Monday, February 10, 2014


This is one of my most beloved raw breakfast dishes. I call it my green bowl of happiness, because it gives me all I need for the day and is so delicious and rich that it makes me smile :) This dish is really awesome, because it combines all the health benefits of a green smoothie with the sweet flavors of fresh fruit. You can basically add every kind of fruit you have at home as well as top your green bowl with extras as some nuts for additional protein or shredded coconut for that special exotic taste. I just LOVE my green bowl!

Healthy beautiful food as in this recipe has become super important to me since I began the raw vegan lifestyle. Actually I think eating beautiful real food is the essence of living. I just love the idea of my body being made of fresh ripe mangoes, sweet strawberries, leafy greens and cute raspberries. Plus, real food makes me happy. And aren't happiness and health all we're looking for? On my journey for greater happiness I have already been taught several lessons. Here are my favorite TOP5 tricks and tips on how to be a happier you.

1. Love yourself
It is just really hard to be happy with your life, your job, or somebody else if you don't love yourself. There is no reason to criticize yourself all the time as it will just push you down and not change anything. For me it helped to ask myself what I don't like about myself and I have started to change these things. Although it is healthy to constantly want to improve, we must not forget that we are all equal. We are all a product of mother nature.

On the most stressful days or in the most confusing situations, a good workout always clears my mind and relaxes me. Most often afterwards I have found a solution for a problem or at least put it in relation. 

3. Eat mindfully
Enjoying my meals with the TV turned off, the radio shut down and in a peaceful environment has helped me to become more aware of what I put in my body and makes me enjoy all flavors and textures. Eating is fueling our body and I personally think it is only possible to know what the body needs and wants if you're listening to it.

4. Sleep enough
Sleep was always my buffer on stressful days when I cut back sleep in order to finish school things. As I've learned, a good sleep routine is important to me to be really awake on the next day and profit from my sleep time as much as possible. Sleep is the time that your body needs to flush out toxines, clear your mind and reset several cellular processes.

5. Be open and let go
In my opinion, happiness has a lot to do with being tolerant and compassionate with other people and with letting go old problems and drawbacks. Life is very short and it should be beautiful.

I hope that my tips are in some way helpful to you and I would be very happy to learn about your ways to improve your life and I am here for any kind of questions. But for now, enough. Let's get back to our recipe :)

Serves 1

Green base
Handful of fresh basil (or one herb of your choice)
2 T spirulina powder (I used JumpUp and GoGo GO GREEN)
1 cup spinach (or any other leafy green)
1 small sweet apple
2 ripe bananas
2 pitted dates
juice of 1/2 lemon
1/2 cup water

1/2 cubed mango, 1 cup sliced strawberries, 1 sliced sweet apple, 1 cubed persimmon, few almonds (optional), 2 T shredded coconut.

Blend everything for the green base. Pour your base into your favorite bowl and top with fresh fruit and extras. You can easily customize your green bowl by chosing your favorite herb and leafy greens and add your preferred toppings.



  1. That looks AMAZING! I'll have to try it tomorrow for breakfast :-) Can't wait



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