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 !
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!
Good morning!! Kale is not only tasty to cook with but even better is to eat them raw! Now, I get it that you have a busy lifestyle where you might not have the time to cook and all.. So what I do when I don't have enough time to sit and eat I make myself a juice with more vegetables instead of fruit! This way you'll get all the fibres and vitamins your body needs to look & feel great! Trust me.. after this juice you are one stuffed little lady (ew...that actually sounded gross..but you know what I mean)
Tip: Please don't buy those 10 dollar blenders.. cause...how can I say this nicely... well.. they just SUCK! Why?!? Because they won't blend the kale or any other vegetable in a smooth juice like a good top quality blender does. A big thank you to Kitchenaid! I love my blender! :D
Ingredients to juice:
- 1 cucumber
- 1 lemon
- 1 green apple
- 2 red beet
- a chunk of ginger
Ingredients to blend:
- your freshly made juice
- 3 hands of kale
Good morning bitches! lol - I just felt like saying that.. I made myself a super super GROSS juice this morning.. As I totally forgot I ran out of red beets, carrots and apples I could only make myself a juice with:
1 Cucumber, a chunk of Ginger, 1 Lime and a spoon of Maca-powder. For a moment I thought I could fool myself by thinking this juice would taste great..but hey..I can't fool myself .. .let alone you guys!! This juice was truly Disgusting..positive side is that it's super detoxifying for the body and the lime will wake you instantly..!
Either you don't have enough money to buy yourself some normal fruit & veggies to juice OR you're an true health die-hard! Well.. none of that was me this morning.. but I'm sure that after drinking this juice I will NOT FORGET to do my groceries!! Jeezzzz..
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'...
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!
HAHA Oke...as I was typing the title I already thought.. hmm... 'Morning Juice' sounds kinda gross, but hey.. you get what I'm saying right ;) !? I think I've been drinking my juices every morning now for something like 2 or 3 weeks in a row and I'm really noticing that somehow my body isn't craving for sweets.. YES, I know..like a f#cking miracle has happened! I'm feeling really energetic and because time can be such a bitch sometimes I just make myself an extra large juice instead of dinner. Don´t get me wrong.. I enjoy cooking much more but I see this as a great alternative when time isn´t working out.
Ingredients for this juice:
- 1 granny smith (that's an apple..NOT your granny silly!)
- 1 orange
- 1 lemon
- a chunk of ginger
- 3 carrots
- 2 big hands of wild spinach
- 1 passion fruit (don't put the fruit in your juicer, just scoop the flesh out with a teaspoon)
- 1 spoon of Maca powder
Me and my friend S. decided to do some shots after a hard day of work! But hey..not just any shots stupid, but healthy wheat grass shots! It's been years ago that I've been drinking these green shots, and that reminded me I really have to drink these more often. Some find the taste really disgusting but I really like the taste..I even find it a bit lemony (call me crazy but I do!), I could seriously drink a whole glass of it!
As I'm going to Indonesia and Singapore soon I thought I'd do myself a favour by prepping myself drinking these super delish Coconuts! MMMmm I'm feeling exotic already ;) I always wonder how come the organic 100% coconut water at the organic supermarket can be stored outside the freezer for so long without added chemicals.. So by drinking these little fellas I'm really sure that this is pure nature I'm drinking, No package, No sugars, No chemicals, just Plain fresh coconut water straight out of the nut! MMMMmm.. so tasty!
You are now probably wondering where I had all these delicious drinks!? Well I was at the 'Alchemist Garden', a raw food restaurant and juicebar at the Overtoom. They've been here over 4 years but they've been changing the place bit by bit lately (good things are happening).
I love to go here when it's warm and sunny, they have a nice terrace but strange enough I have NEVER eaten here...BUT S. was feeling hungry and ordered the club sandwich, it's with raw bread and a good combination of healthy veggies, I took a bite out of her 'sandwich' and the part I liked best is the dressing on the sandwich! MMMMmm.. I couldn't place it what it was! but I liked it a lot!
Sure I have a love for nature..but the 'Alchemist Garden' took this to a whole new level..with that I mean their lavatory is a bit over the top.. they have real spiderwebs and spiders..and this wasn't just decoration..urgh..Whenever I'm in a restaurant I find it very important that the lavatories are in the same condition as the rest of the restaurant..So if you're reading this mr. Alchemist.. please mind the toilet..give it a bit more attention and it's all good :D
Tip: Before you start drinking the juice of the coconut I always scoop out the flesh, this way the coconut water will be much more flavourful, trust me.. you'll taste the difference!
Minor detail, as good as the coconut water is for you, don't forget that the white flesh (actually the best part) is very high in calories, and this..I unfortunately didn't found out about it reading it on the net..( I f#cking wish :|)
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