Mix 200g of quark
a few table spoons of coconut milk
1 scoop of pistachio&coconut protein powder
and serve with peanut butter, salted peanuts and almonds.
I am not actually sure if this even qualifies as breakfast, or if it should be filed under heavenly desserts.
Pistachio&coconut protein pancakes
with the controversial, calorie free caramel syrup
toasted, salted peanuts and blueberries.
First of all; I have discovered an incredibly tasty new protein powder.
Pistachio and Coconut.
I have worked my way through quite a few brands and flavors in this department and I think I have come a cross a winner here, or maybe a shared first place with the strawberry white chocolate from scitec nutrition.
Anyway, these pancakes were awesome although I am not completely in love with the calorie free caramel syrup. It tastes somewhat… artificial… surprise, surprise.
Blueberry/peanut combo with the pistachio&coconut pancakes is however FABULOUS!!!
Next time I will probably just swap the syrup for peanut butter.
1 scoop baking protein
1/2 scoop pistachio&coconut protein powder
1 teaspoon psyllium husks
And now I think I have written ”pistachio&coconut” enough times in a single post to qualify for a decent sponsorship by the producer. Perhaps in the shape of a lifetime supply, or something along those lines.
It’s been a nice few days, a lot of sunshine, walks and healthy food.
But now I am leaving this country for a little while. I am taking my summer legs to Venice where I will spend the next two weeks doing architectural stuff and drinking fabulous espresso.
If I can I will blog from there, give you an update on running routes and good coffee shops.
The other day we had 28 degrees over here.
I dumped my books and rushed to the park to hang out in the heat.
I have to share this video with you.
It is absolutely mindblowing!
I got up, got dressed and ran to the gym.
In a sleeveless tshirt, at 7am, THAT’S how warm it is here right now. In April!!
Then I came home and cooked my recent favorite breakfast (have been eating this every morning for the past 2 weeks):
Low carb, high protein chocolate porridge.
Today with a peanut butter- cocoa- coconut topping.
Pretty much carb free, loaded with protein, omega3 and fibers.
AND it’s chocolate.
…which makes it very brown, and we all know that brown food seldom makes a good photo.
So in this case we simply need to look past its lack of beauty, and see to its other qualities; like the fact that it is awesome, for instance.
I took a little break…
I have had some busy times lately and they are far from over, but I will try to update a little more frequently.
I am currently studying for a big exam, closed my eyes for like 5 seconds and all of a sudden 2 hours had passed?! No idea what happened there…
But on the up side; we have summer now!!
Sometimes you realize that you have to take your snowboard, leave the city and go to the hills to spend time with your family.
You have to eat fabulous food, laugh a lot and get some adrenaline kicks. What you require is sunshine, peace and love and absolutely no study, stress, work or blogging.
And then, when this is done, you are a slightly better person.
It is a bit like alchemy for the soul.
This morning I enjoyed a delightful little portion of raw porridge.
1 handful of almonds
1 dl buckwheat
1 tbs chia seeds
1,5 dl water
1 small apple
Rinse the buckwheat thoroughly, then mix all ingredients apart from the apple, and let them soak over night.
Mix in a blender with the apple, and serve what ever way you prefer.
Chili is an ideal Sunday meal.
It is ideal any day of the week but ESPECIALLY on Sundays, when you have time to let it simmer on the stove for hours to get all the goodness out.
Here is my version, and it of course kicks mother flippin’ ass, if you ask me.
3 large yellow onions
5 + 10 garlic cloves
1 stock cube
50 g butter
500g minced beef
1/4 bottle red wine
2 cans of chopped tomatoes
1 kilo of baby tomatoes
1 can of kidney beans
big tbs sambal oelek (chili)
pinch of sugar
Heat a large pot, add butter chopped onions and 5 chopped garlic cloves.
Add spices, stock cube, salt and sugar, then add the meat and let it get some colour. Add the wine and let the alcohol steam off. Chuck in your tomatoes, all of them, and your chili or sambal.
