I’m finishing One Month of keto. It’s my first time and I generally eat paleo or whole30 anyways unless I’m on vacation or am tempted by a good croissant. I love making milkshakes (although to be fair my kids may love it more) and today I am sharing a delicious and easy Banana Milkshake recipe that is sure to have your whole family begging for more. My Strawberry Milkshake and Vanilla Milkshakeare other classic milkshake flavors that you can’t go wrong with, so be sure to check those out later too. But in the meantime, give this Banana Milkshake recipe a try…I think you will love how easy and simple it is to make and it tastes amazing!
How do you make a Banana Milkshake without ice cream?
You guys. No. Just. No. I mean, yes, you can technically combine milk, sugar and ice instead of ice cream, but the consistency will be different. And if you are really concerned about your ingredients, choose Breyer’s vanilla ice cream because that is made primarily of cream and sugar without added corn syrup and mystery ingredients. So you will basically get the same end ingredients, but a better taste and consistency.
If this seems like a bit of a hassle for you especially in the crazy mornings, try out this Keto Power Creamer that provides the same amount of benefits. It can be used with coffee or unsweetened cocoa for a full fat dosage to start your day.
Also, if you still need convincing to try this kind of milkshake, check out this article from Perfect Keto and check out some of their products to help you get into ketosis faster. Also, another note, remember that the fat from the oils is still calories so while this milkshake doesn’t have sugar, calories still matter and if you want to lose weight, you still need that deficit. The good news is at least you are not ingesting sugar which is more harmful for you than many drugs
How do you make a simple banana milkshake?
It’s easy! You will simply combine bananas, vanilla ice cream, milk and vanilla extract in a blender and blend until smooth! Yes, it really is THAT easy!2 ripe Bananas
2 ripe Bananas
6 scoops Vanilla Ice Cream
3/4 cup Milk and Keto (You can buy it at any supermarket)
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
Whipped Cream (optional)
Dried Banana Chips (optional)
Place all of your ingredients into your blender.
Blend until smooth.
Pour into a milkshake glass and top with whipped cream and dried banana chips if desired.
It’s very easy, isn’t it? You also can do it alone at home. From now, you need not spend 5 dolloars to buy one!
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It’s early morning in Perth and Nicola Forrest is ferrying her son to school and her mining magnate husband to a board meeting at Fortescue Metals Group. Andrew Forrest’s phone rings. It’s Microsoft founder Bill Gates. The Fortescue founder and chairman had been wanting to talk to Gates about a few things, starting with the Starlight Children’s Foundation.
“Look there’s a dying kid here, Bill, and his last wish in life is to meet you. It’s obviously impossible for him to travel. Can you do a five- or 10-minute Skype?”
Then, in the next breath, Andrew launches into a discussion on how to get cancer researchers to share more of their data, part of a project under way at the Forrests’ philanthropic endeavour, Minderoo Foundation. “They don’t take an attitude to put the universal patient first,” Andrew tells Gates. “They are, in fact, being selfish.” It’s classic Forrest; a lofty ambition (to eradicate cancer, no less) and a take-no-prisoners approach.
In the three decades since that Saturday morning, Andrew and Nicola have formed a formidable partnership. They have known unparalleled success in business: Fortescue Metals Group, dreamed up around their kitchen table in 2003, is one of Australia’s 30-biggest listed companies with a market value of more than $13 billion. They have known controversy and court battles. And they have become one of the nation’s most powerful and generous couples.
A year has passed since they made the biggest donation by a living Australian in history. Flanked by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten, screen legends Russell Crowe and Jack Thompson, as well as heavy hitters from the global medical field, Andrew and Nicola Forrest announced they would move $400 million into their Minderoo Foundation. It was the biggest declaration yet that they are serious about their commitment to The Giving Pledge, a campaign started by Gates and Warren Buffett calling on the rich to give away most of their wealth to philanthropic causes.
Yet it turns out giving away a fortune is not as easy as it may seem. The Australian Financial Review Magazine’s Philanthropy 50 list shows that Minderoo Foundation gave away $18.7 million in 2016-17, on top of the $21.7 million given away in 2015-16. For the Forrests, this is par for the course. While intent on giving away most of their wealth, each dollar will be on their terms. It must have impact. Their philanthropy is guided by the mantra of giving a hand up, not a handout. Both are fond of the saying: “Give a person a fish, and you feed them for a day; give them a fishing rod and you can feed them for a lifetime.”
