Wednesday, March 30, 2016

President's Guide to Fast Food

Obviously a staple of the Uni Student’s diet is fast food, so I’m going to give you a rather quick guide to what’s on offer around Berwick.

So the first thing that comes to mind for obvious reasons is Maccas, there’s one across from Uni for Christ’s sake. Many mornings have been spent rushing through there on my way to catch a shuttle bus from Clayton, or Fridays when Oscar’s is closed, or at night after a party when at least 9/10ths of the group have trouble actually making it there. But if you are looking for another venue, either because you made a fool of yourself or because you don’t want people to know how often you eat there, there is one further down Clyde Road, and one near, as well as one inside, Fountain Gate.

KFC is another classic, the most common one for me is the one just off Princes Highway across from the police station. You’d be surprised how few policeman you will actually spot there. Or there’s also one further down Clyde Road.

I don’t eat at Hungry Jack’s often but if you want there is one near Castello’s on Clyde Road and another outside of Fountain Gate.

And finally there’s Red Rooster, which I hardly ever eat, but I know there is one near Fountain gate, so if that’s your thing knock yourself out.

So have fun and remember in all things: moderation, moderation, moderation.

Stephen Wynton

Survival Week Guide

Hey guys,
Survival Week is happening next week! There have been various events that have been organised for this week, as follows:

-Free breakfast (from 9). Lynette from the library will be joining us
-MAPPS pizza lunch (from 12.30)
-Yoga: held at Berwick Medical Centre (12-12.45)
-Endurance Boot Camp: games and information (from 12)

-Free massages (11-3)
-Lunch (1-2)
-Sporting Club events: on the courts (4-6)
-Endurance Boot Camp: games and information (from 12)

-Bake sale: gold coin donation, proceeds going to Beyond Blue & the RSPCA (from 11.30)
-Petting Farm (12-2)

-Gamers event: from 11
-Zumba: held at the ACPA Dance Studio- 10 Intrepid St (12.15-1)
-Crossfit (4.30-5.30)

All events are happening in or around Oscar’s Lounge, unless stated.
If you have any questions about any of the events, don’t hesitate to contact me (
Hope to see you there! J

          Katrina Dent

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Review
When I first got into gaming on the Xbox, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 was where I started. To start off, I played with my sister as I had no hope in 'surviving' on my own! This was about two years ago and I am still hooked! Most of the time, I swap between this game and Black Ops 2 as, in my opinion, they are the best games of the Call of Duty franchise. 

One of the best features of Modern Warfare 3 is that it has many different survival maps you can play both solo and with other people. They are based on waves that get harder and harder, and you earn money to upgrade weapons. If you are wanting to get into this game, I would suggest trying out Seatown and Resistance as they have good 'camping' (holding down a small area) areas that you can more or less practice in. Other good maps are Bakaara, Carbon and Village.
Seatown - Survival
 Resistance - Survival
 The game map is good but it is actually quite short and very. I finished it in about six hours - reading different forums, I found that hundreds of people experienced this as well. 

Multiplayer on Modern Warfare 3 is really good as well but for all you 'campers' it is quite challenging when you do not have an in game microphone - unless you are really experienced with the game and can pick up on what the other players are trying to do, it is hard to work as a team with the lack of communication. This aside though, once you find that someone you work really well with, friend request them! It will make life so much easier when you are trying to beat your high scores!

Altogether Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is an amazing game and, in my opinion, is one of the best CoD games out there! I hope you guys have found this interesting - let me know if there is anything else you would like me to try and review!

Sunday, March 20, 2016

BS: Top 6 'Study Breaks'!

We have all been in one of those ruts where you have studied your butt off and you just need a break. Whether it be for a couple of days, or just for every hour or so of studying, it is healthy to have a break! I am here to tell you that it is more than okay to take a break, and I am even going to give you some fun suggestions for what you could do!

Meet up with a friend 

The key to this is to actually get out of the house (or just away from where you have been studying). Call up a friend and meet them for a coffee or even do a little bit of window shopping for a couple of hours. If all of your friends are busy then take yourself out for a coffee and buy yourself something nice. A good tip is to not use whatever you buy until the end of the day when you have finished doing what you need to do. I do this when I buy books because I know once I open it, I am not putting it down for the rest of the day!

