Spinach Grapefruit Smoothie

Smoothies for breakfast, as part of lunch, as a snack, before dinner – smoothies for any occasion ……..

But smoothies have also become THE number one “Fast Food” in our family. In a hurry, on the go, no time to cook or even eat – no problem, spin up a smoothie and away you go. Quick, nutritious and satisfying!

Today I made a green smoothie with spinach and grapefruit. I love grapefruit, but for 12 years I wasn’t able to have grapefruit! I was on cholesterol medication and something in grapefruit doesn’t mix well with that kind of medication.

Since I changed to “balanced living” and added lots of plant-based foods to my diet and started exercising, I no longer need medication to control my cholesterol!

There are, as you can imagine, many benefits connected to that – one great one is, I can enjoy grapefruits again 🙂



Spinach and Grapefruit Smoothie 

One bunch of fresh spinach

2 grapefruits

One bunch of red or green grapes

1 banana

1  slice of fresh ginger

2 Medjool dates

2 cups of filtered water


Put it all into the blender and blend into a refreshing, smooth, cool and delicious drink.



I hope you will Enjoy it !

Now to something completely different…..

Monday I travel back to Copenhagen to spend some time with family and friends. I am SO excited!

I will try to post while I’m away so stay tuned….

To travel is to live – Hans Christian Andersen

When I come back I will be attending THE FAMOUS AMAZING VIRTUAL VEGAN POTLUCK – on May 11.!

This is such a fun event! If you would like to join the fun by featuring one of your favorite vegan/plant-based recipes, there is still time to sign up here – otherwise – stay tuned for the event on May 11.

Thank you for dropping by, for reading and for commenting!

Happy Sunday!

Have you touched base with yourself today?

Life can be hectic. Always something going on, family, work, friends, house work, chores, obligations and on top of that, Facebook, emails,  the phone,  internet , the News, the television, the radio, the phone ringing, another text message coming in. It is constantly going on from early morning till late at night – you’re on – 24/7.

When did you last say good morning to yourself? How are you?  So often we touch base with the world but forget to nurture ourselves.  Like an instinct, we put others before ourselves, it happens automatically. Not that other people are not important, they are!  The problem is when other people become more important than you! That is a big problem! Because in the end we have nothing more to give, we become grumpy, hollow, empty and burned out.

It is not selfish to take time for yourself – it’s vital! Crucial for your well-being and for being able to make a difference in this world.

A car cannot run without gas, the phone does not work without a loaded battery – that is obvious and we know that. But somehow we think we can magically run forever without recharging our batteries. We lose if we try to keep that up and it is a misconception that we think we have to.

We become more alive if we care for ourselves, we are more fun to be with when we care for ourselves. We are better parents when we look after our own needs and by doing so, we also teach our children to care for themselves. We perform better and we are more creative when we are not stressed and burned out. We get less depressed and less anxious. We get more energy.  We are less sick.

Here are some of my favorite ways to reconnect with myself and recharge my batteries :

Meditate – even 5 min if I don’t have much time – it makes a big difference.

Writing is amazing – I can feel disconnected and write myself home within a very short time.

A good run – when I am overwhelmed and feel my brain is going to crash any minute, a good run refreshes me and I always come back with a smile on my face.

Peace within is not something we have to learn, it is there already – but we have to remember to connect to it.

What are your favorite ways to  reconnect?