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.




  • Selma

    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. 😉


  • Becky Mochaface

    Sorry to hear you’ve been sick, but I’m glad you’re feeling better.

  • Andi

    I really need to try these green smoothies that I keep hearing about!!! Glad you’re back!

  • JeanneP

    Glad you are feeling better!! We miss you when you don’t blog!

  • Vickilicious

    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?!

  • Andrea

    I think I need you to move in with me and make me green smoothies.


    And shop for me and dress me, too, of course. ;>

  • krystal/village

    i bet i wouldn’t mind those green smoothies if there were alcohol in them, ha!

  • Alice

    I hope your feeling better now, and the smoothie looks lovely, I especially like anything with alfalfa in!

  • Alecia @ Hoobing Family Adventures

    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. :)

  • natalie @ will jog for food

    I need to make a green pina colada! This is my first winter ever living in a cold place, and I’ve still been craving cold smoothies. I just make sure that I drink them indoors, hehe.

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  • Types of nuts

    Amazing ideas!