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VEGAN OATMEAL MASTERPOST - a guide to the perfect vegan oatmeal

You might think ‘why the hell do we need a guide for that? I’ll just take soy-milk/yoghurt’ . But I don’t like the taste of pure soy-milk/yoghurt, so I tried different ways to prepare my oatmeal and I found the perfect one and now I’m going to share it with you!

PICK A BASE

your first step is to pick a base - no, I don’t mean soy-milk or soy-yoghurt - I mean fruit!

you need 1 cup of this base, for example:

  • strawberries (53cal)
  • raspberries (64 cal)
  • blueberries (83 cal)
  • peaches (66 cal)
  • apple (65cal)
  • pear (96 cal)

now throw your choice into your blender

PICK ANOTHER FLAVOR

you will need 1/2 cup of your choice, for example:

  •  fruit from the list above
  • baby spinach (3,5 cal)
  • pineapple (41 cal)
  • cherries (37.5 cal) - without the stone!
  • watermelon (23 cal)

now throw your choice into the blender

ADD YOGHURT

you will need about 3 tbsp of your choice, you can choose between plain soy-yoghurt (25cal) or flavoured ones (e.g. vanilla). I like both varieties! :)

as you know -> throw it in your blender!

PICK A MILK

you will need about 1/2 cup of your choice

there are so many different vegan milks out there- pick your fave!

  • plain soy-milk (26cal - depending on if you’re using the light version or not)
  • oat milk ( 24cal)
  • almond milk (24cal)
  • coconut milk (20cal)
  • rice milk (47 cal)

ADD SOME MORE FLAVOR

you can add some more flavor by adding 1tsp (or more ;) )  of your choice!

  • cacao-powder
  • cinnamon
  • vanilla
  • agave-nectar
  • maple syrup

PROTEIN?PROTEIN!

add some extra protein by adding this in!

  • 1 scoop protein powder
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • cashew
  • flax seeds
  • almonds

now blend!

you will get something that looks like a smoothie, but thinner! :)

if you want it even more thin you can  add some more ‘milk’

pour all in a bowl

TOP IT

this is my favourite part- top it with all you want and as much as you want ! some ideas

  • 1 banana (88cal)
  • 1 handful of your favourite berries
  • more chia seeds
  • apple
  • pear

and of course… OATS!

I take about 3 tbsps(30g) of oats - 111cal

but you can take more or less, just as you like

MY FAVOURTITE COMBINATIONS

strawberries +  peach + soy-yoghurt + soy-milk + 30g oats, topped with 1 banana and a handful of raspberries = 397cal

blueberries+ mango + vanilla-soy-yoghurt + soy-milk + 30g oats,topped with  1 banana and a handful of  strawberries = 384 cal

I always add a scoop of protein powder!

TIPS FOR CREATING YOUR PERFECT TASTE

  • if you like a ‘soft’ taste (I don’t know how to describe it otherwise) use blueberries as your base and add more ‘milk’
  • if you like a really intensive taste use raspberries as your base
  • Put all your ingredients, except the oats, into the fridge on the evening before. It will give the oatmeal a fresh kick.
  • if you like it really really refreshing use frozen fruits!
  • You like a warm breakfast ? great! Simply put your oatmeal into the oven for a few minutes or heat it up in the microwave

SOME MORE TIPS

  • buy frozen berries, they’re cheaper!
  • clean your blender right after using, so you won’t have to scrub it later
  • 'decorate' your oatmeal - more about that below!
  • try lots and lots of varieties, find your favourite taste!

WHY DECORATE?

If you place your toppings onto your oatmeal in a beautiful way it will not just look good in pictures, but also it will motivate you to keep eating healthy. It brings joy, and joy is needed to keep going. You won’t get bored of your oatmeal if you create a masterpiece every morning! Another reason is that studies have shown that people feel like a nice looking meal tastes better than a boring looking meal (even if it is the exact same meal!) – so go betray your taste buds!

Also a great way to motivate yourself is to post photos of your creations – tag them with #criardoats , I would love to see (and try) them!

