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5 Latte Recipes For Fall

I m a devout lover of all things coffee. Though I m not too addicted I would surely give up my morning breakfast before I would give up my morning coffee. I m in love love with my daily morning latte. As soon as I wake up every day, after doing my usual morning stuff I take my zombie-like, half awake walk directly into my kitchen, brew my coffee, froth my milk and prepare myself a warm cup of happiness and then I go and start my day. Now it is true I cannot start my day without a coffee but I only drink one cup coffee a day not more than that. I drink cafe latte specifically. Every now and then I crave for something different or a little different I would say. I mean who doesn’t want to add new flavors to life. The day I discovered these coffee drinks was just one of those days. These fall-inspired latte recipes are creamy and satisfying, a perfect way to get your caffeine jolt for the day.

Mint Latte

Wake me up with a mint green tea latte anytime any day. I have been drinking this mint tea latte every time I want a noncaffeinated drink. The nice depth of flavors and the froth made from the frother creates the perfect texture. I used whole milk and brown sugar as sweeteners but feel free to add some honey if you want to sweeten up your latte.

Ingredients:

  1. Half a cup hot water
  2. Tea bag
  3. 1 tbsp Brown sugar
  4. One cup froth milk.

How to:

  • Boil half a cup of water for about 30 sec.
  • Add mint flavored green tea bag to it. And let it rest for few minutes.
  • Add a tablespoon of sugar to the cup and mix.
  • Now froth a cup of milk in a frother or mixer and add it to the green tea mix.
  • Your frothy mint tea latte is ready.
Golden Latte

This year I so wanted to try the Turmeric Latte. All thanks to the Pinterest I was instantly hooked when I first had it. Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory powder spice. When its paired with warm milk, honey, cinnamon, and ginger pure magic happen. For the past 2 weeks, I have been enjoying a cup in the afternoon when I m feeling particularly tired and crunchy from work or when I m in desperate need of something sweet.

Ingredients:

  1. Half ginger
  2. 1&1/2 tsp turmeric
  3. A cup of milk
  4. Black pepper for taste
  5. 1 tablespoon Brown sugar

How to:

  • Add a dash of milk, ginger, turmeric powder and sprinkles of black pepper to a mixer.
  • Blend all of them well.
  • Strain the mixture into a cup.
  • Froth a cup of milk.
  • Add milk to the mixture.
Earl Grey Tea Latte

What else can be a better way to start your fall without some hot beverages and I advise you cozying up with a rose and earl grey tea latte. I have to admit, my predilection for coffee has stunted my relationship with tea. I m making it a goal to get more creative with my elixirs for new year. So far I m off to a good start because I m thrilled with how this tea latte turned out. For me, I m addicted to earl grey tea and for this latte recipe, earl grey was a perfect choice. The result is a luscious, warm and insanely aromatic cup of tea.

Rose Syrup:

  1. 1/2 cup sugar
  2. 1/4 cup water
  3. 1/2 cup edible rose petals.
  4. Earl grey Tea

Ingredients

  • One cup whole milk.
  • One cup boiling water
  • 2 Earl Grey tea bag
  • Four tsps rose syrup
  • One tablespoon Honey or sugar
  • One tbsp edible Dried rose petals.
  • Rosewater

How to(make rose syrup):

  • Add sugar and water into a small saucepan over medium heat.
  • Cook until the sugar dissolves.
  • Turn off the heat, add rose petals and steep for 5minutes.
  • Strain through a fine mesh strainer, pushing on the petals to extract as much of the remaining syrup as possible.
  • Boil half a cup of water.
  • Combine the earl grey tea bags with rose syrup and steep in boiling water for 5 minutes.
  • Discard the tea bag.
  • Let it rest for few minutes.
  • Add one tablespoon Honey or sugar to it.
  • Froth a cup of milk into a frother to your desired warmth and foam.
  • Fill your mug halfway with tea and rose syrup mix and then add the frothed milk.
  • Mist the mug with a few sprays of high quality rose water.
  • Garnish with few dried rose petals.
  • Add dried rose petals on the top of the cup if desired.
Cinnamon Latte

I have got a perfect pre-fall latte recipe to warm you up a bit. I promise this recipe will make your fall better than ever. The combination of coffee, cinnamon and especially honey will get your back. Meet your new favorite coffee drink. I was a little worried that it will be going to be too sweet but when I took that first sip wooww!! It was AMAZING!! honey and cinnamon together tasted marvelous. Cinnamon, honey, and espresso- delicious!

