Ode to a jar of Nutella

Can you believe that an entire day is being dedicated to the hazelnut-chocolate deliciousness that is Nutella, and today, of all the days in the world I don’t have any at home? BLASPHEMY I tell you!

While I try to go mend my broken heart with some crappy substitute, let me try and make your evening. Since it’s the season of strawberries and they’re in abundance, I looked up a great recipe for a strawberry – Nutella milkshake.

All you need:

1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup strawberries
2 big scoops of vanilla ice cream
6 big tbsp cup Nutella

Method:

1. Combine the milk, strawberries, ice cream, and Nutella and blend until smooth.

2. Pour the milkshake into a tall glass.

3. Top it up with half a scoop of ice cream with and some Nutella poured over. To make it look more inviting, I suggest placing sliced strawberry on the rim of the glass. You’re all set:)

P.S. You may want to workout harder at the gym tomorrow

HAPPY WORLD NUTELLA DAY!

Recipe is courtesy of: http://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/strawberry-nutella-milkshake/

Wake Up and Smell The Cinnamon!

Damn, that nasty alarm went off again. I don’t like Tuesday. It’s the second Monday. My puppy isn’t sleeping near me anymore to wake me up with a sloppy kiss. Not a good start; but wait! I have a yum breakfast waiting for me in my fridge ๐Ÿ˜€

Clearly, I’m not a morning person. I ONLY wake up on time because I know it’s a good habit and it’s good to be disciplined, etc.. Oh and it makes my parents happy. I have to kick myself out of bed every single day. The one thing I look forward to every morning is a delicious breakfast. In an ideal world this means means fluffy pancakes drizzled with honey, waffles with whipped cream and strawberries.. what it also means is BIG calories (makes me want to go back to sleep already..). So, I’ve been turning to bran or wheat cereal with a ย slice of wheat bread, or pulses cooked at home with a slice of bread. This routine has become so terribly redundant that the sight of these foods now makes me nauseous. However, I simply cannot function without a good, fulfilling breakfast so I decided to experiment a little last night.

A mason jar, uncooked oats, LOTS OF CINNAMON with strawberries and bananas. Voila – I found my breakfast calling!

This recipe is hassle-free, super easy, quick, very healthy and above all, DELISH. There’s not one ingredient that isn’t good for you.

Oats – lower cholesterol, weight management, high fibre content

Cinnamon – blood sugar control, weight management, anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial

Milk – Duh

Fruits – filled with nutrients, fibre and good sugars

This recipe serves one.

You will need:

1/4 cup uncooked oats (I use the usual, Quaker)
1/2 cup cold milk (skimmed)
Cinnamon powder (as much as you like, I used 2 tbsp)
3 medium sized strawberries, chopped
1 small, ripe banana, sliced

1. Before you get to bed, grab hold of a mason jar (or frankly, any other will do. Mason jars are just purrrrrty ๐Ÿ™‚ ) and add all of the above ingredients together.
2. Mix gently with a spoon and shut the lid tight.
3. Refrigerate overnight and the next morning you will have a great breakfast waiting for you! You can even have it on the go if you’re running late ๐Ÿ™‚

That’s literally all you have to do. A brilliant breakfast ready for you in under 5 minutes.

Here are some other breakfast ideas I found online if you’re in the mood to experiment – http://greatist.com/health/healthy-fast-breakfast-recipes

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Image courtesy: Pintrest.com

I apologise, I haven’t been able to do a shoot, hence the image has been borrowed from Pintrest.