I realised it’s time to pick up my civics books and start studying for the final exam I have in a fortnight! Next week I have my finals in English and Finnish but I’m not stressing over them at all, as languages have always been a piece of cake for me.
Generally speaking, I’m actually prioritising the issue of what to bring with me as snacks! I mean 6 hours is a long time and I need some comfort food to make feel better if the exams end up being unexpectedly hard 🌞
Creamy breakfast smoothie cups to give you energy for the day!
Gluten free | Vegan | Organic | Fructose-Free
Ingredients (makes 2) 1 cup of fair-trade cold brew coffee 1 cup of non-dairy milk (almond, hemp or coconut) ¼ cup of ground chia seeds 1 pinch of cinnamon 1 tbsp coconut butter 1 tsp of maca powder 1 tbsp toasted coconut flakes
Method: 1. Blend ingredients until smooth, the ground chia seeds should create a thick consistency, add more if required. 2. Serve and top with extra cinnamon & coconut flakes 3. Enjoy!
some blended coffee (coconut mocha! i missed it so much!) and finishing up my second research poster draft before i send it to my mentor. i was having some problems with it, but we did a bit of peer review today and my poster is going along much better now. have good day!
Scrubs are great when your skin is need of a little boost. Coffee is literally a reviver as it gets people up and moving. There’s tons of coffee scrubs out there since coffee beans are also known to also make your skin glow. Coffee grounds target cellulite , stretch marks, psoriasis, varicose veins, eczema, acne and scarring.
Coffee body scrubs are actually super easy to make. Although it may get a little messy, it’s definitely worth it as it smooths out lumps and bumps, as well as moisturizes and tones your skin.
Here’s how you can make your own coconut coffee body scrub!
1. Mix all of the ingredients together until well-combined. If your coconut oil is solid, gently heat it until it melts, but wait for it to go back to room temperature before adding the other ingredients. This is to ensure that your exfoliants don’t dissolve in the oil! 2. Once mixed, store your scrub in an air-tight container. 3. Enjoy!
Beef (Ground beef, steak, roasts, and stew meat) Stick with fattier cuts where possible aka eat as much RIBEYE as possible lol
Pork (Ground pork, pork loin, pork chops, tenderloin, and ham)
Poultry (Chicken, duck, turkey)
Other Meat (Veal, Goat, Lamb)
Bacon and Sausage!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Fruits and Veggies
green bell pepper
Nuts and seeds
Broth ( Loaded with vitamins and nutrients. More importantly, it will kickstart your energy by replenishing your electrolytes)
Tea (black or green)
Coconut/Almond milk. You can use the unsweetened versions in the carton from the store to replace your favorite dairy beverage.
Flavoring. The small packets that are flavored with sucralose or stevia are fine. You can alternatively add a squeeze of lemon, lime, or orange to your water bottle.
Alcohol. Choose hard liquor
Condiments and Sauces
Ketchup (choose low, or no sugar added)
Mayonnaise (choose cage-free and avocado oil where possible)
Sauerkraut (choose low, or no sugar added)
Relish (choose low, or no sugar added)
Salad Dressings (choose fattier dressings like ranch, caesar, and unsweetened vinaigrettes)
Stevia. One of the most common sugar substitutions used on the market today. Incredibly sweet with no glycemic impact. The liquid form is preferred.
Sucralose. A very easy, but very sweet substitution to sugar that has a lot of misinformation around it. Many people confuse this with Splenda, but sucralose is the pure sweetener. Liquid versions are preferred.
Erythritol. This is a great sugar substitution that has 0 glycemic impact. It’s special because it passes through our bodies undigested, and is excreted without absorbing the carbs.
Monk fruit. This is a less common sweetener and usually used in combination with others. While somewhat rare, if you can find it, it makes a great balanced sweetener.
Various blends. There are numerous brands on the market that combine these sweeteners in their ratios. Be careful and read the ingredients.
🍁 woke up around 7:40 and it was the perfect gloomy weather
🍁 for breakfast I had a big cup of black coffee and a coconut yogurt, melon and granola bowl. I made granola for the first time this sunday and it’s so good I’ve been using it all the time
🍁 went to the library. I have a study calendar on my bullet journal to keep me organized
🍁 the sun was shining and I took a study break to eat a banana
🍁 had fusilli pasta with vegetables and red beans in tomato sauce for lunch
🍁 went back to the library to study civil law. I made overnight oats yesterday so I had that for a mid-afternoon snack while at the library
🍁 since I spent most of the day indoors, I decided to go outside with a friend for a run
🍁 had dinner at a local burger place with my boyfriend. I had a tofu and mushroom burger (with carob bread) and a side of potato chips
🍁 went to see a movie. Yes the cinema popcorn is full of sugar, but I think I can live with that. Went to bed at half past midnight.