I get a lot of questions on where I get my food inspiration and how I come up with ideas for breakfast, lunch and dinner :) So I thought I would do a small series of food inspiration beginning with breakfast - My favourite meal of the day!

Here are some ideas for a healthy nutritious breakfast!


Smoothies or smoothie bowls

I love smoothies because they're quick and easy to make and you can pack a lot of nutrients in them! My favourite is banans, dades, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, spinach, spirulina powder, maca powdser and fresh orange juice or almond milk! You can do any combo of fruits and veggies - it's an easy way to "hide" greens in your breakfast!

If you don't like "drinking" your breakfast then try pouring your smoothie in a bowl and top it with your favourite granola, muesli, fruits, nuts and chia.


Porridge

Porridge/oatmeal is a warming breakfast that keeps you full for a long time! I love making my porridge with rice milk or oat milk, dades, and cinnamon. I'll top it with banan, frozen blueberries, peaunutbutter, chia and shredded coconut.

If you don't have time to make porridge in the morning, then "overnight oats" or "chia pudding" are perfect options. You basically just place the oats or chia in a container, pour the liquid/milk over, add any flavours of your choice and let it sit overnight - then all you need is toppings in the morning and you're good to go :)

Toasts

If you prefer bread in the morning then choose your favourite vegan bread or bun and toast it - top it with some avocado, nutbutters, jam or fruit. You can pensel it with a bit of oil for that brown/golden crisp.


Pancakes

When the weekend comes around, I l love to make more of a brunch style breakfast! Maybe some toast with scrambled tofu and avo-toast, a smoothie and last but not least... PANCAKES!

My favorite pancakes are these banan blueberry pancakes by "Delicously Ella"


Yoghurt

In my family we used to eat yoghurt everyday during the week for breakfast - and if you're a yoghurt fan as well, then don't worry, cause there's a lot of good vegan alternative on the market now. "Alpro" is the dominant vegan yoghurt in Denmark, which can be found in Meny, SuperBrugsen, Føtex, Kvickly, Bilka, Netto, Lidl, Rema 1000, Kiwi, Irma. Add fruits, granola, seeds and nuts for flavouring

If you wan't more inspiration or more detailed recipes then go to Google or Pinterest and type in whatever you're looking for :) I guarantee that there'll be a ton of recipes for every desired breakfast dish


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I'm back in Denmark after an amazing vacation in Malaga! I've enjoyed so many fresh exotic fruits and just totally relaxed on the beach. But now that I'm back, the weather here in Copenhagen makes me crave something warm and creamy (it's basically already autumn here).


So I thought this recipe for a creamy mushroom risotto would be perfect!


Ingredients:

Serves: 4

1.3 L Vegetable stock/broth

300 g Risotto rice

1,5 Tbsp Olive oil

500 g Brown mushrooms (White, Portobello, Oyster or Porchini)

110 ml White wine

 Salt and pepper to taste

Parsley

1 Onion

2 Cloves of garlic


(Optional) 1 Tbsp Nutritional yeast

(Optional) 2 Tbsp Vegan butter

(Optional) Green peas


Recipe:


Add olive oil to a pan and brown the finely chopped onion and garlic

Add the mushroom and let cook for a few minutes (to release some of the water)

Add the rice and white wine and stir until golden

Add salt and pepper

Add half of the of the vegetable stock and stir, then let simmer for 20 min on low heat

Add half of what is left of the vegetable stock and stir, then let simmer for 10 min on low heat

Add the rest of the vegetable stock an stir, then let simmer for 5-10 min on low heat

The risotto is ready when all liquid is absorbed

Add the (optional) nutritional yeast (for a cheesy taste) or a vegan butter/cheese if desired

Add the (optional) peas and chopped parsley


Enjoy



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Who doesn't love pizza? Pizza is such an easy food to veganize and it never gets boring. I wanted to try something new instead of my standard pizza dough recipe so I decided to try out this quinoa pizza dough. Super healthy (high in proteins), easy to make and delicious! Give it a try if you want a different kind of pizza (with thin crust)


Ingredients

200g quinoa

1 tbsp applecider vinegar

2 tbsp oregano

1 tbsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

1 tsp pepper

Flour of choice (I used quinoa flour but wheat, almond, rice or chickpea flour works as well)

