Thursday, December 14, 2017

It Is Nothing To be Shy About!






Hey Lovelies!
Hope you all are in the Christmas feeling just like me?!...haha!
Christmas season is my favourite holiday but also an emotional loving holiday!

Sorry I haven't been able to update the blog, been quite busy with school and some project that I soon will get to inform you broader on, and some exciting collaboration which most of you have probably heard of a few on Snap some weeks ago.
The plan was actually to publicise it, but I've really down.
I've been ill, but on recovering mode, had a mental breakdown.
Mental illness doesn't mean you're crazy, this is just an illness due to stress and over thinking your brain tends to take breakdown and all it needs is rest and mindfulness!
So, I've been super stress from relocation, to school work and trying to make it work with being active on my social media platform and there the body needed went off! 
And when this happens, most of my friends who knows me well, tends to know I become anti-social and wanting to interact with anyone, which some people who don't know me may think I'm just dissing them, No, that's not the case and hope you now understand!
It come with depression, which I gone through years ago but you all who has gone through this knows that it somewhat comes back, some try to defeat it by excessive drinking of alcohol (which I've done before), some choose working out, which I do, to get myself back. 
But for days now, I haven't been to the gym, I'm still down with cold, with a lost voice haha!
But I'm happy with the friends I have, who are constantly there to support me!
One of my friends was here this pasted weekend to check up on me, and now this weekend my best-friend is coming over, I really miss her, would be fun to have around to bring some smiles back on my face, with our crazy stories haha! 

So, this what has been I've been going through, and I finally realise it's nothing to be shy about, is either you're for me or against me, I don't really care!
And now, in school I'm just doing my best not allowing my emotions affect it by just being calm, even though some people attitudes just portrays resentment towards me, thinking they're the smartest just because I don't speak the perfect swedish when it isn't my mother tongue (English), is just completely barbaric and stupid, this ain't high school!... 
Like mum always says 'empty vessels make most noise!'
Just STOP  BULLYING! ...
Because you have no idea what they're going through, only if you were to be in their shoes then you'd get the clear picture!
Being jealous about me, makes no sense, regardless of the fancy stuff and wealth me and my family may have, I'm far away from being perfect human being! 
No one is perfect but there is something called Karma, so I live my life gracefully with just appreciation that I get to see each day I'm alive on earth.
I hope you learn from that!

Thank You lovelies for still checking up on the blog.
Can't wait also to annouce the new collaborations that are being lined up, and I'm grateful that this companies were able to understand my situation and help postponed the dates! 
Thank you!

XOXO!
Chioma Banks.



Wednesday, November 22, 2017

How To Make Extremely Low Calorie Protein Pancakes












Hi Lovelies! 

I just finished eating this delicious pancake! HEAVEN!!!😋

I posted a bit of the procedures while making them, and I said I was going to mention it but you guys bombarded my Snap and Instagram to release the recipe now! 
So here you go :- 

1).  4pcs of  ripped banana

2)  5 scoops of Oats (Gluten Free). OBS! ...Grind it with your blender first.

3).  2 pinch of salt.

4).  4pcs of fresh eggs.

5). Half glass of Oat milk or diary milk

6). 1 scoop of Whey Protein Powder (vanilla flavour).

That's it and then fry your pancakes! 

Toppings:- 

I microwaved; 

7).  Proteinella (a healthy substitution for Nutella Lovers)

8).  Raspberries 




Hope you all enjoy it! 

Xoxo!










Sunday, November 19, 2017

What Happened On My Birthday.



















Hi Banks' Squad! 

Hope you all are still having an amazing weekend so far?!

For Me, it's been a blast and just a cool weekend.
This pasted Friday was my birthday, and I decided not to have any B-day Party like I've done now for some years in a row, I just wanted to enjoy it peacefully without stress of planning things. 
I spent it with some of my very close friends, none of my family members are around at the moment but of course got tons of calls and messages from everyone and my lovely cousins from the U.S and U.K. 
The first person who called me was my darling Mum as early as 05:45AM,
it's been a tradition of hers to be the first to wish her kids a Happy Birthday, which I really appreciate. But I'm always a bit grumpy when someone wakes me up hahaha! 

