152nd Wonder Woman Smoothie

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Good morning! This smoothie art was requested by @solana_beech who is so fond of Wonder Woman. If you haven’t watched Wonder Woman 2017 go ahead, please! Her civilian name is Diana Prince. She is a princess of the Amazonian Tribe. In the story, she is a Goddess brought to life by Zeus.

So today, actually since last night I was thinking how humans are so certain about their beliefs. There is a little room for doubt & questioning one’s mind. When there is, it all ends up to being subjective because our thoughts work that way. Our mind base our decisions to previous events or mistakes or even good decisions. So when we are faced with a difficult situation wherein we are asked to decide we most of the time choose what is easier based on the current situation. Recently, Harvard published this article about the pyramids of Egypt and the study showed that it wasn’t built by slaves but by wealthy men. Now, this brings into question the real story of the Bible and the Jewish population who were allegedly the slaves of the Pharoah who built the pyramids. The Bible itself especially the Genesis is patterned to an ancient Sumerian/Babylonian text called the Gilgamesh Epic which was found in early Mesopotamia. It is also way older than the bible according to scholars. I am a believer of God but I do not know if I can neglect the striking similarities between the Genesis and the Sumerian Epic inscribed on tablets. The difference though is that the Gilgamesh Epic is polytheistic, unlike the Bible. I urge you to read both and decide for yourself. Asking questions is never a bad idea and questioning is not a sin. For thousands of years, we have been too convinced & too certain of our beliefs. If you enquire that does not mean that your faith is weak. After all, God wants us to look deeper into our faith.

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Tools
7-inch diameter bowl
1 tablespoon
1 stick
2 mason jars (for leftover smoothie)

Smoothie Ingredients
8 oz Nonfat yogurt/whole milk (Brown Cow)
3 strawberries, frozen
10 raspberries
1 banana
1/4 cup hazelnuts
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup honey

Topping Surprise 
1/2 cup oatmeal (Nature’s Path Organic)
1/2 cup red berries & dark chocolate Nature’s Path Organic Oats
1/2 avocado, chunks
5 gooseberries
5 blackberries
5 blueberries
1 tbsp hemp hearts
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp sunflower seeds
1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
10 macadamia nuts
5 hazelnuts
1 tsp nigella sativa
2 tbsp pine nuts
1 tbsp flaxseed meal
1 tbsp mixed ancient grains (white chia, barley, millet, quinoa, amaranth, buckwheat, etc)

Method
1. Put 1 cup of cereals/oats in the bowl and level to make the surface even. Blend the fruits, berries, and yogurt in a blender until fully combined. Add the honey while the blender is running. This will prevent the honey from getting stuck on the bottom of the blender. Pour the smoothie in a circular motion on top of the cereals/oats/toppings. This will prevent the cereals/oats from floating to the surface of the smoothie.

2. Pour the smoothie in a circular motion on top of the oats. This will prevent the oats from floating to the surface of the smoothie.

Art Ingredients
1 tsp activated charcoal powder
1 tsp maca powder
1 tsp butterfly pea powder
1 tbsp melted chocolate (60-72% cacao)
1 tsp beetroot powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
5 tbsp plain organic yogurt, for colors

Method

  1. Mix activated charcoal with plain yogurt until you achieve a deep black color.
  2. Mix turmeric powder with plain yogurt to create golden yellow color.
  3. Mix 1 tsp maca powder with yogurt until the mixture is fully combined.
  4. Mix beetroot powder with plain yogurt until you achieve a deep red/magenta color. To achieve a pink blush use a dash of beetroot and 1 tablespoon of yogurt.
  5. For the white color just use plain old trusty yogurt.
  6. To draw the hair, eyebrows, eyes, and body outline, use melted chocolate and draw very lightly with a stick. For the hair use bolder strokes.
  7. Fill a ramekin with clean water for cleaning the tip of the stick each time you change one color to another.
  8. Use a stick to draw the image. Refrigerate the leftover smoothie and organic colors for tomorrow. Decorate any way you please. Serve and Enjoy!

