We’re becoming increasingly concerned with the importance of a high-protein diet, but it can be a struggle for some to incorporate protein into their breakfast. Maybe you can’t face eggs or meat first thing in the morning, maybe you’re vegetarian, or maybe you’re just stumped for ideas.
The ‘easy’ way is to just simply add a scoop of whey protein into your oats – and that’s great! But it’s not for everyone. I struggle with protein powders – I can drink them after a workout but if I add them to anything I feel like it ruins the food I’ve added it to!
I’ve come up with my own little recipe that I’ve become obsessed with, and my boyfriend loves it also!
What You’ll Need:
- Oats (your desired amount)
- 1tblspn powdered peanut butter
- 1-2tblspn chia seeds
- Almond milk (desired amount)
- 1 egg white
- Walden Farms Caramel Syrup
- Optional – bananas, blueberries, strawberries, chopped up protein bar or any desired toppings
Okay, the thought of adding egg white into your oats might sound a bit scary if you’ve never tried it before but TRUST me you can’t taste egg and it just makes it creamy and amps up the protein!
You can purchase the powdered peanut butter (I use Dr Zak’s) and the caramel syrup from Muscle Food and you can even use code HM498301 to get some extra FREE goodies at the checkout like a loaf of high protein bread, protein pizza, chicken breasts…..
The chia seeds were picked up from Tesco for just £1 a pouch – a steal when you look at chia seeds in Holland & Barrat for instance which cost around £15 for the same product!
- Add your oats and almond milk to the saucepan on a medium heat (to your desired consistency – some like theirs thin, I like mine gloopy!)
- After 1-2 minutes when it’s all stirred in, add your powdered peanut butter and chia seeds
- Continue cooking and stirring for a further 4-5 minutes
- Add your egg white and stir well
- Continue cooking and stirring for around 3 minutes or until fully cooked
- Place in a bowl and drizzle Caramel Syrup
Voila! High protein oats without the whey protein taste! Full of goodness to keep you going for the day!
It’s so important as a model to have a gleaming smile but it can be so hard to achieve.
The lovely people over at Billion Dollar Smile were so kind as to send me over one of their teeth whitening kits with an LED light and tray and 3 syringes of solution to brighten up my teeth.
I’m really into keeping my teeth nice and always brush 2-3 times a day, use mouth wash and regularly floss. Usually I’d just use coconut oil to whiten my teeth but sometimes they need an extra little push to really get them gleaming.
The first time I used the kit, I was really pleased with how easy it was to use! All you have to do is apply half a syringe of solution into the mould, pop it in and switch it on! Simple. I use it when I get ready in the morning because I can even apply my makeup with it in.
Whitening products I’ve used in the past have hurt my gums and/or left me with sensitive teeth but the non peroxide gel hasn’t given me any irritation or pain whatsoever. I was actually really surprised when I rinsed my teeth and could see visible results after the first application!
I will confess I’ve not used it as directed – once a day for 6 days – because I’ve not always found the time or I’ve forgotten. But I’ve actually still seen impressive results – so imagine using the course all in one go!
I’ll definitely be using Billion Dollar Smile as a safe and effective go-to product when my teeth need brightening back up again.
You can pick up your own kit Here!
*This product was gifted for review purposes but all opinions are my own.
I’ve just returned last night from a wonderful break in Tenerife with my boyfriend and a crew of 10 for his dad’s 60th birthday. We were so lucky to be taken away for a bit of sunshine and had the best time sunbathing, eating, drinking wine and swimming in the sea.
I’ve come back with a great tan so now my focus is to stop ANY peeling (like i usually get!) so I’m hydrating my skin non-stop. I’m going to do another post on how I’m hydrating my skin post-holiday but I just had to let everyone know about a dupe I stumbled across accidentally.
So, I was shopping in Superdrug for a hair mask and face mask (this will be included in the next post also!) and at the till there was an offer for a Dove Shower Oil for £2 instead of £4.48. Not a huge saving but I just thought it sounded nice with Argan oil and was an extra way to add moisture into my skin, so for that price I just had to try it!
I’ve always been a fan of L’occitane Shower Oil and was hoping it would be similar but didn’t have high expectations for a £2 product compared to one that’s £15-£20. Let me tell you, I was so pleasantly surprised!
Okay so I’ll start with a minor negative – the bottle is extremely naive! Is it a shower wash? Is it to mix with shower wash? Is it a moisturiser for after the shower? I figured it’s to be used as a wash since it mentions cleansing the skin so that’s what I did. I couldn’t believe it when it started to lather up upon contact with wet skin.
I’m lay in bed now with beautiful soft skin with absolutely no oil or stickiness. You can pick some up in your local Superdrug store or online Here or treat yourself to the L’occitane version Here.
As you may know, it was my 22nd birthday the other day, and my sisters so kindly bought me the Sensationail kit, with a UV Lamp, primer, base and top coat, gel cleanser, a cute baby pink colour and all the little accessories.
I have acrylic nails so it’s ideal for me, because I can chop and change my colour between Infills, and I’m saving half the price at the salon because I can apply my own colour!
I’ve already purchased White Lily and Juicy Sangria to add to my collection. I really love it, it’s absolutely salon quality. I used my sisters when I went to Marbella and my toe polish lasted perfectly for 3 weeks with no chips – I only had to remove it because it grew out!
The best part is, today you can purchase packs of 6 colours for just £14.99 – they’re usually this much each from Boots! So if you’re a Sensationail fan or you plan on buying the kit, you need to go to Groupon and get yourself this deal!