September & October Goals


I haven’t done one of these in a while but since making goals are my life, I wanted to share a few new ones that I want to achieve at the end of October.

  1. Make an aftermovie: I went on a road trip to the West (coast) of the USA and I filmed a lot with Francis’ Gopro. Since I haven’t made that much pictures, I want to make an aftermovie as a memory of this incredible trip.
  2. Read ‘The Little Book of Mindfulness’: I bought this book in Urban Outfitters. It immediately got my attention because I love being mindful about things. It helps me to get relaxed instead of stressed. I would even like to write about things that I’ve read and that I use or do in my daily life routine.
  3. Train for ‘my’ half marathon: A few weeks ago I ran 15K for the first time. I did it in 1h27min which I feel is a great time. Afterwards I felt so excited about the distance I ran. I felt like my body was capable to run even more so I set a new goal. At the end of November I want to run 21k or half of a marathon. I’ll keep you updated every now and then.
  4. Cut out soda: When I was in America, I didn’t drink any soda at all. I hope I keep on remaining this good habit.
  5. Buy new clothes for my autumn/winter wardrobe: I literally don’t have autumn or winter clothes. I’m thinking about going for a lot of dresses this year because I love how easy it is to put on. Also, I want to get a new pair of long leather boots. What about writing a post with styles I like?

Enjoy your Sunday
Margot

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Juice It Up! #FFS


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I have to admit something, I love juicing. It feel so refreshed after drinking a glass of juice. Of course, I make it myself because the store-bought juice is filled with sugar and bad ingredients.

I thought it would be fun to share one of my favorite juices. Basically, you just have to juice all these ingredient. It’s really up to you how much of a certain veggie or fruit you use. Let’s start!
Ingredients :
2 big tomatoes – 1/3 cucumber – 1 lemon – 1 apple – ginger (to taste)

This juice is packed with vitamins. You’re very hydrated afterwards which makes this a good juice for spring/summer. It’s also good for your digestion and skin.

IMG_2099I also recommend you to make your own lemonade. It’s so incredibly delicious. You just need 3/4 of a glass filled with freshly squeezed lemon juice (but you can also use grapefruit juice for example). Then add a little bit cold water to thin it out and a few stevia drops to make it a little bit less sour. That’s all you need and I promise you…you will love it!

Oh and I totally realize that my arm looks yellow in the picture. Don’t mind, it’s just the light that’s doing weird.

Margot

 

 

Fit for Summer


Dear reader

First of all I want you to wish a very happy Easter. I hope you have a great day. This post will be a little different. I won’t do a ‘My Week on Instagram’ because I don’t really have pictures of my week. Instead, I’m going to start a new series : Fit for Summer or #FFS.

10c7066812a3ad759b847efc8b0d504dFirst things first : I’m so excited to tell you about this road trip I’m going to make with my cousin this summer. We are going to do the West Coast of the USA, one of my biggest dreams ever! The West Coast has a lot of canyons and national parks. That means that I will have to be very fit because we will do a lot of hikes. It will be very hot in the places where we will go so I need to be in the perfect body condition.

Yesterday, I came up with the idea to share my journey with you. Every week, I will post something different. This week I’ll start with running.

I’m going to start running again. I have times that I will run four times a week but I also have times that I won’t run for like weeks in a row. A routine is necessary to keep up with it.

  • I’ll try to run at least 3 times a week, 4 times would be even better.
  • I’ll start with running an average speed. The longer I can run, the better.
  • I’ll run outside but only where there are good running tracks and also on the treadmill.

Today I did my first run. I went to my favorite place to walk. I think it’s very important for your knees to run on a good running track. The one I did had wood chips and gravel. I did a 35 minute run which was perfect. I ended by walking to get my heart rate down. Then I did some stretching which is really important.

I hope you enjoyed my first ‘fit for summer’. Would you like to know something specific about me. Let me know!

