My Kickass Coffee Smoothie Recipe no one Asked for!

Seriously I swear by this. As someone with anxiety (who can’t handle too much caffeine on an empty stomach) and depression (who needs that caffeine), this is my go-to.

What you need:

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • Peanut butter
  • Milk (my lactose intolerant ass uses lactose free)
  • Hazelnut milk (optional)
  • Coffee of choice (instant or espresso)
  • Blender

Steps:

  • Break bananas into the jug and add big ol’ teaspoon of peanut butter
  • In a mug add 1-1.5 tsp coffee (or as strong as you like) and add just enough boiling water to melt it all in an espresso-like amount
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  • Toss that into the jug
  • Using the same mug fill it with milk and toss that in too. (I add a bit more milk to the jug and use half milk and half hazelnut milk)
  • Add about 4 ice cubes.
  • Blend that shit good
  • Enjoy 👌☕😘
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recipe time!

this is an absolute life hack. it’s not super low cal BUT it’s actual noodles, not some shirataki bullshit, and it makes a big portion, is super quick and easy and feels like you’re actually eating something normal for once! here it goes:

  1. get a pack of instant ramen!
  2. put the noodles in a pot with enough water for them to swim in there
  3. add the seasoning from the package if you like it! i usually avoid using the seasoning oil to save some calories, but i use the chilli powder and the dry flavouring
  4. add in any seasoning you can find. i use pepper, garlic, chilli, sometimes curry - just throw in whatever you think you might like
  5. if you want this to be an even bigger meal, add small potatos for 50 calories each or some vegetables, i find mushrooms, onions and carrots work great for very little calories
  6. put stove on high until its boiling, then reduce to medium heat and go do something else for like ten minutes. the longer you let it sit, the more liquid the noodles will absorb and the bigger it’ll all look in the end, so i tend to just fuck off and watch a youtube video for a while and come back whenever
  7. you’re done! put it all in a bowl and enjoy. for extra ana vibes™, i use a tea spoon and a small fork to eat it and i drink all the liquid spoon by spoon before i get to the noodles. it’s really filling, warm, tastes great and makes you feel super satisfied for less than 300 calories! (depending on what veggies etc you added and what brand you bought; the bowl pictured below had around 270 calories)

this is also great when you’re with others because it looks really unsuspicious. the life hack part of this is boiling the noodles in a pot and letting them stay in there for a bit instead of just putting hot water on top of them, which makes the portion half the size of what it could be and way less satisfying.

i hope you enjoy!


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➺ yeto’s superb soup recipe

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Originally posted by noctiscaelums

You tired, uh? You have some. It give you energy.

a simple recipe for pumpkin & goat cheese soup, based off the soup from the legend of zelda: twilight princess!

➺ ingredients:

main

❥ pumpkin (1 can purée)

❥ goat cheese (5 ounces)

❥ vegetable broth (1 quart)

❥ potatoes (1 cup, diced)

❥ celery (1 cup, diced)

❥ carrots (1 cup, diced)

❥ garlic (3 cloves)

❥ cinnamon (½ tsp)

❥ brown sugar (4 tbsps)

❥ evaporated milk (1 can)

❥ butter (2 tbsps)

garnish

❥ heavy cream (as much as desired)

❥ goat cheese (as much as desired)

❥ black pepper (¼ tsp)

❥ salt (½ tsp)

melt butter in a pot. add in potatoes, celery, and carrots and sauté them for 5 minutes. add in garlic, and sauté for another 5 minutes.

add in the vegetable broth to the mix, and bring to a boil. lower the temperature and simmer it for 10 minutes.

add in the pumpkin and cinnamon. simmer for 15 minutes.

blend soup in batched in a blender or food processor until smooth.

return it to the pot and continue heating it on low. stir in the remaining ingredients and cook until well-blended.

season with salt, pepper, heavy cream, and any remaining goat cheese.

once it’s finished, pour into a bowl and enjoy!

