Posing in California, Like The Stars Do

Posing in California, Like The Stars Do

Sometimes dreams come true, right?

This summer I had the pleasure of flying to Los Angeles for a photoshoot. As I have never been to the West Coast before, this was super exciting for me and I got to work with the amazing Asana Rebel team again.

One of the highlights was the live stream on Facebook, which showed me in action, teaching the local yogis! It was so much fun!

Teaching for the first time in LA, what a dream!

Some days we had to wake up really really early to catch the sunrise. But as you can see, it was  worth it.

Another morning shoot took place at Manhattan beach. It was so early, that the air was still cool and even the sand.

One day we walked along Abbot Kinney Boulevard and could not believe our eyes. This street is full of beautiful street art to enjoy.

I will upload more pictures from my amazing photoshoot in California on my Instagram and Facebook. Stay tuned to see more inspirational pictures.

Love,
Zeynep

Zeynep’s Secrets – Hummus Recipe

Today I want to share with you my Hummus recipe.

To start we have to leave the chickpeas in water overnight. This will allow the chickpeas to soften and makes it easier to peel off the skin.

Once you have peeled off the skin, you just need to add all the other ingredients into the bowl: salt, cumin, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, tahini and give it a good mix. I used a blender.

Now you can add a few more spices, as you wish, and either some parsley or chilli to decorate it.

Enjoy and let me know if you have any questions. I hope it goes well!

Ingredients:

– 500g chickpeas
– 1 glass of tahini
– salt
– 1 tea spoon cumin
– paprika powder
– parsley
– 3-4 garlic
– 4 table spoons fresh lemon juice
– olive Oil

On The Cover Of The Fitness Magazine

Shape Magazine October 2016Some of my German friends have already seen it, I made it onto the front cover of the fitness magazine, Shape. It also includes a DVD, showing me teaching some fitness related yoga routines.

Together with Asana Rebel we have filmed lovely yoga sequences for you to be able to do them at home.

If you have not tried it out yet, check it out, the app is available on the App store.

Namaste, Zeynep.

 

 

Yoga With Me In Your Home

I wanted to share with you pictures from my photoshoot with Asana Rebel. It is the second time I have worked with these brilliant people and it’s always super fun and I am delighted with the results. Their new yoga app is online now, so if you want to try it out and practice yoga with me in your home, download it right now (please note that it is only available in Germany at the moment). Enjoy looking through the pictures!

Zeynep’s Secrets – Super Healthy Bulgur Salad

Today I want to share with you the recipe to a super healthy salad, known as Kisir.
Kisir is the Turkish name of the Bulgur salad and very popular in Turkey.
Bulgur is a form of wheat. It is low in calories and fat, rich in protein and fibre, rich in mineral magnesium and helps reduce weight.

This is what you need:

– 2 cups of Bulgur / wheat
– 4 cups of boiling water
– 1 cup of olive oil
– 1 table spoon of tomato and paprika paste
– 1 tea spoon of paprika powder
– 1 onion
– 2 tomatoes if you wish
– Parsley
– Spring onions
– Lettuce
– 2 lemons
– 1/2 cup of olive oil
– Spices & seasoning (salt, black pepper, paprika, cumin)
– Dill
– Mint

FirstBulgur Salad wash the Bulgur and add 1 cup of Bulgur into a bowl. Add 1 cup of boiling water to the bowl, close the lid and wait for 10 min.

Meanwhile start chopping the parsley, onion, spring onions, mint, and dill into little pieces.

After 10 min the Bulgur should have absorbed the water. Now you can start adding the tomato and paprika paste, lemon juice, olive oil, the spices and then all the greens which you chopped earlier.

Mix it all well with your fingers.

Now take one piece of lettuce and one table spoon of the salad, wrap it in the lettuce and enjoy!

I hope you liked my video. Please give me any feedback and let me know how you get on!

Zeynep’s Secrets – Energy Boosting Smoothie

Zeynep.YogaSo many of my students have asked me in the previous year “What do you eat?”, “What do you have for breakfast”, “How many days do you practice?” etc.

I decided 2016 is the year to give you a little bit more insight into my life and share my secrets with you, how I stay fit, young and still look like 18 even though I’m 31! Yes, for those who didn’t know my age they have probably fallen off the chair already. 😉

So stay tuned on my social media platforms and check out my short videos.
If you have any questions or ideas about what you would like to see in my videos, please get in touch.

This first video shows you how I make my very own energy booster smoothie for 2016! I absolutely love smoothies in the mornings as they give me all the energy I need for the whole day. And yes, I also love exotic fruits, I’ve probably tried all of them and can tell you how they taste like. 😉

All you need is the following (serving 2 people):

– Blender
– 1/4 of a pineapple
– An orange
– A lime
– 3 mini banana chiquitas
– 1/2 a mango
– 4 physalis
– Basil
– Parsley
– Cress if you have some (I used a beetroot cress from the garden)
– Organic milk (200ml)
– Moringa powder (2 table spoons)
– Chia seeds (3 table spoons)
– Passion fruit juice (50ml)

When you have chopped up everything, put it into the blender and give it a good mix. If you feel that the smoothie is too thick, you can always add a little bit more fruit juice in, depends on what you have at home. If you like it creamy, add some milk or cream.

When ready pour it into your glass, enjoy and feel that rising energy inside your body. Let 2016 be a healthy year full of energy!