Recipe: Vegan Green tea cupcakes!

I love experimenting with recipes in the kitchen and I was inspired to make green tea cupcakes. I kept looking for recipes, and I didn't have any of the ingredients. Therefore, I made my own and they turned out delicious. The original recipes called for eggs, milk, butter, and I substituted those ingredients for miscellaneous things in my kitchen.

Ingredients:
3-6 tablespoons of green tea matcha powder (depending on how much strength you want)
1 1/2 cups of vanilla soy yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup of whole grain oats
2 1/2 cups of flour
1 mashed banana
1/2 cup green tea
1 1/2 cups of sugar
Optional: Green food coloring, any add-ins such as fruit, nuts, etc.

I'm going to make this really simple for you:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Throw everything into a bowl. Mix it up.
3. Empty mixture into each individual cupcake liner. If you do not have cupcake liners, use oil to make sure they do not stick.
4. Cook for 20-25 minutes. Enjoy!


Live Through The Answers

It's interesting. We always are thinking about our future. At a young age, we ask hundreds of questions today. "Where do babies come from?" People. "Why?" Cause. "Why is the sky blue?" It is. "What is blue?" A color. "How many colors are there?" A lot. "How much?" It honestly goes on and on...the questions we ask. And as we get older, the questions get more complicated, and sometimes cannot even be answered. "What is life? Why am I here? What does love feel like, do soul mates exist? Why did he have to die? Why do I feel this pain?" Those questions do not always have answers to them, and it can cause us tons of pain.

We ask ourselves these questions all our lives. Yes, the simple ones, the stupid ones, the philosophical ones, and the unanswered ones. This causes us A LOT OF STRESS AND ANXIETY. I don't know about you, but I have enough of that. Humans can be pessimistic by nature sometimes. When something bad happens, we notice is immediately but we're never grateful for what we have.

Think back to all the questions you asked yourself in the past that have been answered. They have been answered not because a Greek Goddess flying down from the heavens on a magical unicorn answered them for you. You lived through those answers. Answers aren't something you should have to think about. Sometimes when I want an answer for something, I ask everyone I know. I google it. I do intense research. I let the thoughts consume me until I feel like my head is going to blow up. But as we live through life, we realize our life experiences answered those for us. Sometimes you have to let go of the questions and just let it find an answer. Don't listen to what other people say the answer is, that is what their life experiences told them, which is why we have such differing opinions on certain subjects. Keep an open mind, and just live. Because the questions you have now will be answered one day. It may be a while but they will be.

One question a lot of people ask is, "Does love exist? Will I ever feel it? With who? WHY? Will we last?" Basically, a lot of various questions about love. We've all had experiences with love or lack of experiences with love; they may be negative or positive. I always would ask questions about love and stress about it. For a while I had a negative outlook on it, which was such a waste of my time. I regret that now because I've found love. I've lived through hurt, loss of hope, heartbreak, insecurities, and a lot of bad feelings. But my questions about love have been answered. If I could back in time, I would erase all my doubts, worries, and say, "Don't you worry, honey, the universe has got a plan for you. Things will work out. Live through the answers."

Take time to look back at the past, and all of the questions you had that are now answered. I'm sure there's a lot. I simply look back at dumb questions I had in middle school and laugh. Those questions were so pointless and didn't even matter and now they are all beyond answered. As we grow up, we learn. Life is like one, long class. You may be learning about how to add and subtract right now. You may have a lot of questions about how to do long division and polynomials but wait. You've got a while, you will learn one day. Don't waste your life wondering about the "what ifs." LIVE YOUR LIFE. TRUTH WILL COME TO YOU. On your deathbed, all of your questions will be answered. I can promise you that.

DON'T LOOK FOR THE ANSWERS.
LIVE THROUGH THE ANSWERS.