Sprouted Fig (The Smoothie Lover)
April 16, 2014
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Right now we have spring break from school and I’m busier than ever. But this time it’s a good busy. Because I’m spending the week off in the company of 30 other amazing people at my age training for a big musical which will go on the air this Sunday and which we will be performing every night the following week. So I’m practically singing and dancing my way through the week. I couldn’t think of a better way of spending the break!

We’ve been truing since September and I can’t wait to show it. Right now we train every day from 10 to 10, so this is a serious business ;)

Unfortunately it leaves me with very little time for doing other things – such as blogging and cooking (I do get a very little time for running – I just go for a small run some of the mornings, but hey, I’m dancing the entire day).

 

DSC_0013But then dear Melissa from Nourish by Melissa nominated me for a Liebster Award. Wonderful! This meant I had an excuse for blogging without having a recipe to share ;) Haha… Thank you so so so much sweetie!

Btw – go check out Melissa’s blog. It’s great. She has so many wonderful recipes.

I really like the Liebster Award. I think it’s a wonderful way of getting connected to and find new blogs.

 

Rules

  1. You must link back to the person who nominated you
  2. You must answer the 10 Liebster questions given to you by the nominee before you.
  3. You must pick 10 bloggers to be nominated for the award (with a small following)
  4. You must create 10 questions for your nominees
  5. You must go to their blogs and notifiy the nominees

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Here we go… 

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1. What was your first ever post about?
Oh God. I wrote that one such a long time ago and I’ve changed so much since… Anyway – it was actually a tutorial on felted bells. Then came the first recipe on rice porridge ;) I looove that stuff.
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2. If you could go anywhere in the world right now, where would you go? Why?
This one’s hard – I love traveling and I have so many placed I’d like to go. Well, I’d probably say Iceland. I really want to go there. Right now it would be wonderful hiking in the beautiful Icelandic landscape far away from the everyday life.
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3. What do you do to take a break when you are stressed out?
When I’m stressed I absolutely love going for a short run and then cuddle up on the couch with a blanket, a good book and a huge cup of tea.
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4. What is your all time favorite food?
God… this is tricky. I can’t choose between these three: strawberries, chocolate, yoghurt.
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5. What is one habit you have that you wish you didn’t?
I snack too much. Well, I like eating a little all the time instead of three big meals each day, but sometimes I snack so much I don’t have any appetite for dinner… And that’s too much.
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6. Where/when is your favourite place/time to blog?
In the morning. On the couch. With a big bowl of yoghurt. And a mug of tea. Unfortunately that happens rarely because of school :(
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7. What aspect of your blog are you most proud of?
I’m actually quite proud of the development of my photography. I do absolutely not think my photography is perfect, but I love the fact that you can see a big difference in the photos I make now and those I shot a year ago
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8. Juices or smoothies? Why?
SMOOTHIES! Duh, “The Smoothie Lover”. Haha. Uhm, I think I like those better because they are more filling.
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9. Are you a morning person or a night person? Favourite meal of the day?
Definitely a morning person. I love mornings and therefore my favorite meal of the day is breakfast. I could eat breakfast all day long.
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10. Lastly, why did you start blogging?
This sounds strange, but I actually don’t really remember. I think I wanted a place to write things down. Also it helped med discover myself and my love of cooking.
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I nominate:

 

My questions for the nominees:

  • Ok, this one’s the same as one I answered, but I really liked it: Why did you start blogging?
  • What is your favourite post of all those you’ve written?
  • Snacks: Sweet or Salty?
  • Do you have a “blogger-idol”? Who?
  • What kinds of sports do you do?
  • Favourite breakfast?
  • Which camera do you use?
  • What is your dream travel destination?
  • Which language, which you do not already master, would you like to be able to speak?
  • Do you have pets? If no – would you like some?

Please note: If you don’t have time or simply think Liebster Award is a silly thing, feel free to  skip this.

February 4, 2014

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Hi everyone. I just want to announce, that today I’m doing a guest post over at 9ToFit. Go check it out! And while you are there, check out the lovely blog as well. It is great.

It has been a pleasure to do the post and I’m honoured to get the opportunity to do so. 9ToFit is a blog about health and fitness. The blogger Elise is so cool. I love her view on health and fitness and I especially like the posts on workouts you can do at home. Great for people like me, who loves being active, but much rater would like to go for a run ;)

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December 31, 2013

Chocolate Truffles. Easy and festive with edible glitter. - The Smoothie Lover

Happy New year!

I can’t believe 2013 is over. As I write this the last light of 2013 is disappearing. Where did the year go? It has been such a wonderful and eventful year. Thank you everyone for making this year unforgettable.

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Some of the biggest moments of 2013 (it was hard to choose ;) )

Berlin with my lovely class-mates

Roskile Festival!

I reached two milestones of running (not quite the biggest moment but…)

Celebrated my 17th birthday is my lovely friend Charlotte. Wonderful!

We won in Barcelona

The best exchange ever. Melrose – I love you!

