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Finally finding the time to share today's breakfast with you: homemade tropical granola! My favourite way of enjoying it (...or what's left of this last batch) is with yogurt and fruits, mostly berries at the moment though.

I developed the granola recipe for work using organic #fairtrade bananas from @gebana.official (Werbung/ad, pr-sample). You can find the link to my blog post about all my other (green) banana experiments (green banana porridge, sweet or savoury fritters etc.) in my bio.

The granola is made with mashed banana, soaked then drained dried mango & papaya as well as coconut milk. Usually I make granola using honey and olive oil (thank you @amychaplin 😉). This one here is much lighter and really tropical. The whole recipe can be found on the gebana.com blog (will also link it in my stories for you). Enjoy the beautiful weather today! Much love, Caro
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#homemadegranola #müsli #granolarezept #gebana #GerechteBananen #fairtradebananas #trockenfrüchte #WeltweitabHof #onmytable #foodisart #foodismedicine #nourishyourbody #nourishingfoods #plantbasedliving #plantbasedwholefoods #eatrealfood #eatmoreplants #sustainableliving #organicmoments #chooseorganic #choosefairtrade #eatseasonal #zerowastekitchen
🌱 Market haul photos are back!

Took advantage of the rain shower and avoided the otherwise long queues 😷 at the little market at Arnswalder Platz where I used to live a few years ago.

Bought my favourite wild herb salad, baby spinach, fresh dill and rhubarb, all locally sourced from #Spreewald. Also treated myself to the very first German strawberries. 🍓🍓🍓 A relatively small haul cause I already had some local white asparagus and potatoes at home. Plus the gorgeous fresh fruit from my fair trade bulk order (check my stories). 🌞 Have a beautiful weekend everyone!
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A glimpse of spring ...my current favourite green smoothie bowl! Eating this in all variations possible at the moment. As many greens as I can get e.g. baby spinach, radish & kohlrabi tops, zucchini, parsley, celery, frozen peas, home-grown sprouts etc. plus frozen banana, sometimes also a few pieces of soaked dried fruit such as mango, pineapple or papaya. Always a good squeeze of lemon and some zest. When craving more of a zinggg some fresh ginger, too.

Then something to make it creamy e.g. silken tofu, vegan yogurt, avocado, nut milk or just a few soaked cashews and water. Add-ins that I always vary between are flax, chia & hemp seeds, psyllium husk, cacao nibs (yes blending them gives the whole smoothie a great tropical note), baobab or soursop or a little vegan vanilla protein powder.

Some days I prefer nut butter as a topping plus something crunchy e.g. corn or spelt flakes, puffed quinoa or amaranth and maybe more fruit. Other days I want to make my bowl look pretty with dried flower petals, bee pollen, cress or herb leaves - no matter if I want to take a picture or not.
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For months I've been pondering over whether to resume posting on social media or not. Asking myself how I can, in good conscience, share another food picture while our beloved planet is suffering... At times, I felt like deleting my profiles altogether.

In all my efforts to live as sustainably as possible, I had somehow forgotten to enjoy myself. Sacrificing your own happiness for the greater good may seem like a noble thing to do. But first and foremost, I was hoping to inspire people... and how can you be an inspiration when you're feeling unhappy and uninspired?

I'm still not done thinking about this. Haven't come to the big conclusion. Haven't found all the answers. But I can tell you one thing: preparing food and styling it used to be an activity I wholeheartedly enjoyed. These creative moments were my fuel, my little moments of simple joy.

So here I am. Back in the game, still struggling just like everyone else – and that is okay.
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#digitaldetox #offlinetime #acceptingwhatis #dontoverthink #foodforthought #climatechange  #ecoanxiety #creativevibes #foodisart #porridgelover #oatmealbowl #pomegranateseeds #toastedcoconut #hempseeds #breakfastbowl #eatrealfood #eatmoreplants #itsallaboutthetoppings #nourishingfoods #foodasmedicine #plantbasedfoodie #nutritiousanddelicious #mindfuleating
Currently in Switzerland, enjoying life with my foodie soulmate Anina @aniahimsa! 😅 It's so funny how similar we feel & think about all things food-related! Yesterday we spent a great relaxed day visiting the market, cooking and eating, talking, then talking and then talking some more... This isn't yesterday's haul but actually one from a few weeks ago back in Berlin. For a single household this is what my organic groceries usually look like. Of course, I also have my garden to harvest from at the moment and I'm also travelling for work often - so not shopping crazy amounts of food. Although there can never be too many greens, right?

