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Blueberry Blackberry Smoothie Bowl

Its starting to get really cold here, last night it was -1c or 30f. Brrrrrr I get cold very easily. I prefer sunshine and never below 20c or 70f 🙂 Thats what I loved when I lived I Los Angeles, it was warm most of the year with lots of sunshine.

I did not realize how much I am affected by sunshine. On monday it was sunny and I had energy and felt good on tuesday it was gloomy and rainy and I was tired the whole day lacking energy.  Then yesterday it was sunny again and I had lots of energy and my mood was great. Today again it is gloomy and I feel tired hahaha. So I have started to take D vitamins to see if that will help. I will report back in a few weeks.

Mmmmmmmmmmmmm I love smoothies I have them almost everyday. I tend to have a lot of different ingredients in my smoothies. Its a great way to get different nutrients in all at once 🙂

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Recipe:

  • 1/2 can coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup blueberries and blackberries defrosted
  • 1 small banana
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 tbsp cacao nibs
  • 1 tsp hemp protein (optional)
  • 1 tsp green superfood (optional)

Directions:

Put everything in a mixer, I use my nutri bullet. Put in a bowl add topping of your choice. I used coconut chips, chia seeds and sunflower seeds.

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Det börjar bli kallt här, i natt var det-1c eller 30F. BRRRRRR Jag fryser mycket lätt. Jag föredrar sol och aldrig under 20c eller 70f 🙂 Det är vad jag älskade när jag bodde jag Los Angeles, det var det varmt större delen av året med massor av solsken.

Jag insåg inte hur mycket jag påverkas av solsken. I måndags var det soligt och jag hade energi ochallt kändes bra, på tisdagen var det trist och regnigt och jag var trött hela dagen orkeslös. Sedan igår var det soligt igen och jag hade massor av energi och mitt humör var på topp. Idag igen är grått och jag känner mig trött hahaha. Så jag har börjat ta D-vitaminer för att se om det hjälper. Jag kommer att rapportera tillbaka om några veckor.

Mmmmmmmmmmmmm Jag älskar smoothies jag har dem nästan varje dag. Jag tenderar att ha en massa olika ingredienser i mina smoothies. Det är ett bra sätt att få många olika näringsämnen på en gång 🙂

Recept:

1/2 burk kokosmjölk
1 dl mandelmjölk
2 dl blåbär och björnbär tinade
1 liten banan
1 msk mandel smör
1 msk kakaokämor
1 tsk hampa protein (tillval)
1 tsk grön superfood (tillval)

Gör så här:

Lägg allt i en mixer, använder jag min nutribullet. Häll upp in en skål tillsätt toppning av ditt val. Jag använde kokos chips, Chia frön och solrosfrön.

Last week in Los Angeles AKA My Birthday week :D

I had such an awesome time in LA, I wish I could stay!!!! I love my friends they are great and made my visit fantastic. This post will have lots of pictures from this marvelous week.

I went on another hike LOL with my friend Malachi, yes I said I love hikes. This one was at Los Liones Trail off Sunset Blvd in Malibu. The view is amazing!!! 

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On Wednesday also MY BIRTHDAY I went shopping and found some nice dresses, the one I’m wearing here for my dinner was one of them 😀

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The day after my birthday I went to see one of my good friend and her kids. In the evening I went out with my homeboy Malachi..acting like fools 😀 hahaha

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I was supposed to go to Glen Ivy day spa on my birthday, but it was raining so we decided to go on friday instead. I love love love this place, you feel refreshed like you have been on vacation when you leave. Thank you Joyce for coming with me, I had such a wonderful time. Love you girl!!!!!

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On friday eve my girl Aja flew down from bay area to visit me..we stopped by Carbon in Culver City for some quick dancing lol

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SATURDAY was MY last night out!!!! for some more birthday celebrating! You can’t celebrate enough 😉 We went to The Penthouse Huntley Hotel in Santa Monica. I ate some delicious Crispy Skin Salmon, sooooo good. Then we danced till my feet were killing me haha.

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My leaving LA tonight dinner/ another birhtday celebration dinner 😀 I was speachless to how many of my friends showed up to this dinner. My flight left at 10pm so I decided to have a last dinner at Cheesecake Factory in Marina Del Ray, which is one of my favorit places to eat at. We sat outside at the lower deck, they gave us our own little cabana corner!! The view was amazing, the beach was right outside with the water front very close 🙂 I had my favorit meal the Herb Crusted Salmon and Shrimp Scampi and for dessert I chose the 30th Anniversary Chocolate Cake Cheesecake and I have to say this cheesecake is WOW oh so delicious!!!!! It is the best one I have ever tasted. I was so happy and emotional to see everyone, so sad to leave. I feel at home in LA, I hope to move back one day soon 😀

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Great weekend and I love Hiking!!!

I have had a fantastic weekend, I went hiking both friday and saturday. I love getting out in nature and hike. It gives me such an inner peace. Taking a brake from our everyday busy life is very important for our health and sanity. I love having ‘ME’ time or family time away from the craziness.