Whatever toppings you prefer on your pizza


Recipe

Soak the quinoa in water for min. 8 hours

Drain the quinoa and blend all ingredients in a food processor until you reach a smooth runny consistency

Add the mixture into a bowl and start adding the flour of your choice while whisking the mixture

You've added enough flour when you've reached a "normal" dough consistency which isn't sticky

Divide the dough into as many pizza's as desired and roll them out as you usually would

Bake in the oven for 5-7 min at 200 degrees (until the edges are golden)

Add topping of choice

Bake (or grill on pizza stone) the pizza's for an additional 5-7 min


I made three small pizza's with tomato sauce, mushrooms, grilled peppers, homemade pesto, sugar peas, eggplant, onions and arugula



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Exfoliation is key to glowing healthy skin! Especially if you live in a colder climate like Denmark...So I thought I would share my favorite homemade bodyscrub recipe!

The recipe is super simple and easy to whip together before a shower! I use it after I shampoo my hair and while my conditioner is still in my hair. All you'll need is an oil of your choice (I prefer olive oil or coconut oil) and some coffee scrubs.

I love coffee and I'm definitely a bit of a coffee snob - and I think that you should be too and here's why: by buying cheap coffee you're supporting a horrible industry where farmers are paid unfair wages and working conditions are fare less than acceptable. And besides, who want's bad tasting coffee?? If you're like me and you like to start your day with a delicious cup of coffee then look into other brands than just the regular cheap store-bought coffee. It truly makes a difference. I get my coffee from Ønsk , who import premium fairtrade organic coffee directly from Nicaragua. They have a range of different speciality coffee which are simply delicious.


Back to the recipe!!! After I make my morning coffee, I simply save the coffee grounds which are left over after brewing. If you don't have any coffee grounds, ask your local café for some


Recipe

Mix 50g of coffee grounds with 3-4 tbsp oil of choice in a clean jar/bowl

Optional: mix in 2-3 tbsp of cane sugar or sea salt for extra exfoliation


Take a warm shower and apply the mixture all over your body and face in circular motions

Massage the mixture into you skin for 3-5 min before rinsing off with warm water


The scrub is excellent for cellulite and exfoliation because it removes dead skin cells. Actually, cellulites number one enemy is caffeine - caffeine tightens and provides antioxidants when applied to the skin! Hello to glowing summer skin!

Enjoy 1-2 times a week



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This recipe is an absolute coconut dream!!! So if you're nuts for coco then you need to give these a try!

And yes... only 4 ingredients needed and they're a much healthier alternative than regular "Bounty's" 


Ingredients:

200 g desiccated coconut flour

1 can of full fat coconut milk (only the hard part not the watery part)

2 tbsp of maple syrup (substitute for any vegan sweetner)

200 g dark chocolate (70% or more)


Recipe:

Mix the coconut flour, coconut milk (separate the hard part from the watery) and the maple syrup in a food processor

Blend until you have a fine mixture


Shape the mixture in your hands so they come to look like little bounty bars

Let them rest in the fridge or freezer for 1 hour

Melt the chocolate and cover the bounty bars with the melted chocolate

Let them rest in the fridge for 15 min before serving


Serving ideas: banana ice cream, mint leaves, homemade caramel sauce





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Hello!

During the week I love easy recipes with minimum effort required. Sometimes I'm super busy and I try to order out as little as possible so it's crucial to me to have some staple recipes for easy lazy dinners.

These stuffed peppers are so delicious, super easy (because you can substitute any ingredients and tailor make the recipes to suit your preferences) and of course they're healthy!

If you're missing any ingredients or want to add more greens, that's perfectly good! This recipe is just a base recipe for any stuffed pepper filling of your choice!


Give them a try!


