something new for 30 days challenge

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Thanks to the lovely Polina I stumbled across this TED Talks video and it was just the reminder I needed of how important it is to take our time every day for fun, creative things that really bring us joy.  And guess what, according to this TED talk 30 days seems to be enough to form a habit, so I decided to take the challenge and blog every day for 30 days, starting Saturday 🙂 I created D Golden Hour as my own little place for creativity and beauty, but the crazy scadule since I started my master program and, let’s face it, the way I set my priorities, has been keeping me away from it. Honestly, I believe that everything you set your mind to you can achieve, regardless of a crazy scedule, so here it goes, I’m taking this challenge to blog about things that excite me for 30 days straigt 😀

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Happiness, Inspiration

Smoothie and Matcha equals love

Right now that I’m in Turkey, I seriously miss my favourite breakfast that I like to have every day with some variations. Here in Turkey the typical breakfast consists of tomatoes, cucumbers, cheese and eggs and olives, which is good once in a while but so much different than my routine. I would normally make a smoothie with some jogurt, a banana and blueberries, strawberries, pear or mango and all kinds of seeds and superfoods like chia, goji beri, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, walnuts etc. I also often can’t resist adding some crunchy granola on top 😉 The result is so good, plus, it’s also good for you!

Anyways, the green substance on the right is even better! It’s Matcha latte and it is my new love, which became a part of my life since a couple of months and I don’t want us to never ever come apart. Matcha tea is a fine powder of green tea grown and produced in a specific way. The green tea plants for the Matcha tea are grown in shade for a couple of weeks before harvest and only the leafs are used, the stems and veins being removed in production. The typical way of preparing this beverage made in heaven is by  mixing it with hot water and whisking with a special bamboo whisk, until you get a homogeneous consistency. The way I like to have it though is adding the powder to 1/2 almond/coconut/soy milk and 1/2 water and mixing it with my foam maker until I get this nice amount of foam on top. This latte is really so amazing, the taste is so light and sophisticated, that it just really makes you addicted. I almost completely replaced coffee by Matcha lately even if I’ve always been a coffee lover. I don’t even want to start on all the health benefits it has but it is filled with minerals and antioxidants which are said to boost metabolism, help prevent high blood sugar levels and even have an anti-aging effect. Do you need any more reasons to try it or do you already love it?