Tropical Delight – Yellow Smoothie

For some weird reason, I have been experiencing loss of appetite since two days. You know how breakfast is the most important meal of the day and I try not to skip it but today just the thought of ‘food’ was highly unappealing. As the day passed, I felt weaker.. something HAD to go inside my system to keep me going right? So I checked fridge, there were a lot of goodies except, I didn’t feel like eating.

Found some apples and guavas.. But who wants to go through the lengthy process of cutting. biting and chewing the fruity chunks. (I can get so lethargic at times :$)

Eating a banana looked like my last resort as it’s the only fruit I live on when I’m in this mode of decreased appetite. Banana is a no-fuss fruit for me. Just peel and you are good to go. But then some dates caught my eye. Pronto that gave me the idea “why don’t I just cut these fruits roughly, simply throw them into the blender, puree and chug the resulted smoothie ?”

Sounded something I could use to give me instant energy boost plus “drinking” seemed more palatable to me than “eating” right then. So I went ahead and this is how it turned out…

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All the yellows that went into the smoothie

The texture looked so smoooth and custardy (I LOVE custard) that it sparked some appetite in me. The mellow taste was delightful to my temporarily bored tastebuds, which I enjoyed with every sip. And this delicious whipped smoothie immediately revived my energy!

Here is what was needed:

  • 2 golden apples
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 guava (you can scoop out the seeds because they don’t blend well)
  • 3-4 semi-ripe dates flesh (go for the ripe variety for more sugary taste)
  • Half glass of chilled orange juice

Tip:

  • You can even include half teaspoon of grated ginger if you want to spice up your smoothie
  • If mango is in the season, it could make another wonderful tropical addition to this yellow smoothie!

 

So these were all the ‘yellows’ that was needed to make this delightful tropical smoothie. There is so much rave about GREEN smoothies these days, they are almost ruling most diet plans. Do check out¬†CHUG YOUR GREENS, they have some incredible green smoothie recipes!

And don’t forget to drop a comment below and tell us what kind of smoothie does get YOU going?

 

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Groom&Bloom Thankyou

So my WordPress blog “GroomAndBloom” turns exactly one month today and the fact that it has prospered in such a small period of time overwhelms me! ūüėÄ And of course, I owe my sincere gratitude to all you lovely people: my followers, subscribers and not to forget those who take out their precious time to pay a visit and read at groomandbloom.wordpress.com!

And lastly, the major chunk goes out to my dear parents who have been my greatest supporters!
Thank you ALL!!!! ^_^

And on this happy note let me share another great news.

My Samsung Galaxy S4 has a brand new screen! ūüėÄ

My dad got the smashed screen replaced from the Samsung outlet. Nothing else was damaged, ThankGod! Everything is perfect and functioning just like before. I have even optimized it’s security level too, so now if anyone gets hold of it with a bad intention, he/she is going be in a HUGE ¬†trouble!! *evil laugh*

My experience in the blogosphere has been very exciting with every discovery that comes my way and I’m looking forward to so much more, with an objective to keep you all well-informed with whatever l have learned so far.

I’ll catch up with you guys again in my next post soon. Take care and be safe!

Top 5 Halloween Picks!

 

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1- Horror Flick – The Conjuring

This is not your average horror.. this is the REAL deal which is void of cheap jump scares. After all, this movie scored “R” rating purely because it was TOO scary for it to be PG-13!

Here is the synopsis:

In 1971, Carolyn and Roger Parren move their family into a dilapidated Rhode Island farm house and soon strange things start happening around it with escalating nightmarish terror. In desperation, Carolyn contacts the noted paranormal investigators, Ed and Lorraine Warren, to examine the house.

 

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2- Nail Lacquer –¬†DEBORAH LIPPMANN¬†Wicked Set

Inspired by Broadway’s popular musical “Wicked“, these enchanting nail colors would sure give you the touch of ‘wickedness’ needed to complement your Halloween look.

