Happy new year to you all!

I took a trip down to ChinaTown for the Chinese luna new year festival for the first time ever ( well that i remember).

It was Red, it was loud, it was fun, it was beautiful and it was crowded.

 

The day started off with me and my sister rushing down to central London, because we were late to see the floats and dancing dragons. The moment we stepped out of the train station, we were met with wall of people also there for Chinese new year celebrations.

The crowds made it difficult to see much of anything but the beautiful decorations above made up for that.

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The hunger got the better of us while we were swimming through the crowds, so I decided to check Happy Cow app and found an amazing restaurant that is not only Raw Vegan but also refined Sugar-free!

[ I was looking for a Vegan Chinese restaurant to keep up the vibe but the only one I found was in Dalston 😥 – will probably check that out on another day ]

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It’s called Vantra Loungevity London

If you are interested in vegan food, definitely go check it out – it is right near M&M world and ChinaTown.

The atmosphere was amazing! Very family friendly. Everyone seemed happy and ready to party and they left the floats out at the end for us to enjoy.

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Being the Year of the Dog, a lot of people brought their dogs to the event and I was planning to bring Duke, however I am glad I did not – Duke might have been trampled. Also I spotted another Shiba there and everyone was stopping this dog and grabbing him – I felt sorry for the shiba.

After a while my sister and I decided to go see the light show at 5.30pm, i thought maybe I could at least film this section and make a video out of the day … we found an amazing position, with full view of it all (so happy) and waited around 30-40 mins there to see the show only to have a tall security guard and people push in front and block our view. If you are short and you haven’t found a good place to stand – I do not recommend waiting for the light show, because you will not see it. ( not to be a Debbie downer haha but it is the truth )

I am so happy I decided to go regardless of how I may have made the experience sound because it was fun, and i’m glad my sister came with me, she was good company. – I would post the picture I took of her here but not sure if she’d want me to 😛

So you can have a picture of me instead :

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The plan was to film the event but it was a bit much to enjoy and film so I just enjoyed.

I definitely recommend getting there in the morning, when they start , as many sections get closed off because of over crowding.

Best part of the day : Raw vegan food, decorations, and atmosphere.

 

Christina Sky

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So, I wanted to do a quick update on my sugar-free journey because I realise with recent events, that I have fallen off the bandwagon and haven’t explained anything to you, my sugar-free friends.

 

Going back to eating sugar has definitely resulted in my facial skin going back to looking bad and spotty, and the fat I lost during the challenge on my back and abdomen is slowly returning.

I really could go into a million excuses as to why and how but thats exactly what they are – just excuses.

So basically I did a month of being sugar free and it was amazing! I did it, it was easy and the results physically and mentally were amazing.

this is the video of me talking through my results with before and after pictures ^^

and heres me explaining why I done it :

This was only about 3months ago

and previous to that I did it for 90days.

But just like when I did it for 90 days –

I fell off the bandwagon and started eating sugar again.

It’s become increasingly hard to do, when outside of the challenge and behind closed doors, I can secretly fulfil cravings whenever I please. Where as when I am in the spotlight, I feel the stronger need to keep up the sugar -free life. I am in a constant battle with myself to stop eating sugar and it is extremely stressful.

I am currently working on a dream wall and a part of the dream wall, I am going to add a section all about the reasons why I am sugar-free so I can get up and read it every day and rewire my mind deeper so I can let go of these poisonous products. I thought that I could do this as easily as I became vegan…. but I have come to realise my relationship with sugar, is far deeply rooted then it was for me and animal products.

I wasn’t really a big fan of dairy or meat so going vegan, cold turkey, was easy to do, plus I hadn’t really eaten red meat since I was about 12 years old.

Sugar on the other hand is something I have eaten at high doses on a daily basis since I was born. As a teenager most of my meals were bags of chocolates or sweets, and my diet was never really monitored in my teenage years, eating chocolate and sweets was more encouraged.

The only solution I see here is to really jump into my self and understand my connection with sugar.

My friend, in one of her videos put it quite right :

” …Korea obviously has lots of junk food too, but I have no attachment , no sentimental attachment to the junk food …”

– Mimimina the Nuevist – Youtube

It is true – I eat a lot of things my mind has a deep set memory toward and connection to – my mind knows – this food is amazing and the second I see it, I get triggered.

It also doesn’t help the I live with my family and I look in the fridge or kitchen and there is snacks, bread, sugar everywhere.

I am going to take time to develop my relationship with fruits and vegetables and diminish my relationship with sugar.

I might even go as far as getting my own mini fridge so I can live with just looking at my own food for a while.

This is definitely something I am set on conquering and making a normal thing in my life just like being Vegan. I am accepting the fact that it may take some time for this to be normal for me, that there may be many ups and downs (lots of me falling off the bandwagon – but picking myself up quicker each time – without pressuring myself too hard) and that it will not be easy.

So I am starting my sugar-free journey up .. right now! 😛

“Letting go of Processed Sugars 2018”

Let me know what you think, and if you have been through this already and conquered it, please do share with me your tips.

Christina Sky

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Here’s a How To video showing you the easiest ways to get your online Vegan Sainsbury’s shopping on

and a few tips to getting cheaper shopping.

I also popped a Haul in the end because some of you asked – so i delivered.

I am trying something a little new and reduced the amount of editing done in this video (thats why it was kinda longer than usual) i wanted it to be a little rawer so I can see if people like things better this way or not also to see if i like it better this way. ( still new to this so i’m experimenting )-let me know what you think….