Ingredients:

  1. One tablespoon sugar
  2. One cup milk
  3. Half a cup water
  4. A dash of cinnamon
  5. A dash of nutmeg
  6. 2drops of vanilla essence
  7. One shot of espresso

How to:

  • Make a shot of espresso.
  • Add espresso, honey, 2 drops of vanilla essence and cinnamon to the blender. Pulse for about 15 seconds until nice and frothy.
  • Pour into a cup.
  • Now froth milk into a frother and add it to the coffee mix.
  • Spoon foam from blender onto tops of lattes.
  • Finish latte with a sprinkle of cinnamon and a drizzle of nutmeg.
  • Sit back take a nice long sip and enjoy.
Dirty Chai Latte

I first heard about the DIRTY CHAI LATTE this fall over Pinterest, while going through some vegan latte recipe to try this October. I was so intrigued by the recipe since chai lattes are already one of my favorites drinks and I had a sneaking suspicion that it could only become better with the addition of a shot of espresso. I learned how to make them and they tasted insanely delicious and so I decided to add it to my fall latte recipe list. Not lying but this dirty chai latte has now come to replace my usual chai latte and coffee as a drink of choice.

Ingredients:

  1. One cup milk
  2. A dash of Cinnamon
  3. One tablespoon Honey
  4. 2shots espresso
  5. 2drops of vanilla essence
  6. Chai tea mixture

How to:

  • Boil half a cup of water.
  • Add black tea bags to it or you can use open leaves and boil it in water. Let the mixture rest for few minutes.
  • Now add a dash of cinnamon to the mix.
  • Next, add 2 drops of vanilla essence and one tablespoon of honey.
  • Now add 1-2 shots of espresso to the above mix. You can add shots as per your taste.
  • I don’t like strong coffee so I used one shot.
  • Now froth a cup of milk and add it to the above mix to get your desired dirty chai latte.

So that is all guys, my 5 favorite lattes for fall. I hope you will love trying them and if you do try tell me which one was your favorite in the comment section below and I will be back with some amazing drink recipes for fall. See you soon people XOXO

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3 Super Summer Smoothies

Knowing that it’s April and 32 C|F outside I think it’s a perfect time to have a chilled and awesome smoothie for your breakfast. I love to start my day on a healthy note and I think one can never go wrong with a healthy smoothie, as they are such a tasty way to pack in a ton of nutrients at one time. Going through so many healthy recipes I chose to share my 3 fav Super Summer Smoothies for today’s #TriedNewTuesday section also they are my Current 3 favorites smoothie recipes. It’s always good to share healthy stuff with our readers coz I believe in making the world healthier. I consider these 3 smoothies “Basic & Classic” because they are great flavor and health combo that pleases almost everyone plus these are the kind of smoothies that I think everyone knows how to prepare and chances are you’ll find your favorite summer fruits on hand for these.

I m a huge fruit person and summer is my time to get completely crazy for them, with each passing summer aka hot days I m trying to include more and more fruits and veggies into my diet. My 2017 health goal list does include trying 5 new smoothie recipes each month I know it’s the best way to stay healthy, stick to your goals and keep things going. There really is no way you can go wrong making a smoothie, just mix your favorite stuff and YOU’RE DONE!! but I think these recipes are a great jumping off point if the blender intimidates you. I would love if you guys will share your favorite smoothie recipe below.

Before we jump straight into the recipes I want to let you know that the ingredients I would be mentioning below for the recipes serve one full glass for a person. Master these recipes guys so that you can kick off summers well plus you would have an awesome repertoire of smoothie knowledge to tap into anytime you want to fire up your blender. Happy blending!!

Banana-Orange Smoothie

  1. 1 Banana
  2. 1 Cup Orange Juice
  3. 5 Ice Cubes
  4. 1 Cup Milk
  5. 3 Mint leaves
  6. 3 Crushed Almonds
  7. 1 Tbsp Oats
  8. 1 1/2 Tsp Honey

Watermelon-Banana Smoothie

  1. 1 Banana
  2. 1 Cup Watermelon Chunks
  3. 1/2 Cup Orange Juice
  4. 1 1/2 Tsp Honey
  5. 5 Ice Cubes
  6. 1 Cup Plain Yogurt
  7. 1 Cup Milk
  8. 3 Mint Leaves

Mango-Watermelon Smoothie

  1. 1 Cup Orange Juice
  2. 1 Cup Mango Chunks
  3. 5 Ice Cubes
  4. 1 1/2 Tsp Honey
  5. 1 Cup Milk
  6. 1 Cup Watermelon Chunks

Mix Mix Mix!!

There you have it guys my current 3 Fav smoothie recipes. If you want me to post more such amazing and healthy recipes comment down below. I would be glad to share them. Will be back with an amazing post XOXO

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Cappachino & Mocha Frappuccino: Perfection In A Cup

I only have two words for today Cappuccino and Frappuccino oh man!! I m so in love with coffees these days and I believe that my posts may be truly depicting that. Now when I have learned to make all my favorite coffee house recipes at home I m so much more excited to try more and more each day. I know I know my waistline is going to be very very sorry but my taste buds, on the other hand, are throwing an awesome party making me crave for more and more coffee each day. It’s time to forget heading to your favorite coffee house for a coffee fix and make your own mocha frappuccino at home!

Today under #TriedNewTuesday section I will be sharing these 2 amazing coffee house recipes. First, we will be talking about Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino. It’s not a proprietary Starbucks recipe but it’s just a copycat clone that will save your time and money and most importantly you can treat yourself with a cup of homemade Starbucks drink anytime and it will take only 5 minutes of your entire day.

