fredag 21 oktober 2011

Raw chocolate temptation.

It has been a while since I wrote last. Been busy studying, working my ass off in the gym (and loving it) and working. Been doing not so great with the raw diet lately, meaning that I have fallen for the temptation of eating pasta, bread and other stuff that tastes delicious while eating them but doesn't really make me feel that grate in the long run (or even 5 minutes after).

Fortunately enough a good friend of mine who is raw and has been for a long time came to town for a few days and he really inspired me to get back on track with my raw diet. We made the most delicious chocolate cake together one evening and I wanted to share the recipe with you guys. You have to try it out, it is AMAZING!!! And the best thing of all, it is super nutritious and you feel great and full of energy after eating it.  

Pontus chocolate temptation:

Top layer, Mango cream:
One Mango
Vanilla powder 
Mix it together.

Mid layer, chocolate mousse:
One big avocado or two small 
Vanilla powder
Coconut oil
Mix it all together with a hand mixer.

Bottom layer, nut curst:
8 Dates
About 200 g nuts, brazilian nuts and almonds (or use the kind you like the most)
Vanilla powder
Some cacao nibs (added at the end after mixing the rest of the ingredients together)
Mix it together in food processor(preferably)

Then you just spread out the bottom layer on a plate or in a baking tin, spread the mousse on top and put it in the fridge for at least one hour. Put the mango mousse on top before serving. I also sprinkled some pomegranate seeds on top to make it extra yummie. 

As you can see all the measurements are not there and I'm not even sure that the ones I did put
there are a 100% correct but just try it out. It will taste amazing!!! 

Enjoy and thank you again Pontus for this recipe.

Have an amazing weekend everyone.

måndag 19 september 2011

The Daily Love

Just came home from the gym where I'm mostly stretching and massaging my body at the moment, giving myself some LOVING TENDER CARE as Matthew my PTsays. I'm doing this to adjust my posture and to help my body moving the way that it is supposed to. Today I was lucky enough to be able to do my exercise in the yoga studio that was getting heated up for a class. Autumn has already invaded Gothenburg and my body really loves the heat so it felt great with some heat and I could stretch out even more with my muscles all warmed up. I love the feeling of really taking care of myself and that is something I'm getting so much better at. Just read a beautiful blogpost about doing just that and I can so relate to this girls story and I want to share it with you. If you want to read it click here.

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I think it is great!!! 

lördag 17 september 2011

Day 28-Superfoods!

I have reached the 28 th day with this experiment being on Raw vegan non sugar diet and it has been very interesting and a lot of fun. But it has also been though and it has made me very pissed of a few times. In fact my sister told me that the first week when I had cut off all the sugars including fruits she woke up by me saying -"what the fuck"in my sleep. I think it was they day after that when I decided to start having some fruits again;-) I have learned a lot about Raw food and how my body responds to it, what works for me and what doesn't. For example I have learned that I function very well and feel really good when I eat less sugars (including fruits). I have realized that to much nuts and seeds really screws my stomach up big time. And one other thing that I find very interesting is that I don't really need any breakfast any more. I can have a green smoothie if I want to. But I'm also fine without it. It is kind of funny because it contradicts  everything that I ever learned about nutrition. I don't know how many hundred times I have heard that the breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But now many people say that it is very important that we give our digestive system a longer rest and that breakfast just is something that we have invented and think that we need, when in reality we are better
whit out it. I don't know if that is true for you but it works really well for me.

Another thing that I have learned during the last 4 weeks is that it takes a lot of planning and very conscious decisions if you want to eat raw. One of the main reasons for that is that it is very easy to fall back into old patterns and do what you are used to doing the society around us does not really promote and support a raw or healthy lifestyle and there are absolutely no raw restaurants where I live. One thing that has really helped me not to fall for unhealthy temptations when hungry has been to always carry with me a bag with nuts, dried frutis and superfoods like cashews, gojiberries, mullberrys, brazilian nuts etc. It is super easy to take them with you and they are filled with great nutrients for your body. 

Here is a video about some of the super foods out there. Enjoy!

onsdag 14 september 2011

Day 25 - Raw food in Gothenburg

I have some great news for you Raw lover that lives in or visits Gothenburg now and then. Someone that I really thought did not read my blog, DOES read my blog and was obviously inspired enough to want to put a raw dish on the menu in his restaurant....wiiiii. Very exciting!!!
So now I would love to know what dish you that hopefully will be coming to this restaurant would like us to put on menu. Since the place is italian I think we should stick with the italian theme and the first thing that came to my mind was a raw lasagna. I had one in Copenhagen that was very good and it did not seem to hard to make.

So if you have any tip, any wishes or advices please e-mail me or contact me on facebook or drop a comment below.

Raw Lasagna at the Raw Tribe in Copenhagen

Lots of Raw Love

måndag 12 september 2011

Day 23 - Thoughts become things

Need to get my sleep so today I'm just going to post this makes me think a lot about how I'm creating my life....what about you?

Tomorrow is a new exciting day!!!

söndag 11 september 2011

Day 22 - Gratitude

Can't sleep. Don't know if it is because of the sugar in the 2 pieces of chocolates that I had shortly before going to be (smart for someone who has been off sugar for 22 days, not). Or if it's my excitement and me thinking about all the great things I have going on in my life at the moment. Or me making plans about how to make more money in less time, now that I'm going back to school. It might be a mixture of all of them;-)

I have had way to much sugar and other not raw and not healthy stuff during the weekend and I can feel that in my body. So starting tomorrow I will head back to my Raw + less sugar path because it makes me feel great. Also having my second PT session with awesome Matthew Griffiths tomorrow morning. Very exciting!!!

I'm going to try and get some sleep now but I want to share this beautiful video with you. Life is amazing and I'm very very grateful for mine!!!

Amo la vida!!!
Buenas noches

lördag 10 september 2011

Day 21 -Walk the walk yourself

Had a great day! After my morning smoothie I went in to the city to hang out with my sister. We went to the farmers market and bought lots of fruits and veggies. I so love the fact that my sister has fallen in love with the raw food. She is almost more into it then me and today she told me that her boyfriend asked her to prepare a raw meal cause he wants to try it to....yehiiii. It feels great to be able to inspire others and especially the ones that I hold very close to my heart. One comment that I have got from almost all of my friends that I have prepared a Raw meal for is that they are very surprised how satisfied and full they feel afterwards even if they ate less then they would eating a "normal" meal. And why is that? I believe it is because the raw fruits, greens and veggies are so full of energy and so much more nurturing then the food that we have cooked the living he-- out of. 

Today I really feel I want to walk the walk (raw and healthy lifestyle + all the other stuff to:-) for myself but most of all to be able to inspire the people that I love so that they can live a healthier, maybe happier and longer life. I believe that is the only way to inspire others, to do it yourself!!!

My beautiful sister LOOOVE you!!!
Farmers market
Farmers market

Buona notte!!!!
Love you