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Hi Lovelies

I’m currently travelling a bit of South East Asia, Cambodia, Thailand and maybe Vietnam, all three amazing countries with loads of culture and beautiful things to see and do. All though we are out and about a lot, we also spend some hours on the beach, swimming, reading, usual beach activities. Though it is rain season, and a bit more cloudy, you still get UV damage and sunburnt if you don’t watch out.

Sunscreen can be a saviour but also a killer, unfortunately almost all the big brands that produce sunscreen today are full of nasty chemicals, that can actually cause more damage to your health and skin, than by not using protection. I think this is such a shame, as the the whole point of protection yourself is then gone..

Thankfully there are some safer brands out there, you might have to pay a little bit more, but at least your skin is safe, which is what should come first.

The brands that I choose to use are also not tested on animals which is one of the first things I look for for when buying products.

Another part of my sun safe routine is taking extra care of my hair and face, using a good quality hair oil everyday and a good quality face oil.

Hope you are taking some measures when you are out playing in the sun beautiful people


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Cosmetics and beauty care is something I usually do not spend much money on, I like using my homemade shampoo, face and body scrub and not forget; coconut oil for everything. However if I do use products it has to be not tested on animals and contain as little unnatural ingredients as possible, as I prefer treating my body to only high quality products and food. As natural as possible is always key in my decisions and purchases.

A few weeks ago Jens surprised me with a little gift from Lush cosmetics, which is a really great cosmetics brand. I got a beautiful honey soap and a oat body lotion, which are both great for sensitive and dry skin. As this is something I usually don´t spend money on, it was a really nice little surprise, especially now during all my uni stress. It feels like I haven´t taken good enough care of myself, so this little gift was a great reminder of doing so.

Lush even provides you with booklets explaining the different ingredients and preservatives


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Hope you make the time to treat yourself even during busy times

Hi lovelies, hope you having a good start to the holidays, I´m looking forward to a few days off, all though we have much to organise as we have to leave our apartment in about 4 weeks. Time is going so fast.. Even though my life is hectic, with moving, planning and most important graduating I still manage to keep up with some of my routines.

As the health freak that I am, I have a set routine every morning. Getting a good start to the day is so important so for me these two routines are gold to feeling fresh and ready for a new day.

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I start every day with cleaning out my mouth with coconut oil, basically this is the very first thing I do before anything else. you keep the coconut oil in your mouth for about 20 minutes, and then you spit it out. This cleans out all bacteria, germs, whiter teeth and over all health benefits coconut oil has. It also gives you a better oral hygiene and gives you a fresh start to the day.

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After my mouth clean I always brush my teeth before eating or drinking, as its not good for your teeth to brush them right after drinking or eating. Then I have pure lemongrass with fresh ginger, lemon and apple cider vinegar tea. This is a great boost to your immune system and inner and outer health. I make sure this is the first thing I have in the morning, so it can work its magic on an empty stomach.


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Have a lovely holiday pretty people

I love exploring, adventure new challenges and activities, routine can be so deadly, so to keep up new challenges here and there is important to live a happy healthy life. This weekend we went out of Sydney, to a wakeboard park, which was great! I have not wake-boarded in years so I could feel the nerves and adrenaline the first couple of rounds, which is a great feeling. Such a fun day, out being active and doing something out of the normal.



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Have a great week lovely people

Happy Monday everyone, hope you had a fabulous weekend, reminding yourself that you are gorgeous and perfect just the way you are!?

Something I´m really exited about lately, is that the focus on eating less meat and dairy are increasing, and vegetarian and vegan products are becoming much easier for consumer to purchase.  For those who do pay attention and care about global warming, you would already know that the agriculture industry is one of the worst industries for our planet and health. So eating more plant-based is really important, even if you do not wanna be a full time vegetarian or vegan, you should lower your meat consumption.

I´ve been vegetarian for over 4 years, and the last six months almost 100% vegan. Which means I barely would eat anything from animals. As a healthy confident lover of eating plant-based I thought I would share some key food products with you guys that I believe are essential to live healthy on a diet without meat. As I prefer my food to be as clean and unprocessed as possible I do not really have a lot of “fake meat” in my diet, however if you are slowly trying to adjust to a more plant based diet, I do really recommend that as a subside to meat.