Have a shower

I don't know about you but when I have been sitting on my butt for what feels like an eternity, I tend to feel lazy, sluggish and messy. Usually (like yesterday) I got out of bed, through on some leggings and a jumper and sat at the dinner table for hours. I did not put any makeup on or do my hair :/ Take a nice, hot shower; maybe even use your favourite body wash! Take time to give yourself a little pamper sesh - these are not just for the ladies - guys can do this too! It is so refreshing after a long study session to have a shower and then get back into the swing of things!

Get active

Even if you are by no means active or are shaking your head at this tip. It is honestly soooooo good! I have a treadmill at home and workout with my sister everyday so I know at certain times of the day I will be active. If weights, cardio and pilates are not your thing, trying creating a playlist of your favourite songs and go for a walk around the block. Even walk your dog if you have one (or three or four!). If you are really stuck for time there are thousands of videos online that go for about 5 minutes - Blogilates and Lucy Wyndham Reid are my faves - it will get you out of your chair or off the couch for a short amount of time!


I know it sounds boring, but why don't you clean your room or vaccuum the house while listening to music? It will get you up and out of your chair and you will also be listening to your favourite music! I am a clean freak so am constantly cleaning my room! Even go out with your mum or dad and help them with the groceries! These little things you could do in your breaks get you up and moving and necessary! Instead of sitting there and stressing for ages after a lifetime of studying, walk away from it all for a little while and do other things!

Catch up on your fave TV shows!

This one I was a little hesitant to put down as many people (myself included) spend a lot longer than anticipated watching TV or movies! Why not watch an episode of your favourite TV show after every 90 minutes of studying? The times are obviously completely up to you - it could be 40 minutes if you really don't think you can handle an hour! haha. Knowing that after a certain amount of time you will be watching the latest episode of Pretty Little Liars or IZombie will motivate you - the time will fly by!

Food / Coffee Break

The simplest and probably the most important is to schedule times for food and drink! I for one love my coffee so this is an absolute must with me! One thing I have found really helpful is to eat as soon as you start feeling hungry. Don't say to yourself "I will eat after I finish reading this chapter" as nine times out of ten it will make it seem a lot longer and you will get grumpy. If you are feeling hungry and your stomach is rumbling, your body is telling you it needs fuel; so give it fuel! Without it, you will not study to the best of your ability!

I hope these tips have given you some inspiration for what to do in your study breaks! For this post I was trying to steer clear of social media due to the fact that it is so easy to get distracted and be on it for hours! Feel free to comment any study 'breaks' you like to have! See you all Wednesday for my Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Review!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Aimee's Book Corner: Game of Throne

                            Aimee's Book Corner: Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones. We’ve all heard of it. You’ve all probably seen the T.V show (and are patiently awaiting the sixth season). You might be thinking to yourself ‘hey, I should read the books.” My advice: unless you are a trained professional, these books can be difficult.
I’ll start at the beginning; the prologue. Word of caution; you will be confused. Thoroughly and often. I had to reread the prologue twice before I even slightly understood what was going on, and even then I was still confused.

Now, if you like slow beginnings and lots of plots that take thousands of words and a few hundred pages to figure out, you’re going to love this book. It’s all about setting up the characters, figure out who their related to, what their motives are, and their end game. You learn to like some people, and you learn to hate everyone else. You wonder who your friends are, who you can trust.

I do have to tell you this book is full of contradictions. You won’t be able to put it down, but this is definitely a book you need constant breaks for. I found myself constantly putting Game of Thrones down and then five minutes later I would end up picking it back up and reading ten more pages.
Being the type of person that can read four books in four days, taking a week to read a single book is weird. But Game of Thrones definitely needs more time than an average book. It’s full of complex issues and diversity that requires you to think hard about a lot of the tiny details.

