A morning with Chloé Sucrée, from Being Biotiful.
Chloé Sucrée, founder of “Being Biotiful”, visits us on a sunny spring day at the Mamita Studio to talk about physical well-being, food, entrepreneurship,... Here we leave you a small taste of our conversation and what is still to come come + a surprise at the end ;)
We really like the synergy of your world, the importance you give to everyday life, food, personal care and above all, we find the topic that you do boxing super interesting!
(Laughs) Yes, the truth is that I have a lot of energy and I am very hyperactive. I love doing Yoga at home but it doesn't use up the energy I have, I need to do some sweating, exercise and jumping. Yoga is good but for me it is too introspective. Boxing is something I wanted to do for a long time but couldn't find the time. Now I have finally found a place where I go for an hour to practice boxing and during that time I don't think about anything else and you leave with renewed energy. It seems cliché but playing sports is basic.
There is also a part of entrepreneurship that is the same, you have to be doing things all the time and be available and also with a good face and that hour of sports because sometimes I feel guilty because I think that in reality I should be producing content, answering emails . But I actually think, the world is not going to stop during my boxing hour.
I understand you perfectly, it is also difficult for me to stop because there are always things to do. It wasn't until my trip to Morocco that I was able to stop there, that's when inspiration comes, new ideas, creativity, fresh air!
It's true, sometimes you think you have to look at your phone all the time and in reality that doesn't make you more productive. A month ago I had a burnout and I took a week off from cooking. I went outdoors, I went to museums, and that's where all the inspiration came to me and I reconnected with what I liked.
We think the same, on a skin level, no matter how much you put on a cream, mask, etc. It's of no use if you don't take your time, don't talk to yourself well, go out dancing, have a drink with your friends and have a laugh or whatever you feel like most in that moment of lockdown. We have to try not to be so strict with ourselves and give space for other things to happen.
Yes, totally. Health is also enjoyment. I always talk about my experience, I had to make a diet change because I have several autoimmune diseases and I felt very bad. People ask me things and I say what has worked for me but without trying to give advice, it's just from my own experience with food. But beyond the change in my diet, I also did therapy, stress management and now digestion hardly ever hurts anymore. Also the attitude you put in the face of adversity is everything. You cannot change from one day to eating well, the attitude, mental and physical situation are very important.
What news can you tell us about the changes you are making at Being Biotiful?
After launching my app, I have time to focus on renewing the website by creating more content. I want to open more sections on food, good habits and also talk about what I like. For example, a new section called "Chloé au résto" where I give feedback or reviews of restaurants that I like and thus create a series of favorites for the sole purpose of sharing.
I am also doing the “Biotiful Stories” podcast to talk about people who inspire me, who are related to the world of food and well-being.
What Restaurants do you recommend?
“Berbena” is one of my favorites right now. Not only is their food fantastic but the place is also beautiful. They sat us at a table that was half in the kitchen and you were there in the middle and it was brutal to see how they prepared everything, how they worked. I also love “Xavier Pellicer's Restaurant”, where you can see that he takes great care of the product, everything is seasonal, biodynamic, you can find meat and fish but vegetables are always the center of the plate and menu.
“Dos pebrots”, “Les filles Cafè” and “Chandigarh Café” are also wonderful. I'll be able to tell you more soon!
Mamita Botanical was born from my need and your project comes from yours, what was the moment when you decided you wanted to dedicate yourself to this?
The truth is that it has been a very organic journey because the brand has grown very little by little. When I was pregnant in Peru I already had a blog called “Made by Chloé” where I shared my passion for cooking and food but I still didn't know how to give it shape. And then I started taking cooking classes for children and at the same time I had many health problems and I changed my diet, I tried a thousand things and it took me two years to not have any stomach pain. So when I changed my diet and saw that it was working for me, I decided to open a blog in order to share my recipes hoping to help someone who identified with those same stomach problems.
As a final surprise we leave you a delicious recipe for Chloé Sucrée with Kale and Pistachio Pesto. We hope you like it!
KALE AND PISTACHIO PESTO
Preparation: 10 mins
Quantity: 1 medium jar
1 unit of garlic
65 g toasted pistachios
50 g grated parmesan
1 handful of kale
1 small handful of fresh parsley
1 unit of lemon
125 milliliters of olive oil
Put the garlic clove (optional), toasted pistachios, parmesan and salt in a processor. Add the kale, parsley, zest and juice of 1/2 lemon. Process and add the olive oil. Continue processing until you have the desired texture.
Replace the parmesan with 3 tablespoons of nutritional yeast.
#SKINFOOD: BENEFITS OF KALE AND PISTACHIOS FOR OUR SKIN.
Kale is loaded with vitamin K, it helps strengthen blood vessels and protects the liver. Helps reduce swelling and redness, ideal for treating skin conditions such as rosacea. Protects against free radical damage. Contains omega3, ideal for keeping the skin smooth and nourished from the inside and restoring the skin's luminosity.
Pistachios are rich in vitamin E, which helps prevent cell damage to the skin. They are a source of healthy fats such as omega 3 and omega 6 that help keep skin hydrated and prevent dryness. They reduce inflammation and provide essential nutrients to the skin.