Top Tips / De-Stress

Top Tips / De-Stress

Christmas round the corner, a stressful time for many & our 8 week Fitmass plan in full swing where we are putting ourselves first I want to share with you guys my top tips on how to de-stress. From the simple to the costly… these could help you this winter:

Costing Nout:

/ Take 10 with Headspace
My favorite app to de-stress and get into my own mind. Headspace offer a 10 day free trial which teaches you the basics so i’d argue once you know the basics then you can meditate and be more mindful by yourself maybe – if you love it and purchase it pretend this app was under ‘on the cheap’ section.

/ Take 10 deep breaths
If an app doesn’t do it for you and you need something quicker. Take 10 deep breaths counting as you go, breathing in through your nose starting at your tummy and workout up. Breathe out slowly through  your mouth.. repeat and feel your shoulders relax more into your body.

/ Go for a walk
This isn’t done enough and is often swapped for a run but walking is said to help put the brain in a meditative state and helps boosts endorphins

On The Cheap:

/ Add Epsom Salts to your bath

Epsom Salts draw out impurities  and help relax the muscles.. mix that with a relaxing bath and you’re in stress free heaven. – Click here for the epsom salts that I use.

/ Adult Colouring book

A way of taking us back to our childhood but also to help switch the brain off – My favorite book you can buy here.

/ Practice Yoga

‘yeah but chloe you don’t even do this’.. ohhh i know and i wish i could find time to practice yoga properly. When I really get into it, im into it and come out all zen life. But you don’t need me to practice it to tell you in de stresses us… research does that for us!

Treat yo Self:

/ Spa Day

Treat yo self indeed… booking a spa day doesn’t even need the extra cost of treatments. Simply being in a relaxing environment with a swimming pool, sauna and steam could help us de stress – FYI leave your phone in the locker, the emails aren’t for the spa. 

/ Book a get away

There really is nothing like a holiday but laying around a pool in an all inclusive isn’t a must here. Just get away from your usual activity or simply book some days off work and sit around your home. Taking your mind away from it’s everyday stressful activities i’ve found is a great way to re charge

/ Get a Massage

This doesn’t have to be on a luxury spa day, you could do with a delightfully painful sports massage to get the tension out your muscles which in return could help relax and de stress.

Do you guys have any other ways of de-stressing? Comment below!
Love Chlo xxx

Top Tips / Alcohol at Xmas

/ Eat First 
Line your stomach with a balance meal which contain a good source of protein, fats & carbs… my go too? Homemade Chicken Burgers…

1x Gluten Free Roll
1x Chicken Breast Cut in Half Grilled with Spices such as Paprika, Salt & Pepper
10g Cheddar
Salad Leaves
Sauce to finish

Personally i’d always opt for something slightly leaner rather than starchy and heavy on your tummy – Think nutrients because Alcohol is going to play a few tricks on your body you don’t need to add more by eating processed food.

/ Skip The Sugary Cocktails


Not only are they mega mega high in calories & sugar, the mix of the alcohol can be a recipe for disaster in your stomach and for your hangover the next day.


/ Stay in the Clear 


 A few experimental studies have found that drinks that are darker in colours result in more severe hangovers – best bet? Vodka & Gins. Worst? Espresso Martini.


/ Stay Hydrated


Seems obvious but alcohol dehydrates us so every now and then popping a class of water to keep your hydrated will be essential for looking after your body and for the hangover the next day – bestest bet? Drink vodka & soda then a glass of water – Next Best? Drink a glass of water after every drink – Not the best but not the worst? – Drink at least a pint when you get in and keep one by your bedside – Worst? Waiting till the morning. 


/ Plan the Drunchies 


Ever get starving after a few bevvies? Tactically plan rather than trying to avoid and then cave. At home prepare some food that will satisfy your cravings after a drink – e.g homemade popcorn

– Add Honey or Sweetener
– Add Himalayan Salt (drink more as salt dehydrates)

Or peanut butter on toast.

Try to avoid the late night trip to the kebab shop, I mean you could even take a healthy energy bar/ball in your bag for the end of the night? *guilty*


/ Prepare for a Hangover


& Prepare for the worst. For me, before I head out I place my ibuprofen, a multi vitamin and a huge bottle of water right by my bed for when I roll in – oh & face wipes. I have been known for this to fail when i’ve come in after a few too many and fallen straight into bed but hey it works 80% of the time!


