Homemade pumpkin spice lip scrub

I struggle with dry and chapped lips all year round, but it get’s particularly bad during fall and winter, so I try to exfoliate and treat my lips a couple of times a week to keep them from getting too chapped and dry. It is a bit of an uphill battle sometimes, but I have found that a good lip scrub and my favorite lip balm and gloss helps a great deal. I always make my own lip scrubs and this...

Recipes I want to try // All things pumpkin

Pumpkin spice pancakes by The Simple Veganista – find the recipe right here! While I am not really a fall or winter kind of person (I’ll take spring and summer any day!), then I have actually found some surprising joy in the shift of weather this year. The leaves changing colors, cosying up under blankets with lots of tea and a good book, fluffy knitted sweaters, candles and a change of seasonal produce. I have rarely found joy in those...

Pumpkin snack balls with dark chocolate

Evening lovelies ❤︎ I know what you are thinking, but nope I am not quite done with pumpkin just yet ;) This is however the last of the pumpkin recipes that I have created so far, so I think it will be a while before you see more of them on here – haha you know that I will have to start focusing on Halloween recipes now! And yes I am a little late to the party when it comes to Halloween...

Skinny pumpkin pie dessert smoothie

Ingredients – 2 servings: 1 frozen banana 1 deciliter (equals 0.4 cup) pumpkin puree – find my recipe right here! 3 dates, pitted 1/2 – 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice – find my recipe for homemade pumpkin mix right here! 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1 deciliter vanilla yoghurt* 2 deciliter oat milk (or whatever kind of milk you prefer) *I usually mix my own by using a plain yoghurt, skyr or greek yoghurt that I with pure vanilla powder, a couple drops of liquid stevia and a...

Pumpkin waffles with chocolate sauce and pomegranate

Are you lovelies ready for some more pumpkin recipes? I hope you are because I have a whole lot of them lined up! ;) First up we have these beyond delicious pumpkin waffles, I made them as an indulgent breakfast for my sister and I this morning, as we could both use a little bit of cheering up, but it would work great as a dessert as well. For a healthier version you can leave out the honey and skip...

Homemade pumpkin puree

 Just like with the pumpkin spice mix I have also had trouble finding pumpkin puree here in the Danish stores, so I thought I might as well make my own as I did with the spice mix. And I am so happy that I did, it is beyond easy to make and this way it is fresh and completely free of any added nasties – actually the only ingredient is pumpkin! It does not get much better than that! My...

Spicy pumpkin soup with toasted chickpeas

Happy weekend lovelies! Are you guys doing anything exciting? I am going to stay with my parents for the weekend and it has been forever since I have last visited, so I am super excited! Hopefully their garden and greenhouse is still full of homegrown goodies that I can steal ;) I am also going to be doing a lot of cooking since I really want my parents opinion on a couple of recipes that I have been working on,...

Pumpkin spiced apple granola

This delicious pumpkin spiced apple granola was one of the first recipes I created using my homemade pumpkin spice mix, haha and I have since used for pretty much everything so be prepared for a lot of pumpkin spiced recipes! This is definitely one of my favorites though, I love adding it to my green smoothie bowls (recipe here and here) in the morning for some extra crunch and sweetness, so delicious and filling! ❤︎ Find more granola recipes right here! Ingredients: 1 apple,...

Pumpkin fall salad with pomegranate, kale and goat cheese

Fall is here and for the first time ever I am actually excited about it! I think my sister’s love for fall have rubbed off on me, we have been buying crazy amounts of pumpkins (both to eat and for decoration) and lots of gorgeous flowers in orange/red fall colors. I am not too fond of the cold though, but I will admit that there is something cosy about snuggling up on the couch with lots of blankets and a...

Homemade pumpkin spice mix

 I always see recipes that calls for pumpkin spice mix this time a year, but since it isn’t available here in Denmark (at least not anywhere I have been looking) and I always seem to forget bringing some home from the States, then I finally decided to just make my own. I looked around the web for information on the main ingredients and then mixed my very own pumpkin spice mix! It is beyond easy to make and I absolutely love how...

