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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Life happens

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Hi beautiful people

It has been a while since my last update here. Unfortunately I have not been feeling very well. My fatigue has taken its toll on me, and been completely draining. All I can do is give myself time, time to breathe deep, stretch and do everything that makes my body feel good, even tho at times that is hard enough to do for me. I have so many dreams and things I want to do in the future, and I am working towards making them my reality.

If there is one thing that can make me feel a little better, it is the sunshine. I am so grateful for the beautiful weather we have had the last couple days. I love the sunbeams peaking thru my window in the morning. It feel so so good. The only thing I want to get back into right now, is my morning sun salutations. I have such a deep love for yoga, and I absolutely have to get back into practising regularly. It makes my body feel amazing and buzzing of love, and it calms my mind like no other. Perfect for my healing journey

Lots of love

Follow your Bliss

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Good morning beautiful people

This trip to Bali is closing in, and theres only a couple more days to enjoy this place I feel  like calling home. I feel as though I need more time. More time to sit with myself, feel, search within, reconnect, relax my body and mind, seek for answers, or rather the questions itself. It stresses me to go back home. Back to this thing called reality. Whatever that might be. I know how much I heal in this environment, the warmth, nature, quality foods, yoga and meditation, massages and self care, surrounded by the kindness of others and likeminded people that all have their share of struggle and experience too. It hurts to have to leave it, I am not ready to leave just yet..

Every monday, the yoga shala I go to whilst here, The yoga barn arrange monday movie. It is such a good initiativ. For 10 years every other monday they show a movie, or rather a documentary to shine light on environmental changes, self growth and send out an important message. Since coming here I have been to 3 monday movies wich were all amazing. I have seen “He named me Malala”, “Chasing coral” and “Finding Joe”. All such beautiful documentarys with such an important message! Finding Joe was an eyeopener to me. It is all about self discovery, and there were no better time for me to see it than right now. It is amazing to experience that when I need guidance the most, I get these signs that answer many of my questions.

Follow you bliss

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Lots of love and light

Canggu love

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Hello from Ubud

Since my sister joined this trip to Bali, we wanted to show her everything that we knew she would like. I have been in Bali three times, but havent visited other places, since Ubud is so sacred to me. So this trip was quite a bit different than the last two. We traveled all over, visited temples, caught waves in the ocean, basically ate our way thru Bali and had a great time.

My favorite spot is definitly Canggu. What a beautiful place! I am so grateful for seeing it myself. It has a charm and is so put together, and has a lot of great vegan food as well. It is a surfers paradise, and I could sit on the beach and gaze the surfers for hours if i could. There is a similarity between Canggu and Ubud. There is a focus on the calm environment, yoga and healthy foods that is so beautiful. It is more tourism, beaches and of course beachclubs that makes the difference. It felt so good to see something new, and get some vitamin sea ♥︎ Thank you Canggu, until next time

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My story

My story

Happy valentines sweethearts

So today I wanted to shine some light on who I really am so you can get to know me a little better 🙂 I want the world to know that it is totally normal to not feel 100 % all the time, and I think we are way to hard on our self a lot of times. We need to love ourself more, and listen to what our body is telling us.

I have for some years experienced health issues, many that I can´t even describe with words. I have been a fair amount at the doctors office and hospital, but there seems like there is nothing they can do to help me with my struggles. I have been on medication, gotten immune to them, and prescribed new ones, and same story all over again. At one point I got sick of not feeling success with medication and i wanted to connect with my body to take back the control I had lost. I turned into veganism. Somehow I felt this huge relief that this would be the answer for me. I would finally heal. I only wish it would have been that easy. For many it seams like it is. I was stressed and gained weight and felt even more disconnected than ever. I have done so much research on my own to find the answers that i was searching for. The deeper i got into the world of veganism and healing, the more knowledge I got on holistic healing. There is no such thing as only healing the body by changing diet, if your mind is still all the same. The same stress, the same triggers, the same rituals. The body can be divided into two, the body itself and the mind. I had for over a year been eating vegan foods, but I was not at all getting the results I wanted. I was overeating, unconscious eating, stress eating… I never sat down to actually look at my plate, be mindful and enjoy what I had made. This I have learned now, and I noticed the difference immedietly.

My mind wanders a lot of times, and it is a big stress trigger for me. I am what you would call a highly sensitive being. I can feel the most hurtful pain, panic attacks, anxiety and feeling of depression, but at the same time I can feel the deepest love, light and gratitude. The way I have found to help balance my emotions is thru yoga and meditation. It helps me keep my mind still and at peace.

For the last six months I have been dealing with heavy fatigue. I had to quit everything I was doing, everything that I loved and had a passion for. I didn’t have energy to practise yoga, I fell asleep during meditation, I couldn’t and still can not read the books that i want, for months and months I could´t listen to music, and still now I can only listen to a little bit of yoga mantras/classical music and I don´t have energy to go see my friends. And I am back to where my mind wanders like crazy. I am back to stressing about my future and whats to come. Now more than ever I am more cautious of what I spend my energy on. I focus on natural remedies, natural skincare, cutting out more and more chemicals, eating organic produce and so on. To make the days go by I have found a huge passion for photography and creative writing. It might seem deep and at times dark, but that doesn’t mean it is. It feels so good to formulate feelings and thoughts into something that is so much more. That is also the reason that I started this website, so i have a space for me to share, and hopefully someone out there might need to hear these words and appreciates it. I have hope for the future, and I know that one day it will all be okay! Until then, I do what I can to help myself to be better and do better

Wishing you all the best

Love Sandra

 

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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