/ Mix with Diets


Avoid excess calories by mixing with diet drinks like diet coke or even better soda. I often mix soda with a variety of squashes – never juices because of the acid and extra sugar.



Chlo’s Suggested Go toos: 
 
My Usual / Vodka, Lime & Soda
Better / Vodka & Soda
These are fine but I hates these drinks / Gin & Slim Line, Vodka & Diet Coke.
Meh / Sprintzer of white wine – also water with this one too.
When I don’t need to be able to handle my hangover – espresso martini 
Death By Alcohol – A Sugary cocktail mix
 
What are you go toos?
 
Chlo xxxx




Supplements / What I take & Why

Supplements / What I take & Why

 

I haven’t always been a huge supplement taker as I often forget to take them but recently i’ve been on it and along with increasing my fat and calorie intake while limiting my dairy and grains… touch wood… i’m feeling fab! So I thought i’d share with you guys what i’m taking supplement wise….

Probiotics /

These are to keep my gut happy. If you’ve been with me for a while then it’s not secret that my gut is so unpredictable so to keep things happy and full of good bacteria I pop a probiotic every day – i’m currently using Biokult -buy yours here.

Digestive Enzymes / 

I take this to literally assist my digestion… every little helps!

Vitamin D / 



I’ve started taking this in the Winter as it is really thought to not only help with mood but also help support my immune system – I use this one.



Vitamin C /

Ahhhh this little delight I believe saves me when working in a gym full of germs. Being around clients who are often ill or around others that are ill this time of year taking vitamin C I believe has really helped my immune system and to fight off any nasties. – I pop a vitamin c and magnesium in a drink in the mornings

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/161618.php

Evening Primrose /

After a visit to my naturopath because i’m on the pill, evening primrose was recommended to help with PMS symptoms but also skin problems – I’ve changed a lot of things recently in my diet so I can’t say if this stuff is exactly making big changes but hey! I’m feeling bloody good, so that’s a start right?

Lactase enzymes / 

If i’m going to be put in a situation where my food choices and flexibility is limited I pop a lactase enzyme in case I have too much lactose. These babies are incredible if you have an intolerance to lactose as they assist your gut in the digestion of it! It gives me peace of mind that my gut isn’t going to go on a crazy flare up if I eat too much dairy that will irritate it! – I use these ones.

*I buy all my supplements from Holland & Barrett.

What do you guys take? Or do you take any at all?
Love Chlo xx

Guest Post / What a Plant-Based Health Coach Eat’s in a Day

Guest Post / What a Plant-Based Health Coach Eat’s in a Day

Today’s Guest post – meet Jo Hodson founder of includingcake.com:

As a health coach I would love to tell you I eat a perfect diet every single day, but that’s not always the case and I’ll openly admit it – excess snacking (mainly on my homemade treats) is my biggest downfall.

I eat a 100% plant based diet and free from processed foods and sugar as far as possible. I usually work from home and so my routines are very flexible… but because the kitchen is typically only a few steps away it mean I end up munching on homemade energy balls when I am not necessary hungry but procrastination has hit!
So here’s a typical day…
I wake up anywhere between 6am-8am and drink a pint of warm lemon water. Sometimes I also add fresh turmeric and ginger too, sometimes I’ll drink a small glass of homemade kombucha on the side.
I don’t typically eat breakfast early, previously I have had good results from intermittent fasting and even though I don’t currently follow this strictly I still enjoy starting my meals late morning. 
Sometimes I work out in the morning. If so, I nearly always do this in a fasted state. 

Breakfast / 
‘At around 10:30-11am I’ll eat a big bowl of porridge made with a base of grated carrot or courgette, oats, flax and hemp seeds and a dollop of nut butter to make it extra creamy. I’ll top this with berries or another fruit. Sometimes I stir through some raw cacao, medicinal mushroom powder or acai berry powder. 
Snacks / 
Snacking is a big thing for me (and easy to overdo!) …this is partly because I am often recipe testing for my blog or other companies. This usually happens throughout the afternoon and depending on my mindset or my daily activities, this will something like a chia pudding, green smoothie, homemade energy balls, a handful of granola, snack bars or some dark chocolate (or a bit of everything, ha ha!)
Dinner / 
If not in the morning, I’ll often workout in the evening so eat dinner when I get home, usually sometime between 7:30-8:30pm.  This will be something like a falafel salad, a buddha bowl, a mixed bean chilli or lentil Bolognese with courgette noodles. I often add some homemade sauerkraut on the side. I don’t specifically avoid gluten but I don’t eat it often.

