My Skin Care Secrets Because Of Which I Am In Love With Myself

Loving my body has been one of the greatest and fruitful discoveries of my life. We all have that phase where we may not love our body – literally.


Acne, more weight, body shape, big boobs, thin hair, weird feet just about anything could be the reason why you would dislike yourself and not feel worthy of being cared for!

Skin Care Secrets

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My greatest knowledge that I keep sharing with everyone is what you eat! A healthy body equals a healthy mind.


We have plenty of junk food to choose from but the real deal is sidelined in the name of boredom.
Imagine picking up a fruit instead of a cookie or having a salad instead of a burger. Our body processes food so much differently in both of these cases.


I have been lucky to be blessed with good skin. Most of my teenage and early 20s I have had basically no problem with my skin. But all that went away once I had babies. After 2 babies my skin is not the same and I have to constantly make an effort to keep my skin hydrated and to keep them supple. I follow my skin care routine every night!


However I also believe and take care not just of the outer skin but caring from within.

One such brand that resonates with my way of living is I AM LOVE.

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I Am Love is a combination of modern science and ayurveda for your skin and body needs. If you c are about your skin, health and fitness then the Iamlove range is for you.


I AM LOVE offers products under Daily Nutrition, a range of products primarily focused to bridge the nutritional gap. I AM LOVE Daily Nutrition Mixes enriched with essential micro & macro nutrients, Natural Whey Isolate and vital to ensure complete nutrition. I AM LOVE Functional Nutrition products that aim at addressing the specific imbalances in the body through exotic blends of Organic Mix. It helps You to achieve Ideal Body Requirements , functional health.


Their claims and high praises are backed with many customer feedback like mine. The products are easy to use and they naturally fit into your daily lifestyle without much hassle.


I Am Love products are absolutely vegan, not tested on animals, free from preservatives and harmful chemicals. The ingredients are purely sourced from India and reviewed by FSSAI.

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They have all natural plant based nutritional products that your skin may need. I especially love their hair care and immunity boosting mix.

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So here are my skin care secrets that make me in love with my body-


Follow a CTM routine – CTM routine is nothing but a cleansing, toning and moisturising routine. I love a night time CTM routine because it calms me well for a good night’s sleep. But you could also do a morning routine. Simply choose a cleanser to cleanse your face well. Use a toner with glycolic acid and apply on your skin. After a few minutes use a moisturizer that is suitable according to your skin and allows your skin hydration and keeps it supple.


Adequate Sleep – The most underrated part of anybody’s skin care routine is sleep. A good 7-9 hours of sleep can do wonders. The trick is to sleep according to your natural sleep cycle. Meaning sleep at the same time each day, preferably between 9-11 pm and wake up early. Sleep is important as our body and skin both heals when we are sleeping. So your CTM routine will have more time to work and will be more effective.


Eat fresh food – As mentioned earlier, eat fresh, local and seasonal fruit. When you eat fresh your body processes this food better.


Apart from eating fresh you could also try boosting your immunity by having Reishi Mushroom turbo shot for your immune system everyday! Mix with water, juice or coffee or any liquid or your choice.
If you are someone who works out for good health then you must try the IAMLOVE Protect + Repair 10% whey protein Isolate.


In the end these are just suggestions that you can try. See what works best for you and how you can be the best version of yourself by changing a few things about yourself. Trust me the change is truly positive.

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Top 5 Free Video Editing App For Instagram, No Watermarks

If you are a blogger, vlogger, influencer chances are you needed to edit a video once in a while. With instagram changing its format from photo sharing platform to a video sharing platform, video editing is quickly becoming a skill you need to know to create engaging content.

All the video editing app are free to use and have no watermark. That means you can use them to unleash your creativity.

Although you don’t need all of them at the same time but do try all of them to see which one works best for your needs.

Free Video Editing App

All these apps also have a paid version and will update here when I use them myself.

Top 5 free video editing apps for instagram-

Youcut– This was one of the first apps I used when I started my video editing journey. This app is very user friendly and everything is very straight forward. Youcut has all the cut, copy paste functions with video layouts for most social media platforms. They have a limited library of audio.

InShot– This app is quite popular among the blogger circle. Many use it for its easy to use editing interface. Its free version is more than sufficient for basic level video edit ing. Plenty of options for font, audio and animation.

