ahhh hello guys! In case you may have missed my introduction my name is Haylee, I’m 16 years old, and I’m from Virginia. Writing has always been something I loved doing so when Ximena opened up her blog applications I just knew I had to apply!
I decided that since this is my first post and the new year is finally upon us I wanted to dedicate my first post to 2021! No doubt 2020 was rough, actually it was extremely rough, but there’s no time for feeling sorry for yourself anymore and we have to work hard at our goals to make sure our future is even better! So, without any further ado, I bring to you “Steps to Build a Successful Lifestyle” <3
Hey everyone, and happy 2021! It is Jaena here from the blog team. I know the struggle of finding delicious but healthy things to fit your cravings, whether it be after school lunchtime, etc. but I'm here to give you some quick, easy, and healthy afterschool snacks anyone can make! Let me know down below in the comments if you try any of them out :)
1. Apple Bites
The first one is apple bites! This recipe is so simple, you only need 2 ingredients and any toppings you like. Collect however many apples you need, I usually use about 1 since apples are pretty filling, and wash it off. Once it is thoroughly washed, you can use an apple cutter to cut your apples, or cut them with a sharp knife into any shape. You could also take the skin off with a knife, but PLEASE BE CAREFUL WHILE DOING THIS! Put your sliced apples on a plate and then add your desired dip! Some of my favorites are peanut butter, carmel, fruit dip, or nutella! There are also a variety of toppings you coat your apples in such as chocolate chips, nuts, sprinkles, and coconut shreds!
The second snack is also a personal favorite, smoothies! There are hundreds of recipes you can use to make smoothies, but another one of my favorites is strawberry banana and mixed berry! Pinterest has amazing recipes for smoothie bowls, so if you are looking for a different flavor I would 100% recommend looking on there or a YouTube channel called “Twin Coast”. Some tips for making any sort of smoothie is to make sure your fruit is frozen, and to not add ice if it is. Oat milk is also amazing for smoothies since it makes it creamy and is a healthier alternative to regular milk. If you are wanting a thick smoothie bowl you only need a little liquid. Make sure you shake up/mix your smoothie after blending for a few seconds so your smoothie is one consistency. Comment below your favorite smoothie recipe for others to try!
3. Chocolate Peanut Butter Bananas (yum!)
Chocolate peanut butter bananas is the next amazing snack you need to try! Grab some bananas, 1 whole one probably makes around 10 pieces, and cut them into about ½ inch thick pieces. Grab some peanut butter and add a little onto one side of the banana and sandwich another piece of banana on top! Freeze for about 10 minutes. Then, melt some chocolate chips (milk or dark), in intervals in your microwave being careful to not burn your chocolate! Dip each individual banana sandwich into the melted chocolate, and add onto a freezer safe plate lined with parchment paper. Freeze until the chocolate has completely hardened, and they are amazing! 10/10 recommend!
4. HEALTHY cookie dough
Another sweet one, but healthy cookie dough is a great after school snack! It only takes 5 ingredients, and makes about 1 serving size. You will need 4 tablespoons of almond flour, 2 tablespoons of maple syrup, 1 tablespoons of almond or peanut butter, and 2 tablespoons of milk. Stir thoroughly until it becomes a thick crumbly cookie dough texture. Add in some chocolate chips and you're done! So amazing and healthy as well!
5. Peppers & Cream Cheese
To finish off with a viral snack, peppers and cream cheese! You will only need a bell pepper, cream cheese, and everything bagel seasoning (any brand works!) Cut your bell peppers into thick strips, making sure you cut off the top, end, and deseed it. Spread a generous layer of cream cheese on a bell pepper strip and sprinkle some bagel seasoning to top it off. Super simple, healthy, and amazingly good! All of the components of this snack work so well together to give an amazing flavor!
That is all I have for this blog post, and I hope you found one healthy recipe you would like to try! There are plenty of substitutions for these recipes so play around with it and find something you like. Thank you all for reading, and I will see you all in my next post!
Hey everyone, this is Izzy from the Blog Creative Team!
Like myself and many other teens are either in school full time, or have a part time job. So balancing a YouTube channel with that can be very difficult. Don’t worry, I am here to give you 4 easy steps to help you balance your youtube channel and your school work.
**First off I just wanted to mention that school work always comes first over your youtube channel. So please make sure you are recognizing the importance of each task!
1. Make a schedule
It might seem lame, but you need to figure out when you'll have time to film and edit between work/school. Depending on your hobby, sports and school you might also have homework to factor in. While you're doing this you might also want to consider your social circles, family, and other hobbies.
2. Follow through
You have to actually follow the schedule you've made. Maybe in your schedule every Sunday you film 4 videos to upload throughout the next few weeks. Then you edit after work/school. You need to follow the schedule you create for yourself!
3. Find your rhythm
Play with your schedule until you find a pattern that works best for you. For me I have school every day from 7:20 until 2:30, so Saturday I film and plan out my schedule for the upcoming weeks, Sunday I record any last minute clips, Then I edit throughout the week whenever I have time. So I highly suggest experimenting with different schedules until you find one that really works for you.
4. Be Flexible
Now that you have your schedule and you're following it, know that you are allowed to make changes. Your schedule isn't a MUST DO, it's a guideline so you can complete all the tasks you have ahead of you.
If you miss an upload, don't bully yourself about it, next time create a few back up videos. Don't turn down a great opportunity because it doesn't follow your schedule.
Many other teens are in school full time, or have a part time job. Balancing a YouTube channel has just become some much easier. Teens like you who have implemented these 4 simple tips have seen drastic changes in their performance in both school, and Youtube!
Hello everyone, it's me Durre. I hope everyone is doing well! First off I would like to say welcome to my first ever blog post on the ximenadesigns blog!
Chances are for most people school has started, so this blog post will keep you organized during the school year and having an organized and clean backpack will motivate you a to focus in school!
Hey everyone, and welcome to my very first blog post on this platform! I hope you are all doing amazing and well! My name is Jaena, and if you want to read about me or any of the other amazing girlies that write blog posts, you can check them out here! So today I am going to be writing about some of my favorite back to school tips for all my online students out there! If you are at an in-person school, these can help you out as well!
ABOUT THE BLOG
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Hey I'm the 14 year old girl behind ximenadesigns! I have a passion for content creation and graphic design, I hope you stick around with me and my lil community! Click here to read more about me.