it’s smoothie time!

Yesterday I finally ordered a blender. I was planning to buy one for a while, as it fits perfectly into my plan to live a little healthier. Although I eat plenty of veggies, I notice that besides the office fruit that is delivered once a week, I barely eat any fruit.

Hence the blender. My plan is to start the day with a smoothie at least twice a week to begin with. I have been following Dutch top model Lonneke Engel on twitter and instagram for a while now, and she has a great website, together with several other top models, on healthy and organic food and living ( This website has several recipes for smoothies, mixing fruit with veggies into very healthy and apparently delicious smoothies.

So! My blender will be delivered tomorrow, and that’s when my healthy smoothie life kicks off! To be continued.

If you have any good smoothie recipes, please share below!

30 day challenge: day 3

day 3: a place you’ve traveled to¬†

Last year my boyfriend and I traveled to Indonesia. We went on a 4 week holiday to Java and Bali. Especially Java was very intense and hectic, but very beautiful. Things started off very hectic as we arrived in Jakarta (with a slight hangover from a night clubbing in Singapore) and we found out one of our bags was open on the conveyor belt. We had just passed the sign that drug trafficking will lead to death penalty, and panicked as we did not know what to do next. All of a sudden there was this taxi driver, who offered us a ride, got our bags off the belt, guided us past security, and afterwards charged us 30 euros for a ride that should have been max. 2 euro. Welcome to Jakarta.

Jakarta was way too hectic for us, it was very big, polluted and poor. We left after three days, and headed for countryside Java, which was absolutely breath taking. in two weeks we went to Yogyakarta, Borobudur temple, Plaosan temple, Prambanan temple, Mount Bromo, Ijen crater. Afterwards on Bali we took some time to relax and for the rest of the holiday stayed in Lovina, on the Gili Islands and in Candidasa. Below some pictures to illustrate.

Rice Fields

Javanese cooking class, making peanut sauce


improvised bridge

Plaosan temple

Plaosan temple

Bromo vulcano

Bromo vulcano

Ijen crater

Ijen crater workers

Gili islands

PADI certified diver!