Our first #infinitebreakfast (with master class of yoga included) we organized together Madrid y yo &..yo it’s the reach point of a story we started a long time ago. Since we virtually met, right through this blog, we transformed our growing friendship in the real world in a bunch of projects (and excuses to gather together;). Maria Pilar and I used to meet basically always around a table to share ideas, recipes, good chats and enjoy the consequent brainstorming that always followed. From these meetings were born our Inventories of unique Christmas gifts on their blog, endless walks around Madrid old markets like this and, recently, the restyling of its new website ! It became a natural wish desiring to share and celebrate all this with you … So to start I wish I will thank to all the picniquetters we share the day with, who dared the first ( cold ) Sunday in February to get up very early and stay in the picturesque & curious ( but super central ) spot where the yoga school Badde Yoga is located.
Cris & Maria, the yoga teachers who run the school, offered a one-hour masterclass to initiate the participants (the half of the participants were totally beginners) to the yoga world. It’s a shame that we miss this part, while we were preparing the breakfast. ( I am a yogui ashtanga fan since more than 10 years and I would have love it for sure. I usually practice at my place and lately I’ve been taking class very seldom but It would have been interesting to try the kundalini meditation they guided right before the breakfast started, to clean the mind and prepare the soul for the gathering.
All the herbal teas come from our favourite teashop in town: Tea Time Teterimundi (wich I discovered through Madrid Y yo blog of course and…which is my official dealer for super duper green Matcha powder (a taste that literally drives me crazy and use a lot in my daily kitchen for smoothies and a lot of recipes). They sell it for a good price and in Madrid is not so easy to find matcha tea:)
We also had as guests a special duo of creative that goes by the name of Deliving, two brilliant makers that create lovely unique handmade pottery. In their online shop you can see all the details. We used their bowls, plates and trays to serve our breakfast.
The menu was a mix of sweet and savoury food to energize in a healthy way and to rehydrate and feed after the yoga practice, a selection of light and confort food for every taste. Everybody was free t combine in their bowls its perfect picnic-breakfast combo: we got fresh green herbs to combine with quinoa, batata asada, red cabbage and avocado to dress with sesame cream or a honey vinaigrette and some seeds. We also prepared a hummus twisted with red lentils and some pita bread and one of my cults : the roots frittata with potatoes, parnship, carrots and beet (I will post some day the recipe, promised). We also set some sweet drink to add to fresh fruits in season and handmade granola like organic yoghurt from the Sierra of Madrid, handmade almond milk and a tapioca pudding. Also we prepared two classic cakes for the breakfast: banana bread and a polenta cake with lemons and almonds. I absolute loved it and, plus, it was totally gluten-free!
The experience was such a plesaure we decide to repeat it soon…so if you would like to join us to gather together, please subscribe to Picniquette Newsletter to keep you updated for the next call!