Acaibowl and warmer weather

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Happy wednesday beautiful people ♥︎

I cannot believe how beautiful Oslo has been these last few days. I am forever thankful for the flowers and trees that are in full bloom, the blue skies and up to 28 degrees warm. It has felt so good! I am 100 % a summer girl, everything about it makes me so happy. I love to wear light dresses, walk barefoot and eat fresh and hydrating foods such as fruits and smoothies. As you may know already, I love a healthy lifestyle year around, but when I can start to enjoy my smoothies all day long and not freeze my face off, I am one happy girl! Haha!

I have been obsessed with acai smothies for many years. I think I had my very first acai smoothie back in 2011, and I am still having it regularly. As the weather has been warmer, I have had one every day as it cools me off, it is a yummy treat and it is a powerful superfood that is so good for the body. Acai alongside many other fruites and berries is packed full of antioxidants that is very benefitial for the immunesystem and the gut.

Personally I like to use acai puree for my smoothiebowls. I have been using the puree from Sambazon, as that is what I can get my hands on here. I have tested a couple of different recepies and my favorite has to be;

  • A big handfull of frozen pineapple
  • 2 packs of frozen acai puree
  • A dash of passionfruit juice to get the consistency you want. I find that I dont need much at all as I have a high speed blender and I like mine to be quite thick and frozen

Simply put all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Top your acaibowl with wathever you like. I usually add hempseeds, cacao nibs and some times a sprinkle of maca powder, and some berries or cut up fruits that I have on hand.

You can enjoy this beautiful tropical icecream like treat for breakfast, lunch or even dinner if you want 🙂

Lots of love

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Papaya passion

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Hi guys

If there is one meal out of the the day I love the most, it has to be breakfast! The way you fuel yourself first thing in the morning has everything to say when it comes to how you are going to feel for the rest of that day. Therefore I find it crucial that I prepare foods that makes me feel my best, which oftentimes is fruits. Personally I feel the need to hydrate properly after a good night of sleep. I always start my day with a liter of hot ginger and lemon tea, followed by fresh pressed juice, and then I get to enjoy my breakfast for the day.

Lately I have craved papaya with passionfruit. The two combined is like heaven on earth! Papaya makes me feel satiated and is more filling than other fruits eaten just on their own. It makes me feel incredibly good!

There are many benefits of eating papaya. The more common benefits is that it works miracles for the skin, is loaded with antioxidants and is good for improving digestion. I usually eat it as a monomeal, meaning that I eat papaya, and papaya only as a meal. You can choose for yourself what fruits you like and eat it as a monomeal, and see how you feel. I personally love melons, pineapple, papaya, golden kiwi or berries as a monomeal, but feel free to find your favorite fruit, and make it your breakfast.  This is a great tip if you are struggling with your digestion. The less food combined in a meal, the easier it is for your gut to digest and absorb the nutrients.

I hope you are having a lovely day!

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Lunch for your soul

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Hi loves

This is what love really looks like 💕 Taking care of yourself should be your number one priority! Look after yourself, consume living foods filled with energy, look at your plate, enjoy your foods, breathe deeply, practice self love, hug yourself, kiss your knees, smile in the mirror, truely look into your own eyes and se the magic shining back at you! It might feel weird in the beginning, but your thoughts will eventually shift, just give it some time.

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A couple of days ago I went to Seminyak which is a bigger city here in Bali. I don´t particularly like the city itself, since it it to busy for me to handle with my fatigue right now, but it has some really grate cafes to visit whilst there. KYND community is such a cute spot, and their food is all plant based! And let me tell you, IT WAS SO GOOD!! The pumkin toast was the most amazing toast I have ever had! Skip the classic avo toast, this one I have to recreate as soon as I get home! I also had a beetroot latte that was so beautiful and beyond good as well, together with my daily dose of freshpressed juice.

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Lots of love

My favorite lunchspot

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Hi everyone, I hope you have had an amazing weekend!

If there is one thing I love more than anything, it is a good restaurant with good vibes and a lot of healthy and tasty food. It is not something I find many places, but I have to say, Bali is incredible at just that. The atmosphere and interior of my favorite cafes and restaurants in Bali are truly something special and very inspiering. The Seeds of Life has quickly become my favorite raw food restaurants, as the food is the tastiest I have had in a long time, and the fact that it is super good for you as well just makes it even better! The owner of The Seeds of Life, Ben, has used years and years to perfect his menu, and that is something that really shows!

seeds of life naga bowl-1I love coming there for lunch, as I did today. I had a green juice and a smoothie bowl that was so yummy. The colour of the pink dragonfruit is so gorgeous, and I dont mind me some pink food every now and again, haha 🙂 The savoury dishes are also really really good!

