Hi all!

Today is just one of those days when I really need something to get me through the day. Some inspiration, motivation... Something to dream about and just go totally wanderlust...! Travelling is is something that brings me extrodunairy joy and happiness, inspiration and motivation. I am so happy, that I got to experience Australia for the second time, and lets just say, it is NOT the last time!

I wanted to put together a little blogpost for you, of some of the photos I haven’t yet posted up on the blog. It is just a mix of pretty much everything I did in Australia. Have a look at the little photo sprinkle, a be inspired and get your soul filled with joy!

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// Hei alle sammen!

I dag er det bare en av de dagene, hvor jeg bare trenger noe som inspirerer meg, motiverer meg... Noe man kan drømme om og bare gå fullstendig wanderlust hele dagen! Å reise rundt om i verden er noe som gir meg mye glede, livsnytelse og inspirasjon. Jeg er så glad for at jeg fikk oppleve australia 1 gang til, og det er IKKE siste gang!

Jeg satt sammen et lite bildedryss til dere, av noen bilder jeg ikke har postet her på bloggen før. Det er en god miks av litt av hvert og oppsummerer rimelig godt hva jeg gjorde i Australia, og stemningen. La dere inspirere og bli fylt med lyst og motivasjon! //



Look at all the fishes swimming around with noodles 😂

Easter break in Whitsundays & Whitehaven Beach - 10 days of heaven in Queensland

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Hiking up Mount Coolum & Late night swim at Yaroomba Beach

- with two of the best travelling buddies in the world ♡ Andrea and Vilde

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My lovely place, Mooloolaba and Maroochydore, where I stayed the whole 5 months of my Australian Adventure ♡

Best places to eat and get loads of good nutrition and vegan/vegetarian food: CK Coffee Bar and Wholefoods in Mooloolaba, The Nines in Maroochydore, and Decisions Café in Kawana! Best places! Sunshine coast is amazing, like Australia in general is amazing! I will defiantly come back soon, I promise! I'm not done with you, I have still too much to see!

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I hope you liked the blogpost cuties ♡ Talk soon, Xx


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Good morning all! ♡

Yesterday, I tried one of the best buddha bowls I have ever tried. I have already shared one recipe on my blog before, you can find it here, but this one is a huge favourite as well! I just can’t get enough of these bowls! I mean look at it goddamnit! Vegan Buddha bowl, yes please!

Check out this amazing recipe, loaded with proteins, good fatty acids, vitamins and minerals, including omega 3, iron, zinc, magnesium and calcium, just to name a few. Try it! This recipe keeps me full and satisfied for hours! Worth trying peeps ♡


💚 Vegan

🕔 35 minutes


Half of a big sweet potato ・ 1 tbsp plant butter or plant oil ・ 1 garlic clove ・ salt & pepper, and 1 tbsp vegan parmesan (optional)

・ Optional amount hummus (try this simple recipe, or simply buy it fresh in store) ・ optional mixed greens

・ a big handful of seeds and nuts (I used pumpkin seeds and walnuts)

・ a big handful of dried fruits (I used cranberries and pomegranate)

・ 2 tbsp chia seeds ・ Optional: Nutritional yeast

💚 Vegansk

🕔 35 minutter


En halv stor søtpotet ・ 1 ss plantesmør eller olje ・ 1 hvitløksfedd ・ salt & pepper, og 1 ss vegansk parmesan (valgfritt)

・ Valgfri mengde hummus (prøv denne oppskriften, eller kjøp ferdig laget fra butikken) ・ Valgfritt med grønnsaker

・ en stor håndfull frø og nøtter (jeg brukte gresskarkjerner og valnøtter)

・ en stor håndfull tørket frukt (jeg brukte tranebær og granateple)

・ 2 ss chia frø ・ Valgfritt: Næringsgjær


1. Boil the sweet potato until it’s tender, but not falling apart. Keep the skin on. Boil for about 10-15 minutes

2. While cooking, prepare the optional mixed greens. Mix plantbutter/oil together with garlic and parmesan, salt and pepper as you wish.