VITA– One of my favourite apps Vita app gives a variety of options for audio and text titles, stickers apart from the basic functions of cut, copy pasta as any video. You can choose to remove watermark in the settings.

VLLO– This app has the most options extra in terms of animation, text, audio, pin blur, speed, transitions. A must try once for professional style video editing.

VN– One of the cooler apps that work on phone and desktop same. They have a variety of subtitle sample options to choose from plus audi’s library is good for most generic videos.

This reel was edited in Youcut and VN app and it turned out to be great!

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Leave in comments which one is your favourite. Or have you tried any one of these apps and whether you liked it.

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Homemade Kalakand Recipe From Scratch In Just 30 mins

Make homemade Kalakand in just 30 mins once you have your chena made. Simple, easy Indian dessert to make for diwali, holi, raksha bandhan.

Indian festivals call for this special milk based mithai. Kalakand is made with chena that is the curdled milk solid. Once the chena is made a few basic ingredients like milk powder and some sugar. Rest all is option.

For flavor you can add cardamom, kesar(saffron) , dry fruit or just about anything you can think about. Even something like chocolate goes very well with this recipe of Kalakand. I made a white chocolate kalakand that was a hit at my home.

homemade-kalakand

How to make chena-

Chena can be made by a few methods. I am using lemon method to make chena. Click here for original post with detailed steps

Chena is also called paneer.

Boil 1 litre of milk and add 1 tbsp of lemon.

Now as soon as the milk seperates strain the chena and keep aside to drain the remaining liquid.

1 litre of milk will make approximately 150gm of chena.

Till then prepare the rest of ingredients.

Can I make kalakand with with toned milk-

Yes you can make chena with toned milk. But the richness in Indian desserts comes from the full fat milk nd cream. And not using a full fat milk may not give you the same results as the toned milk. The kalakand may also be very crumbly as without the fat in the milk there will not be much binding to keep it together.

Why my kalakand keeps breaking-

For first timers making kalakand it’s possible that it may break after cooling it. If that happens most likely you have over cooked the mixture after adding chena. You could reheat the mixture, add few spoons of milk and cook again to get some moisture back in. Reset it again and cut to make slices.

Kalakand is usually a soft set dessert so you won’t get clean slices like a burfi.

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Directions to make Homemade Kalakand-

Homade Kalakand
Prep Time
30 mins
 

Easy to make Indian dessert homemade kalakand is made with very few ingredients and can be made within 30 mins.

Course: Dessert, Sweets,
Cuisine: Indian, north indian
Keyword: How to make kalakand, Kalaknad
Servings: 4
Author: Avin Kohli
Ingredients
  • 1 liter Full fat milk for chena
  • 1 lemon freshly juiced
  • 1/2 liter Full fat milk 
  • 1/2 cup milk powder
  • 1 tsp ghee
  • 1/4 cup sugar or more as per your taste
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1-2 tsp crushed almonds
Instructions
To make chena-
  1. Boil 1 liter full fat milk. Once it comes to a rolling boil switch off the heat.

  2. Add lemon juice. Mix.

  3. Immediately the milk will start to curdle.

  4. Leave it to completely curdle for 2-3 mins. If in this time milk does not curdle add a few more drops of lemon juice and heat milk again.

  5. Once curdled stain to remove whey completely and keep aside.

To make Homemade Kalakand-
  1. In a thick bottom pan start by heating the 1/2 liter milk.

  2. Once it boils bring the heat down to simmer and boil for 5-7 mins.

  3. The milk should be reduced a little. Add milk powder and boil again on simmer for 10 more mins.

  4. Once the milk is reduce to 1/3 add the chena. Keep stirring till chenna is mixed and looks like completely melted in the milk mixture.

  5. It can take anywhere from 5-7 mins on low flame for everything to come together.

  6. Meanwhile in a plate or any square tin apply ghee and keep aside.

  7. Once chena is cooked add sugar, cardamom powder and almonds if you'd like.

  8. Once sugar is dissolved transfer the mixture to the greased plate. Pat it down to keep it even. Top with more almonds.

  9. With light hand cut squares. Let it cool for 30 mins before serving.

  10. Enjoy!

homemade-kalakand

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Green Smoothie, Spinach Green Weighloss Smoothie

Smoothies are a great way to add greens in your diet. This smoothie is a fast forward way to reach your weigh loss goals. I love this smoothie recipe for my breakfast. Its delicious, filling and full of nutrients.

