Green smoothie challenge

As you might have noticed I am very fond of challenges. One of the Instagram accounts I follow, simplegreensmoothies, starts a new challenge in October. One green smoothie a day for a month, and as you might guess I have decided to join.

As the portions in the recipes add up to two glasses, I asked my fiancé to join. He is never much into sudden change of behaviour or my health quests, but to my surprise he agreed to join!

To warm up I made a really yummy green smoothie this morning, which I will share you. The recipe comes from simplegreensmoothies.

2 cups of spinach
2 cups or fresh orange juice
1 apricot
1 cup of frozen mango
1 banana
1/2 cup of carrots (grated)

On top I added some chia seeds. The result was much better that I expected! Even my fiancé was surprised.

I will try to keep you posted on our October challenge. If you have any delicious recipes I should try please share below




photo challenge continues

Below are my 30 day challenge pictures day 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13. The emphasis is on the preparations for Queensday, the coronation and of course Queensday itself. Like every year it was legendary once more!

Day 7: Amsterdam is getting ready for the coronation of our new king, Willem Alexander



Day 8: My favourite sushi place, Kagetsu, in the centre of Amsterdam. Really really really good sushi here.




day 9: I was very shocked to find out my phone decided to become judgemental about my bar-going behaviour 😉




Day 10: Oyster hunting! Last sunday we went on an oyster tour in the south west of the Netherlands, Zeeland. It was so much fun! I can highly recommend everyone to go on an Oestoer (

IMG_6699 IMG_6629



day 11: Tradition on queensday is the fleamarket all over town. People reserve their spot days in advance by drawing BEZET signs (‘ taken’ ) on the sidewalks. In some parts of town they even place chairs and tables to make sure no one takes their spot.




Day 12: Queensday!!! Fabulous day.


My mom and the Dutch flag


Me in front of the fleamarket in the south of Amsterdam


All around  town you could find images of the Queen and the new KingIMG_6655 IMG_6678


To get and idea how busy it was on the canals, look above

day 13: Today me and my boyfriend went shopping for a racing bicycle, and we succeeded! We both bought a bike. On friday they will measure us up and put everything in the right adjustments, and then on sunday we’ll go out for a little ride to test the bikes. I’m sure that’ll make some nice pictures! To be continued.