My rating: ★★★☆☆

The Theory of Everything - Movie Review

Oh my gosh! The feels that come along with this movie. Over the years, I have watched a lot of movies but this one, is by far, a favourite! Below, I have linked the trailer as the trailer itself is amazing!
Watching the trailer, you know that it will be deeply moving, sad and even a little bit humorous. The movie lived up to this and even surpassed it. The Theory of Everything is one of the saddest, yet inspiring movies I have ever watched. The whole week after watching it I couldn't talk about Stephen Hawking without crying or tearing up!
For any of yous that do not know about Stephen Hawking, he is an English theoretical physicist (amongst other things) who won awards for his theories of cosmology, quantum physics and relativity. At a young age, whilst dating the love of his life, he was diagnosed with motor neuron disease. Over short amounts of time, the neurons in his body stopped firing and began to die, severely deteriorating his body. The sad thing about this disease is that the brain works perfectly fine in a body that doesn't work anymore - you are literally trapped with hardly any way of communicating. At some stage in Hawking journey, he developed pneumonia and had to have an operation that left him unable to speak. A machine was built for him that enabled this and even though slow, he managed to communicate with those around him and he continued to work. Doctors predicted that he had two years maximum to life but he defied the odds and has lived to the ripe age of 74! He is unable to move any part of his body, other than a tiny muscle in his cheek which he uses to type what he wants to say in the machine - it is absolutely amazing! 
Anyways, the movie - stop getting sidetracked Bec! As a whole, the movie was very beautifully made and was very full on. It follows the life of Stephen Hawking along with his marriages and the birth of his children. I feel like the moral of the story is to never lose hope and to keep persevering; many actual quotes of Hawkings are referenced to throughout the movie which adds a nice and realistic touch to the overall movie.
 This quote is one of my favourites from the movie - it is so inspiring as even though Hawking lives a very different life to those around him, he still worked hard and pursued his dreams. The movie appeals to every single person in some way shape or form:
  • to those parents who work so hard their partner is left to raise their kids
  • to those people who are struggling and need the motivation to keep going
  • to those people who feel they are not in control in their lives
  • and many, many more!
In life, many people at one stage or another, lose perspective and motivation. I am one of those people - I watched this movie in one of my 'down' periods and it gave me A LOT to think about! No amount of typing will ever do this movie justice - I highly recommend you watch this movie! It will change your life for the better!
Although still alive, Hawking gives motivation talks every so often. In between doing this, Hawking has chosen to spend the rest of his life settled with his family.

Monday, March 14, 2016

President's Guide to Berwick Main Street

          If you follow Clyde Road away from the freeway you’re going to at least pass by Berwick Main Street, or High Street, or The Village, or whatever else the crazy kids are calling it these days. If you grew up here like me you probably spent a lot of time there, and for a good reason.

          It may not have the shops and size of Fountain Gate but it’s got a nice mixture of restaurants, milk bars, and small business for it to be worth the trip. Not to mention it’s got the Berwick Inn, the local pub, which holds different events throughout the week. Wednesday’s Trivia, which me and my friends do every week. On Friday it becomes “Bezza” a night club, which is, well, it’s alright, I guess.

          As for restaurants it’s got Shanika’s for Italian, Maine for a basic “nice restaurant” Eighty-One as a wine place, and heaps more. It’s also just opened its own Coles, which is naturally on the other side of its rival Woolworths, which had had a bit of a head start.

          Also in the center section, along with several rather impressive trees, are some statues. Edwin Flack, as Australia’s first Olympian and their first Gold Medallist, grew up in Berwick, so you might hear his name a lot, or see his statue. There is also the ANZAC… shrine? I’m unsure what the proper term is.

          In any case if you’re curious about what’s down the road I hope I both sated and piqued your curiosity.

Stephen Wynton

Sunday, March 13, 2016

BS: Top 6 Music Apps

To start this blog post off I have a question: How on earth do people listen to loud music while they are studying?? Honestly, I have tried but I always end up getting distracted by it - especially if I am on youtube! Down below, in no specific order, are my top 6 music apps! 

Sound Cloud

Sound Cloud is one of those apps that is really good for remixes and 'less known' artists. You can search up music based on artists, tags and track names, and you can even 'like' songs or albums. This will show up on your account for you to listen to (using Wifi) when ever you want! I personally love using this app for when I'm studying and when I am working out as you can pick out playlists that are tailored to certain moods; ie. relaxing or upbeat.



Okay, although this is in my top 6, I do not really use this app anymore. This being said though, it will hold a very dear place in my heart. I was so let down with how the creators establishing a limited amount of songs you can listen to. I used to be absolutely addicted to this app, that was until they brought in payments for using it! The thing I loved (and i feel millions of others loved too) was the fact that you could add music to playlists and listen to them offline! You could also find more or less anything you set out to find, which I felt very handy considering my love for SoMo! I always wondered how it was legal and how artists were okay with this! Sorry if I jinxed it! 


 8 Tracks
8 Tracks is also another one of my much loved music apps that has let me down! :*( I used to religiously use this app during the late nights I spent studying as I loved the idea of only being able to flick through 8 songs yourself. Because of this, I would always spend more time actually studying rather than relentlessly changing songs! This app changed my life - 8 Tracks is where I discovered SoMo (check him out on Youtube; he will change your life too!) which I will forever be grateful for! haha. The only downside to this app is the fact that you can only scroll through 8 tracks (literally) in each playlist - if you do not like a song, you are stuck listening to the playlist (unless you keep swapping playlists!).