Vibrant Buddha bowl with steamed veggies, spicy hummus and muesli bread

Sponsored. This post is made in collaboration with Gram. Back in september I was invited to a fun day of cooking in May’s lovely home to test her brand new Gram steam oven along with my fellow bloggers Anna, Line Sofie and Cecilie. There was a camera crew there to shoot everything and we had such a great day cooking, enjoying each others company and of course all the delicious food that we prepared. You can see lots of behind the scenes photos from the shoot in my blogpost...

3 of my favorite salad recipes from my cookbook Regnbuemad + a chance to win the book

All photos are by Joachim Wichmann Evening lovelies! It is time for me to share some more recipes from my cookbook Regnbuemad and this time it is all about colorful salads with a special fokus on pomegranate that are in season right now ♥ I have been so excited to give you guys more sneak peeks of my book and to be able to share more of the recipes in English with my international followers, since my book is sadly only...

Recipes I want to try // Hearty fall recipes

1-pot pumpkin yellow curry by Minimalist Baker – find the recipe right here! It is getting crazy cold and I am not really feeling it, so all I want to do these days is to cuddle up on the couch with lots of blankets, tea and Netflix or to cook up lots of hearty meals – I mean, I need a little extra padding in this cold right?! ;) Loosing those extra kilos I put on while I worked on my cookbook can totally...

Halloween // 8 of my favorite Halloween recipes

 Halloween inspired spicy baked and stuffed bell peppers – find the recipe right here! Evening lovelies, are you ready for things to get a little spooky? ;) I always get so excited about Halloween (even though we don’t really celebrate it here in Denmark) and I just cannot wait to cuddle up on the couch with lots of blankets, Halloween treats and The Nightmare Before Christmas on the tv. Ideally I would spend Halloween in the US like I did two...

Buddha bowl with sweet potato patties, spicy chickpeas and tahini dressing

Photos by Joachim Wichmann Evening lovelies ♥ I have been so excited to finally share a couple of the recipes from my cookbook Regnbuemad! First up we have this delicious and filling buddha bowl with sweet potato patties, spicy chickpeas and tahini dressing, one of personal my lunch and dinner favorites! I usually make a big batch so I have healthy and easy meals ready for the week ♥ Now, I am going to share the recipe in English, so that both my Danish...

Easy everyday food // My go-to rainbow bowl with chickpeas and lentils

Hi lovelies, are you ready for another post in my little ‘Easy everyday food’ series? This time we have the highly requested recipe for my go-to rainbow bowl that I always post over on my instastory. This is one of my favorite meals when I need something that is healthy, filling and easy to make + it is perfect when I need to clean out my veggie drawer. At first this might seem like a lot of work for an easy recipe,...

Rainbow bliss balls with dried figs and coconut – just 4 ingredients!

Evening lovelies, are you ready for this super colorful snack recipe?! ♥ I have been so excited to share these rainbow bliss balls with you guys, I just LOVE how the photos turned out, so colorful and vibrant! The bliss balls are of course so tasty as well and beyond easy to make with only 4 ingredients needed! Bliss balls are one of my favorites when it comes to making super easy snacks/treats that are healthy and only contains natural ingredients, but...

Buy in bulk and save a lot of time + money! (w. links to webshops) – updated

Good evening lovelies! I hope you have all had an amazing weekend? ❤︎ Today I want to share a post with you guys that I have been working on for quite a while, it has taken me forever to find all the products at the best prices without compromising the quality, but I am finally done and I am so excited to share it with you! I have recently started buying my favorite products online since there is not only a...

Homemade foodie gifts – updated version

Morning lovelies! Christmas is almost here and I am so excited! Later today my sister and I are going to our parents place for the Christmas holidays and I just cannot wait! I love spending time with my family and I have planned to watch Christmas movies in front of the fireplace, cuddle with the cats, bake lots of Christmas treats, go for long walks in the woods, to eat lots of good food and to just enjoy the company of my family and...