 

 

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150TH DISNEY’S PRINCESS MULAN

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Good afternoon peeps! It was gloomy here the whole day and was cleaning the kitchen. The most used part of our house. You know who this is! She’s Mulan.❤

Hmmm… Have you noticed that when you do something, anything you want to do and you don’t doubt it for a second it yields the best results? Remember in my post before when I said in Physics, when an electron is unobserved it behaves the way its supposed to like a wave of light it goes where its supposed to go but when there is an observer it goes everywhere it’s not supposed to go to. Imagine the power of your thought? I am not just inspiring you, this is proven by Physicists/science. Human consciousness affects the world around in the most microscopic level you can only see through a powerful device. Unlike in movies where you see “magic” and lights flashing in reds and greens and blues and all those hues… 💗💚💙💛 In reality, these colors and the processes involved in nature are invisible to the naked eye. So remember each time you doubt, you attract a negative event instead of a good one. Remember what God said? Have Faith in Him. God is real but we neglect all that is around us which was created by Him and that we should be grateful because when we woke up everything was already given.

About this bowl, I can say I have never mixed these fruits before but now that I’ve tried my husband loved it! I won’t keep you reading long stories today but I want you to know that Mulan is one of my most favorite Disney characters. Princess or not, as it is debated by many, I don’t really care. The virtue in Mulan is something any child should be taught to emulate. To me that kind of virtue is not for a princess, she’s a Queen! Your kids would love Mulan.

Have a great day everyone! One more day! Happy Thursday! 

Tools
7-inch diameter bowl
1 tablespoon
1 stick
2 mason jars (for leftover smoothie)

Smoothie Ingredients
16oz Nonfat yogurt/whole milk (Brown Cow)
3 strawberries, frozen
10 raspberries
10 papaya, slices
1/4 cup honey

Topping Surprise 
1/2 cup oatmeal (Nature’s Path Organic)
1/2 avocado, chunks
1 tbsp hemp hearts
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp sunflower seeds
1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
10 macadamia nuts
5 hazelnuts
1 tsp nigella sativa
2 tbsp pine nuts
1 tbsp flaxseed meal
1 tbsp mixed ancient grains (white chia, barley, millet, quinoa, amaranth, buckwheat, etc)

Method
1. Put 1 cup of cereals/oats in the bowl and level to make the surface even. Blend the fruits, berries, and yogurt in a blender until fully combined. Add the honey while the blender is running. This will prevent the honey from getting stuck on the bottom of the blender. Pour the smoothie in a circular motion on top of the cereals/oats/toppings. This will prevent the cereals/oats from floating to the surface of the smoothie.

2. Pour the smoothie in a circular motion on top of the oats. This will prevent the oats from floating to the surface of the smoothie.

Art Ingredients
1 tsp activated charcoal powder
1 tsp butterfly pea powder
1 tbsp melted chocolate (60-72% cacao)
1 tsp beetroot powder
1/4 tsp moringa powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
5 tbsp plain organic yogurt, for colors

Method

  1. Mix activated charcoal with plain yogurt until you achieve a deep black color.
  2. Mix turmeric powder with plain yogurt to create golden yellow color.
  3. Mix beetroot powder with plain yogurt until you achieve a deep red/magenta color. To achieve a pink blush use a dash of beetroot and 1 tablespoon of yogurt.
  4. Mix moringa powder with yogurt until you achieve a deep green color. For light color put less moringa and more yogurt.
  5. For the white color just use plain old trusty yogurt.
  6. To draw the hair, eyebrows, eyes, and body outline, use melted chocolate and draw very lightly with a stick. For the hair use bolder strokes.
  7. Fill a ramekin with clean water for cleaning the tip of the stick each time you change one color to another.
  8. Use a stick to draw the image. Refrigerate the leftover smoothie and organic colors for tomorrow. Decorate any way you please. Serve and Enjoy!