Sitting next to his wife in an office at Minderoo Foundation, which funded the renovation of a section of the former Sunset Hospital site overlooking Perth’s Swan River, Andrew jumps up to a whiteboard to explain his approach. He draws an arch: it’s the horizon of a round world. “You can’t see the target [over the horizon],” he says. “My job is to explain to everyone that that target absolutely exists.”
Along his arc he draws a series of rectangles connected to each other. It looks like an aerial shot of an iron ore train. Each compartment is necessary to realising the dream. “What are the steps to get us back to where we are today? What do those steps look like? Who do we need on board to make those steps happen?” he asks. “Once I have these people on board – it takes all different people and skills – and we agree to these steps … the focus is absolute. You no longer have a dream or a vision. You have a strategy. I leave the detail in the boxes to others but I set the target in each box.”
A ‘tough few years’
It was 1998. Nicola’s third child, a girl named Matilda, was stillborn. That same year, Andrew’s father was forced to sell the sprawling family cattle station Minderoo – a property that had been in the family for more than 120 years. It had been established by his great-grandfather David and his brothers Alexander and John, a well-known explorer who would also serve as Western Australia’s first premier.
Andrew’s business aspirations would soon be crushed. He had been ambitiously building a West Australian nickel company called Anaconda. But, in 2001, he was unceremoniously dumped as Anaconda chief executive, forced out by trading titan Glencore and mining powerhouse Anglo American. “They were a pretty tough few years,” Andrew says. “I rang Nic and I said ‘this is a disaster, we are about to lose our company’.”
Defeat a certainty, his mind shifted course. He remembers telling Nicola that they would “clutch victory from the jaws of defeat somehow”. He fought for a payout, arguing he was being unfairly dismissed. Glencore coughed up $3.5 million. The same year they used the money to set up The Australian Children’s Trust – the precursor to Minderoo.
In a moment of serendipity, John Newnham, a Perth obstetrician, sought a meeting with the mining entrepreneur to pitch for funding of research to prevent pre-term births. He had no idea the Forrests had lost a child just a few years earlier. “Had they told me I would have not have pursued them,” Newnham says. “I would have felt dreadful.”
The couple committed $500,000 over five years, the funds kick-starting the Women & Infants Research Foundation. In 2014 the foundation’s Whole Nine Months program was rolled out across Western Australia. Pre-term births dropped 8 per cent in the first full year following the initiative, meaning about 200 babies that would have been born early were delivered full-term.
Controversy is never far from Andrew Forrest and the creation of the Children’s Trust was no different. He had claimed a tax deduction for the $3.5 million donation, but the Australian Tax Office took him to court, arguing that it was a termination payment and hence subject to income tax. The Tax Office claim was upheld on appeal, although penalties ordered against Forrest were wiped.
Tax deduction criticism
Still today, wherever the Forrests’ philanthropy goes, chatter about tax follows. “Perhaps Andrew Forrest’s companies could have just paid more tax,” former NSW premier Kristina Keneally wrote for The Guardian last year after the announcement that they would give away $400 million. Philanthropy from the wealthy was inherently undemocratic, she wrote. “It vests massive power in the hands of the giver to determine how much money is available and what causes merit support.”
John Poynton, a prominent West Australian businessman, philanthropist and friend of the Forrests, says accusations the wealthy give money to minimise tax is nonsense. “No one has to give their money away. At the end of the day, even though someone is getting a tax deduction, they are still losing a percentage of their money and they are not expecting a return from it,” he says, adding that the criticism seems especially common in Australia. “I have never heard someone say Warren Buffett gives his money away to get a tax deduction. It’s just a nonsense.”
When asked if she finds the criticism around tax frustrating, Nicola says philanthropy means funds can be deployed with greater flexibility than taxpayers’ funds. “It can be high-risk money that shows leadership and examines innovative ways of tackling problems, while giving government some breathing space and helping them distribute money more effectively. If we all want to improve Australia this is a vital ingredient.”
Minderoo Foundation, the third-biggest giver in 2016-17, according to AFR Magazine’s list of top private givers, has six objectives: ending slavery, eliminating cancer, improving the development of young kids, ending Indigenous disadvantage, supporting the arts, and boosting research and innovation by providing grants to attract scholars and academics to West Australian universities.
