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

Buy in bulk and save a lot of time + money! (w. links to webshops)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 lot of time to save doing this (I spend wayyy too much time in different supermarkets and health stores trying to find all my weird hippie products ;)), but also a lot of money – and I mean A LOT! At least compared to the absolutely ridiculous prices in the Danish stores, some of you would be shocked if you for instance saw how much unroasted and unsalted organic cashew nuts cost! So from now on I have decided to buy as much as possible online in bulk to save time and money + to stay clear of all that unnecessary packaging as well.

I have put together a long list with links to the things that I use large quantities of and that I have found to be cheaper to buy online in bulk, I will continue to work on the list as I am sure I have forgotten something and I will update it if I find cheaper/better sellers as well. Almost everything on the list is organic and I tried finding the best prices without compromising the quality of the products. Furthermore I tried to ensure that almost everything are from the same 2-3 sellers, which should help save money on the shipping since you do not have to buy the products from 20+ different sellers and pay for the shipping separately for each of those.

Have I included your personal favorites on the list? Or is there something that I have left out? The list is still a work in progress, so feel free to share your ideas and recommendations – especially if you can recommend some great (European) webshops where you can buy in bulk, I am still learning what the best and most affordable ones are :) I really hope that you find this post useful, enjoy! ❤︎

Note: Some of these products should not be purchased in bulk unless you know you will be able to use it within a reasonable amount of time. Otherwise there is a risk that they will start losing their nutritional value or even go bad and be inedible. The shelf life is usually stated in the product description.

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Buy in bulk and save a lot of time + money! (w. links to webshops)Nuts
Cashews – buy them right herehere and here!
Almonds – buy them right here and here!
Hazelnuts – buy them right herehere (unroasted and organic) and here (roasted and blanched)
Brazil nuts – buy them right here!
Pecans – buy them right here!

Peanut butter – buy it right here, herehere and here!
Almond butter – buy it right here and here (smooth), here (crunchy) and
her (smooth)
Cashew butter – buy it right here and here!

Almond flour – buy it right here!

Seeds
Chia seeds – buy them right here (black) and here (white)
Hemp seeds – buy it right here!
Pumpkin seeds – buy them right here!
Sunflower seeds – buy them right here (1 kilo) and here (3 kilo)
Quinoa – buy it right herehere and here!

Beans, legumes etc.
Chickpeas – buy them right here!
Black beans – buy them right here!
Red kidney beans – buy them right here!
Butter beans – buy them right here!
Red lentils –  buy them right here!
Green lentils – buy them right here!

Superfood powders
Acai powder – buy it right here!
Wheatgrass powder – buy it right here!
Maca powder – buy it right here!
Baobab powder – buy it right here!
Matcha powder – I normally use this brand (and love it), but they only ship to a few countries, so you can also find it herehere and here!

Dried fruit
Goji berries – buy them right here or here!
Medjool dates – buy it right here!
Dried mulberries – buy them right here!

Miscellaneous
Coconut oil – buy it right here!
Coconut flour – buy it right here!
Desiccated coconut – buy it right here!
Coconut chips – buy it right here!
Coconut sugar – buy it right here!

Buckwheat flour – buy it right here (3 kilo) and here (1 kilo)

Pure vanilla powder – buy it right here!

Raw cacao powder – buy it right here (500 grams) and here (1 kilo).
Cacao butter – buy it right here and here!

Dark chocolate – buy it right here (organic, raw, 73%), here (organic, 67%, bars) and here (organic, 63%, buttons)
Milk chocolate – buy it right here (organic, 39%, buttons)
White chocolate – buy it right here (organic, buttons)

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Stop food waste // My best tips and tricks + a new app

Stop food waste // My best tips and tricks + a new appSponsored. This post is made in collaboration with Netto/Fødevarebanken and their new app ‘MadSkalSpises’ designed to fight food waste.

Hi lovelies. I have a bit of a different post for you today, but it is a subject that is very important to me and that I hope is important to you too. Food waste is a huge problem for our planet, approximately 1/3 of the all the food that is produced goes to waste, that is more than 1.3 billion tons of food!! Food that takes up enormous resources to not only produce, but also to discard afterwards. It is taking a toll on our already struggling planet and it just absurd that we waste such huge amounts of food, when there are almost a billion people starving on this earth.

We all need to do better, we need to take better care of this place that we call home and while some say it is already too late, then I believe it is very important to do as much as we can to prevent further harm to our planet. I am far from perfect myself when it comes to food waste, being a food blogger and foodwriter/stylist makes it almost impossible sometimes, but I am constantly learning and finding new ways to reduce food waste. I know that I am never going to be perfect and the zero waste movement is definitely a little too extreme for me, but we can make a big impact if we all just start making small changes and adjustments to help reduce food waste.

