Healthier snacking

I love to eat snacks! Every now and then I do eat something unhealthy, but for the most part I try to stay healthy, also when snacking. Today I will share with you my favorite snacks. Try to think simple, it doesn’t always need to be complicated to stay healthy!

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–  Veggies dipped in hummus

– A protein smoothie

– A green juice

– Raw nuts mixed with sun dried fruits

– Dates! Just as they are or filled with a nut butter

– Home made energy balls

– Fresh berries and fruits

– Rice cakes with avocado or nut butter

– Guacamole with veggie chips

– Dairy free yogurt with granola and berries

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Hope you got some inspiration ❤

xoxo

Skin glowing juice

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Good morning guys! One thing I need in my life to kick start my days is a big jar of fresh pressed green juice! I’m totally addicted. It fills me with energy and pure freshness. I can honestly say that I have seen my skin developing better after drinking these green goodness every morning before my breakfast. What I use depends on what I have in hand. But I always try to use most greens and less fruits. Below you find the recipe for today’s juice.

You will need:

1 peeled lemon

1 cucumber

1 bundle of celery

1 thumb of ginger

some slices of pineapple

1 big handful of spinach

1 big handful of kale

Throw it in the juicer and enjoy how it fills your body with pure vitamins, minerals and good stuff! Simply a health-bomb in a glass


A healthy outside starts from the inside ❤ 

 

xoxo

3 Skin care tips

Hi guys! Today I thought I would share with you some of my tips when it comes to skin care. Aren’t we all dreaming of having a naturally healthy glow? Below you find 3 tips that really helps me to keep my skin clean and healthy.

Protect yourself from the sun. I use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with spf 50 all year around. This is so important for anti-aging and to protect your skin from pigmentation.

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You are what you eat. It is some true in that. Add those fruits and veggies into your diet, they are full of essentials vitamins and minerals that will help your skin glow from the inside and out. Stay hydrated with drinking enough water and eat hydrating food that is high in water content like cucumber, celery, tomatoes, oranges etc. Make sure you’re getting enough vitamin C and zinc that do support the production of collagen and elastin. Healthy fats is so important for your skin and body in general, so go a little nuts with the nuts! Avocado and seeds are also great sources for adding healthy fats to your diet.

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Cleansing your skin. Always remove your makeup and hydrate your skin before going to bed. You should also cleanse, hydrate and protect (sunscreen) your skin in the morning before you apply any makeup.

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This cleanser by Zo skin health is what I got recommended by a dermatologist this weekend when visiting a clinic. I’m excited to try it out. Will let you know what I think later on.

 

These are some simple steps that will benefit your skin in the long term.

 


Glowing skin is always in ❤ 

 

 

xoxo

Chocolate + granola = perfect breakfast

Good morning guys! Today I will share with you a super good granola recipe that I made earlier this week. I love sprinkle granola over my oatmeal or as a topping for my smoothie bowls. This granola is healthy, gluten free, plant based, nutritious and delicious!

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Recipe for the granola:

  • 2 dl quinoa flakes
  • 2 dl buckwheat flakes
  • 3 dl oats
  • 2 dl pumpkin seeds
  • 1 dl sesame seeds
  • 1 dl flax seeds
  • 2 dl sunflower seeds
  • 1 dl pecan nuts
  • 2 dl almonds
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt or pink salt
  • 1 1/2 dl water
  • 1/2 dl honey (or maple syrup for vegan option)

Direction:

  1. Mix all the seeds and nuts in a big bowl.
  2. mix the water and the honey and pour it in with the rest. Stir until everything is a little wet.
  3. I used a little bit of coconut oil over  a baking tray and spread the mixture over it.
  4. Put it in the oven at 160 °C. Depending on how roasted you want your granola, but I had it in the oven for 45 minutes. Remember to stir around a little every 15 minutes.
  5. Let it cool down and keep it in a air tight container.

