Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Beginners Green Smoothie!

If you haven't heard about the green smoothie craze then you must be living under a rock. Heaps of celebrities including Scarlett Johansson, Miranda Kerr, Amanda Seyfried among many others have been seen drinking these power packed little drinks. I was very excited about trying these smoothies for myself after hearing all of the health benefits. Smoothies are like juices except instead of getting rid of the bulk of the fruit, it is blended into the drink. This keeps the fibre in your drink (just like eating the fruit/veggies instead of spitting out the skin/roughage). Now after reading all about the health benefits I was ready to give them a go! But then came the 'how do I make this'. There are many recipes online for smoothies, and a lot of them are scary. Celery? Cucumber? Capsicum? Ginger? In a smoothie? This was some pretty scary stuff. Now after trying some not so good recipes I found one I really enjoy. I call this my Beginner Green (more like purple) Smoothie.

1/2c spinach 
1 banana
1c frozen mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries)
250ml coconut water

Now how do I make this exactly? Well any blender will do really. Heaps of people use the bullet or nutribullet, however any blender will generally do the job. The blender I went for cost me $50 from Big W. It is called the Blitz2Go blender from Kambrook. It is basically a bottle you screw onto a chopping base and click into the blender base. I think this is a great blender, especially for the price!

Just add all the ingredients into the blender of your choice and blend away to purple deliciousness. 
When I make this I usually split it into 2 glasses and share it with my mum, but go ahead and drink the whole thing if you want! (It is really filling).  I added up the ingredients I used and it came to about 213 calories for the whole drink (this is approximate and you should check the calories of your ingredients).

I really hope you enjoy it!

Friday, April 25, 2014

Procrastinating Beauty Blogger Tag!

I was tagged to do this post by Olivia-Savannah from Olivia's Catastrophe (click her name to see her blog).

001. Name a beauty regime you rarely do?
Moisturise my whole body! Now this is probably pretty bad, but I feel like almost everyone is guilty of this. I will try to moisturise after the shower every night..... maybe.

002. Is washing your brushes something you do regularly?
Not regularly enough. I honestly probably do it every 1-2 months. I am off to clean them after this post now oops.

 003. How long will you last with chipped nail polish?
I hate having chipped nails! But then again I am too lazy to repaint them anyway.

 004. How long will you put off buying/replacing a nail polish, even if you need it?
I just buy them whenever I feel like a new colour or if mine dry up.

 005. What is your worst beauty habit?
Being too tired to wash off my makeup some nights! But lately my skin has been breaking out so I am back to washing every morning and night.

006. Name something non-beauty related you put off doing all the time?
My school work! I am so bad at starting assignments and half the time I do them the night before they are due.

007. When going somewhere, do you leave getting ready until the last minute or not?

Not really. I figure out how much time I will need and usually get ready on time.

008. Can you commit to spending bans?
No way! I have tried and tried but I am a bit of a spender :(

009. How organised is your makeup and nail polish collection?
Well my makeup is organised into a trolley and each drawer has face/eye/lips separated but the drawers are pretty messy. Same with nail polish, they are just all in a drawer.

010. What is the longest amount of time you have gone without writing a blog post?
Almost 1 month :/ oops.

I tag Shopping ObsessionLOVE JOICEA Delicate Rosie BeautyHanna Rose and Susannah L
along with everyone who reads this :)