I don’t always have dessert, but if I am in a nibbly mood then maybe another one of the ‘snacking’ options from earlier in the day will be on the cards.
Hydration / 
I drink approx. 3 ltrs of water and herbal teas each day. I have never enjoyed coffee so that has never been a temptation for me. Fizzy drinks or fruit juices don’t hold much appeal either.
Supplements / 
In terms of supplements I try to get a variety of wholefood colourful fruit and veg each day, but I do take Magnesium, Vitamin D and B12, plus a vegan omega capsule. 
I don’t track my macros or daily calorie intake and simply work on the basis of how I feel. I am quite active and don’t worry about my protein intake as a vegan as long as I add some protein rich plant foods to each meal. If I felt I needed an extra boost I would add some protein powder to my smoothie, but this is rare.
Bio and social media:
Jo is the health & mindset coach behind Includingcake.com and creator of Wholeplus.com healthy treats. Her passion was born from a personal journey of nutrition being a gateway for creativity and a deeper connection with her innate sense of self and wellbeing, she now supports clients in stepping into their own best selves.

Top Tips / Go Healthy On a Budget

Top Tips / Go Healthy On a Budget

Eating healthy and getting fit can be expensive, I get that. Joining a gym for £35 a month and suddenly buying fresh meat and loads of veg can take it toll on the bank, but there are 100% ways around what can be an expensive lifestyle change… so I thought I’d share my tips:

– Buy Frozen Veg & Fruit

Head straight to the frozen section as soon as you get in the supermarket, there are so so many varities of fruit and veg that you can get that are frozen now and like legit half the price! I picked up frozen berries, kiwi, pineapple and even kale and spinach down that isle in Morrisons last week. You’ll find it lasts loads longer too!

– Buy Different Varieties of Meat

Everyone always thinks we need to eat chicken breast chicken breast chicken breast, but we actually don’t at all. Chicken breast is actually one of the expensive parts of the chicken but you guys can enjoy the thighs which are so so much cheaper, now fat isnt bad at all, but just watch how much you have in one portion as it is higher in fat and therefore higher in cals.  Alternatively get hold of some turkey, it’s so lean and so cheap!

– Drink Tap Water

Tap water is fine to drink in the UK, so saves your pennies and help the environment by ditching the plastic bottled water. If you’re worried about hidden nasties in tap water i’d recommend buying a water filter… i’ve attached a cheap one for you guys below:

– Play with Spices

People often get bored of eating similar meals and reach for the more expensive stuff like cod etc to keep their health kick interesting. However, playing around with herbs and spices are a great way of mixing up meals to stop it getting boring! Bored of chicken breast and veg? Me too, so chuck it all in a pan add some curry and chill powder and some chopped tomatoes.. and you my friends have got yourself a chicken and veg curry!

– Use Your Home & Outdoors for Your Workout

You don’t need to join a gym to be fit and healthy, at home and outdoor workouts are just as amazing for you! Try this workout I filmed on my walk the other day:

– Plan your Meals

Instead of playing each day as it comes plan your meals to get the most out of your food. You may find you can cook some meat in bulk and therefore have enough for a few days. Planning will help any unnecessary spending.

– Make your Own

Ditch the health food bars and get yourself a blender and a kitchen. Making your own snacks is such a cheap way of staying healthy… try my energy ball recipes for inspiration, they are a great pick me up!

– High End Doesn’t Always Mean the Best

When it comes to gym clothing we are always swamped by Nike and Adidas or the incredible lines from sweaty Betty and Lululemon however high street retailers are doing an incredible job at the moment… i’m loving h&m, New Look and M&S’s lines this season!

Love Chlo xxxx

Guest Post / What a Nutrition Student Eats in A Day….

Guest Post / What a Nutrition Student Eats in A Day….

Meet BitesbyBecs: 

”I am a true believer in balance – I eat as healthily as I possibly can; however like everyone else, some days are always going to be better than others. After all I am a student! If I am eating out, I always tend to go for the healthiest option on the menu; however, if I fancy a pizza that is what I will have! I am also a chocoholic with a huge sweet tooth so if someone opens a packet of chocolate or a tub of ice cream is opened it would be rude to say no!
As you can see in the example week below, I eat three main meals a day, as well as two or three snacks (again depending on if I am working out etc.). My main meals always include a protein source, a complex carbohydrate, some healthy fats and heaps of vegetables. My snacks tend to be high in protein and healthy fats to keep me full and provide me with enough energy. 
Hydration is so important so I take a water bottle everywhere I go, I try to drink 2-3 litres of water a day. I also start my day with a cup of tea, either peppermint or green tea and tend to have at least one more throughout the day.” 

