Superfood Pancakes ~ Recipe

Who doesn’t love an easy and healthy or super pancake recipe?

This recipe just uses three ingredients! (with a few optional add-ons!) And they are all healthy and delicious!

Without further ado let’s talk about these pancakes!

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Ingredients: Serves 1 (makes 8 mini pancakes)

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2 eggs
  • pinch of baking soda

optional: cinnamon, honey (if your banana isn’t too ripe), chocolate chips, blueberries (whatever your heart desires!)

Steps:

  1. If you have a stick blender or a Nutribullet put all the ingredients into a cup and blend. If you don’t have either of those -don’t worry!- you can mash your banana by hand and then add the eggs and baking soda until smooth and creamy!
  2. Spray a pan with olive oil and heat the pan (use a low heat) then you can begin pouring the pancake batter onto the pan. Make sure to keep the heat at low or your pancakes could burn! I like to keep my pancakes small – easy to flip- but you can change up the size depending on what you like and your skill 😉
  3. And that’s all! All that is left to do it enjoy your pancakes with some toppings! I chose honey, banana, cacao nibs, unsweetened coconut flakes, raisins (superfood heaven 🙂

 

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I hope you enjoyed my easy peasy and superfood pancake recipe! It is truly one of my favorite go-to’s! These are a great way to be healthy but also get your dose of pancakes (when you aren’t treating yourself!)

 

Carpe Diem.

 

-Phi ❤

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My Skincare Favorites

Skin is our largest organ so it is important to make sure it is properly taken care of. This is why I take skincare very seriously. It is important to take care and nurture your entire body, but your skin is exposed to everything and needs some special care sometimes 🙂

Today I will be sharing a few of my skincare favorites and sharing why I love to use these products and the benefits I see from using them. I hope it can help you to take care of and nurture your skin!

Favorite #1: Face Brush

I can honestly say that since using my face brush I have seen a dramatic change in my skin. No longer do I have aggressive breakouts. And when I do have a breakout it doesn’t stay as long as they used to. The benefit of this is that you aren’t using your hands on your skin. Since your hands have more of a chance of causing breakouts as they too are full of oils and dirt. If you have been experiencing a few breakouts I highly recommend to use a brush. The specific one I use is: Giro, this brand is also far cheaper than other face brush brands, but it still works very well!

Favorite #2: Almond Oil

My aunt has been using almond oil on her face and skin for the longest time. And let me tell you her skin is perfect and moisturized. No wrinkles. Since learning her little trick I also began to use almond oil on my skin. However (little tip for those with oily to acne prone skin) I do not recommend to use it on your face – just use it on your body- since it is a hot oil it can lead to more breakouts (you can use coconut oil on your face instead). Nothing is as natural and moisturizing as almond oil which is why I absolutely love to use it!

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Favorite #3: Biore Nose Strips

I have been using the Biore nose strips for years. Especially for those with blackheads, these strips are miracles. They always leave your nose cleaner and softer! I am always recommending these strips to all my friends! They are a quick go to that always make you feel a little fresher!

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I hope you enjoyed this post and found it helpful! I wish you your best on your skin journeys 😉

 

Carpe Diem.

 

-Phi ❤

Travel: Santiago, Chile ~ Mercado Central

Finally! The beginning of my travel series for Santiago, Chile has begun. For my first post on Santiago, I wanted to post on one of the most well-known tourist destinations in the area, The Mercado Central!!!

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A little bit about the market… Mercado Central is a large building in Santiago. The outside is a buttery yellow with beautiful arches and bustling with the days’ activity.  While the inside structure is made of wrought iron. The sculptures and the building itself are beautiful and a true masterpiece to behold. Past the architectural beauty, what the market is most well-known for is their fish! The perimeter of the building is surrounded by dozens and dozens of fish vendors and dozens of dozens of different types of fish and friendly fishmongers.

Past the architectural beauty, what the market is most well-known for is their fish! The perimeter of the building is surrounded by dozens and dozens of fish vendors and dozens of dozens of different types of fish and friendly fishmongers.

 

 

In the deep interior of the building, there are tons of little seafood restaurants to stop into! The waiters in the restaurants will try to coax you into their restaurants but a little tip is to look for the restaurant that is filled to the brim with locals -they know what is up 😉

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A huge plus of going to the Mercado Central is its proximity to the Plaza de Armas in Santiago – but that is for another post! Soon to come 🙂

The Mercado Central is a perfect place to stop by before exploring the whole of Santiago. You get a taste of the locals, the culture and get to explore one of the most active places in all of Santiago, Chile!

 

Hope you enjoyed this post and found it helpful!

Carpe Diem.