Here is how SEPHORA describes the set:

This edgy collection celebrating the Broadway musical¬†WICKED‘s 10th anniversary is as wickedly mesmerizing as the characters who inspired them. Each is named after an original song and captures¬†WICKED‘s wit and Ozmopolitan charm. ‚ÄúPopular‚ÄĚ was inspired by Glinda, a glistening pink in a shimmer finish that was color-matched to the iconic pink dress worn by the character during the “Popular” number. ‚ÄúDefying Gravity‚ÄĚ was inspired by Elphaba, a green hue in a cream finish that signifies the extension of Elphaba’s skin color. And ‚ÄúOne Short Day‚ÄĚ is infused with an emerald glitter inspired by The Emerald City, where Elphaba and Glinda journey together.
 

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3- Halloween Treat: “Broken Glass” Cupcakes

Halloween without wacky treats is certainly no fun! Indulge into these deliciously ‘gory’ cupcakes, slit with broken glass shards (mind you, these are edible glass made with caramel!), oozing with scarlet cherry preserves. Sweetness!

Click here to find out how to make these unique cupcakes!

 
halloween-wreath-eyeballs4- Decoration: Eerie Eyeball Wreath

This aesthetically scary piece of decoration can be hung at the front of your door to welcome your guests at your freakTASTIC halloween party!

The fun part is these can be made on your own with glow-in-the-dark rubber eyeballs, poked with pins, inserted into a foam wreath form. Cool right?

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Halloween-Costumes-for-Babies-and-Toddlers5- Halloween Getup For Kiddies – Furry Blue Precious Peacock Baby Costume

I can’t decide which is cuter: the baby or the furry snugly costume? This vividly colorful peacock costume would look so adorable on those stinking cute living pumpkins! Check out those webbed cushy feet! And with that flattering plumage, this little guy is sure to be the center of attention!

Cristal Serum by Energy Cosmetics – Spritzing Solution for your Split-end Suffering

It’s been quite some time since I did any product review. Time to catch up!

Suppose there is an unexpected get-together or someone is coming to see you on a short notice. Getting ready is not a big deal but what do you do about those ugly split-ends spiking out of your strands that just won’t remain unseen no matter how you let your hair be (tied up or loose)? What do you do when you have to battle with brushing through your tangled up hair that just keeps knotting up?

You use hair serum.

Hair serum is your after-wash resort specially designed for unmanageable and frizzy hair by providing them with lubrication and thus makes your life easier! It coats hair with protective layer that forms a barrier against damaging factors like heat, humidity and dust whilst providing your hair with luster it lacked. For the same reason it is always advised to apply some serum onto your hair before you use any hair-styling tool that emits heat.

Hair dyes have caused so much damage that even after avoiding dying for a year my hair is still reaping the harmful effects. So the hair serum I got hold of recently is Cristal Serum Split Ends Seal by Energy Cosmetics. As the description says it is supposed to glue together split-ends.

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At the back of the bottle it says,

Fluid having high restoring and fixative value, efficacious in maintaining the hair style both on damaged and natural hair. It is particularly suitable for innovative and free style or to mould the curls. Thanks to the restructuring and moisturizing capacity it restores tone, volume and brightness and repairs the split ends.

My Experience:

  • It definitely brightened up my hair by making them lustrous
  • It did volumize my hair to some extent (as you can see the difference in the picture below) and gave it some body
  • Overall it managed to tame down my hair, but
  • It wasn’t too effective in taming my short stray strands (I know I need a hair cut)
  • And neither 100 % effective on sealing my split-ends =/
  • Yet I’m happy that this serum wasn’t too heavy on my hair

SERUM EFFECTS

This 60 ml glass bottle comes with a pump discharge nozzle and it is a product made in Italy. The nice scent is also a plus!

I think Cristal Serum Split Ends Seal by Energy Cosmetics will suit best for those who like to style their locks into soft curls, giving curly locks more definition and shine.

So that’s it for now folks! Have a good day! ūüôā