Ingredients:

4 red peppers

2 dl Quinoa

1 dl yellow corn

1 dl green peas

1 chopped zucchini

1 can black beans

1 red onion

2 cloves garlic

1 can chopped tomato

1 can tomato purée

1 1/2 tbsp Oregano

1 1/2 tbsp Chili

1 1/2 tbsp Cumin

1 1/2 Pepper

1 1/2 Nutritional yeast (optional)


Toppings:

Avocado

Tahin

Sriracha


Recipe

Cook the quinoa and set aside (follow instructions on the label)

Finely Chop onions, garlic and zucchini and rinse the black beans

Add a bit of water to a large pan (I don't cook with oil but feel free to use oil) and brown the onions and garlic

Add pepper, chili, cumin and oregano

Add the can of chopped tomato and tomato purée

Add zucchini, peas, corn and beans and let it simmer for 8-10 min

Add the Nutritional yeast and the quinoa and mix well


Rinse the red peppers and cut them diagonally (so you get 8 half)

Place them on a baking tray and fill the pepper "cups" with the quinoa filling

Bake in the oven at 180 degrees for 15-20 min (depending on how soft you wan't the peppers)


Add the toppings of your choice

Enjoy!




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This a very controversial topic but I thought I would share some of my thoughts on the modeling industry and what my experiences have been


I've worked as a model since 2015, so I started when I was 21 y/o. That's pretty "old" to start up as model without any experience. I was scouted when I was 15 y/o but I wasn't confident enough at this age.

I signed with Scoop Models as my mother agency and within my first year I also signed on with Modelwerk in Hamburg, Nevs in London and MP Management in Milan. I was very excited to be working as a model and I'd never thought I would be able to travel as a part of my job. Slowly I started getting more and more jobs from my different agencies and I got to know the industry better. I realized pretty quickly that being a model is obviously not just fun and games - It's hard work.

I could go on and on about this topic but to make this blogpost at bit more organized, here are some of my thoughts on this crazy industry and the pro's and con's which are a part of every aspect of this job...


Travel

Pro's: I get to travel a lot with job and I consider myself very lucky to have been able to see some amazing places around the world. Traveling allows me to get a break from my everyday routine and it's obviously very nice to get to go somewhere exotic and warm when it's the middle of gloomy winter here in Denmark. Con's: Travelling can also be a bitch sometimes. Long delays, getting up at crazy hours, airport life.... and sometimes all I get to experience is a hotel room, the taxi and the studio where the job will take place. I've been to e.g. London for jobs quite a few times but only a handful of those times have I've been able to truly enjoy the city.

Travelling for a job as a model is not the same as a vacation with my friends or family.

Friends and collegeagus

Pro's: There's so many cool and interesting people in this industry. I get to connect with many models but also hair stylists, make up artist, photographers and so on. It's very inspiring to work with creative and dedicated people and I always try to talk to as many people on set as possible. It's great for net-working for potential jobs. I really appreciate my friends who are also in this industry because we share a fundamental understanding of what it's like to work in the industry and the struggles that come along. Con's: As a model, I rarely work with the same people on a weekly basis so this means that for every job, it's a new set of people. It can be difficult to become "friends" over 12 hours of work, if you're never gonna see each other again. A lot of the time it can get quite lonely, especially if you're in a hotel room somewhere far away from your family and friends. I miss my "staple" social group a lot when I'm away for longer periods because these are the people that keep me grounded and makes me feeled loved.

My best advice is to step out of your comfort zone and try to either enjoy your time alone (go out to eat by yourself or go to museums) and try to connect with the people who you are working with and stay in contact with them.


No desk, no boss, no nine to five

Pro's: I'm pretty much already addicted to this creative way of working. I LOVE not having a desk job where I sit down all day. Obviously I have a boss (the clients and my agencies) but it's a lot of fun to change up your work so often. I never have 2 working days which are the same. I think it's safe to say that it's every girls dream to arrive at your job, sit in a chair with a cup of coffee and then having a team of people to do your make-up, your hair and choose your outfit! Con's: I also study at CBS for my Bachelor and it can be a bit difficult from time to time to plan out my schedule when I have no idea what jobs are to come. I don't have a weekly routine because of this and I often have to cancel on parties and other events because of a last minute job.

If you're looking for a staple life with a steady schedule, then don't become a model. If you're into creative work with lot's of variation then this industry might be something for you.


Body image and self love

This is a touchy subject, but it's so important to talk about because it affects everyone not just models in the industry.

