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QUICK, EASY & DELICIOUS BANANA OAT COOKIES

Do you know that feeling when you just need something to snack on? Like, right now! But you don’t want to do like a big effort into making it? Then these quick, easy & delicious banana oat cookies are for you! 🌿

I’ve used this recipe for yeaaaars, and it’s just such a quick and easy snack to make, and you can make it in 15 minutes! It takes no time. But little disclaimer, you do have to like banana, otherwise this probably ain’t for you.

These “healthy cookies” are also delicious to make more of and bring with you for snacks at school, uni or work.

Ingredients

2 ripe bananas
4 cups of oats
1-2 tsp of cacao powder
Some dark chocolate

Recipe

Turn on the oven to 200 degrees (celsius), and find yourself a big bowl. Mash 2 ripe bananas very well, put it in the bowl, and then add around 4 cups of oats, 1-2 tsp of cacao powder and put in a few roughly sliced dark chocolate pieces.

Form them into as big or as small cookies as you want, I usually make 4-5 out of this amount of ingredients. Put them on a baking tray with parchment paper. Then put them into the oven at the 200 degrees for about 9-10 minutes. Take them out and let them cool down for just a few minutes, and then eat with a nice cup of tea – so good!

Health

THE BENEFITS OF FLAXSEEDS

Flax seeds have so many health benefits, it’s truly a wonderful seed! If you do not already use it in your diet, then I bet you want to incorporate them into your diet more after reading about the benefits of flax seeds! 🌿

Flax seeds are full of Nutrients

Just one tablespoon of flax seeds provides you with a good amount of protein, fiber and omega-3 fatty acids (the good kind of fat!), and is also a rich source of some vitamins and minerals.

Flax seeds are high in Omega-3 Fats

Flax seeds are high in omega-3 fats, the good kind of fat that we do want to get! Good fats, omega-3 helps reduce inflammation, can help with lower risk of heart disease and stroke and helps with better heart health.

Flax seeds are rich in Dietary Fiber

Flax seeds are rich in dietary fiber, and not only does this help with slowing down your digestion, which helps to regulate blood sugar and lower cholesterol. It also allows more water to bind to the stools, which increases their bulk and results in softer stools. This can help prevent constipation, and can be especially helpful for those suffering from IBS (irritable bowel syndrome).

Flax seeds might help to Balance Hormones

If you are experiencing that your hormones are out of balance, it could perhaps also be that you aren’t eating enough healthy fats (omega-3 fatty acids). As flax seeds are high in these, it’s such a good thing to add to your diet! Especially if you’re a vegan/vegetarian and don’t eat fish, then it’s important to add enough healthy fats to your diet for optimal brain health and balance of your hormones.

Tips for adding Flax Seeds to your Diet

  • You can use flax seed oil in your smoothies or on salads
  • You can sprinkle grounded flax seeds on your oatmeal
  • You can sprinkle grounded flax seeds on your yoghurt
  • You can bake bread, cakes etc. with whole flax seeds



*Nutrition tip! 🌿🌿
It’s best to ground the flax seeds before ingestion, as they are easier digested in this way. Whole flax seeds can still be good to use when fx baking, but you won’t reap as many health benefits from the whole flax seeds, as your intestines cannot break down the tough outer shell of the seeds. The best is to ground them in a coffee grinder and use the grounded flax seeds.

Flax seed oil is very sensitive to heat and light, so once opened a bottle of it, it usually only lasts for 4-6 weeks. And you should store it in the fridge in a dark bottle, to keep it preserved as good as possible. I personally love to use it in my smoothies – after I’ve blended the smoothie I put it in afterwards and just mix it around with a spoon.

Food Health

MY FAVOURITE DHAL RECIPE

Dhal is one of my absolutely favourite dishes! Not only is it super delicious, healthy and comforting – but it’s also so easy to make 🌿

So today I want to share my all-time favourite dhal recipe with you all – because this is just so delicious, and I keep coming back to this recipe!

