Tips to stick to your New Years Resolutions

So technically we should be at the end of week one of trying to achieve our New Year’s Resolutions!

I know a lot of people choose not to make any resolutions because they believe that you should be following your dreams and trying to be a better version of yourself all year round, however I would like to support the people who have made decisions to try and change for the better!

5 TOP TIPS

Pick no more than 10 resolutions.

Write them down on a piece of paper and leave it somewhere you will see it regularly so you are always reminded of the things you are trying to achieve. This year I have only chosen 5 resolutions because I think it’s much easier to stay focused on a small amount of goals rather than trying to change everything in one go! Remember choose REALISTIC goals too! Do not set yourself up to fail!

Tell as many people as you can about your resolutions.

Whether you are trying to lose weight or quit smoking the more people you tell the more accountable you will be for your actions. These people can also act as a support network for you, they are more likely to help you if they know you are serious about wanting to change.

 Think about methods to reach your goals.

Don’t just write your goals down, think about the ways you will achieve them. For example if you want to lose weight, your aim could be to join a gym and try to go three times a week. If your goal is to spend more time with family and friends then your aim could be to always plan a date a week in advance so you will have time to see them.

 Make short term goals.

Although your long term goal might be to run a marathon, if you have never stepped foot in a gym before this is a very big goal, of course it is 100% achievable but to stay on track it is a good idea to make mini goals too. So you could start off by giving yourself a goal of being able to run 5k first. Once this is achieved you know you are on the way to achieving your long term goal and you will feel happy you have accomplished something towards your goal 🙂 Make sure you track your progress too so you are reminded how far you have come. Your goals can be adjusted frequently and you should always remember why you started in the first place.

Stay positive.

Every body will slip up at some point but it is getting back to it that matters. Don’t be one of these people who watch their dreams slip past them. Just because you mess up it doesn’t mean you can’t start again, you don’t need to wait till next year or next month, you can start again straight away! You only fail when you give up 🙂

Now let’s look at some of the most common resolutions and some ideas of how to stick to them…

DRINK MORE WATER

Upon wakening make sure the first thing you do is drink a large glass of water. This will set you up for the day and will also boost your metabolism.

Create a water bottle with times on so you know how much you have drank or invest in a big 2.2 litre bottle to remind you to keep drinking!

Raw Sport sell a great one

There is a sale on now https://rawsport.grsm.io/CharlotteSims 🙂 when the sale is over you can use code #foxy20 for discount

 EAT HEALTHY

The best way to eat healthy is to limit the amount of processed food you eat and to eat more natural home cooked food such as fruit, vegetables, beans, lentils, tofu and nuts.

Stay away from fad diets. Yes they make work short term but companies like Herbalife/Juice plus make their money on the fact you will lose weight then yoyo diet, put the weight back on and then go back to them for another quick fix. Wouldn’t you rather lose the weight slowly and be able to keep it off for good? The internet is a great place for finding healthy and varied meal ideas!

I post lots of meal ideas on my blog such as Tempeh and vegan pannacotta

https://foxyhotgirl.wordpress.com/category/recipes/

 EXERCISE

I know a lot of people are intimidated to join a gym and I wish I could give you all the confidence you need to get in there. Just remember we all started somewhere and there are plenty of people who work in the gym that can help you if you don’t know where to begin. Just remember everyone goes to the gym for the same reason, to better themselves and to find a healthier fitter version of themselves!

If going to the gym is too daunting for you, why not start with home workouts. You can find great workouts on YouTube nowadays!

Choose an exercise you will enjoy, whether it be swimming or even a team sport it is a great way to meet new people.

I have a great 28 day starter programme for sale here:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vegan-Fitness-and-Diet-plan-28-day-plan-for-beginners/253994227068?hash=item3b233c557c:g:Y4gAAOSw9m5b9qnY:rk:1:pf:0

BE HAPPIER

I’m sure I saw this idea from @NicolaJaneHobbs blog and I completely loved it….. Make a gratuity jar. Find a clear empty jar and every time you think of a reason to be happy, write it down on a piece of paper and pop it into the jar. Whenever you are feeling sad you can look at the jar and remember all the reasons you have to feel happy 🙂

 HAVE MORE TIME

Track your time – how much time do you really spend on Facebook or in front of the TV?

