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Stanislava Ponjevic – Livesonline

BSc (Hons) Psychology

Summer Goals

Friday, May 29th, 2015

Hello everyone!

It’s been a week since my last exam and I’m still having some trouble adjusting to the summer lifestyle. I find the first couple of weeks the toughest because I don’t know what to do with myself! Since I’m an international student, I’m headed home for the summer (this weekend!) and am looking forward to seeing all my family and friends after almost 5 months. I’m relieved that my toughest year is over but at the same time I’m going to miss all my amazing friends from university. Every summer, I like to set myself some goals or a “To-do” list of things I’d like accomplish to learn to do over the summer. So here’s my list below; hope this gives you some ideas of things you want to do over the summer!



Stanislava’s Summer Goal List

  1. Go hiking in the mountains
  2. READ; as many books as possible
  3. Learn to do a yoga head stand
  4. Go to the gym at least 3-4 times per week (optimally every day)
  5. Come up with new healthy eating recipes
  6. Learn some new photography tricks
  7. Have summer fires
  8. Go camping
  9. Travel and see my family in Europe
  10. Volunteer (as I won’t be working this summer)


Stay tuned to see all the things I get up to. I can’t wait to share my summer memories in my hometown with all of you. Have a great summer everyone!



Flax Pancakes with Chocolate Greek Yogurt Topping

Friday, May 8th, 2015

Hello everyone!

I’m proud to say that I’ve made clean eating a major part of my lifestyle (with a cheat day here and there of course) and it’s allowed to me train better and overall feel my best. I had always been a healthy eater but eating clean required a lot of experimenting with food and meal preparation time which I at times struggled with but it allowed me to come up with tons of amazing recipes that I can share with you! My most recent creation was flaxseed pancakes with a greek yogurt topping that tastes exactly like whip cream, might I say probably even better as its chocolate-y! Read the recipe below and try it; only 10 minutes preparation time and 100% recommended by yours truly!


Flaxseed Pancakes Ingredients

(Makes 2 American style pancakes):

  • 1.5 tbsp wholemeal flour
  • 2 tsp ground/milled flaxseed (sold at Holland and Barrett)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of nutmeg (optional)
  • 1/2 banana
  • Coconut/Almond milk as needed for desired consistency

Mash the banana well and beat in the egg and vanilla. Then add the dry ingredients in and mix well! If the mixture is too thick add a bit of milk. Line a frying pan with coconut oil and pour half the batter onto the pan; cover with a lid to ensure the middle is cooked. When you notice the top of the pancake has started cooking, flip and cook until done.


Greek yogurt topping:

  • 100g of 0% Fat greek yogurt
  • 1/2-1 tsp of Organic cocoa powder (add as desired, too much may make it bitter)
  • 1 tsp Organic no-sugar added peanut butter
  • 1 tsp agave syrup

Mix the ingredients well in a bowl until mousse-like consistency is reached; should be fluffy and light. Top the pancakes with the Greek yogurt mixture, dried coconut and fresh or frozen berries; I added frozen summer berries that I purchased at Tesco! If you’re feeling indulgent (or very Canadian as I usually do) add some maple syrup!


Have an awesome weekend guys!


  • Name: Stanislava Ponjevic
  • Age: 22
  • Studying: Pharmacy MPharm
  • Hometown: Alberta, Canada
  • Ambitions: To explore as many countries as I can, promote healthy lifestyle choices and get a PharmD degree to teach at a university level.

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