Banana Nice-cream Recipe

banana nice-cream recipe

Looking for a comfort food? Feeling under the weather? This banana ice-cream (or NICE-cream) is what you’re looking for. So easy to make and much healthier than regular ice-cream.

Follow the easy recipe below or watch this video to see how its made.

 


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Banana Nice-cream
banana nice-cream recipe
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine Vegan
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minures
Passive Time 4 hours
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine Vegan
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minures
Passive Time 4 hours
Servings
people
Ingredients
banana nice-cream recipe
Instructions
  1. Peel and chop bananas
  2. Freeze chopped bananas for at least 4 hours
  3. Add frozen bananas and coco to a food processor until smooth.
  4. Add in dairy free milk of your choice if needed.
  5. Serve with toppings of your choice.
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Best South African Vegan Snacks

best south african vegan snacks

Lately, I’ve turned into somewhat of a hungry monster, perhaps it’s because Winter is finally settling into Cape Town. The only way to get through this is to eat all the food and hibernate until winter has past.

Compiled below is a list of my favourite store-bought snacks that also just happen to be vegan. Trust me, they’re all amazing and only one weird suggestion (the banana chips).

I’ve listed the snacks below along with the store I bought them at. But if you watch the video, you get to see why I love them as well as a drool-worthy food montage at the end.

 

Big Corn Bites – Tomato from Checkers

Banana Chips from Checkers

Tate’s Popcorn from Checkers

Tate’s BBQ (bacon) Chips from Woolworths or Checkers

Humus & Big Corn Bites, Nacho Style Chips from Checkers

Majool Dates (fresh fruits section) & Dried Dates both from Checkers

Soft Liquorice (strawberry and regular) from Woolworths

….. Can you tell what stores I frequent the most?

 

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How To Make a Lego Fidget Spinner | DIY

diy lego fidget spinner

Fidget Spinners are undoubtably the latest craze. While they are fun, I wouldn’t spend money on one (about R50 – R150 in South Africa). So I decided to make my own out of Lego pieces as we have tones of that laying about the house. The one I made is lighter than the original Spinners, but it spins, it is fun and it is free, what more do you need. Below is a list of Lego parts you’ll need as well as a video of how it’s assembled.

 

Units Piece
1 4X4 round plate with pin hole
1 3cm cross axle
2 0.5cm technic bush
2 2X2 truncated cone
2 1X1 round tile stud
4 2X2 coupling plate
4 2X1 plate
4 1X1 round plate stud
2 4X4 round plate with 16mm hole

 

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Dad’s Top 5 Picks For Father’s Day | Online Shopping South Africa

Dad's Top 5 Father's Days Gifts Online

Fathers day is around the corner and I’ve asked the Husband to choose a few of his favourite things online (in South African) as potential gifts.

In no particular order….

1. Coffee Plunger from Woolworths R199

A client recently gifted him an amazing bag of coffee from Burundi and is keen to try it out. I’ve still got to figure out if our other coffee plunger is broken or hiding at the back of a cupboard.

Coffee Plunger from Woolworths
Coffee Plunger | Woolworths | R199

2. Wahl Deluxe HomePro Complete Haircutting Kit from Clicks R415

This handsome Father has a close shaved head and a cultivated beard. He is however in desperate need of a more modern shaver and this one is really great. It even comes with a storage pouch, much nicer than the ice-cream tub he keeps his current one in.

Wahl Deluxe HomePro Complete Haircutting Kit from Clicks
Wahl Deluxe HomePro Complete Haircutting Kit | Clicks | R415

 

3. Lego Corner Deli from Kiddiwinks R499

Both the Husband and Daughter LOVE Lego and they both have their own collections. The Daughter’s has hers in a box with a few feature creations coming out on display every few days. The Husband has a big Lego Minifigure collection in display cases and a city scene in the process of being built. This I’m told would be a great addition, not because it’s a cool little deli shop, but it contains some great bricks to make other city buildings.