I went on a Birthday lunch date with a male friend of mine, then met up with other friends in town. We went for some shopping and then I bought my brother his present a Chanel product I hope he's gonna like it, because it ain't cheap haha! 
Then afterwards, walking down the walking street we found out, Chanel opened their boutique in our city this pasted Friday, because I normally buy my Chanel products either when abroad or  in  this Scandinavia well prestige retailer of all the top brands NK. 
So, when I went in amazed with what they had to offer but sadly enough they don't sell bags there. 
And one of the staffs, recognised me because I always bought things from him when he worked at a Mac Cosmetic Store haha! 
So, they asked me what I was doing in town, super snatched lol, then I told them it was my Birthday, and they told me to wait because they had a gift for me, and got this lovely gift from them; a Lipstick, Fragrance and volume Mascara.

Later that evening, I went to the club with my best friend, a friend of my was a DJ there and put my bff on the list so we got in freely without any stress or fee, and we danced all night long until me and my bff legs started to hurt because we had heels on, I was lucky I had an extra pair of sneakers to change but my best friend forgot hers haha! 

Then we went to McDonalds to get a cheeseburger and bottle of water, and that was it, and I got home at 03:00AM and slept throughout my Saturday haha! 

Now, I uploaded a new workout video on my YouTube Channel this morning and I cleaned the house, took my shower and went to town to go buy some winter shoes because it started snowing today, then later this I attend church service, then had dinner at an English restaurant, ordered our standard English meal LOL Fish & Chips and now I'm sitting on the train heading back to school. 

So far so good, I really loved the way I changed my statics of celebrating my birthday and I just want to take this medium to thank you all who took their time to call me, send text messages, 
send Fb messages and wrote on my Facebook wall yesterday, little things like this makes me appreciate life in general and pray to live longer so I can spend the rest of my life with people who truly care for me!

                                                                Cheers lovelies! 🥂
                                                                    XOXO! 
    



Wednesday, November 8, 2017

What I Haven't Been Open About.



Hey Lovelies! 
It's been quite a while I updated the blog. 
I've been trying to settle down with school but I'm happy the storm is soon to be over!


Okay back to the topic :- ''What I haven't been open about''.
I've been wanting to open about this from the day one I started this blog but I kept feeling cold about it... But for the pasted 1 month meeting and interacting with new people, something really bothered me, because I myself have the same issue and knowing my daily struggle trying to fight it and not letting it put me down, I started to wonder and think about other youths how difficult it's for them to not feel accepted.
What is this that I'm talking about? 
DYSLEXIA! 
This is NOT a disease some people try to insinuate.
I have struggled all my life trying not to let the social mors towards dyslexia affect me! 

Dyslexia doesn't make you stupid or less intelligent! 
I had one of the best grades graduating from my school and it's nothing to brag about, but it's facts!.. 
And I'm dyslexic! 
I remembered last year when one of my teacher, sat me down to talk about how amazed he was on an exam we had everyone failed but I passed with a B regardless of my dyslexia and I brought up more topics regarding it he hadn't touched.
This is because dyslexia doesn't affect your intelligence. 
Dyslexic people are considered people with a high distinct level in IQ, because we tend to solve things with different thinking skills, it's like a picture grabbing mindset and have long-term memories.

Things You Should Educate Yourself More On! :- 
- Dyslexic Gifts

                                    - Dyslexics often enjoy and excel at solving puzzles.

                   - Dyslexics have excellent comprehension of the stories read or told them.

   - Most dyslexics often have a better sense of spatial relationships and better use of their right brain.

 - Dyslexics have excellent thinking skills in the areas of conceptualization, reason, imagination, and 
                                                                         abstraction.

                - Dyslexics have a strong ability to see concepts with a "big picture" perspective.

                      - Dyslexics are adept to excellence in areas not dependent on reading.

                        - Dyslexics typically have a large spoken vocabulary for their age.

                      - Dyslexics tend to be more curious, creative, and intuitive than average.

                     - Dyslexics’ special mode of thought easily produces the gift of mastery.