I love when the big corporations takes responsibility and join the fight against food waste and Netto/Fødevarebanken have done just that. They have created this amazing app where you can find products in supermarkets near you that are discounted because they have bought too large amounts and have excess products or because the products are about to expire. The cool thing is that the app works for all supermarkets, not just Netto, and it is both the store employees and the customers that can add things to the app. This means that if you see products that are marked down in your local grocery store, then you can take a photo and share the details, so others can see it in the app and not only help reduce food waste, but also save money while doing it. That’s what I call a win win situation! :D

You can download the app right here!

I will post an update when I have used the app for a couple of weeks, but I am already really excited about it and the opportunities it presents. I honestly didn’t expect that there would many products listed in my area already, but people definitely seem to love this new initiative and as you can see below I have found a long list of offers, so I am excited to give it a try!

You can find some of my favorite tips and tricks to help reduce food waste below ❤︎

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Freeze leftovers and things you are not able to eat before it expires
Okay most of you probably already do this, but I thought I would mention it anyway. One thing that really helps me avoid food waste is freezing food. I live alone so for example when I buy a big loaf of bread I often freeze half of it right away. I also freezer dinner leftovers, raw treats, excess fruit and berries and if I make too much smoothie (hah that doesn’t happen very often, you know I love big smoothies!) I pour the excess smoothie into my popsicle moulds for a refreshing and healthy treat.

Another thing you can do is freeze things in ice cube trays. I use them to freeze leftover herbs, just chop them and add them to the tray with a little olive oil, then they are ready to be added when you cook. You can also freeze lemon and lime juice in the ice cube trays, it is perfect if you drink lemon water in the morning. I love freezing leftover tomato sauce and such in the ice cube trays as well, it makes it so easy to just add a couple of cubes when I cook and then I have a delicious homemade sauce.

Food prepping
I have found that food prepping really helps me avoid too much food waste. When you plan your meals and prep them beforehand, then you buy exactly what you need and avoid all those random items. It also helps that you already have meals available when the hunger sets in, I have often bought the ingredients to make a lovely dinner, but then I get too hangry and up buying something to-go on the way home leaving all the things I had bought to make dinner untouched in the fridge. When you have already meal prepped then you know you have dinner waiting for you at home and you are less likely to impulse buy random things in a state of hangry panic – hah this happens more often that I’d like to admit ;)

I am still quite awful at properly planning and prepping my meals though, I am not a very organized person and I actually quite like to be free of too many set plans and such in my everyday life, so I usually stick to prepping salads (that can be used both as a meal of their own or as a side = leaving me with some options) and healthy snacks that I can bring on the go. This also saves me a lot of money, snacks on the go can be quite pricey and are often not very healthy.

Don’t throw away imperfect produce
Unless the produce have actually gone bad, then theres is no need to throw away imperfect produce just because it is overripe, bruised or misshaped. Some of the strawberries you have bought might be a little squished, but they are still perfect to use in crumbles, pies and compote. Overripe apples or bananas are perfect for baking, you can make apple sauce, crumbles and pies with the apples and banana bread, muffins and smoothies with the bananas. Greens and veggies that are getting soggy are perfect for juicing or you can add them to stews and stir frys.

Empty the fridge salads, stir frys, smoothie bowls etc.
A good way to avoid food waste is to make “empty the fridge” meals once or twice a week. My fridge is often filled lots of random leftover ingredients and produce from meals that I have made throughout the week and so I like to make what I call “empty the fridge meals”, where I include as much as possible of all of the random leftovers before they go bad. Salads, stir frys and smoothie bowls are perfect for this as you can pretty much add everything to these kinds of meals and it will still taste good – haha yeah okay not everything, but you get the point ;)

It is also a good way to try out new flavor combinations that you wouldn’t otherwise have thought of. I never used to add fruit to my salads, but a couple of years ago I had to empty out my fridge and I had a lot of fruit left that I decided to add to my otherwise savory salad and it turned out so delicious!

Buy smaller quantities – even if it is more expensive
I know this is definitely one of the less popular tips, but I personally prefer to buy smaller quantities of produce etc. even though it is more expensive than buying larger quantities if I know it will be unrealistic for me to be able to use the larger ones before they expire. I know you might still save money if you have to throw out for example 30% of the larger batches, but I personally prefer to spend a little more and then only buy amounts that I know I will actually be able to use.

That’s all I can think of for now, but I would love for you guys to share your favorite tips and tricks in the comment section, it is so important to reduce food waste and it would be great if we could help and inspire each other.

