I been drinking “What a Melon” πŸ‰

We have just got back from a night away in the Shropshire Hills and on the way back we stopped off at Kidderminster for a mooch around as I have never been there!

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Was happy to find a Holland and Barrett, I could spend hours in there looking at all the goodies, always find something new and today was no exception! Was also great to catch up with my old friend Ashley!

http://www.hollandandbarrett.com/shop/product/what-a-melon-watermelon-60011874

I been drinking “What A Melon” πŸ‰πŸ‰πŸ‰

IMG_4057I had never heard of this drink before today! I am a huge fan of coconut water and this drink boasts to be even healthier for you.

Watermelon juice hydrates you but also contains the anti oxident lycopene.

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Not only that but it has lots of citruline too which is great if you work out πŸ’ͺ🏽

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Taste: It didn’t taste too different from coconut water to me. At first taste, I didn’t think it would be for me but by the end of the carton I was loving it!

I often make watermelon juice at home and this was really different, I didn’t think it tasted like watermelon at all!

Price: We were lucky to get this drink at a reduced price, and if I am honest I would be reluctant to pay Β£2.29 for 330ml in the future.

I love the product is all natural πŸ™‚ and lots of health benefits too!

To find your nearest stockist:Β http://whatamelonwater.com

Review: 3.75/5

I would buy again if I saw it at a good price and would recommend for you to try πŸ™‚

Other halfs comments: He found this drink a bit too sickly. 2/5 he wouldn’t buy again, this one wasn’t for him!

 

Vegan Treats Review and my favourite things

Last weekend I travelled down to Dorset to visit my family πŸ’œ

IMG_3927.JPGDuring the weekend we visited Bridport and found an amazing health food store called Naturalife! They stock absolutely tons of vegan food items, toiletries and vitamins and the staff are lovely!

Whilst I was there I picked up some vegan treats….

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This Organica chewy apricot dream bar was priced at 99p and reminded me of a cross between a fruity fudge bar and a fruity Mars Bar. I really enjoyed this and shared half with my partner who liked it too! I loved the apricot and dark chocolate fusion and the fact you could definitely taste the apricot but it wasn’t too overpowering! I don’t tend to buy many vegan treats but I would definitely recommend it to those of you who do! Even non vegans will love this!

One can purchase these from Veggiestuff online!

Favourite smoothie recipe

IMG_3983This has been my favourite smoothie lately although I have been loving smoothie bowls too, I feel like smoothie bowls keep me fuller for longer!

Recipe:

🦊Mint Chocolate Shake 🦊

Fresh mint 🌱🌱🌱

1 frozen banana 🍌

1/2 an avocado πŸ₯‘

3 dates

2 tsp cacao powder

almond milk

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Whilst I was visiting Dorset we took a trip to Devon to go to the donkey sanctuary! I can not recommend this place enough, it is free entry (donations welcome) and is a lovely way to spend an hour or so stroking the donkeys and watching them play together! They even sold vegan mango sorbet!Watch out for next weeks blog as @laurenlsj and I are visiting the Birmingham donkey sanctuary this weekend!

 

IMG_3964Another goodie I picked up from the health food store was The Raw Food Companys Vanoffee Mulberries! I saw these advertised on Instagram and I knew I had to track them down! At Β£1.49 a bag, I did find them slightly pricy, but o m g they taste divine, slightly crunchy but then chewy with a dusting of raw cacao! I would definitly buy these again and half the bag really doesn’t have many calories at all! You can see them above topping my smoothie bowl 😻

Reviews:

Organica chewy apricot dream bar: 4.75/5

The Raw Food Company Vanoffee Mulberries: 4.75/5

The donkey sanctuary Devon: 5/5

Naturalife Health Food Store Bridport: 5/5

Uk Vegan Camp Out

A few weekends ago myself and @laurenlsj went to the UK Vegan Camp Out for the day! Although the camping part did look fun, I am a bit too much of a Princess to sleep in a tent 😹

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It was so great to catch up with Lauren and I love that I have a close vegan friend, it means we can share recipe ideas, give each other feedback on new products we have tried and generally just put the world to rights! We also made a friendship pact, if we are not married by the time we are 40 we will marry each other and live a long healthy vegan life together 😹😹 so come on boys get the πŸ’ ready πŸ‘°πŸΌ

The concept of the Vegan Campout was amazing and I think the camping was actually the main part of it 😹 I want to say a huge thank you to Jordan for organising it! We were a bit disappointed that there wern’t many stalls selling things and unfortunatly some of the food vendors pulled out so the queues were insane.

Lauren and I purposelly didn’t eat breakfast because we wanted to stuff our faces with lots of vegan food but after waiting in the food queues for over an hour, we gave up and headed in to Nottingham!

I have followed @doughnotts_official on Instagram for such a long time and was delighted we managed to track them down! I went inside hoping they may have a vegan doughnut on offer and I was so pleasnatly surprised because they had a whole selection!!!! On this day there was a choice between Original Glazed donut, chocolate with sprinkles, peanut butter jelly and 1 more I seem to have forgotten.

I went for the PB&J and it was literally the best thing ever! If you are ever in Nottingham, you must try these donuts!

IMG_3586After this we went to Zizzis who always offer the best Vegan selection on their menu! I finally got to try the lentil ragu which I would totally rate a 5/5 😻😻😻 but unfortunatly we were too full for dessert so I still am yet to try the chocolate torte 😿

Jordan did amazing at organising a wide variety of speakers at the camp out and we did manage to catch a few of them including @humantimothy who has put the idea of possibly doing Rawgust (following a raw vegan diet for August) into Lauren and I’s heads.Β IMG_3599.JPG

We also caught the brilliant @viva talk. At first I did think what is the point of people talking abouyt veganism to a bunch of vegans. I enjoyed learning about people’s different experiences with becoming vegan and their reasons for doing so but part of me thought you are already preaching to the converted.

But a lightbulb clicked inside of me. You may have noticed I have been posting slightly more about being vegan lately. I realised that although I follow a plant based diet, I can still improve my lifestyle a lot more to help the animals, environment and my health. I will never be a hardcore animal activist, that’s not me but I can do my bit to raise awareness!

This brings me on to the documentary called What the Health, which you can find on Netflix! I managed to convince @harrykirill to watch this and since then he has seriously reduced his intake of meat and dairy πŸ™‚ Very proud! My Mum and Stepdad are also trialling a plant based diet and I really hope it will go well for them and they will stick to it πŸ™‚IMG_3799

So thank you Jordan for a great day at Vegan Camp Out and Lauren for keeping me company πŸ™‚

Reviews:

Dougnotts: 5/5

Zizzis: 5/5