Con's: I'm going to start with the con's this time because they are what a lot of people hate about the industry. There's a lot of pressure to look a certain way as a model. Whether you're high fashion or more commercial like me, there will be a set of standards and expectations to how you're suppose to look. I'm glad I didn't starting modeling when I was younger because I don't think I would have handled this pressure very well. It can be a harsh and unforgiving industry so it's up to the model, her family and her agency to make sure that she stays healthy, physically and mentally. I've made sure I know my own boundaries and I know right from wrong when it comes to my body. I've been critiqued because of my curviness and my looks and I've got turned downed from many jobs - but this is a part of the industry and it's so important to separate who you are as a person from what you look like as a model to shield yourself from getting hurt.

Pro's: Yes, there are also pro's to this subject! I've learned to love my body and looks in a way I've never thought I would. I've learned to take care of my body on a physical level and treat it very well because at the end of the day, I book my jobs on my looks - so this includes training regularly, eating well and getting enough sleep. But this also mean that I've learned to take care of my body on a mental level through yoga and meditation. It's not about being narcissistic but you've gotta build a strong sense of self love and self worth. It may sound cheesy but you've gotta be able to see the beauty in your "flaws" because they make you stand out and be unique. This quality is something I carry with me into every aspect of my life.


Overall, I love my job as a model - but I also love that I have a regular student life on the side. It's the perfect balance for me


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I have a major sweet-tooth, so I'm always looking for vegan sweets recipes! I found these delicious recipes and they are both soooo good! As a vegan, I love bringing sweets to parties and family events because who doesn't love cookies?? Vegan or not, cookies are always a hit!

I'm sharing 2 recipes: one which is "traditional" and is easily made from a "non-vegan-kitchen"

and one which is a bit more healthy and requires some special ingredients.


Traditional (vegan) chocolate chip cookies:

By "The Vegan Corner"


Ingredients

180g brown sugar

100g soy/rice/oat milk

100g smooth peanut butter

200g plain flour

2,5g baking soda

80g dark chocolate

Makes 14 cookies

Method

Combine the brown sugar and milk - stir until the sugar is dissolved

Add the peanutbutter and stir again

Add the dry ingredients and mix until a batter starts to form

Add the chopped dark chocolate

Place the batter in small balls on a baking tray and press lightly

Bake in the oven 180 degrees for 12-14 min.

Let cool and enjoy!




Healthier version of chocolate chip cookies.

By "Emma Martiny"


Ingredients

2 ripe bananans

1-2 tbsp maple syrup.

2 tbsp coconut oil

2 tbsp. peanutbutter or almond butter

1 pinch of salt

150 g rolled oats

100g lightly blended oats (into a flour like consistency)

100 g dark chocolate

Makes 14 cookies

Method

Mash the bananas finely and add peanutbutter, maple syrup, salt and coconut oil - stir well

Add the chopped dark chocolate

Add the dry ingredients and stir

Place the batter in small balls on a baking tray and press the flat

Bake for 18-20 min at 150 degrees

Let cool and enjoy!


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Working out is a part of my daily routine and it has been for many years. Luckily, I've never had any serious injuries so I've been able to do just about any sport/workout you could imagine! I used to do team-sports when I was younger (gymnastics and trampoline) but as I got older, I found more joy in "traditional" fitness and yoga.

I personally believe that it's super important to stay active every single day - but staying active can mean so many different things. The most important thing is that you enjoy whatever you're doing and you listen to your body. If you're feeling tired or stress then go for some yoga. If you've got loads of energy then go for some spinning or running. Change up your game, so you don't get bored!

Staying active could also mean riding your bike to work, taking the stairs at school or dancing around the living room to your favourite tunes. Don't beat yourself up about it and never feel guilty for not working out "the right way" - that's such a bad myth. There's no right way of staying active - it's a personal choice.

Some people criticise me for working out "too much" - but I can assure you, I love it. I have an excess amount of energy and working out is like meditation for me - it clears my mind and gives me so much positivity. It is never a chore, it's a joy because I know that amazing benefits I'll receive. How do I have the time?? I make the time.. I simply prioritise.

