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Tenerife offers everything your heart desires

Tenerife offers everything your heart desires

Tenerife is the largest and most populated island of the seven Canary Islands. It is also the most populated island of Spain with aroung 900’000 inhabitants. About five million tourists visit Tenerife each year. Tenerife offers everything your heart desires.

Tenerife is splitted in two temperate zones: the North and the South part of the island. The North part is more green and it rains more often. The southern part is more dry and warmer weather.

Tenerife offers everything your heart desires: you can lay down on the beach, you can go hiking in the mountains, diving in the sea, book a wale watching tour or make a day trip to La Gomera. Here some advices what we recommend to do in Tenerife:

One day you should visit the Tayrona Beach in Las Américas. The black sand makes this beach very special. The next day you can visit the famous and highest mountain of Spain, the Teide. The summit is on 3’700 meters above sea level. You can make a hiking trip around the Teide or up to the summit. The landscape looks like on the moon and is a must do while you are in Tenerife.

Teide
Teide
Teide
Teide

Another beautiful hiking trip you should make around the volcano Girachico. The landscape is more green and you walk trough forests and on lava fields.

Volcano Girachico
Volcano Girachico
Girachico
Girachico

Furthermore you can visit the famous beach Teresita, which is close to the capital Santa Cruz. A large and beautiful beach with sand from the Sahara. If you like to make a shopping day, visit the big mall Meridiano in  Santa Cruz.

Go for a whale watching tour in Los Cristianos. We saw so many beautiful whales and it was an impressive excursion. Close to Los Cristianos there is a beach called Playa Médano – a place where mostly locals are going for a swim. If you have enough time, you should visit the small and close Canary Island La Gomera. The whole island is more green and we had a good day trip. We booked a tour but you can also go with the car by your own.

La Gomera
La Gomera
La Gomera
La Gomera

If you love the underwater world, Tenerife is a big spot for diving. You can see for example manta rays or turtles. The beautiful city Puerto de la Cruz is in the North of the island and is worth to visit. Nice and quiet restaurants with a beautiful sea view. Puerto de la Cruz offers a beautiful sea water swimming pool called Lago Martianez.

Lago Martinez
Lago Martinez

We recommend to rent a car for your time in Tenerife. We stayed three amazing weeks on this beautiful island.

Yummy mango smoothie breakfast bowl

Yummy mango smoothie breakfast bowl

This yummy mango smoothie breakfast bowl is a simple and sweet treat! It is healthy and a perfect choice for breakfast. This breakfast bowl is made only with a few ingredients and you can add whichever toppings your heart desires to customize to your tastes.

Smoothie bowls: I LOVE them! The yummy mango smoothie breakfast bowl gives me a perfect start in the day.

The yummy mango smoothie breakfast bowl is:

  •  vegan
  • refreshing and energizing
  • super easy to make
  • packed with vitamins
  • ready in 1o minutes or faster 😀

The only thing you may need is a good blender and the below listed ingredients.

Recipe:

1 mango (frozen or not frozen)

1 frozen banana (broken into peaces)

1/2 dl almond milk

handful of oats

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Combine all in a blender. Put into a bowl and top with kiwi and chia seeds.

Note: If you use a frozen mango you may need a little bit more of liquids while blending (water or milk).

Now enjoy the yummy mango smoothie breakfast bowl :)! I wish you all a happy start in the weekend and hope you come back to my blog soon!

Powerfully your Julia

Quintana Roo is the heaven on earth

Quintana Roo is the heaven on earth

Have you ever heard of the beautiful Quintana Roo coast in Mexico? If not, it is absolutley time to learn more about this breathtaking coast. For me, Quintana Roo is the heaven on earth! It has everything you may looking for: a beautiful sea, lot of culture and amazing food. Below you will read so many arguments why you should absolutely go there.

Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen is famous for the nightlife and beautiful people which are hanging around the beach. It is a city with lots of Caribbean vibes and is situated directly on the beach. It does not matter what you are looking for, Playa del Carmen offers everything you may like. As well beautiful rooftop bars.