I loooove Spotify so much as it has absolutely everything on it that I need! Not only does it have all the latest artists, but it also has 'less known' artists too! There are endless opportunities to discover new music! On the app, you can follow artists, create playlists, browse through radio stations and much, much more. The only downside is that you cannot listen to music without wifi (unless you pay money to upgrade your account). 



 To be honest, I was really late on the Shazam bandwagon. I cannot count how many times I was out and heard a song that I didn't know. Everyone I knew was 'shazaming' the song and instantly finding it, whereas I was there writing down the lyrics on my phone to search up later! haha. I seriously think this is the smartest music app made! The fact that you can turn on Shazam (using wifi or data) and it recognises what is playing blows my mind! Once you have discovered a song that you like, you can also add it to your shazam account so you will never forget it! Using wifi, you can also play the songs and it even gives you a link to the Google Play store where you can purchase it for yourself!



Deezer is a really fun app in that when you first create your account you can customize it to the kind of music and artists you like most. Based on this, it gives you recommendations of different artists and songs! You can listen to these songs when your device is locked, but I do not know enough about it to know about how it works with wifi! It is honestly, so good and I am really getting into it at the moment! One thing I really like about it is that you can tap the little microphone button and the lyrics to whatever you are listening to instantly comes up - so useful for those songs you discover but do not know the lyrics to yet!


I hope yous have enjoyed reading this post and that it has given you some ideas for potential favourite apps - feel free to comment below what your favourite one is out of the list, or even other musical related apps you enjoy!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Week 3 Schedule

Placement is in full swing and I am dead inside, here's what's on for next week:

·       Monday: Bec Top Six Music Apps to help you find that perfect song .

·       Tuesday: The President's Guide returns woth Berwick Main Street.

·       Wednesday: Bec’s reviews tackle The Theory of Everything

·       Thursday: We have Aimee telljng us all about Game of Thrones.

·       Friday: Nothing but week 4’s schedule unless somebody else has a new piece they’d like to share.

Beyond that we will be uploading any photo’s we take, or any you submit if you want to, and we’re always looking for more writers so feel free to volunteer.

And if you want to see anything different, or have any questions about our segments feel free to ask.


Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Review
Honestly, where do I even begin with this game? Other than Black Ops 3 and Modern Warfare 3, the second Black Ops from the Call of Duty franchise would have to be one of my favourites!

The maps are really, really good and so well made! Some of them such as Carrier I despise, but others such as Raid, Hijacked and Yemen I could play for hours. There are countless hiding spots that come in handy, especially when you are playing Multiplayer and the guns are pretty good!

In Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, I got more into the different guns; in this game I tend to stay with certain ones - I am an LMG gal aaaaall the way! Sniping is not my forte'. I have tried but I cannot get used to not being able to see all the way around you when you are targeting someone. 

Anyways, enough about me! The story line, I would have to say, is one of Treyarch's best - throughout there are conflicting feelings of who is really 'good' and 'bad', with the focus being more on the motivations of the different characters. A bonus with this game is you also have a lot more opportunities to make decisions for your character; will you choose to shoot the 'bad guy', or not?? People around the world have praised Treyarch for the development of BO2's story line, saying it is one of their best!

In terms of multiplayer, the game is ah-mazing! If you know the maps really well it obviously gives you a bit of an advantage over others and the games are quite fast-paced! You can go up against people who are Prestige Masters and really surprise yourself - I know I did! Personally, I think Hijacked, Fallen and Raid are the best maps; the DLC maps are good too but I have a soft spot for Hijacked! This map is unlike any other in that it is set on a boat in the middle of the ocean. The layout is basic, with two ends and a middle and accessible sniping points on both ends. It is hilarious trying to play Domination - you run into the middle and no one is there, but then all of a sudden you are dead; damn you snipers!

I honestly can't say too much about the Zombies component of the game as I have focused more on Multiplayer. From what I have played though, the maps are good but in no way are they better than those of BO3! Check out my blog post from two weeks back if you want more information on BO3!

I hope this has been enjoyable for you guys to read - I haven't played this game in a bit as I have been super busy with uni and work - I need to get back into it! aahh! Stay tuned for next Monday where I will be telling you about my top 6 best music apps!


