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The raw detox I did last week was a really good week, filled with only fresh, healthy and delicious food, having a healthy lifestyle, without almost any dairy (milk products), meet or fish is really easy, as long as you are willing to spend some time cooking, adapt your routines and mindset and look for great food ideas to keep inspired to make meals free from meat. After the raw detox week, I´ve decided to do at least one raw salad for dinner every week, I´ve also made the super healthy berry smoothie bowl for breakfast almost every day.

– Recipe for the smoothie bowl –

2 spoons of oats, a cup of berries, 1/2 avocado 1/2 banana 1 Tsp cocoa powder, 1 tsp maca 1/2 cup of water, nuts, berries & cinnamon for topping.

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– The salad this week –

chick peas – spinach – baby cos – seeds – toasted almond flakes – avocado – onion – olive oil – lemon – himalaya salt  – chilli – pepper & mixed herbs, we added a plain organic omelet on the side to make it more filling.

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– Healthy vegan dessert –

It is the final day of our raw detox, it went surprisingly easy, after smoothie breakfast and salad lunch tomorrow I will make “normal” dinner again. Still be healthy but defiantly some pasta, cooked food and red wine will be on the meny. To celebrate the end of a great detox week, and the beginning of a new healthy week, I made my favourite healthy dessert for tomorrow, the coconut cream mousse, you have to do it. it is simply the best.

I try to stay away from dairy as much as possible, choosing coconut cream. There is so many other products that is so much better for us and for our planet than animal products, especially dairy.

I´m not a health fanatic, at least I tell myself that, I just simply believe we have so many great products out there that are healthy and delicious. So why go for the artificial and unhealthy choice, especially when there are options that is so much better for the environment and for you!?

To make the mousse, you simply need the coconut cream – put in the fridge for a few hours before using. 1/2 a teaspoon vanilla extract, 2-3 teaspoons cocoa powder (real cocoa powder without any added sugar or sweetener) and last if you are a strict vegan use agave, if not go for a organic honey. I prefer the honey flavour, as I make sure I buy real organic honey, of good quality. Cinnamon, berries or nuts of of your choice for topping.

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Mentioned earlier this week, I said Jens and I was going to do a detox week, as we thought we did not have any important happenings or events to attend this week, with most of our friends out of town. I got my shopping list and week meny ready on Monday, then; we completely forgot about a friends birthday this Thursday. As he invited us out for a B-day dinner, we had to postpone our detox, starting tomorrow.

The shopping is done, meals for tomorrow is prepped and I´m ready for a fresh week, but first we will enjoy a few glasses of red tonight.

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The Detox plan:

what we can eat/drink:

All vegetables and fruits – fresh uncocked

Beans, Lentils and chick peas

water and herbal teas

2 tablespoons of coconut yoghurt every day

Free range organic eggs – cooked is fine

herbs and spices (himalaya salt in moderation)

nuts and seeds unsalted


The detox plan I used for inspiration is here: http://www.bodyandsoul.com.au/diet/diets/the-7-day-detox-plan/news-story/cfb1850be6010553eba661bb9cbcb938

We are making our own twist to it, swapping the yoghurt for coconut yoghurt to avoid any dairy. Second Jens is not having any meat (I dont eat meat), making it as green as possible.

– Ginger, apple cider vinegar and lemon is my “secret weapon” to a perfect start of every day –

It is Monday again, yoga is done, uni assessments are being worked on and Jens suggested we´d do a detox week. As I´m usually the big health freak in this relationship, I thought it would be a great idea, and I have not done one in to long. As we both live very healthy already, we decided to do one that is not based on juicing, but a combo of juice/smoothies – raw salads/vegetables and nuts/seeds. No alcohol during the seven days detox is probably going to be the hardest for us, as we both love red wine on a weekly basis.. We are starting on Wednesday, have a few things in the fridge we need to finish first. In the meantime I´m enjoying my lemon-ginger kick with some inspirational reading (sorry book is in Norwegian) The book is a great inspiration, it gives you positive energy, makes you appreciate every little thing and keep you working towards what you want.

– Stay positive –

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I´m a believer in clean living, especially when it comes to what we put in and on our body. The outside of our bodies are just as important as the inside, we should therefore always keep that in mind when buying health and beauty products. I rarely buy any beauty or health products, cause I just really dont like spending time in front of the mirror, I prefer as natural as possible and doing it myself. I think the more natural the better, and if you combine healthy food and “healthy” skincare you have already come a long way. So I wanna share my simple recipe for a shower body scrub; It is cheap, it is natural and 100% real and no extra packing when you do it yourself. It is made up of three ingredients, ingredients that I always have in the house. The scrub is for all over the body, even the face – as long as you are gentle while scrubbing your face.

Benefits:

Coconut oil is really moisturizing for your skin, gives glow and no scary additives. Himalaya salt is full of minerals and it detoxifies your skin. Matcha is full of antioxidants and it is anti-ageing.

– organic coconut oil – organic  pink himalaya salt  – organic real matcha  –

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– You will only need 1-2 teaspoons of the matcha –

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– You want the paste to be dry, so make sure you go slow when adding the coconut oil –

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Almost three weeks have gone by – I have simply not found energy or time to do my weekly exercise, always starting my Monday mornings doing yoga down by the beach. I got home after work yesterday, got onto finishing an assessment that was due, uploaded it 1155 pm and told myself ; “Tomorrow you get your lazy but out of bed early and get back on it.”

 – Feeling grateful for being able to take in all this beauty –

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My week always begins with a morning yoga session down by the beach. Nothing makes a better start of the week and your body really benefits from doing yoga weekly. I practise alone, as it saves me money not going to a yoga studio, being a student living in an expensive city, that is one way I save. I practised yoga for a long time in studios before I went on by myself, so if you are new to yoga, always get lessons first, and when you feel confident enough to go on by yourself, check in with a mentor once in a while to improve and strengthen your yoga skills.

10 BENEFITS OF YOGA PRACTISE

1 – It really improves your flexibility

2 – Strengthens and tones your muscles.

3 – Makes you happier

4 – Protects your spine and betters your bone health

5 – Helps you focus and relax

6 – Maintains your nervous system

7 – Helps you sleep deeper

8 – Eases your pain

9 – Gives you inner strength

10 – Increases your self-esteem

And there are many more, if interested check them out here.

NAMASTE

http://www.yogajournal.com/article/health/count-yoga-38-ways-yoga-keeps-fit/

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