A super quick but super yummy post for you all this week. Thorntons were lovely enough to invite me down to their new Intu Victoria Centre shop this week for a quick whizz round the bijou store and a whistle-stop tour of their Christmas collection. Obviously, it was chocolate so I was more than happy to pop down after work and the staff were so lovely, kind and helpful and the products are so cute that I just wanted to share a little Christmassy joy.
Protein balls. They split taste buds, I think! Some people swear by them and some people won’t touch them but I feel like these are *the* protein balls that will change protein ball haters minds. They’re so yummy, chocolatey and chewy and they pack a serious protein punch with around 9g of protein.
I’ve been a regular protein powder user for about 3 years now since getting into fitness in a more serious way and having the protein expertise of my other half to learn from. I’ve tried a lot of different brands and I now know some of my favourites and what flavours I like. But, it did occur to me, whilst on my 8 week clean eating challenge, that my protein powder may not actually be as clean as the rest of my diet. That’s when I discovered Whey Ahead, this organic protein powder! This stuff isn’t as sweet as your standard protein powder and is the UK’s first range of certified organic flavoured & unflavoured protein. Powered purely by organic protein from grass-fed cows and raw superfoods, this stuff’s pretty good.
This looks too good to be sugar-free? WRONG. It totally is and I’m going to tell you how to make it in all its chocolatey glory.
I’m a complete and utter cereal addict, I love the stuff. I could eat box after box of Coco Pops, Ricicles, you name it, I love it. I’m also a big granola lover but since discovering quite how much sugar was in the cereal I love, I decided to make my own sugar-free version. I’m trying to cut refined sugar out of my day to day diet and keep it for treats as I find my skin really suffers if I eat too much of it. If you suffer from adult acne, hidden sugar just might be the cause as it was for me.
So today, I decided to bake some gorgeous cookies using a Nigella recipe, they’re double chocolate chip and amazing! I was inspired by the lovely new bakeware that I picked up on the weekend from TKMaxx, the Mecca of all the things that you want but don’t actually need. These pretty cake tins were only £2.99 each and I couldn’t resist them.