Baked oatmeal with apple, berries, nuts and seeds

This colourful baked oatmeal is a vinter favourite of mine, it is warming, super filling, easy to make and so delicious – seriously it’s almost like having a (healthy) cake for breakfast! It is so versatile as well and you can pretty much use whatever berries (works very well with frozen ones), nuts, seeds etc. you have available and I love experimenting with new flavor combos. The best part is that you can make a big portion and then have breakfast for...

Superfood granola with cinnamon and ginger

As you have probably noticed I absolutely love making my own granola and I am always trying new recipes and flavor combinations. It is beyond easy to make yourself and it can not only help you save money, but homemade granola often taste so much better than the store-bought ones as well + when you make it yourself you know exactly what is in it – no added nasties! This superfood version is made with a little bit of everything from my...

Halloween inspired spicy baked and stuffed bell peppers

Evening lovelies! Are you ready for one last Halloween inspired recipe? I didn’t think I would share anymore this year, but when I found these super cute orange bell peppers I just had to make one last one. I cannot take any credit for the idea whatsoever, stuffed “pumpkin” bell peppers are probably one of the most popular savory halloween recipes out there and I get why, I mean how cute are they?! :D And so easy to make! Find my other...

Easy muesli breakfast buns + the winner of the Bosch giveaway!

Sponsored. This post is made in collaboration with Bosch. These easy to make muesli breakfast buns are the perfect treat for my fellow bread lovers out there, they are so easy to quickly whip together as no rising, double kneading or pre-heating of the oven is necessary! Besides from the fact that they are super easy to make, they are of course also so tasty and full of flavor from the muesli + super filing as well. I love to eat...

Lovely little things // Week 42: Kitty emergencies, lots of food and new buys

Hi lovelies, it is time for another post in my ‘Lovely little things’ series, where I share some of the things from the previous week that have somehow had an positive impact on me – however small or big these things might be. It is all about appreciating and enjoying the little things in life, to stop and take notice of the everyday things that brings joy and to give you guys a little bit of insight into the person who is behind...

Lovely little things // Week 41

Evening lovelies! It is time for another post in my ‘Lovely little things’ series where I share some of the things from the previous week that have somehow had an positive impact on me – however small or big these things might be. It is all about appreciating and enjoying the little things in life, to stop and take notice of the everyday things that brings joy and to give you guys a little bit of insight into the person who...

Lovely little things // Little glimpses of my favorite things

¨ A cosy afternoon break ¨ Hi lovelies, are you ready for another post in my ‘Lovely little things’ series? It is all about appreciating and enjoying the little things in life, to stop and take notice of the everyday things that brings joy and to give you guys a little bit of insight into the person who is behind A Million Miles. I have been awful at keeping up with these posts, but I have now decided to make...

Secret family recipes? Big giveaway + my favorite carrot and oatmeal buns recipes

Sponsored. This post is made in collaboration with Finax.  I have been so excited to share this post with you guys! Finax has challenged me to share my favorite “secret” family recipe and while I must admit that at first I was a bit unsure of what to share with you guys, then I actually ended up with not just one, but two amazing recipes that I hope that you will love as much as my family and I do! As I...

Banana bread with mixed seeds and berries

I had a lot of leftover super ripe bananas this weekend, so I just knew I had to bake another batch of my favorite banana bread muffins + I wanted to experiment with a new banana bread recipe as well. I actually ended up just using my favorite banana bread recipe and then I added mixed seeds and berries as well for some extra flavor and texture, so delicious! I love to serve this as a healthified dessert, but it works great for...

Toast party

These yummy and colorful pieces of toast got so much attention when I posted a photo over on my snapchat (mokai_giraf) earlier this week that I thought I better share the details with you guys – haha I have never seen so many screenshots before!! The bread is (toasted) wholegrain rye toast and the toppings are: peanut butter and sliced strawberries // a drizzle of acacia honey, sliced banana, cinnamon and chopped dark (70% cacao) chocolate // greek yoghurt, sliced peach, passion fruit...

Fall spiced cacao granola

Fall has arrived and while I will admit that it is a bit cosy with all the sweaters, tea etc. then I am not really a big fan – at least not as long as I live in Copenhagen where fall means rain, wind, cold and darkness. However, since I will be leaving for LA very soon now and I know that I will be spending two months under warmer skies, then I am starting to appreciate fall a little more – haha...

