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This is a recipe that I came up with a couple years ago. It's no ground-breaking idea, in fact, it's probably as simple as it gets, and that's what I like about it. I already have to get up at 6 am every morning, and I definitely don't want to get up 30 minutes earlier to make breakfast, so this 5-minute recipe is perfect.
Although I use regular milk in this, you can easily turn it into a vegan smoothie if you swap the milk with almond milk, soy milk or other plant-based liquids. If you want to, you can spice up the smoothie by adding a mix of berries instead of just strawberries.

To make this smoothie you will need:
- 1 banana
- 1 dl (0,4 cups) milk or plant-based milk. Yoghurt can also be used.
- 200-250 g (1 cup or 7-9 oz) strawberries
- 2 tsp. honey or syrup (optional)

Method:
Blend the banana with 1/2 dl milk. Add strawberries, preferably a few at a time, and then add the last 1/2 dl milk. Add the honey or syrup to sweeten, then blend.

And voilà! Your smoothie is ready!
If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to let me know in the comments.

Enjoy!
- Bjørk ☀︎

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It's time for a Q & A! Yay, right?
So I decided to include some of the questions from the Q & A I did on my old blog and some that you guys asked me on my Instagram/Twitter/Movellas.
I don't think there's a lot more to say about this, so let's just jump right into it.

1) What movies could you watch over and over and still love?
I'm not sure why but I absolutely love the movies "2012", "Divergent" and "To The Bone". They're very different but I really enjoy watching them.

2) If you could have dinner with 5 celebrities, who'd you choose?
That's kind of a tough one, since I'm not really a "fan" of anyone. I do, however, wish I could've met George Michael (who doesn't?) so he'd probably be one of the five.
The second and third would have to be Robbie Williams and Macklemore, because both of them seem to have great personalities and they make some really good music.
The fourth, and I honestly can't believe I forgot about her, would be Jenna Marbles. She's hilarious and I absolutely adore her YouTube videos. Plus, I'm sure she'd come up with some nice icebreakers.
The fifth is gonna be Kim Kardashian. I know that's not very original and she's probably someone a lot of girls would love to meet, but there's just something about her. Now that she's got kids she seems a bit more human and I think we'd totally hit it off.
I would just like to say, though, that I don't think these five celebrities should all have dinner with me at the same time, cause they don't strike me as being very good matches for each other, right?

3) What's your zodiac sign?
Scorpio, since my birthday is November 19th.

4) Do you always smile for pictures?
I honestly don't think you can find one picture that's been taken of me off-guard in which I'm not smiling. Resting kind face is a thing, okay?

5) Are you a dog person or a cat person?
I have two cats and one dogs, so it's a tough call but I'd have to with dogs. They're just always friendlier and happier.

6) How many countries have you been to?
I actually have a list, cause traveling is very important to me and it's something that I, like most people, really love.
The countries I've only visited once are France, Spain, Greece, Czech Republic, Norway, Italy and Belgium. Other than that I've been to Austria three times and Germany eight times. And then of course Denmark, which is where I've lived my entire life. I'm planning on traveling the world, or at least most of it, after university when I've saved some money.

7) What would you name your daughter if you had one?
Either Lærke or Ditte, which are both Danish names. If, by any chance, I marry someone non-Danish, I'd like to name her Noa or Everleigh, but I feel like that'd seem a bit odd if she was 100% Danish.
Also, in my family it's kind of a tradition to give the girls the middle name Marie, so I probably would.

8) How many languages do you speak?
Danish and English are the only ones I'm fluent in, but I'm currently taking lessons in German, Spanish and Norwegian.

9) What's the name of your favorite restaurant?
Golden House. It's a Chinese restaurant in Denmark and the food is heavenly.

10) What would your parents have named you if you were the opposite gender?
I actually asked my mom a few days ago, and she said they didn't really consider any male names. However, they did think about naming me Mathilde or Sarah.