Didn't post this yet cause I'm still struggling with Instagram and whether I should continue to post on this platform at all. I feel like you much more enjoy my stories. However, watching other people's stories can be soooo time-consuming. Time I rather spend talking to the people I'm close with instead of this awkward "ah right, I saw this in your stories already" the next time you meet. Who can relate?

I actually have tons of content piled up and no idea what to do with it. Recipes, thoughts, research on food & sustainability topics... Well, we're off to yoga now. Have a peaceful Sunday!
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#farmersmarket #bauernmarkt #wochenmarkt #organicvegetables #eatyourgreens #eatyourveggies #organicliving #chooseorganic #esstmehrgemüse #colourfulfood #eatingtherainbow #organicmoments #greenisgood #greenliving #eatwellbewell #foodandwine #foodwinewomen #nourishingfoods #foodspiration #zerowastekitchen #reduceplastic #plasticfreefoodie
Did you expect another smoothie bowl by the infinity pool? Or a beautiful sunrise over the rice terraces? Amazing raw vegan food we enjoyed in Ubud? Yes, all this is something we enjoy and absolutely appreciate. I try to soak it all in and memorise every small detail to come back to these places back home when I need a moment of quiet.

However, this is a also a part of the reality over here! When we were in #Sumberkima we went on an amazing snorkelling trip to #Menjangan island. Colourful corals, crystal clear water, the prettiest fish. But as we continued swimming towards the shore more and more plastic waste appeared. Our guide was carrying a net and started to collect bottles, bags, packaging etc. so we just went along and did the same. Within minutes the net was full of plastic. It made me incredibly sad to see what we humans are doing to our planet and its ecosystems.

Some people back home have told me that there's no point in this whole #zerowastemovement cause the developing countries continue to pollute the environment, have no recycling systems in place and don't educate their people about material cycles. But it's also us - the tourists who are responsible for a lot of the waste! So all the more reason to lead by example and reduce, reuse and recycle! Bringing your own cutlery, dish clothes, reusable drinking bottles, a few food containers, cotton bags etc. is soooo easy!
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#nosmoothiebowl #reducereuserecyle #zerowaste #oceancleanup #beachcleanup #minimisingwaste #reducewaste #nomoreplastic #plasticpollution #plasticocean #thereisnoplanetb #protectouroceans #plastickills #nomoresingleuseplastic #bringyourownbag #noplasticstraws #ecoconscious #livingmindfully #greenliving #ecotourism #ecofriendly #respectourplanet #travelindonesia #travelbali #balilife #therealbali
Hello from Indonesia! 🌞 It's been quiet on my feed as I'm spending close to zero time on my phone (except taking pictures & looking at places to stay as we continue our journey 😊). I am travelling with my oldest friend @uta__m and I couldn't have asked for a better companion. ❤  So grateful for the time we're spending together!

Our trip has been incredible so far - full of magical moments, adventure, relaxation, fun encounters, culinary highlights and a sheer endless number of amazing sunrises & sunsets.

This picture was taken during our first two nights in Bali where we stayed at the beautiful @sumberkimahill retreat (Werbung/ad, not sponsored). It was the perfect spot to recharge our batteries from sightseeing and the long train rides on Java. Super friendly staff, delicious food and gorgeous views over the ocean and mountains!
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#dragonfruitsmoothie #freshcoconut #papayasmoothie #plantbasedbreakfast #eatmoreplants #colourfulfood #poolbreakfast #breakfastbowl #breakfastbythepool #infinitypool #sumberkimahill #sumberkima #pemuteran #indonesia #northbali #hiddenbali #balisecret #recharge #einbisschenluxus #erholungpur #travelbali #balilife #balivegan
Just like the restless sea my mind is spinning these days... in search of answers. Yet, with every answer more questions surface.

I am wondering what the point of all this is. Can I really post another smoothie bowl or cookie recipe while the world is facing a never-ending stream of problems WE ourselves have caused? Food waste and overconsumption over here, while hunger & poverty still exist. Countries making the same mistakes we "westerners" made years ago. A plastic collapse destroying our oceans and biodiversity. The urge to always grow, sell more, buy more, achieve more, own more. And then, self-optimisation in every aspect of life as an industry - which I highly doubt is actually helping us live more mindful lives. Where is the compassion? Where is the honest concern for the people in our surroundings? The care for our planet, future generations?

Yes, call me a pessimist (today). But I am exhausted. It's just hard to stay positive. And to find the strength to continue voicing my ideas & concerns (in a non-accusing way) no matter where I go or whom I talk to, not just here on social media.

