Traditional Icelandic Rye-bread: ”Rúgbrauð”

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Since becoming vegan I always thought I would never be able to have a slice of this bread that my grandma makes and it didn’t even occur to me to try and ”veganize” it. But after a year of no rye-bread, I gave up and decided to give it a go and here’s the finished product!

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Makes one big loaf:

3 cups rye wheat

3 cups whole wheat (flour)

250gr brown sugar

3 cups coconut milk

100-250ml water

1 tsp salt

2 and 1/2 tsp baking soda

Mix everything together in a large bowl.

Spray your bread baking tray well with oil or use baking paper.

Pour the batter in and bake at 100°C for 12 hours (over night)

Enjoy warm with a cup of tea and vegan butter.

This bread is sweet but at the same time it isn’t. It’s a great afternoon snack / meal. If you can’t finish the whole batch, throw it in the freezer and defrost it in the microwave when you want to enjoy a slice!

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Vegan, raw and gluten-free NUTELLA??

So this happened.

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yes.

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I know.

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Amazing.

Here’s what you’ll need:

One pack of silken tofu (350gr / 12,3 oz)

1/2 cups dates

1/2 cup coconut sugar

3-6 tbsp Cacao powder (RAW)

1 cup hazelnuts

1 tsp coconut oil

2 tsp vanilla essence

pinch of salt

a few tbsp water

How:

Start by processing your hazelnuts, salt and coconut oil in the food processor and blend until it has no chunks in it.

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Add in the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.

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Now enjoy on a toast or just straight from the jar! (That’s what I did..)

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you can store this in the fridge for a week or so.

Simple meals: Peanut pasta

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This is my go-to recipe if I crave something creamy, salty and peanut-y. Trust me, this is amazing. Not only does it taste good but also the macros for one serving is on point: Kcal: 427 – Carbs: 22gr – Fat: 5gr – Protein: 47gr – Fiber: 20 – Sugar: 14gr

So if you need to get some protein in or you’re following the low-carb-lifestyle (which I do not recommend though) or you just want something tasty, then this is the dish for you!

Peanut pasta for two

  • One pack (200gr) of Soy bean fettuccine from A La Eco
  • 2tbsp of Natural Peanutbutter
  • 2tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 2tbsp Tamari Sauce
  1. Put your ”pasta” into boiling water for 5-10 minutes or untill soft, rinse.
  2. Stir your remaining ingredients together in a small bowl or cup until you’ve reached a thick consistency.
  3. Put your ”pasta” and the sauce into a pot and stir.
  4. The sauce should melt and therefore blend well with your pasta.
  5.  Serve with a side salad and perhaps top with some pistachios.
  6. Enjoy.

 

 

 

Lean and green breakfast smoothie!

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This smoothie of goodness will get you full and ready for the day, packet with vitamins and all that good stuff.

for one smoothie:

  • One hand full of frozen kale (can sub for spinach)
  • 1 banana
  • 2 cups frozen mango chunks
  • 2 kiwis
  • 250ml coconut water (can sub for water)

Just toss it in your blender and blend until smooth, I topped it with cinnamon but it would also be perfect with coconut flakes!

Have a good day!

 

JUNE FAVORITES

I really wanted to share with you guys some foods and stuff that I’ve been using a lot lately and loving!

sun-warrior-rice-protein-chocolate-powder-1000-g-22461-0059-16422-1-productbigSun warriors classic raw vegan chocolate protein:

I’ve never really liked the taste of protein powder but this one is different. I find it actually really good in my breakfast smoothie or just blended in ”milk or even water! I think Sun Warrior just really hit home run with this powder, cheers to them!

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Bike rides:

I’m really into running but there’s just something about waking up at 6 a.m and going out on a bike ride. I feel like I see the world in a different perspective and it makes me happy. I live in the country so when I bike I always go past sheep or horses and it’s so wonderful to just stop and look at these beautiful animals and maybe even feed them some grass if they want me to. When I’m too tired to run in the mornings biking is also a good choice because I still get in my morning cardio and I will feel a thousand times better than if I would have just slept for an hour more. If you haven’t made a habit out of biking yet, you should.

F0013Medjool dates:

Did anyone else get super excited just now? Just me? ok.