How to snack like a pro

Soo this pretty much happens every time I go to make myself a liiittle tiny snack aka. let me just empty out this fridge real quick ;) Haha I seriously cannot help it, I am pretty much always hungry and always eating, the struggle/blessing of a fast metabolism! I posted this on my snapstory (mokai_giraf) and I think it was my most screenshotted photo ever, so I thought I would post the details for you. It is a yummy wholegrain crisp bread party...

Peanut butter granola

I have recently discovered that I actually like peanut butter after years and years of avoiding it like the plague. The first time I tasted peanut butter it was one of those cheap junk versions with lots of added nasties (and probably not too many peanuts) and I just hated the flavor and texture, it felt like it was growing in my mouth. I still remember the experience and flavor all too well and so I didn’t eat it again for years....

Raw superfood granola bars

As I wrote in this post, muesli/granola bars are one of my absolute favorite snacks to bring with me when I am in a hurry or when I have to eat on the go, but unfortunately the store-bought granola bars are often full of processed sugar, unhealthy fat and other nasties. While it is possible to find store-bought granola bars that are actually organic, unprocessed and healthy, they are usually super expensive and since I am on a somewhat limited budget I prefer to make my own. These homemade granola bars are...

Healthy lunch box ideas pt. 3

I know I promised to bring you another `Healthy lunch box´ post ages ago, but I must admit that I completely forgot all about it. I am really sorry about that, but better late than never right? `Healthy lunch box ideas´ are, as the name reveals, dedicated to healthy lunches you can bring with you to school, uni, work or wherever you enjoy your lunch. To make it as easy as possible everything can be prepared the night before and some of...

Tips and tricks to staying healthy while living a busy life

“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!” – Benjamin Franklin This time last year was one of the most busy periods of my life and while I am fortunately not in that super stressful and time-strapped situation anymore, I would like to share some of the things that made it possible for me to keep up with my healthy lifestyle in a situation where I only had very limited time, energy and money to spend on my meals. If you keep...

Broccoli buns

I do not remember if I have shared this, but I am such bread lover, it is one of my absolute favorite things to eat – haha I actually think I could live off bread! However, since bread unfortunately is not the most nourishing thing to fill my body with I try to only eat it once in a while. I do not believe in cutting things completely from my diet, so if I feel like having bread, then I...

Maca bliss balls

I love making bliss balls and I am always experimenting with new ingredients and flavor combinations, the amazing thing is that you can pretty much add whatever you have available, I have added so many different kinds of seeds, nuts, super foods, dried fruit etc. and I have yet to make a batch that did not turn out tasty. For these I used sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and oats for their high protein content and maca to add a bit of an...

Beet and goat cheese fall salad

The weather has finally shifted and it almost feels like we went directly from a crazy summer heatwave and then straight to fall, the weather has been cold and moody all weekend and I absolutely love it! I have never been much of a fall person, but I think that is about to change, this weekend I have cosied up on the couch with blankets, tea, a good book and a little NCIS LA marathon on tv and it has been...

Healthy lunch box ideas pt. 1

I have gotten quite a few requests for healthy lunch box ideas, so this will be the first of several posts dedicated to healthy lunches you can bring to school, uni, work or wherever you enjoy your lunch. I usually don’t bring lunch to uni myself since my apartment is only 2 minutes away, but I will try my best to come up with some healthy and tasty lunch box ideas for you. Haha and I’m the type who’s always...

Homemade muesli sweetened with apple juice

Ingredients: 2 cups of oats ½ cup hazelnuts (chopped) ½ almonds (chopped) ½ cup pumpkinseeds ½ cup sunflower seeds ½ cup raisins ¼ flaxseeds ¼ chia seeds 2 small apples, juiced (or store bought apple juice, preferably without added sugar) Directions: Heat your oven to 100’c/212’f Mix the oats, hazelnuts, almonds, pumpkinseeds and sunflower seeds in a big bowl Add the apple juice slowly while mixing it all together, the mixture should be moist, but not wet. Line a baking...