 

xoxo

Be happy, be bright, be you

Good morning people! Here is a little breakfast idea, something that I love to make. And the great thing is that you make it the night before, so that it’s ready when you wake up. The main ingredients is chia seeds. I’m sure many of you are familiar with chia seeds, but did you know they have been an important food for the Mayas and Aztecs ages ago? Today chia seeds is known as a fantastic superfood! They are rich in fiber, protein, healthy fats, calcium and magnesium just to mention some of the nutrients in these small black seeds.

Because of their ability to absorb liquid, they can be used to make a “gel” or “pudding” if you like. Below is share a delicious chia breakfast pudding that will fill you with energy to kick start your day!

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Recipe:

  • 3 tbs chia seeds
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 2 tbs diary free vanilla yogurt
  • Stevia, honey or any sweetener if you want it a little sweet
  • granola and banana for topping

Direction:

  1. Just add the chia seeds in a glass and add the almond milk, yogurt and sweetener. Stir and put it in the refrigerator over night.
  2. Before serving it, top it with some granola, fruits or berries. I used homemade granola (recipe coming soon) and banana.
  3. Enjoy

 

xoxo

 

 

Healthy sweet potato muffins

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Hi guys! I have a delicious recipe to share with you today. These sweet potato muffins are delicious, healthy, gluten free, plant based and full of nutrients! They are not a dessert type of muffins, they are more the muffins you can enjoy for breakfast, grab with you as a snack during the day with a cup of coffee or just when you want a little bit of sweet. They are fluffy and crunchy!

For 10 big muffins you will need:

2 cups whipped sweet potatoes (prep these before so they have time to get chilled/cold)

2 ripe medium to large bananas

1 1/2 tsp vanilla powder (using raw organic vanilla)

1 tbs almond butter

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1 tbs cinnamon

1/2 tsp cardamom

1/2 powdered ginger

pinch of nutmeg

1 tsp salt

1 2/3 cup unsweetened almond milk

1/3 cup coconut syrup

1 1/2 cup gluten free oats

1 cup  Buckwheat flour

1/2 cup finely ground flax seeds

3/4 cup quinoa flakes

shopped pecan nuts and almonds of topping

Direction:

1. Preheat the oven to 170 degrees Celsius.

2. Whisk the bananas smooth and then add the sweet potatoes. I used a kitchen machine.

3. Whisk in the almond butter.

4. Combine the almond milk and the coconut syrup and add it in with the rest (the banana and sweet potato mix).

5. Combine all the dry ingredients (flours, baking powder/soda and seasonings)

6. Slowly stir in the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients

7. Fill your muffins cup about 2/3 full and  sprinkle over some chopped pecan nuts and almonds. Place them into your preheated oven for about 30 min. Depends on your oven, but you might want to turn the pan after 15 minutes.

 

I hope you like them if you try! They are filled with good ingredients. What I call a “guilt-free” treat ❤

 

Vitamin-C for health and beauty

When I say vitamin-C, I’m sure many of you think of it as a booster for your immune system to help you fight those colds. Vitamin-C is one of the essential water-soluble vitamins, meaning your body doesn’t store it, you need to get it daily through your diet. Vitamin-C is also a essential nutrient for your skin and beauty too!

Let’s take a look at some of the few beauty benefits from vitamin-C:

It fights wrinkles: Vitamin-C is the most common water-soluble antioxidant in the skin. It prevents damage from free radicals

It brightens the skin: Vitamin-C help your body to produce collagen, that will lead to smoother more glowy skin. 

It protect your skin for sun damage: Eating food laded of vitamins and antioxidants will support skin health and fight signs of aging. It will help the skin’s ability to repair itself. 

Great sources for vitamin-C is citrus fruits (lemons, oranges, kiwi), papaya, broccoli, sweet potato and red bell pepper just to mention some.

As a grown up you should have around 75 – 90 mg vitamin-C daily. Including fruits, berries and greens to your meals will cover that easily!

Vitamin-C booster in a glass!

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For this juice you will need:

– 2 oranges

– 1 lemon

– 2 carrots

– 1 thumb of ginger

Juice it and enjoy!

 

xoxo