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10 Delicious Desserts You Can Make In 5 Minutes

10 Delicious Desserts You Can Make In 5 Minutes

Do you love desserts, but hate to cook? We have compiled a list of 10 tasty desserts that you can make in under five minutes – yes, you read that correctly! Check them out here.

1. 5 Minute Microwave Brownie

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    This luxurious five minute brownie is the perfect chocolatey dessert. Since it takes less than a minute to prepare and less than a minute to cook, we think 5 minutes is actually too long!

    Ingredients

    2 tablespoons of butter
    2 tablespoons of sugar
    1 firmly packed tablespoon of light brown sugar
    ¼ teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
    Pinch of kosher salt
    1 egg yolk
    4 tablespoons of flour
    1 tablespoon of Hershey’s unsweetened cocoa powder
    2 heaping tablespoons of semi sweet chocolate chunks

    2. 5 Minute Caramelized Pecans

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      This tasty pecan dessert makes your home taste like Christmas. It is also a more healthy option than some of the others on this list. Delicious!

      Ingredients

      1 cup nuts

      ¼ cup sugar

      1 tablespoon butter

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      1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)

      3. Berry Cobbler

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        If you prefer a fruity dessert to a chocolate one, this super speedy berry cobbler is the perfect option for you. Simply put it in the microwave to cook.

        Ingredients

        3/4 cup strawberries
        1/4 cup powdered sugar
        1/3 cup flour
        1 tbs white sugar
        1/2 tsp baking powder
        1 tbs butter
        2 tbs milk

        4. Vegan Walnut Expresso Brownies

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          This delicious vegan dessert is perfect for anyone who likes a more adult taste. Seasoned with a little salt, these brownies are soft and moreish.

          Ingredients

          1.5 cups raw walnuts, divided
          1 cup raw unsalted almonds, roughly chopped
          2 – 2 1/2 cups Medjool or Deglet Nour dates, pitted
          3/4 cup cocoa powder (or raw cacao if you have it)
          1-2 tsp espresso powder or finely ground coffee (depending on preference)
          pinch sea salt

          5. Cookie Waffle

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            This totally delicious dessert takes less than five minutes to cook. It only has three ingredients, so it is perfect for you if you don’t want to make too much of an effort. Plus, it tastes amazing!

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            Ingredients

            Cookie Dough

            Chocolate Sauce

            Icecream

            6. S’mores Cups

            smores

              This S’mores recipe is fast and perfect for camp-outs and cold evenings. They taste perfect too. They’re so light and fluffy!

              Ingredients

              1 3/4 cups of graham crackers
              1 cup of chocolate chips (I used semi sweet)
              3 marshmallows for each cup (you could also use the mini ones)
              1 stick of butter

              7. Cowboy Bark

               
              Cowboybark

                This tasty dessert tastes as good as the picture looks — and that’s saying something! Crunchy and sweet, this dessert is perfect for after meals. It’s also really handy to take out with you as a snack.

                Ingredients

                16 ounces dark chocolate
                about 1 1/2 cups mini pretzels
                8 chocolate-stuffed Oreos, roughly chopped
                1/3 cup toffee bits
                1/3 cup coarsely chopped peanuts
                1/3 cup coarsely chopped almonds
                sea salt for sprinkling, to taste

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                8. Oreo Popcorn

                oreopopcorn

                  Oreo popcorn that is ready in five minutes. Yes! Our dreams have come true! This dessert is a perfect sweet snack. Make sure you have a food processor though.

                  Ingredients

                  12 Oreo cookies
                  11 oz white chocolate chips
                  5 cup popped popcorn

                  9. Mint Chocolate Dessert Dip

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                    This speedy dessert is ideal for any ice cream lovers. You can use whatever you want to dip. We recommend biscuits or ice cream crackers! Minty and fresh, this dessert is easy to make even if you’re a beginner.

                    Ingredients

                    ½ cup unsalted butter (1 stick)

                    ¼ cup light brown sugar

                    packed ¼ cup granulated sugar

                    2 teaspoons pure mint extract ½ teaspoon

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                    pure vanilla extract

                    ¼ teaspoon salt

                    1 cup flour

                    3 tablespoons half and half

                    8-12 drops green food coloring

                    1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

                    10. Cinnamon Roll Mug Cake

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                      This tasty cinnamon mug cake is moist and light, and tastes like it was cooked in an oven. You’d never know the difference! It is beautiful to look at too, so it is is the perfect quick dessert for a dinner party if you want to impress your guests.

                      Ingredients

                      2 Tbsp applesauce
                      1 Tbsp vegetable oil
                      1 Tbsp buttermilk
                      1/4 tsp vanilla extract
                      1/4 cup + 1 Tbsp all-purpose flour
                      2 1/2 Tbsp packed light-brown sugar
                      3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
                      1 dash ground nutmeg (optional)
                      1/4 tsp baking powder
                      1/8 tsp (scant) salt
                      1 Recipe Cream Cheese Icing, recipe follows
                      1 Tbsp Cream Cheese or Neufchatel Cheese, softened
                      2 Tbsp powdered sugar
                      1 tsp milk

                      What do you think of these desserts? Send this list to your sweet-toothed friends and see what they think!

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                      Last Updated on May 22, 2019

                      10 Simple Morning Exercises That Will Make You Feel Great All Day

                      10 Simple Morning Exercises That Will Make You Feel Great All Day

                      There are lots of studies that show if you do some exercise in the morning, you will be in a better mood all day long. You will have more energy and you will certainly be a better colleague, friend or partner.

