Once a weekend!



The highlight of the weekend aside from being sick and in hospital, Saturdays have become my favorite days to explore new places, cities in Sweden.

Few weeks ago I went to visit Vaxholm. Me and my boyfriend took the Waxholmsboalget boats to the in the Stockholm archipelago.
We found out later on that you can actually go to the town by bus using your SL card. Still taking the ferry was magical especially on the way back to Stockholm. The view was so pretty and it was a sunny day!

The best thing to do in Vaxholm is to simply stroll around. Don’t forget to stroll along the harbour. 
Vaxholm is the name of both a town and the island it is on and is located in the central portion of the archipelago.
Thanks to google search I found the best place for a Swedish “fika”, Vaxholms Hembygdsgårds Café which is beautifully situated on a small peninsula. There you will find all sorts of traditional Swedish dishes like cold-roasted salmon with dill stewed potatoes, smoked shrimps and the classic “shrimp sandwich” (in Swedish: räkmacka). Not to even mention the amazing desert buffet with cookies and pastries! OMG yum yum for the nuf nuf tummy.

The first thing you may notice when arriving at Vaxholm, apart from a boat petrol station, is its fortress. It was constructed under King Gustav Vasa in the 16th century, though most of it was rebuilt in the 19th century. It protected Stockholm city successfully from the Danes in the 17th century and the Russians in the 18th. The view from above is really amazing especially on a sunny day.
We had early dinner before we leave the island at Magasinet i Waxholm
This restaurant has everything you would want, great organic food, great wine, great view, friendly staff and a shop underneath to browse. 

Have a nice weekend y’all, XOXO

Kvarg med Granola


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Granola on repeat!! YES, I’ve practically been living off granola lately, LOL! It’s just so incredibly delicious. But we have actually run out now and I think I will need to get another batch. I don’t really crave anything but this golden crunch when I have a jar full of it at home.

I do mix the granola with kvarg (quark) and add some fresh fruits or a bit of white honey.

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Why Quark?

Quark is the next big thing in nutrition. It’s tasty, filling, and it dominates Greek yoghurt in just about every nutritional aspect.

Quark is a fresh dairy product, popular in German-speaking countries, Slavic countries, and northern Europe. It has many different names in different languages, many of which pronounce it “kvarg”.

Dictionaries typically define quark as curd or cottage cheese, however unlike most commercial cheeses, quark contains neither rennet nor added salt.

And despite a very similar texture and appearance to Greek yoghurt, quark is not a yoghurt either.

Quark is high in protein … Much more so than Greek yoghurt. This is why flavoured quark is so popular in fitness communities, particularly in Scandinavian countries as Sweden where it is well-known.

Enjoy, Puss Puss 🙂

Swedish Sommar – Morgonpigg ☼


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Oh yeah it was a sunny ⓌⒺⒺⓀ – ⒺⓃⒹ ..

Even though you might feel like a zombie when you crawl out of bed in the morning, it’s still going to be the best time to give anything your full attention – after you’re fully awake that is!

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Boom Boom yesterday I wake up early to join my cupcake Jamie Sallmén Cardio Walking class which is gonna be every Saturday at 10.00 AM at Nordic Wellness Odenplan in Stockholm, Sweden.

I’m always looking for ways to work smarter, not just harder. Everyone knows that you’ll only lose weight if ultimately you consume less calories than you burn. That’s why I love Jamie’s class because walking first thing in the morning on an empty stomach is one of the best tips on how to naturally jumpstart and boost your metabolism.

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After the gym, we (me, Jamie and Sara) went for a healthy lunch at “Reload Super Food Bar”. Relaod is a place where you can load and reload with super healthy and super tasty dishes, snacks and choices made with carefully selected ingredients.

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Need a break from the hustle and bustle of the city? Looking for a beach in Stockholm?

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Later on, we headed to Fredhällsbadet (Location: Kungsholmen, T-bana Kristineberg).

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This place is worth a visit if you just want a picnic on the cliffs or are an experienced swimmer. With views over lake Mälaren, this is a haven for those seeking refuge from noisy children and they really take their bathing experience seriously – there’s even a club.

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If you live in Sweden you may notice a difference in atmosphere during summer months. On these warm summer days you will find most Swedes enjoying their long summer holidays either abroad or soaking up the rays at one of the many Swedish beaches.

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The day ended with my little Shisha (Hookah), which was a fun way to relax at home. Hookah has a long, rich history in the Middle East. In these countries smoking shisha is a real ritual that symbolizes friendship and brotherhood. A relaxing break with friends, to be lived comfortably at home or more often in dedicated spaces and coffee shops.

Oh what a fun day! So how was your weekend?

xoxo

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