I always used to buy my dates in bags and I was always so frustrated with how dry the dates would be and un-caramel like so I guess you can say that my life changed for the better when I tried medjool dates for the first time. Now I only buy in boxes, I wish I would’ve realized how much better quality the dates in boxes are compared to the ones in bags.

14385_83261_900px51398.15.jpg.51398.15E.L.F’s BB Cream:

I bought this bb cream last month and I can honestly say it is the best one I’ve tried! It blends perfectly with my skin and color and makes my face look flawless! Also I don’t feel like it gives me a ”fake-look”, it looks natural. E.L.F is a cheap cosmetic brand that does not test on animals, I really hope everyone will check them out the next time they’re in the need for cosmetics because it is important to stay away from brands that test on animals.

sojabonspasta_0.högerspaltA la Eco soya bean pasta:

This.is.so.good.you.don’t.even.know.

This + 1tbsp PB + 2 tbsp soy sauce and 1 tbsp tamari = heaven.

Who says vegans don’t get protein? this thing right here: 50gr of protein in one serving. Yub.

You should really try this. Seriously.

 

do it.

 

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My favorite butt blasting exercise:

This one really hits the spot every time. If you haven’t tried it yet go do it! try 4-5 sets of 15-20 repetitions.

If you’re interested I’ve made a special Booty-training plan (a month) you can check it out here.

 

 

Until next time,

-Áslaug

 

Tomato basil protein soup

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I made this soup a few days ago and it really hit the spot, it’s super simple and super tasty.

500ml tomato juice
1 tbsp dried basil
100gr pinto beans, soaked in water and rinsed. (Lentils would taste good too)
1 tsp tomato paste

Put everything in a pot and boil untill you can squeeze the beans between your fingers.
Pour your soup into a food processor and process it untill the beans are all a part of the mixture.
Enjoy with vegan parmesan and fresh basil.

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Vegan french chocolate cake

So yesterday was a busy day in the kitchen, making new recipes and such. And I came up with this!

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Yes?

 

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mmm?

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Excited yet?

You should be.

  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 200gr dark chocolate
  • 4 tsp egg replacer (or flax egg, about 4 eggs)
  • 1 small banana (mashed)
  • 100gr coconut sugar
  • 100gr xythol (or 100gr more of the coconut sugar)
  • 100gr wheat (fiber fin, almond, coconut etc.)
  1. Preheat your oven to 175°C (350°F)
  2. Melt the oil and the chocolate together in a small pot, be sure not to burn it!
  3. Mix the remaining ingredients, except the wheat, together in a bowl or in a mixer.
  4. Slowly mix the wheat into your dry mixture.
  5. Add your chocolate oil in and mix it together on high speed for a couple of minutes, until it’s smooth and creamy.
  6. Put in the oven for around 40 minutes and then in the fridge for 20.
  7. You can put frosting on your cake but I don’t think it is necessary even though it has frosting on my pictures, the cake is sweet enough already but I do recommend whipping up some vegan cream..
  8. Enjoy.

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Protein fluffie!

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Since my cutting began I’ve had to up my protein intake a bit so this is something I’m eating almost everyday and believe me, it’s tasty, fruity and colorful! Try it!

50ml soy milk

1 spoon sun warrior vanilla protein (classic blend)

frozen berries (I never measure it, lol)

1/4 tsp Xanthan gum

Put everything in a mixer and whip until it’s all fluffy and good!

Starting on a cutting program

As some of you might know, I’m competing in bikini fitness in november later this year. Since my coach has no experience as to veganism, I decided to make my own diet program and so far it’s been great! I knew how the macros are supposed to line up and I actually know something about nutrition and what is good for my body and my digestion. So right now I have 3 days all planned out for me to repeat for a month or so. I’ve been on my diet program for a week or so and I’ve already lost about 1kg! That’s a lot for a week since I’m also doing weight lifting!

I thought that cutting would include me eating less food but boy was I wrong! I had to make some changes with the calorie amount since I was so full after each meal that I didn’t even get hungry until like 5 hours later haha! I’m eating up to 1800 calories a day and when I think of it I don’t think I even ate that much food before cutting but I’m still losing weight which proves how low calorie intake doesn’t help you in the long run.

I feel good and energized on this diet and I’m just about too add a day in so I can repeat 4 days, instead of 3!

Stay tuned 🙂

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(You can email me: aslauggudny@yahoo.com if you need help with your diet and nutrition)