New Nakd Bar

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

LoveRaw Cacao & Maca Snack Bar

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,

M xxx

Coconut Chips, Urban Fruit

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.

Speak soon!

M xxx

SFN goodies

I promise! The SFN blog posts are coming to an end, so if you’re tired of them you’ll be glad to hear this is probably the last one for the time being.

I couldn’t leave SFN without some goodies. There were loads of other amazing stuff I wanted to buy but I stuck to the things I knew I really needed.

MissFits Nutrition Vegan Vanilla Protein Powder: I’ve been using Neat Nutrition’s vegan protein powder for so long but after their courier has lost one order I had and then for some reason all of a sudden couldn’t find my office in the middle of Glasgow, which they have delivered to before I got a bit tired of of all the difficulties and felt like I wanted to try something else. They did send me another pouch (which of course arrived the day after I bought this protein but oh well, now I’ve got loads).

I’ve seen MissFits pop up in different on social media and liked the idea of it being specifically for women. After talking to them at the expo I thought I would give it a try. I liked their simple ingredients list and that they try to keep it as natural as possible. With me eating a more plant-based diet I was very happy to see it had B12 in it, something that is usually recommended to supplement if you don’t eat a lot of meat. I was choosing between them and Free Soul (they were right next to each other) and ended up going for Missfits because I feel vanilla protein powder is more versatile and Free Soul only had chocolate and berry flavour which made the decision quite easy. I did get some chocolate pouches from MissFits too to try so we’ll see if I get converted. I’ll let you know what I think of the powders once I’e tried them properly.

Maple Drink: As I mentioned previously, this lovely company gave me two maple waters to try out and write about. I had a little sip of a sample at the expo but am so excited to give them both a proper try. I’ll be of course sharing what I thought here.

Smart powerbank: You can tell WordPress is a blogging platform because they were giving away the ultimate bloggers dream tool, a portable powerbank so you can charge your phone on the go. This is a godsend for a social media nerd like me. I’ve already tried it once and it’s a game changer for me not having to worry about having charge on my phone. I love it so much!

Wrist straps: I’ve been looking into getting a pair of wrist straps for a while but it’s one of those things I haven’t really been bothered to look into and been a bit too lazy to order. When they were right there in front of us at the expo for five pounds at Strength Shop, Faye and I thought it would be a good idea to get some. I’m excited use them and see hot it feels.

I think that’s everything from the show, I also walked around and tried loads of food and snacks as well of course.

Now it’s time to get ready to go and see Zara Larsson at O2 Academy with Emma. I’m so excited, I think she’ll brilliant live!

Have a lovely evening,

M xxx