My Favourite Dhal Recipe

This makes for a giant portion (just so you know, which also makes it ideal for meal-prepping)

  • 4 cups of red lentils
  • 8 cups of water
  • 1 can of coconut milk
  • 1 can of sliced tomatoes
  • 1/2 a cabbage, sliced roghly
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 onion
  • 2 vegetables bouillon cubes
  • 2 tbs of mild curry powder
  • 1 tbs of chili powder

How to do it:

Pour all the ingredients into a big pot. Turn up the heat, bring it to a boil. Put a lid on it and bring down the heat a bit, and let it boil for around 30 minutes. Stir in it from time to time, to make sure it doesn’t burn to the bottom.

Extra:

You can choose to eat the dhal just as it is, which tastes delicious, or you can also make some rice to it (fx basmati rice taste delicious with this), and you can top it with spinach, kale, sesame seeds, peanuts or whatever kind of garnish you prefer

Read also: Delicious Veggie Curry Recipe

Health

ELIMINATION – WHAT COMES IN, ALSO NEEDS TO GO OUT

I know, I know. This is probably the least sexy topic ever, but nonetheless – when it comes to health, this is probably one of the most important topics as well – and that is; Elimination 💩

We talk so much about what we eat, what kind of food to eat, our mental health etc. which are ALL important factors when it comes to health.

But what we often tend to “skip over” or “forget about”, is that our body – our system – is a two-way street.

What comes in, also needs to get out.

If it don’t, things will get blocked, just like cars crashing on a road and the line starting to get longer and longer because of the blockage. The same goes on in your body. Our bodies gets rid of waste in several ways, one of the main ways is through pooping.

If you don’t LET GO and get rid of things, things will build up and cause problems (this metaphor doesn’t just apply for your digestive system, but so much in life – but let’s take that another time and just focus on the digestive system right now).

The ideal is to go to the bathroom and use your bowels every single day; optimally 2 x day. This is essential for all of the other body systems to be able to work optimally.

You want to go to the toilet and get rid of these things, as they are full of toxins, excess hormones and all the stuff that your body doesn’t want. So you can see why “holding” and not going to the bathroom and instead letting these “toxins” sit in your body, does more harm than good to your overall health.

Try to get into the habit of going to the bathroom first thing in the morning, fx drink a big glass of water and go there before you begin the rest of your day.

If you do have problems with getting regularly to the bathroom, you can try to drink more water throughout the day and eat a more fibre-rich diet. You can read this blogpost about how you can add more fibre to your diet.

If you want to learn more about the gut and the digestive track, then I can highly recommend you to watch this TED talk with Giulia Enders (the Author of the book “Gut”):

I know this is a topic that’s not the most interesting to talk about, but it’s SO important for all our bodily functions to be able to function well and keep our body healthy! Take care of your digestive system and take care of your health 🌿🌿

Health Holistic beauty & skincare

3 FREE THINGS YOU CAN DO TO IMPROVE THE HEALTH OF YOUR SKIN

Sometimes we tend to think that we have to go invest in X amount of skincare products or supplements to take care of our skin, which of course also can do wonders – but sometimes it’s the very simple things in life, that we sometimes tend to forget about, that can do the biggest difference for our health and the health of our skin. In this blogpost I want to share 3 free things you can do to improve the health of your skin 🥑💕✨

3 Free Things you can do to Improve the Health of Your Skin

  1. Drink water
    So simple and so basic, yet something we can so very easily forget about in our everyday life. Dehydrated skin is not happy skin, so make sure to drink plenty of water and stay hydrated during the day

2. Breathe Deeply
Another so simple and basic thing, yet something so important. Many of us go through the day thinking about the next thing on our to-do list and that we have to do XYZ, and without us even noticing we have suddenly gone an entire day without taking a proper DEEP breath all down to our belly. Remember to take time throughout the day to take some deep, slow breaths. This brings more oxygen to your cells and your skin, and it activates your parasympathetic nervous system, which does wonders for your health and well-being

3. Eat plenty of Fruit & Veggies!
I know I sound like a broken-record about this – but eating plenty of fruits and veggies are SO important for your health, your entire body – and especially, for your skin’s health. Fuel up on food high in antioxidants, minerals, vitamins. Go for all the colours of the rainbow, and eat plenty of leafy green vegetables! Your skin will love you for it! #skinfood

Read also: Skinfood – Food that your Skin Loves

Health

FIBERS FOR BETTER DIGESTION

Do you have problems with your digestion? Perhaps you aren’t eating enough fibre throughout the day. Fibre is essential in order to have an optimal functioning gut and it can help to improve your digestion 🌿🌿

If you have problems with your digestion and does not pass bowel motions easily, it could be because you are not eating enough fibre during the day.

