“First comes the #joy. Then, somehow, beauty and grace appear into our lives.” – Claire Samuel

First comes the #joy - Claire Samuel

My friend, my sister, may we start by cultivating our inner joy and happiness. However dark and sad our current circumstances may appear, may we always be on the look out for all the little happiness sparks. Beauty and grace will then, somehow, come into our lives.

Great #smoothies for #autumn Series: pear, pineapple, green powder and carob – episode 4

Great #smoothies for #autumn Series: pear, pineapple, green powder and carob - episode 4 - Claire Samuel

My friend, my sister, even on the days you do not have fresh greens available, you can still enjoy a delicious green smoothie. Mix beautiful bananas, pears, pineapple, carob and green powder, like Raw Reserve.

Great #smoothies for #autumn Series: pumpkin, rosemary and carob – episode 3

Great #smoothies for #autumn Series: pumpkin, rosemary and carob - episode 3 - Claire Samuel

Today, let’s use carob powder instead of raw cacao. Carob is rich is calcium while raw chocolate is rich in magnesium so both are great. This recipe is as original as it is delicious:

  • 2 bananas,
  • some thin pumpkin slices,
  • rosemary leaves,
  • 1 table spoon of coconut yoghurt if you have (it is optional),
  • 1 or 2 table spoons of carob power (raw carob powder is on Raw Living),
  • water or vegan milk, and most of all
  • lots of gratitude.

 

 

My secret #productivity tip to avoid sacrificing exercise for study

My secret #productivity tip to avoid sacrificing exercise for study - Claire Samuel

My friend, my sister, are you going back to university? are you determined to improve your current situation by going deep on personal development, rather than movies or fiction novels (even temporarily)? are you hungry for success, for productivity, for climbing higher in your life?

If you rebuild your life after trauma/abuse, you need to listen to audio books or online courses.

However, exercising is essential to enjoy a good functioning brain. The solution is simple: listen what you have to listen to become the best version of yourself (distance courses/classes, motivating audio books and podcasts), while you are exercising, whether at home, at the gym or outside if you go for a run (use your headphones on your mobile). Personally, I do yoga at home, in front of youtube videos, which I put on mute. While I am exercising on the mat, I listen to other videos, about motivation, being a writer and developping a youtube channel. I have been using this productivity secret for many years now, it helped me tremendously and, at the end of the day, I am proud of myself.

 

Magnificent #lettuce salad with #celeri mint avocado scrumptious dressing

Magnificent #lettuce salad with #celeri mint avocado scrumptious dressing - Claire Samuel

For this salad, simply mix together:

  • shredded lettuce,
  • mint leaves, and
  • diced mushrooms.

For the amazing dressing, add to your blender:

  • celery,
  • ginger,
  • mint leaves,
  • one date,
  • one avocado (keep a bit for the salad to dice it in it),
  • sea salt,
  • apple cider vinegar (or lemon juice), and
  • coconut yoghurt (or water).

Enjoy !