Margot

Spelt Rasberry Muffins


c37380b0bbe711e3883d0002c99a60be_8Yesterday, it was my 19th birthday. I wanted to make something festive but still good for you. I had been eyeing a blogger (I’ll link her below) for a while now and when she blogged about these spelt rasberry muffins, I knew I wanted to make them. They are sugar free, gluten free and dairy free (if you use a dairy free milk of course). I had all the ingredients in my house, except for the almond milk. I used regular milk instead.

I started and contrary to what I thought, I took me not even 10 minutes to make the dough. I tasted it and I found it pretty tasty. However, the baked muffins dissapointed a little bit. I thought they would have the same texture as a regular muffin but they didn’t. They had more the texture of bread pudding. I also didn’t really like the rasberries in it because they were too predominant in the muffin. In my opinion, I would serve them for breakfast and not as a dessert. They were good though. It just wasn’t as good as I thought they would be.

You can find the recipe here : http://www.ilovehealth.nl/frambozen-speltmuffins/

Maybe you like them better!

Margot

New In : Bio Shop Foods


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Recently I did some groceries in my local bio shop. I wanted to do this for a long time but because it’s so expensive, I hesitated. This Tuesday I said to myself ‘Whatever, just do this’ and I stepped in the shop. This is what I got :

  1. Coconut oil : I had this before and let me tell you, this product has many benefits. It’s good for the skin; you can use it as a eye make up remover; it’s a good replacement for butter, … I paid less than 7 euros for 500gr which is a pretty good deal.
  2. Sugar free muesli : Muesli is that sort of product that looks healthy but actually isn’t. It’s packed with sugar most of the times. The one I bought, isn’t. I’m definitely going to use this for my breakfast parfaits.
  3. Almond butter : Heaven in a jar! The only ingredient are almonds. Very good product to use as a spread on a cracker before hitting the gym.
  4. Spelt flour : I read that this is the best flour you can find. I can’t wait to use it for recipes.
  5. Stevia chocolate : Not healthy but sugar free. That’s one step forward, right?

Have you ever used one of these products before? Did you like it?

Margot

 

Lemon Ginger Cookie


IMG_1615I believe that I got this recipe from ‘Blogilates’ a few months ago but I never really posted my take on it. Well now I can finally introduce you my lemon ginger cookies. They are easy, quick and very tasty.

Ingredients (2 big cookies) :
1 ripe banana – 50gr oats – 1 tbsp honey + extra – 1 to 2 tbsp lemon juice – a dash of ginger powder

Preheat the oven to 220°. Mix all the ingredients together and form two cookies on a baking sheet. I used a cookie cutter to make two even ones. Place your baking plate in the oven for 10 to 20 minutes (check them regularly because every oven is different). Let the cookies cool off for a few minutes and drizzle some extra honey over them.

Margot

*I also made them with cinnamon instead of the lemon juice and ginger powder. I preferred this one on rather colder days.

Tortilla Parmesan Crusted Fish


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Ingredients fish :
3 cod fillets – tortilla chips – grated parmesan cheese – 1 tsp garlic powder – pepper & a dash of chili powder – olive oil

Preheat the oven to 180°. Pulse the tortilla chips with the grated parmesan cheese, garlic powder, pepper and chili powder in a food processor. You can use as much tortilla chips and parmesan cheese as you like. Then, dry your fish with some paper towel and brush the cod fillets with the olive oil. Put your mixture of cheese and tortilla chips on top and put it in the oven for half an hour.

Ingredients Guacamole :
2 small avocados – 7 to 10 cherry tomatoes –  1/2 lemon or lime juice – 1 tsp garlic powder or 1 garlic clove, pressed – a dash of chili powder – salt & pepper

Mix the avocados with the lemon or lime juice, the garlic and chili powder and the salt and pepper. Then stir in the thinly chopped tomatoes.

Ingredients Spinach :
Spinach – 1 to 2 tbsp olive oil – nutmeg, salt & pepper
In a sauce pan, heat the olive oil. Then add the spinach and let it sit until it is reduced. Season with nutmeg, a little salt and pepper.