Almond and Date Energy Balls

A few days ago I decided to make these delicious energy balls. I love to snack on something when I work or study, and since I'm quite tall as well I often find myself in situations when I need to eat something fast so that I don't faint (I'm sure most of you tall people recognise this situation). When it happens it's very easy to just run into a shop and grab the closest chocolate bar. But in an attempt to save some money and be a bit healthier I decided to make my own, homemade emergency food; these amazing energy balls made from dates and almonds.
In a food processor, combine all the ingredients until they reach desired consistency. I like my dates to be smooth but the almonds and oats to give some texture, so therefore I add the nuts and oats a few seconds after the dates. When done, shape them into ping-pong ball sized balls. Keep in an airtight container in the fridge! The perfect snack before or after a workout, whilst studying or when you're just craving something sweet.

Breakfast and Meal Planning

2017 is here, and with it comes the first blogpost of the year. A bit behind, I now, but I've been busy with work. I can finally say that I'm officially on break now, even though it's just for a week. I'm trying to enjoy this week to the full, and this morning I sat down to make some preparations for what to eat this week. This christmas I was lucky to be given the amazing cookbook by Niomi Smart, "Eat Smart", and this week is going to consist mostly of recipes I've found in it. o excited!

For breakfast today though I decided to go with something of my own creations. Some left over berries in the freezer from yesterday's dessert made a perfect berry oatmeal breakfast today. It's the easiest breakfast to make, and so delicious! I just mixed 1,5 dl of oats with water and berries and put it on the stove for about five minutes. I topped it off with some more berries and almonds. Yum!

My Winter Skincare Essentials

This time of year, my skin always tends to mess with me, and I guess I'm not the only one. To prevent my skin from going to dry, I have developed a skincare routine that's fast, easy and helps me through the winter months. Every year I tend to change it up a bit, and this is what it looks like now:

Lush Bubblegum Lips scrub 
Dry lips is a forever returning problem this time of year, but this lip scrub from lush is a serious life saver! It's made out of natural ingredients, and smells so good.

Soap & Glory Energy Boosting Face Massage Mini Mitt
This small, pink face massager from Soap & Glory is a new addition to my skincare collection. I use it pretty much every morning and evening together with my cleanser, and it leaves my skin feeling fresh and cleansed. If you're like me and think regular face scrubs can be a bit messy, this is the perfect little thing for you! It'll make wonders to your face together with your favourite cleanser.

Make Up Forever Gentle Cleansing Milk
Anything moisturising will be a go-to product during this time of year. This cleanser is my favourite to use in the morning, since I feel like my deep cleansing cleansers can be a bit too harsh to use that time of day. Unlike may other moisturising cleansers I've tried, this one cleanses and moisturises without leaving the face feeling oily.

Passion For Pink

As the sometimes stereotypical girl I am, I've fallen back into loving pink. That has become very obvious the last six months. Not only have I incorporated the colour in my room and wardrobe, but it's the most commonly used colour in all my creative projects. I have to admit that I've probably become a little obsessed, but then it's not the worst kind of obsession one could have (I think?). As one of my last projects for my Creative Visual Communication class at London College of Fashion, I made an entire presentation on the colour. Thus, I thought I'd share some of the pictures with you, and hopefully there's someone else out there who loves pink just as much as me and will appreciate this post!
I'm sure I'm not the only one who sometimes (always*) dream about living in a pink house with pink doors and pink interior. Or am I?

Celebrate Christmas with the Perfect Swedish Saffron Buns

Christmas is all about good food, I think we can all agree on that. No matter if you celebrate it with your friends, family or by yourself, food always manages to make its way into the picture! We all have different foods that we associate with the christmas month. For me, these saffron buns just scream Christmas. "Lussebullar" as we call them in Sweden, are delicious saffron buns shaped like an S with raisins on top. To get in the christmas spirit, me and my flatmate Rebecca decided to make some ourselves! This recipe made approximately 30 buns.
These saffron buns are a bit time consuming, but literally so easy to make! This is the second time I'm making them, and you an find the previous recipe I did here.

1. Grind the saffron in a mortar with 1 teaspoon of sugar  Add the rum or water and stir. Let stand 30 minutes.
2. Cut the butter into cubes. Crumble the yeast and mix it with the milk, butter and saffron plus water/rum in a bowl or a food processor with a dough hook.
3. Add remaining sugar, salt, and flour. Work the dough for 15 minutes in the machine or 20 minutes by hand. Let it rise under a cloth for 60 minutes.
4. Put the dough on a workbench. Knead it lightly and bake out the dough into saffron buns. Decorate with raisins!
5. Let the buns rise on a plate under a cloth for about 30 minutes.
6. Preheat the oven to 225 ° C.
7. Brush the buns with beaten egg or milk. Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes. Let cool on a rack under a cloth.
8. Tuck in!

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