Grapefruit up close

Perfect orange slices

Cooking is all about smart tricks. Since I know this trick, I eat much more fruit!

My favorite fruits peeled right

I love grapefruit and oranges, but I did not like to peel it, nor did I like the skin that would be left on the meat. So I learnt how to separate the segments of an orange!

How to peel an orange or grapefruit

See below chef Andrew Zimmern show you exactly how to take segments out of an orange! Just be very careful! ( It is a knife you are holding). But this is the way to get perfect orange slices:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTuOjXXqQJ4

Trust me it tastes so much better without the skin, and it makes you look like a good chef if you know how to do it!

My friend Maruja showed it to me first and I thought she was SO skilled back then, haha!

Love, Lonneke


Grapefruit Juice

Today is Day 3 of my juice cleanse – the last day! I feel amazing! Last 2 days I didn’t feel great – I was sleepy all the time, that much that I had to take a few naps during the day. Which never happens to me! But I decided to give my body a rest and I just went with the flow. Good thing is I wasn’t working, so I stayed at home chilling and reading and napping!

This morning I decide to make my own grapefruit juice. I just have purchased a brand new Citrus Juicer, which can proudly take the same “5 star” rank among my other favorites: the bamboo steamer, blender and “green Star” juicerJ

To make any kind of juice, make sure that your fruits and veggies are organic.

So, pick 3 large organic grapefruits. Run through a citrus juicer. Ready!

I just LOVE the vibrant colors of  fruits and veggies!

MMMMM! yumm!!!

 

I just had to take this picture! "Citrus Art"

LOVE, VAL


Essential oil instead of a perfume

I believe that we all have our favorite perfume that just right for us. But I think sometimes It’s a good idea to skip your commercial perfume routing, because God knows how much chemicals had been added to it.

Better and healthier alternative is essential oils. Pick your favorite at your health food store. There are hundreds different varieties, depends what you are looking for.

Here are my top favorites:

Lavender.I add a few drops to my coconut oil after I take a shower before I’m going to bed. It calms me after a stressful day and puts me in the mood for a nice and relaxing night.

Jasmine. It smells like heaven! I use it ever morning. I add few drops to my wrists and behind the ears. So fresh and sensual!

Tangerine. I use it before I go work out. Tangerine is very uplifting and I get into “go-go” mood.

Grapefruit. Add a few drops of a Grapefruit essential oil into your natural body cream.

 

What is your favorite essential oil? how do you use it? And why do you love it?

I would love to hear it from you. Sign in and leave your comments.

LOVE, VAL

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