Ingredients:

  1. 2 Shots Espresso, Chilled
  2. 1/3 Cup Milk (frothed and cooled)
  3. 1 Tablespoon Sugar
  4. 1 Large Cup Ice Cubes
  5. 2 Tablespoon Chocolate Syrup
  6. Whipped Cream or Ice Cream for serving, a little Chocolate Syrup

Instruction:

  • In a blender add 1 cup of ice cubes and 1/3 cup of chilled espresso.
  • Make sure your coffee is chilled. Add 1/3 cup of milk(any milk of choice)
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar. Then 2 tablespoon of chocolate syrup.
  • Blend for about 30 seconds or until smooth.
  • Viola, you have an easy homemade Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino. It’s a refreshing drink for your hot summer days. Easy and delicious!

Without a doubt, this is the best homemade cappuccino recipe I have ever tried from Pinterest. The end product is creamy and smooth with a strong but not too strong taste of coffee. I would like to call this as “Perfection In A Cup”. Each day I drink this coffee and I m left craving for more so I concocted this frothy mixture. I don’t own a proper espresso or a cappuccino machine but I could create the exact decadent drink using my blender. Coz you gotta use what you gotta have girl!! And there are so many amazing recipes available on the internet these days that won’t even require this high quality and expensive gadgets to create your favorite drink.

This simple homemade version of cappuccino in not as perfect as one made with fancy gadgetry but it guaranteed hits the spot when you need a shot of caffeine as soon as you wake up in the morning without taking a trip to your local coffee shop early morning. I know all of these drinks are somewhat related to each other but I could not resist myself from getting my hands on each of this recipe list for at least once and why not because for me summer is all about COFFEE!!

Ingredients:

  1. 1 Cup Milk
  2. Cinnamon or Cocoa Powder for garnish(optional)
  3. 2-3 Ounces Brewed Espresso ( double shot)

Preparation:

  • Using an espresso machine or a regular blender brew 2 shots of espresso.
  • Steam 1 cup milk and generate a good amount of thick froth for cream using a blender. Remember you need to create more foam than you usually create for a latte. Place your heated milk in a lidded jar and shake vigorously, whip the milk for a minute or two until it’s nice and frothy. Make sure you use a jar large enough that leaves room for creating a thick foam.
  • Next, pour espresso into a serving mug, now slowly pour steamed frothed milk into the coffee. A cappuccino should be equal parts coffee and foam with about half the amount of milk. Using a spoon you can empty the foam and top your cappuccino with half of thick foam if required.
  • Dust with Cinnamon or cocoa powder if desired and its ready to serve and that’s how you can make a cappuccino without a machine.

Yes, it that simple!! If you try any of this coffee recipe please lemme know in the comment box below. I would love to hear from you all, will be back with an amazing post XOXO

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Iced Mocha & Mocha Latte: Newest Obsession

ICED MOCHA

Coffee being my recent obsession I especially love mochas. Let me tell you it’s all about MOCHA today hot or cold. I wanted to share this mocha recipe with you all from a long time because it has been my recent weekend favorite also I m sorry I could not post under #TriedNewTuesday on time as I promised but there were few urgent orders that I needed to dispatch in time. Please accept my apologies that I could not deliver these amazing recipes to you on time but m really really getting carried away by workload still trying to keep my shit together.  Talking about today here I m sharing 2 amazing food posts back to back. I hope you guys will enjoy reading this as much as I enjoyed making them. Having Pinterest as my best friend I love making coffeehouse drinks at home and for this one, you won’t even need an espresso machine as well!! nor you do have to plan ahead and make some double strength coffee and have it chilled a night before. I prepare my 1 batch at the moment m ready to make a coffee. I guess preparing in advance for the week is boring, also I love to use things fresh to make my drinks! Saving money and having one of my favorite coffee beverages at home makes me feel like I m in heaven and the coffee recipes I m sharing with you every Tuesdays are a way to easy to give a try. When I feel like having a pampered morning I make my coffee just after I wake up. I will put all the things I will need in the fridge and go for an amazing shower because 30 minutes later everything would be perfectly ready for me to make the coffee. The recipe I m sharing today makes 1 tall beverage. If you want for 2, double it. Even if you only replace your daily coffee shop drinks with this once a week you could save in thousands at the end end of the year. Trust me with this!!

If I could only drink one thing for the rest of my life it would be ICED COFFEE!!

Things You Will Need:

  1. 1 cup ice
  2. 1/4 cup strongly brewed coffee
  3. 3/4 cup milk
  4. 2-3 tbsp chocolate syrup (to taste)
  5. Whipped cream or Ice cream (to decorate)

Instructions:

  1. Fill a glass 2/3 full of ice(about a cup)
  2. Add 1/4 cup of double strength chilled coffee
  3. Add 3/4 cup of chilled frothed milk(you can use a blender to froth your milk)
  4. Drizzle in 2 tbsp of chocolate syrup. I have used mine favorite Hersheys chocolate syrup.
  5. The next step is completely optional but I bet your drink will look fabulous when it will be topped with some whipped cream, cocoa powder, and a little more chocolate syrup.

