Green Smoothie Recipe

Lately I`ve been super into green smoothies. And I know that there are a lot of variations of them out there, but i wanted to share my recipe with you and also write about some of the health benefits of this smoothie. You know that I`m a sucker for food (and drinks) that meet on that sweet spot in the middle of the healthy and delicious venn-diagram.

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This recipe is my adaptation of model and youtuber, Alexandria Morgan`s and you can find hers here.  So without further ado, here is my green smoothie.

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General and health based benefits:

Spinach:

  • Vitamin K and calcium for bone health
  • Vitamin A, vitamin C and iron for healthy skin and hair (aka aesthetics, jot that down)
  • Low calories, high satisfaction
  • Magnesium for cardiovascular health

Bananas:

  • slow releasing energy
  • good for rebalencing electrolytes
  • great pre workout food
  • lots of fiber
  • makes the smoothie booth sweet and extra nutritious

Ginger root:

  • Adds some great spiciness to the smoothie
  • Helps digestion
  • Reduces nausea (seriously the best cure for hangovers)
  • Reduce menstrual pain
  • Help fighting the cold or flu

And the berries will obviously depend on which you use, but in general, low in calories and high in nutrients. For optimal health I would recommend throwing in some blueberries though. You know the hype.

 

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Three of the day #11

Don’t think that my long break from blogging means that I’ve forgotten about my three of the days, because it definitely does not. I think this might be my first summer- 3ad ever, so hopefully I won’t let you down! Haha.

Advice of the day:

Take advantage of the sun! The weather has been really on and of this summer, but lately it’s been generally good. So my advice is to take advantage of this. Go to the beach, or just read in the sun in your garden. Or take a page right out of my book and take a few selfies in the best lighting there is, natural light! There are endless things to do outside when you’re not half-freezing to death (I live in Norway, so I’d know). Bonus tip: Get a new pair of sunglasses and take some cool pics while you’re at it 😉 

Motovation  of the day:

Since a lot of us are out on summer break, I don’t really know how much motovation is needed, but just incase your feeling down or not on break, we’re doing this right now, haha. Okay, so there are a lot of cool things going on right now, right? The sun, concerts, everyone bubbling of joy while daydreaming about the vacations. But what’s the best thing going on atm, you ask? Sales! June is the designated sales month of the season, and I personally, am here for it, and so should you be. So go out and see how much you can get for how little or buy something you’ve always wanted. June-shopping works for every budget! But if you really don’t have any money to spare right know, go outside and soak up some vitamin D. Free and guaranteed too make you feel great! 

Fashion tip of the day:

Honestly, you can’t go wrong with a bikini top and high waisted jeans or shorts for your lounging, beaching (coming for you oxford dictionary 2018) or basically any other outdoor vacation stuff. Just bring along a t-shirt to throw on before entering a store. 

Have a great day! 

Happy Summer!

Hi guys!

 

It`s been a while since my last post. Honestly I`ve just been so busy with school and all. I have literally never had any more schoolwork than I did this year, and the last few weeks they just kept pilling on work `till the point where we basically didn’t have time to sleep, ha-ha. And obviously I could have thrown in a couple of posts here and there, but I didn`t feel like I was in the right mind space to blog because of all the stress, and I don`t really want to half ass it as a really do care about my blog.

So now that it`s finally summer, I am ready to plunge back into the world of blogging! I have so much to update you on, as well as plans and projects for this summer break that I am just so ready to start. I even made a new Instagram to mark this new beginning, and I will be putting it up on my blog as soon as I have posted a few things on there.

I am super excited about this summer and I am super excited about blogging again. I hope you all get to do what you want to do this holiday, whether it is travel, work on a special project, party, read or just relax and sleep `till noon. Maybe even all of it! I hope you have a wonderful time 🙂 

Happy summer!


^^Me in summer mode haha. 

My swim suit wish-list <3

“Zoë, it`s to early to start thinking about swimsuits”.

“Oh, what`s that? I can`t hear you over the sound of all these amazingly adorable swimsuits!”

(As always click the image to be directed to the site).

Urban Outfitters:

 

Zalando:

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Three of the day! #5

Summer is in the air, literally, and it is only appropriate that I have my little tips and tricks written accordingly for today’s three of the day. I will go over what to do for those insanely hot days, and what to do for the cold summer nights that we all know too well. Unfortunately, there is nothing I can do about the mosquitoes. So, in the undying word of Steve Stifler “just take it slow, and let the good times roll”

 

Advice of the day

Prepare for summer. Write all of your lists. Your to do lists, your bucket list for the summer and your shopping list. Organize, but also leave A LOT of room for just being spontaneous. But don’t end your preparations there.  Decide what popsicles or poptails to make. Buy your swimwear. Find what Netflix shows you are going to binge watch. Because let us be honest here. No matter how much you love the sun and how many plans you have, you will spend hours under the blanket watching Netflix. So why not have a plan? Right? Plan to have fun. And remember, plan to relax.

Motivation of the day

You did it. No matter if you just finished a semester or another year of work or self-care, you did it. Now you can finally relax and just give yourself a pat on the shoulder, because you my friend, are a motherfucking champion. Every year we stress and stress and stress. We write papers, take customer complaints, try to stay healthy, do our personal projects and take care of our houses, families and to some degree our selves. But now is the time to look at the back of that list. I know that most of us, and me especially, work more on accomplishing than just being and relaxing. So know is the time to put all your competitiveness to the side and just relax.

Fashion tip of the day

The summer has this annoying tendency to be a little too hot in the day and a little bit to cold in the night. How do we solve this unfair #struggle? Ponchoes and capes of course. No, I am not talking about the horrible circus tent Betty wore in the pilot Ugly Betty. I`m talking about the Wilhelmina worthy capes you find these days and that I`ve personally acquired a couple of myself this year. You can get them in any color or shape. And also any material. So we have the chill, over bikini ponchos and the keep-warm-while-looking-stylish capes. Here are a couple examples.  The first of which I have myself.

cape

https://www.zalando.no/only-onltinka-cape-cloud-dancer-on351g01n-a11.html

cape2

https://www.zalando.no/even-odd-cape-navy-red-white-ev451ga1s-k11.html 

cape3

https://www.zalando.no/lauren-ralph-lauren-carlotta-cape-white-l4251g021-a11.html