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Whole 30 day 15-17. Been struggling a lil bit… super easy recipe up!!

Yes I have been struggling a little, wanting sweets. But I am not giving in to it. I am more then half way through and I will make it. But I am for sure looking forward to my birthday. I am also participating in a instagram foodie exchange. Which I am excited about. I am paired up with this girl i Sweden and we will both make some sweets and/or treats based on the other persons diet and then send it to her as a package. I think this is super fun and I can’t wait for my package to arrive. We will all open them on october 3rd and post pictures of our packages on instagram. I will make some yummy stuff to send her 😀

Day 15

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  • Breakfast: Smoothie that I couldn’t finish (didn’t have much appetite in the AM)
  • Lunch: Oven baked salmon with parsnip, carrot, turnip mash and salad
  • Dinner: Sweet potato cakes, with bacon sauteed spinach and homemade lingonberry jam

Day 16

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  • Breakfast: Sauteed spinach, mushroom and beet with turkey sandwich meet
  • Lunch: Sweet potato cakes, with bacon sauteed spinach and homemade lingonberry jam
  • Dinner: Tuna salad with home made mayo in a lettuce shell 🙂

Day 17

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  • Breakfast: Banana, blueberry, coconut milk chia pudding topped with some nuts and seeds
  • Lunch: The last of Sweet potato cakes, with bacon spinach and homemade lingonberry jam
  • Snack: Some hazelnuts, and some of my breakfast chia pudding
  • Dinner: Spinach, mushroom, turkey omelette with a side of satsumas
  • Snack: Home made kale chips

Sweet potato cake and lingonberry jam

Sweet potato cakes

  • 2 medium sizedsweet potato boiled or oven baked
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp pink himalaya salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • Coconut oil for frying

Mash the potato and mix in the eggs and seasoning. Place the coconut oil in the skillet and on medium heat spoon out the potato mixture and fry for 4-5 minutes on each sides. I flipped them a few times.

Lingonberry jam

  • 1 apple
  • 1 cup frozen lingonberries

Peel and cut up the apple in small pieces put in a pan with a little bit of water, boil till soft. Mash it and mix in the lingonberries and let boil on medium to low for 15 minutes until it thickens.

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 🙂

 

 

I’m embarking on a 30 day paleoish cleaneating challenge…today is day 2 :-) and a smoothie recipe!!

Hi i have been slipping for some time now. I have been eating to much of foods my body does not agree with. Like dairy (mainly cheese), sugar (in sweets, coffiee drinks, icecream etc.), processed food (chips, fries, etc.), even some gluten though extremely small amounts. And my body have been telling me to stop but i have ignored it. Now it is time to stop and get back on track eating in a way my body deserve. And for me to do that i need to challenge myself, i stay on track when i do. It is also a great way to kick start change and creating good habits.

My 30 day challenge will consist of paleo food, vegetarian food and raw food. That’s why i called it a paleoish clean eating challenge. And as always preparing and planning is the key to stay on track. Yesterday on day 1 i ate a delicious smoothie with eggs for breakfast, recipe below. For lunch i met up with a friend and had a salad topped with shrimp, snack was the same as my morning smoothie. For dinner i had salmon with oven baked sweetpotato.

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Yummylisious smoothie recipe:

  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 avocado
  • hand full spinach
  • 1 cup blackberry, raspberry, blueberry (i used frozen)
  • 1/2 cup strawberry (used fresh)
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1 small knob ginger
  • 1 tsp green superfood mix (chlorella, wheatgrass, ginger)
  • 3/4 cup water

Blend and enjoy!!!!! For the part i saved for my afternoon snack i added 1 tbsp chiaseeds so it would be more creamy.

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 4 Weeks 3 & Whole30 Day 25 Done! Bliss balls recipe!!!!!!

Had a great day today. Worked out in the morning LEG day..felt like jello after hahaha. I had more energy then monday but I was still low. Didn’t sleep very good..yup sleep is as important as proper diet. So tonight I am going to bed early. I know it is saturday but I am tired hihihi. And I have a lot to do tomorrow 🙂

OOOMMMGGGG i just made my best bliss balls yet….sooooooooooooooooo delicious. It was hard not to eat them all hahaha. Drooling… yummy in my tymmy hahahaha. My step dad who usually don’t like the paleo fied goods liked it. So I am on to something here 😀 Recipe below!!!

