Short on money? Spent all those savings on your last winter trip to a sunny island (or maybe on the latest iPhone, if we’re being a little more realistic)? No problem! Get ready for a summer staycation.
Check out that new place
We might not be in Italy or France, but we can still enjoy a piece of foreign exoticism in our own city. Step out to that new restaurant for a taste of some delightful foreign cuisine. Don’t forget to finish up with dessert!
Explore an unfamiliar city
By that, we mean your own! You might have lived in the city all your life, but still not experienced the many wonders it has to offer. Go ahead and plan your trip to all the local attractions that you’ve never had a chance to visit. Go to the local museum, or the far-off legendary food street you’ve heard so much about.
Plan a spa day
What’s better than a long, relaxing day at the spa? That’s right, nothing! Set up a date with your best girls and go pamper yourself. Manicures, pedicures, massages, facials: the world is your oyster.
Throw a house party
Good times don’t always have to be somewhere out. Bring the fun home by hosting an entertaining party for your friends. A few board games, a pack of cards, agreeable music and delicious food is all you need.
Being out and about might be fun, but it can sure get tiring. Put your feet up and just relax for a few days. A fun movie and some snacks in bed? Sounds perfect!
Lazy girl’s guide to eating healthier
When it comes to eating healthy, many of us are plain lazy. There are no words to describe it. It’s like you want to improve your health but you don’t necessarily want to put in the hard work that’s required. The good news is, eating healthy doesn’t have to be complicated. Just swap your everyday junk food for these delicious, guilt-free superfoods, and get a step closer to living a healthier lifestyle.
Dark chocolate is a natural energy booster packed with antioxidants and rich, authentic taste. Make sure you pick up the least processed one with a teeny tiny bit of sugar (75% or more if you’re not weak at heart!). The more processed and sugary the chocolate, the unhealthier it is.
Did you know “Chia” is an ancient Mayan word for ‘strength’? Need we say more? This superfood is packed with the goodness of Fiber, Protein, Fat, Calcium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Zinc, Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Potassium, Vitamin B1 (Thiamine), and Vitamin B2. Trust this bubbly little superfood to give you an instant hit of energy when added to your fruit bowl or cereal.
Bananas are a great pick-me-up superfood to snack on after a long exhausting day. Chug a glass of banana milkshake in the evening, or mix it with some cereal and milk, for an instant energy boost. It’s quick, easy to make, and full of rich nutrients that help you refresh! Got more super food ideas? Share them with us in the comments below!
Matcha Tea – New Fad or Superfood?
Dubbed the elixir of longevity, Matcha tea is what makes the Okinawans live to be 100 (yes, Okinawa, Japan has the most number of living centenarians). Although it has been around for more than eight centuries, this grassy green tea has become a staple on every fitness enthusiast’s Instagram visual feed much recently.
Before you decide on whether you should jump the Matcha Tea bandwagon (or not), let’s give you a lowdown of all the incredible health benefits this antioxidant powerhouse has to offer.
If you’re weight watching, Matcha Tea can help you burn those calories four times faster than your basic brew. It improves the metabolism and helps burn fat – sans the terrible side effects of synthetic health supplements and detox drinks.
Matcha Tea gets its brilliant green color due to the high chlorophyll content that is great for detoxing. Just one cup of Matcha Tea every day helps you get rid of harmful chemical toxins and free radicals (but don’t overdo it).
Rich in Antioxidants
Matcha Tea is also rich in skin-loving and cancer-fighting antioxidants called polyphenols and catechins that boost immunity and give skin a youthful appearance.
If Monday blues really get to you, start your day with a cup of warm Matcha Tea. Certain antioxidants present in this tea help boost concentration and improve memory.
Strengthens the Immune System
In addition to all the amazing health benefits Matcha Tea has to offer, it is packed with the goodness of vitamins A & C, protein, calcium, iron, and potassium that promote overall health.
Fancy a cuppa?