Well Being

Sunday walks are good for the soul

Rays of sunlight

It’s funny how you appreciate little things in life much more when they are rarely present for a period of time. In this case, the sun. In Norway these days, the sun has been gone for quite a while and days are short ending quick into complete darkness. Therefore, when rays of sunlight strikes your face, shimmers on surfaces and appears in its glory through natural sceneries, it’s beauty is compelling and it captures one’s attention. It’s like a warm embrace, a heartfelt hug, medicine to your soul and you instantly feel happy and complete.

So does Sunday walks to my soul. Walking in solitude and seizing the natural surroundings in silence, is a great way to recharge, renew and be inspired to keep pushing through everyday life.

I love taking pictures as it unfolds my creativity. So here are some beautiful photos I took from my Sunday walk spotting the rays of sunlight in every kind of way.

After a good walk, it’s nice to have a stop at a bakery and enjoy yourself with a warm drink. Oh, and it’s almost impossible to stay away from the pastries, so I do recommend the cardamom bun with a mocca coffee like I did at Åpent Bakeri at Holtet.

In Norway we say, no bad weather only bad clothes. Truth spoken it is really cold now but it helps with a warm jacket, a knitted head ban, scarf and gloves on.
Sunsets are priceless and at this time of the year they are the prettiest

I hope you found inspiration from this and will do the same well being act yourself.

With love & care, Melanie x

Breakfast

Guilt free Sunday pancakes

Recipe

1 sweet potato

3/4 cup plant based milk – I used soya milk

2 tea spoons of agave syrup or honey

1 teaspoon of olive oil or coconut oil

1 cup spelt flour

1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Instructions

Take off the skin and cut the sweet potato into small cubes, boil it in water until soft.

In a bowl, mash the cooked sweet potato and add the plant based milk, agave syrup and olive oil.

Combine and mix it with the flour and baking powder. Whisk until incorporated and let the batter rest for a few minutes before putting into pan.

Be aware of the consistency of the batter, if too thick, add more plant based milk.

Put some olive oil on the pan and start cooking your pancake batter! You’ll know when to flip them over to the other side when they become bubbly on the surface.

And voila, you got yourself guilt free pancakes!

Tips

Pancakes are delicious together with berries, an extra antioxidant booster.

Drizzle some more agave syrup or honey if you want your pancakes sweeter.

Also, if you want to satisfy your sweet tooth, add chocolate chips in the batter, mmmm.

Treat yourself and enjoy!

Happy Sunday everyone!