Vegan for the future

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Did you know that we physically will not have enough food on this planet to feed the 10 billion projected people on earth by 2050 if our societal eating habits stay the same?

Did you know that the raising of animals as food & the consumption of animal products alone is the number one cause of climate change?

If the animals aren’t enough of a motivator for you, then for your kids or the climate, to end world hunger.. Whatever you need to motivate you to take responsibility for how you spend your little time on earth. Our kids will thank us.

Even if you feel that veganism is not for you, you have no idea how you’d live without cheese, you just looove meat etc.. I promise you, you will learn and adapt and finally you will thank yourself but wish that you'd gone vegan a long time ago.

You don’t have to be a perfect vegan to make a difference. Just cutting out meat would make a huge impact on our environment. Start with something small that you feel that you could manage, like change your milk to plant based. When you feel you got that covered, change all your dairy products to plant based versions. Then maybe cutting out egg and using plant based solutions instead and now maybe you are ready to cut out red meat? Then chicken? And then finally fish? Or whatever order suits you best. Anything will make a difference for the better!

If the animals aren’t enough of a motivator for you, then for your kids or the climate, to end world hunger.. Whatever you need to motivate you to take responsibility for how you spend your little time on earth. Our kids will thank us. You can do this! I believe in you! 💚

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GLOBAL CLIMATE STRIKE


Hi friend!

This week is historic. In over 150 countries, people are stepping up to support young climate strikers and demand an end to the age of fossil fuels. Are you joining the global climate strike today? JOIN THE MOVEMENT! FIGHT FOR OUR KIDS FUTURE.

There is a lot of things you can do to support the cause for those of you who are not able to join:
Talk about it! Spread the word! Eat vegan food, wear a green ribbon on your arm to show your support for the strike, do a zero waste, don’t buy anything, reuse/recycle/repair, talk with your friends and family about the climate crisis, support a cause, leave your car at Home, eat leftovers, bring your own water bottle and coffee.. There’s so much to do, so let’s get crackin’.

Coffee smoothie

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Do you often have leftover coffee? Have you tried adding it to your smoothie? Today I made a simple but oh so delicious smoothie with coffee flavour! A perfect way to reduce food waste! The banana gives a natural sweetness to the smoothie.

You will need: (1 big glass)

  • 1 banana

  • about 1/2 cup of cold coffee

  • 1 cup oat milk

  • cinnamon, vanilla and cardamom to taste

How to:

  1. Add all the ingredients to a blender.

  2. Mix everything together and pour into a large glass. Enjoy!

Bread is an environmental villain

BREAD WASTE is an environmental villain. Every year, 15% of all baked bread is discarded in Sweden .. 80,000 TONS just in Sweden. Taste that number. Households throw 30,000 tonnes a year (biggest reason is mold) and the stores 28,000 tonnes. Thus 219 tons per day. In ONE country. Insane Numbers! This needs to stop.

I bake my own bread, freeze it the same day and only take out what we need at night for the next morning. Thus fresh bread every morning and no bread wasted. Do you have any other smart solution to this problem? Please share in comments!

Gluten Free Waffles with Skagen topping

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You know when your kids really want waffles and won’t stop asking for them but you really want to eat something else for once? Make these gluten free waffles with Skagen and let the kids eat them with whatever topping they prefer! Oh Hallelulja they are delicious. If you want you can add 1 tbsp sugar or agave syrup for sweetening but I prefer without for foody waffles.

Ingredients:

  • 4 dl vegetable milk

  • 4,5 dl buckwheat flour

  • 1,5 dl rapeseed oil

  • 1 tbsp baking soda

  • 1 pinch of salt

  • Oil for waffle iron

  • Optional sweetening: 1 tbsp sugar or agave syrup

How to:

  1. Make skagen and put in the fridge.

  2. Heat the waffle iron.

  3. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl with hand beater until smooth.

  4. Add oil to the waffle iron.

  5. Pour mix onto hot waffle iron.

  6. Cook until golden brown.

  7. Serve with Skagen and enjoy!

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Trying to live a sustainable life

Have you participated in plasticfree July? If so, how did it go?