 

-Phi ❤

 

 

Healthy Waffles ~ Recipe

I LOVE waffles! And in the great Waffles v. Pancakes debate, I can honestly say that I love them both but I recently made some waffles out of my old pancake recipe from way back  (Pancake Recipe) and they were DELICIOUS! I can honestly say they are some of the best-tasting waffles and are equally as healthy!

 

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Ingredients: Serves 1

  • 1/2 Rolled Oats
  • 1/3 Applesauce
  • 2 tablespoons Almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon Maple Syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

 

Steps: 

  1. Put the rolled oats into a blender and blend until it resembles flour.
  2. Then mix all the ingredients into one bowl, including the newly made oat flour, and mix until well incorporated.
  3. Spray a waffle iron with coconut oil or use a non-stick iron.
  4. Ladle the mixture onto the waffle iron. And cook the waffle as you would usually on your iron (for me it is until the light turns green).
  5. Once your waffle iron indicates the waffle is done or the waffle is golden brown in colour you can take it off the iron.
  6. Put the hot waffle on a plate and top with your favorite toppings! (I did some Greek yoghurt, honey, and berries!)
  7. Some other toppings: Coconut Flakes, Banana, Peanut Butter, Maple Syrup etc.
  8. Then enjoy!

 

Hope you enjoyed this delicious recipe! It is truly one of my faves and it is SO easy to make! (Far less mess and quicker to make than the pancakes – just depends on what mood you are in… waffles or pancakes?)

 

Carpe Diem.

 

-Phi ❤

Quick and Easy Workout (At home)​

What is the most common excuse people use when it comes to not working out?

“I don’t have the time, I am just soooo busy,”

If you are one of those people who feel they can really only afford 1 or 2 good full-length workouts a week – or maybe none at all- then this is the perfect quick and fast workout for those days you can’t commit to a full-length workout. The workout takes no longer than 15 minutes and requires no weights – just a soft surface to work on!

Workout: 

  • My Crunch Routine (I reference that routine here: Crunch Routine )
  • 10 Burpees
  • 25 Donkey Kicks (each leg)
  • 25 Fire Hydrants (each leg)
  • 15 push-ups (it is okay to do the modified version)
  • A minute plank
  • 30 lunges (15 each leg)
  • 15 triceps dips
  • 40 mountain climbers
  • 40 bicycles
  • 50 Jumping Jacks

 

And TADA! That is all!

I know it can be hard to get out and work out sometimes, but this is a great way to override that lack of motivation! When I am REALLY unmotivated I even put on a TV show I really like on and workout on my yoga mat while it’s on (it makes me think that this is not a workout just a fun time to watch something I enjoy!)

Let me know if this quick workout works for you and what tips you have to stay motivated to workout!

Hope you enjoyed this routine!

 

Carpe Diem.

 

– Phi ❤

Avocado Toast ~ My recipe

I LOVE avocado toast! And I get that it has become the latest trend but I still wanted to share my go-to recipe! (in-case you hadn’t happened on the thousands of recipes out there 😉

Here goes…

Ingredients: Serves 1

  • 2 slices of bread (I use Ezekiel)
  • Half a Haas avocado
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • half a lemon
  • Pepper flakes (optional)

 

Steps:

  1. Toast your bread.
  2. Cut your avocado in half and then scoop the half avocado into a bowl.
  3. In the bowl squeeze your lemon and add your salt, pepper and optional pepper flakes.
  4. Then spread on the toast!
  5. Enjoy!

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I enjoy my avocado toast with some sliced cherry tomatoes and a fruit (here I chose Kiwi). I also love my avocado toast either with some tea (Earl Grey) or with some coffee and almond milk!

 

Hope you enjoyed this post!

 

Carpe Diem.

 

-Phi ❤

Summer Outfit Idea

It’s been a while! I am officially down traveling in Santiago, Chile so it has been an adjustment attempting to find time to blog and decide what content I would like to put out. (Oh and don’t worry my Travel Series will soon have a Chile post) 😉

Even though I am currently in Winter I did have a few pics stored up for a summery outfit for those of you in a warmer country. Hope you enjoy and get a little Summer Inspo!

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My dress is from Abercrombie and Fitch. I am loving the patterns trend that is taking over right now… from the stripes to the gingham. I love this dress especially because it is very easy to dress up and down and that sweet little cut out gives it the perfect summer vibe.

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My purse if from Target and I love it! It is the perfect size to fit my Canon camera and the touch of green and gold give it the perfect modern twist! My shoes are simple brown flip flops (also from Target).

 

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Hope you enjoyed this post and got a little Fashion Inspo!!!

 

More posts to come 🙂

 

Carpe Diem.

-Phi ❤