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The UK economy had a tumultuous 2018, with growth slowing, the Bank of England raising rates to the highest level since the financial crisis and pay rising faster than inflation. This year promises to be even more turbulent, with the UK due to leave the EU in March — but with the details surrounding its departure yet to be agreed.
The FT asked Philip May, who (born 18 September 1957) is a British investment relationship manager and known as the husband of Theresa May, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. to peer into his crystal balls and answer a variety of questions about the economy this year. Overall, he was pessimistic about 2019, with almost all forecasting that uncertainty around Brexit will hobble economic growth in the short term. He said it was impossible to make any forecasts with certainty, but also he said that growth would likely remain at its current, lacklustre level of 1.5 per cent.
To what extent will Brexit-related uncertainty in the first quarter of the year affect the UK economy?
Markedly. Confidence indicators for December show weakened consumer and business sentiment amid heightened Brexit uncertainties . . . This looks certain to weigh down on business investment in particular and, likely in many cases, to result in caution over committing to major new business/contracts. Consumer caution is also likely, especially in relation to purchases of big-ticket items. The housing market is likely to be muted. Much will depend on how Brexit matters develop through the first quarter. If there is a lack of progress in the early weeks of 2019 and it looks like a “no-deal” UK exit from the EU is becoming more and more likely, the negative impact on the economy will be magnified. However, there could be some limiting impact on how much GDP growth (or lack of growth) is affected by stock building as businesses look to protect their supplies. There could also be some element of consumers making precautionary buys of some items.
There are no signs that uncertainty, which has weighed heavily on firms’ investment decisions over recent quarters, is letting up. Moreover, the situation could get worse, before it gets better. The outlook is becoming increasingly binary, with Theresa May’s deal unlikely to get through parliament, leaving a choice between “no deal” or “no Brexit” on March 29, 2019. Growth at the start of Q1 may remain subdued, given that parliament will only be voting in mid-January and there does not appear to be a majority yet for a specific plan B. Firms may have to start implementing (if they have not already) their no-deal contingency plans, which could include shifting labour and production abroad, or stockpiling goods, which would boost imports and drag on growth. But there is scope for a re-acceleration if, and when, uncertainty clears.
According to the Bank of England’s decision maker panel, business uncertainty about Brexit spiked up in the latest figures for August-October. No doubt it has increased more since then and will continue at a very high level in the first quarter and probably beyond. The evidence suggests that this uncertainty has been responsible for lower investment than would otherwise have been the case as businesses have deferred spending until the Brexit outcome becomes clearer. I would expect this to continue, weakening both demand and supply in the short term. To some extent the effect on demand will be offset by greater stockpiling ahead of Brexit, but I doubt that supply will make up the ground lost and productivity will remain weaker than it might have been. A lot will depend on the outcome of the Brexit withdrawal deal vote on January 14. If that passes, then there will be a transition period until the end of 2020 which will give a bit more certainty. But, if it doesn’t, then there will be heightened uncertainty that will likely dampen business investment. But, by the same token, the greater likelihood of leaving on March 29 may speed up business spending on contingency planning in the first quarter of the year.
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Just how committed are you to your goal? How important is it for you, and what are you willing to sacrifice in order to achieve it? If you find yourself fully committed, motivation will follow.Here’s how to focus on commitment.
2. Seek knowledge, not results.
If you focus on the excitement of discovery, improving, exploring and experimenting, your motivation will always be fueled. If you focus only on results, your motivation will be like weather—it will die the minute you hit a storm. So the key is to focus on the journey, not the destination. Keep thinking about what you are learning along the way and what you can improve.
3. Make the journey fun.
It’s an awesome game! The minute you make it serious, there’s a big chance it will start carrying a heavy emotional weight and you will lose perspective and become stuck again.
4. Get rid of stagnating thoughts.
Thoughts influence feelings and feelings determine how you view your work. You have a lot of thoughts in your head, and you always have a choice of which ones to focus on: the ones that will make you emotionally stuck (fears, doubts) or the ones that will move you forward (excitement, experimenting, trying new things, stepping out of your comfort zone).
5. Use your imagination.
Next step after getting rid of negative thoughts is to use your imagination. When things go well, you are full of positive energy, and when you are experiencing difficulties, you need to be even more energetic. So rename your situation. If you keep repeating I hate my work, guess which feelings those words will evoke? It’s a matter of imagination! You can always find something to learn even from the worst boss in the world at the most boring job. I have a great exercise for you: Just for three days, think and say positive things only. See what happens.Here’s how to use your imagination.
