Moist Banana Bread With Coconut Oil
• 4 ripe bananas
• 1/3 cup coconut oil
• 3/4 cup sugar
• 2 large eggs
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
• 1 teaspoon baking soda
• 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• Optional: 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
• Preheat the oven to 350 F. Grease a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan, or spray with cooking spray.
• Place the bananas in a large mixing bowl and mash them with a fork. Add the coconut oil and sugar to the bananas, and beat with a fork or an electric mixer until smooth.
• Beat in the eggs and vanilla
• In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
• Gradually add the flour mixture to the banana mixture, on low speed with the mixer (or using a rubber spatula or fork) just until well-incorporated, but do not over-mix, which will yield a tough banana bread. Stir in the chocolate chips, if using.
• Scrape the coconut banana bread batter into the prepared loaf pan.
• Bake for about 55 minutes until a wooden skewer or a sharp knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes, then turn out of the pan and finish cooling upright on the wire rack.
Classic healthy rusks
12 servings Preparation: 25 mins, Cooking: 5 hrs
500 g butter — or margarine, melted
2 Tbs molasses (I used 2tbs date spread)
2 eggs — extra-large, whisked
1 kg flour — self-raising
1 Tbs baking powder
1 tsp salt (I didn’t use salt because the muesli already contain salt)
375 ml brown sugar — soft (I used 30 ml less because I’ve added more cranberries and raisins)
2 cup muesli — toasted
80 ml pumpkin seeds
30ml almonds — finely chopped
100 cashew nuts
100 g macadamia nuts — chopped
500 ml buttermilk
Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease 3 small 18 x 9cm tins.
Beat together butter, molasses, buttermilk and eggs.
Combine dry ingredients and stir through butter mixture with a wooden spoon.
Pour dough into greased tins, pressing down evenly. Bake for about 40 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through. Leave loaves in tins for 15 minutes to cool before turning out on wire racks to cool completely.
Carefully slice and cut into thick rusk wedges. Reduce oven temperature to 90°C.
Arrange rusks on large baking sheets and dry for 3-4 hours or until crunchy.
Nut allergy: replace nuts with dried cranberries and other seeds.
Good day Ladies,
I really need to share this one article with you today.
In times like these where people suffer from self esteem, self confidence and anxiety due to loss of work or other factors it is important to learn from the Wise. I am not talking about the older people, but the Wise older People.
I love them, they always give advice freely, out of experience and because they care.
The following article was written by…
Growing up, legendary investor Warren Buffett was terrified of speaking in public. However, he realized he’d never make the type of impact that he wanted if he didn’t take the steps to get his communication skills tight. As a result, while attending graduate school at Columbia, he decided to sign-up for a Dale Carnegie public speaking course.
On the first day of the course, Warren’s nerves got the best of him and he didn’t go. Months later, after seeing another advertisement for the course, he decided to give it another shot. Except, this time when Warren registered for the course, he paid in advance to ensure he showed up.
Today in Warren’s office you won’t find his diploma from university hanging up on his walls. Nor will you find his master’s degree. But you’ll see the certification from Carnegie’s course. This is because according to Warren developing the confidence to speak in public changed his life.
Warren feels so strongly about developing our communication skills that when asked by recent college graduate Michael Hood which skill he recommends young people focus on, Warren replied — “Invest in yourself. The one easy way to become worth 50 percent more than you are now — at least — is to hone your communication skills — both written and verbal. If you can’t communicate, it’s like winking at a girl in the dark — nothing happens. You can have all the brainpower in the world, but you have to be able to transmit it.”
Marketing is about bringing customers into your funnel. Advice taken from an article written by Joe Procopio.
If sales is about selling your product to everyone under the sun, marketing is about making that sales cycle easier, which makes the cycle cheaper, which increases your margins.
At the top of your marketing funnel are prospective customers who could potentially find value in your product, but know nothing about it. At the bottom of the funnel are prospective customers ready to sign.
Sometimes marketing is about finding those customers that are most likely to find value of your product. Those folks are already heavy, and you just need to get them into the funnel. Other times marketing is about educating prospective customers already in the funnel so that they grow heavier and begin to sink. Regardless, marketing helps all prospective customers gain a greater understanding of the value of your product.
Ladies, The above article is indeed useful and full of advice for startup entrepreneurs. More on this article to be shared in the follow up blog. You can also follow Joe Procopio https://entrepreneurshandbook.co/
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Ladies, Changing Your State of Thought!
-Hold positive dialogue with yourself.
During an average day you spend perhaps 100 minutes talking with someone else. If you speak at about the average speed, you say between 10,000 and 20,000 words in a typical day. That may sound a lot, but these 10-20,000 words are only a small fraction of your internal dialogue.
Speech is, as we have already observed, just thoughts expressed in language. But most of your thoughts are never spoken to someone else. You speak them only to yourself. Most of your thinking is directed solely at yourself. It is what “I” says to “Me” that counts. It is not what the person at the next desk, or the customer, or the boss says to you that counts most.