MON
TUES
WED
THURS
FRI
SAT
SUN
BREAKFAST
Oats with berries, a handful of almonds and a teaspoon of flaxseed 
2 eggs scrambled, 2 corn thins and wilted spinach 
Oats mixed with protein powder, berries and almonds 
2 boiled eggs, 2 corn cakes and avocado 
Oats with berries, almonds and flaxseed
2 poached eggs on a slice of rye with avocado 
2 eggs scrambled with smoked salmon and a slice of rye
MORNING SNACK
Banana
Homemade protein ball
2 boiled eggs and spinach 
LUNCH
2 egg omelette with spinach, tomatoes and courgette
Tuna, brown rice and mixed salad leaves 
Chicken, sweet potato, feta cheese and mixed greens
Tuna, brown rice and broccoli 
Chicken breast, lentils and mixed salad leaves 
Tuna salad with sweet potato 
Chicken salad with feta cheese and quinoa
AFTERNOON SNACK
2 corn thins with banana and peanut butter 
Berries and a handful of nuts 
Homemade protein ball
Homemade smoothie – frozen banana, peanut butter, protein powder and almond milk
A ‘Kind’ nut bar 
Popcorn 
Homemade smoothie – berries, frozen banana, protein powder and almond milk
DINNER
Grilled salmon fillet with stir fried greens and brown rice
Homemade turkey burgers with roasted sweet potato and salad
Stuffed peppers with quinoa, kidney beans, mixed vegetables
Pan fried sea bass with new potatoes and mixed green vegetables
Homemade wrap pizza with pesto, chicken, peppers, tomatoes and spinach 
Homemade chicken Pad Thai 
Chicken sausages, roasted vegetables (butternut squash, sweet potato, peppers, courgette) 
DESSERT
Greek yoghurt with 2 squares of 85% dark chocolate and berries 
Greek yoghurt and berries
Greek yoghurt and berries 
Ice cream 
Dark chocolate 

You can catch qualified PT and nutrition student, Becs at @bitesbybecs / http://www.bitesbybecs.wordpress.com.

* you can buy Kind Bars featured in Bec’s diet below:

Hope you enjoyed seeing what other people eat, let me know if you did!

Love Chlo xxx 




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Top 5 Tips for Buying Organic On a Budget



  1. Organic September is coming to an end but here are some tips for you guys on how to shop organic on a budget! It’s something my family are really trying to get into for both health and environment benefits… 

    / Shop in season 

    Buying organic fruit and vegetables when it’s in season gives you the best value for money. Organic fruit and vegetables has less pesticides and chemicals and also contains more key antioxidants. Eat seasonably (http://eatseasonably.co.uk/what-to-eat-now/) does the hard work for you by listing all the fruits and veg that are best to eat right now.  

  1. / Try the basics 

    If you’re new to organic, milk is a great place to start because it gives you lots of benefits. Widely available and more value for money, organic milk has around 50% more beneficial omega 3 fatty acids, and secures a good return for British farmers.  

  1. / Stock up on organic essentials 

    Organic store cupboard essentials can be great value. Items like organic baked beans, pasta and canned tomatoes can often be found for the same price as the same non-organic items. 
      
  1. /Look for deals online 

    Bag a bargain on a variety of organic foods, as prices are slashed throughout Organic September. There are lots of discounts from big household brands this September. Find out more about offers and promotions on organic products in September soilassociation.org/organicseptember  
  1. / Try a different cut of meat  

    Eating less, but better meat is good for our health and the planet. Trying lower cost organic cuts like shoulder or belly can make a big difference to your wallet – and they have more beneficial nutrients too. Pop into your local butcher for advice on cuts, or make a weekly roast which can provide a couple of meals. Find recipes at soilassociation.org/organicseptember 
Clare McDermott from the Soil Association, the UK’s leading food and farming charity comments:  
“We want to make it easy for people to try organic this September whether at cooking home or in their local café or restaurant .  We’ve teamed up with lots of chefs to provide inspiration and show shoppers that organic doesn’t have to be expensive.  You can find it in your local supermarket as well as through box schemes and Farm shops. ”

When you shop organic look out for The Soil Association logo you can be sure what you buy has been produced to the very highest standards. It means fewer pesticides, no artificial additives or preservatives, it’s always free range, the highest standards of animal welfare and no GM ingredients. 
Visit the Soil Association website to find participating partners and to download the Get Started kit and the UK Organic Map which will highlight events and discounts across the UK. 