We have a tendency to get caught up in work, technology, being busy with stuff all the time. We have become addicted to be connected to the world 24/7. If we forget our phones or the battery dies we feel lost naked not knowing what to do now.

Being so ready and available all the time removes us from thinking, being creative and intuned with ourselves. It also creates lots of different stresses. When taking a brake from our built up reality and getting back to basics, out in nature our body and mind will be renewed, refreshed and relaxed.

Pictures of my friday hike at Will Rogers state park. It was fantastic and when I was at the inspiration point I ran in to 3 older ladies who were nice enough to take my pictures 🙂 One of them is going to visit Stockholm among other countries with some friends next year.

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Snack time 🙂 in Westwood after my hike. I walked passed this fruitstand and ofcourse I had to get a bag of fresh fruit. I love it and miss this, we don’t have it in Sweden. Of course I can make my own, but its so nice to just go there and tell the guy what you want and he chop it up for you. I had pinapple, watermelon, mango, jicama, cucumber with some chili, salt and lemon 😀 Then I had to try this kombucha that people are talking about, so I went to Whole Foods and got some that has raspberry and chiaseeds and some seaweed snacks that I also miss.

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Saturday I went to Mount Baldy in San Bernadino County with my lovely friends Malachi, Sandra and Jory I had such an awesome time. It was a little hard for me since I’m the unfit one but I made it up 😀 I learnt that I should not carry so much with me it was too heavy LOL.  We took the ski lift down that was scary at first since I am terrified of hights. But after a few minutes it was really nice and I could enjoy the view. When we came down Malachi had some fresh coconut in the car and it was very refreshing and delicious to drink one.

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I want to do some more hiking I hope I can fit some in 😀 On saturday evening I had dinner with my family away from home to celebrate ‘dads’ birthday. We had some yummy mongolian bbq mmm.

Then sunday I went to church and it was great seeing so many of my friends. I challenged one of my friends from church Brandon Fobbs that we both have to make one painting each by the end of this year. He needed the free creative challenge he likes to draw within the lines 😉 hehehe and I can use one too to get back to my creativity. So we’re on dude 😀

First week in LA!!!!!!!!!

I arrived safe on friday 🙂 I was extremely tired after my trip, since I only slept 4 hours before I went to the airport and then I was awake for 26 hours before I slept again. I’m still tired and jetlag but have had an awesome weekend and beginning of this week. I have been busy seeing friends and having a great time 😀

Flying over Grand Canyon

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I made this Crisp Apple Carrot Ginger smoothie when I woke up Saturday morning. Very yummy. I used 1 apple 2 carrots and 1/4 inch(1/2 cm) ginger and some alkaline water.

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On Saturday I went to eat at Versailles Cuban Restaurant with my lovely friend Lauren. Love that garlic chicken with plantains. After we went to a place called Ma’Kai in Santa Monica and we had a blast. Lol look at the guy photobombing our picture hahaha. Of course he wanted to be in the picture with two hot looking women 😉 On of my other friends came and joined us too. After all the dancing we were hungry or I should say I was hungry lol so we went to a place called Swingers Diners to eat and nope it is not what you think its lol its a cool spot to eat after a night out.

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I came home and went to bed by 4 in the morning and i woke up 3 hours later and couldn’t go back to sleep. So I decided to relax before I got ready to go to church. I miss my old church Hope’s House  it was fantastic to be there and to see some of my lovely friends.

My lunch after church was this really fresh kale fruit salad with freshly made juice. The juice had kale, carrot, celeri, beetroot, apple and lime. So fresh and delisious. The salad had kale, strawberries, rasberries, avocado and drizzle with lime juice.

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On monday I went to Downtown LA to the fabric district with my awesomest friend La Joyce ❤ It was great to be back down there. I love that place! After we went to Venice Beach it was a super hot day so it was really nice lying on the beach ❤ ❤

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After the beach I made this Oh So Yummy smoothie it was random ingredients I threw together. But wow how delicious it was!!!!!

Recepie: for 2

  • 2 stems of kale
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 banana
  • 1 hand full of blueberries
  • 1 hand full of raspberries
  • 1 hand full of strawberries
  • 1 tbsp almondbutter
  • 1 tsp cacao nibs
  • 1 scop protein powder
  • 1/4 cup almonmilk
  • 11oz zico coconut water
  • 1/2 cup alkaline water

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In the evening my friend Lauren picked me up and we went to her place to eat. And I meet her sweet, fun and crazy rommies Sarah and Jacob. Love there appartment!

On Tuesday I went to eat lunch with a friend then went to one of my favorite places when I lived in the valley Lake Balboa. It is such a peaceful and beautiful place to be at.

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In the evening I had dinner with one of my old roomies at one of my favorit food places ever Cheesecake Factory ❤ It was so great to see her! I had this delicious Seard Tuna Tataki Salad for dinner. Wow it was yummy!!!!

Seared Tuna Tataki Salad

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Now its wednesday and I though I should post something since I finally have some time and taking it easy for a little bit before I head off to see another friend.