Monday, 17 February 2014

Avobanana Smoothie Bowl

Oh guess what guys? I'm so excited! Don't you just love the feeling of excitement!? That wondrous feeling you get when you seem to have found something new and interesting and extremely awesome? So what is it that I have discovered?


A smoothie....THATS IN A BOWL!

I think smoothie bowls are great because those of you who are on a smoothie diet may get a little tired of the ever consistent texture or the flavours that get mushed together. With a smoothie bowl, you can have the extraordinary flavours from the smoothie, plus the added textured and some bursts of flavours.

Gosh, I feel like I'm doing a T.V ad or something promotional.

Anyway, a smoothie bowl is a slightly thicker version of a smoothie so you can eat it in a bowl and sprinkle some added goodies on top, such as nuts, seeds, berries, fruits, powders,

Last night, we got back from a house party really late and our school swimming carnival was this morning. I managed to get a maximum of probably 5 hours sleep and I also forgot to wash off my mascara properly so I woke up with my eyelids sore and stuck together, further adding onto the feeling of groggy sluggishness in the morning. I needed a good, clean, healthy energy boost that would last me until mid morning. So what did I make for myself for brekkie? A SMOOTHIE BOWL!

Mum had bought some avocados after a long long time, (they're finally coming back into season here) so I decided to make and avocado, banana, kale smoothie bowl. Please be aware that for the toppings, you can actually just chuck in whatever pleases your taste. Of course not everyone has some spare Acai powder or goji berries lying around the house. Any seed, nut, dried, fresh fruit combo will do. This recipe serves 2

Avobananale Smoothie Bowl


1 avocado
2 bananas
1 leaf kale
a small handful of green apple or some dates (this depends on how sweet you want it to be)
1/2 a lemon
goji berries
acai powder
hazelnuts (any other sort of nut will do)
chia seeds


  1. Destem the kale and pop into the blender
  2. Add the banana leaving a portion for the topping, as well as the avocado into the blender with the lemon and green apple/dates
  3. blend until until smooth and creamy
  4. transfer into two bowls
  5. slice some banana and crush some hazelnuts( or substitute) and sprinkle over
  6. Add the toppings of your choice and serve

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Egg cake (savoury)

So today, is a weekend. A weekend where I have no homework or any lessons, or parties or get-together. So I decided to make myself breakfast. And what did I make? I made myself an omelet cake. Well at least that's what I think it's called because I wouldn't know. I came up with the name myself.

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Whats even better is that protein in the morning is really good for your metabolism. The enzymes found in protein really kick start your metabolism because for protein to be converted into amino acids, and digested in your system, quite a complex conversion occurs. This means that a higher amount of energy is used, meaning more calories are burnt up.

In saying this, I don't want everybody to think "ooh I can have bacon an eggs every day for breakfast!" Don't get too excited. Protein does not mean fatty protein or oily processed cancerous stuff. What I mean is good, wholesome, adequate protein.

Food with good wholesome protien:
broad beans
black beans
red bean
all beans and legumes :p
soy products

Look how many there are! And the good thing is, all of them taste so good, and are so healthy for you when cooked in the right way.

It was so easy to make this recipe. Now I know that most of my recipes so far haven't had any egg or milk ( other than soy milk). So maybe for those of your out there who like egg, and do eat eggs, I hope you like this recipe.
1/2 cup Capsicum
1 small onion
1/2 of an eggplant
1/2 of a zucchini
a pinch of oregano leaf
2 whole organic free range egg
  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees
  2. Finely chop all ingredients and whisk together with the egg
  3. pour into small ceramic dishes. Sort of like ramekins
  4. pop the dished into the oven until eggs puffy and a very light golden colour
  5. rest for 5 minutes and serve 
I ate my egg cake with a small side of a mix]ed beans which my mum cooked together in the pressure cooker. This recipe serves 2

Tuesday, 4 February 2014


Space. Dark, unknown, formidable and devoid of all the things that we take comfort in. For example, breathable air,cute fluffy toys, music, edible food, boy bands, snuggies, warm soup. You get the idea. I mean, did you know that all stars, planets and other thingumabobs seen out there today by telescopes, only make up 4 percent of the universe? The other 96% is Dark Matter. And I'm not sure about you, but when I think of the word "dark", synonyms often include "dreary, foreboding, bleak, evil, mysterious". All of those words send shivers up my spine. But do you know whats the most unsettling thing about the Universe? Have you ever asked yourselves "where does it all end?". Have you ever really tried to consider the boundaries of the Universe?

Now I'm sure astronomers find the thought of there being no end to Space quite assuring. A scientist would never fear the thought of their job running dry, because there is just so much to find, so much to see, so much to do with the universe in the short period of their minusculous lives. However, unlike scientists, I find this idea utterly confusing. It is like trying to get your brain around one of those brain teasers that never really have a proper answer. Trying to imagine a thing that has no end, no boundaries no fence, confuzzles my brain beyond the point of utter confuzzlement.

I think it may stem from the fact that all my life, I've always had boundaries in place, both physically and mentally. Other than this, I've never been presented with anything that does not have an end, or at least a single threshold. My bedroom has always had a wall, my house has always had a fence. The state that I live in has both political, and geographical boundaries. Australia itself is surrounded by a mass of water. If we want to take it further, we can say that we live on earth, which is part of the Milky Way, which is part of something else and something else,...but then what? There is just nothingness. Or in other words "dark matter", or just unexplored places. It goes on forever, and ever, and ever. There is nothing beyond that point. Because my mind has never really been confronted with such a thought before in it's short little life, it's just such a hard thing for me to come to terms with!

Another thing that scares me is, what if you get lost out there!? It is so far away from civilisation. I could never ever be an Astronaut. I would constantly be paranoid about there being a " Huston, I think we have a problem" scenario. There is just such a thin tiny invisible electromagnetic connection with an Astronaut and the Earth. What if something goes wrong and than connection is gone! I'm sure with the technology we have now, someone would come to get us sooner or later, but just imagine the panic you would have to endure! All by your lonesome, out there, somehwere. Oh gosh. This is quite depressing. I promise, I'm not usually like this.  I will stop now. The thing is, I am scared of space. There. I said it.

There is and unusual piece of insight for you. Perhaps I just confuzzled something that didn't ever confuzzle for you in the first place. I just wanted to see if any of you have felt the same way. Or maybe it's just me being my weird self again.