Morocco!

Passenger – wow, that was amazing

France

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I don’t want to  blab a lot in this post – I just want to wish you all a happy new year! I hope 2014 will be amazing for all of you.

Chocolate Truffles. Easy and festive with edible glitter. - The Smoothie Lover

Happy New Year & Chocolate Truffles
 
Ingredients
  • 100 g. dark chocolate
  • ½ dl. (1/4 cup) heavy cream
Instructions
  1. Chop the chocolate.
  2. Heat up the cream and pour it over the chocolate. Stir until everything is melted together.
  3. Thansfer to a square pan and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  4. Cut into squares and dust with edible glitter.
  5. Enjoy!

 

December 25, 2013

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November 17, 2013

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1. This weekend has been wonderful – and busy. As I wrote in yesterday’s post my family and I went to Tivoli last night. It was amazing! So pretty. Tivoli literally makes the most beautiful Christmas (and Halloween btw.) decorations in the world. I know you can’t see that in the pictures. I took them with my iPhone (which is a 4, so not very good).

2. Today I went running in the running-club Sparta in Copenhagen with my dad. We ran 15,5 km. My personal record! I’m so happy. It was kind of a milestone, since I’d like to run a half marathon, and people say that as long as you can go 15 km you can run a half marathon. Next goal: 21,1 km!

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3. I went shopping in Copenhagen with a good friend of mine yesterday. There is just nothing like walking down the Christmas-decorated Strøget (the main shopping street) with a good friend and then end the afternoon at a café. This and Tivoli in the night just made the perfect Saturday!

4. I’m SO ready for December. I love, love, love Christmas. I have a ton of things I just have to make during December. For instance these incredibly cute marzipan snowmen and these gorgeous snowflake cookies.

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5. I GOT MY UKULELE! Karen and I have gotten this crazy idea that we want to learn how to play an ukulele. So we ordered two. They were very cheap – 15 dollars each. I can’t wait to get started!

6. I finally pulled myself together and ordered a winter coat. I only have a very warm anorak and an incredibly thin fall jacket, which is way too thin now that it’s getting really cold. I’m just so picky when it comes to jackets. But then I saw this pretty duffle coat on Pinterest (seriously, that page is amazing!). Isn’t it cute?

7. I’m currently working on different healthified snacks for Christmas. I have one which I can’t wait to share.

Have a great week!

November 9, 2013

Iy is way too long since I last made a post like this. And I really miss making them. This post will be slightly different from the others since I’m just picking out some high lights from October, and not making a post about the week that went by. I hope you enjoy!

 

1. Some thoughts on food.

Ever since we made the experiment in school, where we all should go on different diets for  two days I’ve been thinking a lot about quitting the “empty carbohydrates”. Or maybe just start eating gluten free. I already almost never eat pasta, rice or potatoes (I actually never eat potatoes). However, I often have a sandwich for lunch. I will not quit it completely though. I believe you should allow yourself to eat everything from time to time. But just for the weekdays I think it’ll be a good idea. Oh, but oatmeal doesn’t count to me.

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2. Last Sunday I went to a concert with Passenger!!! Yaaay! Best. Concert. Ever! I’m a huge fan of Passenger and seeing him live was the most amazing thing ever. I went with two of my great friends, Karen and Signe, who are both big fans as well.

Passenger is amazing live. He really meets the audience, he tells a lot of stories about the songs which you’d never know, he is very funny and slightly awkward on stage and last but not least; his songs are AMAZING! Oh, and we got to stand in the second row, 3 meters from him. Wow! I’m still completely in ecstasy over the concert.

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3. Tonight is the prom at my high school. Looking so much forward to it! The theme this year is The Great Gatsby, so we are all gonna wear clothes like they did in the twenties. I drawer my outfit yesterday in math (I was bored). A white loose dress, a necklace with like 20 layers and my hair is going into a loose bun at the side of my neck.

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4. Loving the spices we bought on Morocco! Take a look at the paprika in the top of the picture. Isn’t it pretty? Way more red than the paprika we can buy at home.

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5. I love big breakfast yoghurt bowls. Just top some yoghurt with what you have in the pantry and – voiala! – delicious breakfast.

6. Sweet Cailee from Hello Healthy Eating has nominated me for the Sunshine Award. Isn’t it amazing? The award is a way of connecting with other bloggers, and I’m going to nominate 10 other bloggers. I’ll do that soon.

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7. I don’t think I got to show you the actual result of my pumping carving. Well, here it is. Sorry for the bad picture.

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8. Enjoying the last bit of the fall. One of my good friends, Josefine, turn 18 this month (which is like turning 21 in the states), so she threw a party. In that occasion three of my great friends and I made a sleep over (after the party) and the following morning we went for a lovely walk in the forrest. (And we had pain ou chocolat – not exactly healthy, but sometime you got to treat yourself)

Have a great weekend everyone!

October 22, 2013

I’m back from an amazing trip to Morocco and I’m so ready to blog again!