Staying active has amazing benefits for your body, mind and soul - and of course an active lifestyle requires the right nutrition. As a vegan I get my "energy" for my workouts from all the good carbs in the fruits and veggies I eat. I get my protein from beans, broccoli, spinach and peas. I make sure to smash in enough calories to fuel my energy levels and hit my caloric needs (around 3000 calories a day).


Here's an example of a typical workout week for me


Monday

20 min yoga in the morning

1 hour spinning in the afternoon


Tuesday

20 min yoga in the morning

1 hour body weight training in the afternoon


Wednesday

20 min yoga in the morning

40 min run + abs exercises


Thursday

20 min yoga in the morning

1 hour "Power Fit" class


Friday

20 min yoga in the morning

1 hour power walk


Saturday

20 min yoga in the morning

1 hour body weight training in the afternoon


Sunday

1 hour yoga

Abs and butt exercises


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As a girl, I've always loved playing around with make-up and it's become a part of my work as a model. When I went vegan, I slowly started to get rid of my old make-up and I stopped purchasing certain brands. I wanted to find brands which were cruelty free (not animal tested) but I didn't want to sacrifice quality. Luckily, there's a huge variety of make-up brands available which are everything I'm looking!

Here are my top 10 make-up brands which are cruelty free, high in quality and without nasty chemicals.


1. Benecos

2.Young Blood

3. RMS Beauty

4.Charlotte Tilbury

5. Josie Maran

6. Nars

7.Becca

8. Lush

9. Kat Von D

10. Bare Essentials


I avoid brands such as: Clinique, Max Factor, L'oreal, Dove, Maybeline, and Victoria's Secret. It is unbelievable that these multi-billion companies still test their products on animals. I try to be as aware as possible about where I get my products from.


Think before you buy.


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I get a lot of questions about my vegan diet and most of them are just out of curiosity. So I thought I would answer some of them here on my blog, so they might help you get some more knowledge about a vegan diet

Actually, I kept myself from going vegan for many years because I was unsure of so many things - knowledge and inspiration is key, if you want to sustain vegan plant-based diet.


Here's 10 questions I get asked a lot


Where do you get your proteins from when you don't eat meat, dairy or eggs?

I get my proteins from spinach, lentils, beans, nuts/seeds and tofu/tempeh


Can you still work out on a vegan diet?

YES! I have more energy than ever before. I work out and recover much better than on my old diet. I haven't lost any muscle mass while on a vegan diet - but I have become more "lean" in term of fat.


Don't you become hungry quickly?

No, I make sure to eat till I'm fully satisfied. My portion sizes are a lot bigger (in size) than on my old diet and I eat min. 2500 kcal (some days 3000 kcal) daily


How do you get vitamin B12 and iron?

I get iron from dark leafy greens (e.g. spinach and kale), beans, nuts/seeds. B12 is known for being the one vitamin that vegans have a hard time getting enough of. I take a daily vitamin supplement where there's B12 in.


Isn't fruit-sugar bad for you?

Fruit and vegetable are the most natural and healthiest foods for our bodies - and they contain simple sugars which is NOT the same as refined sugar (table sugar). Sugar is a carbohydrate which the bodies preferred source of energy and fruit not only provides a great energy source but also fibers and vitamins.


What is the difference between vegan and plant-based diet?

Veganism is much more than a diet - it's a lifestyle. Vegans care for the animals, the earth and our health. Being vegan entails not supporting any "use" of animals whether it's for food, entertainment or cosmetics.

Being on a plant-based diet is just focusing on what you eat - only plant-based food (no meat, dairy, eggs and so on)


Is it difficult to cook when being vegan?

No not at all! The internet is filled with inspiring recipes for any desire! I suggest buying a few staple vegan cookbooks and spending just a few minutes a day researching recipes!


What are your favourite recipe sites?

https://www.avantgardevegan.com

https://www.forksoverknives.com/recipes/

http://www.thevegancorner.com/recipes/


and anything on Pinterest :)


Do you want to be vegan forever?

I will continue being vegan until I ever feel like eating meat again. Once you've made the connection between loving animals but then still eating them, it's very simple to stay vegan.

I haven't craved or missed any animal-based food at all, and so far I love my vegan life too much to go back!