TAKE THOSE BENEFITS

  • Oatmeal can lower your risk for several diseases, including high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes
  • Oatmeal also contains lignans, a plant chemical that has been found to prevent heart disease
  • whole grains such as oats are a source of iron, magnesium and B vitamins
  • Eating oatmeal can lower your cholesterol
  • Oatmeal keeps you full for a long time; stops cravings

(sources: healthyeating.sfgate.com)

 

now go and create your own bowl of heaven!:)

 

 

Some new fun goodies I’ve recently gotten! 

Necklace; the necklace is from nordstrom bp! 

Agenda; the agenda is from ban.do!

Washi Tape; the washi tape is from target!

iPhone Wallpaper; the iphone wallpaper is from tumblr!

Hope you enjoy! :-)

Life of a Capricorn Woman - Is success worth the sacrifice?

Among all women, Capricorns are probably the most capable of becoming successful, well-respected women in society. They’re control freaks, whether you like it or not - but that’s exactly how they get to the top of the mountain. It’s apparent that most men find controlling, smart and successful women difficult to approach and almost impossible to please. Women with power and authority find it more difficult to find the right partner due to the following reasons:

1. Our high standards don’t allow us to settle for anything less than perfection.
Capricorn women want to be with someone who understands them both intellectually and emotionally. They want a partner who has an equal or higher intelligence and emotional quotient as their own as they think time in a relationship could be better spent without the need to explain each other. Capricorn women are always in search for knowledge, therefore, their other half must be a resourceful, intelligent man. The ideal partner should be someone who can act like a mentor to her, at the same time, a best friend whom she can vent to, a family member whom she can rely on and a lover whom she can express her love to.

2. Successful women can attract those who only want to take advantage of them, and their status in the material world.
When Capricorn women gain things, whether it’s a status, wealth or even love, they tend to guard it with their life. Already naturally suspicious of mankind and their hidden motives, successful Capricorn women may become excessively protective of their material possessions. Accepting others in their lives, particularly men, become a potential threat.

3. Men prefer women with a lower socio-economic status over women with high authority.
Due to society’s conventions, most men must be the authority figure in a relationship. Perhaps, not all men aim to have complete control over their other half, but only a minority would not mind having a companion who is considerably, smarter, richer and more successful than them. Successful women ruin the order of how things are meant to be - the tradition of love. But that is beyond their fault.

4. Successful women are intimidating.
Most men are just not accustomed to take up the challenge of having a girlfriend or wife who is likely to empower them. Many are afraid of defeat against a female - they find that it may bruise their ego, or they may feel like the positions are switched. It seems that only successful men will have the guts to pursue an equally successful woman. The biggest concern is that many successful men are conceited and self-absorbed. It may be difficult to distinguish the “good man” from the lot. Not all hope is lost as there must be an incredibly rare few who are courageous and sincere.

5. Time
Successful women, especially if they’re Capricorns, will want to sustain or increase their success. Most if not all of their time is often dedicated to work. There is no doubt that Capricorns are workaholics - it is logical to them that more success means an increased workload, and if more work equals less time, then there’s no room for romance in that overly packed scheduled.

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Hi there! I’m afraid this is all I have to show for the last few days’ worth of progress - I haven’t been sitting still, but I’ve just not worked on anything but this thing, really. At least I made a bunch of progress! The background is essentially done now, except for the… background behind the background? Ther sky, I mean. I have only sketched that, it’s not final.

When that is done, I want to add more moving bits. I want the clouds to drift by, and some grass to rustle a bit in the wind, etc. Make it live a bit more. After that comes the rest of the UI (this is also a sketch), and then the models!

Watch on mediakillswomen.tumblr.com

Fitch, Please


Here’s what Ellen had to say about the new abercrombie and fitch size controversy. Do you agree or disagree with what Ellen has to say?

Why Capricorns "appear" Emotionless

Capricorns are often labelled as emotionless and coldblooded. They do happen to appear like unmovable creatures, but this is only because they know that feelings should not affect their rationality. Capricorns make sure that their opinions on controversial subjects are completely objective by filtering out their emotions. Appearing rational and logical is also very important to Capricorns, especially if their point of view is to be shared. Capricorns may consistently come across as “emotionless” beings, when in fact, they chose not to attend to feelings that can have negative effects on their judgement.

anonymous said:

Can you recommend any asexual blogs? The one I follow now is constantly bashing religion(I am a devout Christian asexual), but I don't want to unfollow them without having another place to go to about asexuality-specific issues. It just hurts to see someone praising one part of myself, but saying that something I chose to believe in is "only for ignorant bigots and assholes trying to deny reality." Ignoring the fact that religion has saved lives, mine included.

