Healthy delicious quick breakfast tip

In the morning, I don’t like to spend much time on preparing breakfast. But I do want something healthy that will keep me going till lunch. As some of you know, I am not really a kitchen princess, I like cooking to be simple and the end result to be delicious. When I discovered these 2 breakfast options, I was thrilled and happy to share them with you!

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Green smoothie
2 hands full of spinach leaves + 1 banana + one hand full of blueberries + one cup of water in a blender and you end up with this great tasting green smoothie. With the combination of the high-energy foods spinach & banana and the superstar anti-oxidant qualities of blueberries, this smoothie is one hell of a powerful weapon to start the day with.
Pancakes
2 eggs + 1 banana …YEAH, pancakes with only 2 ingredients. First purée the banana in a bowl with a fork, then add the eggs and mix it all together. Get a pan and start making these lovely pancakes. I prefer to make small ones, so you can make 3 at the time. You will be surprised how good these taste! For the healthy foodies here, you can add some chia seeds to the mixture and use coconut oil to fry the pancakes.

Sounds like a good breakfast to you? Enjoy!

Introducing new blog section: HEALTH

Your fashionista is becoming a foodie!

Lately I haven’t been around here much, because I have been spending much of my time to a new found interest: healthy food. For a project of mine, I have been diving into the topic of nutrition and what we should be doing to optimize our bodies by putting the right stuff into our mouth. I just finished reading the Beauty Detox Solution by Kimberly Snyder (blog). What an eye-opener! I can highly recommend reading this book. It’s not that I want to completely change my food routine, but it never hurts to make it a bit healthier.

BeautyDetoxSolutionBookSo I have decided to add a new section to my blog, called HEALTH. In this section I will be adding more posts related to healthy living and food. The people who know me will be surprised to learn that reading about nutrition has drawn me into the kitchen to cook. Yes, I know, ME… cooking…. My boyfriend (who is normally the one putting great food on the table) was also very surprised to see this new “trend” at home and thus far he liked the vegetarian/vegan dishes I have been experimenting with.

IMG_2998For now I want to share with you the change I have made in my morning routine. I am staring the day now with a green smoothie or juice, preferably the Glowing Green Smoothie from Kimberly Snyder for beautiful looking skin and an energetic start of the day. It contains spinach, romaine salad, celery, pears, apples, lemon juice and a banana. But you can ‘personalise’ based on your personal taste. This will give you the kick-start you need in the morning! Beauty and healthy combined in a liquid breakfast. Cheers ;-)

I heart… VIENNA

Last week, I spent a few days in Vienna. I love the city because of its beautiful architecture and history. But this city has of course much more to offer! Here are some tips of what I would recommend doing/visiting when in Vienna:

TheKissKlimtTHE KISS – You can’t leave Vienna without admiring the amazing painting from Austrian Symbolist painter Gustav Klimt. Der Kuss was painted between 1907 and 1908, the highpoint of his Golden Period. It is a symbol of Vienna Jugendstil (Viennese Art Nouveau) and is considered Klimt’s most popular work. The painting is now in the museum of the Belvedere Palace, which is also worth while a visit due to its great baroque architecture and beautiful gardens.

SissiRomySchneiderSISSI – If you are a bit of a romantic, get yourself acquainted with the story of Sissi. A girl who loved playing in the fields of Bavaria (Germany) then falling madly in love with Franz Joseph II to become the Empress of Austria. As a young girl, I watched the film with Romy Schneider several times, which is a much more romantic version of her real life. You can visit the Hofburg Palace, If you want to get a glimpse of the world Sissi lived in.
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IMG_2920ARCHITECTURE – When walking around in the city, don’t forget to look up…otherwise you will miss out on all these beautiful buildings around you. You can find here for example the most beautiful H&M store in the world. It’s located in a protected building with amazing authentic decorations and details. You really have to go check it out, even if you are not buying anything.

MUSIC – The city was home to many great composers of the classical music era, during the early 19th century, such as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Joseph Haydn and Ludwig van Beethoven; this was called Viennese classicism. There are concerts organised almost every day of the week. Are you more into dancing? Then you can learn the Wiener Waltz while you are there.

MannerMANNER – Sweets for my sweet. This cookie is so addictive, it might be better not to even try it out because I can’t be held responsible for the effect it will have on you. Luckily you can find it on every street corner in case the cravings are too much to handle.

SacherTorteSACHER – More sweets for my sweet. The famous Sacher Torte! And if you really want to go traditional, then you have to eat a piece at the Sacher Hotel. If you like chocolate, you can’t leave Vienna without having a piece of this cake.

WienerSchnitzelSCHNITZEL – The Wiener Schnitzel is the national dish of Austria. It is a very thin, breaded and deep fried Schnitzel from veal. You typically eat it with potato salad. It tastes soooo yummy, but unfortunately its a true calorie bomb.

HumanicHUMANIC – A shoe walhalla which is only available in German speaking countries. Definitely worth while a visit when you love shoes…

PRADA – It’s my favourite designer brand and I love checking out the local Prada store when I’m on a city trip. I’m like one of these people who visit The Hard Rock Cafe all over the world… with the big difference that I don’t buy a dress in every Prada store.
Vienna has a lot of designer flagship stores like LV, Chanel, Gucci…. Something for everyone.

SWAROVSKI – Founded by the Austrian class-cutter Daniel SwarovskiLouboutinSwartz in 1895, the Swarovski brans is now known all over the world. They started out with sculptures and miniatures, but now have a full range of jewellery, luxury home deco and collaborate with lots of high-end designers using their crystals on clothes, shoes and bags. In their flagship store on the Kärntner Strasse you can enjoy a shopping landscape on three levels displaying jewellery, accessories, home decor and magical installations from world renowned artists.

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Woman of style: Christy Turlington

She was one op the original top models of the nineties, but she is still high in demand. With a return to Calvin Klein, advertising campaigns for Jason Wu and Prada, she is hotter than ever. Christy has always been a natural beauty and now at age 44 she still looks stunning! It feels like her beauty really comes from the inside. She is a true yogi, a healthy foodie, a super mommy and supporter of the charity cause ‘Every Mother Counts’. You could say that she is a super model turned super human!

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