Each month, I’ll share a themed playlist on Spotify. For July, I shared a summer playlist and this month I’m sharing my August Yoga Playlist. The playlist is a compilation of tracks I listen to for my own practice. I like to get a little bit of flow going so there’s a mix of both flowing and more calming songs including tracks by Bon Iver, MILCK, Fleurie, Freya Ridings, Xavier Rudd, Jai Wolf and Aquilo to name a few. I hope you’ll find your flow with this playlist, and feel free to come with suggestions of your favorite yoga music in the comments. And if you’re not into doing yoga, this list is great for when you just want to chill at home, or need to listen to something calming when you’re feeling a little stressed out or overworked. Whatever you use the August Yoga Playlist for, I hope you’ll love…

When the heat strikes like it has in Sweden this summer, I kind of just want to eat ice cream for breakfast lunch and dinner. And a lot of ice cream has been eaten, but I’ve been balancing it with other cool meals that are slightly more nutritiously dense, like smoothie bowls and nice cream. And, these lovely Raw Nice Cream Sandwiches! When I was and ice cream was on offer, I’d often select an ice cream sandwich. I loved the soft cookie with the smooth vanilla ice cream, such a treat! These raw nice cream sandwiches are reminiscent of those chilled treats I had as a kid. But they’re dairy free, vegan and made with simple and natural ingredients like dates, nuts and bananas. They’re also super fun to make and can be varied depending on what flavour of ice cream you prefer. I opted for nuts and chocolate…

I got a question on Instagram a couple weeks ago about my fitness routine and how I stay on track and motivated to keep it up. So, I thought I’d do a post about it. Here’s the question I got from Alli: “I’m curious what lil habits you do on a weekly basis to keep yourself inspired to stay on track in your fitness routine!” First of all, what does my fitness routine look like? My favorite type of exercise is strength training, so that’s what I do most often. I go to the gym almost every day but I put in a proper rest day once or twice a week depending on how my energy levels are and how my body feels. I’m a morning person, so I get up at 4.50am, which gives me some time to catch up on social media or read before I head to the gym.…

First off, let me give you a little bit of context, in case you’re reading the title like “What on earth is golden mylk?” Golden mylk, also known as turmeric latte, is – as the latter name for it suggests – a warm drink made with various spices, turmeric being the main one. Golden, because turmeric is yellow (gold), and mylk is a word for non-dairy milk alternatives, such as nut milk or oat milk, which is used when making golden mylk. So, now that we’ve got that little explanation out of the way. Let’s talk Golden Mylk Bliss Balls! I have rolled a lot of different types of bliss balls (or raw balls) in my days, as the avid health food experimenter that I am, but these are definitely my current favorite. These bliss balls are a golden shade of yellow thanks to turmeric, and just like the aforementioned drink,…

Sweet potatoes ya’ll. My love knows no bounds. I’ve mentioned a couple of times here and on the gram about my mission to find the best sweet potato fries. Whenever I’m at a restaurant and see sweet potato fries on the menu, I will order them. I simply must. More often than not, I’ve seen those three little words on the menu, got myself all pumped up for sweet potato fries and then been massively disappointed when I’m served a sad excuse for sweet potato fries. Most often what you’ll get is a pile of saggy, mushy wannabe fries that smush rather than crunch when you bite into them. I get it. It’s not an easy feat getting sweet potatoes to crunch. That’s just the way they roll, they go mushy and soft when they cook. But I’ve found a trick or two to prevent them from going all mashed potatoes…

I worry about the planet a lot. About global warming and the many extreme weather days and storms we’re experiencing that are proof of things moving very quickly, too quickly, in the wrong direction. This summer has been extremely and unusually warm in Sweden. We’ve not seen rain for weeks and there’s forest fires blaring across the country. Sweden is literally on fire. And while some people are throwing their hands in the air, lounging on the beach and loving the temperature, I’m here frustrated that we’re still not doing more. We’re still not getting it and we still have people claiming that global warming is a hoax. An all too common excuse for not doing more on an individual level is the naive conviction that one persons actions won’t make a difference. That simply is not true. How to live sustainably So, in an attempt to inspire you, I want to show…

Happy summer! We’re at the height of the summer, the temperatures are hot hot hot and the sun is shining. So what better than a Banana Bloom summer playlist to keep you feeling good all summer long. Whether you’re on the beach, doing yoga, lounging in the garden or stuck in the office, I hope this mix of jams will make you feel as soothed and good as they make me feel. Get the Banana Bloom Summer  Playlist here

Sometimes, you’ve had a busy day and are so hungry the only things reasonable is to have Vegan Pizza & Donuts for Dinner. We’d spent all afternoon touring the gorge waterfalls and arrived back in Portland city hungry for dinner. Thankfully, a quick search in google maps told us there was a popular pizza place nearby – that serve vegan pizza! So, without hesitation, we headed to Sizzle Pie for pizza. Sizzle Pie have several locations in Portland  and offer both “regular” and vegan pizzas on their menu. Pizzas are sold by the slice and I ordered two of the ones that were on offer the day we were there. They did not disappoint! Super tasty and the bread was deliciously crispy, just the way I like it. We also ordered a side of garlic knots with three dipping sauces – tomato, onion, and ranch – all vegan. After pizza,…

One of the things Portland, Oregon is famous for, is its abundance of beautiful nature – rivers, hiking trails, tall trees, and waterfalls! During our last day in the city, we joined a half day tour taking us on the Historic Columbia River Highway to The Gorge Waterfalls in Portland, OR. We headed out on a Saturday afternoon, picked up in Portland city by our super friendly guide in a mini bus and headed on our way! After some driving along the highway, we entered into the small town of Troutdale and onto the Historic Columbia River Highway, which is the first planned scenic roadway in the United States. All the way through, our tour guide was giving us all kinds of fun little tidbits of information about things we passed on the way. Heading along the Sandy River we first stopped at Crown Point or a quick visit to Vista House,…