The more I shift to topics that actually move me the less people I reach. Not that I care about the number of followers, I've left that mindset far behind me. But it does make me wonder: how is it that so many people don't want to draw conclusions from the obvious? With information available everywhere for free? Why do they continue to purchase products from mass animal farming despite knowing both the cruelty and climate effects behind it - just cause it's oh-so-delicious? Shopping new clothes every week cause it's just so much fun, or even worse, wearing a feminist t-shirt that's most likely been sown by an exploited woman in a sweatshop far far away. Finding the to-go lunch options packaged in single-use plastics just way too convenient to give up. But sure, we simply don't have enough time to think about all this - despite all the handy tools we use for self-organisation... It's like everyone's running on autopilot without questioning what's going on. 👇🏼 Continued in the comments below.
Delicious espresso muffins to fight the blues in this grey and rainy weather anyone?

Awesome! Now that I have your attention let me talk about the #fridaysforfuture #climatestrike I attended here in Berlin today. Over 20.000 school kids skipped classes in order to take a stand against climate change. Not only here but all over the world! I wish I would have been so cool (and aware) when I was their age.

It was such a powerful experience to be part of this crowd. Supported by #scientists4future, teachers, parents etc. we marched from #Invalidenpark to the #Kanzleramt demanding change regarding the way we generate and use energy, produce and consume our food, use our resources in general and move from A to B. Some of the youngest were yelling the loudest. Check my stories for more on this.

Oh, and if you're here for the muffins: the recipe is already up on my blog. 😉
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Happy Sunday lovelies! I've had the best weekend so far finally catching up with some dear friends, moving my weekend shopping to @markthalleneun for a little change, dining super late Italian style and spending all Sunday morning in bed with a great book. 
After indulging last night (bread with truffled olive oil and lots of pasta & wine 🥖🍝🍷) I felt like something green today! #balanceiskey So decided to make this luscious #greensmoothie and it turned out oh so delicious!

Ingredients: spinach, mint leaves, frozen peas, banana, dried mango, hemp seeds, soy yogurt, #tigernutmilk & a squeeze of lime

Toppings: coconut from @gebana.official*, mint, #beepollen, fresh #pansies & #mizuna micro greens from @britzerkraeuter* (Werbung/ad - not paid, simply love their produce! 🌱💚)
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Long time no #markethaul picture! 😊 Despite the grey and rainy February weather I put on my coat and warm boots to shop #plasticfree at my local farmers' market and #zerowaste store @dersachewegen (*Werbung/ad, not sponsored) today.

I got some lovely veggies, citrus fruit and apples as well as fresh mint & coriander which totally spike up every winter meal! At the store I stocked up on some organic & fair spices, oats, flax seeds and got the two "spotty grapefruits" - still perfect if you ask me. Not pictured is the organic soy yogurt I bought cause it went straight into my fridge. It was even cheaper than the packaged version in my bio grocery store - so awesome to have yet another product available here! 🙌🏼 Do you try to avoid (plastic) packaging, too?
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#plasticfreefoodie #reducewaste #unpackaged #unverpackt #plastikfrei #wochenmarkt #farmersmarket #shoplocal #seasonalproduce #supportlocalbusinesses #chooseorganic #ökologisch #organicmoments #eatrealfood #plantbasedwholefoods #eatmoreplants #f52farmstand #lifeandthyme #uglyproduceisbeautiful #thechalkboardeats #foodandwine #foodwinewomen
Messy breakfast bowl after my 7k run this morning at -4°C. I'm slowly easing back into a running routine. 👟💪🏼 I actually started out with 3.5k which is barely anything - but I believe any exercise is great for your body! 🙂 And every day is different after all. Do you run?

For this #adaptogenic porridge I used 5-grain flakes, gingerbread spice, #chaga powder, flax seeds, walnuts, coconut flakes, grated ginger and orange zest with oat milk. Toppings include #oatyogurt, #grapefruit filets, kiwi, #cacaonibs, #beepollen, hemp hearts and a generous drizzle of almond butter.
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#chagamushroom #porridgelover #oatmealporn #breakfastinspo #breakfastbowl #citrusseason #vitaminboost #eatseasonal #winterfruit #seasonalproduce #plantbasedliving #eatmoreplants #eatwellbewell #nourishingfood #nutritiousanddelicious #postrunfuel #foodwinewomen #lifeandthyme #f52farmstand #foodspiration #thechalkboardeats