Healthier choice: Yoga and Easy Tasty Meals with Keds & Rawsome Malaysia

Rawsome Malaysia

In conjunction with the International Women's Day, I had a good time celebrating it with Keds and Rawsome Malaysia at Rawsome's space located at T6, Sg Buloh. The best part of it other than having the chance to share nutritional information during the DIY Healthy Meals Workshop - which explained the reasons for choosing healthier choices of ingredients in your meal preparation, an hour of yoga time with an experienced practitioner had lighted up this short and simple celebration. Every yoga time with different groups of people is always inspiring. :)

Thanks to the photographers of the day, you guys are all awesome memories keepers.

Keds’ Spring 2018 collection
Check out the Keds’ Spring 2018 collection available at selected Stadium, Studio R, Royal Sporting House as well as Parkson, Robinsons, Sogo KL, and Zalora.

Keds’ Spring 2018 collection
Thank you Keds Malaysia
There're a lot of designs and colours to choose from, but this classic one is the best for me.
Love it so much ♥

I started my yoga journey while embarking on my first full-time career with a talented colleague, Jenice Fong. Other than yoga, we also conducted sessions like Zumba, Tabata, it was really fun. I began to join Yoga class in AshBeNimble with Stephanie after that; and then I joined regular classes in Dyoga Hub Tropicana Avenue, Petaling Jaya. No not going to forget WaiWai, specialized in Yin Yoga; Janine, a young yoga instructor; and Dolores, the passionate founder of Dyoga Hub. If it's not that I don't have a fixed stay in the city, I wouldn't have changed the classes. Thanks to all inspiring yoga teachers that I've met, thankful enough.

Yoga @ Rawsome Malaysia
 Just a starter with a good stretch

Yoga @ Rawsome Malaysia

Yoga @ Rawsome Malaysia - The triangle pose 

Yoga @ Rawsome Malaysia - The tree pose

Yoga @ Rawsome Malaysia - Chair pose - variation

Yoga @ Rawsome Malaysia - Acro Yoga
Acro Yoga is the best!

Yoga @ Rawsome Malaysia
With the Yoga instructor Ms. Lim Lay Gaik

 The connection between partners got to be strong. This is my third time doing this and it failed every time. I have to learn to give trust to other that "if I fall you gonna catch me well!"

The DIY Healthy Meals Workshop started after lunch. I'm glad to have met the two friendly ladies, Jessie and Justine, from the press and media. We will meet again someday, I hope so.

Rawsome Malaysia
"Buddha Bowl with Asian Spicy Sauce"
The Soba Noodle with cashews, raw mushrooms, soft boiled eggs, corn, carrots, and lettuce.

Rawsome Malaysia
"Vegetarian Nasi Lemak"
Brown rice and quinoa in coconut oil, chia seed sambal, green beans, roasted cashews and soft boiled eggs and vegetarian soy-meat curry

The DIY Healthy Meals Workshop
1. Buckwheat Soba Noodle Wrap
2. Chia Seeds Pudding
Both recipes provided by Rawsome Malaysia

Rawsome Malaysia - Buckwheat Soba Noodle Wrap
1. Buckwheat Soba Noodle Wrap

These are all the ingredients used:
- Buckwheat Soba Noodle
- Mushroom
- Inari skin (tofu pouches)
- Carrots and Lettuces

Rawsome Malaysia - Buckwheat Soba Noodle Wrap
Arrange the ingredients based on your preference, and roll it over

Rawsome Malaysia - Buckwheat Soba Noodle Wrap
Do you know?
Soba noodles are Japanese noodles that are made from buckwheat flour. 

They are a good source of nutrients - carbohydrates, protein (comparing with other grains produces), manganese and thiamine. Even though soba noodles don't offer a significant difference in the amount of other vitamins and minerals, but it contains more fiber than traditional pasta, and, lower in Glycemic Index (GI), which is a better choice for diabetes patients.

Health benefits include plasma cholesterol level reduction, neuroprotection, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic effects, and improvement of hypertension conditions.

Since buckwheat does not contain gluten, buckwheat noodles are a good choice for people following a gluten-free diet or those who are having celiac disease.

[Reference 2]

Chia Seeds Pudding
2. Chia Seeds Pudding

There are a lot of choices of ingredients to choose from to make a serving of healthy breakfast or as a meal replacement (for weight management):
- Chia Seeds soaked in milk/ soy milk (soy milk suitable for lactose intolerance)
Goji Berries (high in antioxidants)
- Almonds flakes
- Organic cocoa nibs (high in antioxidants)
- Digestive biscuit crumbs
- Oreo biscuit crumbs
- Passion fruits
- Kiwi purees
- Mango purees
- Strawberry purees
- Dragon fruit purees

You can have other ingredients adding in based on your preference, for example, raisin or dried cranberries, other types of nuts, different fruits purees.

Packing own lunch, self-preparation of food sounds like a heavy duty for most of the people now. So for those who always short of time especially in the morning, busy and rushing out to work, or those who opt for small and convenience meals, these simple recipes will be helpful. It can be kept in the fridge and you will have your quick breakfast ready for the next day!

Chia Seeds Pudding

Benefits of Chia Seed

Do you know?
Chia seeds are from the member of the mint family.

It's popular with its ability to swell and form jelly-like texture, as versatile ingredients which can be eaten raw, soaked in milk, yogurt, honey, smoothies or juices.

Chia seeds are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acid - ALA (Alpha Linolenic Acid), which is one of the polyunsaturated fatty acids. It's known for its anti-inflammatory and protective effects on the heart.

They also are a good source of fiber, benefit bowel regularity, and digestive health. The rich fiber content in chia seeds gives people a feeling of satiety as it absorbs a considerable amount of water and immediately expands in the stomach when eaten. Fiber-rich food also able to slows the glucose passage into the blood, stabilizes the blood glucose level. 

Chia seeds are high in antioxidants (minerals including iron, calcium, magnesium, and zinc), prevent the body from inflammation and free radical damage, support skin's health and speed up the skin’s repair systems.

Chia seeds also provide plant-based sources of protein. An adult would typically consume about 1-2 tbsp of chia seeds daily, which provides approximately 140 kcal (which makes it suitable to be used as meal replacement).

Learned something new about blending aromatherapy oil & basic massage therapy too.


Speaking about the latest nutritional issues or concerns that you can think of, I'm thankful to have a group of professional nutritionists and dietitians with me in this group

This is the umpteenth time of conducting public health talk yet it still gives me butterfly in my stomach every time. Let's get ready for the next one.