                      One psychologist at Duke University has researched the effects of exercise on depressed patients and he has come to the conclusion that exercise has a definite role in treating this condition and has an important role in preventing people from relapsing.[1] According to the New York Times, scientists have now established that exercise also boosts your brain power.[2]

                      In addition, there are studies from the Appalachian State University which show that blood pressure can be reduced by doing regular morning exercise.[3]

                      Here are 10 simple morning exercises that will help you feel great the whole day long. You can include some of them in your morning exercise routine or do them all at home without having to enrol in a gym. Consult your doctor before starting any form of exercise routine if you are new to this.

                      1. Cat Camel Stretch

                      Stretching exercises are useful for muscle toning and also preventing arthritis. They can either be dynamic or static.

                      Dynamic ones such as the cat camel stretch, are particularly useful for doing other exercises in the morning. They are also beneficial at other times of the day, especially after long periods of sedentary work. This one is great for spinal flexibility and is a good warm up exercise.

                      Kneel down on all fours. Start by rounding your back just like a camel so that your head will try to meet your pelvis. This is the camel position. Then lower and lift your head so that your lower back is arched. This is the cat position. Do these movements slowly and smoothly. About 4 or 5 times.

                      Here’s a video to guide you through:

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                      2. Go for a Walk or a Run

                      This is better done outside so that you can connect with nature but running inside on a treadmill is almost as good. You can time yourself and increase length and time according to your fitness program.

                      Always have new goals to reach. Start with brisk walking and work up to running. At my age, I am still walking!

                      The health benefits are considerable. You can build stronger bones and you can help to maintain your weight.

                      Also, you are helping your heart to stay healthy and keeping your blood pressure low.

                      Learn more about the benefits of running here: 8 Benefits of Running 5 Minutes Every Day You Didn’t Know

                      3. Jumping Jacks

                      Michelle Obama is a great fan of this exercise and has become “Jumper in Chief.”[4] They are great for cardiovascular health and also for toning muscles especially the calves and the deltoids.

                      Stand with feet together. Jump while spreading your arms and legs. Return to first position and keep going! You can start with doing these for 1 minute and then gradually build up to the number you are comfortable with. Here’s how:

                      4. Abductor Side Lifts

                      Watch the video below to see how to do this exercise. These muscles are important because you use them everyday to run, get into the car or onto and off a bicycle. They are very important also for your core stability and prevent the pelvis from tilting.[5]

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                      Do about 10 to 15 raises for each side like this:

                      5. Balancing Table Pose

                      This is a classic yoga pose. It benefits the spine, balance, memory and concentration.

                      Start with the table pose (hands and knees). Breathe in before starting each movement. As you exhale, raise your left leg parallel to the floor as you raise the right arm, also parallel to the floor. Breathe in as you lower arm and leg. Repeat for the other side. 10 repetitions on each side is a good starting point.

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                        6. Leg Squats

                        Not just legs are involved but also hips and knees.

                        Stand with your feet a bit further out from your hips. Arms are out in front of you. Then lower yourself as if you wanted to sit down until you reach a 90 degree angle. You can go down further if you want to. Then return to the starting position. Repeat 15 times for 2 sets for beginners.

                        The benefits are that these exercises help with knee stability and can benefit the leg muscles such as quadriceps, hamstrings and calves.[6]

                        7. Push Ups

                        You start lying down (face down) but with your body held up at arm’s length. Your hands should be in line with your shoulders. Breathe in as you lower your body. That is fairly easy. Now, as you exhale, you have to get back up to the starting position.

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                        An easier version to start with is to bend your legs at the knees so you do not have to lift your whole body.

                        Beginners may take up to a month to be able to do 100 push ups so you will have to start with a very small number and gradually increase it.

                        This exercise is great for strengthening the chest, shoulders and the triceps. It is a great strengthening exercise for many muscle groups. In fact, most muscles from the toes to the shoulders are being used.

                        8. Bicycle Crunches

                        There are numerous crunch exercises targeting the abs. The bicycle crunch is a variation where you work more muscle groups. Aim for 15 to 20 reps to start off with.

                        Watch the video to see how this is done correctly:

                        9. Lunges

                        Stand with feet shoulder width apart. Place your hand on your hips. Take one giant step forward with the right leg. Make sure the knee does not go too far forward, that is, past your toes. The left knee will go down to almost floor level. Alternate the legs as you go on.

                        Try to do a set of between 8 and 12 reps for each leg. It is important to allow for a day of rest, so this exercise should be done on alternate days, especially if you are using weights.

                        This exercise is great for strengthening and toning the quadriceps, glutes and hamstrings.

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                        10. Bicep Curls

                        You can do this sitting down so if you spend a lot of time on the phone, this is a great exercise to do.

                        Choose suitable dumbbells or another household object that you can easily hold. Sit down with the dumbbell in your hand. You need to sit forward a bit so that your triceps can lean on your thigh to give you support.

                        Then bring the weighted arm up to shoulder length and then down again. Exhale as you lift the weight and inhale as you lower it.

                        Here’re some important notes before you start doing this exercise:

                        Try to do one or two sets of about ten repetitions for each arm and then switch arms.

                        These exercises are really useful for toning the arm muscles.[7] In addition, they can strengthen and tone the brachioradialis muscle located in the forearm. These are the muscles we use to pick up things when we flex the arm at the elbow so we use these muscles countless times a day.

                        You may have to build in a rest day for the heavier exercises, numbers 6–10. On the rest days, you can do gentler stretching exercises and also some walking or running.

                        Morning exercise is not only a great mood booster, but will help you keep your weight down and also sleep better![8] Start including one or some of these exercises in your morning routine!

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