IN SHORT:

  • All you need to do is to Layer in a glass: ice, coffee, milk and 2 tbsp chocolate syrup.
  • Stir with a straw then add more chocolate syrup if desired
  • Top with an ice cream and add more syrup.

So delicious!!

Mocha Latte

It’s time to give up your favorite coffeehouse mocha latte to save some money and don’t you worry guys this mocha latte recipe is very easy. It will just need 5 minutes of your entire day. I won’t lie but I m completely obsessed with mocha latte geez it tastes so freaking good. My morning sand my late night work is sponsored by mocha most of the time.

Forget about all those amazing coffee house drinks you fell in love with at your neighborhood coffee place. Talking about me I don’t like my city coffee house drinks as they are a way too boring for me or maybe I haven’t tried some good places yet but I bet I can make far better than them and though I m putting myself into trying new recipes each day I m learning new things. Homemade drinks are not only pocket-friendly but they can cost you just pennies that too in just 5 minutes. Doesn’t it sound cool?

You will only need 3 ingredients for this:

  1. 8 ounces Hot Brewed Strong Coffee
  2. 2 tablespoon Hot Chocolate Mix
  3. 1/4 cup Whole milk or Normal Milk
  4. Off course if you want to fancy it up a bit you can add some whipped cream it’s totally up to you I used the frothed milk bubbles here.

Instructions:

  1. So to start, add the hot chocolate mix to the strong hot coffee.
  2. Stir it up well and be sure to really get in there and mix it around crazy so that it’s really well combined.
  3. Then heat up the milk on the stove and if you don’t have one of those fancy little aerators for making foamed milk use a blender. Otherwise, grab your small jar with a lid and whisk and whisk the milk like a crazy for a minute or so until its good and foamy. Then pour that foamed milk into the coffee slowly.
  4. Well like I said unless you want to get a little fancier. Go ahead grab the whipped cream and pour over.
  5. You can whip up this simple at home latte just in minutes with a few easy pantry ingredients.

In Short

  • Stir together the coffee and hot chocolate mix in a large mug.Heat the milk on the stove to warm, it should be around 100 degrees or just hot enough that you can only keep a finger in it comfortably for a couple of seconds. Remove from the stove and froth the milk using a blender or alternatively you can whisk vigorously by hand until the milk gets foamy about in a minute.
  • Pour the frothed milk into the coffee if desired garnish with thick foam or dust a cocoa powder mix over it.

 

Thats all with todays coffee drink guys i hope you all will give it a try. Trust me they are worth the time and efforts you would be putting. Comment below if you have any recipes in mind to share with me. Will be back with an amzinng post until then XOXO

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Latte & Frappuccino Recipe:Luxury At Home

What’s your morning ritual??For most of us, each of our morning includes an amazing cup of hot coffee to get the day started and for some, it’s more than JUST A CUP OF COFFEE. its the only thing that keeps them from acting like a zombie in the mornings and eating people’s brain around them.

So, coffee drinkers hers a post for you all.

Homemade lattes are the best way to sip a coffeehouse favorite! made lighter with favorite sweetener, coffee, and milk!

Well, the good news is that it’s gonna be series of posts where I will be sharing a quick guide for making FANCY coffee shop drinks!! I m soo excited to finally work on this. I will be posting all such post under the #LUXURYATHOME tag and I will share these recipes every coming Tuesday’s under #TriedNewTuesday section till the time I can manage to post about COFFEE!! Trying something new and experimenting with the old has always been on my top list whether it be food or anything else.

My city weather has gone kind of insane its cold morning and night and horribly hot during the afternoons making it difficult me to think clear what m I actually craving for HOT or COLD!! I love hot and frozen coffees and this is going to kind of challenging for me but I would love to try some new recipes and share them with you all(if I  will like it) well well its always good to fall into new challenges and achieve them. Coming on to the recipe now:

Preparing a hot latte drink is simple, given you are the right ingredients on hand. A Hot, brewed coffee can brighten up your day and save your money too. Trust me with this you’re putting your hard -earned cash back into your pocket by making all your favorite drinks at home and it tastes as if you’ve bought straight from a coffee shop. Enjoy your hot latte at any time of year morning or night like me during when the thought of having a coffee outside makes you think twice.

LATTE

  • 1 Shot Espresso
  • Hot Milk
  • Tsp Sweetener of Choice

Brew espresso and heat up the milk on the stove top while you wait. Froth milk in a pot with a hand held frother or you can use your normal blender like I have used after adding in sweeter of choice. Add espresso into a mug (pour quantity according to how strong you want your coffee to be) add frothed milk just after,(pour milk at the corner of a mug to get that fancy coffee shop look) top with cinnamon at the end.

My Mondays are just going better and better. Because a good book and a perfectly chilled chocolatey frozen coffee blended with the ice can make any day better. Plus a homemade copycat that tastes way better than the store bought is always a winner.