Turn the oven on and put your remaining 10 garlic cloves (or more if you like) on a baking tray, you can leave the skin on.
While the chili is simmering away on a low heat, roast your garlic at 200 degrees for about 12 minutes. Peel the skin off the garlic cloves and add them to the chili. They are now soft and sweet and will add an incredible flavour to the chili!
Let everything boil gently for as long as you can manage to wait, about 2 hours is ideal.
Add the beans, let it all simmer for an other 5 minutes, maybe add one or two extra grated garlic cloves and you are DONE!
Serve with creme fraiche and fresh coriander, ENJOY!!
So buckwheat porridge turned out to be awesome!
1 dl of whole buckwheat
1 tbs chia seeds
2 dl water
0,5 dl milk
tiny tiny pinch of salt
rinse the buckwheat a little first, then mix all ingredients in a pot and slowly cook on the stove at a low heat until you have a nice creamy texture. It takes about 20-30 minutes.
I had mine with nuts, berries, milk and a little honey and it kept me full and happy for ages.
I really recommend you give this lil’ darling a try!
I was in the office all day, which is great but exhausting and it usually results in way too much coffee (5 cups today…), so when I finally got home I was super tired but really hyper on caffeine and the only sensible thing to do was to go for a run.
So that is of course what I did.
And according to my plans I should be sleeping like a baby within 30 minutes.
And this is how I am spending my evening tonight, in case you wondered.
I ordered this funky book and got it today, so now I will indulge in clever interior design for a few hours. I will be back at the office the rest of the week, a well deserved study break, but it means getting up early so tonight I am recharging them batteries!
Today I had a much longed for reunion with my dear gym!
It was insanely nice. I started with chest and arms and then I got so carried away that I didn’t have time or energy for much more. It should result in sore muscles tomorrow, delightful!! It became painfully obvious though how much power I have lost, not really surprising but very motivating.
I need to get back what I have lost.
And now I am leaving my organised chaos of notes and books and coffee mugs to head for an exam in architectural urban research. Almost as delightfully exciting as the gym.
Todays training consisted of a couple of transport runs; first to the printing place to get some stuff printed, then to the supermarket for some food shopping. I made sure to pick one a bit further away to get an extra kilometer
But I am dreaming of the gym, sore muscles and pouring sweat.
Until then, transport running will have to do. Definitely better than nothing.
I am so stressed right now!
Lots of exams and little time to study.
I have locked myself in my apartment and am stationed at my desk, however I can only focus for about an hour, then I need a break. Just a short one as I don’t have time for more. Going to the gym is out of the question as it requires too much time, so I have developed a new concept; ”the running break”. Two 20 minute runs a day.
Optimized time management! I still get my break and my training doesn’t have to suffer (as much).
Om man vill, så går det.
Today is wednesday, also known as ”little saturday”, and that requires a nice dinner.
This dish is ideal, really, because it is so insanely quick and easy, yet it feels a little fancy.
I challenge you to try it out.
This is what you need:
ruccola (rocket salad)
Boil noodles, I chose fitness noodles (shiritaki, no calories)
The salmon just needs to be fried, make sure not to get it dry though.
When your noodles are ready, mix them with soy sauce, a little grated garlic (don’t exaggerate, you still want to be able to taste the salmon, and PLEASE don’t use the granulated garlic powder from Mordor, you deserve better), a touch of chopped chili and a generous handful of ruccola (rocket), top with chopped spring onion and you are done!
I give you 15 minutes.
You can do it!
Go go go!
Like in a new nike hoodie with orange details, for instance. Quick as a ninja.
I think it’s because it’s orange, orange is a very fast colour.
also, how fast are my new socks?!
Just tried out this little combo, never used seafood in a wrap before but it works so well!!
I used the mini wrap bread
Salmon filet which i baked in the oven
Mixed salad with some extra ruccola (rocket)
Spring onion, cucumber and carrots, finely sliced
Avocado in slices
A little squeeze of lemon
And a pinch of sea salt flakes
Done in no time and pretty damn tasty, win win situation