Banana Breakfast Balls

2-Ingredient Breakfast Balls

If you’re like me and you don’t leave yourself much time to have breakfast in the morning then you’re going to love this! This is the sort of breakfast you can make the night before. You can even make enough for the week ahead if you’re good at planning!

Say goodbye to that boring porridge and hello to your new best friend, the 2-ingredient breakfast balls.

What you need:

1 cup oats
1 whole banana, mashed
Topping of your choice – I went with peanut butter but honey or brown sugar will work too

What you’re going to do

  1. First you’ll need to mash your banana
  1. Add your oats to the banana and mix the two together
  2. Roll the mixture into balls the size you desire.
  3. Before you dig in, heat them up in the microwave for around one minute – depending on how warm and soft you like your breakfast balls.
  4. Top with your choice of topping and you’re good to go!

*Notes: I made mine the night before and stored them in the fridge until the next morning.

I found that the bigger the ball, the more dry it was and adding peanut butter didn’t help. Keep the balls small or leave some chunks in your banana to give the balls a little more moisture.

This is one of my new favourite breakfasts! It definitely kept me as full as porridge did but I was able to cut dairy out of my breakfast.

What do you top your breakfast balls with?
Do you have a favourite breakfast recipe? Let me know! :)

Ash
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Goal of The Month: September

This month I challenged myself to wear a different hair style every day. I filmed a snippet of each one to give you an idea of how they looked (also because I don’t have a name for all of them :P ).  This was a tough challenge because I don’t really give myself much time in the morning to dedicate to my hair. I’m usually happy with it brushed and sometimes I’ll tie it up. So it was tough coming up with 30 different hairstyles but hey, I did it!

Below the video I will list some of my favourite hair styles from the month.

So please watch and enjoy! :)

*I apologise now if some of them aren’t very clear. This was my first experience at filming a YouTube video! :P

My favourite hairstyles were the ones that didn’t take long to do but looked like they did. Days 1, 3 and 6 were probably my favourite out of the entire month. I also love fishtail braids but I never have the time to do them before uni or work so I’ll reserve those for the weekend. :P

Next month my goal is to take a photo of something every day. I’m going to focus on photos that sum up my entire day. Come back then and see how I go!

How do you like to wear your hair? I’d love to hear your favourite hair styles!
What did you achieve this month? Let me know! :)

Ash
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New Zealand Devonport

Devonport

If you want to explore more than just Auckland but you can’t afford to travel very far, I suggest to you Devonport. The little island town sits just across the bay at a 10-minute ferry ride away. There are a number of services which run throughout the day so you can take as little or as much time to explore the town as you want.

Devonport is known for its scenery and heritage buildings. But better than that, Devonport is a village. It’s got everything you could ever want in a small town, from friendly locals who are willing to show you around, to white sandy beaches that will keep you cool.

Hop off the ferry and make your way up Wynyard Street for book stores, cafes, restaurants, second hand stores and chocolate shops.  Oh and there are a number of pubs around to satisfy your craving for a cold one.

If you’ve got the day to spare, take a trip to Devonport. You won’t be disappointed!

Devonport
New Zealand

Mission Bay New Zealand

Mission Bay

Mission Bay is quite possibly the most popular beach near Auckland. Even on an overcast day you’ll find people walking along the shore, kids on the playground and plenty of people enjoying the local restaurants.

Catching a bus from the city to the beach is really very easy. Get a bus from Queen Street in the heart of the city and enjoy views of Auckland and the water the whole way there. You’ll also pass attractions such as Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium on the way. If you’re driving into the beach, there is plenty of parking available. But keep in mind the beach can get pretty busy on a warmer day!

The restaurant strip is home to a number of different restaurants to choose from. You’ll be spoiled for choice. Most of the restaurants and cafes are a little on the more pricey side but there are a couple of options suitable for those on a budget or those set with the task of feeding an army for a family.

Mission Bay
New Zealand