It’s Monday and just when I thought I’d be staying home to finally get some beauty posts and video editing in I suddenly remembered I have to leave for another important lunch commitment. I slept in this morning and before I knew it had absolutely next to no time to have breakfast. Rather than leave you with no post to read I threw this one together quickly and thought it might start you of on some shakes or smoothies if you’ve never had the guts to try them. Don’t be overwhelmed by too many ingredients when you’re starting. Toss it in the blender but not for too long or it will turn into juice, perhaps about 1 minute in check in with a spoon to see if it’s thick enough for you, if it isn’t blend a bit more.
Ingredients were about 3/4 cup of yoghurt, about 10 small ice cubes and one medium banana (Dole ones would be considered large). This one works for me and the yoghurt I used was already sweetened so I didn’t have to add sugar. Ice, banana, creamy real dairy yoghurt by Holly’s, voila. Alternatively if you have no access to Holly’s Dairy products (same family that sells Carmen’s Best Ice Cream) you can use Pascuals plain Creamy Yoghurt which is available in groceries, I like the sweetened creamy taste of that one too. Try to avoid using sugar if you’re keeping it healthy you could go with honey to add more sweetness if the sweetness of the yoghurt isn’t enough for you. Switch up the banana with any favorite fruit and even toss in a scoop of protein powder (available at health stores like GNC) for a variety of basic breakfast recovery smoothies that are fresh, quick, and good for you. That’s it, got to go and fly out the door, now. Made myself a bit late with this one, haha.
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Taken from another Sunday a couple of weeks ago this post is going up directly from bed, but I’ll have to get ready in a bit because we’re leaving AGAIN this time spending a clan afternoon together to remember my late Lolo’s birthday. This week was a whirlwind one transportation wise…a lot of going to and fro and frankly, it can be mentally tiring and disorienting going back and forth(I won’t say physically because I’m comfortably transported at all times) especially choosing what bags and things to take with you because you’re posted at both ends you practically need to take half your life with you to get a lot done because of the traffic.
I almost got sick but swiftly slept on it with a paracetamol so that didn’t happen, thankfully. I’ve had to have my head down on some errands. I’ve hardly had two minutes together because of this week to sit with my beloved BIR tax receipts on excel…that seems endless. I’ve hardly even checked blogs and vlogs I normally read because I just couldn’t give up the time. Mindset shaken and stirred I still wanted to give you guys a glimpse from the South today of Mom doing her thing at home when she has time to do it, who thought fresh labuyo chili could make such a nice arrangement? And yes, she wears white even at home. I’ll be back on the beauty bum soon with a new video for you if all goes well. Come to think of it I haven’t even worked out this week since last Saturday’s spinning session at Saddle Row…does choosing to walk 4 blocks at noon instead of taking Uber in Fort and Alabang count? Ugh.… To full post & COMMENTS...
Bless those bellies! The following four yummy value-for-money gourmet dishes will only be around at 2nd’s for the next 10 days until October ends. Having attended the food tasting with my good friends, the owners of 2nd’s Restaurant in BGC Fort (behind Nike @ HighStreet), I can guarantee you won’t forget these 4 yummy minute steak meals when they’re gone. So make it quick and bring a friend for lunch or dinner! All dishes are Php395.00 each. (Enumerated just for the blog).
1. Minute Steak & Eggs
-Grilled and served with Ketchup Beurre Blanc and Bacon & Potato Hash.
2. Minute Bistecca Fiorentina
-Seasoned with Rosemary & Lemon. Served with Cherry Tomato & Arugula Aglio Olio on pasta
Part owners, Director Luis and his brother, top golfer Miguel Tabuena digging into Minute Bistecca Fiorentina.
You don’t have to be in U.P. Diliman to get this, but that’s where I was earlier this morning, and being back in my university for a shoot made it taste even better.
Half the university knew (I’m kidding, not that many) I was not as addicted to taho as I was addicted to the isaw stands (grilled/barbecued offal) that are now alongside the vacant lot which is a hop, skip, and a jump from the University Arcade, but those super savory isaw stands only open in the afternoon. However taho for me (steamed bean curd with sweet syrup and pearl) is still such a comforting sweet treat in the morning, especially a morning like this. Today my University of the Philippines smelt of trees with sun rays peeking, there were people running, fallen leaves gripped the moist ground, and a soft, nippy October breeze was blowing…what respite from the smoky chaos that is the city.… To full post & COMMENTS...
Have a good morning, and really have it! Don’t let worries or the mad morning rush steal the day away. Remember what Mr. Incredible always says (which is the opposite of what a lot of us say) “I’ve got time” and because he believes, he always does. The day begins with prayer, exercise even if it’s just a 10 or 15 minute routine, a refreshing bath, and breakfast!
Clockwise: Holly’s Lightly Salted (Farm Churned) Butter, Holly’s Really Farm Fresh Milk (Chocolate), Ripe Mango, Buttered Toast, and Red Grapes (sketch filtered with Camera 360 app)
After I did my morning stretch at 630am and this Body Bangin’ 30 min Pilates routine till 715am I showered and went down to have breakfast. I’m blessed to have a Mom who goes the distance and out of her way to get us good food. She knows many preservative-free foods have a shorter shelf life but in exchange they extend ours. As often as we can, we get Holly’s Fresh Milk and their butter made from the same milk (which actually costs less than the Nestle milk in groceries). The family that owns the business are also the owners of Carmen’s Best Ice Cream, a small home business venture made from the same fresh dairy products that come from the Holly cows (Holly cows! LOL!!!). This ice cream BEATS Ben & Jerry’s (seriously, it does, B&J is too sickeningly sweet) and for me is the best ice cream I’ve tasted locally EVARRRHHH. Oh, by the way, this next photo of the ice cream I took over a month ago now, just to be clear I DID NOT have ice cream after breakfast, hahaha, okay? I sprinkled their Malted Milk flavor (which has Malteser bits in it) with Milo on top :). Malt meets malt, my classy touch.
“Taste the difference. Our homemade mix sets us apart from all other ice cream brands. We proudly create our ice cream using fresh milk and cream from our very own dairy farm, Real Fresh Dairy Farms, Inc.Best selling flavors: salted caramel, coffee, butter pecan, and malted milk.Butter Pecan, Malted Milk, Salted Caramel, and Brazilian Coffee. We have a flavor of the month, we can make custom ice cream, and we can substitute pure cane sugar with coco sugar for those with health or weight issues.” Holly’s Dairy Products are also available at the same location.
Contact: 8092042 or 09166235956, Location: Centrum II Building, 150 Valero Street, Sacledo Village, 1227 Makati, Official site: http://carmensbest.com/, Facebook Page: Carmen’s Best
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