Our resident Yogi, India Reinartz, has some awesome tips to help keep you healthy, happy and wise.
India’s Top 5 Tips for Overall Wellness:
1) drink lots of water – drink as much as you can!
2) Keep your attitude positive – don’t let negative energy bring you down.
3) Live on the edge and get a little crazy – we all need to let our hair down and keeping your lifestyle balanced is key!
4) Eat a balanced diet, don’t skip meals. Learn to understand what your body needs to eat for nourishment.
5) Take rest and use your creative energy in whatever way you can. Feed your mind with wonderful stimulation and your positivity will flow!
We hope you’ve enjoyed these 5 fabulous tips by India! You can read more of India’s surfing and lifestyle tips by staying tuned to Ola and keeping an eye on India’s website: www.papayawellness.com
There’s nothing better than a delicious Stir-Fry for dinner. They’re fast, easy and taste yum. 🙂
To make this one, you will need:
1kg butternut pumpkin, peeled, cut into 3cm pieces
1/3 cup kecap manis (sweet soy sauce)
2 tablespoons Ayam oyster sauce
1 long red chilli, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
1 tablespoon peanut oil
1 brown onion, cut into thin wedges
2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
2 zucchini, halved lengthways, sliced diagonally
1 medium eggplant, cut into 2cm pieces
2 eggs, lightly beaten
Fast version: Place pumpkin on a microwave-safe plate. Add 2 teaspoons cold water. Cover loosely with plastic wrap. Microwave on high (100%) for 3 to 4 minutes or until just tender. Drain.
Long version: Boil water in a saucepan, steam pumpkin until tender.
Combine kecap manis, oyster sauce, chilli and pepper in a small bowl.
Heat a wok over high heat. Add half the oil. Swirl to coat. Add onion and garlic. Stir-fry for 2 minutes or until softened. Add remaining oil. Swirl to coat. Add zucchini and eggplant. Stir-fry for 4 to 5 minutes or until tender. Add pumpkin. Stir-fry for 2 minutes. Add egg. Stir-fry for 1 minute or until egg is just cooked. Add sauce mixture. Stir-fry for 1 to 2 minutes or until heated through. Serve.
If you are a Pinterest or Tumblr fan, you’ve probably come across Fitspiration before. Pictures of toned young ladies with quotes like
“Work Hard or Go Home”
photoshopped across the background.
I won’t lie, I love looking at Fitspiration. The women have incredible bodies and they do inspire me occasionally. But more often than not, I sit there for hours reading inspirational quotes and looking at incredibly fit women, instead of actually getting up and exercising.
Me. On Pinterest.
I’m sure you’ll agree this is pretty counter productive. So I came up with a quote to make myself get off the couch and do something instead of searching images to inspire me.
“If I worked out as much as I trawled facebook, Tumblr and Pinterest. I’d be pretty freaken fit”.
I’m no gym junkie but I like exercising because it makes me feel good and helps me deal with stress. The challenge in this day and age is doing it healthy.
I find that looking at ‘Fitspiration’ often makes me feel unacomplished. Where as actually getting up and doing exercise even if it’s for 5 minutes, makes me feel great.
(You said it sister!)
So if you’ve found yourself getting addicted to pinning fitspiration and are not actively inspiring yourself. Get up, turn of the computer and go for a walk. I bet you will feel 100x better that you would after an hour of searching for fitspiration.
Do you find Fitspiration inspiring?
Juices for Vitality
Feeling a little sluggish? Tired or just lacking energy? Want to surf longer, paddle harder and get wave after wave? Why not enter the world of raw juicing.
In such a technological age a lot of us seem to ignore or minimise natural therapies, when really they are the best thing for us. The team at Ola Nina has become a little juice crazed lately so we’ve decided to share all our recipes. For maximum juicing results use a juicer with a 1200 watt motor.
Below is one our favourites:
Berry Morning Delight
(Makes about two glasses)
You will need
A generous handful of blueberries, blackberries and raspberries
1 ripe banana
A cup of soy milk
A tablespoon of honey
Two tablespoons of vanilla yogurt
A teaspoon of chia seeds
Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until a smooth texture. Add crushed ice if desired.
Do you love tea? Our delicious Radiance Tea will make your day.
Dried dandelion (2 teaspoons)
Mint (1 handful)
Boil the water and fill a tea pot. Add dandelion, lemon juice and a a handful of shredded mint leaves. Leave to stand for 3 mins. Add lemon slices to serve.
Dandelion and Lemon are used for detoxifying the body and help restore your inner glow. Mint is rich in Vitamins A and C and contains smaller amounts of Vitamin B2. It also adds a fresh flavour and smells delicious. Herbal tea is also good for rehydration.
Bit of health and wellness inspiration from our friends in the blog-o-sphere. You know these words are good for you!
Check out our new list of raw juices and smoothies in our Health and Wellness section
Our new favourite Australian swimwear label Tallow, has been showcased on a cute little blog called Spell and the Gypsy Collective.
As summer nears, this Byron Bay based swimwear company is well worth checking out for sexy wetsuits and lovely surf inspired outfits.