New Whites

Happy Sunday! Remember when I spoke about wanting to change my interior a bit and freshen things up with more white? Well, it happened faster than expected – and I am so happy with the result. I finally got myself a new sofa yesterday, and it completely changed the feeling of the room. It’s much fresher, welcoming, and lighter than before. I loved my old sofa – no doubt – it was a really good one, of great condition, and extremely robust. Yet, it wasn’t white. Most people actually warned me and told me not to get white. The typical “what if it gets dirty?”, “it will be so much work to get it cleaned everytime”, “you won’t be able to eat or drink near it anymore” arguments and questions came down on me daily. Still, I insisted. I did not want to spend too much money on a new sofa and fell in love with this Ikea Ektorp 3-seat one. I picked it up with a friend yesterday morning (after having sold my old one Friday evening) and built the whole thing in less than 2 hours – by myself. It really isn’t hard. I remember 10 years ago, Ikea furniture often turned into an hour-long nightmare. This one was super easy, though, and the covers were put on super fast. What I love about it, is that you can change the covers often, wash them and it doesn’t take long to put them on. You can also buy new ones or choose a different color. Of course, I can’t speak from experience yet, but so far I love it! If you want, I am happy to share my thoughts in a couple of weeks/months, too. By the way – I got asked this several times – the white “&” pillows are one of my newest additions, and can be found in Manor (Zurich) for only CHF 15 each. They also have cases with different letters on them, so do check them out if you’re looking for something modern and fresh.

After spending a night in on my sofa yesterday (I really needed a calm night), I woke up only to have one of my favorite breakfasts on my new couch. I prepared a chia-pudding last night, added rasberries and topped it off with a peach! If you like, I’ll share my recipe with you – it really is a 5-minute act only.

Now I’ll go outside and enjoy the weather a little. It’s lovely sunny in Zurich and I thought I might go walk around a bit and explore nature!
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My favorite Summer Salad

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There is probably no faster, healthier, prettier and better tasting summer salad out there to me, than my own. Sounds super egoistic, I know.  To be honest though, there really isn’t a dinner that is done faster for me, than this one. I take about 10 minutes to prepare it and have a super yummy dish infront of me – one that can be done at any size and really fills me up. This one is made up of about two handful of green salads, ¼ cucumber and 1 peach cut up into small pieces and a handful of blueberries. Last but not least, I add my beloved balsamic vinegar. I usually don’t add any oil to it, as I’m not the biggest fan of it – unless we are talking about white bread dipped in olive oil, sprinkled with salt. Or when talking about my favorite oil of all times: macadamia oil. If you have not tried this one, I really, really encourage you to do so. I only really tasted it a few weeks ago, when being invited to a dinner at a friends. He told me it was the best and oh my, – he really didn’t lie.

What do you guys think of the salad & fruit combination- do you have a favorite? I wish you all a great sunday!

 

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A Healthy Coconut Flash

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Happy Sunday everyone! For those of you following me on my instragram – you might have noticed my slight obsession with smoothies lately! A few of my friends have asked me about what recipes I use and so I’ve decided to share one of my favorite smoothies with you today. I’ll be honest, normally there is no fixed recipe to my breakfast smoothie. I shop all different kinds of fruit and always have a large choice at home. Upon waking up I spontaneously then decide what will go into my smoothie. Rarely do I ever prepare them the night before, unless I know I won’t have time in the morning.

Here are the ingredients for this delicious fruity coconut-water smoothie:

– ⅓ mango
– 1 peach
– 1 kiwi
– 1 orange (peeled, of course)
– 1 apple
– 330 ml coconut water

Quickly cut everything into pieces and peel the fruit (apple and peach upon choice), throw everything in the mixer and add the coconut water to it – voila – there goes the amazingly refreshing smoothie. This one was actually a lunch I took with me to the office, as I knew I wouldn’t have too much time that day.

Do you guys have any smoothie recipes, that you cannot live without? I’d love to hear all about them!

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