What does your family and friends say about your lifestyle?

Luckily, I have a super supportive family and an amazing group of friends who all support me in being vegan. I don't expect anyone in my life to follow my footstep, but I do expect to be respected no matter what I eat. At social event's. I make sure to bring some extra (vegan) food for myself and some for my friends/family. Usually, when you're open to sharing your foods and thoughts, people will be more interested in your lifestyle.


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I'm obsessed with "rawnola" during these warmer summer months! If you don't know "rawnola" (created by Loni Jane) by now it's basically a raw form of granola without any unwanted additives. It's perfect for my smoothie-bowl topping or just on its own with some almond milk! It's literally the most simple recipe and of course; its delicious and nutritious! Dades are a great source of dietary fibers, iron, potassium and vitamins B, K and A. Did I mention they taste like yummy oat-meal cookies?

Ingredients

Oats

Dades

(optional coconut shreds)


- use a food processor or a hand-mixer to mix 1/2 cup of oats with 7-10 dades

- add coconut shreds or any other flavouring ingredients desired.

-Blend until desired texture



Enjoy 

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If you're thinking about going vegan, you're gonna have to change a few things in your normal routine. I found it easier to eat and cook vegan, after I gave my fridge and cupboard a small make-over. When your kitchen is "vegan", it'll make things a lot more convenient when cooking. Who doesn't want cooking to be easy peasy?

Of course, your grocery list and kitchen-staples are gonna depend on your taste, location and which type of diet you prefer. But I found that most vegans have some foods in common, that they just cannot live without

Here's a list of the staple things, I always keep in my kitchen:


Fruits

Bananas

Frozen berries

Mangos

Dades

Apples


Dry goods

Rice

Lentils

Oats

Chia seeds

Goji berries

Cacao nibs



Veggies and legumes

Spinach

Romain lettuce

Black beans

Kidney beans

Chickpeas

Avocado

Cucumber

Tomatos

Lemons

Zucchini

Sweet potatoes

White potatoes

Corn (frozen)

Peas (frozen)


Wets

Plant-based milk (my favorite is rice milk)

Tahin

Orange juice

Peanut butter



So these things are just my basic foods - I eat them every single day and they fuel my body all week. Of course, I use so many other foods and spices for recipes and special occasions.


I would also recommend you to get a blender and a foodprocessor (a lot of vegans recipes requires these)



You don't have to change everything in your kitchen at once, do it slow, one step of the time, and you'll start to realize how easy it is to live vegan. I highly recommend checking out some blogs/websites for inspiration, so you'll start to get a hand of vegan cooking.


Here are some great blogs/websites with vegan recipes:


Jamie Oliver

http://http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/category/special-diets/vegan/

Deliciously Ella

https://deliciouslyella.com/category/recipes/


The Happy Pear

https://thehappypear.ie/recipe/


Vanløse Blues

http://www.vanloseblues.dk/opskriftsindex/


Forks over knifes

https://www.forksoverknives.com/recipes/#gs.bGpNnlg


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I've always been interested in nutrition and I love cooking! Food is life and I enjojy treating my body with all the right nutrition it needs. Since going vegan, I've decided to eat a Whole-food plant-based diet. That might sound tricky but it's actually the simplest way of eating. I center my intake around whole, unrefined (or minimal refined) foods like: fruits, vegetables, tubers (potatoes), whole grains, and legumes.

In short, this basically means that I try to stay away from processed food (and obviously anything from an animal). A good example of this is oil. I only consume oil when I'm eating out because I much rather prefer getting my healthy fats from a whole-food (like avocado or the actual olive). I'm not a trained professional, I just eat what makes my body feel the best! There's many ways to eat vegan; raw vegan, the starch solution or even junk food vegan. Whatever floats your boat.


Here is an example of what I might eat in a day

The portion sizes may seem large but that's what is great about the vegan diet - it's low in saturated fat and cholesterol but high in vitamins and minerals. You get to eat as much as you desire without restrictions. That's why I thrive on this diet - I have a huge appetite and I love eating!


This image shows the difference in caloric density:

Breakfast

In the morning, I like to get a lot of fruits in! So during the summer I usually eat smoothie bowls (banans, mixed berries, pineapple, spinach). But if the wheather is cold and rainy I'll have a big bowl of oats with dates and blueberries.