Quarantine, Day 117

July 6

Today was a day mostly devoted to cat things, so brace yourselves! Nothing bad though, only good. I took Bixby and Barry to the rescue today for their snap tests, distemper vaccines and second deworming. I had to use my bigger carrier because they do not fit together into the carrier I brought them home in, as they are huge now. Each of them tested negative for feline leukemia, excellent news, and each of them is well over three pounds now, which means they are eligible for neutering! They also both behaved themselves beautifully, with a minimum of hissing despite being manhandled around for various blood tests and shots. They are scheduled for neutering on the 15th, perfect timing for us to get them fixed, let them recover a couple days, and then take them in to get adopted just in time to leave for the wedding. It’s all coming together, yeeeeesss (steeples fingers).

As a reward, if only a coincidental one, the three story kennel arrived today, and it is amazing. It took several hours to put it together, especially since I reinforced every join with extra zip ties for stability, but it looks great and they really like it. There’s so much more room and light, and they’re going to be so much less filthy with more room between kitten and water dishes and soft sleeping places and litter box. (It would be even better if Barry would stop sleeping in the new big litterbox, but we’ll take it in baby steps.) I also got a bag of cat toys from another foster, so they will be living the life of Riley for the next nine days or so. 

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In other kitten news, remember Rosa and Jackie, my babies from before we had to drop everything and run to North Carolina a couple months ago? They are coming up for adoption soon too, and their foster put up pictures of them in the kitten roundup on Facebook. I can’t believe how big and gorgeous they have gotten! Especially Jackie, who was so small and so sick that I despaired of her living through the night at one point. Those are the sort of before and after pictures you hang up on your wall to look at when the bottlefeeding is not going well or the kittens get yet another bout of diarrhea. 

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Bixby, Barry, Rosa and Jackie may well all end up at the rescue at the same time, which is kind of funny, given that Rosa and Jackie have been with the rescue for months and the boys for just a few weeks. I gotta say, socializing feral kittens for adoption is a hell of a lot more time and cost effective than raising orphans, but we still try to save every kitten that we can. Even with Bix and Barry the shelter won’t break even on their hundred dollar adoption fees, but with Rosa and Jackie it’s well under half the cost, and then there are kittens like Latte who need emergency vetting and prolonged medical foster, where it’s maybe ten percent. So I guess what I’m saying is donate to your local animal shelters to help save adorable kittens (and also cats, and possibly dogs if you’re into that!) 

I took time out from putting the kennel together to make a parmesan chicken bake for supper, and it was excellent as usual. It’s super easy too, you just put chicken breasts in a baking dish (I butterfly them a little if they’re super thick,) then cover them with a paste made of a cup of mayonnaise, a half cup of parmesan cheese, a half-tablespoon seasoning salt and a teaspoon of garlic powder. Bake it on 375 for 45 minutes and voila, delicious. It’s one of my favorite recipes and it let me use up those chicken breasts that only had a couple of good days left. I’m trying not to waste food these days, especially meat, but raw chicken just goes over so fast! At least it’s versatile. 

Gotta wake up early tomorrow to do a food distribution with the peninsula foodbank people. At least there’s no rain in the forecast this time so it shouldn’t be quite as miserable as last time, but it’s going to be 82 degrees by 9am, so it might be miserable in new and different ways. Still, people have got to eat! I shall reward myself with an iced coffee on the way there to keep my morale up. And maybe afterwards too, to get my temperature down. It could be a very coffee day. 

Summer solstice honey cakes ☀️🌻

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Happy summer solstice! Here’s a recipe to honour the day:

(Makes about 30 cupcakes or 2 big cakes)

Ingredients:

Cake:

450g plain flour

225g butter

4 tbsp honey

150g sugar

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp salt

4 eggs

250 ml milk

1 tsp vanilla extract


Icing:

150g icing sugar

20 ml water

1 tsp cinnamon

As much honey as you want

Lavender (optional)


1. Lay out cake cases or grease your tray if you are making one big cake and preheat your oven to 180C/350F

2. Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt together

3. Add the eggs, honey, butter, milk and vanilla extract and mix until smooth

4. Put the mixture into whatever you are baking it in

5. Bake for 20mins (cupcakes) or 40mins (big cake)

6. Whilst cakes are baking prepare your icing. Mix together the icing sugar, water, cinnamon and honey until smooth. Add more water if you need to.

