Homemade almond milk

As mentioned in one of my previous posts, I have been dealing with some food intolerances in the last months. Whenever I consumed small quantities of dairy products or grains, I quickly had symptoms such as stomach pains, nausea and diarrhea – not fun, I can tell!

With regard to the dairy products, I substituted those with soy milk products – until these too became problematic and made the tummy rumble.

In German supermarkets, you can find numerous alternatives to cow milk: hazelnut milk, rice milk, coconut milk. However, the high prices per litre (EUR 2.5 to EUR 3.0 per litre) is quite high and the list of ingredients quite upsetting: up to 20 grams of sugar and a maximum of 2% of almonds per litre, as well as many stabilizers are nothing I would want in my milk. I am not convinced…

Why not try and make almond milk myself?

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Lavender Body Whip

Since a couple of years now I pay a lot of attention to the ingredients of cremes and cosmetics I’m using. I could identify some that are really good for my skin, as panthenol and tocopherol, also known as vitamin E. But I don’t know most of the other stuff and I wasn’t able to find any explanation on internet also.

So I decided to produce my own cosmetics. The advantage: I know exactly what I’m using, I know where the ingredients are coming from and most important: the creme is fresh and doesn’t need plenty of preservatives! Even if it is written on the any industrial creme how long you can use it once you’ve opened it, do you know when it has been produced? Could be a year ago! Or 2…

 

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Cob houses – build it the modern way!

Cob is mortar made of clay, sand and soil … perhabps you would think of the litte cottages in central africa but believe me, the modern cob houses have nothing to do with them! Cob has become very popular in the United States and all over the world 🙂

The advantages of building with cob are clear: it is ecological, environmental friendly, cheap, the technique is simple and you can extend it very easily later on! But in my eyes the very best of it are the forms and curvatures of the structure that are possible. So this is what modern cob houses look like, I’m so into this!!

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Barcelona Trip!

I had my birthday the 4th of may! And for this occasion we went on a trip to Barcelona! ☺

The city is amazing and just blew me away! Culture, art, architecture, shopping and delicious food… you will find everything you need! Check out my pictures ☺

 

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La Sagrada Familia

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