11) What medical conditions do you have?
I have Seasonal Affective Disorder (also known as winter depression, which sounds much less dramatic) but it's in an early stage and not at all as bad as it could be, fortunately. The name basically explains itself; I get depressed in the winter for some scientific reason, and of course it's no bed of roses but it really could be worse and I'm just happy it's not.
Other than that I have some issues with my stomach and I tend to get really bad stomach aches, but I'm getting some medication to keep it down, so it's not the end of the world.

12) What religion will you raise your children to practice?
Technically I'm christian, since Denmark is a christian country and I was baptized, but I'm really not religious at all and I'd never force my future kids to be either. If one day they tell me they want to be a muslim or a religious buddhist I won't be the one stopping them from that.

13) What are some of your goals in life?
Oh gosh, I have a lot. To name a few: having kids, living in a foreign country, starring in a movie, getting matching tattoos with someone, seeing the Swiss alps, publishing a book, and getting married.

14) Do you have any tattoos?
Not yet, sadly, but I'd love to get a few at some point. I just want them to mean something to me and I want to make sure I'm not gonna regret them a year later, so I'm taking my time to think about what I want to get done.

15th question is yours to come up with, so feel free to ask me anything you want!

As always, you can comment if you have any questions or feedback.
I hope you enjoyed this post and learned a little something about me.
- Bjørk

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While most people heat up the frying pan and reach for the bacon on a Saturday morning, I take out my trusty jar of oats, and gaze over at the fruit bowl. I love porridge and it's become a staple of my weekends. I enjoy taking my time with it, ensuring I get a thick and creamy bowlful that I can top with whatever I fancy. That's why I love porridge, it's so versatile, you really can put anything you like with it and turn it into the perfect weekend treat.
My toppings are purely based on what I have to hand - berries, apples, bananas, dried fruits, nuts, seeds and spices. I like to get creative. But I do have a few favorites, and those are the ones I'll be using in this recipe.

Ingredients

1/3 cup oats
1/2 cup tap water
1/4 whole apple
1/4 whole pear
1/8 cup cranberry
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup unsweetened almond milk

Instructions

Place the oats and nut milk into a saucepan and warm over a low to medium heat. You can then add your chosen ingredients. Keep in mind that fresh fruit will soften as the porridge cooks.

Keep stirring the porridge for around 10-15 minutes, until you have a thick and creamy consistency. Pour into a bowl then top, drizzle and scatter with whatever you like - it could be fruit, spices or chocolate chunks.

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This immune boosting and super easy, spicy broccoli soup is rich in flavor and full of nutrients. Delicious, full of oriental spices, fragrant and just beautiful, this soup will warm you up from the inside out.

Why it's so good for you

☀︎ It's full of vitamin C and vitamin K, which boost your immune system and protect you from colds
☀︎ It's full of antioxidants that protect and detox your body
☀︎ It's full of high-quality dietary fibers which help with weight loss
☀︎ It's enriched with healing spices like ginger, cinnamon and turmeric
☀︎ It's good for heart health
☀︎ It's good for our bones and skin, but also helps fighting stress
☀︎ It's low in calories and very nutritious

Ingredients

1 large broccoli head
1 cup celery root - celeriac (about 1/2 medium-sized celeriac)
0.8 inch (2 cm) fresh ginger root
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 vegetable stock cube
4 cups water

Instructions

1. Wash broccoli and trim and chop the head. Peel celery root and cut into smaller pieces. Peel ginger root and cut into pieces.
2. Put chopped broccoli, celeriac and ginger in a deep cooking pot, add vegetable stock cube, water, and spices and bring water to boil. Cook for 15 mins.
3. Drain cooked vegetables and save water in which the vegetables were cooked - vegetable stock.
4. Place drained vegetable in blender, add half of saved vegetable stock and mix well.
5. Transfer mixture back to cooking pot. Dilute to taste with rest of saved vegetable stock.
6. Serve warm with whole wheat bread toasted with extra virgin olive oil and fresh garlic.

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