It’s the time of year! when iced coffees are my everyday companion. I made a run to my local grocery store with mom the other day. It was so fucking hot and humid. As soon as I got home I pulled out my blender and made this beauty. I still love to start my day with a hot cup of latte but this chilled frappuccino is like an evening treat and recently it has replaced all my evening desserts. Because this is itself like dessert in a mug! Fudge sauce, ice cream and all! you feeling me??

So here’s a copycat frozen coffee drink perfect for the hot summer days! I promise It will take only 5 minutes to whip it up.

FRAPPUCCINO

  • 2 Espresso
  • 1/3 Cup Milk
  • 1 Tbsp. Sugar
  • 1 Cup Ice Cubes
  • 2 Tbsp. Chocolate Syrup
In a blender add ice, chilled espresso, milk, sugar and chocolate syrup. Blend for 30 seconds or until smooth. Serve in a glass with a straw. Enjoy!! You can throw on some ice cream like me or decorate with a whipped cream.
I hope you guys have enjoyed reading this post. More coffee recipes are coming straight your way. Stay tuned so you won’t miss out anything. Will be back with an amazing post-XOXO
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3 Favorite Infused Water Recipes

We are all supposed to drink 8-10 glasses of water a day but very few of us can make up to this. One of my new year’s resolutions is to drink 8-10 glasses of water a day although I have been drinking 10 glasses of water since 2016 I m happy to move forward with this healthy habit of mine. Drinking normal water can be kind of boring so I have come up 3 delicious way to infuse my favorite fruits into the water to add that extra health benefits to it and drink more water. Today under #TriedNewTuesday section I wanted to share 3 infused water recipes that you guys will love love love. These are actually 3 belly detoxifying AKA flavored water recipes. Sometimes I like to prepare it a night before so that I can drink it as soon as my day starts and for rest of the day. Not to forget why I love drinking flavored water a)it’s my recent obsession and b) it’s my new year’s goal too. Infused water tastes much much better than regular water. It has that extra vitamins and minerals that make it tastes amazing and good for our health too. Drinking more water helps to get all the toxins out of our body.

If you are someone struggling to drink more water than infusing it with some fresh fruits and vegetables is the best way to add flavor to that boring glass of water. All you have to do is add your favorite fruits to a glass of water and you’re good to go. Not to forget it has many vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that are good for our body.

Things You Will Need:

  1. Fruits
  2. Vegetables
  3. Herbs
  4. Water

All you have to do is add as many fruits as you want to the water and let it sit for 30 minutes and enjoy. Trust me its the best way to drink more water in a day. You know infused water is pretty hard to resist.

Advantages of Infused/Detox/Flavored Water

  1. Detoxification
  2. reducing bloating
  3. clearing up skin
  4. Energy
  5. Hydration

Below are some of mine favorite combinations:

3 Mint Leaves + 2-3 Lemon Slices + 2-3 Cucumber Slices: lowers the risk of heart diseases

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3 Mint Leaves + 2-3 Orange Slices + 3-4 Strawberry Slices: Helps to stabilize blood sugar

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Lime + Cucumber and Ginger: cleansing and energizing, best during morning hours and gives your body that little kick to start the day.

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I hope you guys enjoy these infused water recipes, so drink up and lemme know which combination was your favorite. Cheers to a happy and healthy new year guys. Will be back with an amazing post. See you very soon XOXO

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11 Healthy Morning Habits

Your morning routine can either break or make your entire day it’s up to you what you choose Hello everyone thank you soo much for stopping by my blog hope you all are having an amazing day. Without rambling any further I’ll get straight on point, for today’s #FitnessFriday section I m going to share some healthy morning habits that I have been really trying to kind of implement in my morning routine and that will help you put your day together in a better way. You don’t need a chance to follow these habits but instead, you need to get into a habit of doing it. I only miss this morning habit if I m running late for some errand else I do them daily by heart. I have found that when I do these things I have a more healthy and productive day. I think its just a good way to start your mornings and rest of the is spent well too. I have been following these morning habits from a pretty long time I guess. I try not to ever miss them I do take out time every morning to follow these healthy habits. These with my have become a part of my morning routine now as I have been following them every single day since last year and ever since I included them in my morning routine I have had way more productive, happy and positive day than before.

Below are some healthy habits that I like to create for my mornings. I know healthy habits can be pretty hard to follow and if you’re a beginner as I always say start with baby steps you’ll surely see the difference in “how you were” and “how you are” as the days will pass.

Wake Up Early

I know many people keep talking about this one again and again and I m not gonna lie but m still working on this one. Waking up early can definitely change your life we all know that 8-hour sleep is must so just try and wake up early even if you don’t have work next morning. It’s just that you’ll feel much more productive and get done more with the new day. If you wake up early and get few things completed off of your to-do list you’ll get into a momentum to complete others for rest of the day. Set your alarm a little bit earlier, you’ll be in a way better mood the next morning. Try waking up 15 min early then your usual time, your body will eventually get into the routine of waking up on the desired time. Prepare for your mornings in advance like which clothes you’re gonna wear, what breakfast you’ll have, your workout gear, put your coffee mug close to your machine. If you will have the next day planned and things ready you’ll be much more excited to wake up early the next day. Super nerdy but super effective way.