Only open social media sites once you have done your tasks for the morning and then only open it once after if you need to reply.

Write to do lists and prioritise your time. Do not waste time on things that do not need to be done!

VEGANUARY

I hope that some of you reading this are trying Veganuary for the first time! This was me 4 years ago and I have never looked back! I hope you will fall in love with living a plant based diet as much as I did and start to feel the health benefits! If you need any help then Black Country Vegans ius a great facebook group to join but you can always message me any questions you may have, I would be happy to help! Remember you are in a transition phase, do not beat yourself up if you make mistakes, you are only human!

* I am a sponsored athlete with Raw Sport and I used their products throughout my competition prep and I continue to use them now. I recommend the products because I love them but just to let you know of you are kind enough to use my links, I do earn commision. Thankyou

How to keep your sparkle over Christmas

How to keep your sparkle over Christmas

 

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” For a lot of us, we look forward to Christmas all year but for others it can exacerbate feelings of stress, anxiety and loneliness.

Please reach out to friends and neighbours over the holiday period and check that they are feeling ok. Here are my top tips for keeping your sparkle over Christmas:

1. SMILE

When you smile you send signals to your brain and it helps you to relax! Smiling releases endorphins and it can change your whole mood for the day. Put on your fave comedy, invite some friends over and have a giggle.

2. Get baking some yummy vegan goodies

There is nothing better than having a house that smells of Christmas. My favourites are mulled wine and gingerbread men!

Gingerbread Men

https://foxyhotgirl.wordpress.com/2018/12/23/vegan-gingerbread-men/

Mulled Wine

https://veganheaven.org/recipe/german-mulled-wine/

3. Don’t overspend

Do not get stressed about spending money you do not have. The best gifts are often thoughtful and even homemade. You could invite your friends round for a nice home cooked dinner in the New Year or arrange to do something fun; this will help to spread the cost! Your time and company is always worth more than a gift!

4. Take the load off

Do not feel pressured to attend every social event; this can make you feel stressed! If you are in charge of cooking Christmas dinner, delegate some tasks to other people and do not take it all on yourself.

5. Make goals for the New Year

There is no better time to reflect on the year and consider what you may like to achieve in the New Year!

6. Do what you love and have some me time

There are no rules at Christmas! Plan your day to do what you love: whether that’s playing party games, enjoying your fave drink, a long wintery walk, online shopping in the sales or even getting in a sneaky workout! Christmas is all about having fun!

7. Get into the season

Do not wait for the season to get into you! Once you put your Christmas music on and cover your house with decorations, it is impossible to not get into the Christmas spirit.

8. Reach out to friends

If you are feeling lonely at this time, try not to dwell on it! Reach out to your friends and family, invite them round and try to spend time with people as much as you can.

If you need someone to speak to, you can always call the Samaritans on 0800 116123

9. Consider Volunteering

One of my favourite Christmases was spent volunteering at a homeless shelter! It was so rewarding to give back to my local community. You can find more information crisis.org.uk

10. Be grateful

Write a list of all the things you are grateful for this year; think of all the positive things in your life ❤

11. Treat yourself

It’s Christmas, there is no better time to buy yourself the gift you have been wanting all year! The sales even start early now, many starting on Christmas Eve.

12. Enjoy the break

It won’t be long until it is all over and we are back to normality! Enjoy the break as much as you can and take time to unwind and have some me time/family time.

13. Don’t feel guilty

If you are into health and fitness, it is easy sometimes to feel guilty about having a few treats or missing a few workouts. This can all be fixed. Christmas only comes around once a year so make the best memories!

Have a great Christmas everyone 🥰

The most valuable thing in life is time

🦊 Motivation Monday 🦊

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“Life happens when you are busy making other plans”

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Goals and plans are great, once you achieve something you feel so empowered you want to take over the world!

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Then you might get addicted to goals and plans! I literally plan out my day every day! This is great it keeps me organised! But then sometimes, especially around this time of year I don’t manage to tick off my whole to do list, this leaves me feeling stressed and disappointed but then I look back and half of my “to do list” is just unnecessary!

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Doing more and having more goals won’t always make you happier, as long as you have some good goals in your life, take the pressure off yourself and live in the moment! The most valuable thing in life is time! So use it wisely!