Playa del Carmen
Playa del Carmen

You have the possibility to do every kind of watersports as diving, kayaking, jetski and lot of more things.

If you are thirsty and you are looking for a refreshing and awesome smoothie, Nativo is the place to be. For me the best and healthiest smoothie in town.

Some delicious restaurants you should visit:

Playa del Carmen
Playa del Carmen
Playa del Carmen
Playa del Carmen

Isla Mujeres

The beautiful island is close to Cancun and you can reach the island only by boat. The company which is running is Ultramar. You pay 300 pesos to go and return.

Isla Mujeres
Isla Mujeres

This beautiful island has lot of things to explore. First you must visit Playa Norte, the most beautiful beach on the whole island. The water is crystal clear and it feels like a swimming pool.

Isla Mujeres
Isla Mujeres

Furthermore I recommend to rent a golf cart for one day to explore the island. And belive me, it is so much fun to drive around with the gold cart! I loved it! You can explore the south part of the island, which offers a beautiful view on the mainland of Mexico.

Isla Mujeres
Isla Mujeres
Isla Mujeres
Isla Mujeres

Unterwater there is a famous museum, you can visit it by snorkling or diving.

Cozumel

The island Cozumel is close to the city of Playa del Carmen and a ferry runs several times a day. It is a divers paradise and it is known all over the world. One day I was diving in Cozumel and we saw nurse sharks, turtles and lots of beautiful and colorful fishes.

Tulum

If you are looking for a quiet but beautiful place to spend you vacations, Tulum is your choice.

Tulum
Tulum

Beautiful beaches, nice hotels or hostels and good vibes.

Xpu-Ha

Xpu-Ha is between Playa del Carmen and Tulum and one of my absolut favorite places. Not so many turists go there and you have a beautiful sea. Absolutley worth to visit!

Holbox

Is a paradise on earth, such a wonderful and beautiful island close to the mainland of Mexico. The island is situated next to Cancun and is a paradise for all nature lover and backpackers. It is a place where you can calm down and the time is going slower. The color of the water is changing between a beautiful and crystal clear blue or a turquoise.

Holbox
Holbox
We in Holbox
We in Holbox

Cenote Azul / Cristalino

If you are in Mexico, it is a must that you visit a Cenote. Have you ever heard about a Cenote? If not, now it is time to google it! The cenote Cristalino and the cenote Azul are close to Playa del Carmen and you should visit one of them.

Chichén Itzá

Chichén Itzá is one of the seven new world wonders and a incredibly Maya construct. Just book a one day trip and it is worth to explore this place.

Cancun

If you like to stay on a beautiful beach in a all inclusive hotel, Cancun is the right place for you. Is offers many places to party, shopping and tanning on the beach.

In Cancun and Playa del Carmen is the famous club Coco Bongo, which offers a hugh show. It is worth to go there and visit the show. Buy your tickets in the internet, it is normally cheaper than on the street.

Transport

There are three different tipes of transportation. Check out which one fits the best for you.

ADO

Collectivos

Taxis

 

Hopefully now you know, whey Quintana Roo is the heaven on earth. There are so many beautiful places to spend some time. I am so thankful for the amazing time we spend there!

The energy booster: matcha chia pudding

The energy booster: matcha chia pudding

Do you know the feeling to go up in the morning and the only thing you would love to do is go back to bed because you feel weak? I found the perfect solution to give my body enough engery to have a great start in the day. The energy booster: matcha chia pudding! The good thing is you can prepare the matcha chia pudding the day before and just let it cooling in the fridge overnight.

The energy booster: matcha chia pudding is:

  • vegetarian
  • refreshing and energizing
  • super easy to make
  • packed with vitamins
  • ready in 1o minutes or faster 😀

The only thing you may need is a good blender and the below listed ingredients.

Recipe:

80g of greek yogurt

1 tablespoon matcha pulver

2 dl of almond milk

1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract

1 tablespoon of honey

2 tablespoons of chia seeds

Combine all in a blender. Put into a bowl and top with almond splits and matcha pulver.

