Where do you get your protein bro??

Hi again..

I wanted to do a little post where I just answer the question I get the most when I tell people I’m eat a plant-based diet.

Where do you get your protein?

And the answer to this is very easy. I get my protein from the sources your «protein» gets their protein. Let me explain. Most protein comes from plants in the first place anyways, and the animal people eat are fed with these plants or gets it injected in them.

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This pic was taken just about three weeks after I went vegan..

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And this was taken just now, five months on a vegan diet. As do you muscles aren’t a problem.. haha

But you probably think I look too skinny, but as a figure skater I obviously need that.. But there are vegan bodybuilders and weight lifters out there like this guy..

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Soooo you see… There’s really 0 problems to build your body how you want on a vegan diet!!

If yo read the facts stated here. You’ll even see that the protein you get directly from plants are SOOOO much better for you. Cause when you get protein from broccoli, beans or spinach and all that goodness.. you only get other good things with it. When you get your protein generally from animals, you also get a bunch of saturated fat and high cholesterol.. Why would you give that to your body on a daily bases when you really don’t need to?

In doctor Michael Gregor’s book, «How not to die», he actually promotes only eating plant-based food, and he has beans as the most important food to add into your diet. The reason beans are the most important food to get into your diet is that it’s a huge source of protein, but you also get important nutrients that’s only in the plant kingdom, like fiber, folate and potassium. You really get the best of both worlds from beans!!

As you saw in my last post I used chia seeds in my oatmeal. Chia seeds are these little seeds that are filled up with all of the goodness your body needs. Protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals are just some of the things you get from these seeds. That’s why I include them in my breakfast every day!

Last, but not least are the thing most of you probably don’t wanna hear. Green leafed vegetables. Vegetables like broccoli, spinach and kale are also a very high in protein. In the book «How not to die» Dr. Gregor mentions broccoli more than any other food. This is really not a joke, but broccoli has been proven to prevent DNA damage and metastatic cancer spread. And a great source of PROTEIN.

I am really not a doctor. But I really think the book «How not to die» is a book everyone should get through.

With that I hope I answered everyones biggest concern in a good way, and that everyone understands that I’m far from being protein deficient 🙂

-S

 

Breakfast of champions.

Happy Sunday everyone.

It’s cold here in Norway, so when I have time in the morning (which I have most days), I love having a warm and tasty breakfast. Personally I’m a huge fan of oatmeal. The reason I love having it is because it fills me up for hours, I’m able to train really hard and not feel empty at all, and it tastes amazing!!

So I thought it was only right that my first recipe post would be an oatmeal one. And also, not only one, but my two favorite oatmeal recipes!

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If you are trying the «new year, new me» thing that we all pretend is gonna change our lives every year, than these recipes are perfect!

The base of all my oatmeals goes like this..

  1. 1dl water
  2. 1dl unsweetned almond milk
  3. 1dl oats
  4. 2Tbls chia seeds.

And then depending on the day I add different things into it. The first one I’m gonna share with you is the «carrot cake oatmeal». This one is inspired by Niomi Smart who’s a huge inspiration to me. I’ve changed up her recipe to how I like it.

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So we begin with the base. Then we add..

  1. 1tsp cinnamon
  2. 1tsp nutmeg
  3. 1tsp ginger powder
  4. 2Tblsp sweetner of choice.. (I like maple syrup or honey)
  5. Raisins.
  6. 1 grated carrot.

Add all of that with the base and let it cook until its warm..

Then I top it with whatever I’m feeling that specific day, but I love having some almonds or walnuts, flax seeds, coconut flakes, blueberries and bananas…

Just to let you know.. Having a carrot in your oatmeal tastes soooo much better and it sounds, and it’s also super good for you!

The second oatmeal recipe is something I came up with myself. I love apple and cinnamon – anything, so I decided to make an «apple pie oatmeal».

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Let’s Just begin with the same base, and add in:

  1. 1 tsp cinnamon
  2. 1 tsp ginger powder
  3. 1/2 an apple, garted
  4. 1/2 apple, cut into pieces
  5. 1 banana
  6. A bunch of rasisns
  7. Sweetner of choice (honey or maple syrup)

Then again, I mix all that with the base and let it cook, just like last time.

And top it with whatever you’d like.

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And WALLAH, there you have the my two favorite oatmeal recipes. I hope you guys will try them, and get back to me with what you think!

I just have to explain the pictures.. I made both these recipes for my family, so that’s why it looks sooo much more than the recipe 🙂

See ya,

-S

 

The very beginning..

Hello, and happy new year to you all.

As some of you might know I have been blogging in the past, but ended it, and now I’m taking it up again..

If you don’t know who I am, you can read about that in the here.

But I wanna get straight to the reason why I’ve started blogging (again).

If you know who I am or follow me on Instagram you have probably realized that I’m very into food, and more specific, healthy food. I have been interested in it for a while, and I’ve learned a lot the past year. I have been reading books, listening to podcasts, watching videos and having conversations about health choices and food , and I have decided to share my journey with all of you guys.

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So let’s get to it.. I went «plant-based» better known as «vegan» about five months ago, and I’ve have been noticing big and important changes to my life quality in general. I have more energy than ever, I sleep better, I train better, I’m generally happier, I haven’t been sick once and I feel proud of what I’m doing.

I don’t wanna tell anyone that what they’re doing is wrong, or what I’m doing is right. I simply wanna share what I do, and hopefully inspire others to try the same. If anyone have questions I’m glad to answer and try to help by the best of my ability. I’m definitely not a nutritionist, and I don’t wanna come across as someone who thinks he know’s everything, but I’m gonna share my experiences with the different subjects we come across.

Let’s learn from each other!!

I really hope you wanna continue this journey with me, and let me know if you have anything you want me to blog about!

Talk to you soon..

-S