LIVING IN THE DESERT?

19 August 2015


001. MAJOR apologies for the month long absence! Since I last spoke to you I've moved into the centre of Australia into a desert town called Alice Springs, landed a job at a fancy hotel and have started spending my life savings on bananas ($4 a kilo out here, very non-vegan friendly!). But all in all, I am having a blast and am enjoying living in a different part of the world. It really is very beautiful out here. I feel so lucky to live in such a unique and diverse country. 

002. As I am working five days a week, don't have a flash camera and am living out of a suitcase... I can't promise too many fashion or outfit related posts. I do plan on doing my best to blog a little now and then though. If I do happen to go M.I.A again, maybe chuck me a follow on instagram, just so you can see I'm still alive and kicking. 

Lena x

HOW TO: Nana Ice-Cream

13 June 2015

STEP ONE: Get some bananas! I recommend the spottier the better because they are far more sweet. If you freeze them too early when they are perfectly yellow, you might end up with that kinda starchy-unripe taste. 

STEP TWO: Chop em' up! I like to cut mine up to make it easier to blend and then freeze them in little freezer bag portion sizes. I'd recommend AT LEAST 3 bananas per serving. 

STEP THREE: Pop it all in a food processor (or high speed blender if you have one)! For this step you add your bananas, an extra flavouring (I opted for blueberries) and your liquid (my favourite it almond or coconut milk so it's extra creamy). Less is more with the liquid- if it's not enough you can always add a little more, but if you add too much it can turn out like a smoothie instead of nice ice-cream consistency we are aiming for. 

STEP FOUR: Blend! This is the easiest part and it should look something like this. Note: You don't need a fancy blender or food processor mine is just a basic one! You might need a little more patience if using a blender though, but you should get a similar finished product. 

STEP FIVE: Ice-cream! Look at the creamy goodness!

STEP SIX: Add your toppings! Just like normal ice-cream you can go crazy with your toppings and add whatever your heart desires. I usually opt for some sort of nut/wholegrain and extra fruit. 

STEP SEVEN: Eat and enjoy! 

001. Following on from my last post, I've finally got around to posting a 'how to' for nana ice-cream! I hope it's easy to follow and understand. It is seriously my favourite meal at the moment and so simple to make. I'd love to hear if you are going to give it go or how it turns out- happy cooking!

Lena x


ICE CREAM FOR BREAKFAST!?

23 May 2015


001. Yes, you heard me right ladies.... ICE CREAM FOR BREAKFAST. Well.... kinda ice cream. If your ideal breakfast is something that tastes 100% bad for you but is actually 100% good for you, I've found the answer.

002. "Nice-cream" or "nana-ice-cream" is the craze that is kinda sweeping the Instagram foodies/vegans/health food lovers off their feet. Essentially it is frozen bananas, blended with some additional flavouring of your choice (eg. strawberries, cocoa powder, mango) to create a creamy meal that resembles ice cream. Top with some yummy extras, such as extra fruit, nuts, seeds or coconut, and you're good to go!

003. I've illustrated this post with a few of my favourite "nice-cream" creations. I am obsessed. Not gonna lie... I'm a little bit sad winter is on it's way because it's becoming more and more challenging eating a icy bowl of goodness for breakfast. 100% healthy and 100% delicious.

004. Tell me if you've tasted "nice-cream" or have tried to make it before!? I'de love to hear what you think!


Lena x


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