Do you guys shop organic?

Love Chlo xxx

6 Times My Health Kick Was Once Bad For My Health

Those blooming health kicks, from fad diets to diet pills the industry is booming with so-called health kicks. It’s scary that as a fitness and health blogger for sometime to look back at even times that I was blogging and sharing my journey that actually what I was doing to improve my health was actually hindering. Here I’ll share you 6 times my health kick was bad for my health… and I had no idea.

/ Not Eating Enough

This is one of the most common I see in clients, especially serial dieters. A lot of us don’t actually eat what our bodies need and that can be so scary. Starting a few years a go and only ending last winter I was a huge under eater, I worked out recently that in those times I was eating roughly 1000 cals a day but binged at weekend. I binged because by the weekend came I had deprived myself so much that I craved sugar and carbs and when giving myself a little bit simply couldn’t stop. My sleep was horrendous as was my mood and was there any fat loss or muscle toning? Absolutely not… just a fluffy, bloated pouch on a somewhat skinny body.

/ Over Training

Unfortunately while I was under eating also came over training. I was a huge fan of HIIT and although I still am when it comes to fitness levels and fat loss, I did this 6-7 days a week and completely exhausted myself. You see, HIIT puts your body in a stressed state and can be really harsh on the body especially if you’re doing lots of impact stuff e.g burpees and jump lunges, which I was. I was running on adrenaline, yet carried on with the mindset of the more you do the better you are. Now I train 5x a week, might fit in HIIT 1x a week but mostly get my cardio from walking.

/ Cutting Out Carbs 

Jeez Louise, this was the worst one I have to say. I lived on a more or less protein diet… eggs, chicken with a tiny salad and repeat. I may have a tiny handful of raisins before gym but other than that carbs were a no go. The unfortunate thing is it’s destroyed my gut and my gut still pays the price now. I have a really sensitive gut from all the damage I caused it from my no-carb days. I would bloat every few weeks and was constantly constipated… it got to the stage that if I managed to go to the loo, I would tell everyone because it was so rare. I know TMI I’m sorry.

Now, I have a variety of carbs in my diet from oats and rice to sweet potato and berries. I have actually found not only do I have more energy but it’s given me a lot more shape to my waist and my muscles. I still monitor my carbs as my body strives off fats and protein but I would never ever cut them out again. I always ensure I have high fibre foods like chia seeds too… you can find the recipe for my chia seed pudding on my youtube!

/ Taking Laxatives

A bad 15 year old that listened to whatever the internet told her. This I remember was a bad time. I spent my time looking at myself in the mirror grabbing my unwanted fat, I would cry in the bath and be unhappy in myself … but was also completely uneducated. I had no idea why I was fat (I wasn’t actually that fat), why I had fat, how I had fat and wtf I could do about it. I heard that laxatives helped lose weight, so I popped to boots and brought shop brought constipation relief tablets… I think I got up to taking 6 a day at one point. It was so uncomfortable, embarrassing and surprisingly didn’t work… FYI, this much have also played a part in my sensitive gut.

/ Obsessing Over Calories or Fitbit 

Probably a most recent one. I started tracking my food to ensure I ate enough and I brought a Fitbit. I love love love both. I love knowing what’s in my food and ensuring I have enough calories and macros through out the day. From my under eating days it’s still very natural for me to under eat unintentionally, not a chance would I eat the amount I do unless I saw I had too! However, the flip side is that it can become obsessive, I went through a tough time of having to eat below my calories.. weird I know and also had to hit over my goal on my Fitbit. Both things can be amazing if you’re in control of it, if you feel like you’re obsessing then I recommend coming off them for a few days. I only track mon-fri when I’m working and need the calories now and then weekends I sign out of My Fitness and chill… I want to fuel my body not obsess over it.

/ Following People On Social Media 

A funny one as you’d think it won’t directly damage health but I found myself following people who made me question my own body, what I did, how I looked and what I did. I found myself copying people that A) had completely different bodies to me B) completely different lives C) completely different goals… Social media can often make you question yourself. So question yourself before social media does… question everyone you follow, how does each time they upload a picture make you feel? If it’s negative… give them an unfollow.

