Alexandra is the talented foodie behind the blog, app and popular Instagram page Fivesec Health. Her passion is to inspire people to live a healthy lifestyle that benefits not only ourselves but our planet and animals. Together with her brand Fivesec Health, Alexandra believes we can change the world.
Tell us about yourself!
I’m born and raised in Sweden and also live here for the moment. I live in a tiny apartment in the startup city Malmö with my boyfriend. We love spending time together and to eat home with candles instead of dining out (cheesy right?). I also love moving my body so every day I hit the gym early in the morning, because I’m also a morning person!
I quit my full-time job as a customer success manager about a year ago to work full-time with Fivesec Health. To quit my job and do something I have passion for is the best decision I have ever made. We also recently got our first intern at Fivesec Health! Exciting times.
When did you start food blogging and what inspired you to start?
Since I was a teenager I always felt lost among all the diets that are out there. Health has always been important to me and I was always trying to find out the healthiest way to eat. I can say that I have tried very many different diets, but I never felt really healthy and I felt that nothing was sustainable for me. Three years ago my mom inspired me to start making raw vegan cookies and sweets, this was mostly because I was such a sweet tooth and saw an opportunity to eat sweets that now were healthy. So I started an Instagram account with this raw vegan sweets idea just to show people that sweets could be healthy.
What are the biggest challenges and greatest rewards of being a food/lifestyle blogger?
What are your top tips for someone looking to transition to a vegan diet?
If you had only 5 minutes to make breakfast, what would you make?
If you had to choose three foods to live off for the rest of your life, what would they be?
Be inspired and follow Alex's journey over at @fivesechealth