Day 4 Week 3 is Leg Day:

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  • Leg Extensions: 15kg x 12, 20kg x 12, 15kg x 12
  • Wide Stance Barbell Squat: 15kg x 12, 13kg x 12, 10kg x 12
  • Barbell Lunge: 10kg x 12, 52.kg x 24, 5kg x 20 ( half for each leg)
  • Kettlebell One-legged Deadlift: 4kg x 24 x 3 (half for each leg)
  • Seated Leg Curls: 15kg x 12, 20kg x 12, 20kg x 12
  • Seated Calf Raise: 15kg x 20, 20kg x 15, 25kg x 20
  • Standing Calf Raise: 15kg x 12, 15kg x 12, 15kg x 15

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Whole30 Day 25 Done!

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  • Pre-Workout Breakfast – 2 Eggs, bacon, blod orange, avocado wopped with cashew and almonds
  • Post-Workout Lunch (Had to leave fast after): 3 Scrambled eggs, Lamb salami, bone broth and a huge green choco raz smoothie (Recipe below)
  • Dinner: Huge Tuna salad from Vapiano
  • Evening Snack: Super Chocolate hazel bliss balls, kale chips and kombucha strawberry & mint (the kombucha was really good).

Super Chocolate Hazel Bliss Balls:

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  • 8 dates
  • 1 tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 2 tbsp hazelnut flour
  • 1/4 cup chashews
  • 3 tbsp cacao
  • 1-2 tsp green superfood
  • 2 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 tbsp cacao nibs
  • 1 tbsp coconut milk

Blend togehter in a mixer. If it is too dry add more coconut milk, if it is too sticky add more hazelnut flour. Put in the fridge for an hour before making balls and roling in shredded coconut. This is super duper uber delicious.

Green Choco Raz Smoothie:

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  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/2 can coconut milk
  • Hand full of spinach
  • 1/2 cup frozen raspberries
  • 2 tbsp almonds
  • 1 tbsp raw cacao
  • 2 tsp green superfood
  • 1 tbsp flaxseeds

Blend pour in a bowl, I topped with coconut chips and chiaseeds 😀

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

 

Whole30 Day 23, Workout day 2 Week 3

Hiiiiiiiiiii I am doing great 😀 For the past 2 days tuesday and wednesday I had to take a brake from my Whole30 challenge, I went on a liquid fast to go to the dorctor for a stomach check up. Now I’m back eating solid food again, nice cause I was hungry hahahaha. Everything was good with my stomach YAY. I tend to have digestive issues so I think I need to include more probiotic foods in to my diet to help my gut flora. I will probably start with some natural supplement first. I will do some research and let you know what I find 🙂

On tuesday morning before my liquid fast started I went to the gym. I had more energy then monday so I could actually do the workout properly 😀

Day 2 Week 3 Back and Biceps

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  • Hammer Strength Lat Pul: 15kg x 12, 25kg x 12, 25kg x 12
  • Wide_Grip Lat Pulldown: 20kg x 12, 20kg x 12, 25kg x 12
  • Seated Cable Rows: 15kg x 12 x 3
  • Bent Over Two-Arm Long Bar Row: 12.5kg x 12, 12.5kg x 12, 15.5kg x 12
  • Hyperextensions (Back Extensions): 12, 10, 8
  • Barbell Curl: 10kg x 12, 10kg x 12, 7.5kg x 12
  • Incline Dumbbell Curl: 3kg x 12 x 3
  • Alternate Hammer Curl: 3kg x 24(12 per sida), 4kg x 20, 3kg x 24

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My Whole30 Day 23 today    

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  • Breakfast 1 – Spinach mushroom scrambled eggs with bonebroth (will post recipe tomorrow)
  • Breakfast 2 – Avocado, banana apple salad topped with nuts, cacao nibs, coconut chips, sunflower seeds
  • Lunch & Early Dinner: Veggies stew with oven baked sweet potato and egg
  • Evening Snack: Eating breakfast anytime hihihi Bacon & Eggs with banana almond butter sprinkled with raw cacao cinnamon and shredded coconut. Yummy