The really important thing is what you’re “I” says to “Me.” The point that needs to be reinforced here is that When you dialogue with yourself, you should always use strong, positive language. Think only why you can and not why you can’t.
-Think “I am going to succeed – not fail.”
When you think you will succeed, your mind begins to find the solution for success.
-Think “I am a winner” not “I am a loser.”
The Mohammed Ali philosophy. Ali, over a long period of time, told himself that he was the greatest until at least he had convinced himself, and that in the final analysis is the only person that you will ever have to convince. Other people are automatically convinced you are great after you have convinced yourself.
-Analysing Your Internal Voice
As we have seen, it is essential that you become aware of your internal dialogue. Every person will have an internal voice. For some it will be loud and insistent, for others it will be barely audible. Try to identify the following:
- The direction your “internal voice” comes from
- What sort of voice tone it uses
- Is it a pleasure to listen to?
- Whose voice is it? You’re own?
If it belongs to someone else, did you give them permission to come into your mind? A nagging, blaming voice tone from the outside is stressful – and so is one from the inside. Does your internal voice make comparisons? Comparisons are shown by words such as:
- Better or best
- Worse or worst
- More or less
Identify whether or not you have any demotivating, unrealistic comparisons in your mind. When you hear yourself making a comparison of:
“How You Did (Behaviour)” or “The Sort Of Person You Are (Identity)” make sure you know the basis for this comparison. For Example:
The best question to ask is:
“I did badly.” “Compared to what?”
Your best? Your ideal? An expert? Unrealistic comparisons are depressing, but first you have to know they are unrealistic.
The above article was partly taken out of one of my NLP studies. I had to share it with you, hope you have taken some positive notes from the blog.
Have a positive thinking day.
It’s been a very busy few weeks for me, especially trying my best to make the Affiliate program on the LEC International website a success. Wow, I never thought it will take so many hours but I’m praying that all things work out for the best.
Through all of this crazy days, it’s good to remember things that matter in your life like God, Family, Health and also not to forget to take care of your neighbour, meaning take care of the ones that needs help and support during these times.
Sometimes we can really get hooked up in our own little world. Stop. Think. Plan. Start.
Start today by being the best human being you can be and give a helping hand in and around your house. By doing this,you will feel enriched like never before!
Now,let me go give my kids a hug and call my husband to tell him I love him. Thank God Jesus for my Blessings.
Have a fabulous day.
#blessings #support #enriched #ladies #women
Not just people or things, but primarily yourself. Many of life’s problems result from a lack of self-love. To love more means to connect with the deeper wisdom that underlies your being. You are the embodiment of love, irrespective of whether you’re hurt or betrayed. Set aside those feelings and know that you are the ocean swimming in a sea of love. Drown yourself in it!
The above paragraph was taken from an article I’ve read by Tony Fahkry.
These are true words to me, and I feel that more women should practice self love. Sometimes we can get caught up in what we have to do for others, but we neglect ourselves and the results could be dramatic to our health.
Do practice self love today and take a few minutes to reflect on your well being. It’s a good time to reflect, now that the whole world is slowing down.
Once the world can move around freely again, don’t forget to keep on practicing self love.
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It has been a long time a did not write on the blog because of the busy life of parenthood, art coach and freelance photographer. In the meanwhile I was also house hunting and that alone takes up a great deal of your daily time. But, I love my life and I love what I do.
Thought it would be great to recap on the last blog to see how everyone whose following my healthy living plan did with their own Transformers (daily essentials in the way you look and feel), Beautifiers (grooming is important to feel beautiful and appreciate your body) and Boosters (mind and body pick me ups, like breathing, life skills, grooming of hands and face).
I must admit, just to stick to these daily plans also takes good time management skills. Since a few months back, I started a Vegetarian diet to detox and just to see how my body reacts to the meat free diet. Some of my friends are Vegetarians for all their lives and some became Vegetarians only a few years back. I got some pretty good advice and support from them and I’m also listening to a lot of podcasts on Vegetarian diets. So far so good, my body feels much lighter and I have less bloated tummy days. My energy levels picked up and I do not yawn all day long any more (only when I feel bored in a conversation..no joke).
As for Beautifiers I am still working on doing more exercises. I love morning walks but lately all my time went for house hunting and product shoot. I know that exercise give you a feel good boost (endorphins), so I guess I just need to make a better time management daily plan to get that half an hour walk/jog before starting my day.
Boosters were an easy one for me, I started using a facial cream on my recent holiday and found it absolutely amazing. It’s made of grape extracts and I can honestly see the difference in my skin appearance and feel.
In my next blog I will share the names of the products and the blogs I am following. Please share your stories on the daily Transformers, Beautifiers and Boosters, I would love to know.
@transformers @beautifiers @boosters @healthyliving