don't push it ..
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It's not a secret that I appreciate the pretty things in life, the fact that someone has put that little extra effort with an eye for detail to make something look more beautiful is what I love. Even better when it's not only beautiful but also USEFUL, so I came up to make these cute little heart shaped vitamin infused Ice Cubes!
Don't you dare asking me how to make these ice cubes... cause really.. don't push it honey.. This ain't no rocket science :|
don't push it ..
The sky is the limit, as you can use any fruit, herb or even edible flowers to make these Ice Cubes! They're great to serve with cocktails, vitamin infused water or just any liquid really..
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I'm a sucker for all veggie and fruit juices.. One of my favorites to start my day with has got to be this one.
Red beet with apple juice and hints of Lime and Lemon.. seriously, Sweet & Sour HEAVEN :O Try it.. and you'll never go back to your coffees in the morning.
- 2 red beets
- 1 green apple
- half a lime
- half a lemon
JUICE it and.. enjoy!!!
Have a lovely day you sex bomb ;D !
As you guys know I'm a true Tea addict, I drink all sorts of herbal tea throughout the day, don't get confused thinking you don't need to drink any regular water when you drink tea..cause honey.. YOU REALLY DO! You can consider hydrating yourself is more important then putting on your mascara.. say what??! haha well you get what I 'm saying right lol?! I just made myself this fresh mint & ginger tea! MMmm so good!
TIP: whenever you're out and about ALWAYS.. and with that I mean.. ALWAYS.. ask for an extra glass of just plain water to go with your drink. Hope you find this tip useful, now try to make a habit out of it ;D
I have a confession to make...we've been living together for quite some time now.. I can hold you, touch you, yes.. even lick you whenever I feel like it.. and again.. you amaze me every single time..This my friends.. is the story of how 'Knifey' helped me crack up a fresh coconut! lol :D
You can buy fresh coconuts in just about every Asian Supermarket! They cost around 2,50 euro each. I used to drink these coconuts in Singapore like 4 to 5 times a day :| My mom would always warn me saying 'Eva, you can drink as much coconutwater as you like, just don't eat the white meat every single time..'. (unless you have the ambition to grow into a big mother f#cking giant??! Excuse my language..).. I had to learn it the hard way... urgh lol ;D
First things first...Use a strong solid knife, good quality is a life essential for your kitchen appliances honey! Don't be greedy spending some M to the Oney - MONEY on knifes.. unless you have the ambition to loose a finger 1, 2 or 3.. :O
Chop of the top carefully and use a straw to suck the juice right out of the nut! When you finished all of the delicious juice.. crack this thing up using more power and bang this thing HARRRD with your knife..(yeah girl.. let all of that anger go..haha)
Use a spoon to scoop out of the super sweet and tender 'meat' from this fruit... As you can see.. I'm eating it with much flair & grace.. haha ;D
I finished it all in what I think less then 10 minutes :O ..why so tasty?! WHY?!!
Stores in Amsterdam where you can buy them fresh:
Raamsteeg 9 (Zeedijk area)
'Hong Kong Superstore'
Kinkerstraat 298 (Oud West)
Doctor Doctor.. cure me please from being thirsty and in great need for some healthy vitamin shots! This, my sexy followers...is one of my new favourite hotspots in down town Amsterdam!! I love the name, love the service and last but sure not least.. I fucking LOVE the SMOOTHIES! Good god.. they're just so damn tasty so I had to share this with you guys!!
Now you're probably wondering what makes this juicebar so special!? Well..They use Organic veggies en fruits as much as possible.. and I know that all the other juicebars in Amsterdam just use regular fruits & greens..You'll really taste the difference..AND you're getting the real deal guys.. REAL VITAMINS!
This shop is also stacked with loads of beautiful organic products and a wide range of Superfoods. Ask the staff anything you want to know and they'll give you loads and loads of information..A month ago or so I started a small chat with the guy who runs this place and he just get's it.. S E R V I C E.. yes I know I know.. for some Amsterdam people a very unfamiliar word..they're like..'omg..what does it mean?!' LMFAO .. well honey.. it means.. that people love their job and put their love and energy into what their selling while doing it with some flair and grace..
Yes.. I know.. WEIRDDD.. and very uncommon so THANK you Dr. Blend for running your business with so much flair & care!
Although I'm all psyched about this new shop in Amsterdam there's just one thing. Dr. Blend.. if you read this.. these straws.. are not hard and thick enough.. (this kinda sounds awkward...) But I'm really serious though! Cause they would 'bend over' while drinking..(oke this is just getting weirder and weirder..)
I think this is my que to stop blogging.
Maybe we'll meet each other at Dr. Blend and for now.. you guys have a great evening!
One of my favourite drinks is TEA! I START my day and END my day with a nice cup of tea! I only drink herbal tea and not those weird fruit flavoured ones..EEK so chemical!!