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Every moment has infinite potential. Every new moment contains for you possibilities! When you try to stick to rigid goals and plans you don’t leave room for anything else amazing to happen 💓

Top Food in season for Christmas Time

Top Food in season for Christmas Time

Eating food that is in season provides you with the best nutrients and it is even better when they can be grown locally! Find out the benefits of these foods and some yummy recipes below!

Brussel Sprouts

You either love them or hate them but Christmas dinner isn’t the same without them! I personally love to cover mine with Marmite!

 Low in calories
 High in fibre
 Brussel sprouts are one of the best plant sources of Omega 3
 Helps fight arthritis
 Antioxidant
 High in vitamin C

*Can cause flatulence 

Sichuan Style fried greens Tempeh

https://foxyhotgirl.wordpress.com/2018/12/11/sichuan-style-fried-greens-and-tempeh/

Cranberries

 Good source of Vitamin C
 Helps with cystitis and urinary tract infections
 Protects eyesight and can help prevent cancer

*Cranberries are not advised if you take Warfarin and be warned cranberry juice normally contains high levels of sugar!

Friendly Foods in Wolverhampton have some cranberry jelly for sale. Check this out …

Naturally Sweetned Cranberry Sauce

https://cookieandkate.com/2018/naturally-sweetened-cranberry-sauce-recipe/

Parsnips

In my opinion, you cannot beat a roast parsnip!

 Very cheap
 Help produce sex hormones
 Good for muscle growth
 Beneficial for heart health

 

Raw Parsnip Rice

https://www.liveloveraw.com/raw-vegan-recipes/parsnip-rice/

Chestnuts

I have only recently tried chestnuts but OMG they are delicious!

 Source of folate, fibre and thiamine
 Low in fat compared to other nuts
 Can be used in sweet or savoury recipes
 Good source of carbohydrates
All of these chestnuts are available to buy in Friendly Foods – don’t forget to use your BCV discount card!

Chestnut Pie

https://www.vegansociety.com/resources/recipes/special-occasions/chestnut-and-mushroom-pie

Whilst we are talking about Christmas, why not try my Mincepie Chocolate Brownies

https://foxyhotgirl.wordpress.com/2018/12/15/vegan-mince-pie-brownies/

Have you decided what you will be having for Christmas dinner yet? I would love to know! Friendly Foods have some great nut roast options! For me personally, I just can’t wait for the mince pies!

Did you know that everytime you use your BCV loyalty card at Friendly Foods, they donate 5 percent of your sale to a local animal charity! How lush is that 💓

If you are stuck for Christmas dinner ideas, Friendly foods have lots.

  • loose shell on walnuts.
  • 6 types of nut roast
  • 4 types of seitan christmas roast
  • Cranberry fairy jelly with silver leaf
  • Gluten free organic Christmas pudding
  • Vegan custard, cream (squirty and whipping)
  • Vegan jelly for trifle
  • Vegan marscapone for tiramisu
  • artisan cheese board nut based cheese eg tyne cheese and mouses

 

Top tips for staying on track over Christmas

Top Tips for staying on track over Christmas

Studies show that the average Brit puts on 7lbs over the Christmas period! This isn’t surprising when the average person consumes around 5000 calories on Christmas day. This blog isn’t to tell you not to have a great time over the holiday period, it just outlines my top tips to help you to enjoy yourself without overindulging.

1. Drink plenty of water

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Christmas means we may eat different kinds of food than we are used to. Processed food contains higher levels of sodium, causing us to hold water and to feel bloated. For this reason, it is important to stay hydrated. It will also help reduce that dreaded hangover feeling!

2. Start thinking about your New Year’s Resolutions

January 1st is only a few weeks away and we will all start making our New Year’s Resolutions. Why not think about them early and get a head start? If your goals will be to get healthy and fit, there is no better time to start, and easing into it gently now will only make it easier in January!

3. Enjoy the treats without going over the top

There are always amazing food choices over Christmas. You don’t have to restrict yourself but just choose the foods that you really want to try. You can eat anything you like just not everything you like! Just because it’s Christmas, you do not need to eat the whole box of chocolates in one go.

4. Go for Wintery Walks

Grab the family and head out for a lovely winter walk. This will get your heart rate going and burn some extra calories!