 

 

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This website is protected by copyright and distributed under licenses restricting copying, distribution, and decompilation. Copyright is secured automatically when work is created. Therefore, citation is required when passing-off copyrighted materials. All the contents of this website are the exclusive property of spiceverse.com

149TH HUMANS: BAD APE SMOOTHIE

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Good morning peeps! I watched War For The Planet of the Apes. It is a remarkable movie. I understand the impossibility of this to happen but we have to understand that this is not the point of the movie. The apes are the mirror image of humanity but less complex. Apes are intelligent creatures with a complex social structure that you will find in humans. If you don’t believe me ask Jane Goodall. We always forget that even though a lot of creatures are incapable of speech everything has consciousness. Jane Goodall opened our eyes to a new world we never thought existed. When Apes have conflict they also fight each other except that they don’t destroy each other after some misunderstandings. Although they are not aware of free will and are incapable of speaking human language they work out their differences.
Apes don’t have time for immorality because they always think about their survival and basic needs. Humans unnecessarily take things to the next level. Always in conflict with ourselves fighting that internal chaos as if we are always tormented by some energy within us.We have created so much evil in this world and very little good.If you think about it without spoken language people would learn to cooperate and learn to be more patient. With language, we create more misunderstandings and a lot less understanding instead of using it as a bridge for peace. We take ourselves too seriously just because an ancient scripture places us above all life on earth. Everything we do becomes perverted i.e. genetics to cloning, instead of genetics to resolving what causes autism. You know, people like Elon Musk amaze me, he is one of those who clearly sees that our future is a dead end unless we change our behavior. We should start asking this vital question for everything that we do: “What could be the consequences of my actions?” We humans usually think after we act. Humans. BAD APES.🐵

About this bowl, I would like to introduce you to my new favorite yogurt called Brown Cow. I used this brand today with all my other favorite organic food producing companies like Bob’s Red Mill (oats), Nature’s Path (love crunch), and Nuts.com (colors). The Brown Cow yogurt is also organic. If you haven’t tried this yogurt, you have to try it, my friends. This is not a paid advertisement of this company by the way. I am doing this because I love the yogurt so much so I thought I should share it with all of you. I used to love Trader Joe’s organic yogurt but I think I have found my best friend. Brown Cow’s Whole Milk Plain yogurt has a very creamy layer of delicious milk on top before you can dig down the yogurt underneath. As for the yogurt, you will find the smoothest yogurt of all. It has a fine texture and it tastes really good. I eat it without anything at night but in the morning I mix it with berries for my husband’s smoothie. I got this brand from Whole Foods and I will never eat any other yogurt again until I encounter a better one.

 

I also used Nature’s Path Organic’s new  Love Crunch Premium Organic Granola in Double Chocolate Chunk made with organic white and dark chocolate. Nature’s Path gave me two coupons to redeem whichever flavor I wanted from their #lovecrunch products after they saw my smoothie art in Instagram. It feels great to be appreciated. They taste so good! I thought I would use it on top of my Bad Ape smoothie today as a sign of my gratitude. Nature’s Path Organic and Bob’s Red Mill are the only company I trust for my oats and cereals breakfast.

So this recipe I made today is not new but it tastes even better because of the yogurt I used. I added macadamia nuts which are a good source of an equal amount of Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids. This is very important because excessive amounts of these fatty acids are toxic to the body. Macadamia is one of the rare foods that contain Omega 7 or Palmitoleic Acid. This type of omega fatty acid prevents the body from storing fats and is the key building blocks that help maintain the linings of our internal organs. It also helps make our skin, hair, and nails healthy. Omega 7 should be eaten from raw foods instead of using artificial pharma made supplements. If you are on a health journey eat macadamia whenever you can because it helps lower your cholesterol levels and prevents insulin imbalance. This is especially good for people with diabetes. Macadamia nuts is way better than almonds which contain anti-nutrients! Did you know that? I will talk about almonds tomorrow. Have a great day my friends!

Before I poured the banana-raspberry smoothie on top of this delicious breakfast!

