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10 Instagram-Worthy Popsicle Recipes

Summer never tasted so good.
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Ah yes... summertime. The season best known for its scorching heat and an insatiable craving for anything cold to remedy it. And although a good iced treat doesn't hurt your wallet too much, it's always fun to create with your own hands. So with these 10 simple popsicle recipes, you'll find yourself a pro at instant delectability, giving the big-shot ice cream brands a run for their money. 

  1. Nutella Popsicle

They say that sequels are never as good as the original, but this icy reincarnation of the beloved chocolate spread could definitely make those critics eat their words. But hey, with this popsicle's level of deliciousness, I'm pretty sure they won't mind anyway.

  1. Multi-fruit Popsicle

Not only are these refreshing, they're also super Instagram-worthy. Slice up a selection of your favorite fruits, pour them in together with a generous amount of white grape juice, insert a stick, and pop them in the freezer for a couple hours, and you've got yourself an instant hot-day cure!

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  1. Sprite and Gummy Bears Popsicle

Not too fond of fruits? Don't worry, we've got you. A cold can of Sprite and a pack of gummy bears will be your best friend throughout this blazing hot summer season. Perfect for kids looking to have a fun snack to match a fun afternoon or even grown-ups feeling tired of the traditional fruit popsicle, this will surely be a crowd favorite no matter the age.

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  1. Cookies and Cream Popsicle

Magic is real, ladies and gentlemen, and you can witness it as you whip up this mouth-watering Oreo popsicle in an instant, using just crushed bits of the famous cookie, some milk, and a 3-hour freezing period.

  1. Chocolate-Covered Kiwi Popsicle

Whether looking to disguise a fruit with chocolate goodness for a child, or simply just in favor of traditional treats with a twist, this chocolate covered kiwi popsicle will be the perfect candiate for your afternoon desire. Just melt your favorite bar of chocolate, dip the kiwi in, freeze for it a couple of hours, and voila! You've got yourself a drool-worthy delicacy.

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  1. Avocado Popsicles

For the base flavor, mix 3 ripe avocados, 1 1/2 cups of milk, and 4 tablespoons of sweetened condensed milk into a blender before freezing it for 3 hours or until the popsicles are solid. Then dip your frozen treat into a bowl of melted chocolate. Whether you let it dry for a minute or re-freeze for an hour, anyone who gets a taste of this beauty will definitely be going in for seconds.

  1. Peanut Butter Ice Cream Popsicles

The beauty of this DIY recipe is that you can personalize it depending on your own taste. In no particular order, alternate layers of vanilla ice cream, Nutella, hazelnuts, crushed almonds, caramel syrup, and crushed chocolate bits. Then pop it in the freezer together with a stick, and you're ready for a pb delight!

  1. Multi-Fruit Popsicle

Bust out your blender and whip around 5-6 fruits of your choice for a couple of seconds until they're creamy, full, and rich. The thickness of each juice will be perfect for a clean layering of flavors. Freeze your combo for a few hours to, pop in a stick, and serve with a smile as bright as your ice treat's colors.

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  1. Banana and Strawberry Popsicle

Berrynanas—this is the word that you and your friends will be thinking all summer long as you whip together a concoction that high-end ice cream franchises will be begging to steal. Blend yogurt and strawberry puree, and alternately mix in slices of bananas and strawberries, put in sticks, wait 4 hours until you have your perfect combo, all bunched together in a sweet and tasty treat.

  1. Chocolate Covered Bananas Popsicle

Probably the simplest but most delicious popsicle recipe you're ever going to use, just peel a banana clean of it's skin, coat it in melted chocolate, add whatever toppings you please, poke a stick in through the tip, then freeze it until perfection. And with 5 easy steps, you'll have yourself a snack that will make everyone—and we mean everyone—go bananas.

Which one will you try making first? Let us know how it turns out! Don't forget to follow us on Pinterest, loves!

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Serene Fae 19 hours ago

"The paradoxical idea of attaining a happier life and how to withstand these beliefs."

The Revolting Truth About Happiness by Theserenefae

If people ask you about your vision of a happier life we automatically envision ourselves having more money, true love, a better job, Instagram-worthy vacations, etc. But let me break this to you this, According to Dr. Laurie Santos, Professor of Psychology at Yale University and the voice behind The Happiness Lab podcast, "Most of the goals we think would make us happy do not really make us happy." And why is that? Simple, being happy is all in our minds. The human mind ploys us with these lenses on how we envision ourselves and our lives to be happy. The perception of "having" or "gaining" is the exact opposite of what will truly make our lives better. So how can we really be "happy"?

• Seek happiness inside you. This is a quintessential reason for our vision of happiness: misconceptions about having a lot of money would make me happy; owning this and that would make me happy; entering a relationship would make me happy. This is not the case, if you want to be truly happy with your relationship, you have to be already happy on your own. If you want satisfaction from others, you have to be satisfied with yourself. And so on.

• Fill that hole righteously We all have that tiny hole inside our hearts, tampering it with temporary band-aids. Fill this hole with purpose. Have you ever heard about The Three "M's"— Master, Mission, and Mate? Define who will be your Master, is it God? If that's so, your Mission could be following his words and will. Mate would be the last for they will be the best companion to fulfill your mission. Now hear me out, it is important to do this accordingly. We often times jumble it or invert it which can lead to failures.

