All posts tagged: health

New lesson / nieuwe les – Yoga en hormonetherapie

Yoga en hormonetherapie  De tijd met hormonetherapie is vaak overweldigend. Je komt naar huis met en waslijst van potentiële bijwerkingen na je eerste bezoek bij de verpleging oncologië over die informatie van de hormonetherapie. Hun hebben daar ook goed uitgelegd dat sommige geen een bijwerking voelen, anderen heelveel en alles tussenin – je weet dus heelemaal niet wat je wel of niet mee gaat maken. Deze lessen zijn gericht op het versterken van alles wat de hormonetherapie zoude kunnen verzwakken – fysiek, mentaal een geestelijk. Er is heelveel die wij zelf kunnen doen om sterk door deze perioede te gaan en ook sterk daar uit te komen. Het enige is dat het ons vaak niet wordt verteld. Tot nu toe ;-). In deze lessen leren wij ook wat wij dagelijks zelf  t´huis kunnen doen om alles zo soepel mogelijk voor onszelf te laten lopen. Er is ook voldoende tijd en ruimte in elk les om de helende kracht van yoga te ervaren. De lessen zijn 1,5 uur. Wij werken met alle aspekten van yoga – …

Chocolate breakfast muffins

I made these muffins Saturday – orginially from a recipe from a Dutch Paleo magazine –  , posting pics on Instagram as I was baking along. Many of you have contacted me via DM on Instagram, Facebook Messenger, What´s App and more for the recipe the past few days, so instead of typing it out a zillion of times I thought I´d share it here ;-). You need; 250 gr almond butter 2 eggs (for a vegan version, soak 30 gr of chiaseed in 3 dl of water for 15 minutes and use the whole “gunk” instead of eggs) 3 tbspns raw cacao powder 1 tspn vanilla powder 3 ripe bananas 1,5 tspn baking powder 100 gr of 90 – 100 % dark chocolate, chopped up   How to; Heat the oven to 200 degrees centigrade. Add all the ingredients, aside from the dark choclate, and mix them in your kitchen machine or hand held mixer. Stir in the chopped up chocolate. Set the muffin liners (you can make your own from parchment paper as …

Guestblog by Selina Hall – Stop Those Junk Food Cravings With Better Sleep

Sleep deprivation does far more than make you yawn. It changes the amount and release times of the hormones that make you feel hungry and full. That’s why, without a full seven to eight hours of sleep, you’re putting yourself at risk for weight gain and metabolism changes. Sleep Deprivation Does More Than Make You Feel Tired The brain regulates appetite through the release of hormones. When you’re sleep deprived the ratio of hormones changes. When you haven’t gotten enough sleep, ghrelin, which stimulates hunger, gets released in higher amounts while leptin, which makes the body feel full, gets released in smaller doses. The end result—you eat more when you’re tired. Not only are you hungrier when you’re tired, you crave different kinds of foods. The body wants high-fat, sugary foods when it’s tired. And, it’s not meal time eating that changes, it’s during the afternoon when you feel like a snack that you notice the difference. Chips, cookies, and candy become much more tempting and difficult to resist. You’re literally fighting your body’s natural …

Breakfast ginger banana smoothie

Some days all you want to do is have a very quick breakfast and quite often for me that is when a smoothie or a chia pudding comes in to play. This smoothie is not just filling and yummy, you can also make extra and have it as one of your snacks later during the day. And it is the perfect post training snack as well. Just throw all of this in the blender; 2 bananas 1,5 dl water 1 tspn cinnamon fresh ginger, as much or as little as you´d like 200 gr strawberries (or any other berries ;-), it is strawberry season here right now, so….) 1,5 dl oat, soya or almond milk 2 tspns soy or rice protein powder   Swish! Enjoy!  

Quick, easy, yummy healthy breakfast / snack

Sometimes we just need to get some “grubb” like we call it in Sweden in really fast. This is one of my favourite Yummy, Fun and Healthy breakfasts and snacks. There are even times when I am guilty of having a double portion of this for lunch as well, when time feels really scarce. What you do is basically to mix this together; 200 or 250 grams of cottage cheese handful of nuts pinch of cinnamon huge serving of your favourite berries or fruit, or whatever berries or fruit you have in your house 😉 Enjoy!

Waffles!

