Açaí bowl

I am in love with this greatness. 

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Do like this: 

• Put your frozen açaí (or 2tbs of açaí powder)  into your mixer

• add banana and your choice of nut milk or oat milk if you like (I myself like coconut milk)

• if you want to sweeten it you can add honey or dates (I don’t sweeten it, but do as you prefer) 

• pour your açaí smoothie into a bowl, and add the toppings of your choice. 

 

 

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Banana Chips

I love to experiment with different foods and lately I been hooked on diy, creating things from scratch.  Last night I dried bananas to top my açaí bowl the following morning. Best one so far by the way(I will share the recipe on another post) 

Any how, back to the banana chips. 

 

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Do this: 

• Start by turning on the oven to 125-150 Celsius or around 260 Fahrenheit  

• Slice the banana into thin slices

•  Place the sliced banana on bake sheet with bake paper

 

 

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 • Place the bake sheet in the oven for about 1,5 h

for best result keep oven ajar (slightly open to let the heat out)

 

Great as snacks, mixed with your granola or as topping on your smoothie / açaí bowl.  

 

Enjoy 🍌🍃🌿 

A h i m s a

Ahimsa is the first of the Yamas (do’s) and the meaning of the word is translated into non-violence. 

To me yoga is the journey from the mind into the body or others might say to the heart. It’s been a journey of thinking less and experiencing more. It’s been a go to in all aspects of my life, and the world of yoga is so vast. In the beginning it was a scary world to enter, trust me, the ego really pulled all the tricks it knew to avoid entering this unknown world filled with possibility. Almost two years ago I started my first yoga teacher training, and my world was turned up side down. 

This time around it has given me great confidence in myself. I am now ready to practice unconditional love, understanding and compassion, not only towards others but to myself. Everything start with thyself. 

Two years ago when I started to grasp the fact that we are the creators of our own reality, I was filled with confusion.  

As I looked closer at myself and the life I believed I had, I was able to be loving in what I found painful to see. Instead of being judgmental I was compassionate. I listened to myself, I held myself I started to love myself. 

Today, Ahimsa, is a reminder of being kind towards yourself so that you can spread that loving energy out into the world. 

I found a quote when I googled Ahimsa, and it really stood out to me.  ”Peace in oneself, peace in the world”. 

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For the past couple of days I’ve been putting a lot of focus into this topic, and through out the rest of the month this will be my theme.

As I spend more time with this I will share more of my experience and thoughts.

Day 13 (28 day cleanse)

I have been struggling these past couple of days, and lots of emotions have been brought up to the surface. I have been feeling feelings of failure and been somewhat critical towards myself because I haven’t been able to stick to the diet 100%. But I remind myself that each day comes with the opportunity to start again.  

Even though I feel this way at times I also see the upside of it. It shows me where I have to heal and therefore I can bring my attention to these parts of me. I can shed light upon the parts that I have been keeping in the dark for so long. 

This cleanse have allowed me to face myself in honesty once again. Seeing where I stand now, and I am now reclaiming my power. 

Today I meditated for the first time in a while, and it came to my attention that I have been chasing something that I don’t really feel good in. I noticed how my thoughts over and over again came back to one thing. And this thing was social media. I know that I want to share my journey, but I also want to be present during it. So the main goal isn’t to share it, but to experience it, and I feel like I lost that focus. I focused so much on sharing things on Instagram and then I started feeling anxious, because I didn’t feel like I was being true to myself. 

Social media can be addictive, and I got so caught up in it that I forgot to give myself love during these challenging times.  

Today during meditation it appeared to me that I am now heading a different direction then what I aimed for. So I take this time to recollect myself and my focus. Once again taking a couple of steps back.  

 

Trust

Turning my focus inwards have allowed me to ground myself in my experience. The feeling of digging deeper and deeper now excites me rather than frightens me. Because in the beginning it was hard to even face myself. The most important thing to me, is to trust in the higher power. Trusting my journey. 

2018

 

 

So where do start?

Yea, life has been hectic after Christmas and all of that noise, even though I find it lovely to spend time with loved ones, I also value my alone time a whole lot.

Spending time with people sometimes have me end up outside of myself. I get caught up and slowly drift from myself. I forget to fill my cup, and soon I would be drained. Then I become a snail in its shell. I turn inwards to find myself again. I go into my cocoon to shower myself with love, and now I recover in no time.

I am learning to hear my own needs while around others and taking the space I need. This year I open up to receiving the courage and confidence to be me, always, no matter what. I am learning to feel worthy, because I know I am worthy. I deserve, what ever my heart desires.

It's happening

So I am officially 11 days over due, and I am finally having contractions! Yaaay.

 

On Monday I went to see my midwife and due to leakage I was sent to the hospital to examine if the water had broke. But it was a false alarm, apparently it was just discharge in a very watery form, which is common before labor starts. 

 

I was patiently waiting for labor to kick in, but nothing was happening. Yesterday I noticed a change in the color of the discharge. It went from this see through watery liquid to a pinkish color and a bit thicker in the texture. This is a sign that the cervix is ripening, and it wasn't long until I started having contractions. 

 

Ive been up all night, clocking contractions. Since two am they have been consistent, 10 minutes apart. Then it was a while when they were about 20 minutes apart around 7am this morning. Now I am having two contractions in 7 minutes and the clock is 1:40pm. I'm gonna continue clocking for a while and then head in to the hospital.  

 

I am so excited. This is it, we are finally meeting our baby girl! 

Pregnancy; 6 days overdue

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I am feeling a bit stressed. Phone calls are coming in, people are curious asking if she arrived. I feel blessed to have people care about us and our baby girl, but I am also a bit frustrated over the situation. I am trying to relax and not get to worked up, but I just can't wait to meet my baby.  

I am seriously thinking about going hiding underneath a rock somewhere and not come out to show my face until this little one has decided to enter this world. 

But I guess I'm being a bit dramatic. Instead I'll kick my feet up, have some good food and watch movies.  

Tomorrow I am going to see the midwife, hopefully that will bring me some peace.