I have to admit that I didn’t manage. July has been so tough for me personally being exhausted with kids at home and getting the news that we have mold and water damage in our bathroom and kids room and that we need to find somewhere else to live for about four months during rebuild.. that I didn’t have the energy for the challenge. And that’s ok too. Not putting that pressure on myself to be sustainable in every single area of every single day. Trying to live a sustainable life is as much about the inside as the outside. ⁣

Managing our physical and mental health, stress levels, belongings and consumption and being sustainable in all areas is not always an easy task. But I am human and I do what I can and that’s enough. Like prioritising the ability to raise super kind vegan humans that will grow up to save the world one day. And using sustainable and no poo products in the bathroom.

You may not think our efforts to reduce waste are making a difference. But if every single one of us reduced our waste by 50%, think about what a huge impact that would have!

BANANA RASPBERRY MANGO NICE CREAM

I love banana nice cream in all forms, but mango and raspberries is my favorite flavour and my go to whenever I want a cold treat! The mixture between raspberries, mangoes and bananas reminds me of a summer cheesecake. This one I can eat both for breakfast or when I want something sweet in the evening.⁣

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BANANA RASPBERRY MANGO NICE CREAM (1-2 servings)

  • 3 frozen bananas

  • about 1 cup frozen mangos & raspberries

  • 1 tsp coconut oil (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Add the frozen bananas, mangoes, raspberries and coconut oil to a powerful blender or food processor.

  2. Process and use the temper to help push the frozen bananas into the blades. Continue until you get the creamy smooth texture you love. If using a food processor make sure to pause and scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.

  3. Decorate as you wish. Enjoy!

Sustainable Everyday Products in the kitchen

Happy monday! 🌸 Hope you had a great weekend with lots of good food! 💚 ⠀⠀⁣

I try to minimize my waste & always use the food that is nearest it’s due date when cooking and try to always use the whole product and not throw away eatable food (for example the broccoli stalk). I buy bruised food as often I can. I invent new dishes with yesterdays leftovers. When it comes to the dishes I have swopped plastic with natural products:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣⁣
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♥ ︎ A washcloth in organic natural material can be washed & used again & again. This gives less waste & no microplastics.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣⁣
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♥ ︎A brush in organic natural material. ⠀⠀

♥ ︎Eco detergent or even better, hard Soap instead of detergent in plastic bottle. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣⁣
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What is your best sustainable tip when it comes to the kitchen? 

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Sustainable Everyday Products in the bathroom - Hållbara vardagsprodukter i badrummet

It's my birthday today! :) Celebrating with a yummy nice cream bowl and giving you some sustainable tips.

I have replaced soap and shampoo/conditioner in plastic packaging with hard soaps. I tried the water method for several months to really reduce my climate impact when it comes to my hair, but unfortunately my hair didn't seem to accept it. So then I think washing my hair with a shampoo bar or bicarbonate is a great alternative. I rather not put anything on my skin that I wouldn’t eat & like to use natural products.

♥ ︎ SOAP. Organic soap for hands & body without harmful chemicals & plastic packaging.

♥ ︎ SHAMPOO. Organic shampoo soap without harmful chemicals & plastic packaging. Can be used as a body soap as well.

♥ ︎ CONDITIONER. 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar to 1 liter of water. Pour or spray the mixture through the hair and make sure it also comes down to the scalp. Let sit for a while if you want to rinse off. The smell disappears when the hair dries, even if you leave it behind.

♥ ︎ DRY SHAMPOO. Potato flour (for a blonde) or carob powder (for a brunette)

♥ ︎ FACE SOUP. I wash my face with a vegan soap that consists of a mixture of activated carbon, coconut oil, olive oil and shea butter that moisturize, absorb impurities and restore the skin's natural balance.

♥ ︎ INSTEAD OF FACE CREAM. I often use jojoba oil and aloe vera to moisturise my face. In summer I also use a vegan eco sun cream.

♥ TONER. You can make your own on toner of water and apple cider vinegar. Dilute approximately 2 parts of water and 1 part apple cider vinegar.

♥ SCRUB. I make my own body scrub with coffee grind and coconut oil. Perfect way to use the waste from coffee as well.

♥ ︎ COTTON SWABS. Change to compostable tops in bamboo & organic cotton.

I hope you got some inspiration to make your own bathroom a little more sustainable. Wishing you a nice day!

Ja må ja jag leva ja må jag leva ja må jag leva uti hundrade år! Idag fyller jag år! :) Firar med en härlig nice cream bowl och att ge er några göttiga hållbara tips.

