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Category: Health

Healthy Dessert Week 2

by funnylittlestories

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pizookie

The recipe is a little bit more complicated this week using more ingredients but it turned out really yummy and quite healthy despite the chocolate chips (dark chocolate is good for health right?)

Serving: 12
Ingredients:
400g white beans or chickpeas
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup pumpkin purée
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup quick oats
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
3 tbsp vegetable oil
1 cup chocolate chips (dark if you prefer it)

Now come the easy part! Basically, mix all the ingredients (except the chips), blend it with a hand blender or food processor. Mix in chips and pour into a square pan. Bake it at 350 f for 35 minutes and it is ready!

Another successful healthy and yummy dessert, I must say! Good job kamanda for finding such an amazing recipe!

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by funnylittlestories

I have heard many good reviews about Bikram Yoga and decided to sign up for a month’s class at a yoga gym close to my place. Bikram yoga if you have not heard, is basically doing 26 positions of yoga in a hot room (it gets up to 40c). My first session was told to be quite challenging and unbearable but turned out actually quite fun and manageable. There were definitely moments where I felt shitty, dripping in  sweat but isn’t that the fun of exercising? I am looking forward to doing it about 4-5 times a week now and see how my body feels after the month. Fingers crossed that I lose a couple of pounds as well as tone up a little!  

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Thats my little yoga studio! It is quite cozy and nice in there and they actually sell fresh juice that you can have after a hot session of yoga 🙂

Healthy Dessert Week 1

by funnylittlestories

My roommates and I decided to explore healthy dessert recipes and try them out once a week! This week, we attempted to make yummy low fat chocolate brownies. We found an online recipe from yummly.com that did not require any butter or oil (which is amazing)! Instead, we use plain yogurt. Each serving is as low as 150 calories! We definitely had no shame eating the slice of brownie tonight.

Serving size: 9

Ingredients:
1 cup of sugar
10 tbsp plain yogurt (or go greek!)
6 tbsp cocoa powder
2 eggs
1/2 cup of plain flour
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp almond extract
tiny little bit of salt

Instructions:
Super simple! Preheat the oven at 165 C. Mix all ingredients together evenly, pour it into a 8×8 baking dish and put it in the oven! Wait 30 minutes patiently (we had some troubles doing so), and done, it is ready!

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It was so nicely moist and super delish!