Back with a blend

Well, hello lovelies.

I have been a little absent lately, both from my own blog and from the comment section of yours. Where the heck have I been? No, I am not giving up blogging, and I would never give up interacting with you – I have made some wonderful friends through this blog, and I am thankful for each and every comment, e-mail, tweet… I am very sorry I haven’t been in touch.

I have been unwell, which just in and of itself is a gigantic pain – it prevents you from living life the way you want to, the way you are meant to; it prevents you from socializing, from working, from being your efficient, upbeat little self. Basically, it sucks. The good news is that I figured out what was wrong, and now I am handling it. I won’t go into specifics, because that is just boring, but I will tell you it’s not the big C or anything that scary, ’cause I don’t want you to worry.

Nevertheless, when you are a vital and busy individual and you find your energy dwindling and then find yourself in a role very similar to a damsel in distress, it can piss you off. It definitely pissed me off. And I didn’t even have enough energy to get good and angry, dammit.

Well, that is all coming to an end. As part of my “cure”, I have gone back to my beloved green smoothies, which I had abandoned little by little as the weather started getting colder. Copenhagen, New York, Zurich… why do I keep moving to places that get so freaking cold in winter? I should move back to California. It suited my island girl self much better.

Los Angeles Santa Monica

Be that as it may, I have found myself ready to take it to the next level, and now in addition to the green smoothies I am dabbling with raw food. Yes, dabbling. I am just gradually including more and more of it in my diet and seeing where it takes me. So in addition to my usual fashion/travel/lifestyle-focused posts, in the next few weeks I will also share bits of my journey into raw food.

For the time being, I’ll leave you with the recipe for the green smoothie I made this morning for breakfast, which I am calling

Green Piña Colada!


  • 1 cup or more of pure filtered water
  • 2 celery stalks, leaves and all
  • 1 slice of pineapple (3/4 inch thick)
  • 1/2 large ripe banana
  • 4 chard leaves
  • 1/2 cup alfalfa sprouts
  • 1 teaspoon virgin coconut oil
  • optional: 1 serving of your favorite probiotic

Chop everything up and blend well, until liquefied. Sip slowly, “chewing” your smoothie to insure good digestion.





  1. says

    Ahhhh…even here in California it’s rather chilly lately. Not as cold as in Europe that is for sure, but cold enough for us to freeze our butts of. ;)


  2. says

    I’m glad you’re already starting to feel better! About your ‘green smoothies’ well I like greens, but honestlly not enough to drink them! How can you do that?!

  3. says

    I was just thinking “I wonder how Elisa is doing?” and then I read this. You poor thing. Here’s wishing you a speedy recovery. I love smoothies so I look forward to reading more recipes. We just purchased a BlendTec so we are looking for new concoctions to blend. :)


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