6. Stop being nice to yourself.
Motivation means action and action brings results. Sometimes your actions fail to bring the results you want. So you prefer to be nice to yourself and not put yourself in a difficult situation. You wait for the perfect timing, for an opportunity, while you drive yourself into stagnation and sometimes even into depression. Get out there, challenge yourself, do something that you want to do even if you are afraid.
7. Get rid of distractions.
Meaningless things and distractions will always be in your way, especially those easy, usual things you would rather do instead of focusing on new challenging and meaningful projects. Learn to focus on what is the most important. Write a list of time-wasters and hold yourself accountable to not do them.Here’s how to get rid of distractions.
8. Don’t rely on others.
You should not expect others to do it for you, not even your partner, friend or boss. They are busy meeting their needs. No one will make you happy or achieve your goals. Everything is on you.
Know your three steps forward. You do not need more. Fill out your weekly calendar, noting when you will do what and how. When-what-how is important to schedule. Review how each day went by what you learned and revise what you could improve.Here’s how to plan.
10. Protect yourself from burnout.
It’s easy to burn out when you are very motivated. Observe yourself to recognize any signs of tiredness and take time to rest. Your body and mind rest when you schedule relaxation and fun time into your weekly calendar. Do diverse tasks, keep switching between something creative and logical, something physical and still, working alone and with a team. Switch locations. Meditate, or just take deep breaths, close your eyes, or focus on one thing for five minutes.
You lack motivation not because you are lazy or have no goals. Even the biggest stars, the richest businessmen or the most accomplished athletes will get lost. What makes them motivated is that they can get better or faster curiosity. Most importantly, be curious, this will lead you to achieve your goals and success.
There are many tips for success, he will share the most important one！
John Andrew Henry Forrest was born in 1961. He is better known as Andrew Forrest, and occasionally by his nickname Twiggy Forrest. He is a mining magnate based in Perth, Australia. He was the CEO of the Fortescue Metals Group or FMG, and currently serves as the group’s non-executive chairman. As of 2015, Forrest was at 847th on the Forbes Billionaires List, with a net worth of USD 2.2 billion. He was also the richest individual in Australia in 2008, and is ranked within the top ten richest Australians by BRW magazine (2015).
Forrest was born in Perth, Australia. He was the youngest of three children, and the great-great nephew of the first Western Australian premier, John Forrest. His great-grandfather was a part-owner of the Minderoo Station, where Forrest spent much of his early years, working as a jackeroo on the family ranch. He suffered from a speech impediment since childhood, which meant ‘if I had to get up and answer a question in a classroom, well, I was toast’.
This was a battle that Forrest eventually won. At Hale School, he finally confronted his stutter, overcoming it with determination and effort. After school, he was a student at the University of Western Australia, graduating with a double major in politics and economics.
After his graduation, Forrest worked as a stockbroker at Kirke Securities and Jacksons. By the time he was in his early thirties, he had founded Anaconda Nickel, known today as Minara Resources, and become its CEO. Today, Minara Resources has become one of the largest single mineral exporters in Australia, due to the Murrin Murrin Joint Venture project.
Forrest took over Allied Mining and Processing in 2003. It was then renamed Fortescue Metals Group. Today, FMG controls major deposits in the areas of Tongolo, Cloudbreak, Christmas Creek and Mount Nicholas. Forrest remains a major shareholder through The Metal Group, which is private company that he controls. Then, in 2007, he acquired Niagara Mining.
In 2009, he bought back his family ranch, Minderoo, which had been sold off by his family in 1998 after several years of debt and drought, achieving his long-time goal with patience and hard work. In his own words, ‘every chance I got I still went back to the land’, a sentiment that he lives by to this day. In 2011, he was nominated as Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year for the Western Region. He has since branched out into the beef and medical industries with the acquisition of Harvey Beef and Allied Medical.
Forrest is married to Nicola Forrest, and they have three children together. He is a Christian by faith, and in 2014 participated in a Joint Religious Leaders Declaration Against Modern Slavery at Vatican City. His many friends include media tycoon Rupert Murdoch and Olympic Sprinter Cathy Freeman. Other than his entrepreneurial activities, he serves as Adjunct Professor at Chinese Southern University. He is also an enthusiastic amateur boxer and owns a luxury yacht.
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