The energy booster: matcha chia pudding
The energy booster: matcha chia pudding

Let it cool in the fridge overnight.

Now it is time to give this awesome pudding a try! It is so delicious and healthy. And you do not have to prepare a breakfast in the morning, you can just take it out of the fridge and enjoy!

The energy booster: matcha chia pudding
The energy booster: matcha chia pudding

Powerfully your Julia

Lovely acai breakfast smoothie pineapple bowl

Lovely acai breakfast smoothie pineapple bowl

This easy lovely acai breakfast smoothie pineapple bowl is a simple and sweet treat! It is healthy and a perfect choice for breakfast. This breakfast bowl is made only with a few ingredients and you can add whichever toppings your heart desires to customize to your tastes.

Smoothie bowls: I LOVE them! The lovely acai breakfast smoothie pineapple bowl gives me a perfect start in the day.

The lovely acai breakfast smoothie pineapple bowl is:

  • vegetarian
  • refreshing and energizing
  • super easy to make
  • packed with vitamins
  • ready in 1o minutes or faster 😀

The only thing you may need is a good blender and the below listed ingredients.

Recipe:

10 fresh or frozen acai berries or the amount in acai-pulver

1 frozen banana (broken into peaces)

1/2 dl almond milk

handful of oats

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Combine all in a blender. Put into a bowl and top with apples, chia seeds, kiwi and little pieces of almonds.

Note: If you use frozen acai berries you may need a little bit more of liquids while blending (water or milk).

If you like to use a pineapple insteed of a bowl, just buy a whole pineapple and slice it in to two. With a knife you can cut out the fruit of the pineapple.

Lovely acai breakfast smoothie pineapple bowl
Lovely acai breakfast smoothie pineapple bowl

Now enjoy the lovely acai breakfast smoothie pineapple bowl :)! I wish you all a happy start in the new day and hope you come back to my blog soon!

Powerfully your Julia

Yummy and healthy avocado sauce

Yummy and healthy avocado sauce

Do you know the moment, you are in the kitchen and you have no plan what to cook? Honestly, this happens often to me. Right in this moment, I do not know what to cook. Or are you often cooking the same things? For me it is very important to change my food regularly and that is why I tried a news sauce: my yummy and healthy avocado sauce. This sauce is so easy to make and healthy.

You can use my yummy and healthy avocado sauce for pasta and salads. It takes you only a few minutes.

There you go for the recipe:

  • One midium avocado
  • One or two clove of garlic
  • One tablespoon of fresh lemon juice
  • Two tablespoons of olive oil
  • A little bit of salt, pepper and paprika

Combine all in a blender. If the sauce is too thick add some olive oil or water.

Yummy and healthy avocado sauce
Yummy and healthy avocado sauce

I really love my yummy and healthy avocado sauce. She gives my daily menu a change.

Give it a try!

Powerfully your Julia

The green spinach smoothie

The green spinach smoothie

This is one of the best green smoothies, it’s so cooling and refreshing, and so delicious – the green spinach smoothie has been my saviour over the last few days as it’s been so hot in Mexico! The spinach and lemon adding to you water to create an incredible mix of flavours, which I think you’ll love! I love making a big jug of this and keeping it in the fridge.

Recipe:

– handful of pineapple

– 1-2 slices of a lemon

– handful of spinach

– 8-10 almonds

– 3 dl of cold water

Green smoothie
The green spinach smoothie

Blend it until it is smooth. If you like you can add some ice cubes to make it even more refreshing.

Please note, that the taste of the lemon is usually strong. If needed you can add some more water or just put a little peace of the lemon in your blender. Personally I like the taste of lemon, for me it is extremly refreshing.

The green spinach smoothie
The green spinach smoothie

The green spinach smoothie is so easy to make and so delicious!

