Thursday, 21 February 2019

Barebells Protein Millionaire Shortbread

You guys went kinda crazy for this recipe over on my Insta so I'm sooo excited to share it with you! So without further ado..I present to you my very messy, gooey BUT extremely yummy millionaire shortbread using Barebell's latest flavour protein bar (aka my fave)
And don't thank me, thank the babes at Barebells..

* TIP: If your caramel goes a bit lumpy.. just let it cool and pop it into a blender & it'll come out lavvly and smooth! 

ALSO, before you dive straight in.. We'd love to see so don't forget to tag myself & Barebells UK in your creations :) <3 



Thursday, 31 January 2019

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas For Her

So we say goodbye to January (is it just me or does that month feel like it lasts foreverrrr?) and Hello to the month of lurvvv. To those who hate Valentine's, I apologise .. but, like it or not, it's on its way..

Dear guys, 
Whether you are a fan or not.. best believe your misses is and, even if she says she isn't, she IS bothered..

And yes, every gal loves flowers and chocolates but sometimes it can feel a little cliche. So here's some unique gift ideas guaranteed to score you some brownie points! 

- Don't worry girls, I got you -

1. Doughnut Bouquet


There's two types of girls in the world. Those who prefer flowers and those who prefer doughnuts..Hmmm, it's a toughy (lol joke, gimme all the doughnuts). But seriously, what says I love you better than these? I literally donut know (hehe)

2. 52 Date Night Cards


How cute are these? 52 cards, 1 date for each week to last the whole year. Now that's a gift that keeps on giving! Such a perfect excuse to make more memories together. Oh, & they can be personalised too!

3. Personalised Dog On Socks

Dog lovers rejoice! Okok, so not quite your typical romantic present but c'mon, a smile is priceless!

4. Personalised Hand Poured Candle 

So I'm a sucker for a candle and woodwick ones are my ultimate fave! Not only can you personalise this baby but you can also pick the scent. Personally, Orange & Honey sounds like a dreaammmm but see the full list on the website (link above).

5. 100 Places Scratch Off Poster

Love to travel together? I present you the perfect jet-setting challenge. With 100 places all over the world you best get planning!

6. Personalised Pull Out Photo Album

Simple & sweet! Select 5 or 7 of your fave snaps for the perfect lil gift.. Would look super cute hanging on the wall don't you think? 

7. Personalised Hang It Photo Display

What's your favourite memory together? Maybe it's a concert, a festival or even a holiday. Well, peg it up with a few of your best photos/tickets/keepsakes and voila! A very thoughtful, personal gift that she just can't not love! 

8. The Pamper Box

Carefully sourced by independent British producers, this gift set contains everything she needs for a relaxing, luxurious night in. Dunno about you but I could do with a bitta this right now..

So there we have it! Ladies, feel free to send this on to your partner for a lil hint hint, nudge nudge annndddd I hope you all have a lovely Valentine's (or Galentine's) Day full of lotsa love & chocolate! :) 


Wednesday, 19 December 2018

My 5 Fave Festivities To Get Excited for Xmas!

Ho-Ho-Howwww are you guys doing? YAY, my favourite month of the year and exactly 5 days, 0hours and 18 minutes until Christmas - but, who's counting? Well, deffo me.. since October.. But anyway, still need some help getting into the festive spirit? Don't worry, I got you - there's still time!

 First things first, STOP WHAT YOU'RE DOING. Pop some Christmas music on - Justin Bieber, Shakin' Stevens, Mariah Carey, the choice is yours! We good? Ok, let's get started..

Ladies & Gents, my 5 fave festivities to get you feelin' as Christmas'y as Buddy The Elf -

Ok, now this is a must! There's no reason why you can't get ya girls over, get into your fave Xmas pj's (this is a rule btw) - no Xmas pjs, no entry - and pop The Holiday on. I mean, who doesn't love a bitta Jude Law? *drool*. Wanna spice things up a bit? Every time the plot switches from Cameron Diaz to Kate Winslet, DRINK! Can't get all ya girls together?  (busiest season of the year an all that) .. no worries, get ya self some festive snacks and enjoy a cosy film night-in by the fire. Dreamy as.

