Vitamin C

Hi everyone! How are you doing? How was your weekend? I’m still trying to get rid of this cold and fever that I’ve got.

I haven’t been out of the apartment and just been focusing on resting and getting better. I haven’t even played tennis which is a big thing for me. But this weekend has been full of action anyways. I’ve been watching movies like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and The Guardians of the Galaxy.That’s about all the action I could handle.  I’ve also read books and magazine that I have been wanting to read but haven’t found the time for earlier.

Other than that, I’ve been loading up on Vitamin C. So here is a little something I made yesterday! For 1 portion all you need is:

1 Orange
1 Grapefruit
1 Mandarin
Top with a little bit of pomegranate, salt and some mint leaves

Juice:
1 Apple
1 Lemon
A bit of ginger
2 stalks of celery

Thats it! Enjoy!

Roast Pear with Greek Yogurt

Hi everyone! I hope you’ve had a great start of the new year.
Lately I have realized that I eat way too much sugar on a daily basis. So this year I am changing my lifestyle to a more healthy one. I have a sweet tooth and I believe that life is too short to not eat sweet stuff but having said that I also know that too much sugar is unhealthy and this is why I will try to find new recipes and alternatives that will satisfy my sugar cravings. I will share my newfound recipes with you here on the blog. Who knows, maybe we can get healthier together?

On a weekday I don’t like to make things that take too much of my time. If it takes 5 min to eat it, I don’t want to spend 1 hour making it. This is why this easy, and delicious afternoon snack/dessert suits me perfectly.

If you make one portion all you need is:

Olive oil
1 pear
Cinnamon
Greek yogurt

Add a little bit of olive oil on an oven friendly plate. Bake the pear in 220 C oven in 20 minutes. Let it cool slightly.

Take about 4 spoons of Greek yogurt and add some cinnamon to it.
Top with more cinnamon if preferred.

Now enjoy!

Trip to Hatta

The other day we took a trip to Hatta, a little town about 1,5 hour outside of Dubai. We visited the Heritage Village of Hatta, which is a small village with 30 buildings. It is said that the story of the village can be traced back to 3000 years. As Dubai is such a modern city where just a few buildings are older than 40 years, it is nice to see these type of contrasts.

On our little trip we also went up the mountains to see the fresh water pools. Unfortunately, there has not been so much rain this year, so the water pools were smaller than usual. But as you can see from the picture it was still beautiful.
There is nothing we humans can build that will be more beautiful than nature itself. Don’t you think?

Biking in Dubai

As I mentioned in the previous post, we went biking around the palm this weekend! I wanted to share some pictures with you from that day since we had a lot of fun and I think it’s a fun thing to do if you want to do something active and cheap here in Dubai. Renting a bike costs 20 AED for 1 hour, which is about 6 dollars. You get to enjoy the view and the beautiful weather while getting some exercise :).

Pistachio & Chocolate

While we were in New York this July, we went to Chobani and tried a few of their different yoghurt creations. Today I’ve been craving their Pistachio & Chocolate yoghurt so I figured why not make my own. It’s so tasty and easy to do so I want to share the recipe with you guys. You seriously need to try this out. It’s also great as a dessert if you want to be a little bit healthy.

You need:
A creamy yoghurt. (I used Fage Total all natural)
Honey
Orange
Dark Chocolate (70% Lindt)
Pistachio
Mint leaves

First you take the yoghurt, you add a little bit of honey to it. Secondly you add the orange, chocolate, pistachio and the mint leaves. To end things of, you add some more honey on top of it all. Now enjoy!