Strawberry-Banana Nice Cream

What can be better than ice-cream? NICE CREAM! It is an ideal substitute of it, tastes great and nutritionally wise is actually much better than the regular ice-cream. Just imagine how great it is to not to get fat by snacking during the movie haha!

You will need:

  • 2 cups of frozen bananas
  • and 1 cup of strawberries (yes, that is it)

Process everything in food processor for about 1-2 minutes until it has smooth consistency and top it as you wish. I have chosen sliced bananas, strawberries and chia seeds.  Continue reading

Banana-Kiwi-Grapefruit

I’m starting my ‘edition’ of the smoothie ideas, which can work for each and every meal of the day and will give you a quick overview of the health benefits you are getting out of it, and facts you may not know! Check the video here!

Banana – even though the amount of calories is high (approx. 102 per one), bananas are totally worth it. It is a good source of vitamin B6, C, magnesium, fiber and biotin. It immediately refuels your body and can actually support your weight loss and improve hearth health. Furthermore, you can use banana peel in several ways as well.

Kiwi – extremely high in vitamin C (5x more than the orange) and good source of vitamins B, E and K, as well as fiber and because of the high amount of antioxidants it has, it protects your skin from degeneration and maintain healthy tone and texture of it. Even though this fruit is so high in its nutritions, amount of calories is very low (approx. 40 per one) and, therefore, it can be considered as hero fruit! Continue reading

Braiding hair. Second attempt.

As I wrote in my previous post about braiding my hair and having some nice African hairstyle, it was extremely painful, but, however, I wanted to give it a second chance and try it again.

This time I decided to start it by braiding my own hair and adding fake ones only on the ends, in order to extend the length. Plus I chose white colour for the fake hair, so it was kind of an ombre, since roots of my natural hair had grow and the rest was blond.  However, in this way it wasn’t as painful as the last time, it looked much nicer and it was easier for me to take care of them as well.  Continue reading

Homemade Chocolate

Hello to all chocolate lovers! As most of the human beings, you might think that it is impossible to make chocolate at home, or at least that it is extremely difficult, expensive  and time consuming, and that only place you can actually get it is from the supermarket. Nope. You are wrong. You can make chocolate at home in less than 30 minutes from only 3 ingredients, plus it is gluten and sugar free. Watch this video to see how to do it!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (100ml) Cocoa powder
  • 1 cup (100ml) Coconut oil (melted)
  • 30 ml Agave or maple syrup

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Potato soup with carrots and peas

In my home country Latvia potatoes are considered as ‘substitute’ of bread. Basically, if you don’t have bread at home, you will have potatoes for sure! And most of the people, including myself, are huge fans of potatoes. We are cooking and eating them in several different ways – boiled, baked, fried, mashed, added to salads, soups etc. However, it is just recently when I discovered potato soup and, luckily for me, recipe is very easy.

Ingredients (for approx. 3 portions):

  • 5-7 potatoes
  • 1 onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of other spices – black pepper, paprika etc. (optional)
  • half a cup of cut carrots (optional)
  • half a cup of green peas (optional)

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Reasons why Kenya is the best!

Even though it was hard for me in the beginning to get used to Kenya and its culture, during my 3 month stay I really learned how to love this country and every single bit of it. However, some things down there are still a little weird and funny for me, but, believe it or not, I really miss it all! So, here in this article – Reasons why Kenya is the best, I have gathered few of the things!

1. You can carry everything on your head. (After a while this actually isn’t that weird anymore)

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Kitengela Hot Glass

Glassblowing is popular all over the world and, of course, Kenya is doing that as well. Kitengela is a Kenyan brand producing handmade glass items and using only recycled raw materials. Awesome, right? Especially in Kenya where pollution is so high.

Recycled bottles

Recycled glass

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Safari – Nairobi National Park

One of the reasons why Nairobi is such a special city is that it has National Park only 15 minutes away by car from the center of Nairobi. It is basically like having a Safari in the city, because it is possible to see there all the animals of the big five – lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos and buffalos, and, of course, others as well – zebras, giraffes, baboons, hyenas and much more.

Since most of the animals are sleeping during the day because of the heat, make sure you are at the park early in the morning. It is open from 6:30 am. I was quite lucky and managed to see almost all of the big 5, and a lion trying to hunt pumba. And that’s exactly how you are supposed to eat meat! Continue reading

Vegan Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Vegan Cake

I am more of a fan of raw cakes (mostly because I am lazy), but a little chocolate cake never killed nobody. Even though you will need to use an oven, it is relatively easy to make this chocolate cake and it won’t take a lot of time either. And it will be very, very delicious! I promise!

Vegan Chocolate Cake

Vegan Chocolate Cake

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How to use banana peel? 15 great ways!

Turns out that not only it is tasty and delicious to eat bananas, but also peel of them is having several benefits you would be surprised about. It is kind of a 2 in 1 process and win-win situation at the same time.

So let’s jump in!

First of all, banana peel works great on your skin. It helps to:

Face mask – banana peel can be used as a face mask to condition your skin. Rub it a bit and leave on your face for a while.

Recover dry areas on your skin by rubbing inside of the banana on them. Approximately 1-2 times a day and skin will recover back to the normal. Continue reading