Since spinach is rich in Iron you will need to consume this smoothie right away!

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Is green smoothie good for weight loss?

This green smoothie is packed with fruit and veg to give you a great energy boost or a quick pick me up drink. Its packed with nutrients and fibre must for weighloss.

Can I freeze the green smoothie?

No you can not prepare and freeze the smoothie. However you can prep the ingredients before hand and make smoothie when you need. All the fruit and veg can be frozen in a zip lock bag for one portion smoothie use.

Can I use banana in the green smoothie?

Yes, most definitely you can. You can even use a frozen banana. That does give a thicker consistency and more body to the smoothie.

Can I use frozen fruit to make green smoothie?

Yes, its a great idea to use frozen fruit for this recipe.

Can I use regular spinach instead of baby spinach?

Baby spinach is recommended to use because they are tender and sweet. Regular spinach can be a little bitter and turn the over all taste bitter. But yes still can be used.

Can I substitute spinach with anything else?

Since its a green smoothie you can substitute spinach with any other green like kale, chards etc.

Can I use milk if I dont need green smoothie to be vegan?

Yes, you can use regular milk for this recipe too. However if your goal is to loose weight then its a good idea to use any plant based milk like almond milk, soy milk, coconut milk or oats milk.

Can I use coconut water to replace ice?

Yes, I often freeze fresh coconut milk to use in recipes like this.

Can I use a green apple in this recipe?

Yes, you can use any type of apple available to you.

Green-smoothie

Recipe Video-

Directions to make green smoothie-

1 cup baby spinach

1/2 apple

1/2 cup pineapple

1 tsp flax seeds powder

1 inch ginger peeled

1/2 cup curd/greek yogurt or vegan yogurt(for vegan)

1/4 cup almond milk

6-7 ice cubes or use frozen coconut water instead

Method-

In a blender add the spinach, apple and pineapple.

Add flax seed powder, ginger, yogurt, ice and almond milk.

Blend everything together to form a liquid smoothie.

Pour in a tall glass and enjoy!

consume right away.

Zero Oil Tomato & Pumpkin Soup For Weighloss

Haven’t yoh heard a gazillion times how you need to have more soup and veg if you are to loose weight.

I am a fan of soups and make them often for dinner time. Yes admittedly I am also wanting to loose a few inches and weigh less than what I currently weigh.

Most soups have so many additions that keeps reducing its nutrient value.

Tomato and pumpkin soup

The tomato and pumpkin soup is a winner for me as its-

🔹Zero oil

🔹No additives like soy or cornflour

🔹Naturally sweet from the pumpkin

🔹Tastes yum

If all these reasons are not enough then what is??

Tomato and pumpkin soup

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Can I make this soup ahead of time-

Yes, definitely. This soup is one of those soups that are simple to make and can be made ahead of time.

Can I freeze tomato & pumpkin soup?

Yes you can freeze this soup for up to 15 days. My recommendation would be to freeze and usable portions so that you avoid taking out the whole batch all together. Remember to date your soup batches and use them accordingly. I have yet to tru freezing the soup for more than 15 day, if I do I will update here.

Is making fresh soup better than freezing in bulk?

Its entirety up to you. Yes fresh soup with fresh ingredients is better. But for most people who would freeze a soup will want to do that convenience. Imaging you are a mom or a working professional and this way you can enjoy the soup if you find time to cook once a week too. So yes its okay to freeze soup if you cant cook daily.

Tomato and pumpkin soup

Here’s a quick video I made. Use it for a reference. Do like and subscribe to my channel.

Directions to make Tomato & Pumpkin Soup-

Ingredients-

200 gms roughly chopped tomato

200 gms roughly chopped orange pumpkin

1 red onion chopped roughly chopped

5-6 cloves of garlic

Salt as per taste

Pepper as per taste

1 litre of water

Method-

In a pressure cooker add tomato, pumpkin, onion garlic.

Add litre of water. Close the lid.

Pressure cook it on low for 20 mins.

Switch off the flam and let it release the steam itself.

Open the lid after 20 mins. Blend the soup with a hand blender.

Add salt & pepper as per your taste.

I dont like to strain my soup mostly but you can choose to do it too.

Serve warm.

Enjoy!!

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