Good morning lovelies! Protein powder has become sort of a staple ingredient in my diet, because I eat plant-based at home I find it an easy way to make sure I get a filling snack in between lunch and dinner in a smoothie. I’ve gone from not understanding the point of smoothies to absolutely loving them! Especially smoothie bowls, eating them with a small spoon and with toppings on makes me chew them slowly. This in turn starts up the digestion and makes sure you feel full rather than when you drink it. It feels like it just runs through me then. Plus I get a sore stomach from drinking smoothies, so give it a try if get bloated after drinking smoothies.
It’s been a while since I said in this blog post I was going to let you know what I thought on Missfits Nutrition so I thought better late than never! At least I’ve had a chance to properly try it before letting you guys know what I think…
When I started my venture out into the world of protein I was using Neat Nutrition’s vegan vanilla protein. Since I really didn’t have much experience with how any other brands tasted I thought it was alright. It didn’t taste great but then I had also heard that protein powder doesn’t really taste great anyway.
Then at the SFN Expo I came across Missfits Nutrition. I don’t why but something about it caught my eye when we were browsing about that made me stop and what to try their protein samples. I really liked the taste of the powder even though it was only mixed with an water or almond milk I think. That was a game changer for me because I disliked Neat Nutrition’s protein on it’s own with just water or a plant-based milk.
They had a very generous deal on during the Expo so I ended up leaving with two packets of their vegan vanilla protein. I was convinced at that point that chocolate was just not for me, however the guy at the stall handed me some samples of their vegan chocolate so I thought it would be rude not to try! I did eventually dare to try it in one of my smoothies and I can say that I’m now a chocolate protein kind of girl as well. LOVE it! My most recent order was actually just the chocolate, didn’t think that would ever happen.
My favourite way of eating my smoothie bowls is when they’re blended with frozen banana and loads of ice to make it like an ice cream. It’s DELICIOUS. Since I’ve started using Missfits I have a couple of times had to go back to my old bag of Neat Nutrition lying in the back of my drawer because I’ve run out and was waiting for a new delivery. Going back and having Neat again after trying something else you can really taste the difference. I much prefer Missfits I have to say.
I know now I’m being very much a creature of habit and just continuing to use Missfits when I perhaps should try other brands too. I’m quite tempted to try Form Nutrition and Sun Warrior. If you guys have tried them let me know what you think, or if you have any other recommendations send them my way.
Good morning my dears! How are you this beautiful sunny morning? The weekend’s just around the corner and who doesn’t love a little sweet treat then? I saw recently that Nakd launched a new bar, Blueberry Muffin. I absolutely love blueberry muffins, it’s one of my favourite sweet treats, especially with a bit of cinnamon in as well and when they’re straight out of the oven, yum!
So yesterday I did a little taste test to see what it was like. I got Jamie to try it too as per usual just so I could get his opinion as well. What was the verdict? I liked the flavour but the issue I sometimes have with added fruity flavours is that it can taste slightly artificial, this was just borderline I think and as with most Nakd bars I think they’re just that bit too sweet. Don’t get me wrong, it was a tasty one and one of their better ones for sure if you like blueberry muffins. Jamie absolutely loved it and said it’s the best one he’s tried by far.
I just got back from doing the same WOD as yesterday at G5, the #parapair Hero WOD. I thought I might be doing it again today when we did it yesterday at Strong Mums. I didn’t mind doing it again as you just chip away as best as you can. I managed to go heavier on some of the exercises than yesterday which felt great!
Now I need to get some stuff done before I’m meeting up with Ellie aaaaand…. Anki!! Yes our step mum Anki is here visiting until Sunday. She’s staying at Ellie’s and I’m meeting up with them later today, which I’m really looking forward to. I’m so happy she’s here and can’t wait to see her.
Time to get showered and ready for the day!
Speak soon, M xxx
Hello my beautiful people! The sun is shining and there’s a chill in the air. I’m not a massive fan of autumn but on days like these I can’t help but love it. It feels like Christmas is slowly closing in as the temperature is dropping and Halloween is now over.
Today is the day, this evening we’ll know whether Jamie is Scotland’s mixologist of the year. We’re both so nervous but excited to see how it goes this evening. Last night I was running around the flat packing all my stuff for Jamie to bring to the hotel so I can go straight there after I’ve had my make up done once I’ve finished work. I’m going to Bobby Brown to have my face glammed up and then at the hotel I’ll curl my hair and get dressed. Can’t wait for the evening to arrive! Before then I’ve got a day of work and a couple of meetings so I think this work day will just fly by! I need to run to the shops as well to grab some bits I’ll need such as hairspray and other exciting things.
I can’t remember if I mentioned it here or not but two weekends ago Jamie and I went to Whole Foods. I must’ve mentioned it here! I love Whole Foods so it would’ve been very strange if I hadn’t said anything… Either way, we were there two weekends ago and I of course stocked up on snacks I could try out that I haven’t come across elsewhere in Glasgow. One of these was the snack bar from LoveRaw.
It is my recent obsession with cacao nibs that made me want to try it out and chocolate is always nice. Funny coming from me seeing as I really disliked chocolate as a child. I know, I was a weird child… I still don’t like milk chocolate at all. The darker the better! Anyway, the addition of maca powder in this bar made me even more intrigued ! To be honest, I didn’t really taste much of the maca in it but the cacao nibs gave it a nice crunchy texture. It was a tasty bar with a nice darker chocolate flavour. Nothing super special, I would get it again if I came across but wouldn’t go out of my way to get it again. A big bonus is that it’s organic, not a lot of store bought bars like these are. So big thumbs up for that.
Please please please cross you fingers for Jamie tonight! I can’t wait to see how it goes!
Have a beautiful day,
It’s Monday! A great opportunity for a fresh start. I want to be more planned and organised this week to make sure that I can get better posts on here. I’ve got some other ideas of things I want to start doing in connection to the blog eventually so we’ll see when I can start doing them. I’m excited and feeling a bit more hopeful than I did when I wrote the blog post yesterday. I just need to figure out the best set up for everything I’d like to do so I can do it all as well as possible. It will take work but I’m determined to get there.
I wanted to give a little shout out to these snacks today, Sriracha Chilli Coconut Chips from Urban Fruit. On Saturday when Jamie and I had been out for a while in city centre I was getting a bit peckish when we were grocery shopping for dinner and saw these by the till. I love coconut chips and thought these sounded tasty. They’re baked and only made with natural ingredients, which is always a thumbs up for me. I ripped the packet open as soon as we were outside the shop and they were sooo good. Packed full with flavour and spice but also a hint of coconut of course. Two thumbs up from me! I found them in Tesco so keep a look out for them in there.
By the way, Jamie and I tried out a recipe from Minimalist Baker yesterday and it was delicious. You guys have to try it. It’s a vegan chilli, I think Jamie might’ve put some extra spice and magic into the one the we made yesterday but great recipe anyway. Find it here. We served it with a salad, brown rice and homemade guacamole. I’ve been told I’m the guacamole master 😉 I could try and get a recipe together if anyone is interested?
Today we’re having a big meeting at voomfit HQ which will be interesting I think. Other than that content and blog are on the agenda.