Hi from Denmark…
Hiiii friends! I am Denisa, the creator of LetHerThrive, a lifestyle blog for busy people to find quick and easy-to-make vegan & gluten-free recipes together with health tips and inspiration on how to eat well & THRIVE in the 21st century♡
The story behind: Being a busy vegan… We don’t need to sacrifice our health for being busy!
I have been vegan since July 2014, and let me tell you - it took me almost 2 years before I found a way of eating/living that works for me but before that...
''I remember having 12 banana smoothies for breakfast/lunch, and 2kg of baked potatoes with avocado dip for dinner almost every day for over a year.''
I struggled to find a ‘healthy vegan’ way but I didn’t give up until I DID!
When I did, another challenge came - LIFE - but I was ready!
I used to sleep 4-5 hours a day - handling 2 educations (degree in Innovation and Entrepreneurship AND health & nutrition), side projects, having a part-time waitressing job, training 5-6x a week to be a great speed skater and I maaade it work!
How did I make it work and stayed healthy?
I knew that a good fuel (food) that is easy to digest, and gives me energy is fundamental for me to stay healthy while being busy! I needed quick and easy-to-make vegan recipes that I could make even at 4 in the morning before going to the gym (haha, ask my flatmates - they didn’t like my blender at that hour!) because vegan food is not always available at work, school...
I didn’t have hours to spend in the kitchen even though I love it - so I started looking for solutions and developing vegan recipes for myself that would fit into my way of living aaaand would be tasty, not gross!
My thought: We live in a crazy world that won’t change tomorrow! Therefore, it is important for us to understand that we don’t need to sacrifice our health for being busy - we just need to reinvent ourselves and find a way of eating/living that works for us in this world.
What motivates me to wake up and work on LetHerThrive?
It's the fact that I can share my experience, struggles and all I have learned to show you that it is possible to THRIVE and stay healthy while being busy! I am here and we will make it work together☆
I wish LetHerThrive to be the place you go-to to find vegan & gluten-free recipes, health tips and inspiration on how to stay healthy on the plant-based diet while being busy!
DENISA IN BULLET POINTS...
⭐︎ Bare with me, English is not my mother tongue
⭐︎ Writing is challenging for me, I prefer talking - but it won’t stop me
⭐︎ Born and raised in the Czech Republic - and I love Czechland (as I call it!)
⭐︎ I am December child - 28.12.1992 and Adela’s older sister♡
⭐︎ I live in Aarhus, Denmark with my as you guess Danish boyfriend Steffen
⭐︎ Family, friends, traveling, nature and good vegan food is all I need to THRIVE
⭐︎ I have been studying management and business in the CZE, the USA and Denmark
⭐︎ I am certified health coach. I have been studying at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition based in NY and had 1:1 clients ever since
⭐︎ Working for food companies taught me about food marketing, trading and how the food industry works (Sharing it with you)
⭐︎ I am down-to-earth vegan since July 2014 - I love meat-eaters! (Neither my family or Steffen are vegans - respect is the key!)
⭐︎ I am in love with skiing and inline speed skating
⭐︎ I am passionate about all health & food related - big time!
⭐︎ LetHerThrive is my baby and seeing how much it supports people makes me proud! Happy mama!
What am I up to today?
This is my THRIVE journey!
Moving to Chicago, Illinois for 13 months!
Discovering a plant-based lifestyle and veganism - done with eating meat!
Back in the Czech Republic getting a first slow juicer from my beloved parents...aaahhh!!
Moving to Denmark, EU to get my next business degree!
Turning VEGAN! I still love meat-eaters♡
Experimenting with new ingredients and starting to develop vegan & gluten-free recipes!
Bio expo in Germany - learning more about marketing and trade of our food!
Buying my first high-speed blender… heaven is reeeal!
Passion for health is real...Starting 1 year online education at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition based in New York to become a Certified IIN Health Coach
LetHerThrive is born… the focus is on health, food, women’s circles and self-development
Getting my first dehydrator for my 'summer vacation' money⭐︎
GRADUATION! Becoming a Certified IIN Health Coach
GRADUATION! Bachelor degree in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (in love with Startups♡)
Health Coaching, Running LetHerThrive Women's Circles, Developing recipes...
Thinking: What is my plan with LetHerThrive?
to be continued...