Lunch

Lunch varies alot depending on where I am and what I'm doing. But here's an example of what I had today. Lettuce wraps with potatoes, tomatoes, spinach and avocado. SO simple but SO good.

Dinner

Dinner is always something warming and comfy! I make sure to get a lot of greens in but at the same time I'm usually craving something more creative and flavourfull. Like my thai curry or a classic "buddha bowl"

If im hungry inbetween meals, I'll snack on fruit, juices or dates. I also make sure to drink plenty of water (usually around 4 L a day) to stay hydrated and to keep things moving.

Take care of your body and mind through nutrition. You are what you eat.

So eat in abundance, eat living, colourful foods.


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I travelled a lot through Thailand a couple of years ago, and one of my favourite things about Thailand is definitely their cuisine! I'm such a fan of curry's, pad thai's and fried rice dishes because they're easy to make, healthy and you can always modify the recipes with just about any veggies you want


Thai Red Curry recipe

(replace any veggies as desired. This recipe makes for big batch)


250g mushrooms

2 cans coconut milk

2 red/yellow bell pepers (chopped)

2 cans bamboo shoots

2 red onions (chopped)

2 cloves garlic (chopped)

2-3 tbsp red curry paste

1-2 tbsp coconut sugar (or white sugar)

250g tofu (marinade in soy 20 min before use)

250g cherry tomatoes

coconut oil

1 chili (if you wan't it extra spicy)


- Start by heating up a large pan and add coconut oil, the red curry paste and onions

- Add the tofu and let it fry for a minute

- Add coconut milk and let it simmer for 5 min

- add all veggies and let is simmer for as long as desire (depends on how soft you want the veggies). I usually let is simmer under low heat for 20 min, while i prepare my rice

- Serve with rice and dress with any herb's desired (I love adding a squeeze of lime, basil, coriander and mint leaves)


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I loooooove dining out and Copenhagen is an amazing city to explore culinarily!

Here are my top 5 fav restaurants in Copenhagen (some are completely vegan and some just have vegan options)


1. California Kitchen

Nørrebrogade 12, 2200 København N

This insta-darling opened in Copenhagen just a year ago but have already become so popular. And I understand why! Delicious "bowl" food served at fair prices and in such a cute atmosphere (true Cali feeling)! My favorite is the "Super Bowl". California Kitchen also have many non-vegan options.



2. Souls

Melchiors Pl. 3, 2100 København Ø

"Eat like a you give a fork" at souls. This place serves 100% plant based food and they're completely environmental friendly. Yummy food and clear conscience? It's a win win.

My favourite is there their "Viking salad" and their "Pizza"



3. Papirøen / Copenhagen street food

Papirøen Hall 7/8


"Papirøen" is THE best place to spend a warm summer night with good friends. The vibe here is so cool and you're guaranteed to feel like a true "Copenhagener" here. There's definitely something to satisfy everone vegan or non-vegan.

My favourite is "Fala Fala" (yummy falafel dishes) and "Madeinitaly" (optional vegan pizza slices) and "Root food" (traditional vegan health food)

4. Greenburger

Frederiksborggade 26, 1360 København K

This vegan-favorite serves 100% plant based burgers with delicious greasy fries! I love their "Mexican Burger menu"! This is (almost) a zero guilt kinda burger and it will leave you feeling super satisfied in the healthiest way possible!

But if you are going out with non-vegans or you're still looking for a burger place where everyone can get exactly what they want, then check out "Halifax" or "Cocks and Cows". They have a vegan optional burgers which are soooo good! I love going out with friends and being able to eat vegan whithout being limited to certain restaurants...


5. Hope Bar

Larsbjørnsstræde 7, 1454 København K


I love this cozy little café! It's perfect for catching up with your best friend over a cup of coffee.

They change up their menu from time to time and they always impress with new delicious food! Very clean, vegan and raw options. I always get my smoothie bowls from Hope Bar.


