Power balls

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My morning routine is getting up early (well..3am all this week..damn insomnia!), going for a morning walk for an hour and having a shower.

My breakfast is mostly smoothie or tea with a couple of home-made muffins. I did try some oat porridge and muesli before, but not a big fan of it.

I have the best concentration after my breakfast, so try to get some studying and reading done.

It has been almost a month since Daniel and I started studying for French getting ready for our holiday next year.

We go to the class every Thursday night together though I find myself I have to try a lot harder to catch up with other students.

I am certainly enjoying learning new language although it is very challenging in terms of pronunciation and grammar (masculine and feminine >.<).

Taking all these into my brain requires so much energy than doing anything else.

I always have some snacks handy in the fridge.  I made a few of these raw gluten-free power balls this morning.

Simply blend a small banana, natural protein power, black chia seeds, cacao powder, cinnamon powder, ginger powder, goji berries, LSA and one chai tea bag.

Ingredients can change depending on what I have in the cupboard or my mood (?). It helps me to cut down my cravings on sweets and last until lunch time.

It is heaps better than those sweets or snacks from the packet for sure 🙂


Green salad

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It is a hot day here today. I didn’t feel like cooking or anything for lunch, being lazy in this heat >.<

So I made up this green salad with honeydew (melon), brussel sprouts and mint.

You can have some yogurt dressing or citrus dressing on top, though I just liked it by itself.

Sweet from melon, bitter taste from brussel sprouts and refreshing minty taste.

As well as the taste, this salad is so good for you.

Raw brussel sprouts have a cholesterol-lowering benefits and has a great quantity of glucosinolate which is well known for the cancer protection and detox.

These little guys also have so many vitamin antioxidants therefore it is good for inflammation-related conditions and digestive system as well.

Vegetables are so good for you and are a pack of vital nutrients. cannot stress enough 🙂

I should have listened to my mum when I was little. Eat your GREENS!!


Purple salad

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When people hear me saying ” I had salad for lunch (or dinner)” “, they think it is boring.

Well.. depends on what kind of salads you make. I try to make it interesting and flavorsome with different colours and texture.

One of my favorites is cabbage >.< I know it can taste quite strong when eaten raw though I quite like it with other vegetables.

I made a big batch of this purple salad for my lunch as well as dinner. Daniel is going to have it with a pork chop for dinner:)

I simply mixed red cabbage, zucchini, celery and parsley, and drizzled a light dressing made of pineapple juice and olive oil. Yum!

You can add some shredded chicken breast to add more protein, sprinkle dried fruits or nuts for different texture, and maybe brie or blue cheese might be nice with it.

I cannot wait to have some more for dinner already.