As my friends know I most of the time prefer a nice cup of tea over a glass of wine it's very common they give me a nice package of Tea instead of a bottle of wine when I invite them over for dinner..LOVE IT :D! I was actually very surprised when my lovely friend K. gave me this beautiful package from 'Natural Temptation'! It's rare I haven't heard of this tea brand before but I'm glad I know now and I won't forget about it cause I ab-so-lu-tely LOVE the flavour: Elderflower with a hint of Vanilla! Mmmm...
As I was curious what more flavours they offer I looked them up on the internet and found out a website where you can ORDER all the flavours easily. Oh.. I'm such a sucker for online shopping... click..click..click and empty wallet...luckily this tea isn't expensive at all! just 3,49 euro for 18 tea sachets!! WOOHOO..
I LOVEEEE coconut water, but I really don't believe brands who pretend that it's ALL Natural what they sell in stores.. I mean.. first of all..it's stored out of the fridge and second.. the expire date is Not really convincing me. Last weekend I was at the Asian supermarket and I ran into this little fella! No I'm actually lying.. I see these fresh coconuts every time I'm in a Asian supermarket..but I never bought them cause ..although I'm Asian.. I don't own a samurai sword to crack this thing up.. BUT that last Saturday I felt like a true ninja and bought the damn coconut! :D
I used the biggest knife I have and TADAAAA... f%cking unbelievable.. I don't know about you guys.. but I seriously have strong feelings that when you open your coconut yourself, the juice will taste much more DELISH! No but really..you'll taste the difference.. Really more flavour to it and I love it that you can scoop out the delish coconut flesh to use in a salad or blend it for a smoothie!
Health benefits of Coconut Water
1. Prevents dehydration.
Refuels and rehydrates – coconut water maintains the body's fluid levels and its potassium content helps maintain water pressure within cells and blood.
2. Fuel for brain and muscles.
Due to its electrolyte content, coconut water improves nervous system functioning and nerve transmission.
Prevents cramps and spasms in the muscles.
3. Heart and kidney healthy.
Reduces the risk of hypertension and strokes and helps prevent or resolve kidney stones.
Contains compounds (cytokinins) that protect cells from aging and cancer.
5. Digestive Aid.
Improves digestion and metabolism via bioactive enzymes. Aids absorption of food and efficacy of drugs due to its electrolytic effect. Soothes intestinal pain/spasm.
6. Supports immune function.
Its Lauric acid content is anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-viral. It boosts the immune system in fighting infection whilst helping to eradicate intestinal worms and candida.
I'm just sayin'...
Yihaa!! A new club in town: 'Club ABE'! I was quite excited when I got the invite cause lately I really felt that Amsterdam is lacking in nice bars/clubs where you can enjoy delicious cocktails while showing of your fabulous dancemoves! Welll lucky me..cause here comes 'Club Abe', a bar, lounge & club all in one! LOVE IT!
I love surprises and sure club ABE knows how to surprise their guests last Thursday! I mean who would have guessed that a club, gorgeous as this could be found in the Amstelstreet nr. 32 (on the left side of club Air)?! I felt very welcome at the opening, hot looking guys we're even escorting me while walking up and down the stairs, they sure know how to treat a lady :D! Beside the great service they we're all beautifully dressed and all smiles the entire night!!..(that's like a freaking miracle has happenend in terms of service in Amsterdam) lol
1,2, omg 3 smiles ! lol
Whoever can relate to the life quote of Club ABE should come! minor detail: ABE club & lounge welcomes mature and like-minded people as from 27+! (Love this!)
'The Key To Immortality Is First Living A Life Worth Remembering'
Opening hours Thursdays from 9:00 pm – 3:00 am
Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00 – 5:00 am
Sundays from 6:00 pm – 1:00 am
I started my day with this beautiful red coloured juice! I really notice that whenever I start my mornings with a juice I feel less hungry throughout the day. I love the beautiful red colour the Beet gives! Did you know that Beets have ZERO trans fat and ZERO saturated fat?! They're low in calorie and they have the ability to satisfy a sweet tooth at the same time! You've got to love a food that meets a sugar craving and doesn't harm your body right!? Wait.. there's more..!!
Beets are also high in carbohydrates which means they are a great instant energy source, but unlike processed foods which are high in carbohydrates, beets will energize your body. So instead of making your coffee a daily routine try this for a few weeks. Why stick to old habits if there are great new ones to experiment with!?
Ingredients to make your own 'Bloody Juice'
- 1 red beet
- a chunk of ginger
- half a lemon
juice is like it's hot..Enjoy!
Oke...you might think this looks kinda gross.. but really for me it's really natural to find goji berries in drinks. When I was a child my parents made me drink home made ginger tea with goji berries and I absolutely hated it! So I would have never thought that I would make it myself one day.. clearly ..things DO change ;D cause I LOVE it now!
This time I combined Nettle tea (transl. brandnetel-thee) with the goji berries! Nettle tea is great to stop skin burn outs and it also helps to digest your food better, so combined with the goji's this is a perfect beauty drink!
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