Sunday, 29 April 2018

Spinach and Strawberry Protein Smoothie

Good morning and happy Sunday. Do you ever those days when you just cannot be bothered to make breakfast? Well here's breakfast made easy, why not take this spinach and strawberry smoothie for a spin? Fruit and vegetables are sources of micronutrients and this is an easy way to get them in as well as increase your five a day. It's so important to try and reach that five a day recommendation every day as there a various health benefits associated with it. Want to but not quite sure how to do it? Here's a FACT SHEET by the British Dietetic Association to help you out. Here's to a beautifully blended smoothie.


Friday, 27 April 2018

Banana Dark Chocolate Chip Muffins (no added sugar)


Here's to a delicious, guilt free treat. If you're a big muffin lover like me, you'll always find a way to make these delicious balls of goodness just that little bit healthier. Home-baking is a great way to do this, you have control of what goes into your mix and of course total power over the flavour. This morning I baked a lovely batch of healthy Banana chocolate chip muffins for breakfast. They are under 250 calories and have no added sugar which will make your teeth very happy. I can safely say that these are my favourite muffins to date; they are moist and make a delicious breakfast or snack.

Thursday, 26 April 2018

*Orwell Organic Gluten Free Green Soybean Pasta

There's nothing quite like a good bowl of pasta; things can only get better when it turns out to be organic and gluten free. Thank you to the lovely team at Orwell Health for gifting me with one of their green soybean pasta for reviewing. For all you gluten free pasta lovers out there, this is one product you just might enjoy. So, who is Orwell? Orwell creates nutrient-packed healthy foods that are 100% Organic. All their Soya products are made from raw soybeans sourced from a friendship farm in Russia meaning the whole farming process is free from chemicals or pesticides. This is clean eating at its best, it's vegan friendly and using my little package, I've whipped up a nutritious, protein packed carrot and mushroom stir fry perfect for a gorgeous summer's day. Just toss the pasta in with olive oil, all your favourite vegetables and some seasoning. Oh yes dear friends, you're already half way there. 

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Paco Rabanne Black XS For Her Sensual Body Lotion

If there is one thing I strongly believe you should take care of is your skin! When I was younger, I struggled with dry skin and very few lotions worked for me; most didn't seem to hydrate my skin. Then I met this 150ml miracle in a bottle, Paco Rabanne Black XS Body Lotion.

Sunday, 15 April 2018

*Free & Easy Organic Three Bean Chilli

Living with dietary restrictions such as allergies, IBS, Coeliac and other food intolerances is not easy; it can be a huge challenge which is where this new 'Free From' range comes in. Last week I received a lovely package from Healthy Food Brands Ltd containing different foods from this new range to try. As you can imagine, its quite the treat as I have completely cut down my gluten intake due to my IBS so thank you to the team at Healthy Food Brands Ltd. So what is this free and easy range about? Created by a group of specialist chefs, the Free and Easy range consists of soups, ready meals, sauces, curry pastes, cake mixes and much more. These foods are made without artificial additives and preservatives,; they are also Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free, Wheat Free and Soya free. Did I mention they are also suitable for vegans and vegetarians? Well, it is. Tonight, I tried their three bean chilli with a side of brown rice and my goodness, I wasn't disappointed. Rich in flavour and ready in just 3 minutes, the free and easy range presents ideal, nutritious dishes fit for the whole family. 

Friday, 13 April 2018

Pan Fried Chicken Liver

Liver anyone? I was never a fan, it seems I've turned a new leaf. Chicken liver is rich in B vitamins and Protein. It is also a good source of Thiamin, Zinc and Manganese, Riboflavin, Niacin and Pantothenic Acid. The main reason why you should be eating liver is that it is the highest source of Iron and out-performs some of the most nutritious foods we know, like spinach. I've never been keen on liver to be honest but you know what, I cooked it pretty well today. After trying out a few different recipes, changing them up and making them my own; I've come up with exceptionally flavourful pan fried chicken liver fit for inquisitive taste buds.

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Dark Chocolate Protein Brownies

Today is the last Friday of our 3 week Easter break and I cannot believe it's over. Greetings, I know its been a while but I've been so busy revising for my upcoming exams. Now we are all aware that exam revision and snacking go hand in hand and so I've also been working on some easy, healthier snack options to get me through this rather stressful time of year. So on this lovely Thursday evening, I come at you with these dark chocolate protein brownies. I created these with delicious, incredibly fudgey brownies in mind and my goodness are they close to the real thing. This recipe makes around 12 good sized brownies, so what are you waiting for?

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Brioche Toast Three Ways

Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day; the possibilities are endless and that my fellow beings is what I live for. Brioche bread is a light type of bread; one that's very rich and undoubtedly delicious. Its 'pillowy' interior is what makes this bread so special, of course it makes an exceptional breakfast candidate. As for the toppings, fruit is always a great idea. Eating fruit on an empty stomach allows the digestive system to break down the sugars in the fruit quickly allowing us to get the complete nutritional benefits. Having fruit with your breakfast is a great way to get in some antioxidants and of course they count towards your 5 a day. Who ever said you can't put fruit on toast?
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