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.
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.