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Whole30 day 10-14 done.. still going strong :) New simple yummy recipe up!!!

Wow 2 weeks of my whole 30 has already passed and i am still going strong. It feels great to be eating clean, however i do miss having some paleo treats. So for my birthday coming up next month I will make a paleo party for my family and friends. I can’t wait 🙂

Went out dancing to a salsa club saturday with a few friends and it was fun, i am not used to wear heels anymore so my feet were killing me after a few hours hahaha. I love wearing heels so I guess I need to try to wear them more 😀 I must have missed the memo about it being a black/ white party. Almost every person in the club had a black or white top on hahaha. Oh and you can’t go out without taking the mandatory bathroom picture 😀

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Day 10

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  • Breakfast: Spinach superfood coconut omelette
  • Lunch: Salad
  • Dinner: Parsnip, carrot, turnip mash with beef patties, lingonberries
  • Evening snack: Berry smoothie topped with buckwheat flakes, sunflower seeds, shredded coconut and walnuts

Day 11

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  • Breakfast: Smoothie with 2 eggs
  • Lunch: Baked sweet potato with lemon dill butter oven baked salmon and salad
  • Snack: Banana and 1 egg
  • Dinner: Was not hungry so I had some smoothie

Day 12

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  • Breakfast: Scrambled eggs, sandwich turkey, sauteed spinach and 1/2 ruby grapefruit
  • Lunch: Oven baked sweet potato, meat sause and a salad
  • Dinner: Ate out had a salad

Day 13

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  • Breakfast: Avocado berry yogurt
  • Lunch: Ate out had a salad
  • Dinner: Sweet potato fries,  pork chop with garlic parsley butter and bearnaise sauce

Day 14

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  • Breakfast: Avocado berry yogurt
  • Lunch: Parsnip, carrot, turnip mash with pork chops lingonberry and salad
  • Dinner: Scrambled eggs, sandwich turkey, sauteed spinach and 1/2 ruby grapefruit
  • Snack: Yummy tropical nice cream

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Recipe: Avocado berry yogurt

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  • 1 banana
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 cup blueberries and raspberries
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil

Blend and enjoy with toppings of your choice 🙂

 

 

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Whole30 day 3-5 done whohooo :D a new brekfast recipe up!

Helloooo 😀 The Whole30 is going great and I feel good. I’ve had some busy 3 days with work, friends and having fun. Went to pick blueberries on friday with my friend. We got these berry pickers which made it a lot easier to pick the blueberries. However we didn’t like the surprise of spiders, ticks and some other creepy crawly things that came with it hahaha. We will go out again next week to get some more blueberries before the season is over.

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I also changed gyms yesterday, or I quit my old on friday and signed up at a new gym yesterday. A lot of my friends go to this new gym so now I will join them. I think it will help me and motivate me to go to the gym more often, also we can push each other too.

So on thursday I tried a new breakfast and it was very good. I had it for breakfast for 3 days it was that good. I could probably eat it for a few more days. But I decided to not do that it might get boring then hehehe

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Day 3 food


  • Breakfast: Blueberry coconut omelette

  • Lunch: Oven baked ground beef filled belle peppers with a salad
  • Dinner: Pork tenderloin with a salad
  • Snack: Banana with almond butter and cactus fruit ( dragon fruit) topped with nuts and shredded coconut.

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Day 4 food

  • Breakfast: Blueberry coconut omelette
  • Lunch: Carrot/ turnip/ rutabaga/ leek soup
  • Dinner: The yummy burger I had on wednesday Portobello mint burger
  • Snack: Banana with almond butter

Day 5 food

  • Breakfast: Blueberry coconut omelette
  • Oven baked ground beef filled belle peppers with a salad
  • Dinner: Blueberry coconut omelette 😀 and turkey sandwich meat
  • Snack: Banana with almond butter

Blueberry coconut omelette

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  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut
  • Coconut oil for cooking

Mix together and put coconut oil in the pan. Put on medium to high heat and pour in the mixture, let cook for 3-4 minutes before adding the blueberries. Then cook for another 7-10 minutes. I flipp mine over and cook on the top side too because I don’t like it to bee too gooey. I also used 2 small egg pans instead of a large pan.

Enjoy

Whole30!!!! Yup I am doing another one :) Started today :D

Hey all 🙂 I’m doing another Whole30 and I need it. Been eating really crappy this past 6 month, I’ve gained some weight too and it is time to make a change. So I am kicking it off with a bang! Last time I ended up being sick and stopped it. This time I am going to go through with it and I hope i won’t get sick again since I was just sick for a few days.

I am really excited because my co-worker and her husband is doing it with me. Well she already started last monday. She was too excited and couldn’t wait. So we will keep eachother on track 🙂

I forgot to weigh myself this morning so I will do so tomorrow. I also need to measure myself and take pictures to be able to see the change better 🙂

Day 1: I had not bought any groceries before I started this morning so I didn’t have too much to use for breakfast and lunch. I did go shopping after so now I have some good stuff to cook with 🙂

  • Breakfast: Berry spinach smoothie with 2 eggs
  • Lunch: Zucchini soup with shredded chicken
  • Snack: 1 egg and a banana
  • Dinner: Jamaican run down ( fish stew) with cooked green plantain and kale

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Time to do some dishes, Night people 🙂

Uh-oh this weekend was a challenge, but it’s ok.