Lemon water // Health benefits and an easy trick to save time – updated version

Lemon water // Health benefits and an easy trick to save time – updated version

I know the whole drinking lemon water in the morning thing is beyond old news and that everyone has been doing it for ages, but personally I only just jumped on the bandwagon last year after being a bit skeptic for a long time and I gotta say that I absolutely love it – haha yes I am a newfound believer! I have noticed a big improvement in my digestion and I have only rarely been bloated since I have started drinking it, my skin is looking clearer and it just feels like such a great start to the day!

What are your thoughts on lemon water? Yay or nay? ;)

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Now, this post I probably mostly relevant for those who are unfamiliar with lemon water and its benefits, so let me just give you a quick introduction to why I think you should consider giving lemon water a try.

Drinking lemon water in the morning is such an amazing way to start the day, it gives you some much needed hydration, it kickstarts the digestion process for the day and it has so many amazing health benefits. Lemons have strong antiviral, antibacterial and immuneboosting powers and they are absolutely packed with nutrients. Lemon are for example very rich in vitamin C, which is an amazing antioxidant and they are also a rich source of nutrients like calcium, iron, magnesium, copper, potassium and pectin fiber + they contain vitamin A and vitamin B6 and B1 in smaller amounts.

And one of the best parts is that unlike other “superfoods” lemons are inexpensive and easily available!

10 health benefits from drinking lemon water:
– Good for hydration
– Aids digestion
– Good for oral health and freshens your breath
– Helps flush out toxins
– It helps prevent the growth of pathogenic bacteria that cause infections and diseases
– Aids weightloss
– Good for your skin – helps prevent blemishes and even the formation of wrinkles
– Supports and strengthen the immune system
– Reduces inflammation
– Mood enhancing

Sources and more information: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5

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How to:
The best thing is to use purified or boiled water that are lukewarm, but not scalding hot. I know it might seem more appealing to use cold water, but to fully reap the benefits of the lemon water it is best to avoid using ice cold water, as it takes more energy for your body to process cold water.

Regarding the lemons, it is important to use fresh lemons and not that bottled lemon juice that some of you have asked if it is possible to use. You need fresh lemons to get all the amazing benefits and if possible then it is best to use organic lemons as citrus fruits are some of the most sprayed produce there is.

How much lemon you should use depends on your weight, if you are below 70 kilos (150 pounds) then you should use the juice of 1/2 a lemon and if you are above 70 kilos then you should use the juice of a whole lemon to fully reap the benefits.

To make the lemon water you simply squeeze the lemon juice into a glass and add the lukewarm water. To fully reap the health benefits it is important to drink the lemon water first thing in the morning on an empty stomach and wait 15 to 30 minutes before you have breakfast.

The lemon juice can sadly be very hard on the enamel of your teeth, which is why it’s important to dilute it with the lukewarm water. I also recommend that you make sure to rinse your mouth thoroughly with plain water afterwards and I personally drink mine with a straw as well to protect my teeth.

I know the taste of the lemon water are not for everyone and I must admit that I am not a huge fan either, but I actually feel like I am very quickly starting to get used to the taste. If you really do not like the taste, then you can also add a little honey, fresh ginger or mint leaves to the water for extra flavor and additional health benefits.

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My little trick to save time:
I am not in any way a morning person and I always struggle to get out of bed, which means that I am usually also always running late. This means that I sometimes do not have much time in the morning and so it would be very easy for me to neglect my newfound morning ritual. I am however very committed to succeeding my little lemon water challenge and so I have come up with an easier way to get my daily glass. I simply bought a whole bunch of lemons that I ran through my juicer and then poured the juice into icecube moulds and put in the freezer. The ice cubes I got are quite big so 1 ice cube is about 1/2 a lemon. Then all I need to do first thing in the morning is to add an ice cube to a glass and add the warm water – easy peasy right?! :D

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Q&A part 2 // How to make money on blogging, getting freelance jobs, my diet – vegan, vegetarian? and more

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Hello lovelies, I am finally ready with the second and final part of my little Q&A! After I posted part 1 last month I received a lot of questions on how I actually make money on blogging, so I thought I would add it to this posts’ questions, even though the blogging related questions are otherwise answered in part 1 – find it right here!
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Q&A pt. 1 // Blogging – my journey + best tips and advice

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I want to start out by thanking you lovelies for all your amazing and sweet comments and emails, it makes me so happy and proud that you like what I do and that so many of you are joining me on this journey. Much love to all of you <3

Since I got quite a lot of questions and since many of them requires long replies to be answered properly then I have decided to split up the Q&A into 2 parts. I have also tried to combine a bunch of your questions since most of you emailed me some very similar ones.

What advice would you give to novice bloggers?