• Give gifts to others. The wonderful grace in giving. There’s nothing like the rush of pure joy when you get a chance to give. However, this may not be something that we're used to. But apparently, openhandedness is our soul's true shape. As Eugene Peterson put it, "Giving is what we do best. It is the air into which we were born." This doesn't necessarily mean we have to give away our stuff but we can also present love, kindness, gratefulness, etc. in our own simplest ways to anyone such as giving time, encouragement, helping hand, or even forgiveness. Try giving and you'll receive inconceivable gifts in return.

• Savor moments. Savoring deeply intensifies our positive emotions while doing something that we love the most by simply stepping outside of the experience to review and appreciate the moment. You can practice this by having a delicious meal, reading a good book, or any activity that you enjoy and love. It can also be enhanced by sharing these experiences with others, appreciating such amazing moments, or staying present the entire time.

• Choose to Love Deeper Today's society relentlessly pressures all of us to have this "perfect" lifestyle such as pursuing careers that drain you, finding value through virtual world and purchases, letting achievements become your whole identity, and yet after all that you still feel empty and failure inside. Consumption is just skin deep—a shallow perception of happiness. Deep life brings the best out of us and others. It is about nourishing what you already have, focusing on the relationships than material wealth, becoming vulnerable at times, and being self-aware.

• Understand that Sufferings and Pain are part of Human Being. Always remember that loneliness and sufferings are inevitable. That is completely how life goes. You may be happy for a moment or a month but sooner or later great tribulation will start to kick in. Combat despair with graciousness. Count all the blessings that you have (and will have in near future, claim it!) by writing it down on a piece of paper or typing on your phone. Viola! an instant boost for happiness. We all know the fact that this superficial happiness won't work, but why do I keep on wanting? I already have all this wisdom about how to be happy for ages, but why can't I apply it to my own life?

First, you have to understand that simply knowing doesn't change your behavior. Care to realize that all the tips that I have mentioned are all verbs? Because at the end of the day, it is all about how you choose to be happy and initiate actions towards success. Know, reflect, visualize, believe, and do something about it. All of these are Actions! This is the secret of all the happiest and most influential people in the world—actions. Furthermore, do know that some of these tips do not work instantly most of the time. It requires a lot of time, motivation, consistency, and effort. I do know it's easier said than done. Take each of them slowly, one step at a time.

If it wasn’t for pain, I wouldn’t be alive. It may sound contradictory, but it’s true. Pain reminds me that I can feel, along with other emotions. Pain reminds me that I can heal, just like how I did in the past. Pain reminds me that I am strong and I can do better. It reminds me that life can be bitter, and it is up to us to make it a little sweeter (or saltier, depending on what the person wants).

With this epiphany, I take pain in a positive light. It’s normal that it can break me and make me want to stay in bed all day, but having someone or something remind me that there is hope is enough. It’s normal that I cry my heart out, but it’s important to remember that there’s a calm after the storm. If it wasn’t for pain, I wouldn’t be who I am now. It has shaped me and how I look at things. It has changed the way I approach circumstances that can challenge me and my beliefs.

Pain, back then, made me cower in the dark. Pain used to be my biggest fear, and I used to do my best to avoid pain. However, I realized that avoiding pain is like avoiding life. Because of how I wanted to protect myself, I closed myself off to people and opportunities. I used to tell myself that “this will end badly”, or “this is going to hurt in the end”. I always focused on how much pain I might endure in the end that I forgot to enjoy the process.

It’s inevitable, you see? Endings, most of the time, may hurt. It’s natural for us to grow attached to someone or something, and their disappearance might bring us a lot of pain. However, one should always remember that the pain is a reminder of how close you became, how many memories you had. If it wasn’t for pain, life would be pointless. If it wasn’t for pain, we would be nothing.

margaux marie 19 hours ago

19 year old pharmacy student-businesswoman from Pampanga. I, Kimberly Chaile D. Ocampo, started planning my own business back when I was 18 years old. Despite being a student, that did not stop me to work and start up something for me to earn my own money. I was also influenced by my parents who are both hands on when it comes to the marketing world. I have decided to start my own mini restaurant/fast food restaurant recently (Feb 2020) and it was named as “Hungry Hubb”. From the word itself which is “Hungry” we thought of something that would give people the biggest hint that we sell food.

Because of the sudden quarantine, every store was forced to close for our own safety that is why there was a sudden decrease on our sales. But Hungry Hubb managed to survive by focusing on online selling and social media promotion. Our best seller would be Shawarma salad which is mediterranean style. We add authentic Garlic sauce to our shawarma (Which is available in Wrap, Salad, & Rice). Every product that we sell are very affordable and delicious. Our starting price is only 50php. (Shawarma Wrap). For Shawarma Salad (70php). We also have Milktea (60php) and Rice meals such as Lechon Kawali, Chicken barbecue, and Pork Barbecue for only 120 pesos.

And of course, I wouldn’t make it up this far without the help of my family and friends who have supported be from the very start. This is an open letter and inspirational especially to students that want to earn their own money. Nothing is impossible. You just have to be determined enough to turn your plans into reality.

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