I’ll make a post with pictures from the trip as soon as I’ve edited, sorted and deleted a lot of photos. As usual I’ve taken around 200 photos a day leaving me with 1700 pictures to walk through. Haha – that’s so me.

In the meantime I have a couple of great things to share.

Talented Cailee from the blog Hello Healthy Eating has asked me to do a guest post on her wonderful blog. That’s amazing, right! I’m so exited and honored. Cailee’s blog is great. You should definitely check it out. Tons of great tips and recipes for eating healthy. I could spend hours there. I can’t wait to make the post.

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Talking about healthy eating; I constantly hear about new ways of eating healthy and new healthy diets, and it can be very confusing to figure out which ones are right at which one aren’t. One day people say paleo is perfect, another day being vegetarian is in. Some days whole wheat is the shit and others people say you should avoid grains completely. What to do?

I think it differs a lot from person to person. Some people get more energy from the paleo diet others from the vegan one. I eat quite normal and I eat almost everything (mind you it is natural and not processed). But I’ve often wanted to try some of all these diets. And yesterday a good opportunity came:

In school we are going to make an experiment on metabolism (that’s what we learn about in biotechnology at the moment). The idea is to place a person is a sealed box and then see how much oxygen is consumed and how much carbon dioxide is made. The ratio between oxygen and carbon dioxide differs weather you are burning carbs, fat or proteins. So Thursday and Friday the students from my class is going on different diets:

I saw this as a great opportunity to try the low-carb high-fat diet. So Thursday and Friday I’m not eating any carbs at all. I don’t think it’s gonna be very hard considering I don’t  really eat a lot of pasta, potatoes, rice or bread (I’m gonna miss fruit though – I’m an addict).

I really look forward to it! There’s only one slight problem: I don’t really eat a lot of meat usually – and I can’t stomach eggs (sadly). So I’ve made a list of things I’m gonna eat:

I’ll definitely be blogging about it. And I’m thinking on continuing eating that way afterward. Except for the fruit – I need that!

Hey! join me if you want.

Here’s a little list of no-carb recipes on the blog for inspiration:

Sorry for the incredibly bad photos!

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Tuna Stuffed Tomatoes

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Almond Thyme Pesto

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Arugula Sesame Salad

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Almonds and carrots

Love

Josefine

October 6, 2013

Delicious yoghurt cups with cherry compote and granola. Perfect for brunch

My parents are having some friends over for brunch today and that makes we very happy.

Why?

First of all we’re talking brunch – my all time favourite meal. I know I use to say my favorite is breakfast, but brunch is actually way better. It’s breakfast – but you can eat a lot more since it is both breakfast and lunch. Win!

But that is not what makes this Sunday morning special – you can have brunch any Sunday. No, what really makes today special is, that I got to make the entire brunch. My parents have a lot of plans this weekend whereas I (for once) have a pretty quiet weekend. So my mom asked if I’d like to make the brunch, so that she and my dad didn’t have to think of it. Of course I’d like to do that, but what made the deal even better was that my mom said I’d get paid for the job (since I have to spend a lot of time cooking). I don’t get an insane amount of money, but still I’m very happy about it. It is my first paid cooking job!

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I wanted to make a special brunch. Just not the usual eggs-and-bakon-brunch. No, something more sophisticated (: Here’s what I made:

I managed to take some photos of the food before the brunch:

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The croissants don’t really look like the once at Top With Cinnamon (unfortunately mine aren’t as pretty), but they tasted amazing!

And now for the yoghurt cups:

Remember I told about our cherry tree and how it was packed with cherries this summer? We had so many cherries I had to freeze a lot of them. For these lovely yoghurt cups I used a bag of those cherries. It was like eating summer again.

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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 400 g. cherries
  • 3 tbsp. agave
  • 1 tbsp. flour or starch
  • 4 tbsp. water
  • 400 g. greek yoghurt or skyr
  • ½ cup granola
Instructions
  1. Pour the cherries into a sauce pan and bring to the boil.
  2. Add in the agave.
  3. In a cup wisk together water and flour/starch. Slowly pour into the sauce pan.
  4. Let simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. Transfer to a bowl or tubber ware and cool down in the fridge.
  6. Serve in 8 glasses/ cups:
  7. Add 2 tbsp. cherry compote to each cup, then 3 tbsp yoghurt and top with granola.
  8. Serve with different syrups.

 

September 30, 2013

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September 27, 2013

I’ve been looking forward to this moment for a long time. The moment where I can finally introduce you to the new Smoothie Lover Blog. Welcome!

Sorry for the silence while I’ve been woking on the blog.

I’ve gotten a lot of help from Deby at Moms Make Money, and I’m so grateful for everything she’s done for me. Check out her great offer on a free website for 12 months. Or just check out her website in general. She offers so many great services and has a lot of good tips.
The transfer from this blog to the other isn’t totally done yet. It’ll be soon. Can’t wait to blog again!
See you again soon.
– Josefine