Hmm even though I have been blogging for a year I still feel like a total newbie, but my best advice would be to just do it! I wanted to start a blog for years before I actually got around to do it. I just kept putting it off because of self-doubt and wanting it to be perfect. Many bloggers often give the advice that you should have a full concept, a game plan, buy your own domain etc. before even starting your blog and while I do think that this would indeed be great and very helpful, then I really do not find it necessary at all. I just started out with a simple blogspot blog, a free simple layout and kinda without any plan other than making the blog a place to share my healthy recipes. You don’t need to have your whole concept sorted out, just get started and you will slowly find your voice, your blog can grow and evolve into whatever you would like it to. With that being said, you should probably have some notion of what type of blog you’d like to start, a food blog, fashion blog, lifestyle blog etc. so your blog will have some form of consistency and not seem all over the place for potential readers.

Also, the most important thing about blogging is that it should be fun, it is only a lucky few that are actually able to make a living on blogging, so I wouldn’t recommend starting one unless you would still do it even though you might not make any money on it.

Another very important thing (especially as a food blogger) is to invest in a good camera, it doesn’t have to be expensive, they make a lot of quite affordable dlsr these days and you can find some good deals on used ones as well. I use an old Nikon D60 with a 50 mm lens and while it isn’t perfect, it gets the job done and most of the less amazing shots on here are probably a result of my lacking knowledge when it comes to photography and not the quality of the camera ;) Good quality photos are super important if you want your blog to grow, many big bloggers have stated that they noticed a large increase in followers when they started improving their photography skills and upgraded from grainy iphone photos. Good photos are just way more appealing to the eye and your potential new readers.

Last, but not least, you need to be patient. I will take a longtime  to build your blog and gain a large following. It can be a bit discouraging to spend so much time on your blog to only get very few visits, but be persistent and it will pay off. Remember that many of the big bloggers have been doing it for 5+ years.

For great advice to new bloggers I would really recommend you to check out the very successful blogger Noor from Queen of Jet Lags, she have written a whole series of great blog posts with advice to new bloggers. She is a fashion blogger, but I think her tips are useful for all types of bloggers and I have personally learned quite a bit from her posts. Find all her blog tips right here!

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How has your journey been in getting this many followers and when did it really start to take off?

It all started with my instagram that I started almost two years ago, it wasn’t really meant to be anything other than a place to share my journey regarding my lifestyle change and keeping myself motivated to stick with it. I quickly started to gain quite a lot of followers, but it really took off last year in January when my follower count kinda exploded. It motivated me to start this blog, where I could share my recipes and write more in depth posts. It takes a long time to build a successful blog (unless you’re one of the lucky few with overnight celeb blog status) and I am still just a small blogger, but I am very proud of everything I have accomplished so far. The blog is my little creative outlet and I just love watching it grow and connecting with all you amazing readers from all over the world. It is quite crazy that I am now able to make money on my little hobby + it has also giving me the opportunity to work freelance as a food writer and recipe creator, I never dreamed of anything like this when I first started my amillionmiless instagram account almost two years ago!

Advice on starting a blog about healthy life and getting followers?

Be authentic, truthful, hardworking and patient. It takes a long time to build a successful blog and it will sadly not happen overnight.

My best advice on how to gain followers would be to use social media, especially instagram, but also pinterest, Facebook, bloglovin and tumblr. All of them are a very effective way to get noticed and gain followers, but also to drive traffic to your blog. I have written two posts about instagram with all my best tips, tricks and advice – find them right here: part 1 on photography and content and part 2 on how to get noticed and gain more followers.

Another way to get noticed and gain followers is to do guest posts on other blogs, I have done this a couple of times and it gave me a nice amount of new followers each time. How to actually land a guest spot on another blog is a little tricky though, I was asked by the blogger to do the ones I did, but you can always contact your fellow bloggers and pitch an idea for a guest post – BUT make sure it is relevant to their blog and followers. I have been thinking about letting some of my fellow bloggers do guest posts on here, so shoot me an email if it is something you’d like to do.

You can also submit your photos to sites like Tastespotting, Foodgawker or Finding Vegan if you are a food blogger or sites like LookBook etc. if you are a fashion blogger. They are a great way to get your blog out there and I always see a boost in visitors when my photos get featured.

Another effective, but time consuming (haha meaning I have never really gotten around to do this), way to gain followers is to leave comments on other bloggers posts – do NOT spam them though! If you leave a genuine comment that is relevant to the post, then it is very likely that not only the blogger, but also the blogger’s readers will check out your blog. Do not leave those annoying comments begging for new followers though, they will not get you anywhere. Leave a sweet, interesting and relevant comment and then you can leave your url in the bottom with a little invite for them to check out your blog if they’d like, or even better, find a discreet way to mention your blog that is actually relevant to the blogger and the blogpost.

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This is all for now lovelies! I hope you found my answers useful, stay posted for pt. 2 coming next week :D

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