Healthy Eats : On the Go Salad in a Cup

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Ever since I spent my day mostly running job site, out foe meeting, and running errands, my eating time schedule has gone crazy. It's so unpredictable that I found myself eating too late, too early, even sometimes even skipped a meal. It's just the fact that work caught up on me or sometimes I'm on the go and I can't found myself any restaurant serves vegan food at all.

When I watched Megan Rienks's youtube video, I just hit me why I didn't even think about that before. It's so smart the fact that you can bring your salad on the go. Salad is meant to be eaten cool so definitely perfect and you don't have to bother about re-heating anything.

The best part is you put anything that you like and make it as healthy as you can. Personally I wouldn't combine my dressing together with the vegetable as it might make them quite soggy. So, I usually put it in another container and when I'm ready to eat, just pour them in, give a little shake,a little stir, and they'll be nice and coated.

My favorite salad combination would be carrots, zucchini, sweet corn, cherry tomatoes, spinach.
Sometimes I will add some tofu, mushroom, quinoa for extra protein.

What's your favorites combination?


Tuesday, March 31, 2015

I usually doing this kind of monthly favorites in blogpost kinda way, and then I think of hey! do something more excited. So I decided to do a video instead. I spent most of my times afraid of talking in front of camera, but I think it's time to steep out of my comfort zone and just do it. You may find me talking awkwardly so yeah that's why. I tried, guys! So hope you enjoyed it and look out for more in the future.

So watch me ramble about things from beauty, fashion, books, and more random things! :)

Also leave some suggestion of what video I should be doing next! 

NOTW : Sparkling Nail

Monday, March 30, 2015

I don't know when is the last time I painted my fingernails. (I know crazy right?!) But since I have started working at site, I have been pretty lazy with my nail, either it chipped so easily or just the fact I'm just lazy. In my defend, I would say the both reason just emphasize each other. Ha!

I guess from all the girl in my office, I'm certainly the laziest when it comes to nails. Myself a year ago probably think it's insane that I can even go a day without nail polish. Until my friend brought her new polish and decided to do a little manicure session.

She bought her 2 favorite color, which are both from Etude House Play Nail. They both looks so stunning. I decided to go for Silver as my friend went for gold instead. The color translate variant under different lighting. Totally loving this color, I'm gonna go and grab one for myself!

Thank god to my friend to make me fall in love with manicure again. I definitely will start to taking care of my nail.

How To Be A Morning Person

I'm sure there are a lot of people out there like to hit those snooze button way too many times and lie in until they realized they have been slept in way too long. We've all been there! Not gonna lie, I used to, and not anymore.

I know it can be hard to convince yourself to actually get up, shower, makeup, choosing outfit and all kinda jazz that human being usually do in the morning before starting the day. But, morning is very important and if you starting it off right, you already have a nice foundation to productive day.

So, if you're struggling to be a morning person, here are some tips and tricks to help you had the games start right.

1. Set a realistic alarm
Instead of hitting that snooze button 100 times and waking up feeling like you just didn't sleep enough, set yourself a realistic alarm. Start slow and go a few minutes early everyday! Your mind will get used to the time and react as its own body alarm. Right now, I am able to wake up at 6am every morning without any alarm.

2. Water
After hours of sleep and body working throughout the night, your body is dehydrated. Drink 1-2 cups of water the moment you wake up will helps restore back the moisture you lose through the night. Feeling stuffy? Squeeze some lemon juice onto some warm water. Check out why drinking lemon water every morning is good for you

3. Breakfast 
You always heard "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day". Yeah, that's all correct. Your body has been working during your sleep and you probably gonna wake up with empty stomach. So it's important to fill your body good fuel by eating food breakfast. It doesn't have to be complicated, a simple oatmeal, toast, yogurt with fruits will do. If you're not a breakfast person, you should! Start small, eat something light maybe like a banana. 

4. Stretches 
Sometimes you probably feeling tired and uninspired to get on with the day, the best way to get start your day is by simply moving your body. Working out in the morning is my new favorite things to do and it leads me to feeling refresh throughout the day. Sometimes we may have day when we just don't feeling the vibes to work out, just do couple minutes of stretching or yoga. It helps relax the muscle and couples of deep breath also keeps your mind calm and refresh.