7. Once the cakes are done, take them out and leave to cool

8. When the cakes are cool, drizzle the icing onto them. Add lavender if you wish

9. Eat!

Celebrating Litha in the Kitchen - Kitchen Witchcraft Recipes for Litha / Summer Solstice
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Originally posted by milamai


Kitchen witchcraft recipes for Litha

Summer solstice is upon up and I don’t know for you but I am celebrating mainly inside. This year I am feeling really inspired in the Kitchen. I have published a great recipe that I created for this sabbat. Since lots of us are still staying inside for Litha, I made a selection of recipes you could try to add a bit of Kitchen Witchcraft to your celebrations! All those bloggers and you tubers are amazing and I highly recommend that you visit their pages, you might discover some gems!

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Originally posted by cozy-aesthetics

Lemon, Lavender, and Thyme Madeleines. A Midsummer treat! https://witchy-kitchen-craft.tumblr.com/post/621382849796489216/lemon-lavender-and-thyme-madeleines-a-midsummer

Litha Sun Cakes :: The Witches Corner https://youtu.be/p0GRlNXtmkI

Super Moist Honey Lemon Pound Cake Recipe | Homemade Food by Amanda https://youtu.be/6ovBEkFQuyg

Beautiful Floral Shortbread Cookies || Floral Shortbreads for Litha || Litha Recipe https://youtu.be/yifxdT8Ony0

Magick Chamomile Sweet Rolls || Anti-Anxiety Spell https://youtu.be/Ct7-wcS-Nm0

Magick Litha Lemon Cake 🍋 Summer Solstice Kitchen Witchery 🍋 Litha Recipe https://youtu.be/IDvcLrRcLJ4

Litha Celebrating The Summer Solstice 🌞 Everyday Summer Solstice Rituals & Magick https://youtu.be/WLlWSL7fQxE

LITHA RECIPE | Magickal Midsummer Lemon & Elder Tart | Summer Solstice cake https://youtu.be/2DDgXLZla7w

My Witch’s Year | Summer Solstice & Midsummer | Honeycake & Fae Offering https://youtu.be/JOxDkE0DmpU

Honey Lemon Upside-Down Cake

Solstice Cookies: https://deerhoofandrabbitsfoot.tumblr.com/post/175022965984/solstice-cookies-appropriate-for-both-the-summer

Summer solstice honey cakes ☀️🌻https://childofthecrowmoon.tumblr.com/post/621445997214777344/summer-solstice-honey-cakes

Kitchen Witchcraft Correspondances for Litha

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Originally posted by cozy-aesthetics

Don’t want to follow a precise recipe but still want to celebrate in the kitchen? Don’t worries I got you! We are at the peak of Summer, think fresh fruits and vegetables, lemonades, fruit cakes. Try to choose something that grows in abundance in your region and that is in season.

Food

  • Fresh fruits
  • Fresh vegetables
  • Lemons
  • Honey
  • Lemonades
  • Ice creams
  • Ales and Meads
  • Butternut Squash
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Carrots

Herbs:

  • Chamomile
  • Rose
  • Honeysyckle,
  • Oak
  • Lavender
  • Yarrow,
  • Elder
  • Thyme
  • Ginger
  • Basil
  • Rosemary
  • Mint

Here we are! I hope this will keep you inspire for the new season! We are already half of the year. It has been weird and difficult so far but now is the time to celebrate all the hard work we have done and set up new goals and intention for the other half of the year.

Blessed be!

Have a wonderful Litha!

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Originally posted by cozy-aesthetics

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☀️ Lemon Lavender Litha Cookie RECIPE! ☀️

This was highly requested so here we go! I hope you enjoy this recipe, and I also wish all of you a beautiful and bright Litha!

YOU WILL NEED:

• 1 cup room temperature butter

• 1 ¼ cup powdered sugar (regular sugar is fine, but powdered is recommended for a fluffier cookie)

• ½ tsp vanilla extract

• 2 cups flour (i actually ended up using around a ¼th of a cup more, but it depends on how wet/dry your dough is)

• Splash of coconut milk

• 1 large lemon’s worth of zest

• Half a lemon squeezed

• 1 ½ tbs dried lavender

Add your butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, lemon juice and zest to a large mixing bowl. Mix together until smooth.

Gradually add your flour. When it comes together, add in the lavender and kneed dough with your hands until all flour is combined. You’re looking for a soft, pliable dough that’s still moist but dry enough to roll.