I wrote these not only because I’ve learnt a lot from all 6 and wanted to share them with you but I want to try to prevent these situations happening to you too. 
Love as always 
Chlo xxxxx



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4 Changes Im Making To My Health

It’s September and for some, including me, that means it’s time for new goals, new focus and time for reflection. It’s different for me this year, it’s quite scary actually, that this is the first ever year since I started school in reception that I haven’t gone back into education in the September. Im a big girl now but also a creature of habit so I love to start new things in September and I thought I would share them with you guys…

/ Stopping Tracking

Since January I’ve been tracking my calories and macros as a way of helping me understand the calories in food, the nutrients in food and also how much food I actually need for my body. I’ve now decided to stop tracking and living my life by a number and take the plunge to eat intuitively instead. Im actually really nervous about this one as it’s a big step but now it’s time to learn to listen to my body rather than let a number dictate it.

*Watch this video for how to get leaner* 

/ Gut First

Ahh this blooming gut of mine. It’s a nightmare but this winter I will be putting my gut first, filling my body with healthy nutrients, fibre and all things gut friendly. By gut friendly I mean going back to my food intolerance test and living by that, that means no dairy, peanuts, sunflower seeds, limited gluten, no yeast and no red grapes or carbonated drinks. I don’t mean none of these forever, but I am going to try have none for at least 2 weeks and then keep them at minimum because lets face it… who can give up Oppo ice-cream forever? Not me.

*Watch this video for bloating tips*

/ Practising Mindfulness

My body has been at the centre of my goals, whether its strength, feeling comfortable or getting abs. However, this winter my mindset is going to be another one of my focuses. I have achieved some great things this summer but I want to be able to achieve even more this winter and next year but I believe to achieve more we have to be in the right mindset… Que more visits to the shaman & more headspace.

*Watch this video for more* 

/ Training for Enjoyment not Body Composition

Like said above, my training I’ve always loved but it has primarily been for my body not my mind. Im going to ensure I train to my full enjoyment rather than what I need to do more of what I feel like doing! If I want to run.. I’m going to run, Yano.

I feel like you guys can see a very clear trend that I’m moving away from having the ideal body and more of having the ideal soul and life. I want to live a strong heathy life that is flexible and striving to be the happiest and healthiest I’ve been not the leanest and fittest. 
Here’s to the winter… what are you doing this winter?
Chlo xxxxx

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My 6 Go to Snacks

I always always get asked what my clients can snack on or what is it that I snack on so what better place than to put them all in once place… on here!


/ Yoghurt Bowls With Toppings

I blooming love yoghurt bowls and I love even more playing around with topping. I shop loads in Holland & Barrett for a variety of topping. This bowl is total fage 0% with Diablo chocolate spread as well as Eat Natural Breakfast Granola.


 / Smoothie

Yummmm to protein smoothies! If you don’t know I’ve given up whey protein due to gut issues but I now use MissFits Nutrition vegan blends and love making protein smoothies. This one has chocolate flavour, peanut butter, almond milk and ice… topped with a sprinkle of chopped hazelnuts. 

 



/ Eggs 

Ok, so it’s no secret that I’m a massive egg head. Sorry to all the chickens but they are so bloody good. I normally go through phases with eggs, I had a long stint of scrambled eggs mixed with mushrooms and onion like the one above… if I was feeling wild I’d add bacon. However, at the moment I’m loving boiled eggs with ham and also poached eggs. Boiled eggs for on the go, kept in a Tupperware. WARNING: when Tupperware opened you’ll stink the surrounding environment out with the stench of egg… but hey, at least it tastes marvellous.


/ Energy Balls

Ohhh man, I just love making energy balls. So quick and easy to not only make but also to eat.. View my recipes here: 

Coconut & lemon (pictured)
Carrot Cake
Cookie dough (coming soon)


If you’re not one to make yourself… I’d recommend the Deliciously Ella balls….


image from @bounce_uk Instagram

/ Health Bars


& for even quicker snacks on the go, similar to the Deliciously Ella ones I love love love the following…..

(click to buy)


Bounce Ball / Eat Natural Bars / Perkier / Grenade bars (for those that can have whey) / Pulsin bars.


/ Nut Butter 

And lastly it’s the nut butter. Full of healthy fats and good protein these really are a great snack and what’s best is that my 2 fave brands do sachets of the nut butter so is perfect for on the go! Shop below…

Pip and nut. /             Mindful bites



Hopefully you’ve found some inspiration for snacks here… but I’d love to hear yours! Comment below your fave snack!

Love as always, Chlo xxxx