Nutty Ajisai Protein Shake

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Nutty Ajisai Protein Shake

LIANN__B
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liann__b is a home cafe on instagram that brings you a cozy cafe atmosphere without having to leave your home. Inspired by her cafe hopping days, this home cafe allows her to recreate those moments and express her creativity by coming up with her own favourite recipes. The recipes that she creates are just as mesmerising as it is convenient and simple to make, guaranteed to produce a mouth-watering dish ready to be photographed and served.

“I started to make my IG like a cafe’s account, but it’s actually my home, with the food that I passionately created.”

Liann B / @liann__b

Instagram: liann__b
Facebook: wukkabyliannb



INTERVIEW WITH @LIANN__B


Your food/drink photos on instagram are amazingly aesthetic and dream-like — how did your passion start?

I used to be a frequent cafe hopper in the past, as I always enjoyed the cafe atmosphere. There were a lot of cafes during the cafe trend waves – but after some time I found most of the menus to be similar & simple. As a home person, I started my "home cafe", and began decorating my home like a cozy cafe. I cooked & styled the food, and of course without wasting my effort, I took photos & shared them with my friends.

I found photography as a way to express my passion for food, and am lucky enough that I had some guidance from a close friend who loves photography as well. I did a lot of research on food photography. After a lot of trials and error, I questioned myself: “Why do I need to follow others? I should have my own style which is my home cafe”. That’s when I started to make my IG like a cafe’s account, but it’s actually my home, with the food that I passionately created.

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Your food/drink photos on instagram are amazingly aesthetic and dream-like — how did your passion start?

I used to be a frequent cafe hopper in the past, as I always enjoyed the cafe atmosphere. There were a lot of cafes during the cafe trend waves – but after some time I found most of the menus to be similar & simple. Since I am a home person, I started my HOME CAFE. Decorating my home like a cozy cafe, I cooked & styled the food nicely, and of course without wasting my effort, I took photos & shared them with my friends.

I found photography as a way to express my passion for food, and am lucky enough that I had some guidance from a close friend who loves photography as well. I did a lot of research on food photography. After a lot of trial and errors, I questioned myself: “Why do I need to follow others? I should have my own style which is my home cafe”. That’s when I started to make my IG like a cafe’s account, but it’s actually my home, with the food that I passionately created.

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What do you do for a living, and how do you balance work and passion?

I’ve been working in the fashion industry for years as a Fashion Designer & Merchandiser.
Being creative is a MUST in my everyday life. I love doing all sorts of styling & matching, even with food that I love! With creativity, everything can turn into something else, as long as you don’t restrict any possibility with those common knowledge.
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    Any personal tips for your viewers on taking mesmerizing photos of their matcha creations?

    Bring the best of the main subject that you need to present in the photos. Of course when it comes to food/drinks, the food in the photos should not only look good by it’s plating, but must be appetizing.
    I also chose dinnerware that best matches with the food/drinks that I’ve made. Sometimes a fancy background can be too overwhelming, so it’s better to keep the background as simple as you can.
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    How did you come up with Nutty Ajisai Protein Shake recipe?

    I always have protein shake / smoothie for my breakfast, it's fast & easy, and I can make any flavor that I prefer on that day. If I prefer matcha for the day, i just mix with Vanilla protein.

    AJISAI / Matcha is very suitable to pair with nutty flavor, so I added AJISAI / Matcha to my peanut butter protein shake, as expected it tasted good!

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    How did you find AJISAI / Matcha powder in your recipe?

    AJISAI / Matcha is much nuttier compare to the other matcha, I found it might be the most suitable for recipes that usually contains nuts, like breads/tarts.

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    Personal tips for your recipe viewers when working with Matcha recipes.

    Always remember they are the main character in the recipe. Be careful when using flavorful sweetener such as honey, coconut sugar or maple syrup, they may dumb down the amazing matcha flavours.
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    What do you do for a living, and how do you balance work and passion?

    I’ve been working in the fashion industry for years as a Fashion Designer & Merchandiser.
    Being creative is a MUST in my everyday life. I love doing all sorts of styling & matching, even with food that I love! With creativity, everything can turn into something else, as long as you don’t restrict any possibility with those common knowledge.

    Any personal tips for your viewers on taking mesmerizing photos of their matcha creations?

    Bring out the best of the main subject that you need to present in the photos. Of course when it comes to food/drinks, the food in the photos should not only look good by its plating, but it must also be appetizing.

    I also chose dinnerware that best matches with the food/drinks that I’ve made. Sometimes a fancy background can be too overwhelming, so it’s better to keep the background as simple as you can.

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    How did you come up with Nutty Ajisai Protein Shake recipe?

    I always have protein shake / smoothie for my breakfast, it's fast & easy, and I can make any flavor that I prefer on that day. If I prefer matcha for the day, i just mix with Vanilla protein.

    AJISAI / Matcha is very suitable to pair with nutty flavor, so I added AJISAI / Matcha to my peanut butter protein shake, as expected it tasted good!


    How did you find using AJISAI / Matcha in your recipe?

    AJISAI / Matcha is much nuttier compare to the other matcha, I found it might be the most suitable for recipes that usually contains nuts, like breads/tarts.
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    Personal tips for your recipe viewers when working with Matcha recipes.

    Always remember they are the main character in the recipe. Be careful when using flavorful sweetener such as honey, coconut sugar or maple syrup, they may dumb down the amazing matcha flavours.

    RECIPE

    Nutty Ajisai Protein Shake

    by @liann__b



    Prep time : 5 mins 

    Ingredients

    5g AJISAI / Matcha
    25g Vanilla Protein Powder (any choice of dairy/plant-base protein)
    10g Powdered Peanut Butter
    100ml Milk (any choice of dairy/plant-base protein)
    100ml Ice cubes 100ml (for more milky taste you may use milk ice cubes as well!)
    Pinch of salt

    Optional : You may add sweetener/Stevia if you prefer sweeter taste.



    Method To Assemble

    Easy & fast breakfast. Just blend all the ingredients together using a juice blender.

    And your breakfast is ready & best serve with crunchy bits such as my Crunchy Pan Toasted Matcha Oats!




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