Roll the dough into desired thickness, cut out your shapes (i did circles and stars, just because 😊). Bake these yummy cookies for 8-10 minutes, or until golden brown on the bottom. Cool completely and serve with a glaze. I made my glaze with powdered sugar, lemon juice and concentrated lavender tea.

To make this magickal, it’s important to know the key ingredient correspondences!

  • Lavender is used for calmness, serenity, purification and rest.
  • Lemon can be used for sun and moon magick, happiness, aura purification, rejuvenation and longevity.

Feel free to add other herbs or spices to make this recipe unique to your practice!

I meditated a lot while making this recipe, and invited my deities to be with me while I worked. I put my personal intentions for rejuvenation, serenity and happiness for the upcoming summer months. I lit some candles, cast a circle before starting and spent some time really focusing on my desired outcome.

I hope you enjoy this Litha recipe! Have fun with it, and have a blessed sabbat ☀️

Strawberry Mint Lemonade

  • ½ C. Granulated White Sugar
  • ½ C. Water
  • 4 Lemons, Juiced (about ½-¾ C.)
  • ½ C. Sliced Strawberries
  • 1 Tbsp. Granulated Sugar
  • ¼ C. Fresh Mint Leaves
  • 2 C. Water

(I know the way I wrote out the measurements is funky, but it is divided for how it needs to be used.)

Begin by slicing your strawberries and put them in a small bowl. Toss with 1 Tbsp. granulated sugar and set aside.

In a small pot, stir together ½ cup granulated white sugar with ½ cup water. Turn the burner on low and heat until the sugar is completely dissolved, creating a simple syrup. Remove from heat.

Either chop up your mint leaves or grind them in a mortar and pestle to release the oils. Mix it in with your strawberries. After about 10 minutes, mash up your strawberries with a fork or potato masher to help release the juices.

Add your strawberry-mint mixture to a small container (I used a jar, but you can use a small pitcher or whatever you have on hand). Pour warm simple syrup over the fruit and let stand for a few minutes. Mix aggressively, or shake if you are using a jar. Add the lemon juice and 2 cups of cold water. Stir well. Let stand in the fridge for several hours, or overnight.

If you are like me and hate pulp in your drinks: let the mixture stand overnight and strain into another container to get rid of the floaty bits. 

Note: I like pretty sour lemonade, so if you don’t love sour things either use less lemon juice or increase the amount of simple syrup. 

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I finally finished my second secret recipe comic Chinese Spicy Crab with rice cake (香辣蟹脚年糕) !  It’s one of my family and friend’s favorite, and you would definitely love it if you are a seafood lover like me. 

Also, please don’t kill the crab by yourself.. it was really not a pleasant experience for me

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TIRAMISU TO UNLOCK YOUR INNER GODDESS

Why tiramisu? Well because it has multiple layers, depth, and flavor, just like a goddess. Everyone has a inner goddess, and sometimes we forget, suppressing that power from within. Instead, let the energy flourish…

As you make this recipe repeat this indication when stirring, and before you consume 3 times.

“Goddess I am and make no mistake,

a spoonful of glamour is all it takes.”

For the lady fingers:

3 eggs (seperated)

goddess energy, fertility, glamour

¼ cup sugar

sweetness, abundance, love

1 tbsp buttermilk

goddess energy, fertility, maternal instincts

1 tsp vanilla extract

love, romance, passion, strong feminine energy

1 thumb of cinnamon (about the size of where your fingerprint is)

to complement goddess energy with her male counterpart energy

1 pinch nutmeg

love, strength, passion, love, all the things a goddess has

1 cup flour

consistency

4 tbsp powdered sugar

to make life sweeter, a trait all goddesses possess


For the Mascarpone cream:

5 egg yolks

goddess energy, fertility, glamour

1 ¾ cup mascarpone

like wine, the goddess ages gracefully, only to be reborn in spirit

1 ¼ cup heavy whipping cream

new beginnings, fertility, the ability to nurture and possess feminine energy 

½ cup sugar

love, irresistibility, the ability to make life sweeter


For the expresso soak:

1 ½ cups espresso/strong brewed coffee

for an added kick, which all goddess have

3 tbsp sugar

for sweetness to balance out the bitters

You can add a couple tbsp of liquor if you so wish

to empower others, a spoonful is all it takes


Directions:

In a bowl beat your egg yolks along with half your sugar, a pinch of nutmeg and cinnamon, and then your vanilla. Beat them aggressively until they become pale in color and nice and fluffy.