If the words 'HE'S BEHIND YOU' mean nothing to you then this has to change this Xmas! Panto for me is all about letting that inner child out and there's really no better time of year to do just that. So get ready to cheer on the hero, boo the villain and (most importantly) -get that interval ice cream girl! & I'd be lying if the ice cream wasn't up there with my fave things about panto - #guilty! 

And I don't mean at your local shopping centre that you visit all the time. Go somewhere out of the ordinary, make a day of it! Personally I love to visit Bicester Village, it's always super pretty and Christmas'y this time of year and it really gets me in the festive spirit - I mean, just look at it! Plus I always go home with a cheeky purchase (or six) and that's always a bonus! PS, I feel it's only right to mention that roast dinner down there (scroll).. oh my gadddd. So definitely visit The FarmShop for some lunch, it's the cosiest cutest spot with insane cakes & an unreal Xmas Roast dins! 


One of my newest Xmas traditions and definitely one of my faves! Think Winter Wonderland, but on a smaller scale and with better street food! And I'm not even being dramatic when I say that the ChinChin hot choc alone makes this place a no-brainer (choc fans: you gotta trust me on this one). But, food aside.. you've got waltzers, ice skating, junkyard golf and, the real gem - Backyard Cinema. I'm a right cinema nerd and a Christmas fanatic - so the two together make the ultimate combo. 

If Narnia-style wardrobes, cosy beanbag seats and secret tequila bars are a bitta you then I suggest you get booking - they sell out super fast! 


Well, it just couldn't be a Christmas To-do List without Winter Wonderland. If you've been locked away on the Snowy Mount Crumpet *Grinch fans unite* and have not yet been, I suggest you reevaluate your priorities. And if Christmas markets, mulled wine, live music, beer gardens, ice skating, ice kingdom and a comedy club isn't enough, THERE'S A SANTA LAND!!! I don't care what you say, I'm definitely riding the Santa Express, selfie'ing with the Elves and visiting Santa's workshop..#HatersGonnaHate'. 

And there we have it! I hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it for you guys. For me Christmas isn't just on the 25th day, it's the whole month(s) leading up to it.. Which is why memories like these are so special to me :)  


"Maybe Christmas, he thought.. doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps.. means a little bit more!"  - How The Grinch Stole Christmas



Sunday, 25 November 2018

Stocking Fillers For Her

Hello you lovely lot! So it's exactly T minus 29 days, 5 hours until Christmasssss - wooo! If you haven't started your Xmas shopping yet, don't worry cos a) you're definitely not alone and b) I got you. So kick back, relax & have a cuppa.. Ladies & Gents, I present 10 of my ultimate stocking fillers at £20 and under (thank me later).. Oh and simply click on the image to shop!

New Look £6.99
Right, I am very serious when I say that everyone needs a festive mug to drink their Christmas eve hot chocolate out of! This one includes a lil hat lid, cutee, and there is also a Santa -  so together they'd make a right cute pair of mugs (lol). 


Perfect pressie for anyone who drinks.. well, pretty much anything! This lil baby can keep your tea hot and your water cold for up to 24 hours. Not to mention it's eco-friendly and reusable! So let's ditch the plastic bottles & upgrade, for not only ourselves - but the planet also! 

River Island £12

I meannnn, how cute is this lil Liana? Personally, I think Larry is better suited - Larry the Lama :) Anyway, the best thing about a 'hottie' is that the whole thing goes in the microwave. Say goodbye to the days of splashing boiling water up your arm (so I don't have the steadiest of hands..) or burning your fingers on the little removable bag. Larry is also scented with lavender to give that extra cosy feel! Anddd, if your not a Lama sorta gal - don't you worry. There's also Uma the Unicorn, Peter the Pug and Sammy the Sloth - what a family! 

Oliver Bonas £16.50 £12.38

Tis' the season to get.. hungover. We all know it, so why not gift the perfect gift this Christmas - a Hangover Essentials Kit. This lil baby includes an eye-mask (to hide away from the world), makeup wipes (to wipe away what's left), a toothbrush & toothpaste (for that boozy breath), ear plugs (for that banging headache), deodorant and more - you get the gist! 