5. Planning ahead
Give yourself a 5-10 minutes break, considering it as "me" time every morning to think and plan for whatever how you wanna start your day. Turn on 'airplane mode' on your phone, turn on spotify, look for those chill and calming sound (my favorite is Acoustic Morning by spotify), plot in your earphone, and just unwind. You can do which what I usually like to do is write. I feel like writing allows me to pour my thoughts, my ideas, and whatever in my mind into a pieces of paper. Writing gives me the relaxation like no other can.

6. Socialize
By all means socialize is very important to get you through the day. It can be your family at home, your co-worker at work, your teacher at school, your friends at neighborhood or maybe stranger you met on the street. Nowadays, with technologies surrounding us, sometimes it's getting overwhelming that we don't even have times to interact with each other in real life. Instagram, facebook, twitter have been taking over which made real communication become such unimportant. Appreciate the real thing standing in front of you!

Have a wonderful day guys!

Healthy Vegan Pancake Recipe.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Recently I have been watching tons of documentary and facts about veganism, and honestly I'm really intrigue in it. Find the here where I talked more in depth about it.

I'm always a lover of pancake, you may already know it if you've been following me for a while. I have posted tons of recipes with recreation for pancake. Then one day it stuck me hard when I decided to give up on animal product since usually pancake contain eggs. Then I googled up some vegan recipe then I gathered up a few recipes and here it is. Nobody realize it's vegan at all. It's fluffy just same as normal pancake but much more healthier packed with vitamin and nutrients.

You will need:
- 1 1/4 cup of buckwheat flour
- 4 tsp of ground flaxseed
- 1 tsp of baking powder
- 2-3 tsp of cinnamon (or more)
- 2 large / 3 medium size banana (ripe and spotty)
- 1 cup of almond milk
- 1 tbsp of coconut oil
- 1/2 cup of water

Topping:Shredded coconut, coconut flakes, and more banana

- In a small box, combine ground flaxseed with some water. Stir well and let it sit for couple minutes. This will act as the glue as the substitute for eggs
- Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine all the dry ingredient (buckwheat flour, baking powder, cinnamon) and mix well.
- Get another big bowl, mashed the bananas until paste like and added the flaxseed paste, coconut oil and stir all well to combine.
- Now, it's time to mix in the wet ingredient to the dry ingredient. Stir well and slowly add the almond milk while combining. Stir all well into pancake like consistency.
- Heat up some coconut oil in the pan (or you can use PAM instead), then spoon in the batter on to the pan.
- Lower down the heat to medium heat, and wait.
- After the bubble started to foam up, it's time to flip.
- Continue repeating same steps.
- Then garnish with your favorite (I used some shredded coconut, coconut flakes, and banana coins)

It ended up with 3 serving and I save the rest of the batter in the fridge in an air tight container. It was vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free. Super healthy and super delicious!



♫ March Playlist I #1 ♫

Happy Friday guys! 
Unwind the week with some relaxing music. 
Plug in your music, and close your eyes to relax.

Hope you guys enjoy and have a nice weekend! 

"Music speaks what can't be expressed, soothes the mind and gives it rest, heals the heart and make it whole flow from heaven to the soul."



Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Rosehip oil...
Hmmm, you might or might not know about this things before. But if you have catches my previous post, here. Ever since I started using rosehip oil, I'm hooked! It's been my staple in my beauty stacks every single day. Because I have pretty much oily skin, I started with a couple drops for my night routine, but now I have literally use it as my daily moisturizer.

As I'm walking down at beauty store, I found this Trilogy Organic Rosehip Oil which I have heard quite the rave about it, so I decided to try it. Tried, Tested, Loved! Just as it said. It has slightly lighter color and scent comparison with the Renew Rosehip Oil, but both does the job. It has totally helped with my acne,scars, and surprisingly control my oily skin.

I read it somewhere that oil actually counteract oil itself. And our skin produce more oil when it is dry. All the theory make sense now. When your skin is getting too dry, it basically will produce more oil to maintain the skin's moisture. By adding oil into your skin care routine, it actually helped to balance out the oil in the your skin.
I have totally emptied this small bottle which has lasted for 3-4 months. (You will spotted this in my upcoming empties.)

Is this better than the Renew Rosehip Oil?
My answer will be both works wonder. But in my opinion, if you are beginner and wanted to try using Rosehip Oil, then you should try Trilogy. It has lighter consistency, and scent if you're not get used to it.

Absolutely. And I also spotted the Trilogy Rosehip Oil with Antioxidant. I'm definitely gonna try that.

Are you a fan of Rosehip Oil?