In a separate bowl, add in your egg whites, the rest of your sugar, and a pinch of cream of tartar if you’d like. Whip the whites until they become stiff peaks. This should take around 4-5 minutes depending on your mixer, or if your doing it by hand. Maybe about 2 plays of Bryce Fox - Horns. Next, with a spoon, dollop about a ¼ of your egg white mixture into your egg yolk mixture.

Fold in, making sure not to over mix. Once it is fully incorporated, add in the rest of the egg white, and continue to fold. Now that everything is fully incorporated, sift in your flour. You can really use any flour you’d like, except for bread flour. But almond flour is a good alternative to those who are gluten free. 

Gently fold the flour in. Prepare a piping bag, and fill it with your lady finger batter. On two metal sheets lined with parchment paper, pipe the batter into 3 inch long lines, that are about 1 inch wide.

Dust with powdered sugar. At an oven temperature of 350 F, bake the lady fingers for 15 minutes or until done. Let them cool completely, and store in the refrigerator if needed for later use.

Now in a bowl, add in egg yolks and sugar over a double boiler. Contastly whisk or else you run the risk of scrambling your eggs. Do this until smooth. Now with an electric mixer on a high speed beat the hell out of it until it becomes light and fluffy, almost resembling soft egg white pecks. You want to mix until the egg is cooked enough. 

Beat your mascarpone until smooth, and then fold into your egg yolk mix until smooth and lumpless. In a separate bowl, whip your heavy whipping cream until it becomes whipped cream. Fold into mascarpone mix until smooth, but making sure not to over mix.

Make your espresso ahead of time and add it to a bowl. Combine sugar, and liquor if you would like. Now with a pan you wish to hold your tiramisu in, by your side, swifty dunk your lady fingers in the expresso mixture and line them up evenly in the pan. Be quick or else your lady fingers will fall apart.

Pour in half of your mascarpone cream, and smooth evenly over with an offset spatula. Dunk your remaining lady fingers in the espresso mixture and line them equally along the top. Pour in the rest of your cream and smooth again.

Cover with cling wrap, and refrigerate 4 hours, to overnight (I recommend overnight.) The next day, dust with a layer of cocoa powder and serve!

Remember that a goddess always makes her daily habits a ritual of self-care and beauty, so you can also add garnishes like mint leaves or fresh grated chocolate, as a representation of her charm, charisma, and her ability to shine and stand out among her peers.

When you eat this imagine feeding your inner goddess energy, letting it flourish, and grow…

Energizing Green Tea Potion!

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Originally posted by itadakimasu-letmeeat

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of sun water
  • 1 green tea bag
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/8 teaspoon (tsp.) minced ginger root
  • 1/8 tsp. grated lemon zest
  • 1 cardamom pod, crushed
  • ½ tablespoon (tbsp.) honey
  • A bowl or cup
  • A strainer
  • A mug

Directions

  1. Combine the green tea bag, minced ginger root, grated lemon zest, and crushed cardamom pod in a bowl or cup.
  2. Add boiling sun water to the ingredients and let steep for 5 to 6 minutes.
  3. Discard green tea bag and strain liquid into mug of your choice.
  4. Add honey and stir clockwise with cinnamon stick, stirring in your intentions (think about the energy you need to gain to accomplish what you have to do that day while stirring). Discard cinnamon stick when done.
  5. Drink and enjoy!

Correspondences

☀️ Sun water: energy, happiness

🍵 Green tea: energy, cleansing, health

💪 Cinnamon: strength, prosperity

🍋 Lemon zest: clarity, refreshment

⚡ Ginger: increase energy/personal power

💭 Cardamom: concentration, creativity

🍯 Honey: happiness, encouragement


Feel free to substitute, add, or get rid of any of the ingredients if you dislike them or are allergic! Green tea by itself already has a lot of energizing properties, everything else is just an added bonus!