Fibre is part of plant foods and it is essential for us in order to have optimal functioning of the gut. Fibre feeds our gut bacteria and supports regular bowel motions (which is key! Because what we eat is not only essential for our health, but what we eliminate and get rid of is also very important for our health and well-being).

Fibre helps to “clean” our intestines of bacteria, it adds water and bulk to our stool and it controls our blood sugar levels through slowing our digestion.

You can choose to take a fibre supplement (fx psyllium husk), but the most important would be to optimise your whole foods intake and get your fibre from plant sources.

Foods that are high in fibre:

  • Apples
  • Pears
  • Kiwi fruit
  • Unripe bananas
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Avocados
  • Nuts & Seeds
  • Flaxseeds
  • Chiaseeds
  • Beans
  • Lentils
  • Most vegetables (fx carrots, broccoli, cauliflower)

So if you are having problem with your digestion, then try to eat more fibre-rich foods. However don’t go from eating nothing of these to eating tons, but gradually week by week try to consume more of these and see what it does to your digestion.

+ Of course also remember to drink plenty of water during the day, as this can really help your digestion – and your overall heath – as well!

Read also: Delicious Green Smoothie
*Tip! You can also choose to make this delicious green smoothie a couple of times a week to opt your fibre intake + put in some hemp seeds and grounded flaxseeds as well for even more fibre!

Health Self-development

THE CIRCLE OF LIFE

In the coaching education that I’m taking, one of the well-known tools that we are using is something called “The Circle of Life”. This is used to determine where in your life you can work on improving your life ✨

In my coaching practice with working 1:1 with people, I’m asking my clients to fill out this thing called “The Circle of Life” a couple of times over our time together.

What is it?

The Circle of Life covers different areas of your life. The idea is that you then look at each area and then you set a dot far into the middle if you’re not feeling satisfied in that area of your life – or far out if you do feel satisfied in that area. In the end you then connect all the dots with lines.

Then you get a clear picture of what areas of your life where there is something that might bother, frustrate, irritate you – which affects your overall health and well-being. Because from the education I’m taking and my point of view, health needs to be looked at from a holistic viewpoint – you can eat all the greens and exercise, but if you do not take care of other areas of your life; career, relationships, finances etc. then you will never reach a point of feeling fully good, happy and content with your life. It all affects your health and well-being.

We will then start working on the area that feel most unsatisfying for you at the moment and together figure out some action steps you can take to feel more satisfied and content within that area.

The point with The Circle of Life is of course never to have a completely perfect circle – no one ever will, because life is not always perfect in all areas of life, but the point is to focus on what’s affecting your health and well-being the most and try to do something about then.

Then over time when you’ve done the exercise over a few months you’ll see how your focus changes and how you have improved in the areas you once did not feel as good about.

If you have any questions in regard to working with me, or want to hear more about it, feel very welcome to send a comment here or on Instagram, or send me an e-mail ✨

Health Self-development

KNOWING DOESN’T CHANGE YOUR LIFE

Today I want to talk about a very important factor when it comes to changing your life: knowing doesn’t change your life. What does change your life is implementing the things you learn in your life and sticking to them 🙌✨

We all have so much information available to us today, and you can Google most things – but knowing doesn’t change your life. Taking action and really implementing the things you learn is what will change your life.

I speak from experience in this matter!

I have read countless of books, watch webinars, gotten advice on XYZ, then I tried some of it out for a few weeks and then didn’t see results and quit and went on to the next thing.

It wasn’t until I started to really implement the things I learned in my life and stayed consistent with it over longer periods of time that I truly started seeing changes in my life:

– Seeing my skin starting to clear up
– Getting growth on my social media sites
– Starting to believe in myself and gaining more confidence
– Seeing improvements in my durability in running

You see, we all can gain information about what to do in regards to almost ANYTHING in life thanks to the wonderful internet. I promise you, if you have skin or digestive problems, then I have already created tons of advice for you in these free blogposts on my blog.

But again, it all comes down to DOING, not just knowing.

