2 smoothie ideas + vegan challenge update

Hey lovelies happy Friday… we haven’t cooked on here this month, which is quite weird considering that we are on a vegan challenge. I am really sorry about that, having to blog without a camera is a bit of hard work, and my internet connection does not seem to be helping much. End of rant! About the challenge… we are doing quite well, apart from my psyche levels going down and me grabbing a cake sometime on day four-five there, we are still going strong. I haven’t done a successful workout just yet though. I have been doing my teas a lot more, and also trying to improve my water game as well.

Anyway, a great way to incorporate fruit into your diet apart from eating it (which by the way is the best way) is to Smoothie it out. This is because you get to juice it as it were without losing the fiber part of it. Normal juice is actually not as healthy as we may suppose it is because we sieve out all the fiber thus stripping the fruit of its amazing benefits as far as supplying body sugar is concerned. Read that here.

Smoothies are also a great pre-workout grab!!! Here are two of my absolutely favorite smoothies.

MANGO Smoothie

What you need

  • Chopped mango

  • ½ cup of water

  • Ice cubes

What to do

  • Put the ingredients in a blender and blend

  • It is important that you do not dilute the mango because we don’t want to add sugar to our juice and we also want it to remain thick

  • You can add milk of your choice (soy, almond etc). I just don’t like the sound of milk in my fruit.

BANANA-PINEAPPLE smoothie

What you need

  • 1 banana sliced

  • Chopped pineapple

  • ½ cup water

  • Ice cubes

What to do

  • You may freeze the banana before hand

  • Mix the ingredients in a blender and blend away

The banana Smoothie is very very filling by the way. This is such an awesome way to give your body good vibes in the morning!!

Adding Chia seeds or any seed to your Smoothie definitely adds more nutrients to your Smoothie. Organic vegan protein powder is also welcome.

Ever tried smoothies? I would love to know.

Sunshine all the way,

Nyake.

Me time routine

Heyyy

So as I mentioned in an earlier post, I love to pamper myself. I do it more frequently now because my body has been and still is under so much pressure to perform such strenuous tasks (i.e project things). One would think that pampering has to be so expensive but contrary to most opinions, it doesn’t have to. This post is just about to show you how I achieve my pampering sessions at home by myself and in an inexpensive way.

Before that though, its important to note that pampering is a good way to relax your body and help it to get rid of the bad stuff.

BODY SCRUBS are a great way to exfoliate the skin which gets rid of the dead cells. It also helps in circulation of blood which means your skin is more nourished. Since the skin is the most peripheral organ of the body, often it doesn’t get enough blood due to various factors of lifestyle and so it’s actually cool to conjure proper circulation. Did I mention how well your skin absorbs moisture after a good scrub?

MASSAGES are also a great way to help boost circulation and great for relaxation as well. The best part about this is if someone (i.e. your significant other) is doing it for you, it’s a great way to bond as well ey? *insert cheeky emoji*. Also, who likes to have a scalp massage? It is actually great for hair growth as well.

SALT BATHS are absolutely relaxing as well. You don’t have to have a bath tub, you could make a salt scrub (for the shower peoples) or add some to your hot bucket showers. Also soaking your feet in salty water is a great way to relax your feet especially after a long walk in heels. (can I get an amen somebody?)

I pamper once to twice a week simply because I can and it has also been kind of chilly which has necessitated the warm baths and body scrubs even more just to keep the body up for the cold weather. This is how I do it,

I either: -PREPOO SCRUB with my DIY coco-carb scrub

-wash my face with African black soap

-scrub my face then use a mask

-take a bucket bath with my shower gel

-rinse out my scrub

-moisturize

Or :

-Do my facial routine

-take a bucket bath with my shower gel

-scrub with a store bought scrub

– rinse out the scrub

-moisturize

Then; -wear your cotton pyjamas

-Get your cup of tea… hot tea

-Grab your favourite book (or if you are like me, a coloring book)

-Get into your sheets and or bean bag.

Have a relaxed day, won’t you?

How else do you pamper yourself / relax?

Love and love

Nyake

Recent Favourite Habits

Hello loves,

Happy Sunday, the day we all get to prepare for a busy week ahead. Hope you have been great as I have. Today I thought I’d share with you a few of the things I have been loving of late and have been giving me life. I compiled both habits and products.

1.Waking up early.

Im such an early bird, I love to wake up as early as four and I find it quite interesting to work in the silence of the early morning. Though I have been a little over board with this early thing and my body is tired right now, I still find it really awesome to wake up early in the morning.

2.Pampering myself

Having mentioned how my body has been overworking, this has become my favourite activity. It helps your body to relax especially when you don’t have enough time to let your body relax naturally and rejuvenate itself. A bonus is that the products smell so good.

3.Coloring

My friend Winny got me this absolute bae, yea an adult coloring book as a way to channel my inner creativity. I wanted it so bad! Thanks Winny. Did I also say it is a great way to relax your brain? You can get one for yourself here.

4.Walks.

Walking is a great relaxing way to exercise. I have been taking these with B seeing that we are forest peoples and love outdoors so much. Great places to have walks include Karura forest, it has really long trails that are exciting.

5.Me- time/ time alone

Time alone is great for re-evaluating and reflecting on your life, (and no this is not meant to sound deep). Taking time alone does give you the necessary recharge you need to go on with life. Best time alones are spent in meditation and also prayer. I sometimes color, listen to music or tag B along and have serious conversations.

5.Cooking

You usually feel so much better when you eat well, and eat good food yes? This is also true in my case, except that I feel way better knowing that I can prepare good food as well. I have tried and failed, sometimes succeded to make absolutely awesome dishes that I will share on the blog a little later.

What have you loved of late? I would love to know…share with me in the comments section below.

Xxx

Nyake.