Travel guide for Chetumal and the Laguna Bacalar

Travel guide for Chetumal and the Laguna Bacalar

My travel guide for Chetumal and the Laguna Bacalar contains some recommendations and experiences. Two beautiful places in Mexico next to the boarder of Belize. If you are planing a trip to Mexico, take your time to visit this stunishing part. The travel guide for Chetumal and the Laguna Bacalar will help you to explore the most beautiful parts.

Chetumal

Chetumal is a town with about 150’000 habitants and is situated next to the border to Belize. Honestly a hugh city but not much to explore. Chetumal has a nice sea with beautiful water. But there is no beach around to hang out.

Chetumal
Chetumal
Chetumal
Chetumal

The first day we just explored the sea, enjoyed the sun, listened to the music of the waves and were drinking a refreshing drink in a bar.

In the evening we went to the cinema to look the film fast and the furious 8. I have never been in such a cheap cinema before, haha. We payed not even 4 usd for both of us.

Chetumal is a good starting point for visiting the famous and breathtaking Laguna Bacalar.

Laguna Bacalar

The Laguna Bacalar is close to Chetumal and is one of the most beautiful lagunas I have ever seen in my life. She has seven different colors and is a mixture between salt and sweet water. There are several possibilities to explore the Laguna Bacalar.

  • Kayaking
  • Boat tour
  • Sailing tour

We decided to rent a kayak for two hours to cross the Laguna Bacalar. It was intensiv and I felt my muscles the next day. But it was every pain worth it.

Laguna Bacalar
Laguna Bacalar
Laguna Bacalar
Laguna Bacalar

How to reach the Laguna Bacalar: you can take a taxi or a shared taxi from Chetumal, which takes you about an half an hour. Or you can sleep in the town Bacalar, where you will find lots of hostels and accommodations.

Los Rapidos

Los Rapidos looks like a river and is a part of the Laguna Bacalar. There were just Mexicans and we – it was a funny and lovely afternoon. You can take a swim in the river and the water is crystal clear.

Los Rapidos
Los Rapidos

I hope my travel guide for Chetumal and the Laguna Bacalar will help you out to see more beautiful places of this awesome world.

Red berries summer smoothie

Red berries summer smoothie

This is one of the best summer drinks, it’s so cooling and refreshing, and so delicious – the red berries summer smoothie has been my saviour over the last few days as it’s been so hot in Mexico! The fruits adding to you water to create an incredible mix of flavours, which I think you’ll love! I love making a big jug of this and keeping it in the fridge.

Recipe:

– handful of strawberries

– handful of blackberries

– handful of blueberries

– 3 dl of cold water

Blend it until it is smooth. If you like you can add some ice cubes to make it even more refreshing. Personally I like the red berries summer smoothie without sugar, for me the berries are already enough sweet, but if you like you can add a tablespoon of sugar to make it even sweeter.

Berries smoothie
Red berries smoothie

The red berries summer smoothie is so easy to make and so delicious!

Strawberry oatmeal smoothie breakfast bowl

Strawberry oatmeal smoothie breakfast bowl

This easy strawberry oatmeal smoothie breakfast bowl is a simple and sweet treat! It is healthy and a perfect choice for breakfast. This breakfast bowl is made only with a few ingredients and you can add whichever toppings yur heart desires to customize to your tastes.

Smoothie bowls: I LOVE them! The strawberry oatmeal smoothie breakfast bowl gives me a perfect start in the day.

The strawberry oatmeal smoothie breakfast bowl is:

  •  vegan
  • refreshing and energizing
  • super easy to make
  • packed with vitamins
  • ready in 1o minutes or faster 😀

The only thing you may need is a good blender and the below listed ingredients.

Recipe:

14 medium sized freh or frozen strawberries

1 frozen banana (broken into peaces)

1/2 dl almond milk

handful of oats

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Combine all in a blender. Put into a bowl and top with apples, chia seeds and oats.

Note: If you use frozen strawberries you may need a little bit more of liquids while blending (water or milk).

Now enjoy the strawberry oatmeal smoothie breakfast bowl :)! I wish you all a happy start in the new week and hope you come back to my blog soon!

Powerfully your Julia