Month: February 2015

Super Energising Banana Bread!

It’s #FoodieFriday! That’s something to celebrate for! I’m super excited to share with you today my recipe for this Super Energising Banana Bread.     This week has been physically and mentally tough for me. In a good way though.  In the span of two days, I had to pack my things away and move into my friend’s flat since the landlord wants to sell the flat I was staying in. It’s also that time of the term where everything is due and there seems to be so many things happening all at once. In the course of moving my things, I had stumbled across a bump in the pavement and ended up injuring my ankle. It was as even though everything demanded that I had to speed up, life was telling me slow down. Slow down to pay attention to my health. Slow down to pay attention to my feelings. Slow down to not be overworked that I would end up losing my well-being. Throughout my recovery from anorexia and depression, one of the …

Part I: How I Met Ana

The trigger point The first Summer holiday in my first year of university, I went back home to Jakarta. I met my Mom (don’t get me wrong here, I love her, but she can be quite upfront with her comments) greeted me with a hug and a smile and said, ‘What happened?? You gained weight? You’re so much rounder and LOOK at your THIGHS?!’   Ouch.   At this point, I was so happy to be back home and to see my family, that I just shrugged off the comments and laughed about it, saying that I probably had too much good food.   The next morning, I weighed myself and I was shocked. The scale read 62kg / 137 pounds. So, in my first year away from home, at university I gained around 10 kg / 22 pounds.   I’m 5ft 4 inches (160cm) and my natural weight was usually 52-55 kg (114 – 121 pounds).       How in in the world did this happen??   I had a flashback to all …

Magical Midnight Chocolate Maca Truffles

It’s Friday Night… which means some outta this world recipes are happening in the Wellness to Go kitchen! Like these truffles.     They’re intensely chocolatey, fudgey, delicious, velvety, and currently the key to my heart (and tummy). But what makes these truffles so out of this world magical is this ingredient: Maca.   What is Maca? Maca is a superfood, which is also known as Peruvian Ginseng. They have been used by the Peruvians for energy, endurance and hormonal balance. Legend has it that the Inca Warriors take Maca before going into battle to increase their energy, strength, and stamina! Fascinating right? I purchase my Maca from Organic Burst, where their mixture especially combine 4 different types of Maca plant varieties, which particularly make their Maca blend extra nutritious and delicious.     I have been regularly stirring Maca into my oatmeal for my breakfast and I have notice a significant increase in my energy. During these few months I have been super busy and I used to feel drained of energy by sometime …