I lived in Denmark for 8 years and one of the things I miss about living there, among many other things are Danish Rum balls!!! Rum balls are a truffle-like confection, flavored with chocolate and rum.
Danes are known for their pastry. And one of their oh so tasty, but oh so unhealthy treats are Rum Balls which are made out of leftover pastry, with added cacao and rum essence.
But there is an alternative, to this sinfully delicious treat. There is even a very good organic bakery in Copenhagen, which makes delicious and a little more healthy rum balls. Every time I wanted a treat I would go there.
And now, living in the states, every now and then I crave these delicious rum balls, so the other day I decided to experiment and try to see if I could make my own version. They turned out delicious! Just the way I wanted them.
Here is the Rum Ball recipe: Continue reading
One of the most popular dishes in our house is Guacamole. We love it as an appetizer, as a dip with food or as a snack. We usually have it at least once a week. And sometimes if we come late home, I make a big portion and that will be our dinner along with some veggies such as carrots or celery and maybe some corn chips (non GMO). It takes less then 5 min to prepare and just tastes SO Yummy… And don´t be afraid of the fat in avocado, remember it´s good quality fat.
Guacamole: Continue reading
Don´t you just love Sunday mornings? There is something to be said for consciously making Sunday a day of rest regardless of your religious belief….our minds and bodies need a day off. I really enjoy our Sunday mornings, we usually make a brunch. We usually have scrambled eggs or a veggie omelet. And we always make fresh vegetable/fruit juice to go with our eggs.
After watching the movie, “Fat ,Sick and Nearly Dead” (you should see it!!!) my husband went online and bought a juicer. We make juice several times a week, and we love it.
The juice we had today was: Continue reading
I really enjoy running, however that was not the case when I was so overweight, just the thought of walking a long distance would make me groan.
I just finished a 7.5 K run and I feel so alive and refreshed right now. Nothing in the world could bother me. So right now I have what is called the “runners high”. Do you know what causes runners high? Well For decades, endorphins have hogged the credit for producing “runner’s high,” that fleeting sense of euphoria and calm that many people experienc after an intense workout. You often hear people say “ah, my endorphins are kicking in”. But it is actually not endorphins that cause this feeling of bliss.
It is actually something else that is very interesting. Continue reading
Who doesn´t like a little sweet treat during the weekend? I know I do. Realize you can eat healthy and still satisfy your sweet tooth
Here is a great healthy recipe you can make this weekend. It´s a very rich and savory raw chocolate nut cake. I love making raw cakes. I am not a raw foodist, but I try to eat raw and fresh as much as I possibly can. And with raw cakes, it´s so easy. So usually when I make treats, I make them raw. Raw treats are both more nutritious and take less preparation time. Win win!
Here is a delicious raw cake that you can enjoy guilt free this weekend. Continue reading
Now that the weather is getting warmer, it’s time to spring clean!!! My husband and I spent last weekend spring cleaning our house and garden, and it feels AMAZING knowing everything is in its right place, and there is nothing in our house that we don´t need or want.
Your home is not the only thing that needs a spring cleaning. How about spring-cleaning your diet to increase your vitality?
Here are my 3 tips you can use to spring clean your diet: Continue reading
It was such a wonderful weather this weekend that I just had to eat dinner outside. And I had an urge for something really tasty such as a fresh summer salad! Continue reading
I have written before about my love of chia seeds. They are such a great super food and you can use them in so many different ways. Today I made a healthy sweet treat with them.
You will notice that I use coconut oil in this recipe. As with many oils, there is a big confusion about coconut oil. Many people are afraid of using it, because it has the “bad fat,” i.e., saturated fat. But, differing from other highly saturated fats, coconut oil is mostly made up of medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs). Why is that important? Well let me explain. Fats are classified as short-, medium- or long-chain based on the number of carbon molecules they contain. Nearly two-thirds of the saturated fat in coconut oil consists of medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs).
Long-chain fatty acids must be emulsified by bile salts in the small intestine before they can be absorbed into our body. Short- and medium-chain fatty acids, such as those in coconut oil, are absorbed directly through the portal vein to the liver, where they are immediately available as energy to the body.
So, in other words, most of the saturated fat in coconut oil is very easily digested and converted into quick energy. And therefor less likely to cause weight gain because they are immediately used by the body and have less opportunity to be stored.
Coconut oil has a lot of other good qualities: It has antibacterial properties, It is rich in tocotrienols (vitamin E, witch is an antioxidant), and because of the high amounts of saturated fat, it is stable for cooking. So it is a great choice, if you want to cook with oil. You can also use it as a body lotion on your body, (it smells wonderfully) or even to clean make up of your face!
But now let´s eat it! You can easily enjoy this delicious healthy Chocolate-Coconut Chia Seed treat
Serves 1 – 2, depending on how hungry you are
Ingredients: Continue reading