As time goes on, I face more and more challenges in trying to be faithful to my love and care for the environment. From the moment I decided I was going to do it right, so it happened. And there were no exceptions. But sometimes, things get a little bit harder and that's where I need to be even more focused and organized. I believe that there's always a way to stay true to our principles, in order to protect the environment and our health. A person who cares about the environment, is/ needs to be organized. They have habits...
This article is my version of a "what's in my bag" video/article that most bloggers do, but make it ECO! Alternative title : What's in my ECO bag.
Really, what do you need to carry in your bag for a sustainable lifestyle away from home or on a trip?
Ecology and caring for the environment, require organization and dedication. If you're organized enough, you can take care of the environment and your health at the same time.
In my constant efforts to live sustainably, I noticed that my bag always carries some staple items. I also noticed that, many of my friends...
As soon as spring comes along, my eating habits change. My spring and summer breakfast turn into smoothie bowls! I love trying different variations and this time I'm going to be sharing my favorite one with you : Matcha tea and avocado (of course!).
There are so many reasons why I love this matcha and avocado smoothie bowl : It's super tasty
It's extremely nutritious. It keeps me full for 6 hours, which is crazy! (Note: I'm usually hungry every 1 hour)
It's very healthy. It contains no milk, sugar or flour.
It's refreshing. No surprise with this amount...
Spring is all about juices and refreshing smoothies and this time, I tried making a juice with lotus and orange. The experiment was successful once again, and the juice was delicious! In this article, you won't ready anything crazy complicated, I just really wanted to share this idea with you. Have you ever eaten a fresh lotus? It's delicious. In juices, lotus gives a taste similar to peach. Ingredients :
(for one person) 2 oranges
A ripe lotus
A pinch of cinnamon
A pinch of ginger The beneficial properties of this juice :
It's perfect for detoxing. All four ingredients of the juice have strong...
This body srub is my specialty! It's solely made from edible materials and is the purest way to exfoliate our body.
The backstory :
A few days ago I hosted a workshop, in which I showed 50 women how to make this body scrub on their own. It's safe to say that the scrub was a success, and some of you asked me to share the recipe et voilà! Why scrub?
Especially during summer, it's important to exfoliate our skin regularly to remove dead cells. The ingredients for this scrub are detoxifying and invigorating for the skin. I have been using it every...
How cool am I that I drunk fruit infused water at my birthday party? I don't know if you're familiar with the concept of infused water, but I surely love it. In this article, my version is infused with lemon, cucumber, spearmint and fresh ginger but there are countless ways to make your water more delicious!
The concept :
In a jug, pour water and add various fruits, herbs or spices. Store the jug in the fridge so you can drink flavored water. You can serve this water instead of regular water, and you can take it with you to your office,...
Just like everything I try to create and it succeeds, the first time I tried to print real flowers on fabric, I was thrilled! I tried all almost everything you can print flowers to and one of the items is a boring white T-shirt!
The backstory :
A few months ago, I shared with you how you can print flowers on fabric. It's true! You can decorate any cotton fabric with all the wonderful pigments that real flowers produce! You can read the technique in detail here. The flowers and leaves of plants can give us wonderful pigments to decorate...
After learning how to dry flowers, let's see what we can do with them! In this article, previously shared on A Shiny Day, I share my secrets on how you can decorate a wall of your house with framed dried flowers. Spring is here, as colorful as always, and I look forward to sharing with you all the wonderful ideas I have prepared for a spring full of flowers. Full of crafts that showcase and praise nature. For this easy craft, you will need : Double glass metal frames. These frames are quite hard to find especially in Greece. However I...
In this article is an open invitation for you to learn exactly what the title says : Let's make our own oat milk at home!. Enough with preservatives and sweeteners! Enough with the Tetra Pak packaging! With this easy and cheap recipe that will accompany your coffee in the morning, or your porridge at noon, you will have control over what you put in your body and you will save money too! Plus, you won't even create a piece of trash! Cool, huh? Hitting...three birds with one stone. The backstory :
I started making my own oat milk at home because it's...
It's delicious, I swear!
In this article, I share with you the recipe for a very popular smoothie that will transform you into a strong superhero in no time. Okay, slight exaggeration, but you got the point.
My partner loves this hyper-smoothie and drinks it every day after his workout, but it also works perfectly as breakfast since it's super invigorating and antioxidant.
Why drink this smoothie? Because it's delicious and has a beautiful color
Because it's rich in protein
Why it has SO many vitamins (such as A, B and D)
Because it has antioxidant properties Ingredients for 1 smoothie :...