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BTW – I’m not sponsored and this is not an advertisement – I really just wanted to help out those who have told me they have a hard time with reading labels all the time and the costs of food. I really hope this helps somebody. 🙂

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Christina Sky

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Oh wow!
You will not believe what I have cooked up for you all in the kitchen this week – especially for Valentine’s day!!

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Happy Valentines day my beauties!

I wish you all an amazing day, – scratch that! – an amazing year full of love and happiness!

I decided it was about time I got on with my sugar free experiments and shared with you some deliciousness..

and yes!

I have created this beauty :

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A Sugar-free, Vegan, Rich Chocolate Mousse!!

I knew it would be hard to get sugar free any thing (thats also vegan) but I used my magical secret ingredient and voila! ( not really a secret – it’s just ripe bananas )

I thought if I could use ripe bananas to sweeten my smoothies and pancakes and anything else I have made , then why cant I make a Chocolate.

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(FYI : if your new you might not know, but when I say sugar-free I mean no processed sugars or syrups , etc… only naturally occurring sugars that are still inside the fruit it comes from)

So here’s the recipe :

(be sure to check out the video below too)

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Rich Chocolate mousse! [Sugar-free][Vegan][Dairy-free]

Prep time
10-15 mins .  (blender)
Cook time
Total time
Deliciously Rich Chocolate Mousse.
Nothing special needed but if you want smooth texture and faster delivery then a blender is needed.
Author: Sky Christina
Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: Vegan, Sugar-Free, Dairy-Free
Serves: 2 medium portions or many small portions
Ingredients
CHOCOLATE MOUSSE
  • 2+ very Ripe bananas  ( the riper they are the sweeter it is – this depends on how sweet you want your chocolate – you have control so have lots spare just incase)
  • 1/2 cup 100% Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 cup Plant based milk ( I used coconut milk )
  • 2 Tbsp of melted Coconut oil
TOPPINGS
  • Any thing you like – nuts, seeds, fruits.
No Blender needed Instructions
(Follow the video)
  1. Grab a large bowl
  2. Put in 1/2 cup of 100% cocoa powder and use a fork to mash out the lumps
  3. Add 1/2 cup of Plant based milk ( i used coconut milk ) and mix a little
  4. Add in 2 Tbsp of melted coconut oil ( if not already melted – heat up a little on hob) and mix all together until you get a creamy chocolate consistency.
  5. Add one very ripe banana and mash into chocolate.
  6. Add another ripe banana and mash into chocolate.
  7. Do a taste test to see if this is sweet enough for you, if not, add one more ripe banana.
  8. Scoop your Chocolate Mousse into small little cups or jars / or 2 medium sized jars.
  9. Your Chocolate Mousse is complete, now you can get creative and add any topping you would love. ( check out the video below to see what i did ).
 Or if you have a Blender :
Blender Instructions
  1. Place all CHOCOLATE MOUSSE ingredients into the blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Do a taste test to see if this is sweet enough for you, if not, add one more ripe banana and blend
  3. Scoop your Chocolate Mousse into small little cups or jars / or 2 medium sized jars.
  4. Your Chocolate Mousse is complete, now you can get creative and add any topping you would love. ( check out the video below to see what i did ).
Notes
– Get creative, make some beautiful shapes with your toppings and take some photos to show off how good you are at making a delicious snacks for your Valentine.
– Try different fruits if you want, and different seeds, nuts.
– This is very rich chocolate, so if you are new to being sugar free or vegan the taste may take getting used to.
Love and light
Christina Sky
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Products:

(This is the best online links I can find on amazon – other wise you can buy these at the supermarket or shops like Holland and Barrett)

If you want a blender – i recommend this one – its amazing!

So I created this deliciousness on my first ever day trying out a raw Vegan diet and it was too good not to share with you all. 😛

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Green smoothie breakfast bowl Recipe [ Raw Vegan ]

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Sweet, fruity and nutritious Green smoothie breakfast bowl.
Just a blender is needed and something to chop up your fruit toppings.

 

Author: Sky Christina
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Vegan, Raw-Vegan
Serves: 1 or 2 small portions
 

Ingredients

 

SMOOTHIE
  • 2 Ripe bananas ( the riper they are the sweeter it is )
  • A big handful of Spinach ( or any leafy greens you choose )
  • 3/4 – 1 cup frozen mango
  • about a cup of water ( depends on how thick you want it )
  • a thumb size of ginger (optional – healthy boost)
  • 1/3 cup of oats

 

TOPPINGS
  • 1 Ripe Kiwi ( the riper the sweeter )
  • Honeydew melon (as much as you want)
  • 1 tbsp of Chia seeds
  • sprinkle of oats
  • (or any fruit you like to put on top)

 

Instructions
  1. Place all smoothie ingredients into the blender and blend until smooth, do a taste and consistency test and see if it is to your liking , if not sweet enough – add another ripe banana. if not smooth enough – add some more water.
  2. Slice up Kiwi and Honeydew melon.
  3. Pour smoothie into a bowl.
  4. Sprinkle on toppings.
Notes
– Get creative, make some beautiful shapes with your toppings and take some photos to show off how good you are at making a healthy and beautiful breakfast.
– Try different fruits if you want, and different seeds.
– This will fill you up for a good few hours.

 

Love and light

 

Christina Sky
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