ACAI BOWL – ENERGETIC AND SUGAR FREE BREAKFAST

Breakfast is the most important moment of the day!

It is not necessary a nutritionist to have a confirmation, especially if you are a sports type, you will know better your body, and you will have realized that a good energy intake in the morning is essential for the continuation of the day.

With the elimination of refined sugar from eating habits, breakfast was certainly the most complicated meal to rebuild.

Consider that a normally HEALTHY Breakfast, which includes a cup of milk with cereals or a yogurt, bread with jam, fruit and coffee unfortunately contains a few added sugars. Imagine a ” UNHEALTHY BREAKFAST” based on croissants and baked desserts 🙁

Finding a valid, energetic, satiating and good alternative at the same time was not easy. But have discovered Acai Breakfast based on oats was a nice surprise!!:-)

I already knew about the fruit of Acai (there is a bar in Barcelona ZUMITO, where it is possible to try some AMAZING  Acai bowl :-). Acai berries are small, round and purple color.  The Acai plant grows in the swampy areas of the tropical forests of central and South America. It is a fruit rich in fibers, with high satiating power, with large quantities of anthocyanins and flavonoids that are powerful antioxidants that defend the body from free radicals.

But let’s go to the Breakfast 🙂

HOW TO PREPARE a good Breakfast based on Acai?

I have experimented and combined various recipes (these are not original recipes, but my version of the famous ACAI BOWL fashionable Californian’s meal). The original acai bowl is an Acai berry cream made with Greek yogurt.

THE ORIGINAL RECIPE of the acai bowl is based on Greek yogurt and coconut milk, honey, banana frozen , berries frozen, Acai berries or Acai powder (1 teaspoon). All blended in a mixer and garnished with coconut, granola and other fresh fruit to taste, usually berries and strawberries.

Early morning experiments led me to formulate a variant of the original recipe.

I created an AVENA ACAI BOWL with no added sugar, it consists of a “porridge” based on small oats, cooked over low heat with water (you can cook it with oat milk o rice milk), with the addition of frozen raspberries to give a slightly sweeter taste. When cooking for about 5 minutes, add a tablespoon of Acai powder and continue to mix. Garnish the recipe with fresh fruits, apple, kiwi, chia seeds, or almonds, walnuts and a sprinkling of oats.

I tried different combinations of AVENA ACAI BOWL, probably the version that i prefered  was the variant with Mango. Give space to imagination and create your own ACAI BOWL !!!

Preparing breakfast is very simple, you will lose only 10 minutes to prepare it (cooking 5 min + cut the fruit and garnish 5 min). Afterwards sip your coffee or tea, and you are ready to face the busy day without SUGAR!

HOW TO END YOUR SUGAR ADDITION IN 21 DAYS

Start the new year with a positive charge, a “clean” charge made of new sensations and discovering a new kind of well-being.

This is the REAL motivation behind the choice of wanting to start a new food journey, more healthy and balanced. A jouney that can be started with the radical elimination of refined sugars from one’s eating habits. A 21-day SUGAR FREE challenge that can change your life 🙂

For who likes the good food, sweets, chocolate, wine seems impossible to think such a thing, but the desire for well-being can lead you to start this experience. You will enjoy many benefits, and you will notice them, day after day, so you will want to continue the SUGAR FREE challenge.

The first 7 days are not easy, you will enter the kitchen and you leave without having eaten nothing, you will come back another time and you will ask: Is it possible that all the foods contain sugar? Yes, many foods, sometimes even the most apparently healthy, contain refined sugar. The first days the fixed thought will be: it will be 21 hell days!

Finding yourself in the kitchen, at home or on the street, thinking what I can eat during these 21 days? Sugar really creates a strong dependency, eliminating it radically creates imbalance, and nervousness, except to discover, step by step, that its elimination in a short time, generates an incredible state of well-being.

After about 8-10 days you start to sleep better, you feel with better energy (refined sugar does not bring energy, it decreases your energy!), you are not always tired anymore, your mind is more alive, you will no longer have continuous hunger during the day (sugar does not satisfy, generates hunger), your body changes, during workouts you improve your performance without decreasing energy, you feel more charged, everything motivates you so much that you only want to keep feeling good.

After 15 days, the general well-being achieved will surprise you. Sleeping 6hrs consecutive during night is no longer a mirage for those who suffer from insomnia. You feel full of positive energy, and very motivated to want to continue this lifestyle for a long time. Begin to take care of the nutrition even more, you no longer want to feel tired, to feel “impure” and the desire to feel healthy and “clean” pushes you to change even more habits and nutrition. You will feel the need to eat healthier and to feel cleaner  reduce the meat consumption, dairy products and carbohydrates such as bread, pizza and pasta.