The last few days I have been very busy and have not been able to post anything. I also deviated from the challenge, however I am back and I will not start over on day one but just continue a few more days instead 🙂

Last week was a challenge, I started a new job two weeks ago and there is so much to learn, and my head have been on overload hahaha. I also worked really late, and that I’m not used to. So I was kind of exhausted in my brain this weekend. On saturday I ended up eating at TGI Fridays had a burger with gluten free bun and a few fries, I also had 2 mojitos. And on yesterday on sunday I had nachos at my sisters house. My stomach ended up in so much pain after dinner yesterday it was still hurting this morning. I’m not going to punish myself for failing this weekend.. it is just getting back on the wagon again. Now 24 hours later my stomach is still hurting a little bit.

Today I had nut porridge topped with berries for breakfast and a purple green juice. For lunch and dinner I had taco pie i made last week 🙂

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The nut porridge is delicious and simple to make, I found this recipe online it is in swedish. I just used less to have a smaller portion.

Nut porridge

  • 1 dl (0.4 cups) nuts ( i used almonds and cashews)
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds
  • 1 dl (0.4 cups) coconut milk
  • 1 msk water
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 banana
  • Cinnamon
  • Cardamom
  1. Put the nuts in a blender and mix the nuts until they are very small pieces.
  2. Put the eggs, banana coconut milk and water in a mixer and bled.
  3. Pour in the nuts and stir.
  4. Boil in a pot while you stir, until you’ve got the right consistency.
  5. Add the cinnamon and cardamom.
  6. Top with some berries. Enjoy!

Whole30 Day 27-30!!! Yummy recipes :D

Food food food food I love food 😀 I am learning so much and I am super happy for the internet and google. The inspirations are endless. On sunday I made some crock pot italian meatballs recipe below, original recipe here. On monday I ended up getting sick at work and I was sick all week ..feeling fatigue and heavy in my head with flu like symptoms. But my spirit is feeling fantastic hahaha. So I didn’t work out at all this week..letting my body heal. On monday eve I made some really good ice cream and on tuesday my friend came over for lunch and I made some delisious salmon with broccoli rice and of course some ice cream for desert 😀 She loved it by the way. She got so inspired to eat healthier now. Yes you can eat really really good and still eat healthy 🙂

So my Whole30 is completed and this time it was harder then the last 2 times, partially bacuase I ended up with stomach issues. So I had to eat more fruits and smoothies to combat it. Then I had to fast for my check up. I also had sugar at 2 different occations. However I am happy I did it and it may not have been 100% clean…but atleast I tried. It is better to attempt and fail then to not attempt at all 😀 I did inspire one friend to do it with me, and she did very well lost a lot of inches. I also inspired antoher friend to try it…the one I cooked for on tuesday ;D

The luscious ice cream OH it was soooo good.

Chocolate & Raspberry Ice cream

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Raspberry Layer

  • 1 frozen banana (lightly thawed)
  • 1/2 cup frozen raspberries (lightly thawed)

Mix well in a blender set a side

Chocolate Layer

  • 1 Banana
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp cacao

Mix well in a blender scoup out in a serving bowl and pour the raspberry ice cream and the chocolate. Top with shredded coconut and cacao nibs or any topping of your choice 😀

Italian Meatballs in a Crock Pot

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  • 1kg (2.2lbs) ground beef
  • 1 yellow onion finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves miniced (2 in the meatballs, 2 in the sause)
  • 1 carton or can of pureed tomato
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp italian seasoning (1 for the meatballs, 1 for the sause)
  • 2 fresh tomatoes chopped

Mix all ingredients except tomatoes, pureed tomatoes, 2 garlic cloves and 1 tbsp italian seasoning, in a large bowl. Shape into golf ball sized meatballs. Place in crockpot that has been lightly brushed with olive oil to prevent sticking. Pour chopped tomatoes, pureed tomatoes, 2 garlic cloves miniced and 1 tbsp italian seasoning over meatballs.  Cook on low for 6 hours (or high for 4).

Whole30 Day 27

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I forgot to take pictures of my breakfast and lunch lol

  • Breakfast: Eggs and bacon with avocado
  • Lunch: Italian Meatballs with sweetpotato and salad
  • Dinner: Sweetpotato and chicken sausage with a salad and eggs
  • After dinner treat: Chocolate & Raspberry Ice cream

Whole30 Day 28

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  • Breakfast: Eggs, lamb salami, salad, sauerkraut and a green smootihe
  • Lunch: Ovenbaked salmon with broccoli rice and mayo dill capers
  • Snack: Chocolate & Raspberry Ice cream
  • Dinner: Smoothie and boild egg (wasn’t that hungry)

Whole30 Day 29

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  • Breakfast: Egg and bacon, avocado and a green smoothie.
  • Lunch: Italian Meatballs, sweetpotato and a salad
  • Treat: Baked some Paleo Chocolate Cake for my nieces birthday. And I got some chocolate mousse there 🙂
  • Evening Snack: Egg, avocado and nuts

Whole30 Day 30

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  • Breakfast: Breakfast smoothie and egg on the go
  • Lunch: Italian Meatballs, sweetpotato and a salad
  • Dinner: Salad (forgot to take pix)
  • Evening Snack: Coconut milk chia cream topped with blueberries and nuts, coconut chips. A side of chocolate bliss balls.