Waffles to me is one of the most Swedish dishes ever. Waffles instantly make me think of my grandmother´s kitchen, cold winter days in the snow  with friends and once we were cold to the bone after hours of pulka rides and snowball fights, arriving at grandma´s for freshly made waffles with jam and whipped cream. Waffles takes me back to days on the ski slopes in Sälen , stopping by the “Våffelstuga” – literally translated “the waffle hut” – to fill up with energy through , you guessed it , waffles , whipped cream and jam. Since then I found out –  8 years ago –  that I am allergic to gluten, plus I have cut out sugar entirely of my diet and dairy products rarely enter our household. Every time my friend Stina posts her healthy waffles she makes in the mornings on Instagram and Facebook I get instant home-sickness mixed with this urgent need to have waffles – which a has been going on for at least 3 years :-). So when one …

Yoga Workshop in Haarlem, 3/3

Yoga Workshop – Sun Salutations, Flow, Seuqencing Friday,  March 3rd, 18.30 – 21.30, Haarlem Sun salutations. There seem to be so many out there… And on top of that; How the h….k do I make mindful transitions from one asana/pose to the next ? How do I find strength in Chaturanga / Plank? How can I love Urdvha Mukha Svanasana / Up Dog and reach those relaxed shoulders, open chest and strong legs all in one? Adho Mukha / Downward Dog what? How is it actually supposed to feel? What is it good for? Where is the correlation between flow in yoga asanas/ postures and in the life I live? Is it all just a myth or can I find my own truth and path in there? Yes, pranayama / flowing breath = physical strength, mental focus and peace of mind in one. I have heard that. But how? Home practice…. Seems like such a hurdle to roll that mat out at home… How do I start ? So many questions… and you might have …

Food and Mood seminar

Food & Mood

Sunday we held our 3rd seminar / Health Food Brunch in the Yummy, Fun And Healthy Living seminar series at MICA´s Coffee bar in Haarlem –  us being Stephanie from Appetit Voyage and me. We would like to thank all of you who attended as well as Annemarie and Sophie for another morning of amazing food, drinks and atmosphere at their beautiful coffee bar. The main idea behind these Health Food Brunches and Seminars is that people get together , bringing any questions they could possibly have when it comes to food, nutrition and health and we are there to answer them all. We start the morning off with a theme to get the conversations and questions going, while staying open to being flexible to what the need is of the participants. This time the kick off topic was ”Food & Mood”. Up until recently most research in the field of ”Food & Mood” has been focused on the brain – the hormones and chemicals there which are supporting or even creating the way we …

Yoga vacation, Yoga & Healthy Lifestyle Week in Sweden

Yoga & Healthy Lifestyle Week in the Winter Wonderland of Sweden

7 days all inclusive March 16-22 2017   Would you like to keep living a sweet life in the absence of all things deemed as “unhealthy” – but you don’t even know where to start? Revsunds Prästgård B&B – together with certified nutritionist, yoga teacher and Health Coach Cecilia Götherström and food blogger & connoisseur Stephanie Mazier – has put together a full week´s unique course right in the middle of the breath taking Swedish nature. A full week where you will receive all the tools for a healthy lifestyle plus learn how to meet every day stresses & challenges while staying strong and glowing from the inside out. Including daily yoga and meditation sessions. You lodge at the previous priests quarters built in 1906 in the Swedish county of Jämtland. The turn of the century manor at the shore of Lake Revsund breathes a serene atmosphere. Outside the world is tucked in under a soft, thick blanket of snow. Indoors the logs are crackling in the fireplace. There are no distractions. Only nature to inspire you, the silence to …

28/10 – Breakfast Seminar ; Holistic Health

In this breakfast seminar we will talk about Holistic Health with nutrition as a starting point, or a point of reference. What does Holistic actually mean? Where does it come from? What does it entail? And how can I, with a few easy steps, live more holistically in this busy day and age without adding more stress to my plate? You are welcome to bring as many questions as you may have, or bring up as many as arise during the seminar – we will gladly answer all of them as well as provide you with recipe suggestions and/or ways to tweak your already favourite foods if needed next to easy lifestyle changes. We are totally stoked to be giving these Seminar and  Q & A mornings at MICA Coffebar in Haarlem, a beautiful setting where you can truly be yourself and enjoy amazingly yummy and pure food and drink products. Welcome! Your hosts and facilitators; Stephanie Mazier of Appetite Voyage –  International Food blogger, Writer,  Food & Beverage Connoisseur and recipe tweaker extraordinaire http://appetitvoyage.blogspot.nl …