Banana Chocolate Oatmeal

Oatmeal has been my go-to breakfast for so so long now. It's the perfect way to start off the day, whether school, work, going to the gym or just staying in bed is on the schedule. It fills me up and makes me stay on track until lunchtime. I've written about two of my favourite oatmeal combinations before, Berry Oatmeal and Apple Oatmeal. My current favourite, which I thought I'd share with you today, is a chocolate oatmeal with banana. How delicious?!
It's a very easy recipe that you can quickly throw together in the morning. Simply combine the oats, flax seeds and salt in a pan with one decilitre of Chocolate Almond Milk (or any other chocolate plant based milk) and two decilitres of water. When it's almost done, I add half a mushed banana, before serving it and topping it off with the other half. I usually enjoy my porridge with some almond milk and a cup of green tea!

A day in Covent Garden

During my time at UNI, I didn't get as much time as I wanted to explore London. However, as I've now graduated and haven't got a job, I've got all the time in the world. A few days ago I brought my camera and some candy (you always need candy, right?) with me to explore beautiful Covent Garden.
It's days like these, when I get some time for myself and just roam around London, that I realise how lucky I am to have ended up here! It's such a beautiful city, and there are so many places that I have yet to discover.

Back to blogging?!

Hi, how are you? It wasn’t exactly yesterday I last set my foot in here.
Since last time we saw each other I have graduated London College of Fashion and I am now contemplating whether to stay in London or go home. This city has given me so much, and I am not yet ready to give up on it (even though all my friends have and I’m the last one standing). Hopefully I find something I feel is worth sticking around for a bit longer, but if not I'll just go home, save some money and get ready for new adventures.

I am currently job-hunting; anything to make my life go around, pay my bills and keep my stomach filled. It feels weird trying to start from scratch in a city I already know. Last time I posted on here I had a life (sort of), I did exciting things and projects and I had friends. Probably the biggest reason to why I took a pause from blogging was the lack of time in between studying, hanging out with my friends and sleeping. Now? I have all the time on my hands, and so, I decided to start blogging again!

Blogging is something I’ve done for years and years on and off, and in a situation like this, when everything feels so uncertain, it feels good to have blogging as a sort of “safe space”. I have my readers, my schedule (hopefully I’ll keep to it) and something creative to keep my mind busy.

If you’re a new reader, welcome! And if you’re one of my lovely old readers coming back to discover what I’ve been up to, I’m happy to see you again. If you’re London based, hit me up for a coffee and some blog-talk, I’d love to meet some new people!

Hopefully you’ll stay with me, and I’ll promise to deliver some exciting posts on lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and of course food!

Until next time!

Almond and Date Energy Balls

A few days ago I decided to make these delicious energy balls. I love to snack on something when I work or study, and since I'm quite tall as well I often find myself in situations when I need to eat something fast so that I don't faint (I'm sure most of you tall people recognise this situation). When it happens it's very easy to just run into a shop and grab the closest chocolate bar. But in an attempt to save some money and be a bit healthier I decided to make my own, homemade emergency food; these amazing energy balls made from dates and almonds.
In a food processor, combine all the ingredients until they reach desired consistency. I like my dates to be smooth but the almonds and oats to give some texture, so therefore I add the nuts and oats a few seconds after the dates. When done, shape them into ping-pong ball sized balls. Keep in an airtight container in the fridge! The perfect snack before or after a workout, whilst studying or when you're just craving something sweet.

Breakfast and Meal Planning

2017 is here, and with it comes the first blogpost of the year. A bit behind, I now, but I've been busy with work. I can finally say that I'm officially on break now, even though it's just for a week. I'm trying to enjoy this week to the full, and this morning I sat down to make some preparations for what to eat this week. This christmas I was lucky to be given the amazing cookbook by Niomi Smart, "Eat Smart", and this week is going to consist mostly of recipes I've found in it. o excited!

For breakfast today though I decided to go with something of my own creations. Some left over berries in the freezer from yesterday's dessert made a perfect berry oatmeal breakfast today. It's the easiest breakfast to make, and so delicious! I just mixed 1,5 dl of oats with water and berries and put it on the stove for about five minutes. I topped it off with some more berries and almonds. Yum!

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