                                     - Dyslexia is not related to low intelligence.

I recently had an exam 5 days after I started a new program haven't had any book textbooks yet because I've only been there 5 days ( I joined one month after the program started), when the result came out you needed 20points to pass and I got 18 points, (even though I DON'T believe in failure) and my program administrator was surprised because the plan was for me to just go to the examination hall to see how the questions were like, but I answered some questions.
SO NEVER JUDGE PEOPLE based on what you have no idea about! 

What You Don't Know 

- Dyslexia can affect spoken language, written language and language comprehension.

- Dyslexics have trouble breaking down unfamiliar words into letter-sound segments. As a result, reading is slow and filled with errors.

              - Dyslexics require extra time and effort to process language information.

                   - Dyslexics often need to be taught to look at words linearly, left-to-right.

That's why during oral presentations I tend to stamma while reading off a paper because it becomes severely unreadable, and then people tend to think maybe she can't read! 

NO, that is absolutely not the case! 


That's why I barely interact through texting, I'm always on phone calling because it's more easier for me to communicate than spending time trying to see everything is perfect before sending the text. 
I'm happy to have friends and family that understand and supports me!

Thank God for modern day technology, it's more easier for us to have Speech to Text to avoid longer time when writing assignments. 

So to you guys who haven't educated yourself more on dyslexia should because your words, attitude and lack of right info can provoke a dyslexic and also lead them to emotional discomfort! 
There are lots of dyslexics that hold a well prestige jobs such as Bosses, CEOs and even own their companies. 

SO THINK WISELY BEFORE YOU VOICE OUT YOUR THOUGHTS!

 I hope you all learn from this post 
and 
learn to support a dyslexic around you!

XOXO! 

Jacket :- Balmain 

Jeans :- Wrangler

Bodysuit :-  H & M.












Monday, October 16, 2017

How To Make A Mouthwatering Oats Raspberry Cake Without Any Flour & Sugar in it! ALL GLUTEN-FREE!!



















Happy Sunday Lovelies! 

So today I made myself my favourite mouthwatering dessert!
An Oats Raspberry+Blueberry cake without any baking flour and sugar added! 
All you need is Oats, Butter, Frozen berries, Whey Protein Powder, Salt, Milk and a Fresh Egg!

Very low calorie!

Here is the recipe and procedures/ steps :- 

Before you proceed with the procedure, put your oven at the degree of 250. 

1. 

Put your oats (gluten-free) in a blender and blend it until it gets that smooth texture of baking flour.
Then, pour your oats flour into a bowl.

2. 

Break one fresh egg into the bowl

3. 

Add half or one glass of milk depending on your quantity of oats.

4. 

Take a teaspoon of cooking butter into a little plate, put it in the microwave 1minute to melt the butter. Then add into the bowl.

5. 

Put one finger pinch of salt into the bowl. 

6.

Add 1 scoop of Whey Protein in either Vanilla or Banana flavour.
I used my all-time favourite Optimum's Nutrition Whey Gold Standard in Banana Flavour.

7.

Put the frozen berries ( Raspberry & Blueberry) into the bowl. 
Then blend your mixture in the thoroughly.

8.

Then pour your mixture into the baking form pan.
Make sure that the pan is Greased well before pouring the mixture into it.

9.

Then Prickle more berries (Raspberry & Blueberries) on top. 

10. 

Now it's time to put it in the oven, and we're only leaving it there for 20mins. 
After the first 10minutes, reduce the temperature of the oven from 250 degrees to a 100 degrees in order to get that sponginess a bit in the middle. 

11.

After 20minutes has been reached, then take out of the oven for it to cool down for a while.

And it's been cooled down, my darlings you've achieved the steps of making yourself a very healthy dessert! 


I hope you all got inspired to try this out. 
Now you don't need to worry about cheat meals because you've got a healthy mouthwatering dessert to crave on! 

Tag me on my Instagram www.instagram.com/chiomabanks and Hashtag #ChiomaBanksRecipes So I can see you've made out of my recipes. 

Have a lovely evening Guys!

XOXO!