LET’S START!

HOW TO TRY TO ELIMATE THE SUGARS

Tips:

  • Begin this pursuit of the 21 days with a friend, the motivation will be double
  • Every time that you feel a slight sensation of hunger, fill it with any food that does not contain sugar (try not to tamper this feeling with the fruit !!!!). Suggestions: dried fruit such as almonds, walnuts, rice cakes, avocado, salmon
  • Do not overdo the fruit and above all avoid consumption in the evening
  • Preference is given to vegetable carbohydrates: legumes such as lentils, barley, chickpeas, quinoa and fish
  • Preference raw vegetables
  • Recommend for a great breakfast: acai bowl based on oats, with pieces of fruit (rich, energetic and healthy)

 

TAKE A BREAK, NEW COLLECTION ONLINE #AWAYACASUAL

AWAYA launches TAKE A BREAK, a Casual Collection inspired by different moods such as urban, beachstyle and elegance sportswear.

“Today people need to feel simple, sporty and fashion, they need an active wardrobe, we chose the colors, the semplicity and the sporty elegance to be worn in the city,” commented Paola and Silvia Saitta AWAYA’s owners.  “We started from the choise of every day clothing, like a hoodie, t-shirt – and give them a touch of light and youthfulness, with a nod to denim.”

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AWAYA lancia TAKE A BREAK, una Collezione Casual inspirata a diversi stati d’animo, urbano, beachstyle , ed elegante sportivo.

“Oggi le persone vogliono sentirsi semplici, sportive e alla moda, hanno bisogno di un “armadio attivo”. Cosi abbiamo scelto i colori, la semplicitĂ  e l’eleganza sportiva da indossare in cittĂ ”, commentano Paola e Silvia Saitta creatrici del brand AWAYA. “Abbiamo cominciato dalla scelta dei capi  che si utilizzano nella vita di tutti i giorni, come una felpa con ed una t-shirt – e  abbiamo dato loro un tocco di luce e giovinezza, con un cenno di denim”.

La nuova collezione Casual Collection maschile e femminile, offre colori brillanti e classici, un remix di vibrazioni eleganti tipiche dello stile italiano ed Eclettiche proprio come la cittĂĄ di Barcellona.

Speriamo che la nuova Linea Casual sia di vostro gradimento, e che possiate colorare e far vibrare le strade delle cittĂĄ di tutto il mondo.

La nuova Collezione Casual è disponibile online a partire da oggi www.awayawear.com

 

TAKE A BREAK!

Paola e Silvia Saitta

RUNNING IN A SKIRT AWAYA

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The skirt is the definition of femininity and often creates a flattering figure.

AWAYA’s skirt is the perfect choice for fashion-conscious women athlete. Ideal for Running, Padel, Fitness, Gym is definitely my favorite piece of running attire for its high performance design and super stylish fit.

There are running skirts with and without a built-in inner pant (or inner tights). AWAYA’S Skirt with inner pant, this offers optimum freedom of movement, even on running and fitness. The mesh shorties help you stay cool and dry on long or short runs.

The fabric has a high stretch factor, is very breathable. The inner pant is very light, thin fabric with a generous mesh. “Remember that the fabric should be soft, light, and thin, but also robust enough to withstand a lot of wash cycles.”

 

IMPORTANT FEATURE!!!
Your AWAYA running skirt must has a pocket on the waistband (back) for stowing keys, cash and so on.  This way your keys or phone or gels don’t “jog” with you, even during fast running intervals or during your fitness training.

 

Choose our design to be stylous !!!!

HAWAII, CORAL AND AWAYA BLACK EDITION

 

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AWAYA MORNING YOGA ON THE BEACH

WAKING UP is hard to do. Even if you’ve gotten a full eight to ten hours of shut-eye, getting out of bed in the morning can be such a drag…and if you’re body’s not energized from the get-go, it can be rough to get your day on track. Wake up your senses first thing in the morning with a class of  yoga.

Most people love the idea of exercising on the beach with a nice and comfortable outfit AWAYA FITNESS

Sand is a great medium for a workout–it forces you to balance and use muscles you might not be using in your typical routine. But how do you exercise on the beach?

 

Why do yoga on the beach? 

Practicing yoga on the beach is a full mind, body and soul experience. The smell of salt in the air, the feel of sand on your body and the soothing sound of waves crashing onto the beach gives the perfect scene for a calm setting. When you practice near or on the beach, your yoga practice becomes heightened and an amazing, beautiful experience where you feel 100% connected to yourself, at peace and completely alive.