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Hi everyone

My health has become my number one priority the last six months. Being highly sensitive and dealing with heavy fatigue, I do everything that I can to get better, one day at the time. I enjoy energy rich foods that is good for me, short and long term. I have been obsessed with green juices lately. I have cravings for them now… who would have thought that was possible? 🙂 I love the feeling of drinking my fresh pressed homemade organic juices in the morning. It hydrates me, keeps me satisfied (for a while) and gives me a boost of crucial nutrition to repair and energize the cells. It doesn´t have to taste bad. That is totally up to yourself, how “green” you want your juices to be. When I first started juicing I made some horrible juices, some I couldn´t even finish because of the taste. Even tho it is a green juice, you can still add inn fruits of your choice to give the juice a good taste, and eventually you can build up a taste that can tolerate more veggies. To have the healthy effect you want, it is crucial that you enjoy it as well.

untitledFor my juicer I find that it doesn´t extract the juices from the pulp properly when it comes to leafy greens like kale and spinach, so I have found a better option to get out as much of the juices as possible. I start by juicing my other fruits and veggies, and add a little bit of the fresh juice into a blender together with my kale and spinach. I simply blend it on high in a high speed blender, and strain it thru a nutmilk bag, or use a very fine strainer. It takes a couple of minutes more to prepare compared to only using a juicer, but you get so much more out of your greens, so for me it works the best 🙂

For this juice I used;

1 apple, 1 lemon, 1/2 cucumber, 3 carrots, 4 stalks of celery, 4 leafs of kale, a big handful of spinach

Enjoy 

Buddha bowl

Hi loves ♥︎

I have a huge love for simple foods! This weekend I made myself a Buddha bowl, which is simply rice and veggies of your choice. The secret is in the sauce, super simple, and gives you that restaurant taste! Asian food never disappoints, and is my all time favourite!

This Buddha bowl is super yummy, satisfying, filling, and healthy, and it is super easy to put together, anyone can do it. I promise!

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For the bowl you will need;

  • Jasmine rice
  • A dash of sushi/rice vinegar to taste
  • Spinach
  • Arugula
  • 1/2 Carrot
  • 1/3 Cucumber
  • 1/2 Red bell pepper
  • 1/2 Mango
  • 1 Avocado
  • Edamame (I buy mine frozen)
  • Sprouts of your choice
  • Sesame seeds
  • A couple of leaves cilantro on top

Sauce;

  • 1 Tbs sesame oil
  • 2 Tbs soy sauce (Tamari or Liquid aminos for gluten free option)
  • A bit of wasabi to taste

Simply cook the rice with lightly salted water (I recommend to use pink himalayan salt), and add in the vinegar when it is done. Taste to see how much vinegar you want in your rice. Cut all your veggies and fruit of choice into small strips. Combine the sauce and we are ready to assemble our buddha bowl.

20.01.18 buddhabowl 5.1Personally I like to add some spinach and arugula in the bottom of my bowl, to make it a bit lighter and fresh. Then add in a scoop of your rice and top it with the vegetables and mango. Sprinkle on some sesame seeds, and pour a little bit of the sauce over the rice and veggies, and you are done!

I really hope you like this recipe as much as I do! It has really become one of my favourite meals, as it fills me up, but it is still fresh and a easy way to get in a lot of greens into your body! A well balanced meal!

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Juicing is the best start to the day

Juicing is the best start to the day

For the past few years I have been obsessed with juicing, but it wasn´t until recently that my love for it grew even bigger! It is such an easy way to get in more veggies into your diet, which will alway be a bonus. Fresh pressed juices are super dens in nutrients, and will make you feel amazing and hydrated. I drink about 7,5 dl to a litre every day, before consuming solid foods. It is a great kickstarter to the day, as you hydrate your cells and get in such a big amount of vitamin and minerals. It does wonders for your immune system, skin, hair and nails too!

Usually when making my juices i generally tend to use 70-80 % veggies, and 20-30 % fruits depending on what juice i will make for that day. I always stick to organic produce, as i want to detox my body from chemicals, not add them back in, and get in the best nutrients that i can possibly get. Organic produce may cost a little more, but it has over 50 % more nutrients compared to non-organic, so for me it is an easy decision! Dont you agree? 🙂

It is important to note that when drinking bought juices and smoothies you should use time drinking it. Do not rush it. The first part of your digestion and nutrition absorpsjon starts in the mouth, so make sure to drink it slowly, and let your saliva blend inn with the juice. This way you do not have to worry about weight gain or bloating.

Today I made my juice with; 2 apples, 1/2 cucumber, 5 sticks celery, 1/4 pineapple, 2 tbs ginger, 4 carrots and 1 lemon.

Enjoooy 🙂

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