Incoming list of asexual blogs (not just tumblrs): GO!

asexual-not-a-sexual (tumblr)
asexual agenda (wordpress)
the thinking asexual (wordpress)
asexual advice (tumblr)
asexual experiences (tumblr)
asexual underground (blogspot)
asexual education (tumblr)
asexy stuff (blogspot)
House of ace: master post of ace and aro blogs (tumblr)
AVEN’s list of ace sites (forum)
asexuality exists: list of primarily ace blogs (tumblr)
asexuality exists (tumblr)
asexual people problems (tumblr)
Asexual fact of the day (tumblr)
grey-asexuality (tumblr)
life of an asexual (tumblr)
List of ace-type blogs (tumblr)


I hope this helps!

Hi there! This is the first post of (hopefully) many such posts I intend to make in which I sum up the current artworks I am working on, with descriptions, explanations, sketches and goals etcetera!

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Attracting the Female Capricorn

The Capricorn woman, born between December 22-Janurary 19, is a very strong and assertive woman. Every Capricorn woman has slight variations to her personality and demeanor, but overall, these women have strong underlying characteristics of loyalty, resourcefulness, a hardworking persona, ambitiousness, and patience.

When it comes to dating the Capricorn woman, you may face some challenges. These women are so into their own independence. If you are the traditional man (who wants to rescue your princess as the knight and shining amour), you may find it hard to affectionately woo her because she wants to be in charge of everything, including you. Yes, there are times when the Capricorn woman wants to get into her traditional role, but only at her discretion. She is not selfish, but she has a certain way of doing things in order to get or maintain balance and harmony in her life. 

1. Because of her underlying characteristics, she will expect you to respect and treat her with refined value. Yes. Capricorn women loved to be valued and held in high esteem. This means, they loved to feel wanted as they are very classy, conservative, and sophisticated ladies. Shower her with gifts that will genuinely interest her. Give her items that she really needs and wants. A sure fire way to turn her off is to either buy her super expensive and flashy gifts (especially early on into the relationship, you cannot buy her love) or by not at all even trying to put some thought into a gift, especially if it is too cheap.

2. Capricorn women feel best when they are in control of their surroundings and relationships. Once again, don’t despair if you are a man that wants to be in charge yourself. Just know that she is willing to share responsibilities in making a relationship work if you responsibly play your part. Never try to crush the leadership characteristics out of her because this is what makes her sexy and desirable. If you honor her independence, she will meticulously help you figure out things in real, smart, and practical ways.

3. While the Capricorn woman may seem to some dull and too conservative, on the contrary, she is full of passion and love, but is cautious and patient in sharing her emotions. Never rush her into a relationship because she needs to get a chance to know you.

4. In dialogue, talk about meaningful and relevant topics. Capricorn women love intelligent and stimulating conversations. While she may appear to be reserved or even shy in the beginning, she will eventually warm up to you if she can trust you. Do not go for “shock me, ” or “impress me,” topics. This is so the ultimate turn off for her. Instead, make her laugh with witty and goofy humor. This will help her relax and warm her; you’ll be surprised to find out her witty & silly she can be as well.

5. Plan your dates around cultural and healthful physical activities. Capricorn women bask in the fine arts. This includes theater, jazz clubs, art galleries, museums, and fancy restaurants. Remember, she works on schedules and promptness and keeping your word will win you triple bonus points. Plan your moves as she is weary on spontaneity. Capricorn women love fun and fit activities that involve her favorite fitness activities. Don’t be reluctant to participate in a brisk run through the park with her as her health is of high value to her. Value your body and stay fit. She adores a man that respects his body and health.

6. Finally, patience is a virtue with this lovely lady. She is passionately loyal, mysterious, caring, and responsible and thus, she expects the same strong ideals.

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