Oliver Bonas £15

Big perfume bottle, small clutch. I feel ya! And that's why this is a bloody good find! Complete with a pump, this tool is the perfect travel friendly size and allows you to carry your favourite scent wherever you go - nifty huh! Yeah, not exactly the tool you were expecting eh (hehe)

Matalan £3

Everyone loves a bitta marble and, for just £3, these coasters make such a cute lil gift - You really can't go wrong here! 

River Island £12

Say something special this Christmas with a Peg Board! Whether it's a motivational message to start the day or to spread some festive cheer - this is the perfect way to do it! I actually prefer this to my lightbox, the font is way cuter and no batteries are needed. Win win. (& hint hint)

 Matalan £6 £4.50

I know, another one - but we all love a monogram pressie don't we? Isn't it sooo annoying when your initial is always in the worst colour though! Luckily, all three colours  here are cute so you can't be too disappointed .. (she says when she really wishes the S was in brown) *eye roll*. 

Typo £10 £7

If, like me, you're 'old-fashioned' and prefer to have a paper diary then this one's for you! A diary in my stocking is as certain as my little bag of chocolate coins (who gets them too?) They also have the same style in A4 for £20 £14, if you prefer something a little bigger. 

Prezzybox £11.99

Oh my god, I LOVE THIS! I'm a right movie geek and I just think this is such a cute lil idea for couples..and that right there is my problem #SingleLife. Pfft, who am I kiddin' this would be as fun, if not even more fun, with ma girls! And with classics such as Forrest Gump and Back To The Future, you're guaranteed to be in for a treat.. Right, where's the popcorn at?




Wednesday, 31 October 2018

No Tricks, Just Treats!

I've spent the last few days picking pumpkins, baking spooky treats, taking my baby niece to her first Halloween party (omg she looked so cute!) and at Fright Night Thorpe Park. So basically, I'M IN FULL HALLOWEEN SWING.. and I lavvvv it! Ngl, I swear I'm getting more obsessed as I'm getting older.. not sure that's the way it's mean to work (lol) but hey!
So, I dunno about you lot but for me Halloween is all about being home in front of a cosy fire, scary film on the TV and with plenty of snacks in reach. And, by 'scary', I mean Hocus Pocus cos it's the best film evaaa. Well this year I thought why not make some snacks that taste good AND help me hit my macros - Hello protein biscuits! So these babies are high in protein, low in sugar and are absolutely marvelous dipped in  melted dark choc or a peanut butter drizzle (recipe of this I'll pop in below!) - the choice is yours..

I must confess.. I didn't plan on decorating them with icing (hi sugar) but they really didn't have the full Halloween'y effect without it. My advice? Leave the icing and dunk into the peanut butter drizzle.. you won't be disappointed!
So together the entire mixture is:
712 calories
41g protein
17g sugar
For my Halloween biscuits this made 12 - but, as you can see, the shapes vary in size quite a bit. So I'd imagine it would make around 6 'uniform biscuits' *picturing Paul Hollywood rn and I really don't mind it one bit..

- 2 scoops of Protein (I used Free Soul Chocolate Vegan)
- 1 egg
- 1tbsp honey
- 4tbsp Peanut Butter (I use Pip & Nut)
- Pinch of sea salt
-1tbsp Coconut Oil (I use Vitacoco)
-50g Buckwheat Flour
-0.5 tsp Baking Powder

1. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C
2. Place all ingredients into a food processor and mix until they form a dough-like mixture
3. Grease a baking tray with coconut oil
4. Using your hands, take some of the mixture and roll into a small ball. Place on tray and press into a biscuit shape. (I used cookie-cutters here to create my desired Halloween-shapes)
5. Once all the mixture has been used, place tray into pre-heated oven.
6. Bake for 12-15minutes
7. Take them out and let them cool (the hardest part!)

- 1.5tbsp Peanut Butter
- 1.5tbsp Coconut Oil
-1tbsp Honey

1. Melt the coconut oil in a heated pan
2. Stir in the peanut butter and honey until a smooth drizzle is formed
Please let me know if you do give these a go..I always love seeing you guys trying my recipes :)



Friday, 14 September 2018

Freakin' Delish!

