Review: Tuesday Brunch at Greenberry (Primrose Hill, London)

Hello & Hallo,

This Tuesday I was off & lucky enough that a good friend of mine was also not working. The natural thought — yoga & brunch! She suggested yoga at triYoga Camden & Greenberry for brunch / lunch by Primrose Hill. I live East & almost never make it to that part of town so was totally up for it!

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Recipe: Beetroot-Chocolate-Protein Smoothie

Hello & Hallo,

Smoothies are a great option for meal on the go – be it breakfast, after you lunchtime gym-class or even when you don’t have time for dinner – e.g. because you are going to an evening event.

Over the last year I have started to getting into smoothies and protein powders. I am on a predominately plant-based diet which can make it difficult to get in all your protein. Protein powders are a very convenient & quick way to adding this to your diet.

I tend to mix flavoured & unflavoured protein powders because the flavoured ones on their own are a bit sweet for me. By adding some unflavoured protein this is ‘diluted’.

This week I tried something a bit different – beetroot!

The taste was surprisingly nice – fruity & the chocolate flavour worked really well with it. Definitely a repeater! See the recipe below:

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Yoga Teacher Training London: My Research

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I love yoga! I just do! I love to go to classes – by myself or with friends (weekend yoga & brunch is the best, right?!). I bore my friends & family talking about yoga. I read about yoga. You get the gist 😄

So finally, last summer I decided to look into Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) – just out of curiosity…boy, did this send me on a mission! There are hundreds of studios & providers offering Yoga Teacher Trainings and various different formats & length – intensive for a few weeks, over a few month or even years. And YTTs are very, very, VERY expensive – again to varying from course to course . 

SO MUCH CHOICE! Where do you start?! What do you do?!

I was quite vigilant & systematic in my approach (typical me, typical German?!) doing online research & going to info events and want to share what I found.

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Berlin Yoga – A Snapshot

Hello & Hallo,

Travelling but don’t want to miss out on some time on the matt? Me neither! Thats why when I went home to Berlin I checked out some of the local yoga studios.

I visited Lagoa Yoga (www.lagoayoga.de), Spirit Yoga West & Spirit Yoga Mitte (www.spirityoga.de) and Green Yoga (http://greenyoga.co).

This is OBVIOUSLY only a very small snapshot of Berlin yoga studios…there are as many as sand on the beach! Also, I only tried a few classes by a few teachers & my preference (strong vinyasa flow / ashtanga) is probably different from what you like. 

Yoga in Berlin - Yoga Studio Review, Lagoa Yoga, Spirit Yoga West & Mitte, Green Yoga

Yoga In Berlin

But still – here is my little Berlin Yoga Guide for you.

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Breakfast: Chia Pudding

Hello & Hallo,

Breakfast is my FAVOURITE meal of the day – hands down! I love it! Especially porridge – so good, am I right?! But sometime EVEN I need a change from the ol’ oldmeal.

Enter: Chia Pudding! So easy, healthy & quick – why don’t I have it more?!

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Chia Pudding with Mano & Chopped Pumpkin Seeds

Here is how I made it:

  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds (white or black)
  • ca. 80ml of milk (I used unsweetened cashew milk but any will work)
  • A dash of maple syrup

Mix the chia seeds with the milk & sweetener of choice. The chia seeds will start to expand very fast. Mix after a few minutes to avoid lumps. Put in the fridge for a few hours or over night to set. If the pudding is too thick for your liking add more milk.

In the morning add WHATEVER toppings you fancy – I chose ripe mango (delicious) & chopped pumpkin seeds. Berries & chopped nuts or nut butter would be delicious, too! Breakfast done in a flash!

Guten Appetit & Enjoy,

Marlene xxx