After I wake up, I’m always confronted with the frustrating realization that it’s time for breakfast. Most days, if I have somewhere to be right away, I’ll drink a coffee or a hot water with lemon, throw my bag over my shoulder, and head out. In this instance, breakfast is non-existent. On the days where I have more leisure time once I roll myself out of bed, the need for breakfast arrives, slowly but surely.
Most people have their routines for breakfast. A bowl of oatmeal, two scrambled eggs, or a piece of toast with tea. Me? I’m all over the place. Literally. Some days, I crave the warmth and comfort of bacon, eggs, and toast. Other days, I wake up with an incredible sweet-tooth, soothed only by as much fruit as I can get my hands on.
Only the other day, my eyes shot open. After glancing at my mop of hair in the mirror of my closet door, it was time for breakfast. Completely out of routine for me, I walked to the kitchen with nothing but a blender, frozen fruit, my trusty almond milk, and a vision for a better breakfast.
Instagram was my queen the night before. The smoothie bowls I’d been searching had inspired me to make my own (if only for the photo I could add to my own feed).
This is the result.
Here’s what I included:
– Frozen mango chunks
– Frozen berry medley
– Unsweetened vanilla
– Qi’a Superfood
To get the right consistency for a smoothie bowl, and to make sure your toppings don’t sink to the bottom, I recommend using more frozen fruit and less liquid – at least at the beginning.
The last entry I submitted to this online journal of random thoughts and musings saw me reflect on my time in Toronto – a new place with new opportunities. A little over a month later, I’ve finally found the nerve to sit down, stretch my fingers, and type something worth sharing.
Three months into the most intensive program I’ve ever committed myself to and sometimes I feel like I’m drowning.
Public relations is no joke – a fact I thought I had grasped before I moved to Toronto. I was sure this program was it. I’d found my place. There was no looking back.
Most people, myself included, spend lots of time each week in their kitchen. Cooking, baking and cleaning are only a few of the tasks we perform. Whether you do all of these tasks out of necessity for your family or just for yourself, sometimes they can become very routine and quite boring. It is always fun to make your kitchen stand out in order to reignite your enthusiasm. With the kitchen tools you will see below, easily take your counters and cupboards from sensible to wacky.
The MIITO is an award-winning electric kettle. It might also be the easiest way to make you the perfect hot beverage. It creates an electromagnetic field, heating its metal and warming your drink. You will never have to worry about heating up your morning coffee or tea in the microwave again.
The Prep Pad
The Prep Pad is a great way to track your daily nutrition and food intake while you are preparing your food. With its “smart” technology, take the stress out of meal planning and just enjoy the cooking process. It can even give you an accurate breakdown of the calories, fat, protein and carbs in your meals.
SnackMan Motion-Activated Treat and Candy Dispenser
It is not very difficult to grab a bag of your favourite snack from your cupboard when you feel like something to eat. But, the SnackMan Motion-Activated Treat and Candy Dispenser is almost too cool not to have on your kitchen counter.
AdNArt Glass Water Bottle with Fruit Iceball Maker
This may seem shallow, but if you are looking for a way to impress your friends, then the AdNArt Glass Water Bottle with Fruit Iceball Maker is something you absolutely need. The silicone ball infuser allows you to freeze your favourite fruit in ice and serve it with a delicious drink.
The Muki Mug
The Muki is unlike any other coffee mug in your kitchen. Pair this piece of kitchen tech with its smartphone app and upload images that will then be displayed on the side of the Muki mug. The best part is the display is powered by the heat from your morning coffee or tea.
What is your favourite wacky kitchen tool? Comment below!
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Travelling is something meant to be enjoyed and not feared. Being prepared with some well-researched travel tips is a great way to take the stress out of the journey. Whether you’re travelling to London, Paris, Hong Kong or beyond, these 5 items are something every avid traveller should have in their bag.
A Good Book
Any seasoned traveller is used to long lines, delayed flights and other unexpected annoyances. In times like those, it’s great to have one of your favourite books on hand to pass the time. Not only will you be able to occupy your mind, but reading something familiar is a great way to de-stress when all you want to do is pull your hair out. Telegraph has a great list of the best travel books of all time.
A Laptop and Notebook
You never know when inspiration might hit because something as simple as a cluster of graffiti in Paris can bring out your creative side. It’s always a good idea to be prepared with either a laptop or a notebook in case you want to record your thoughts and feelings about what you see. You can also take down any information you might need for later.
A Camera or iPhone
I never know when something is going to catch my eye or when I’ll see something worth photographing. That’s why I always make sure to have a camera with me. Smartphone cameras can give you photographs that are just as high-quality as the most professional cameras, making iPhones a great alternative for a traveller who wants less to carry.
According to one esthetician, the recirculated air on airplanes only encourages dehydration. When you enter different climates (or an airplane where the air tends to be incredibly dry), your skin can react in less than flattering ways. The best thing I can recommend is to always carry a small tube of moisturizer.
A Light Snack
You never know when you’re going to be stranded in an unfamiliar location. With that being said, having something nourishing in your bag to snack on when you get hungry is an easy way to keep your blood sugar at the right level and avoid ill-timed headaches. Visit BuiltLean for some tips on how to eat healthy while travelling.
What’s one thing you always carry when you travel? Comment below!
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