Sección de Febrero

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February is finally here and conversations have turned to skiing, soups and fondues. Well, we decided to add a little sunshine to the mix! Because, as you know, February is also the month of Carnival in Rio! To celebrate Mardi Gras, we’ll talk about the benefits of dancing and take you on an exotic journey with coconut recipes.

”Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain”

Healthy coconut crepe recipe for two:

In a mixer, finely blend the zest of half a lime and add 1 tablespoon of cane sugar, 100 g semi-wholegrain rice flour and 1 egg.Now, pour in 150 ml coconut milk and 150 ml rice milk, while whisking energetically.You should obtain a slightly thicker mix than for classic crepes. Let the crepe mix rest and then heat up those pans!

Seasonal fruit and coconut pudding for two:

The perfect accompaniment for your crepes. Mix 2 soy yogurts, some chia seeds, 4 tablespoons coconut cream and 2 tablespoons coconut syrup.Then, mix 1 slice of pineapple, half a mango and throw in some goji berries.Cut the remaining half of the mango and 1 slice of pineapple into bite-size pieces.

Now it’s time to put it all together, step by step. Start by putting the yogurt-chia seed mixture into a bowl or glass, followed by the fruit purée, and then top off your creation with the pieces of fruit.

Spotlight on relaxation & wellness:

Want to relax and take care of yourself? Why not treat yourself to a sauna or hammam?With their many detoxifying and purifying benefits, they soothe both the body and mind.  The sauna comes from the Scandinavian tradition. The idea is to stay in a room heated to a temperature between 30 and 90°C (86-194°F) with a humidity level of about 2%. In other words, rather dry heat. The hammam or Turkish bath, on the other hand, comes from the Eastern culture. The room is heated to a temperature between 37 and 50°C (98.6-122°F), this time with a humidity level of 100%. In the past, these practices encouraged social mixing. People would come together to cleanse their bodies and recharge their batteries. Amongst the many benefits, you can look forward to softer skin, a lighter, purified body and relaxed muscles and mind.

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Spotlight on health:

> Every morning, add the juice of half of an organic lemon to a large glass of water and drink before breakfast.

Lemon is the Swiss army knife of phytotherapy. With its alkalinizing and detoxifying properties, it helps restore healthy, radiant skin. Rich in Vitamin C, it offers a good dose of energy to keep you in top form all day long. Antiseptic, antiviral and anti-inflammatory, it’s the perfect ally to keep winter illnesses at bay.

Spotlight on exercise:

Dance is the ultimate sport that can be practiced at any age. Salsa, rock or the bachata will give you a full body workout (strength, endurance, flexibility). Dancing also helps stimulate your brain due to the memorization and coordination work that it requires. Finally, dancing reduces stress and boosts self-confidence. A real breath of fresh air for your body and mind.

Beauty tip:

Clay has always been known for its ability to treat a variety of problems: skin conditions, intestinal disorders, rheumatism pain, burns, etc. Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, recommended clay for its skin-healing and purifying properties and used it for both cosmetic and health purposes. Longing for impeccable skin and hair? Direct application of clay helps regulate sebum secretion, fight against acne, eliminate dandruff and purify and matify your skin. It removes toxins and delivers minerals to revitalize and naturally revive your skin.

Kévin Cherpillod, Ostéopathe D.O