I have made a vlog showing how I make my Acai bowls in collaboration with Sambazon!

In the mornings, especially when the weather is hot, there is nothing better than starting the day with a delicious bowl of goodness! After lots of trial and error, I have found my perfect way of making Acai bowls. When I first started I used Acai powder but found it hard to get the right consistency. But with Sambazons frozen product, it works well and you can make a great design afterwards! I hope you like the video, let me know what you think xx

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As many in this world are, I am obsessed with superfoods. I could honestly eat health bowls all the time, but a personal favourite is Acai. I started eating this whilst travelling and enjoyed it so much, but its only now reaching the european shops. Back in the UK for the week I wanted to introduce my family to the Acai bowls too, the brand I use to make my bowls at home is Sambazon, already made into a frozen package that was wild- Harvested from the Amazon rainforest. All you have to do is add water or non dairy milks and your favourite fruits to make delicious bowls or smoothies. (I will be making a post this week on how I make and decorate mine.)

So why Sambazon? Well as we know Acai is a superfood, meaning it is full of antioxidants and healthy omegas, but Sambazon is Organic, sustainably harvested and fair trade. Which means you're not only eating goodness but sharing goodness too! But that isn't everything, by buying their products you are also helping build schools, medical centers, community centers, and water filtration systems in Brazil and helping to protect 2 million acres of the Amazon Rainforest. Isn't that amazing?

It is a delicious and easy breakfast that makes your tummy feel good, plus its vegan and gluten free! After eating the yummy bowls in a little cottage in a village called Looe with my family, I am pleased to say that they all enjoyed it and are looking forward to more this week!

Thank you Sambazon for letting me try your delicious Acai xx

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Since Friday I have been travelling to see my family, I flew to Germany to visit my mothers side of the family, meeting my mum there after 3 month of not seeing one another and then on Monday I went home and drove straight to a beautiful fishing village called Looe so that I could spend a few days with my Parents and brother, just relaxing and being close to my Grandparents to make a quick visit.

Yesterday we made a visit to the Eden Project, located in Cornwall. This is the worlds biggest greenhouse with over a million different plants and three biomes domes, one is the tropical rainforest, one imitating the Mediterranean and an outdoor one. It was built after the demolition of the area by companies to get as much China clay from the land, they created huge craters taking the clay and building mountains around the sides of just grey nothingness. The project was started by Tim Smit and designed by architect Nicholas Grimshaw and engineering firm Anthony Hunt.

The main point that they want to teach and share with others is sustainability! They want to promote through informal learning and engage everyone with information about local, regional and national work that teaches people what we can achieve when we work with nature. It is a beautiful garden that you will need quite a few of hours to walk around, here you can experience growing your own food, how there are so many different ways to produce energy without ruining the environment and reducing our carbon footprint.

The different types of plants are incredible, we saw Acai plants, and tried a delicious smoothie made of home grown Baobab. And with the largest indoor rainforest in the world you get to fully submerge yourself into a different environment. There is so much going on in this world, so many beautiful environments being grown, but it is also so so needed, every time we cut down trees they release the CO2 that they were using to grow and that is our source of oxygen that we need every second of every day, the habitats allow different species of animals to live and thrive, without their environment they would die. We need to work together with this world because we are only exceeding our carrying capacity because we grow our own crops and made uninhabitable areas livable, but we will eventually reach a carrying capacity that we cannot exceed so must work with this world to extend that period of time as long as we can, our future generations deserve that.

If ever you are near cornwall, I would highly recommend having a visit here, especially with children. There is so much to learn and see here. It really lifts your spirit when you see how passionate people are about this world and want to share their findings to hopefully make a difference. With it being so busy I really hope this place makes an impact on people so that together we can really start making changes xx

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An important way for me to educate myself, especially before I start studying, is to read articles from many writers about sustainable and environmental topics. I thought it would be nice to share a few every now and then that I find interesting and really make me think.

Today I read an article on LinkedIn written by Kofi Annan, about city pollution and how it’s time to make changes as we grow our incredible cities around the world. The first few sentences straight away caught my attention and had me really thinking, it begins with;

‘Cities are all about people. They are home to 50% of the world’s population, yet cover only 2% of our planet’s surface. They consume up to 80% of our power and are responsible for 75% of CO2 emissions.’

How can something that is only 2% of our planet’s surface create 75% of the CO2 emissions? The more we are evolving and other countries are wanting to create more cities like the ones we live in, the more urgent it is for us all to be educated and create a world that can be sustainable and give our future generations the chance to have a healthy world. Although building a city is on a lot larger scale, there are still things we can all do. As we grow older and start looking into the houses we want to live in, and if we are lucky build ourselves, we should all think about becoming more self-sufficient. Solar panels for example are a great addition to our otherwise empty roofs, that can not only lower your bills but create a green alternative to getting energy. My parents have a water turbine under the house that along with the solar panels generates all of their electricity and heats the water. If new builds followed more of these positive changes, and the larger cities that are being built have more thought towards making a difference, I know we could really save this beautiful planet.

Read here , the great article that I saw today. What difference can you make? xx

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When the summer months start and we begin sitting outside with less and less clothing, absorbing the sun rays and tanning our skin, we relax and enjoy the warmth finally seeping back into our bones but what if we can make a difference whilst relaxing?

I have a multitude of countries mixed in my family tree so absorb the sun rather well, with some sun tan lotion and not sun bathing during the middle of the day I am good at protecting my skin and getting a tan but afterwards is when it becomes more important, when the skin starts to feel dry thats when my tanning process begins. I moisturise at least once a day and that is how I keep my tan longer and keep my skin from peeling, to help me with this I use Vaseline intensive care cocoa radiant lotion.

For me this lotion really holds the moisture in my skin and allows my tan to linger when the darker months start. However it isn't only a good lotion, it is at this moment in time still owned by Unilever, so they created the 'Vaseline healing project', they have set out to help millions of people with their essential skin care needs. For example dried or cracked feet from walking long distances can stop people being able to walk, and in turn walking to work and providing for their children. So Vaseline have been donating products to refugee camps in different countries and for every unit they sold, they donated 2 cents to the camps and countries they are supporting.

Its a small change like that, making sure the moisturisers you use help others in need. I think its a great thing when large companies try to make a difference for people that are less fortunate. I am set on changing all my products that we use in the household to be more supportive with companies who try to make a difference, whether thats giving to others, using more sustainable materials or being all round sustainable products. Hopefully the more people make conscious decisions with what they buy, the more companies will start to care and try to make a difference. To read more about the Vaseline healing project click here

Lets make the world happy, lets make a difference! I hope this puts a smile on your face like it does for me xx

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