3. Put the sweet potato on a baking sheet, keep the skin on. Cut some squares into the potato so that you can sprinkle the garlic and parmesan butter mix into the sweet potato. Bake at 536 *F / 280 *C in about 15-20 minutes

4. Put it all together and eat that bastard like your life depends on it..



Talk soon, Xx


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Omg! People have to stop the hysteria around supplements and plant based diet. A person on a plant based diet do not need supplements!

Have you guys seen the new crazy documentary on Netflix called “What the Health”? Crazy right?

For those of you that haven’t seen it, I highly recommend it! The documentary is about the association between nutrition and diffrent diseases, such as diabetes, cancer, heart diseases, joint problems, Alzheimer, etc... How many millions of dollars there is in the medicine- and food industry, and how we don’t really know what is happening in our society. Like, it all makes sense. Even though this is in the United States, you can be pretty curtain about that this is happening everywhere! Maybe in different levels, but still! In my one year “degree" (nothing special) in nutrition, we studied several documents and studies on this exact theme. It is just disgusting how much the Governments know, but don’t want us to know about, just because of the money involved. But that is a whole other story, and I won’t really touch on that today.

In this documentary, and as some of you probably have seen or heard somewhere else too, they state that people living on a pure plant based diet DO NOT need supplements. However, as everyone can understand, with people eating meat as well, we can all suffer from deficiency if we don’t eat a broad spectre of various foods. To make the point clear, all plant based food, whether its vegetables, fruits, nuts, corn, seeds, legumes, whatever plant based, they all contain the essential amino acids (proteins), fats, vitamins and minerals we need throughout the day. We just have to combine them together to make them whole, just like we combine chicken together with rice and vegetables. Just because it is not the “normal” way of eating, like we were thought when we were young, we just need a little education to know the best sources, to combine them and to get the variations. The best part: It is not difficult!



B12 - DEFICIENCY? WHAT IS IT? WHERE CAN I GET IT?

With that said, as the documentary also state, the only vitamin we (on a plant based diet) might have some problems with, that is not a natural part of plants, is vitamin B12. Also, depending on individual differences, some people might experience low levels of iron (especially women), zinc, vitamin D3 and omega 3. Adults over 50 years old, are not having as much acids in their stomach anymore, so the absorption of B12 is not as good. This means that adults over 50 in general, could also have some problems getting enough B12, regardless of eating meat or not.

B12 is made by microorganisms (bacteria) that are commonly found in the gastrointestinal tact of animals. It is important, just like any other vitamin and mineral, to ensure proper functioning and health of nerve tissue, brain function and red blood cells.

There are some plant based foods that do and might contain B12 naturally. Nutritional yeast (per 100g contains around 40% of daily intake of B12) is very often used by vegans and vegetarians. The yeast have a cheesy taste to it and can basically be used in anything, such as pasta, any salads, stews, in smoothies, whatever really.. I use nutritional yeast in almost everything I make. But be careful, not every nutritional yeast contains B12 or nut as much. Two varieties of edible algae (seaweed) have been showed to contain B12, however, it’s maybe not in an active form that we humans can use in a B12 metabolism. Some types mushrooms and some foods made with certain fermentation processes contain a small amount of B12. Also, B12 fortified foods such as plant milk and cereals, are a good source. Some plants might even contain B12, if the soils or water have been enriched with B12 (not very common).

B12 is recommended as a supplement for vegans (or a higher intake of fortified foods), if there's a risk of deficiency. Vegetariens (eating dairy and eggs), might not get deficiency as well, because both dairy and eggs contain B12 naturally.



Here’s a nice little picture of my daily used supplements at home.

Talking about supplements, I have always had that in my home. Mainly because I think supplements could be a pretty good thing, supplying to your daily diet, not as a substitute. With this said, even though I was eating meat before, I still used to take these supplements, except for the nutritional yeast. That include protein powder, BCAA, super food (greens and reds) and some vitamins, minerals and Omega-3.

NUTRITIONAL YEAST:

The tall one to the left, is my awesome nutritional yeast, that I bought at a health store in Hobro, Denmark. You can pretty much get it in all health stores, or online. Nutritional yeast is a member of the fungi family, like mushrooms, but the yeast is deactivated, so it’s not growing like the baking yeast. Nutritional yeast sound really turn of, so some people call it “nooch”. It contains B-vitamins, folic acid, selenium, zinc and protein. It’s low in fat, gluten free (check the certification), and contains no added sugars or preservatives. As I mentioned before, it has a cheesy flavour, and I pretty much use it in almost everything I eat.