Getting ready for the artwork on my workstation…

 

Tools
7-inch diameter bowl
1 tablespoon
1 stick
2 mason jars (for leftover smoothie)

Smoothie Ingredients
16oz Nonfat yogurt/whole milk (Brown Cow)
1 ripe banana
10 raspberries
1/4 cup honey

Toppings Surprise 
1/2 cup oatmeal (Bob’s Red Mill)
1/2 avocado, chunks
1/2 banana
1 tbsp hemp hearts
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
10 macadamia nuts
1 tsp nigella sativa
2 tbsp pine nuts
1 tbsp flaxseed meal
1 tbsp mixed ancient grains (white chia, barley, millet, quinoa, amaranth, buckwheat, etc)

Method
1. Put 1 cup of cereals/oats in the bowl and level to make the surface even. Blend the fruits, berries, and yogurt in a blender until fully combined. Add the honey while the blender is running. This will prevent the honey from getting stuck on the bottom of the blender. Pour the smoothie in a circular motion on top of the cereals/oats/toppings. This will prevent the cereals/oats from floating to the surface of the smoothie.

2. Pour the smoothie in a circular motion on top of the oats. This will prevent the oats from floating to the surface of the smoothie.

Art Ingredients
1 tsp activated charcoal powder
1 tsp maca powder (Nuts.com)
1 tbsp melted chocolate (60-72% cacao)
1 tsp beetroot powder (Nuts.com)
1/4 tsp moringa powder (Nuts.com)
1 tsp turmeric powder
5 tbsp plain organic yogurt, for colors

Method

  1. Mix activated charcoal with plain yogurt until you achieve a deep black color.
  2. Mix moringa powder with yogurt until you achieve a deep green color. For light color put less moringa and more yogurt.
  3. For skin color blend maca powder with yogurt until you achieve a pale skin color. For the white color just use plain old trusty yogurt.
  4. For the blue shadows mix 1/8 tsp or less of blue butterfly pea powder with one tablespoon of yogurt. Mix until you achieve a dark blue color.
  5. Fill a ramekin with clean water for cleaning the tip of the stick each time you change one color to another.
  6. Use a stick to draw the image. Refrigerate the leftover smoothie and organic colors for tomorrow. Decorate any way you please. Serve and Enjoy!

 

 

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2ND AUTUMN GIVEAWAY

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Good morning my friends! I have a very special giveaway today. This is Edward Bess’ Berry Chic Palette. It’s not the most affordable palette out there and it’s quite rare. The smell is beautiful as if you literally smudged berries on your face. Edward Bess is my favorite because he makes the most sophisticated cosmetics and his products are sought after by women worldwide! The Berry Chic palette is one of his best makeup creations ever.

This item I am giving away is new, authentic, & unused. The contest is from TODAY TO NOVEMBER 20. I will wait for your answers either here on the COMMENTS sections below this post or on Instagram. You can also send me an email at spiceverse@gmail.com TAG YOUR FRIENDS and SPREAD THE WORD BY SENDING THIS LINK TO YOUR GIRLFRIENDS. This is only for ladies and gents located in the United States. If you have a relative here in the U.S. who can receive for you please join as well.

 

You all know by now that I love hearing your thoughts on issues and things that matter. So here it is…

QUESTION:
Please tell me why you believe or do not believe that having a religion will lead to salvation?

CRITERIA:
There is no word limit but must be 500 words minimum. Think about it and it must come from your heart and your own experience. Both Male and Female may join even new followers may join!

Have a fabulous day lovelies!

 

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148TH PRINCESS BELLE SMOOTHIE

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Good afternoon peeps! How are you guys? Happy Friday!!!This is Belle. She is the only Disney Princess who fell in love with a Beast. She is intelligent, kind, and beautiful. And she is wearing my fave color. On Monday I will give you Mulan. The bravest Disney Princess.

Today I am posting late because I was cleaning and baking cookies. It’s a Friday treat. Then later if I have the energy may be a chocolate croissant. By the way, I replaced my cookie recipe with coconut oil instead of butter and coconut sugar is still the sugar and it worked flawlessly. I will update the blog recipe later.