Sunday, March 6, 2016

Beauty Bits: Preventing the Smudge

With the recent weather hitting the 30 mark, some of us may be bathing in the sunlight getting their tan on while the majority of us will be sweating it out, walking around campus, to the train station or to the local maccas down the road. 
Sadly for me, I do have quite oily skin especially when the weather starts to heat up so keeping my makeup intact during these times is a must!

During the hotter times of the year, my makeup routine does change up, as I don't tend to wear any face makeup (foundation, bronzer, highlight etc). But for those who cant leave the house without their face on I would recommend swapping their cream foundation to a powder foundation or setting their cream face products with a good setting powder.
My favourite setting powder is the Physicians Formula Super BB Powder, I find that it keeps the oil intact longer than others Ive tried (Rimmel Stay Matte *coughcough*), it is also marketed to have some coverage but I personally don't see any coverage.

As for the eyeshadow as well as eyeliner, its best to be using a good eyeshadow primer that works for you. I use the Too Faced Shadow Insurance which I wouldn't say is the best for me but it does the job in adding some smudging/creasing protection, it is trial and error to find a good one but make sure you don't put too much on the eyes as I find that too much primer on the lids can make the eye products slip around.

My little secret with having my makeup not smudge is this bad boy, the Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray. I swear that this product has changed my life. Ever since I got my hands on this, it makes my entire makeup from face to brows to eye products last! I use it everyday and it is also a lifesaver when your face makeup looks rather patchy or dry as it will smooth it out. Seriously life changing, if you have a little extra money to splurge I highly recommend this one.

If you still are using the best of the best primers and setting powders and your face is still melting like a snowman in summer I would try and swap your makeup products to smudgeproof/waterproof options.

After years of searching for my holy grail eyeliner, I did happen to come across the Kat Von D Liquid  Liner which is the best liquid liner Ive ever used, ever since using this I haven't had any panda eye issues as well as any major smudging incidents, I found the Stila Stay All Day Liner to be quite similar as well.
With pencil eyeliner, I never put in on the waterline as it will always end in a mess so i apply my pencil liner on the lashline and then set it with an eyeshadow thats of similar colour! The current one I've been using is the Holika Holika Jewel-light Waterproof Eyeliner with a  shade in the Chi Chi Rich Gems Palette.

For Mascaras I found that some of the waterproof mascaras smudged a lot on me during summer, while some of the non-waterproof ones actually lasted without smudging. The ones Ive tried and have been current and past favourites of mine is the Fairy Drops Mascara (waterproof), Majolica Majorca Lash Expander (waterproof), Maybelline Hypercurl (non-waterproof), Maybelline One by One (non-waterproof) and the Benefit They're Real (waterproof). So don't try buying every single waterproof mascara you can find since you could come across one of your best mascaras to be a non-waterproof version.

Its also important to make sure your face is a clean canvas before applying your makeup so any oils from the night before won't disrupt your makeup from smudging. I always cleanse my face every morning and then spray my face with the Mario Badescu Facial Spray which does say that is sets makeup whilst also being a facial mist so it gives me the comfort of being a base while acting as a skincare step for me. I also use the Garnier Micellar Water if theres any left over makeup stuck between the lashes or if I wake up late and don't have time to wash my face.

If you have time between classes its best to double check your makeup in those times incase you need to reapply, or even fix up your makeup if you happen to get the smudgies.
If setting powder never works, bring blotting paper to get rid of the oil instead of covering the oil. I get my blotting paper from Daiso, it does the trick and it also only costed me $2.50 for 300 sheets!
Also bring a mini or portable mirror incase you cant stop by the toilets, I personally just use my phone screen to double check my eye makeup before classes start.

These are the tips and tricks which I personally use to make my makeup last throughout the day especially in the 40 degree heat. Hope at least some of these will be of help to you guys!

BS: Top 6 Cheap Eats!

One thing that seems to stress a lot of people out, especially when they first start uni, is what to do about lunches. I for one, had this problem last year as I had a full eight hour uni day with no breaks in between! :/ Nutrition and having a balanced diet is something that is very important for me and so I worked at coming up with ways of eating on the go, and also coming up with cheap, easy and quick recipes! Even though I still live at home with my parents, I know a lot of people that live on res! Rent is really expensive and so you don't want to spend exuberant amounts of money on $25 30g Acai packets when you can get cheaper ingredients that provide you with the same nutrients! In this post, I will include 6 recipes; 2 for breakfast, 2 for lunch and then 2 for snacks! I hope you enjoy the post and that you can get something out of it!