Hello you lovely lot! 
Your gal is back and this time with Grenade Freakshakes - yasss! Well, you know me, so these are a slightly healthier(..ish) take on these incred desserts. High in protein and low in sugar, these babies are the perfect sweet-treat to curb them sugar cravings! 

I decided to create a Choc Peanut flavour, based on my all-time fave Peanut Butter Grenade protein bar and a Mint flavour freakshake - with Grenade's Mint & Dark choc bar being another winner. I did a lil 'Choc Peanut V Mint' poll on my Insta story and the Choc Peanut came out on top - so without further ado...
.The Choc Peanut Freakshake - 

You will need:
- Grenade Peanut Butter protein bar
- Grenade chocolate protein spread *Jar-decor only* (ps- this is delishhh.. so get a spoon!)
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 2 Scoops Form Choc Peanut protein powder (or choc protein of your choice)
- 100g frozen cauliflower
- 1tsp peanut butter (I used Pip 'n' Nut)
- 200ml milk of your choice (I used semi-skimmed, due to its high protein properties)
- Chopped hazelnuts *Jar-decor only*
- Toppings of choice (I used strawberries & raspberries)

Step 1: Jar prep! Ok, not only does this make your freakshake look all the more dreamy, but it actually makes it taste better too - and gives you a lil choc mustache (hehe!) It's as easy as, spread the Grenade protein spread around the rim of the jar..
Step 2: Get sprinkling ya hazelnuts
Step 3: Place in the fridge for an hour to set - & voila!
Step 4: Time to make your actual Freakshake and it's basically the simplest method evaaa.. Place 1/2 the peanut butter protein bar in a blender with the ingredients listed above (excluding the protein spread and hazelnuts)
Step 5: We blend!
Step 6: Pour into your jar 
Step 7: Get creative with your toppings! I used a kebab skewer to stick out the rest of my protein bar *health & safety warning* - I stuck the stick straight through my hand  - lol. Only me! So.. be careful/less clumsy than moi! Also, in case you're wondering..I leave 1/2 of the protein bar out of the mix because, well, you know that feeling when you've finished your dessert and wish you could eat it all over again? (Just me, lol) Well.. this way, you finish your freakshake and (woo) you got half ya bar left to nibble on!

To the 27% of you that voted Mint.. here we go:

Mint Freakshake-
You will need:
- Grenade Mint Choc protein bar
- Grenade white choc protein spread *Jar-decor only*
- 1/2 avo
- 1/2 frozen banana
- handful of spinach
- 2 Scoops vanilla protein (I used Form Nutrition)
- 200ml milk of your choice (again, I used semi-skimmed)
-100g Greek Yogurt (I used Fage)
- 1/2 tsp Mint flavouring
- Sprinkles *Jar-decor only*
- Toppings of your choice

Step 1: As before (please read steps 1-3 from the Choc Peanut recipe) I did a lil jar-prep. This time I used Grenade's white choc spread (equally as delish as the milk chocolate.. don't ask me to pick a winner!) and sprinkles!
Step 2: Place 1/2 of the Mint choc bar in a blender with the ingredients listed above (excluding the protein spread and sprinkles) 
*Tip: Go easy on the mint flavouring, okkk! You can always add a lil extra if you really wanna go for that minty taste but you can't take it out once it's in ;) *
Step 3: Add your toppings! This time around I did a lil protein/marshmallow kebab combo and it was goodddd.

So there we have it :) 
Please lemme know if you do create one (or both) - I'd love to see your photos! And, even if you're not one for a Freakshake (lol, why are you even on this page?) deffo try the Grenade protein bars. They are THE perfect substitute for a chocolate bar or even just a delish, easy way to get in some extra protein when you're on the go! 

& for you babes that would like the macros - I got you..
*please note this includes the protein bar but not the toppings*
Choc Peanut: 609 CALORIES, 63G PROTEIN, 10G SUGAR, 51G CARBS, 21G FAT
Bon Appetit!

Blogger Template Created by pipdig