Sustainableinfluencers har hållbara vardagsprodukter som tema under juni så därför vill jag tipsa om badrumsprodukter jag använder i min vardag. Jag har bytt ut tvål och shampoo/balsam i plastförpackningar mot hårda tvålar. Jag försökte mig på vattenmetoden i flera månader för att verkligen minska min klimatpåverkan när det gäller håret, men mitt hår verkade tyvärr inte acceptera det. Alla hår är ju olika. Så då tycker jag att tvätta håret med en shampookaka eller bikarbonat är ett toppen alternativ. Jag lägger helst inte något på min hud som jag inte skulle äta och jag tycker om att använda naturliga produkter.

♥︎ SCHAMPOOTVÅL. Ekologisk schampotvål utan skadliga kemikalier & plastförpackningar.

♥︎ BALSAM. Surskölj: 1 msk äppelcidervinäger till 1 liter vatten. Häll eller spraya blandningen genom håret och se till att det även kommer ner i hårbotten. Låt sitta en stund om du vill skölja ur. Lukten försvinner när håret torkar även om du låter det sitta kvar.

♥︎ TORRSHAMPOO. Potatismjöl (blond) eller carobpulver (om du är brunett)

♥︎ ANSIKTSTVÅL. Jag tvättar ansiktet med en vegansk detoxtvål som består av en blandning av aktivt kol, kokosolja, olivolja och sheasmör som återfuktar, absorberar orenheter och återställer hudens naturliga balans.

♥︎ ANSIKTSKRÄM. Oftast smörjer jag in huden med jojobaolja och aloe vera. På sommaren använder jag ekologiskt och veganskt solskydd.

♥︎ TONER. Istället för toner kan du göra en egen på vatten och äppelcidervinäger. Späd ungefär 2 delar vatten och 1 del äppelcidervinäger. Badda med en rondell.

♥ SCRUBB. Jag gör min egen kroppskrubb med kaffesump och kokosnötolja. Perfekt sätt att använda avfallet från när du gjort kaffe också.

♥︎ BOMULLSTOPPS. Byt till komposterbara tops i bambu & ekologisk bomull.

Jag hoppas du blev inspirerad till att göra ditt eget badrum lite mer hållbart. Önskar dig en fin dag!

Sustainable Consumption

Sustainable consumption, what is that?

Sustainable consumption has been defined by the UN as: “To be able to buy what we need to be able to meet our needs, without jeopardizing the opportunities of future generations to be able to meet their needs.”

To achieve a more sustainable consumption that contributes to sustainable development, everyone in society must help. Sweden is in tenth place over the countries that emit the most polluting gases per person. But much of what we consume, including clothes and electronics, has been manufactured in other countries and is therefore counted as emissions in China, India and Bangladesh and not with us. Should the emissions be counted in the countries where the goods are consumed instead, Swedes would emit twice as much per person (12 tonnes/year). This says something about how much our consumption affects emissions. I believe that we all need to drastically reduce our consumption and encourage you to shop second hand as much as possible to reduce your impact on the climate. What is your opinion of this?

I made a video to share my thoughts about the Climate Crisis, Minimalism & Veganism. I also share some tips on being more sustainable and how to go vegan.

World Ocean Day

Every year more than eight million tonnes of plastic gets dumped into our oceans, killing underwater wildlife and weakening the fragile marine ecosystem. ⁣

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The problem of plastic pollution in the ocean is even worse. Tiny broken up pieces of plastic (microplastic) aren’t just floating at the water’s surface but are pervasive down thousands of feet. There’s actually more microplastic 1,000 feet down than there is in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch according to new research. ⁣It could even be in the fish you eat..This breaks my heart, that we are destroying our beutiful oceans and the marine wildlife.

I am also so sad to see so much trash in nature everywhere I go. I can’t understand why people do it, when it’s so easy to pick up afteryourself and throw it in a trashbin. Everyday I am cleaning up the trash I see in my sorroundings so today I decided to start a new hashtag called #trashtageverydamnday. I am challenging you to join me in the fight of cleaning our sorroundings!  Every effort counts. Love and light to you all.

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World Environment Day

Today it is the World Environment Day, which is celebrated to pay attention to environmental and climate issues. This year's focus is air pollution.

