Favorite Workout Tights?

I have decided to renew my workout wardrobe when I move back to Sweden, which is coming closer so I have been looking around at different workout tights. Tights are really my weakness, there are so many different brands and styles and I can probably find 1000 I want to buy right away.

Therefore I’m asking all of you if you have any favorite brands/styles?

I want a pair that stay up and sit on well when doing different kinds of workouts. Everything from weightlifting, running, yoga, cross-fit and so on..

I’m pretty tall (180 cm/6 feet), don’t know if that might matter for some styles..

I’m looking to buy both full-length and capri (3/4 length) . So come on and give me some good advice!

Here are some of the favorites I have found so far:

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These are from Icaniwill, aimn sportswear, and Nike.

Yesterday’s Lunch at the Pancake House

Had a great last meal together with the whole family before my brother took off to Portland to fly all the long way back home to Sweden. But luckily my parents are here for 3 more days! 

We had lunch at the original pancake house (which is really a breakfast place, but why not eat breakfast for lunch? Or dinner as well? Haha). My dad had plain pancakes and the rest of us; my mum, brother & I had the veggie omelet with cottage cheese and fresh strawberries on the side. 

The omelet was filled with broccoli, mushrooms, & tomatoes. So good! 

I wonder how they can get the omelet so big and fluffy with only 3 eggs… Any omelet specialist out there who knows? Wish my own omelets turned out that well every time! 

   
   

Chicken, Spinach & Sun-dried tomatoes in a Garlic sauce

After clinching my last college season match ever my mum made my favorite dish today! Perfect end of a perfect day. Tasted better than ever! The dish is actually not very complicated at all and it tastes best with quinoa pasta and a fresh salad on the side. What you need for 4 people is: 

  • 1/2-1 package of gluten free quinoa pasta 
  • 4 chopped chicken fillets 
  • 1 can sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 bag frozen baby spinach 
  • 2-3 chopped garlic gloves
  • 1 can unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 jar sour creme (lactose free)
  • Black peppar, salt and basil
  • A little soya sauce
  • A little ketchup 

-> Start with frying the chicken and when it’s brown, add garlic and spinach and let fry for a few minutes. Then add the rest of the ingredients and let boil on low-medium heat for about 10 minutes. Follow the instructions on the pasta package. Then try the sauce to see if you need to add more of any if the spices.  Serve with a fresh mixed salad! 

  

The Perfect Oatmeal

There are so many different (and sometimes difficult) way to make your oatmeal these days. Oatmeal to me is something that should be easy to make, nutritious, and taste good! I have found my favorite way to make my breakfast oatmeal:

  • 2 dl gluten free oats
  • 4 dl water
  • 1/2 shredded zucchini (squeeze out the water after shredding it)
  • 1 teaspoon psyllium husk
  • 1 teaspoon flax seeds 
  • 2-3 egg whites
  • 1/2 scoop protein powder (this morning I used Fitnessguru Vanilla White Chovolate, but I vary this a lot) 

-> Start with putting everything except the egg whites and protein powder in a pot on medium-high heat. Stir frequently and when it starts to boil, lower to low. Stir until it becomes as creamy as you want it. Take it off the heat and add the egg whites and stir well. Then add the protein powder and stir again until everything becomes smooth and creamy! 

Pour over in a bowl and add your favorite toppings! Today I had roasted almonds and sunflower seeds, raw pumpkin seeds, gojiberries, golden berries and raw walnuts!  

 

Grilled Chicken Salad with Pesto

One of my absolute favorite dishes! Or to be honest, anything with a good pesto sauce is probably one of my favorites. It’s just so convenient too because you can add it to anything and it keeps fresh in the fridge up to a week. So whenever you make homemade pesto, make a big load! 

This salad is mixed of:

  • Greens (lettuce + spinach)
  • Grilled chicken 
  • Sliced sun-dried tomatoes 
  • Chopped red pepper
  • Sliced artichoke 
  • Oregano spice 
  • Pesto sauce (click HERE to get to my own recipe for homemade pesto= it’s the best one!)

This was my dinner last night after my team and I took down Washington 4-3 away! It’s a huge win for us and I’m so proud of my team! And it was also great to have my family there during the dual match for the first time in my four college years! FAMILY COMES FIRST☺️💗

   

   

Tuesday Breakfast

Had chia-pudding that tasted like Christmas and two of my homemade gluten free, dairy free, sugar free and egg free wraps filled with almond butter and natural quark this morning!

For the chia-pudding I used:

  • 2 dl almond milk
  • 3.5 tablespoons chia seeds
  • Cinnamon
  • Ginger bread spice

-> Start the night before and mix it all in a jar with a lid and put in the fridge. After 1-2 hours, take it out and stir and then put back in the fridge. The next morning, take it out, pour over to a bowl and add your toppings!

My toppings today was fresh blueberries, pumpkin seeds, mulberries, gojiberries, roasted almonds, walnuts and almond butter! 

The recipe for the wraps can be found HERE! 

This breakfast is all paleo friendly if you just skip the quark as filling for the wraps!

Passion Fruit Ice Tea

Ever wondered how Starbucks makes there passion fruit ice tea so deliciuos? You can easily make it yourself at home!

What you need is:

  • 1 tea bag of TAZO Passion 
  • 1/2 lemon
  • Water
  • Ice
  • Honey or other sweetener if you like it more sweet

-> Start with making your tea as normal; heat your water up and add the tea bag, let sit for about 5 minutes. Then take the tea bag out and fill up the cup/shaker with ice. Shake a little and then add the juice from 1/2 a lemon and if you like add your sweetener here. Wait a little until the ice has made the whole drink cold. Enjoy!

And I’m sure this will taste great with other flavors of the tea as well!

Picture from before I poured it over to a shake and added the ice + lemon.

Health benefits of TAZO Passion tea: Tazo Passion Tea is a non-caffeinated, commercially produced tea that contains a number of herbs, including hibiscus flowers, licorice, cinnamon and rose hips. Each of those herbs has therapeutic value, according to Michael Castleman in “The New Healing Herbs.” Rose hips are rich in the antioxidant vitamin C, and laboratory research has found that licorice can successfully treat stomach ulcers. Consult a qualified health care professional before using herbal remedies for any health condition.

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