I just want to thank you all for the interaction and for offering your amazing thoughts on each post I make here in IG. I don’t know how to express my gratitude more than this because it’s an online app. Anyway, I am leaving you with a beautiful quote today and I really wish you a great Friday and a happy weekend with your family!

About this bowl, this bowl is the simplest art I have ever made in my opinion because I painted the smoothie without using any food materials. It took some time because Belle is a very delicate figure and I wanted to make her a bit different than the real Disney Belle. I hope you like this foodart.

“Your work is to discover your world and with all your heart give yourself to it” – Buddha. Much love you all! Happy Friday!

How it looks like before the art happens…

 

DSC_0086My workstation looks like this every morning. Colors and Chaos 😀

DSC_0089As you can see sometimes the fruits make the canvas uneven…

DSC_0093The top view before I took the photo for Instagram @spiceverse

 

Tools
7-inch diameter bowl
1 tablespoon
1 stick
2 mason jars (for leftover smoothie)

Smoothie Ingredients
16oz Nonfat yogurt/whole milk (Brown Cow)
6 overripe plums
10 raspberries
1 overripe pear
1/4 cup honey

Topping Surprise 
1/2 cup oatmeal (Nature’s Path Organic)
1/2 avocado, chunks
1/2 banana
1/2 kiwi
1 tbsp hemp hearts
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp sunflower seeds
1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
10 macadamia nuts
5 hazelnuts
1 tsp nigella sativa
2 tbsp pine nuts
1 tbsp flaxseed meal
1 tbsp mixed ancient grains (white chia, barley, millet, quinoa, amaranth, buckwheat, etc)

Method
1. Put 1 cup of cereals/oats in the bowl and level to make the surface even. Blend the fruits, berries, and yogurt in a blender until fully combined. Add the honey while the blender is running. This will prevent the honey from getting stuck on the bottom of the blender. Pour the smoothie in a circular motion on top of the cereals/oats/toppings. This will prevent the cereals/oats from floating to the surface of the smoothie.

2. Pour the smoothie in a circular motion on top of the oats. This will prevent the oats from floating to the surface of the smoothie.

Art Ingredients
1 tsp activated charcoal powder
1 tsp maca powder
1 tbsp melted chocolate (60-72% cacao)
1 tsp beetroot powder
1/4 tsp moringa powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
5 tbsp plain organic yogurt, for colors

Method

  1. Mix activated charcoal with plain yogurt until you achieve a deep black color.
  2. Mix turmeric powder with plain yogurt to create golden yellow color.
  3. Mix beetroot powder with plain yogurt until you achieve a deep red/magenta color. To achieve a pink blush use a dash of beetroot and 1 tablespoon of yogurt.
  4. Mix moringa powder with yogurt until you achieve a deep green color. For light color put less moringa and more yogurt.
  5. For skin color blend maca powder with yogurt until you achieve a pale skin color. For the white color just use plain old trusty yogurt.
  6. To draw the hair, eyebrows, eyes, and body outline, use melted chocolate and draw very lightly with a stick. For the hair use bolder strokes.
  7. Fill a ramekin with clean water for cleaning the tip of the stick each time you change one color to another.
  8. Use a stick to draw the image. Refrigerate the leftover smoothie and organic colors for tomorrow. Decorate any way you please. Serve and Enjoy!

 

 

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This website is protected by copyright and distributed under licenses restricting copying, distribution, and decompilation. Copyright is secured automatically when work is created. Therefore, citation is required when passing-off copyrighted materials. All the contents of this website are the exclusive property of spiceverse.com

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Hello! My name is Altha. I love to cook and experiment with naturally sourced ingredients. I believe in the power of naturally grown food to heal the body. I consider myself a food philosopher. :D I studied Philosophy and I have a Master's in International Relations. However, my dream is to have a Ph.D. in Culinary Arts! I learned two important things about food, 1) it brings people together, 2) healthy food means a healthy mind and a healthy body. When I learned those two things, I promised myself to keep on cooking, especially for my husband.

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