Air pollution is considered to be our greatest health problem. According to figures from the UN, 9/10 people worldwide breathe polluted air. Air pollution causes 1 of 9 deaths globally and is estimated to account for 7 million premature deaths. Air pollution causes respiratory problems, heart attacks, lung cancer and stroke. Air pollution also damages our environment through increased oxygen in the oceans and more difficult conditions for plants to grow and contributes to climate change. But the good news is that air pollution can be prevented, there are solutions but we need to act now. Here are some tips for you to be more sustainable and part of the solution:

  • Travel with the environment in mind. Use your bike, walk or ride public transport.

  • Eat plants instead of meat and dairy products that account for large amounts of carbon dioxide emissions.

  • Pick up the garbage you see in nature.

  • Consume less. Limit waste and food waste. Shop less and when you buy buy mainly secondhand. The clothing industry accounts for more emissions than aviation and shipping.

  • Don’t use single plastic items. Bring your own metal straw.

  • Plant trees.

  • Switch to green electricity from renewable sources.

  • Save your money in sustainable funds where the money is not invested in large climate bucks.

  • Make your own cleaning supplies and beauty products.

  • Try to shop food that is package free as much as possible to lower your waste.

  • Use what you already have. Borrow the things you can.

I am not perfect, I am not a minimalist nor a zero waster (yet), but there is were I am striving to be and I hope to inspire you to take more conscious steps towards a sustainable lifestyle.

Together we create a better world!

Easy Vegan Oreo Banana Nice Cream

Nice cream is a perfect way to satisfy your sweet cravings. Just keep some peeled bananas in your freezer and you’re ready to make vegan banana ice cream whenever you want. If you haven’t tried nice cream yet, you should really treat yourself with this frozen dessert!

Easy Vegan Oreo Banana Nice Cream

Delicious nice cream made with frozen bananas and oreos. A great and quick dessert!

Ingredients (2 servings)

  • around 4 frozen bananas (cut into chunks)

  • 8 oreo cookies

  • Optional: 1 tsp coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Add the frozen bananas (and coconut oil) to a powerful blender or food processor.

  2. Process and use the temper to help push the frozen fruit into the blades. Continue until you get the creamy smooth texture you love.

  3. If using a food processor make sure to pause and scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed. 

  4. Add 6 of the oreos (save 2 for decoration) and mix until desired texture.

  5. At this point you’ll have a soft serve ready to enjoy. Decorate with Oreos. To harden the nice cream up to a thicker texture you can just pop your nice cream in the freezer for 30 minutes or so. Enjoy friends!

P.S. If you make this recipe please snap a photo and tag it with #WorldofVeganita on Instagram. It makes my day!

Graditude

Something I work on everyday is gratitude. Every evening me and the kids talk about what we are grateful for. I belive it’s so important to teach yourself and the next generation to be grateful for what you have. For me practicing gratitude is a important part of a sustainable lifestyle, being happy with what you have and taking care of yourself, so you have the energy needed to make sustainable actions.

People who regularly practice gratitude experience more positive emotions, breathe easier, feel more alive, sleep better, express more compassion and kindness, improve their self-esteem, have a lower risk of depression and even have stronger immune systems. Sounds awesome right? Who doesn’t want that.

You can for example keep a gratitude journal or make gratitude part of your morning practice by reflecting upon the things you are grateful for.

Do you give thanks on a daily basis?

Second hand only please

Before the start of 2019 I decided to challenge myself to a form of shopping stop 2019 where I only can buy second hand. I created this goal for the sake of the climate and because I am trying to live a minimalistic life, but I feel that is not possible as long as new stuff is entering my home. I have been very interested in minimalism for several years, but still I feel I have a long way to go before I have a minimal home. Living a busy life with kids, it has been a struggle to get rid of stuff, but we are slowly making progress.

During my stop I can buy:

  • edible things such as coffee, food and goodies.

  • consumables such as patches and detergents.

  • experiences such as cinema visits, admission to the museum etc.

  • second hand items that my family truly need, like clothes for the children

I have failed the shopping stop a few times this year when I really could not find what I needed second hand, but otherwise it has been a easy step to take. For years I have bought a lot of second hand. I feel that it has really changed my mindset and my view of the world. Not only do I save money and time not shopping, I learn interesting things about myself and my habits. Every time I feel a urge for an item I ask myself why? Do I really need it or do I just want it? Who/what is creating this shopping urge? And so forth.