Simply by connecting our breath to movement we become more aware, present and less tense.

We use our five senses to become even more in touch with ourselves, taking the mind off of our thoughts, the chatter, the tension, the past and the future – leaving us a whole lot happier and healthier after that one hour together.

Being aware of your senses brings you to a more focused, lighter and calm state of being – something I think we can all agree we need more of in our lives on a daily basis! Consider each sense during your practice…

 

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AWAYA FITNESS ESSENTIALS

“Once you go black you’ll never go back”

Thumbs up for our brand New Fitness Collection, featuring tops and bottoms, where style and comfort are the main protagonists!

Match your favorite TOP with the LEGGINGS’ design that fits you the most and dare to stand out of the crowd.
The eclectic style that characterize our garments make it easy to go from a sport to another (including water sport) without needing to change. Isn’t it great, walking out of the gym and diving straight into the ocean for a surf session in the same gorgeous outfit?

We are fond of the “the black edition”, because with good basic you’ll have endless options – and you never go wrong with black, right?

Don’t forget that shopping is a sport too, so click on the links below and buy buy buy!

—> http://www.awayawear.com/en/fitness-collection/

 

FIT BLACK

AWAYA’S HISTORY

AWAYA is created in Barcelona in the last April 2016 by the italian sisters Paola and Silvia Saitta
Our passion for outdoor sports, good and healthy life, Italian Fashion, texstyle background and new technologies has driven us to create fashion gear www.awayawear.com to enable you to freely enjoy and challenge yourself in the worlwide.

We want to inspire people from all over the world to live joyful adventures.

“A JOYFUL SPIRIT IS A EVIDENCE OF A GRATEFUL HEART” (INSIDE YOURSELF)

 

LOGO’S HISTORY

The W of our logo comes from a lotus flower. Lotus is one of the most beautiful and admired aquatic plants, not only for its ornamental effect but also for its significance in many Oriental cultures. Lotus flower has come to be associated with purity and beauty. In the night time the lotus close its flowers and sink into the water. In actual fact the lotus slowly emerges from a pond over a three day period and than blooms in the morning until mid afternoon.

W is the beginning of the words WIND, WATER, WAVE and WOMAN. These four elements inspired us.

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#AWAYAEVENT RUN & SUP

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Stiamo preparando il prossimo Evento AWAYA!

Seguiteci sulla nostra pagina facebook.

Buon allenamento!

Fitness su una tavola : TOTAL SUP BODY

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Total Sup Body

Una sequenza di esercizi di aerobica e fitness sulla tavola da SUP per tonificare e potenziare tutti i muscoli del corpo ottenendo ottimi risultati giĂ  in poche lezioni.

Una nuova tecnica di allenamento divertente ed efficace adatta sia a uomini che donne.

Gli esercizi si eseguono su una tavola adatta , che permette di agganciare gli elastici , cosĂŹ’ che, l’allenamento diventa ancora piĂš’ duro ed efficace!

Aumento della forza e del  tono muscolare sono garantiti, inoltre  migliora il sistema neurologico e poi ,si sa, stare a contatto con il mare rendi felici!

Scarica  sul tuo cellulare l’applicazione “Pilates sup beach”, potrai tenerti in contatto con Ely e provare la tua lezione di TOTAL SUP BODY se passerai da Barcellona.

SUP YOGA AND PILATES

Ely is a SUP Pilates expert and works in Barcelona, Spain, where she runs her business: Pilates SUP Beach, which she teaches in classes, in front of the famous luxury W-Hotel.

AWAYA is pleased to announce its latest “Awaya” Ambassador,
Ely (Elisabet) Merino from Spain, who became part of the “Awayagirls” team. She works between March and November in front of the W Hotel, located in the historic city of Barcelona, where she runs her super busy classes: Pilates SUP Beach.
WELCOME ELY!

“My classes are 50′ ones” explains Ely.
“And they start with generic articolar mobility exercises to a knowledge the breathing part and the client’s posture on the board followed by tone up exercises that involve the abdominal muscles and gluteus, then learning how to hold still the back and to follow more difficult exercises where balance is involved.”
On top of being an activity that increases our body’s awareness, developing coordination, agility and resistance, Pilates on the stand up paddle tones up all the muscles in our body, the undulatory movement of the board helps relaxing and releasing the tension and it’s an extremely entertaining and stimulating group activity.
For more information:
www.pilatessupbeach.com