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Make The Bed

One habit that prevents you cozying back into your bed and seems simple is to fix your bed first thing in the morning. Fixing up your bed is a great way to go and get started for rest of the day.

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Stay Away From Your Phone

I set the alarm and keep my cell far away from my reach so that I would not grab it as soon as I wake up. Not grabbing your phone immediately after waking up will help set your mind free, you’ll be able to do more things in that time span which you’ll obviously waste once you’ll get on your phone. Going through your phone and social medias (which we all love to do) can give you a bit of hectic feeling especially in the morning.

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Cleanse Your Skin

The next habit is to cleanse your skin twice a day which becomes hard for me sometimes if I m too stressed during night. The most important thing is to remove your makeup before bed as I don’t wear makeup daily it’s not that hard for me to follow my daily skincare routine. Try and cleanse twice a day, it’s a really good habit to get into. When we sleep our skin builds up sebum and oil at night, the dead skin cells fluff a little bit too so we should wash our face thoroughly in the morning.

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Healthy Breakfast

I m not a huge coffee drinker and neither m addicted to it although I love to start my morning with a cup of coffee sometimes and if someday I m not feeling like having it I would go for my favorite green tea with breakfast. My breakfast varies every morning but I do try to start with something healthy like a fruit bowl even if I feel hungry an hour later but at least I had something healthy that got me started. The green tea has lots of antioxidants and vitamins in the fruits keeps me going.

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Gratitude Journal

While having my breakfast I would read a book and write things in my gratitude journal m grateful for. I love this habit of mine it gives me so much positive, good vibes and mindset that I need for a healthy morning. Being thankful and grateful to god for everything he has given me has changed my life. Whenever I feel low, writing and realizing what I m grateful for helps me boost my confidence. If not a gratitude journal just write one thing in your notebook you’re grateful, believe me, it will change your life.

gratitude-journal

Get Moving

One more important one. If your someone working from home like me you really need to keep yourself moving, do anything you like whether it be stretching your body, going to a gym, doing home workouts or going for a 10 minutes walk but just keep moving. I try to keep my body moving as it really makes a difference in keeping me active for rest of the day. I usually do home workouts, stretching, meditation and yoga for at least 30 minutes. You can check out my fitness routine post. M still struggling to go out for a morning walk but m not gonna give up this easily. If I get moving I notice that my day becomes so much more productive plus me being energized. That’s a habit I got into in 2016 happy it’s still a part of my life in 2017. It has really boosted up my energy to another level. If you want a little peace of mind to start your day do yoga or meditation for 10 minutes to have a happy mind.

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Healthy Smoothies

After I m done with my workout (morning or evening) I would have a healthy high protein banana smoothie. It’s actually my go-to snack that has lots and lots of proteins which I really like to have after my workouts. Drinking a healthy smoothie in the morning can be a great start to your day.

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Freshen Up

Not optional but the important one is to take shower right after your workout or other morning rituals. I have felt that when I take shower early morning I feel fresh and energized to do more stuff rest of the day. If possible dry brush your body it’s an ayurvedic method that’ll help improve your blood circulation and slough off the dead skin cell.(a dry loofah will work best)

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Wear Sunscreen Daily

Another healthy habit is to wear sunscreen daily, by keeping your skin out of the sun you’re really preventing chances of hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and wrinkles. Protecting your skin from the sun reduces the chances of skin cancer too. It’s again a great habit to get into.

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Stay Hydrated

First and the most important thing I do as soon as I wake up is to chuck a glass of water. I keep my water bottles next to my bed that way I don’t feel lazy to get water from my kitchen. It’s totally optional but you can drink normal water, cold water, warm water, lemon water, green tea anything you want whats important is to have a glass of water in the morning. Sometimes I do like to have warm lemon water but usually, I go for cold water it wakes me up totally. Drinking water right away is gonna cleans out your body and start your system for the day. It’s really important for us to stay hydrated throughout the day and normal water bores me to death, I have got this new way to drink more water: Infused water. In some of my previous posts, I have shared my story on how “I drink 10 glasses of water a day” go check that out too. Staying hydrated was a task until I discovered this infused water thing “God bless youtube”. You will truly notice the difference if you try it for the longer period plus you’ll get a clear skin too.

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So these are some habits that I found really healthy to give a good start to my day and I would like to know what are your healthy habits that keep you healthy and happy. Do share in the comments below. Will be back with an amazing post. See you soon XOXO

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Healthy Fall Breakfast Recipe

I have been on a lookout for some healthy and fall inspired breakfast recipes to get me through the entire week. Nothing cut my Monday blues quite like a cup of hot “Chai Latte” or “Green Tea”. Today under #TriedNewTuesday section I decided to post about a very simple yet healthy breakfast recipe prepared using only 4 ingredients. I know you must be thinking of this as a joke but it’s not. You will thank me after reading this post. After trying this recipe I thought of sharing it on my blog as it tasted yummy. All I can say while eating it is: Bring me some more, please..!!