I am currently so disgusted seeing how influencers encourages people to buy products they don’t need and when I see people around me go shopping as if there was no tomorrow. We need to change or behaviour if we want to be part of the solution and not the problem. You have probably realised that many influencers promote a very unsustainable lifestyle and we need a counter wave to that, who show that there is a more sustainable way to live life. That’s why I joined sustainable influencers.

How do you feel about this topic?

Healing in nature

How much of your time is spent in nature? 🍃 Being in nature is truly healing and reduces anger, fear & stress & increases pleasant feelings. Exposure to nature not only makes you feel better emotionally, it contributes to your physical wellbeing, reducing blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension & the production of stress hormones. It may even reduce mortality, according to scientists. ⁣And it’s totally free!

Spending time in nature and with animals is healing for me, so I try to spend as much time possible outdoors and with fourlegged friends. It is so calming and keeps me grounded. Take care of yourself & enjoy your day! ⁣

Nattjästa Surdegsbröd med kikärtor | Overnight Sourdough bread with chickpeas

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Jag har börjat experimentera på recept med bönor. Nattjästa bröd är det bästa och smidigaste som finns! Bara att röra ihop på kvällen och sedan rulla till bullar på morgonen och grädda. Inget knådande, inga dubbla jäsningar. Ännu bättre då med kikärtor i brödet, perfekt om man har kids som inte gillar bönor!

Tänk på att degen ska vara ganska kletig, det är inte säkert att allt mjöl behövs. Jag gjorde 14 frallor och tyckte det blev lagom storlek på dem. De sväller upp och blir mjuka och saftiga.

Du behöver: (ca 14-16 bullar)

  • En tetra ca 200-250 gr kokta kikärtor (jag använde köpta) 

  • 14dl vetemjöl

  • ca 3dl havregryn

  • 5 dl kallt vatten

  • 1 tsk salt

  • 2 dl surdeg

  • 1/2 paket jäst

Gör så här:

  1. Häll av och skölj kikärtorna.

  2. Häll kikärtorna i en bunke och mixa slätt med en stavmixer.

  3. Tillsätt övriga ingredienser och blanda.

  4. Låt stå och jäsa över natten

  5. Häll ur degen ur bunken, dela upp och forma sedan frallor

  6. Grädda i ca 20 min i ugnen på 200 grader. Håll koll! :)

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I have started experimenting on recipes with beans. Overnight Sourdough bread is the best and easiest ever! Just mix together in the evening and then roll the buns and bake in the morning. Even better with chickpeas in the bread, perfect if you have kids who do not like beans!

Keep in mind that the dough should be rather sticky, it is not certain that all the flour is needed. I made 14 rolls and thought it was just right size for them. They swell up and become soft and juicy.

You need:

  • A tetra about 200-250 gr of cooked chickpeas

  • 14dl wheat flour

  • about 3dl oats

  • 5 dl of cold water

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 dl sourdough

  • 1/2 pack yeast

Do this:

  1. Pour and rinse the chickpeas.

  2. Pour the chickpeas into a bowl and mix plain with a stick mixer.

  3. Add the other ingredients and mix.

  4. Leave overnight

  5. Pour out the dough and divide into smaller doughs, then shape into rolls

  6. Bake for about 20 minutes in the oven at 200 degrees.

The kids are our future

As long as my hearts still beats, I will fight for a bright future for all beautiful beings on this earth. 💚

I am raising my vegan kids to be kind, emphatic human beings with love and kindness for eveyone. If you have kids I hope you do the same. We adults have destroyed the planet enough, let’s help each other to raise the smarter generation that will save us all. Listen to your kids. They know what we have to do, be kind to the planet and all earthlings. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.

Happy mothers day to all fantastic mothers! You are amazing! Glad mors dag!

European Parliament Election

In Sweden on May 26, there will be elections to the European Parliament. This choice is particularly important for the environment and climate as a large part of the EU countries' environmental policy is affected by EU decisions. I am voting for the climate and our kids future and hope you do the same!

Den 26 maj är det val till EU-parlamentet. Det här valet är extra viktigt för miljö och klimat eftersom en stor del av EU-ländernas miljöpolitik påverkas av EU-beslut. Naturskyddsföreningen har gjort en genomgång av vad partierna har gjort och vill göra. De har även ett poddavsnitt av podden Skarpt läge med tema EU-valet också. För dig som vill läsa mer: så mycket lovar partierna för miljön.