Redemption Cupcakes. (i forgot my dad’s birthday)

Remember that time I forgot my dad’s birthday?

Oh right that was two days ago.

So I may have come home from dance on Thursday to my wonderful father making dinner for my mum and I, when my mum said “have you wished your dad happy birthday yet?”

I hadn’t.

Infact, I had completely forgotten! Giftless, cardless, and a horrible daughter, today I set myself on a mission to make it up to him. Okay, that may have overhyped it… just cupcakes guys, no flash mobs or laser light shows.

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2 Ingredient Milo Icing

Icing made of Milo. Made liquid by some milk. In less than a minute.

the future is now.

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Healthy Chocolate Cake in a Mug

She ain’t the prettiest thing, but this chocolate-banana ‘cake’ is absolutely delicious. Better yet, no flour, oil, butter, or refined sugars are involved and neither are a lot of carbs (yet it’s extremely filling and quick & easy to make).

All in a mug and cooked in the microwave, here’s my simple 5 minute chocolate-version of the peanut butter cakes I showed you guys last (last) month.

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Healthy Microwave Peanut Butter Muffins

I’ve recently been on a health kick, so naturally I turned to the internet for healthy recipe ideas.
As I love doing her workouts, I decided to try some blogilates recipes, Cassey’s Berrylicious Microwave Minute Muffin and Protein Cinnamon Roll in particular. Though I didn’t love the results of the recipes, they completely inspired me to eat healthier, more nutritious food; and after a bit of experimenting, I came up with a recipe of my own for quick, guilt-less peanut butter muffins!

[these bad boys are low carb, free of refined sugars (depending on your peanut butter) and contain no butter or flour]

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Berry Breakfast Smoothie Recipe

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yes the smoothie is on my laptop

Throughout the past two months, I’ve discovered a deep love for smoothies (I’ve become that obsessive type of teen). They’re jam-packed with nutrients and are an extremely quick and easy way to tick off a good portion of your daily fruit/veg servings. I find they also satisfy my sweet tooth; in a refreshing and guilt-free way!

I like to start my school day off with a smoothie, since they take me roughly 5mins to make and skull (blending in the Nutribullet literally takes 10 seconds). If I told someone I had only a smoothie for breakfast, however, they’d probably think I’m a typical overly health-conscious teen who runs away from carbs and skips meals.

no.

Eating healthy is all about replacing that McDonalds lunch with food that actually gives you nutrients and stopping that excessive snacking, especially on foods with lots of refined sugars and chemicals- these do nothing for your body! As a result of this you have more energy (since your body is receiving the nutrients it requires for optimum functioning) and you feel a lot happier 😀

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Back to the smoothie, here’s my Berry Breakfast Smoothie recipe that’s gonna leave you feeling energised and not feeling hungry.

Ingredients:

  • 1-2 cups [Frozen] berries of your choice (you can use fresh if you like)
  • 1/2 [frozen] banana 
  • 1/4 cup oats (or more or less. This will give you fibre and make you feel fuller)
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (or plain, the vanilla taste isn’t necessary. This will give some energy (via protein) + make you feel fuller, if you use the meal replacement kind)
  • Soy/almond milk

Fill up your blender with the fruits. I never use specific measurements, instead I add a handful of frozen cranberries (these little guys add a lot of colour and taste goood), six or seven large frozen strawberries, one or two frozen blackberries/raspberries, as well as whatever other frozen fruits I have in the freezer (e.g. apple slices, plum halves, blueberries). These fruits do not have to be frozen! In fact, you might find it’s cheaper to use fresh fruits (depending on what country/season you’re living in). Freezing your fruits will make your smoothie thicker, so I would suggest using fresh fruits + frozen banana so you have a smoothie-like consistency instead of a juice. I like my smoothie super thick, so I use mostly frozen fruits, depending on what’s in the fridge.

Moving on. Dump in your protein powder and your oats. Feel free to use more oats for a more wholesome drink! If you’re using mostly frozen fruits, the oats won’t really affect the texture of your smoothie since it’s already thick, but make sure it’s well blended 🙂

Fill up the blender with the milk of your choice. I add enough to reach the “max” line on my Nutribullet, which usually lies a cm or two above the fruit + powder/oat combo. Of course, if you add a lot of milk in comparison to the fruits, your smoothie will turn out more runny. Try to avoid using too much milk when using mostly fresh fruit as the result will be runny and more like a juice.

Blend away and enjoy!

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I know that was a lot of text, but the recipe really is simple- just dump everything in and blend it.
Once you’ve made a few smoothies, you’ll get the hang of how much/little you like to add of everything.

Happy healthy eating (/drinking)! [+ more recipes are to come]

-Fush

Cake Batter Fudge.

With my on going battle with the acne beast, fudge is probably the last thing I should be eating; but cake batter fudge?

jes plez.

Even better, this recipe requires 0 eggs, 4 ingredients, minimal effort and only 10 minutes (and uses cake mix from a box!).

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