All posts tagged: healthy living

New lesson / nieuwe les – Yoga tijdens en na borstkanker, in Haarlem

Yoga tijdens en na borstkanker  Deze lessen zijn gericht op de tijd die je doormaakt tijdens en na de (borst) kanker diagnose, behandeling/en en herstel. Wij leggen het focus op het hier en nu, op het voelen van wat er echt aan de hand en wat er echt  nu nodig is om je kracht en stamina te versterken, om je focus en stabiliteit aan te scherpen. 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 – ontspanning / savasana & yoga nidra, ademhaling / pranayama, meditatie,  kracht en mobiliteit op te bouwen via de houdingen/asanas plus en klein stuk yoga filosofie voor de inspiratie en focus – in elk les. Je wordt begleid door een ervaren yoga docent die zelf ook de reis door borst kanker hebt meegemaakt. De lessen worden gegeven op dinsdag 09.00 – 10.30, ZOED Wilhelminapark, Haarlem  Warm welkom!    

Summer breakfast

This summery morning I made one of my favourite breakfasts. OK, I confess, I make this one in winter as well, but this time of the year it just seems to taste better. Like the sunshine enhances all about this Strawberry Soup… It is fast and easy to make,  tastes yum and leaves you really happy from the inside. All you need is; 200 – 225 grams of strawberries 2 dl of coconut milk 2 teaspoons manuka honey some fresh mint   You just toss the strawberries, coconut milk and manuka honey in the mixer and mix it all together. Pour it in a soup bowl. Add some fresh mint to garnish. Enjoy! You can of course supplement the strawberries for any other berries you´d like. Go ahead and be as creative as you wish! <3    

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 …

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!  

Yoga Workshop – Kings & Queens Edition

”Long live the Queen, Long live the King!” Well, we say ”Long live the Yogi” ;-)! And the yogi does. Due to the practice of not only what is called the ”royal poses” , but indeed the entire ”royal” practice through the breathing, meditation, movement, postures and relaxation. So, what better time of the year can we have to play around with, immerse ourselves in and learn more about the practice of these ”royals” than this time in between Kings Day and what used to be Queens Day here in royally gorgous springtime NL? Come join us Saturday April 29th , 14.30- 17.30 in Movement Studio Haarlem, to start that elongation of your life! You will have two internationally certified Vijnana Yoga teachers guiding you through our journey in a safe, professional, caring and also fun way. Cecilia (www.studiostark.net)  and Dick (www.yogametdick.com)  have both been studying, teaching, practicing and laughing together for more than 11 years now – nationally and internationally. C U on the mat! And bring all your questions 😉 ! When: Saturday …

Yoga Workshop ; The Essence Of Balance

Welcome to workshop # 2 this year by Dick Langenberg & Cecilia Götherström. This time around we delve deep in to The Essence Of Balance – physical, mental,  emotional, you name it – through the practice of Vijnana Yoga. We will sit/meditate , we will practice pranayama / breathing exercises and kriya´s / cleansing exercises, we will practice shavasana / guided relaxation at the end and we will move through postures /asanas  a looooooooooot! Balancings on less than two legs, on hands and feet, on two hands, on one hand and a foot, on your head, on your elbows, on maybe even more or less  – it´s all on the menu this workshop. We will learn and use tools to find our own Essence of Balance in any situation life or your body throws at you. And we promise a good time! All levels of yogi´s are warm welcome! C U on the mat! Dick & Cecilia Come join us Sunday, April 2nd, 14.00 – 17.00  in Movement Studio Haarlem You will have two internationally certified …

Kale and spinach soup

Oh so yummy easy as soup

Short post again ;-). It will take you just about 1 minute longer to cook this soup than the time it takes you to read this recipe post –  that´s how short they both are ;-). Ingredients; 150 gr kale 100 gr spinach 500 ml vegetable stock half a lemon 2 cm approx fresh ginger root 1 onion coconut oil pepper Sautée the onion and the garlic in the coconut oil in a pot on medium heat. Add the kale and spinach and allow them to sautée along for a little while. Stir in the stock, the ginger and the lemon juice. Use a mixer to get the soup in  smoother state, spice with the pepper and serve! 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 …

Nutritional Seminar ; – Myths and Truths about Sugar And Your Health

Wednesday May 4th 2016, 16.00 – 18.00 By LIMA, Haarlem All you ever wanted to know about sugar, but never dared to or knew who to ask! You will get some great nutritional insights from internationally certified nutritionist Cecilia Gotherstrom and plenty of recipes and food ideas from food connoisseur and international food blogger Stephanie Mazier. All this in a relaxed, cozy atmosphere with coffee, tea and snacks. The purpose of this is fun get together is to gather you people who´d like to take better care of your body, to live a healthier life, without dropping the fun and the yummy! It is the perfect setup to share questions, doubts and beliefs around sugar and what it does to our body, for instance: Is sugar good or bad for me? What is sugar actually? Are my cravings really telling me anything about my sugar intake? Sugar and diabetes, what is the actual link? All these words – glucose, fructose, dextrose, xylitol, aspartame, brown sugar, cane sugar, honey, agave syrup, coconut flower nectar, raw sugar …