Lego Corder Deli Kidiwinks
Lego Corner Deli | Kidiwinks | R499

4. LEGO Marvel Avengers (XBOX 360) | CNA | R499,90

This is another great option as the Husband and Daughter love playing Lego XBOX games together. I swear it’s because I used to play the first Lego Batman XBOX game with him while I was pregnant with her. They both have their own “gaming chairs” and their favourite remotes to use. This really is special Father/Daughter time they enjoy to spend together. Their collection now includes: Batman Lego, Batman Lego 3 Beyond Gotham, Lego Indiana Jones, Lego Movie Game, Lego Dimensions and Lego Marvel Super Heroes.

LEGO Marvel Avengers (Xbox 360) from CNA
LEGO Marvel Avengers (XBOX 360) | CNA | R499,90

 

5. XBOX One S 500GB Console | Takealot | R4999

This would be really cool to have as our current one is the XBOX 360 Arcade. The XBOX One S is faster, has more storage space and offers HD and 4K video. Nice try, this one is WAY our of budget.

Xbox One S 500GB Console from Takealot
Xbox One S 500GB Console | Takealot | R4999

 

*note* prices correct at time of article being published.

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12 Easy Ways to Save Water

Here in Cape Town, we’re going through a draught so we’ve had to get creative with saving water every day. At the time of this post, our dam levels are at 10,7%

In the Bathroom

  1. Shower instead of bath but not for longer than 5 minutes. Use a timer or a song so you know how long you’re taking.
  2. Put a bucket in the shower and use this to fill your toilet’s cistern or to water your garden.
  3. Fill your toilet’s cistern with grey water. We’ve turned off the tap to the toilet and fill the cistern with water from the shower.
  4. Don’t run the water while you brush your teeth and use a cup of water to rinse your mouth.
  5. Put water in the basin when washing your hands instead of letting it run. This is particularly helpful for small children.
  6. Put a brick in your toilet’s cistern. This reduces its capacity while still flushing away what it needs to flush.
  7. Don’t throw trash in the toilet. Throwing tissues and such in the toilet either results in flushing when it’s not necessary or putting heavier load on the next time you flush.

BONUS: Shower at the gym! If you have a gym contract make sure to use it, even if it’s just for the showers. It won’t save water in general, but it will save on your own water bill.

In the Kitchen

  1. Keep a jug at your sink and use it to collect water from the tap while you’re waiting it to heat up for the dishes. You can use this to fill up your kettle or water your indoor plants that can’t handle grey water.
  2. Place a shallow rectangular bucket in your sink. Once you’re finished washing your dishes, scoop out any chunky bits and through those in the bin, and the water in your garden. This is considered “dark grey water” so rather use this for trees or shrubs with deep roots. If the water is very greasy then rather let it go down the sink, greasy water will kill your grass… if you have any left at this point.

In the Garden

  1. Lead water from gutters and outlets from your bath or shower to the garden. We find this works well for grassy areas. Not all houses are able to do this, but its worth checking out. Your local hardware should be able to assist you with what you need to get this done.
  2. Lead water from your washing machine to your garden. Like with the dishwater, this is “dark grey water” so only use it in areas you have trees or shrubs with deep roots.

Longterm

  1. GO VEGAN! This won’t help in the short-term or with your water bill. But in the longterm… ya got ta go vegan. It takes 2,400 gallons of water to produce 1 pound of meat. That’s around 9,085l for 0,4kg meat.

Safety Notice!

Never leave buckets of water where small children or animals can get into them. They can drown quickly in even a small amount of water, and none of us want that.

Use this advice at your own discretion. If your water is too soapy or otherwise not suitable to use in your house or garden, then don’t.

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Back, again…

This blog has been many things over the years, from rant platform to recipes to parenting. With each change, I’ve swept the streets clean and started anew and this time is no different. I’m still a wife, mom, SEO and now also a Vegan! So, now I’ll be giving a vegan preference to the recipes and who knows, perhaps a Youtube Channel.