Thursday, 25 July 2013


Hello you! Just wanted to share the fact I have a 'new' blog for my health/fitness. I don't know why but I have always preferred wordpress for my health blog, so i got my old one back! 

I update more regularly on this one and post about my daily eats, workouts etc etc. I just posted about all my Good Hemp Nutrition goodies so go check it out! There's a recipe in there too for you ;) 

See you over there! 

Saturday, 25 May 2013

Hazelnut Chocolate Truffles!

Chocolate is my guilty pleasure and i adore truffles. These are quick(ish) and easy to make and far better value for money and healthier than buying them.


-100g dark chocolate (atleast 70% cocoa),
-1 tbsp honey,
-2 tbsp strong coffee,
chopped hazelnuts to roll them in.


1. Melt the chocolate, i did mine in my microwave but be careful you don't burn it!
2. Stir in the honey and coffee slowly, it will start to thicken and seem like it's not mixing properly but just keep going, it will soon turn glossy.
3. Put it in the fridge for 15-30 mins until it is nearly hard. Then remove it from the fridge.
4. Get a teaspoon and scoop out a small ball of chocolate and roll it into a truffle shape.
5. Roll the truffles in the hazelnuts and place in a jar and store in the fridge.
6. Enjoyyy :)

Of course you can use alternatives but they won't be as healthy. You can use whatever chocolate you want and sub the hazelnuts for cocoa powder if you don't like nuts. If you use milk chocolate with the hazelnuts they make a great gift and taste like Ferrero Rocher!


Monday, 20 May 2013

USN Pure Protein Individual Packs!

Just a quick post today but i wanted to share these individual packs of protein powder i found in Tesco! 

They are the USN Pure Protein and i am so glad i found them! They are in such a handy individual portion so if its towards the end of the month, you run out of protein powder and can't afford to pay £30,£40,£50+ on a whole tub of powder, a few of these will tide you over! It probably isn't as cheap in the long run but if you're desperate i think they're the perfect solution!  

They are also BIG portions (56g) so i usually get 2 or more portions out of one sachet, especially when i only need 1/2 scoop for a certain recipe! Bargain! I have actually just been buying these as i don't use them everyday, just occasionally and mainly for recipes.

These taste great, i got the Strawberry which I'm not usually a fan of but its all they had left, boo :( They are low in sugar and carbs and high in protein which is just what i look for. They don't taste too artificial either which is why i liked the strawberry more than i thought. I mixed it with unsweetened almond milk for a post workout milkshake and it was so good! Not overly sweet.

Have you tried these? Whats your favourite protein powder?

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

No bake chocolate protein cookies!

1/2 cup peanut butter,
3/4 cup almond milk,
3 cup of rolled oats,
1tbsp baking cocoa,
1.5 scoops chocolate protein powder,
1 tbsp honey, 
2 squares 80% dark chocolate, crumbled.

Mix everything together!
Form into cookies shapes on a lined baking sheet.
Place in the freezer for 30 mins.

PS. I did cook mine for 10 mins to melt the chocolate which is why they look dark, but that is the protein powder they aren't burnt! ;) They were yummiest raw/not baked!!

Thursday, 25 April 2013

SoBe V Water Review

Flavoured drinks are something i struggle with finding that A) are not loaded with sugar and way too sweet or B) loaded with aspartame that won't let your body burn fat. No-one wants that!

I am partial to a diet coke or pepsi when we are out, that is about the only thing i will drink, but sometimes i do want something a bit different from water or diet coke.

Whilst looking around Tesco yesterday, i came across the drink aisle and thought i would just have a look as i was really in the mood for something fruity. These SoBe V Water's immediately jumped out at me because of the '0 sugar'. I have seen these before but always assumed they would be full of aspartame so i never even bothered to look. Silly me!

Surprisingly,  there was no aspartame to be seen and only the natural sweetener Stevia, which is 'approved' by the tone it up girls as a suitable sweetener source, so i know it's fine to have! They remind me of 'Kombucha' that all the US health bloggers drink so this excited me!

They were also on offer so i grabbed two to try. There are 6 different flavours; Blackcurrant & Goji Berry, Elderflower and Pear, Ginger & Mango, Lemon & Lime, Pomegranate & Blueberry and Tropical Citrus. I picked up the Blackcurrant and Goji berry and the Ginger and Mango. Not flavours i had tried before but i'm known for liking odd combinations! 

The Blackcurrant & Goji berry tasted great, it wasn't too sweet because it only has the natural ingredients which i personally like and was the fruity hit i was after! The blackcurrant was the min flavour with a zing of the berry coming through. The Ginger & Mango was refreshing but i did find the ginger a little strong, personally, but i'm not sure if that's because i knew it was in there. I got Warren to try it without telling him the flavour and he loved it and couldn't even distinguish the ginger but he got the mango. I guess it is just personal taste! 

I am glad i found these and i know now that if i am after something a little different, these fit all my nutritional needs and taste yummy! I can imagine they taste even better with some ice on a hot summer day!  

Have you tried these? What flavour sounds good to you?

Thursday, 11 April 2013

What I Ate Wednesday!

Hi everyone! So it's time for another What I Ate Wednesday! A couple of things look so unappetising but thats always the way with nice food! 

Breakfast was un pictured sorry! But it was the same as always 2 pieces of wholemeal toast with peanut butter, honey and cinnamon.

Mid morning snack was a green tea and yogurt bars. I know these are technically bad, but i have ran out of protein powder and these were on offer so i just picked these up.

For lunch, i quickly made a wrap with sausage and scrambled eggs. I added tomato ketchup too, it was reduced sugar and salt.

Afternoon snack was a decaf coffee and a chocolate! I have chocolate everyday :)

For dinner we had homemade slow cooker curried chicken with rice and mango salsa. I didn't eat all the rice and normal i chuck a tonne of vegetables in with the curry but yesterday i just forgot, silly baby brain! 

and that was it! I did a workout after my dinner and then went to bed :)

I always feel like this doesn't look much, but this is a standard day and obviously at the weekend i eat a bit more and have a naughty roast ;) so i guess it balances itself out!

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