Fall Egg Breads

This fall breakfast recipe made with Brown Bread, Egg, Milk and Honey is a delicious way to fight the entire week’s morning fly by. It’s one of the quick and healthy bread recipes. You will only need 5-10 minutes to prepare this. I m using brown bread instead of white as they are healthy and keeps me full until my lunch hours. I eat 3 egg bread every morning with my green tea or coffee.

Things You Will Need:
  1. Brown Bread Slices (2-3)
  2. 1 Egg
  3. 1/2 cup milk
  4. 1/2 tablespoon honey
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Preparation:
  1. Take a bowl (wide enough to dip your bread).
  2. Beat the egg and milk.
  3. Add 1/2 cup of milk, 1/2 tablespoon honey.
  4. Mix it well.
  5. Take a nonstick pan and heat on medium.
  6. Now dip the bread slice into the bowl and soak.
  7. Heat the butter in a frying pan.
  8. Fry the saturated bread until it’s golden on each side.
  9. Viola..!! its ready to serve.

It’s an all time favorite recipe of mine, whenever I feel hungry after my evening workout I grab these egg bread. That’s all in today’s post. Hope you all are having healthy and happy mornings. Do you have any favorite fall breakfast recipe? If yes do share it with me would love to try something new. Will be back with an amazing post. See you soon XOXO

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10-Minutes Spicy Noodle Soup Recipe

With the arrival of the fall season, everybody loves to comfort themselves with warm things, like coffee, sweaters, tea, soup, hot chocolate cake etc. Having spicy, slurpy soup on a chilly fall day has become my new obsession. I m a huge fan of quick and one pot recipes, though I m not a foodie or a chef but I still like to cook some easy recipes to pamper my taste buds whenever I feel like trying something new(or when I m hungry). Being addicted to Ching’s noodles lately, (as it tastes way better than Meggie noodles) I decided to experiment with it a little.
Today under #TriedNewTuesday section I will be sharing an incredibly easy and delicious 10 Minutes Ching’s Noodles Soup recipe with you. Fall has arrived and I have fallen in love with this soup recipe. I m so glad to share these kinds of healthy recipes on my blog, you guys like my food posts compared to others.
The fall season is here and we should not be late to fill our boxes with hot and cozy recipes. This incredible and delightful soup is made with Ching’s noodles, Ching’s soup mix, fresh veggies, spices, and herbs. It’s perfect hearty soup for fall I guess. I have added cilantro and hot pepper to top my spicy soup bowl you may choose anything of your choice(be creative).One great thing about this recipe is its simple, comforting and tasty at the same time, perfect for a lazy fall day yeah!! I guess I have said enough in the favor of it, let’s get straight to the recipes now.

Ingredients:

  1. 2 packages Ching’s Schezwan Noodles
  2. 1 package Ching’s Manchurian Soup mix
  3. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  4. 2 tablespoon Chings Hot chili sauce
  5. 1 small onion diced
  6. 1 small tomato diced
  7. 1 tablespoon ginger grated
  8. 5 clove garlic minced
  9. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  10. 4 cups of water
  11. 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  12. 1 teaspoon vinegar
  13. 1/2 cup Scallion chopped
  14. 1/2 cup cilantro chopped
  15. 1 carrot diced
  16. 1 green chili diced
  17. 1 capsicum diced
  18. Black pepper (for seasoning)

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Instructions:

  1. Add olive oil to a stockpot and bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  2. Add all the veggies and cook for 4 minutes(stir occasionally).
  3. Add garlic, ginger, dry spices and other seasonings, cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Add 3 cups of water and mix well.
  5. Now add the Chings Manchurian Soup mix and add 1 more cup of water. Bring to a simmer and add soy sauce, red chili sauce, and vinegar, simmer for 8-10 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.
  6. Add the ching’s noodles to the mix and simmer for another 2-3 minutes or until the noodles have softened( soggy noodles suck so be careful). Add scallions and stir to combine.
  7. Remove pan from heat, ladle soup into bowls and top with cilantro at the end. Enjoy your meal..!!

That’s it for today’s post. I loved writing it, hope you enjoy reading it as well. If you try this recipe do share your pictures with me I would love to see your creation. Will be back with some more amazing recipes. Stay tuned XOXO

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How to Start a Healthy Lifestyle

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Hello my loves, welcome back m so excited for today’s post. It’s Friday and time for an #FitnessFriday post. I love posting under this section, as I have become healthier than before I love reading and writing about fitness inspired topics. For today I will be discussing on “How to start a healthy lifestyle”. I would be sharing some tips that actually helped me get into a healthy lifestyle. I found these tips on Pinterest, applied to my life/routine and could actually see the difference. Everything starts for a reason and fitness is no exception. This kind of things needs a hell lot of courage and patience. You need to stay motivated throughout the journey of changing your life for a good reason. I invested like a year over this to get my sh*t together and as for now, I can finally see the difference I m happy that I gave these tips a try. When these healthy tips helped me to start a healthy lifestyle I decided to share them on my blog. There were many tips available on that page but I will be mentioning the ones worked for me. You need a really good reason to start this else you won’t be able to stay focused and committed. Remove all the obstacles standing between you and your goals, and stay tuned for some exciting tips to change your life.
Things you need to ask yourself before getting into this lifestyle:
How healthy are you?
Do you follow a healthy diet?
Do you exercise daily?
Do you drink 8 glasses of water daily?
Do you sleep enough every day?
I know your answer to most of these question would be a big “No”. Its ok I was in the same situation a few months back but now I can proudly answer to these questions as a big YES. If you want to answer them as yes then apply below tips to your life.