MY FOOD MUST HAVE`S


All sort of beans, chick peas & lentils

Kale, broccoli  spinach & avocado

Couscous, brown rice, soba noodles & pasta

Good quality rye bread

   Oats, chia seeds, nuts and seeds

B12 tablets

Non dairy milk – oat milk is my favourite followed by almond

bananas


Also all other vegetables and fruits, I find it important to eat all sorts, to keep the food interesting and varied, to make sure you cover all areas of needed nutrition, also with the occasional vegetarian “meat” burger og sausages.

I know a lot of sceptics think you will not get enough nutrition living on a plant-based diet, that you get sick and are scared of changing your food habits. I can honestly say I´ve never had any problems with my health or with sickness the last 4,5 years. I have not lost or gained weight, but as I´ve always been small, I´ve made sure to eat more to maintain a healthy weight. I have not lacked of any thing, besides low on B12 for a little period, before I started taking tablets for that, apart from that I feel so AMAZINGLY HEALTHY.

FUN FACTS

A planet based diet increases your changes of not getting sick from; diabetes, heart and disease, several types of cancer, and help you stabiles your weight. 

Your food shopping becomes much cheaper or you can purchase much more food for the same price as when you would include meat in your purchases. 

Animal agriculture is responsible for 18 percent of greenhouse gas emissions, more than the combined exhaust from all transportation.   [i]

 

 

 

 

Happy Friday everyone

If you are after some sweet treats this holiday, that are 100% cruelty free and super delicious, you have to check out this amazing chocolate truffle recipe

I made them the other day, and I just cant´t get enough, a little sweet treat to start the day, that is both healthy, sweet and nutritious? Or for a little boost later in the day, when your body is screaming for some energy.

I´m just making a lovely carrot cake, with a recipe from the same page, make sure to test that one too, if you love carrot cake. Recipe HERE

 

 

 

Hi lovelies!

Hope you are having a good week so far, maybe a few more days of work or exams before you start the holidays?

I want to share with you a super easy breakfast smoothie, packed with all goodness giving your body a great start to the day. As we all know a good breakfast is so important to prepare your body and mind for a good productive and active day.

My breakfast smoothie is quite rich and deep in flavour as I´m using a few key spices, spices that have some really health benefits.

Cardamom – rich of vitamins, dietary fibre & proteins

Turmeric –  Fights off bacteria and infections, preventing alzheimers and cancer, a great spice for flavour and for health

matcha – full of antioxidants, loaded with energy and  it detoxify´s the body, which is just a few benefits

Oats – packed with fibres and proteins, minerals and vitamins

Chia Seeds – omega, protein and fibres – a must for you on a vegetarian or  vegan diet.

Berries or fruit of your choice – I usually go for blueberries or raspberries

On days I don´t have to rush off anywhere Ill make it into a smoothie bowl, topping it with fruit, seeds and what I have available. On a busy morning I´ll drink it straight from the jar, its super great as a on the go breakfast.


Have a lovely day everyone

My coconut obsession is unreal, if you know me well, you know what I´m talking about.

I swear to it.

Coconut oil is so amazing for your body and skin, for your inside and the outside.

Lately I´ve started making my own coconut oil blend, with only three simple ingredients that makes the oil just so much better.


Organic Coconut Oil – Lavender Essential Oil – Fresh Lavender

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– Not only is is beautiful to look at, it is beautiful for your skin –

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– Good day lovelies –

Wanna share the recipe for a really delicious iced almond latte with you guys!

I made this the other day, and it so delicious and super healthy.

All you need is

Almond Milk, Dates, Almonds, Cinnamon, Turmeric & Cocoa spice

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Put it all together in your blender, if you don´t want the bits of almonds and dates that does not blend just strain the bits out.

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Tast best chilled

I love asian inspired cooking, especially the combination of ginger chilli and soy sauce. This week I made this healthy asian style salad, which is great for dinner or for lunch.

I made it really simple and green this time around, as I mix it up after what I got in my fridge and what I feel like.

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Using soba noodles, kale and avocado gives your body plenty of nutrition.

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Ingredients for Salad

Soba Noodles – Kale – Avocado – Mushrooms –  Leek

Dressing

soy sauce – Apple Cider Vinegar – Ginger – Chilli – Coriander

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Healthy, Sustainable & Delicious