These are just some of my favourite places (if we're talking vegan dining-out) but there are so many options in Copenhagen... Honourable mentions: "Bowl Market", "Hafnia", "42Raw", "Kalaset", "Foodie", "Green sushi" and so on! Don't be afraid that their won't be any options at non-vegan restaurants. "Sticks and Sushi" has vegan options - even "Maxx" has vegan options!  There'll always be something on the menu which is vegan or that you can ask to get made vegan! It is never an issue for me :) 


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I have such a sweet-tooth so I always need a healthy alternative around! These dade-balls are super easy to make and lasts up to 4 weeks in the fridge (if you don't eat them before that...). The recipe is by Deliciously Ella and they are my absolute go-to


Recipe

(Makes 15 – 20 balls, depending on size)

– 1 cup of dates

– 3/4 of a cup of almonds

– 3/4 of a cup of walnuts or any other nut

– 2 tablespoons of chia seeds

– 1 tablespoon of coconut oil

– 1 tablespoon of protein powder (optional)

– 1 tablespoon of raw cacao powder


Start by placing the almonds, walnuts and chia seeds in your food processor. Blend for 1 minute, until the a flour forms and the nuts have crumbled.

Then add the remaining ingredients. Blend for another minute until a stick dough forms.

Use your hands to roll the mixture into little balls, place in a bowl and store in the fridge.

Sometimes I add peanutbutter, dried fruits, coconut flakes or anything else I feel like!

The recipe is just a base recipie, so go nuts and add whatever you'd like


The date-ball are packed with energy, vitamins and nutrition (and are so satisfying)

ENJOY




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I have been following the vegan community on social media and youtube for many years... And I loved it! I felt truly inspired by the happiness, the abundance and the kind lifestyle all the vegan bloggers were living - but I never thought it could be me. I never thought I could become vegan because what would I eat? Where would I get my proteins from? What about dining out and family gatherings? All these things kept me from going vegan for many years...

I decided that it was time to make a change and try something different 

So over night, I became vegan and I decided to eat a plant based whole food diet.

 I have never felt healthier, happier or more energized. It bring me so much joy to be able to share this experience and hopefully inspire someone out there.


I could go on and on about why I am vegan, because I have done my research (I've pretty much read/seen every book, journal, movie, podcast and video out there). But if I have to simplify, I can break it down to 3 things...

Why am I vegan?

1. For the animals

I absolutely adore animals! And I do not wish to contribute to anymore harm, killing or death of any kind of animal. No matter the size, shape or species. I don't believe that there is such a thing as "Humane slaughtering"...

It's as simply as that.


2. For the planet

51% of greenhouse gas emissions are caused by animal agriculture. When land is used to raise animals instead of crops, water and soil are lost, trees are cut down to make land for grazing. Animal agriculture has such a devastating impact on our planet.


3. For my health

Vegan plant-based diets are rich in protein, iron, calcium and other essential vitamins and minerals. The sources of these nutrients are low in saturated fat, high in fibre and packed with antioxidants. 

Because of my job as a model, I have to stay in shape and lean all year round. I used to be very strict about my calorie intake (I didn't eat until I was full and I hardly ever ate "bad food" - and if I did I would feel guilty) which always left me feeling tired and deprived. I simply wasn't getting the nutrients my body needed to function...

But all that changed completely when I went vegan. 

I've never felt more energised, satisfied or "lighter" in my life. I don't have stomach aches or head aches anymore because I nourish my body with what it needs (and it's never been easier for me to maintain my weight, inspite of the fact that I eat until I'm satisfied and very full). No more retricting! 



These reasons are so simplified but I urge you to check out some of these documentaries and links, if you're interested in learning more about the vegan lifestyle


Environmental aspects: 

"Before the flood"

"Cowspiracy"


Animals aspects: 

"Earthlings"

http://freefromharm.org/why-vegan/ 


Health aspects:

"Forks over knifes"

"What the health"

Gary yourofsky:: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=es6U00LMmC4&t=801s 


If you are into vlogging, here are some great inspirational Youtubers

Ellen Fisher:

https://www.youtube.com/user/MangoIslandMamma1


Maddie Lymburner

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH7fZDHwZR7ww23A50R1ppA


Bonny Rebecca

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOu3SAozsyQyKE2wDAIJtdQ



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