  1. Start loving yourself: before doing anything start loving and believing yourself. Start from today stay happy and love yourself, even more, every day.
  2. Get rid of negative people and thoughts: the second most important thing is to get rid of negative people and thoughts. Surround yourself with positivity and you will start noticing the difference.
  3. Start journalling: write what you feel, express yourself. Journaling has helped me a lot to move on and stay positive in my life. I write about things I want to achieve, my goals, ups and downs to stay more focused in life. I share everything with my journal, its good than keeping your thoughts to yourself.
  4. Set a Goal: a healthy life starts with a healthy mind. Stay focused and be determined. Set your priorities and goals to keep yourself motivated in life. Find the true purpose of living.
  5. Learn to say NO & YES: start saying no for things you hate and yes to things you like. Don’t think how others would react to it just be yourself and do what your heart says.
  6. Get enough sleep: get enough sleep to stay active and healthy next day.
  7. Drink more water: fall is arriving making it difficult for us to stick to our water routine. Read my post on “How I drink 8 glasses of water during fall”. I m sure it will help you a lot. I start my mornings with a glass of water.1479470160738
  8. Keep water with you: whether you’re at your desk or you’re going out keep water close to you. This will help you stay hydrated.
  9. Meditate: As soon as I wake up I like to meditate just before my workout routine. It really helps me to stay focus and inspired. Meditation keeps your soul calm and your worries away.
  10. Breath in, Breath out: sit at a silent place and breath in and out for at least 5 minutes. Oxygen is a vital source of life and believe me we are not breathing properly. A full breath is really important to keep your inner happy and going.
  11. Exercise: I work out for 20 minutes daily, each month I change my exercise to keep my body flexible and toned. Youtube is really our best friend, pick out your favorite exercises and keep going. You can even do yoga or focus on body toning exercises to stay fit and healthy.1479821112516
  12. Get out: go out and meet your friends, interact with people. Visit places you have memories with. Even just for a walk but go out.
  13. Start running/ jogging: do whatever you like but go out for running or a walk even. There are many advantages of running as you may all know. Choose an appropriate hour and start today. I like going for cycling if not running.Processed with VSCO with t1 preset
  14. Cut on caffeine and soda intake: we know these drinks are not healthy but still, we cannot live without them. Our morning starts with a cup of coffee in our hand how can we think of cutting it off. If you cannot totally avoid it consume less. A great alternative for coffee is fruit juice it’s healthy instead.
  15. Cut on alcohol/ Smoking: Like caffeine avoid alcohol and smoking too. We all know they do no good to our health. With them comes many negative health problems, it can affect major organs of our body badly.
  16. Prepare your meals: instead of eating outside, cook for yourself. I know its hard when you have been working for hours but cook small and cook healthy. You will appreciate yourself one day for this.
  17. Eat more fruits: start your day with healthy breakfast. I like having a cup of green tea with a bowl of fruits as my breakfast. It’s healthy and keeps me full until my lunch hours. Eat antioxidant rich fruits. Eg banana, mango,pineapple, oranges, papaya, apples, watermelons, guava etc.
  18. Eat more veggies: include green veggies to your meal every day. Eat antioxidant rich fruits. Eg cucumber, lettuce, celery, eggplants, tomatoes etc.
  19. Eat small: serve your meal on a smaller plate, it will trick you to eat less. Stop eating when you’re full even if your food is tasty. Complete your 3 meals intake every day. Eating small meals balances energy.
  20. Cut down on processed food: avoid eating processed food as they are not good for our health neither do they have any nutritional value.
  21. Avoid junk food: the most crucial tip is to cut on junk food, they have a high level of refined sugar, salt, fat, and flour again not good for your health.1479820998911
  22. Go for brown carbs: switch on to brown carbs than white as they are rich in nutrients and vitamins. Eg brown rice, whole grain, oatmeals, oats, nuts etc.
  23. Cut on salt and sugar: if you cannot totally avoid it, consume less. Go for healthy snacks instead you will feel more satisfied.
  24. Eat low-calorie, low-fat food: there are many alternatives available to choose from just eat healthily and stay healthy.
  25. Brush your teeth twice: brushing twice is a sign of a good hygiene. So brush your teeth Twice a day, rinse your mouth after each meal and floss your teeth at night.

Thats all in today’s post. I will be back with an amazing topic. See you guys very soon. XOXO