{RECIPE} The Big Vegan Bowl

On Monday afternoon, I finally found the Yellow-Yoga centre, down in Kreuzberg & attended my first class - an hour & a half of fast paced vinyasa yoga, in a packed out room.  Down into plank, through cobra & back into downward facing dog.  Repeat three hundred times in quick succession & you get the idea.  It was intense, but I thoroughly enjoyed it!  Cycling the twenty minutes home uphill was a killer & when I got in, I felt the need to annihilate everything in the fridge.

Thankfully, I'd been grocery shopping at the Bio Market earlier in the day, so I was well equipped to handle my hunger in a healthy manner: brown rice, red onion, walnuts, chia seeds, alfalfa sprouts, tomatoes, asparagus, lettuce, an endless list of natural healthy ingredients.  I made a ridiculously mammoth salad & inhaled the lot.  I think that's what I like about exercising, it makes me want to eat healthily too.

When you've spent a few hours burning up energy, to the point of famish, there is nothing more satisfying than sitting down to something nourishing, guilt-free & fulfilling.  It's like an entire cycle of positivity.  I genuinely feel better within myself, knowing that I'm treating my body well.  Although, don't get me wrong, I'd still nibble on a brownie, or a chocolate bar, maybe a cake...

A website I really like at the moment, is Oh She Glows.  A brilliant recipe blog, that is 100% vegan, predominantly raw & unprocessed & best of all, entirely healthy.  I especially love Angela's simple recipe for The Big Vegan Bowl, which, quite frankly, after a leg burn of a cycle home, is my dream dinner.  Happy fat providing avocados, protein packed quinoa & hummous & my favourite, sweet potatoes, dishing out the vitamin A.  Whilst not the quickest of meals to throw together, it is thankfully very simple & one that I'll be trying, most likely, along with her recipe for Two-Layer Raw Chocolate Brownies.

Another site I'm loving right now, is Mind, Body, Green.  Packed full of endless articles, advice & guidance on healthy living & wellness, along with a few nice recipes.  I can easily get lost for hours reading through their posts.  I equally enjoy their daily quotes, such as this one:

Nobody can teach me who I am. You can describe parts of me, but who I am - and what I need - is something I have to find out myself.
— Chinua Achebe

Now that I'm fully pumped up on my yogic energy & clean diet, I have been making the effort to attend a class every day.  I did another vinyasa class on Tuesday & a somewhat disappointing kundalini class yesterday (far too much breathing for my liking).  Today, I think I'm going back for vinyasa again & tomorrow I think I will try my hand at jivamukti.  That's what I like about Yellow-Yoga, the plethora of choice.  I like the ability to mix it up a little.  It helps stave off any repetitive boredom.

Are you a yoga enthusiast?  What's your favourite style?

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