We all know eating vegetables is good for our health – but do we do it?
We all know exercising is good for our health – but do we do it?
We all know that if we want to get something done, we have to work on it – but do we do it?

This is why I decided to become a Holistic Health Coach, because I want to help YOU to make that change in your life. I want to help you to implement those things into your life that can really change your life.

And this is why working with a coach can be so beneficial, because then you have someone to remind you and to keep you accountable – which can be such a motivating factor in actually getting things done, and truly implementing those life-changing habits into your life 🙌✨



Health

HOW TO BALANCE FEMALE HORMONES

Do you have problems with hormonal imbalance? Many women do nowadays, so today I want to share some tips on how to balance female hormones 💕✨

First of all, what exactly is “hormones”?

Hormones are chemical messengers that send signals that allow for communication across your entire body, so that the processes we need to survive can be carried out.

Hormones are what regulate critical functions such as; sleep, stress & reproduction.

But hormones work together in a very complex system – and when one gets off balance, it affects the next one and so on. So therefore, it’s always important to look at how to create hormonal balance overall in your body.


In this day and age, our hormones gets affected by SO many things; air pollution, plastic in our food/skincare, processed food, too much caffeine, having been on the birth control pill, stress etc. We are constantly getting exposed to things that can get our hormones out of balance and affect our health and well-being.

Signs that your hormones might be out of balance:
You experience chronic fatigue, have low sex drive, intense PMS, or perhaps you’re dealing with cystic acne.

So, what can you do to balance your female hormones?

  • Eat plenty of veggies and fruits
  • Go for organic food, as pesticides can affect your hormones
  • Go for local foods. Food as close to the source as possible is the best for your health!
  • Eat more healthy fats, as fats are the building blocks for hormones (olive oil, avocados, nuts, seeds)
  • Rest and relax more. Our bodies are not made to live in this fast-paced world with constant new information, deadlines etc. Remember to take care of yourself and take time to just rest and relax
  • Get enough sleep
  • Switch all plastic food containers and drinking bottles out with some made from glass or stainless steel. Plastic contains BPA which is affected your health, especially if you heat up food in plastic containers
  • Balance your nervous system – use practices like deep breathing or meditation to calm your nervous system
  • Look at your exercising routine – sometimes the harder you exercise, the more stress you put on your body. Perhaps switch some of the hardcore gym workouts out with a slow yoga class or a nice walk in nature instead

Have you experienced problems with hormonal imbalance? Is there any of these tips you find helpful and want to implement in your life? Then I would love to hear from you, and help you on your journey! Always feel free to reach out to me either here on my blog or on my Instagram! 💕✨

Health

PREVENTATIVE HEALTH

I’m extremely passionated about Holistic Health and Preventative Health. Because why should we go around waiting until we become sick and then living the last many years of our life being in pain and being sick? When you instead can focus on preventative health throughout your entire life and live a happy, healthy life where you feel fresh in both body and mind all life! 🥦✨🌿

The amount of people getting lifestyle diseases has risen so much in the last couple of years – type 2 diabetes, obesity, heart disease, stroke etc., which is so sad.

And as we have just seen with the recent virus, the people who were more susceptible to it, were people with already underlying diseases.

So why go around waiting until you become sick? Why not start right now and take action to better your health and well-being, so that you can live a long, happy and healthy life?

I’m always telling my boyfriend that I want to become over a 100 and still be moving around, doing yoga, playing around with grandchildren at that time and living and enjoying life. THAT is my ultimate goal in life – to be able to live and enjoy life to the fullest my entire life!

I don’t want to spend my last years in pain. Which is why I want to take good care of myself and my health and well-being already now and my entire life, so that I can prevent getting sick.

But what is “Preventative Health”?

It’s where you focus on preventing sickness.

Instead of going around waiting to you become sick and then going to the doctor. Then take your power into your own hands.

You can change your life by changing your lifestyle! Eat more veggies and whole foods, move your body more, get fresh air, laugh and have fun with those you love, do the things you love and are passionated about, rest and relax more!

Do you want to work on turning your life around? On improving your health? Then feel free to reach out to me! I’m offering 3- and 6-month’s Holistic Health Coaching Programs, where we look at your life from a holistic view-point and together find simple things you can do to improve your life! 🙌✨

Read also: Simple Healthy Habits