PROTEIN POWDER AND BCAA:

My protein powder and BCAA, is vegan and from Bodylab. I am pretty happy with the brand, as I love the taste, and their high protein quality. Some of you might think protein supplements are stupid, and we don’t need it, and that most of the time true if you eat a “normal” diet with meat, or a “normal diet” as a vegan. Some of you might say “of course you need protein powder because you’re vegan”. Well, I actually don’t. Since I got the protein powder a month ago, I have only used the protein powder 3 times. Even though I ate meat, a couple of years ago, I still used protein powder once in a while, simply because I think it is convenient for some people, like my self, that struggle to eat anything after a workout or in the mornings, then the extra proteins blended in a shake might be quite handy! BCAA might be beneficial for the more trained athlete, and is also something I appreciate and have done for several years as a active powerlifter and handball player.

SUPER FOODS:

As vegans, I dare to say we might get more of certain vitamins, minerals and antioxidants than others. Maybe, maybe not. However, for ages, I have been using the popular super foods powders containing spirulina, chlorella, other greens, red berries, strong antioxidants, etc. They are a pure bomb of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants! It is worth supplementing your daily diet with these ones. Just because it is awesome! Hmm, I should make an own blogpost about it.. Anyway.. They can pretty much be bought everywhere, mine are from Esanté. Use it in a smoothie or pour it in a glass of water.

OTHER SUPPLEMENTS:

Sometimes I do take some extra supplements, mainly because I know the importance of the different ones. Such as D-vitamin and magnesium. Before I went vegetarian/vegan, I used to take fish oil as well. Now that I am eating a lot of flaxseeds/oil and chia seeds, I don’t take fish oil anymore. There are loads of studies explaining why especially these 3 are important, but also other studies on other vitamins and minerals as well. I have chosen to focus on these two as supplements and are pretty happy with that. And whether you eat meat or not, you may consider adding them to your diet (especially Vitamin D if you’re from a dark and cold country such as the nordic countries lol). I am not going to talk about vitamin and minerals more than this, maybe in another blog post..



With all of this said, every time I have tested my blood levels at the doctor, I have never been proven any low levels on either of the so called deficiencies among vegans. That is even without any supplements at all! I find that quite interesting.

I did not mean for this blogpost to be as crazy long as this. But I hope it was beneficial for you guys, and that it cleared some minds. Be positive people! It is not as crazy as you think to go vegan!

Please do come with some comments! I would love to hear about your experiences and personal opinions!

Talk soon, Xx


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Hi all!

Happy sunny Sunday morning! At least, it’s sunny in Aalborg in Denmark! I am sitting here, just started working my 24 hours shift as a Handikap helper. It is such a nice job to have, working 2 times a week, 36 hours in total, getting to know a nice family, helping out, and then the rest of the week off. I always knew I wanted to have a job, where I could help someone and to make a difference. It may sound very weird, but at least I like to think that I am making a positive difference to someones life.

In the weekend, as always, I love making something new, to bake something new. As some of you may know, I love to eat. It’s not a big secret.. Haha! Like I can eat more than my boyfriend... And he’s a tall muscular CrossFit athlete..

Anyway.. I wanted to share with you, my favourite recipe, on chocolate protein bites. A huge hit among my family and friends, especially in the weekend when we all tend to have that extra sweet tooth. There are tons of different recipes out there, but here’s mine, so enjoy:



💚 Vegan, Raw food, Gluten free

🍡 Makes about 12-15 bites


3,5 oz oatflour

1 oz vegan chocolate protein powder (I used chocolate riceprotein powder from Bodylab)

0,7 oz cocoa powder

1 tsp coffee powder

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/3 tsp maldon salt

4-5 tbsp agave syrup (less or more as you wish)

4 tbsp coconut oil

Optional topping/sprinkles



💚 Vegansk, Raw food, Glutenfri

🍡 Lager ca. 12-15 biter


100g havremel

30 g vegansk proteinpulver (jeg bruker sjokolade risprotein pulver fra Bodylab)

20g kakaopulver

1 ts pulverkaffe

1 ts vaniljepulver eller vaniljeekstrakt

1/3 ts maldon salt

4-5 ss agavesirup (smak til hvor søt du vil ha dem)

4 ss kokosolje

Valgfri topping/strøssel



What to do:

1. Simply blend all the dry ingredients together, (also the vanilla extract).

2. Blend the agave and coconut oil together with the dry ingredients.

3. Feel the mixture. If it needs more or less moist, add either water or more flour. You should be able to easily squeeze the mixture through your fingers and shape them together without falling apart.