Day 5 Week 3 Completed & Whole30 Day26

Wow what a wonderful day! Started out great and ended amazing. I went to the gym in the morning. Came home to prepare to meet my friend Nadja to go to church for Vision Sunday. I volunteered and went to both meetings. WOW is all i can say. I love my church. .and now they have opened one chapter in Los Angeles. I can’t wait to go there.

Day 5 Week 3 done. I have now completed another week! Yay to me.Today was shoulders and abs. I was tired didn’t sleep as much as i needed. I think also my body is a little tired from all the workout, since my body isn’t used to it.

Here is what i did

  • Seated Dumbbell Press: 4kg x 12 x 3
  • Side Lateral Raise: 2kg x 12, 2 kg x 14, 2kg x 12
  • Front Dumbbell Raise: 2kg x 24 x 3
  • Arnold Dumbbell Press: 3kg x 12, 2kg x 12, 3kg x 12
  • Side Lateral Raise: 2kg x 12 x 3
  • Seated Bent-Over Rear Delt Raise: 3kg x 8, 2kg x 12, 2kg x 10
  • Crunches: 15 x 3
  • Knee/ Hip Raise on Parallel Bars: 8, 6, 7
  • Oblique Crunches on the floor: 24, 30, 30

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Whole30 day 26

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Pre-Workout Breakfast -Spinach mushroom 2 egg scrambled, bacon, avocado and a half banana.
Post-Workout Lunch – Sweetpotato, saussage with spinach and sauerkraut.
Snack – Green Choco smoothie and sweetpotato.

Sweet dreams!

Day 3 Week 3, Whole30 day 24

Today was a great day. I worked out and i have been in a fantastic mood all day 🙂 Went to work it was really busy…was hit by a car at work…fortunately we were both driving slow so im feeling ok right now. Hope i will tomorrow. Me and my friend are both blessed nothing serious happened!!! Still in a great mode though 🙂

My workout today was good, Im feeling a little stronger already 😀 it’s exciting with 9 weeks to go. I can’t even imagine how much stronger i will be!!!!!!

Day 3 Week 3 Chest and Triceps

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My exercises:

  • 5 minute warmup run on the treadmill
  • Pushups: 15 x 3 (I modified these to wall pushups standing on my toes. I have problems with my wrists, they are too week at the moment)
  • Incline Dumbbell Press. 3kg x 12, 4kg x 12, 4kg x 12
  • Dumbbell Flyers: 3kg x 12, 3kg x 12, 4kg x 12
  • Dumbbell Flyers: 4kg x 12, 3kg x 12, 3kg x 12 (was supposed to do decline dumbbell flyers, but they don’t have that bench at my gym so I did 3 more sets dumbbell flyers)
  • Bench Dips: 12, 12, 9
  • Lying Triceps Press: 2kg x 12, 5kg x 12, 5kg x 12
  • Tricep Dumbbell Kickback: 2kg x 24, 2kg x 28, 3kg x 24 (did half on each arm)
  • Standing Dumbbell Triceps Extension: 4kg x 12, 5kg x 12, 4kg x 12
  • Cable One Arm Tricep Extension: 2.5kg x 18, 1.5kg x 24, 1.5kg x 24 (half on each arm)
  • Stretching

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Whole30 Day 24 was going great I did cheat a little, it was this girls last day at work and she brought this super yummy mareng cake filled with raspberry whipped cream. I couldnt recist a small peice. It didn’t have any gluter which was great. I am going to actually try to make that cake Paleo approved later on, because it was soooo super duper delisious.

Here is what I ate

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  • Pre-Workout Breakfast: Choco Blueberry Smoothie (Recipe below)
  • Post-Workout Snack: Banana and nuts (with in 15 minutes after finishing my workout)
  • Lunch: Simple tuna with oven baked sweet potato and a spinach sallad
  • Dinner: Veggie Stew with shredded chicken with oven baked sweet potato and a huge spinach, tomat, carrot, cucumer, sauerkraut, avocado salad
  • Evening Snack: Avococo pudding topped with coconut chips and salt chips and nuts

 

Pre-Workout Choco Blueberry Smoothie

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  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/2 cup of blueberries
  • 1/2 can of coconut milk
  • 1 raw egg
  • 1 tablespoon crushed flax seeds
  • 3 tsp raw cacao
  • 2 tsp green superfood
  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
  1. Blend all ingredients except the chia seeds in a blender.
  2. When well mixed stir in chia seeds let sit 15 minutes.
  3. Pour into a bowl and I garnished with walnuts, cashews, sunflower seeds, cacao nibs, coconut chips and 1 small chopped fresh date