Smoothie Bowl

This, by far, is my favourite recipe to make at home when I have a little extra time before uni! It is super filling and provides you with a lot of nutrients to get you through the day!

Ingredients: 1 banana, 1 cup of frozen mixed berries, 1/2 cup of frozen mango, honey, cinnamon, coconut milk

To make this, all you have to do is put everything in a blender and blend it all up - it is literally that easy! You can have this as a smoothie (bare in mind it will be thick due to the frozen fruit) or you can pour it in a bowl and top it with your favourite things! I like to top mine with a dairy-free organic yoghurt from the brand Black Swan - it is naturally sweet and so delicious - and a cranberry granola sprinkle I get from Coles for about $2.50!

Toasted Tomato and Hommus Sandwich

I kid you not, I am addicted to this one! It is so simple and easy - perfect for those days you cannot be bothered making a gourmet meal, and is so cheap!

Ingredients: 2 slices of the bread of your choice (multigrain is my personal fave!), a couple of slices of tomato, hommus, salt and pepper

I think by now, we all know how to make toast! If you do not have a toaster you could put the toast under the grill (a toaster is sooo much faster though, haha). Whilst your bread is toasting, cut up a couple of slices of tomato, season with salt and pepper and then set aside. For the hommus, you could either buy a dip from Coles or Woolworths (they are about $2.50) or you could try making your own - it is super easy! When your toast is ready, spread hommus on both pieces of bread and top with tomato. I love to eat mine as a sandwich but you could eat each piece individually!


 Cous cous salad

I seriously cannot talk about this recipe without drooling! When I was in year 12, I became really interested in seeing what I could concoct with whatever I had in the house - this is what I created! Instead of using cous cous (you can buy wholemeal or white cous cous for under $3.00 and it lasts forever!), you could use brown rice or even quinoa if you were in the position to spend a little more!

Ingredients: cous cous (pearl or the smaller ones are fine), canned beans, canned corn, carrot, celery, egg, bacon or ham, parmesan

This recipe takes a little longer to make due to having to cook the cous cous in a pot, but if you wanted an even quicker meal you could instead use the microwavable packets of rice or cous cous that cook for about 90 seconds! 

To make it, boil your eggs and cook your cous cous. Season your cous cous with salt. You could even add a little butter to make it creamier. Mix your remaining ingredients in with the cous cous and top with the boiled egg and a little bit of parmesan (or any cheese you like)!

Grilled Cheese Sandwich

This has got to be one of the simplest recipes of all time! You cannot go wrong with the class grilled cheese sandwich (well, unless you are lactose intolerant :/)! 

Ingredients: 2, 3 or even 40 slices of your favourite bread, cheese, butter, pepper

Put the first piece of bread in the grill with thick slices of cheese. Let the cheese melt for a bit and season with pepper before adding the second piece. Make sure the outsides of the bread are coated in butter - this will make it go golden and crunchy! Remember to keep flipping your sandwich so that the pieces of bread and grilled evenly and the cheese melts! The best thing is seeing the cheese ooze out - zomg!


Orange juice with lime

I was not a big juicer until a couple of weeks ago when work gave me heaps of shifts! I work in merchandising and so I work long hours with short breaks. Because of this I wanted to have something that I could eat have throughout the day as I worked. I went out and bought a massive bag of oranges for about $6 (there were about 30 oranges in it) and started juicing!

Ingredients: 8 navel oranges, 1 tablespoon of lime juice, stevia (or sugar) to sweeten

Because I have a Nutri Bullet, I first juiced my oranges my hand and then blended it all up in it with the addition of lime juice. This makes it so light and fluffy - it is unbelievable! It is also insanely delicious and so healthy for you! I brought this to uni last week in a huge bottle and could not stop talking about how good it was! haha

Fruit Salad

One thing I really like doing is buying different fruit when it is on sale! My go to snack is a fruit salad as it is so simple and you can pre-cut everything and leave it in the fridge in containers ahead of time!

Ingredients: oranges, strawberries, watermelon, pear, banana (any fruit really!) and your choice of toppings - you could crush almonds, use chia seeds; cinnamon is a must though! haha

Although, in stores packets of chia seeds can be upwards of $10, from the nut section you can get small amounts of chia seeds for a couple of dollars. A little goes a long way - especially with the omega 3, protein and other healthy nutrients that are packed in them!

I really hope this has helped you in your day to day life! When I first started uni, scheduled meals was something I really struggled with as everyday is different! Preparation the day before is key! Stay tuned for Wednesday where I will be uploading a Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Review!