Healthy Chocolate Banana and Strawberry Breakfast Cookies.

During the week on my way to work, I always am in a rush to get out the door. These cookies are super simple to make super healthy. I like to make large cookies as I will just eat one of the way out the door. They are also good are yummy snack without the day.

Ingredients

2 ripe bananas

1 cup macadamia spread(or almond or peanut butter)

¼ cup quinoa

¼ cup cocoa powder

¼ cup coconut sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup of sheared almond and sunflower spreads


Extra
1/2 cup fresh chopped strawberries
1/2 cup coconut flakes
small amount of sunflower seeds

Method
Preheat oven on 180 degrees.
Mash bananas, the add all the ingredients and mix together.
Line oven tray, shape cookies into desired size.
Cook for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and wait at least 10 minutes for them to cool.

In less then an hour you have you breakfast for the week, super healthy and a boost in the morning. 

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Breath

Take a breath,
It is ok, it is just you and me.
I will be waiting patiently for your scars to heal
and lend a helping hand when you need.
I will push you to be your best self.
I  will remain clam, when you are at your worst
For this connection is for life.
Im not just someone that will walk on by.
I will stay for a while
when you open your eyes
I will be here others may have torn you down.
but I will always help to  pick the pieces up
for most days you radiant like a ray of sun
that feels my heart fill with warm.
Do not worry my darling, I am here.
You are special and you are dear

The Time

Time and fate brought us to a place.

Of something pure, something real                            

And even though it was magical.                             

You sometimes need to step out.                             

Of a place to realise it’s not meant to be forever         

While my heart is filled of warmth.                   

With the memories we shared.                                    

It’s fate that took us our separate ways.                   

And I hope your open you heart.                               

One day to endless to love.                                      

To be a person someone can depend.                  

Upon until their dying day.                                          

I’m not longer sad to part ways.                             

Perhaps one day we shall look back                 

and smile we meet in a place when                           

We we’re both not looking for a form.               

of love whether a friendship or a partner.                        

But now finally I have closed my heart.                    

To you, goodbye I wish you nothing.                         

But the best xx

Stumbling

The numbing feeling on the world hits me
But we are only here once in the world
So we should live each day like its our last
however so many of us stumble
stumble to find our groove
for I will never be one to just
fit into to anywhere or anything
the world has become my home
the endless of path of wandering
my friend, my road to good health
happiness is not a path
But its how to choose to live
A choose this moment to live
and to push myself to new things
I dont know what tomorrow will
bring, I can only hope
the ones I care for
are ready and willing
to take on the world
and love like I do

My Guide to San Cristobal de las Casas Mexico(Vegan Eating Options)

After spending quite a few months on Island Holbox, Mexico I was seeking a new adventure with no idea of what to do. “Go to San Cristobal, you will love it.” said my good friend. So the next day I left and took a 24 hour ADO bus from Cancun to San Cristobal (950 pesos) and arrived in this lovely city high in the mountains.

I really had no idea what to expect from San Cristobal but safe to say, its a city worth visiting full of art, textiles, mayan culture and a load of cafes with vegan food. After spending 1 month in this awesome place, these are my tips to the city.

Places to Stay

Hostel Iguana is a lovely hostel located near the main food markets. With an amazing garden and view over the mountains, its great to chill or party. They have yoga daily, a funky bar and cooked breakfast that changes everyday. Beds range from 150 to 180 depending of the seasons.
http://iguanahostel.com/

Vegan Places to Eat

San Cristobal is a vegan’s heaven, which a nice change while traveling in Mexico. While there are any endless amount of cafes, these are my top picks.

Todo Vegano
Located on the main tourist street, this place has so many vegan snacks and even sell VEGAN CHEESE to take away. Try the chicken dumplings 30 pesos and delicious.

https://www.yelp.com/biz/todo-vegano-san-crist%C3%B3bal-de-las-casas

Falafel
As the name states this places is the best town in town to get your falafel fix. Head there on a Sunday or Tuesday to get 2 for 1. A falafel wrap will sent you back about 65 pesos.

https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Restaurant_Review-g150802-d1414011-Reviews-Falafel-San_Cristobal_de_las_Casas_Southern_Mexico.html

Jardin Tonantzin


This place is next door to Todo Vegano, with quiet a few vegan options. But please do yourself a favor and have a hot chocolate with coconut milk. It is amazing. Vegan burger is also good but ask for it with no mayo!!!

https://www.facebook.com/Jardin-Tonantzin-1535575426751776/?rf=253604561508638

Cocolicie

While this restaurant its my personally they best place to eat in the city.  Their pasta is amazing but they also sell curry. You have to ask to have things made vegan. The wine list is great and vegan friendly. During weeknights, they have live music from jazz to rock. Its a lively funky place. You feel like your in funky bar in Berlin, New York or even Melbourne. 

Places to Party

Revolucion

One of the main bars/clubs to out this place is funky. Tuesday night is Salsa night so get your grove on. Upstaris is really fun also dont forget to check it out.

https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Restaurant_Review-g664450-d2139049-Reviews-Cafe_Bar_Revolucion-Chiapas_Southern_Mexico.html

La Vina De Bacco

Love this wine bar with a epic range of wines from all over the world this place is great. If you get a bottle of wine you also get free tapas. Glass of great wine start from 25 pesos.

https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Restaurant_Review-g150802-d1965913-Reviews-La_Vina_de_Bacco-San_Cristobal_de_las_Casas_Southern_Mexico.html

Places to sightsee and explore.

