Författare: CleanEatingbyLinda

5 benefits from drinking green smoothies

‘Let’s wake up with a smile, make green smoothies and conquer the day.’   Whenever I’m at home I try to have a green smoothie as the first meal of the day. I’ve become slightly addicted to them as they provide me with so much energy. And of course they taste delicious. However, I like my green smoothies to be more on the sweet side, hence I always mix frozen banana or frozen mango into the blender. Not to forget the almond butter or peanut butter. The best thing is – you can be creative and improvise. Combine your favourite veggies and/or fruits, some kind of superfood and spices, nuts & seeds, dairy free milk of your own choice and you have yourself a delicious meal. I also prefer cold smoothies so I usually add frozen banana. Amazingly yummy. More energy – Smoothies can be very energy dense, providing your body with loads of healthy stuff. Perfect if you’re searching for a calorie dense meal – add some kind of nut butter (almond butter is …

Rainy days

‘I just wanna stay up all nigth, write poetry and watch the stars.’   ‘She is an introvert who loves to connect with people. She is a morning person who loves staying up late. She is a heavy coffee drinker who loves detoxing her body with healthy foods. She is a yoga lover who loves a sweaty boxing session. She may not say much, but her mind is constantly chatting. She is a little bit of everything, although she sometimes feels like nothing. Always carrying her soul close to her heart. The heart – her most valuable asset. You damage her heart, you damage her entire being.’ 

Beautiful minds inspire others

”Follow your soul. It knows the way.”   Feeding my soul with peanut butter, medjool dates, yin yoga, strawberries, coffee, boxing, power walks, early mornings, writing, red lipstick, granola, books, music, nature, hopes & dreams, sunlight, Skype calls, fresh flowers, stretching, quick but intense workouts, silence, greens, sweet potato, food (obviously), shopping, more music, more coffee (I know! I need to stop drinking that stuff, but I’m healthy despite all the coffee. I swear) bike rides, water, studying nutrition, improving my english and getting plenty of sleep. Yes, I’m definitely ready for work in a couple of days.

Summer evenings…

… you’re pure magic. ”To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist” – Oscar Wilde Sundays are for dark nights. Sunset, warm bed sheets and messy hair. The cold, fresh air passes through the open window, kissing the soul. Feeding it hope. Despite the rain it’s still a new night. A new night to catch dreams. To wish upon a star. Remember to dream big. Nevertheless, it’s the night time – everything is possible with a little bit of faith and a good night’s sleep. I’m grateful for the sunlight kissing my skin. For raindrops. For practising yoga and stretching out every inch of my body, getting more flexible every day. I’m grateful for every book that I’ve been reading. For the music. For the vegan coconut mint-chocolate ice cream (oh, that was a long name). I’m grateful for my bike. For the first swim of the summer. For ending every workout session with boxing. I’m grateful for writing about everything and nothing. For being able to breathe lightly, feeling …

Nourish bowl

”Eating well is a form of self-respect.”   Hope you all have a lovely Sunday. I’m all about that glow food; #eatforbeauty. These kinds of bowls are so easy to make. Just choose whatever fresh vegetables, healthy carbs, berries, nuts/seeds and spices you have at home and mix together into a nourishing bowl. They come very handy on those days when you have left-overs. Like today my fridge was filled with cooked quinoa and sweet potato (I always seem to prepare for a whole family when I cook…) ”…strawberries, coriander, sweet potato, crunchy pumpkin seeds. Yum!” This beautiful bowl is filled with all my favourites, such as quinoa, sweet potato, baby spinach, broccoli, pumpkin seeds, strawberries, fresh coriander and a dash of apple cider vinegar seasoned with turmeric, cayenne pepper and chili (hot stuff!). I love the mixture of different flavours – strawberries, coriander, sweet potato, crunchy pumpkin seeds. Yum! Somehow I prefer eating my food from a bowl, I find it very comforting. I’m most definitely making more of these bowls – quick, healthy …

Dear July…

… you came too early, as per usual. ”i’m going to make everything around me ravishing – that is the purpose.” Linda I didn’t even have the time to say goodbye to June, since I thought you would come tomorrow. You know how much I cherish June. June is my favourite. Although that doesn’t mean I don’t like you. I do. It’s just that I prefer June. But anyways July! I think we will get along pretty well. Just promise me one thing. Be warmer than June. Ok? I know you want to.  July is for making progress. For believing in miracles. The warm days feeding us with energy. July is for ice cream. For family get-togethers and mosquito bites. July is for meeting childhood friends who will always be friends although you meet far too seldom. July is for sunscreen and cold sea. For late night runs. For thunderstorm and heavy rains. July is for festivity and reading books. July is for being me. ”Be careful who you make memories with. Those things can …

10 ways to upgrade your daily health routines

”It’s not about perfection. It’s about consistency and aspiration. Small steps every day, that’s when magic happens. Change arise from being consistent.” Linda   Start every day with gratitude. Be grateful for what you already got/achieved in life. When you’re thankful of what you have you’re open to receiving more. Be positive. Choose to go through life with a positive mindset and life will get much easier; it’s as simple as that. There’s something positive in each and every day. Vibrate positivity and you will attract positivity. Listen to your body. Your body speaks to you in mysterious ways, learn to listen. Don’t press the autopilot button, you’re not a machine. Feed your body. Food is awesome. Food is fuel. Choose nutrients that help build and maintain body cells and tissues – foods that are good for your body, mind and soul and that help prevent disease. Following a well-balanced diet is the best way to maintain healthy tissue. Take care of your body. Feed your soul. Do the things that set your soul on fire. Things you’re …

Food as medicin

”Let us eat smoothie bowls, count the stars and feed the world healthy foods.” Nutritious food and what you put into your body is the foundation for good health. Choose foods which are as close to their natural state as possible. Choose whole foods that heal and protect your body; foods that reduce inflammation and that help to prevent chronic illness. Choose the right fuel. Your body will be ever so thankful.   Eat the rainbow – colourful fruits and vegetables filled with vitamins, minerals & antioxidants. Use spices such as turmeric, ginger, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, garlic. Eat less from a box and more from the Earth.  Choose complex carbohydrates; Beans, veggies, buckwheat, quinoa, lentils. Eat slowly and mindfully. Avoid preservatives and additives that are included in many of today’s processed and sugary foods. Food can have an enormous power over us. We can either become addicted to certain foods, we might use food as a stimuli; for example we might turn to food when we’re bored, when we’re sad, when we’re stressed OR food …

Intelligence is not pure knowledge but imagination

”There will be sunlight as we continue heading forward. ” Eating raw vegan chocolate, taking walks in chilly Helsinki and writing. That perfect boost during short breaks. Now back to work. Utopia As it was the last days of summer the sun had finally decided to come out. Just as it had been hiding behind the clouds the past months, waiting, it was suddenly determined to release its power. The heat had almost been unbearable the previous days. The young boy felt alive as he sat on the bench looking at the ocean, the sunlight kissing his cheeks. His heartbeat beating with quiet pace as his eyes admired the smooth sea.  ‘You once told me that we never get over it. Love. But I did.’ The old man looked at him, a hopeful expression suddenly appeared on his face. ‘Teach me, my dear friend. Teach me how.’ The young boy smiled tenderly. ‘I will.’  -L-