Anti-aging, Fitness & Wellness and some yummy TR90 V-Shake – Vanilla Vegan Protein Shake recipes

Now it is more important than ever to stay focused.

Since last year made us revise and change our lifestyles significantly, many of us have decided to learn new skills.

In my case I have started studying and investigating anti-aging nutrition, fitness supplements, and beauty devices.

Inspired by a friend of mine who introduced me to a new range of products 3 years ago, I initially tried and consumed the products but since February 2020 I have dedicated more time to exploring this area.

I have also started creating my own recipes, as I am a big fan of vegan protein, and always looking for ideas to incorporate this into my meals. So I will be publishing some of my favourites, all created with TR90 V-Shake – Vanilla Vegan Protein Shake

Simple (almost sugar-free) Vegan Apple Crumble

  • 3 medium apples), peeled, cored and sliced to 1 cm thick
  • 2 tbspgolden caster sugar

For the crumble

  • Flour, I use spelt
  • 1 scoop of TR90 vegan vanilla protein powder.
  • 110g olive oil
  • 1 tbsp rolled oats

To serve

If you are feeling like  real ice cream go for it. I also make aVegan Vanilla Ice Cream – yep that is a different recipe – check it out below:

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat the oven to 190C/170 fan/gas 5. (optional) Toss the apples with some golden caster sugar and put in a baking dish.

  • STEP 2

    For the crumble topping, mix the flour and TR90 V-Shake – Vanilla Vegan Protein Shake in a bowl with a pinch of salt. Rub the olive-oil in with your fingertips until the mixture looks like moist breadcrumbs. Shake the bowl and any big bits will come to the surface – rub these in too. 

  • STEP 3

    Pour the crumble mix over the apples to form a pile in the centre, then use a fork to even out. Gently press the surface with the back of the fork so the crumble holds together and goes crisp, then lightly drag the fork over the top for a decorative finish. Sprinkle the oats over evenly. 

  • STEP 4

    Place on a baking tray and put in the oven for 35-40 mins, until the top is golden and the apples feel very soft when you insert a small, sharp knife. Leave to cool for 10 mins before serving.

PROTEIN ICE CREAM

Ingredients

  • 3 medium frozen bananas
  • 1 scoop TR90
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts, roasted peanuts or other toppings of choice (optional)

Put all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend till smooth.

Put it in the freezer

Enjoy!

A message from Team SambaCouture

To our SambaCouture community

Due to current exceptional circumstances and postponement of WBFF competition dates we just wanted to update you on what we are doing.

As we are adjusting to a new routine,we are working in shifts from our studio to guarantee the safety of our staff and to make sure our deliveries still leave on time.

For all of you who have had your competitions postponed, we will hold your orders and adapt to the new delivery dates when they have been announced. Should you require your bikini sooner please let us know, as our logistics partner DHL.com is operating as usual.

Our team is incredibly grateful for your continued patience and continued support during this time.

For any queries or concerns please contact us by replying to this email, or direct to info@sambacouture.com or via our WhatsApp customer services helpline +44 7770 564 742

We will keep you updated on any further developments.

Stay safe and look after your loved ones.

ELIN RITTER

Director and Founder

SambaCouture

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The meaning of Samba Couture

Samba Couture is a fusion of Brazilian Carnival inspired bikinis and costumes using the finest beads and feathers combined with an exquisite haute couture finishing.

Who are you? An Angel or an Amazon?

From having lived in Rio de Janeiro and danced and performed in the carnival many times, my standards of beauty changed. Brazilian women embrace their bodies in a way other women don’t. Brazilian women aren’t ashamed to look sexy. Vanity is not a bad thing here. Skinny just isn’t seen as sexy and it’s sex appeal that defines attractiveness. I always try to bring this feeling into my designs, this natural confidence, of being comfortable in your own skin. The Samba Couture customer encompasses all of this. Sophisticated, elegant, and who knows good quality, and why 5mm can make all the difference in the fit of a bikini.

Am literally obsessed with beads, and am always researching new styles and ideas, to be a step ahead of the competition.

To be continued…

What is Samba?

Samba is a Brazilian musical genre and dance style, with its roots in Africa via the West African slave trade and African religious traditions, particularly of Angola and the Congo, through thesamba de roda genre of the northeastern Brazilian state of Bahia from which it derived. Although there were various forms of samba in Brazil with popular rhythms originated from drumming, samba as a music genre has its origins in Rio de Janeiro, the former capital of Brazil.

Evelyn Bastos, rainha de bateria da Mangueira (drum queen of Mangueira Samba School, Rio de Janeiro)

Evelyn Bastos, rainha de bateria da Mangueira (drum queen of Mangueira Samba School, Rio de Janeiro)

What cup size are you? Bra measurement cheat sheet

Because in the land of bras, everything is more confusing than it really needs to be: Your bust size and your cup size aren’t the same. The bust size is the literal number you just read on the tape measure while contorting yourself into the “L” shape. The cup size, however, is the difference between your band size and your bust size.

Here’s a chart of standard size differences and how they equate to cup sizes:

If your bust size is less than 1 inch bigger than your band size, you’re a cup size AA.
1-inch difference = A
2-inch difference = B
3-inch difference = C
4-inch difference = D
5-inch difference = DD
6-inch difference = DDD or F
7-inch difference = DDDD or G
8-inch difference= H
9-inch difference = I
10-inch difference = J
11-inch difference = K
12-inch difference = L
13-inch difference = M
14-inch difference = N
15-inch difference = O
Here’s an example from start to finish:

Let’s say you measure around your torso and get the measurement of 33 inches. Because it’s an odd number, you should round up to 34. When you measure around your full bust, you get 36 inches. That means there’s a 2-inch difference between your full bust size and your band size. The chart above says a 2-inch difference is equivalent to a “B” cup size, so your final bra size is: 34B.

Read About The Bespoke Design Process

I often get the question – “how do you manage to create a bikini that fits perfectly even though the client may be 1000 miles away, and can never come to a fitting?”

The answer is EXPERIENCE and CLEAR COMMUNICATION. Obviously we use a measuring chart that all of our clients have to fill in, and with communication and also photos we get it spot on.

We have over 8 years experience making bikinis, and we know that 5mm can make all the difference.

Looking carefully at your client’s proportions is another key factor. You should be wearing the bikini, it should not be wearing you.

 

The Bespoke Process

1. Contact us

Send us a message and tell us more about what you want to order. We will outline a design brief for your and discuss suitable styles and colors. Please allow us at least 4-8 weeks to make your bikini, as we get very busy close to competition time. In exceptional circumstances we can make express orders.

2. Design brief

Once we have agreed on a design we will send you a summary for you to read through together with a deposit request. We require 50% to commence the work , and we have instalment payment plans available to spread the costs. Just ask us!

3. Deposit and order confirmation

Once your deposit has been paid, your order is confirmed. We will submit a design drawing of your bikini. 

4. Measurements

Your measurements are key to make your bikini fit like a glove. We have a detailed guide that we send together with your order confirmation.

Most of our clients are abroad, so it is essential we have precise measurements

5. Work in progress

We make sure you see some previews of how your design is coming along, and if you want via videocall. We will also ask for updated measurements close to delivery time

6. Delivery

We ship everything with DHL express fully insured, unless you prefer to use your own courier. These costs are additional and will be added to the final invoice

Precise handstitching skills are essential

We work with amazing craftspeople—embroiderers, metal welders, feather-makers…

Couture has no limits.

Questions?

Read more here about how to order