4. Shape them in the size you wish, spinkle them with whatever (I used coconut flakes, cocoa powder and chopped hazelnuts). Your balls, your rules 😉 Put them in the fridge to set, and then serve.

They can stay in the fridge for weeks, so don’t you worry! High in protein, all healthy, vegan, and soooo delicious! Enjoy the cute little motherfuckers.



Talk soon, Xx


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Good afternoon cuties!

I just tasted one of the best burgers I have ever had! Have you ever heard of the Vegan option for “Pulled Pork”? By using Jackfruit, the burger get an even more exciting taste, and in my opinion, a much better taste! It even looks like meat, lol.

Jackfruit is a widely cultivated and popular food item throughout the tropical regions of the world. It is actually the national fruit of Bangladesh! The jackfruit is commonly used, consumed by its own, or used in curries, as a side with rice, roasted, dried, you name it! A lot of the asian countries use this fruit as a replacement for meat. Because of it’s high amount of calories (carbs, and proteins from the seeds), fiber and vitamins, the fruit could help keep milions of people from hunger.

Unfortunately, it's not very easy to get a hand on the jackfruit here in Denmark, or in Norway. My guess is, that it’s probably way easier to get in America, or other more cultivated countries. However, I managed to get a hand on a few cans from my favourite Vegan online store Greenos. Ofcourse they had it!

If you haven’t tried jackfruit, and want to try it, I will suggest using it in a burger like this, as “pulled pork” or I should say “pulled jackfruit”. It’s simply the best summer meal I have had this summer! Hands down!



💚 Vegan

🍴 Makes 3 burgers (all depends of the size)

🕔 Ready in 30 minutes


1 can (20 oz) of green Jackfruit

Olive oil for frying

1/2 onion

1 glove garlic

1/2 tsp garlic powder/onion powder

1 tsp brown sugar

1 tsp paprika powder

1 pinch chili flakes

1 pinch cumin

Salt and pepper to taste

1/4 cup vegetable broth

2/4 cup BBQ sauce

3 burger buns


Optional filling. Typical with “pulled pork” you have coleslaw. Additionally to that I had some vegan aioli, mixed salad and avocado.



💚 Vegansk

🍴 Nok til 3 burgere (kommer an på størrelsen)

🕔 Klar om 30 minutter


1 boks med grønn Jackfruit (kan fås på Greenos.dk, helt sikkert hos et norsk nettsted også, eller en asiatisk spesialbutikk)

Oliven olje til steking

1/2 løk

1 hvitløksfedd

1/2 ts hvitløks/løk pulver

1 ts brunt sukker

1 ts paprika pulver

1 klype chiliflak

1 klype spisskummen

Salt og pepper til eget ønske

0,6 dl grønnsaksbuljong

1 dl BBQ saus

3 burger brød


Valgfritt fyll. Det vanligste å servere “pulled pork” med er coleslaw. I tillegg til dette hadde jeg noe vegansk aioli, salat og avocado i burgeren.



1. Drain the jackfruit and pull out the seeds. Put it in a mixing bowl and stir in the spices (garlic/onion powder, brown sugar, paprika powder, chili flakes and cumin), until the pieces are nicely covered.

2. In a pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Sauté the onion and garlic until the onion becomes translucent. Cook for about 4 minutes.

3. Add the jackfruit and cook for 3 minutes. Add the BBQ sauce and vegetable broth, and cook for another 15-20 minutes. Add salt and pepper, or other spices if needed. Use a fork to shred the jackfruit.

4. In the meantime, prepare all the other ingredients to make the burger (coleslaw, salad, mayo, or whatever). Serve the jackfruit on a burger bun, with the optional filling, and just enjoy the spicy, juicy and delicious taste of the famous pulled jackfruit, the vegan “pulled pork”.


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