Free Walking Tour
There is a free walking tour that runs at 10 am and 5pm from the town center. It goes from about 4 hours and is a great way to get some knowledge of the city.

Centro De Textiles Del Mundo
Amazing place if your interested in Textiles from the local Mexicans.

https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Attraction_Review-g150802-d3857074-Reviews-Centro_de_Textiles_del_Mundo_Maya-San_Cristobal_de_las_Casas_Southern_Mexico.html

Mercado Municipal

This is the main food market in San Cris and its heaven. Local vendors sell an endless amount of fresh fruit and vegetables at prices you cant believe. Spend your time walking around. Also you can find an endless amount of beans and dry soy. If your vegan just avoid the meat section.

https://www.google.com.mx/maps/place/Mercado+%22Jos%C3%A9+Castillo+Tielemans%22/@16.7434772,-92.6369602,18z/data=!4m12!1m6!3m5!1s0x0:0xc43d0f8cdea76a99!2sIguana+Hostel!8m2!3d16.741746!4d-92.6360482!3m4!1s0x0:0x5740271d9457dc5b!8m2!3d16.7433803!4d-92.6363432

Sna Jolobil 

Great place to do some shopping for local Mexican things.
https://www.google.com.mx/maps/place/Sna+Jolobil/@16.7425011,-92.6381457,18z/data=!4m12!1m6!3m5!1s0x0:0xc43d0f8cdea76a99!2sIguana+Hostel!8m2!3d16.741746!4d-92.6360482!3m4!1s0x0:0x954a8c096d312495!8m2!3d16.742123!4d-92.6379941

Day Trips

San Cristobal is so close to many amazing national parks and adventures to explore the beauty of Chipas.

Canon Del Sumidero

This is a amazing Canon, a few hours from the city, where you can see monkeys and variety of wildlife. You can ask tour companies in the center for a tour. Its will sent you back around 200-400 pesos. The tour is worth it.

https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Attraction_Review-g664450-d1925372-Reviews-Canon_del_Sumidero-Chiapas_Southern_Mexico.html

Chiflon Falls

Another waterfall about two hours from San Cristobal, you can do a tour or get a collectivo from the ADO station. I stayed the night here and was worth it. Camping cost 30 pesos per person or cabins start from 500 pesos. There is nothing better then waking up next to these amazing waterfalls. A collective plus entrance is around 140 pesos.

https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Attraction_Review-g1732578-d4931650-Reviews-Cascada_El_Chiflon-Comitan_Southern_Mexico.html

Palenque and Aqua Azul!!!!

Many people do a few days in Palenque, however I just stayed the day there. Aqua Azul are amazing waterfalls that are clear blue and will take your breath away. Then once you get to Palenque spend your time walking around one of the biggest Mayan Ruins in the world. Its great to get a guide for the park, they are full with so much information and take you places that you cant go without it. It was 100 pesos for 14 people to do the tour in the park. However if coming from San Cristobal to Palenque its great to get a tour from the city. As you get to see two waterfalls and the park with all transport. This costs around 350 to 500 depending what company you go through compared to the ADO bus which is already starting at 320 pesos.

http://www.turismochiapas.gob.mx/sectur/palenque

Overall San Cristobal de Las Casas is a city that cant be missed in Mexico. With so much culture and things to do it is a must for everyone. Get blow away from how people from all around the world come to this charming and call it home.

If you have any questions or tips please free feel to message me.

Enjoy
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Por que??

De vez en cuando nos reunimos
Tanto abiertos como listos
Para ver lo que el mundo tenía
Traer a nuestros destinos
Pero las primeras miradas pueden ser
Engañosa, como yo pensaba
alguien como yo
Estaría listo para asumir
Nada y lo hiciste
Pero luego te retrasaste
No lo querías todo
Te pones primero
Y deja de sentir las cosas
Me susurrabas
Cuando tu mente estaba
Despierto en el momento conmigo
Y el tiempo pasó
Seguimos aguantando
En la diversión, en los buenos tiempos
A veces es bueno tener a alguien
Nos aceptamos el uno al otro aunque
No teníamos futuro
Porque nuestros sueños son tan diferentes
Pero ¿por qué te has cerrado
A tener algo genial
Confía en mí, vale la pena el dolor
Usted puede pensar que se sentiría
Los tiempos siguen y tú todavía llamas mi nombre
Pero esta vez, me he ido, me he ido
Esta vez es demasiado tarde
Perdimos el momento de tener algo genial

(I couldn’t be bothered to write this correctly in Spanish, sorry)

The sun

There is a sun that shines so bright
that its rays can never be dimmed
for this sun is nothing like anything
anyone really knows
each that I get to really know this
amazing sun, I feel warmth
kindness and a good soul
this sun is talented above the rest
in many things, much more then just one
this sun is many things,
many can see it stands above the rest
with a pure heart, a truly good sun is hard to find
this sun is nothing short of awesome
And I am so glad to know this great light,
for its something i adore.

This is an old poem but sometimes it’s good to share