You will never catch me without a bottle of water or flask of green tea tucked into my handbag. I’m a firm believer in staying hydrated for a number of benefits from keeping your skin bright and healthy, keeping water retention at bay, and generally just for good health.
You can imagine my excitement at receiving a MyTeaBott in the post yesterday. It’s a thermos glass bottle with a bamboo lid that keeps drinks hot or cold for hours…. Basically it’s perfect for any type day, whether I’m out for a day of castings, on long train journeys for a shoot, at the gym or just out for a day with friends.
It comes with a removable infuser so you can add loose tea leaves and a filter so you can add fruit to create your own health drinks. It’s so versatile, I’ll be using it all year round.
On my mind at the moment is detox waters. Although it’s still cold out; it’s starting to get so much brighter and sunnier and it’s getting me in the mood for summer. Mixing fruits and herbs into your daily water can have so many benefits for the body including:
- Flushing the body of toxins and excess waste
- Increasing energy
- Aids weight loss
- Strengthens immune system
- Improves skin and hair
- Helps remove belly fat
- Improved sense of well-being
A few ingredients I will be using for my detox waters:
- Frozen mixed berries
- Lemons and limes
- Mint leaves
- Fresh rosemary
- NudeyTea Day Time blend
A little tip – after you’ve used your herbal/green tea bag in the morning, add it to your detox water for a delicate taste and some extra goodness.
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How is everyone getting on in their New Year fitness goals?
I find that when I let myself relax on the fitness and clean-eating over Christmas etc, I really struggle for the first few days of trying to get back into it. That’s why I was so thankful to receive a lovely package from my friends at Nudey Tea.
They’ve started a new range of supps to promote good health as well as fitness and aesthetic goals. I received their new multivitamins and protein shakes and a handy little protein shaker bottle.
Nudey Shake in Skinny Coconut.
Women often worry about protein shakes making them bulky or fat – that’s REALLY not the case and if you’re trying to build lean muscle, a protein shake after a workout is a great addition to your diet. You absolutely can’t get fat from protein – your body uses what it needs and simply gets rid of what it doesn’t. Don’t think of it as 150 extra calories because 150cals of chocolate in comparison will have a majorly different effect on your body. It’s all about nutrition.
Nudey Shakes contain a massive 31g of protein per serving and only 1g of fat and 3.9g carbs. This makes it super lean. Not to mention, it also contains CLA and green tea which are great fat burners.
Nudey recommend one scoop after a workout or as a snack, or alternatively 2 scoops as a meal replacement. I don’t personally recommend skipping meals in favour of shakes so prefer to take mine after a workout. However, if your trainer or doctor recommend this to you, then go for it!
Post workout shake.
The shakes come in two amazing flavours – Coconut and strawberry (with more flavours coming soon!) and they both taste amazing. I’ve mentioned their detox tea’s many times – they work perfectly together for a massive kickstart on your new bod.
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I’ve recently celebrated my 21st birthday and one of the most useful gifts I received (from my sisters) is a NutriBullet! I’ve been dying for one of these for ages and I’ve actually used it every single day since I’ve had it! I’m preparing hard for Miss Scuba UK now so a smoothie makes a great breakfast to help get my body in the best shape, and also the vitamin rich ingredients can encourage glowing skin and healthy hair and nails.
I like to start my day with a good wholesome breakfast to keep me going through busy days so this smoothie recipe is perfect for keeping me full and giving me energy, whilst tasting amazing!
- 1 whole medium banana
- 1 generous handful of frozen berries
- 1 sachet of porridge oats (27g)
- Unsweetened almond milk
I just threw the ingredients into the cup and blended well for about 30-40 seconds. The amount of almond milk you use is dependent on the consistency you like. I like mine thick so I didn’t go all the way up to the Max Line.
I have put together a rough guideline for the nutritional values:
- Calories – 250
- Protein – 5.1g
- Total fat – 4.7g
- Saturated fat – 0.6g
- Carbohydrates – 43g
- Fibre – 6g
I simply had to share this with everyone. I came across an amazing deal on the website Muscle Food !!
The ‘try us selection’ is exceptional value for money. It contains a huge range of meats from chicken breasts to steaks, bacon to chicken sausages! As well as these meats and more, such as burgers, drumsticks and turkey, you receive sweet potatoes, kale, peppers, protein bars/crisps…. You won’t believe the price…. £19!!!!
It sounds to good to be true, but this is a website with fantastic reviews and has been recommended to me by friends that use it for their clean-eating needs. You have to have a minimum spend of £25 + the £4 or £5 postage so it does work out at around £30 but in addition to the Try Us Selection I ordered peanut butter, BBQ soy beans, peanut puffs and a protein flapjack! There’s a huge range of goodies that can be ordered on here.
If this isn’t all good enough value for money – you can also use the code HM93809 at the checkout to get an
extra four chicken breasts or two steaks!
I am SO excited for my order to arrive tomorrow! I hope this was of interest to some of you – I must add that the order must be made by Sunday 11/01/15 to qualify for the £19 deal, however the code will work for any orders! Happy shopping x