5. Don’t drink your calories

It’s surprising to discover that the festive lattes in all the coffee shops at the moment pack around 500 calories per drink! Ask the barista to swap your syrup for sugar-free versions.

6. Check your gym’s opening times

A lot of gyms have revised opening times over Christmas, so be sure to check when you can fit your workouts in! It is also fun to join in with Santa dashes and Christmas Park Runs.

7. Healthy bakes

I love making healthy versions of Christmas treats. For example:

– Raw Vegan Christmas pudding balls

https://foxyhotgirl.wordpress.com/2018/12/01/vegan-raw-christmas-pudding-truffles-recipe/

Mince pie oats

– Vegan Wagon wheel

https://foxyhotgirl.wordpress.com/2018/12/08/vegan-protein-wagon-wheel-recipe/

8. Keep your protein intake high

Ensuring you are eating enough protein will mean you will feel fuller for longer and not be needing to reach for the biscuit tin.

9. Simple swaps

Be mindful of what you are eating and make swaps like vodka and slimline tonic instead of vodka and lemonade, sugar-free squash, sugar-free coffee drinks, cook your roast potatoes in frylight rather than a bucket of oil. Load your plate up high with all the veggies and limit the stuffing and yorkies!

10. Have fun

And most of all, remember to have fun! Christmas is about friends and family, not just food and drink. Spend time with loved ones and try to relax. A few nights out and nice meals will not affect your progress as long as you are mindful the rest of the time.

The benefits of Jackfruit

The benefits of Jackfruit

Jackfruit is becoming more and more popular, especially amongst the vegan community. Read my latest blog to find out what jackfruit is, where to buy and how to use it, along with finding out about the health benefits of this new trend too!

What is Jackfruit?

Jackfruit is a large, spiky green fruit originally found in South India! It’s popularity comes from the fact it has a meat- like texture and is great for making recipes that would normally call for Pulled Pork!

Ripe jackfruit is naturally sweet but with a subtle flavour and can be used in sweet dishes such as cakes and muffins or more commonly unripe jackfruit is made into a vegetable curry!

One can also eat the seeds from jackfruit and they taste similar to chestnuts or Brazil nuts.

Unfortunately although jackfruit is compared to meat, it doesn’t contain the same amount of high protein, however it is a great source of starchy carbohydrates and contains high levels of vitamin B6, so great for a post workout meal and has many other amazing benefits too.

Be sure to buy the tinned version in brine not syrup!

Health Benefits of Jackfruit

Jackfruit Recipes

Here are my two favourite jackfruit recipes, along with some others that I am eager to try!

Please do share your own creations, I would love to see!

Loaded Sweet Potato BBQ Pulled Jackfruit – serves 1

Ingredients

 1 tsp coconut oil
 1 medium sweet potato
 ½ tsp. sea salt
 ½ tsp. black pepper
 ½ a  400g tin young green jackfruit
 40ml sugar free BBQ sauce
 ½ a medium avocado
 Bunch coriander leaves

Method

1. Preheat your oven to 180°C.
2. Place the sweet potato onto a baking tray and grease with coconut oil, then season with sea salt and black pepper. Bake for 45 minutes on the middle shelf.
3. While you’re waiting for the sweet potato to cook, prepare the jackfruit. Drain the tin of young jackfruit then pour the fruit meat into a deep baking tray. Add half of the Sugar-Free BBQ Sauce and stir, then seal tightly with tin foil. Bake on the same shelf as the sweet potatofor 40 minutes.
4. While waiting prepare the toppings. Simply chop the avocado in half lengthways and spoon out the flesh, then roughly chop. Roughly chop the coriander leaves.
5. Once the sweet potato and jackfruit are cooked, remove from the oven. Mix through the remaining Sugar-Free BBQ Sauce with the jackfruit, then cut open the sweet potatoes.
6. Top with the pulled BBQ jackfruit, avocado and coriander. Plant-based perfection.

Sweet Jackfruit banana muffins

Ingredients

 1/2 tin of jackfruit
 1 mashed banana
 100g of coconut flour
 ½ scoop banana Raw sport protein powder (optional)
 ½ tsp baking powder
 Pinch of salt
 Water to make into a cake mixture consistency
 Sweetener of your choice – I use stevia

Method

1. Preheat oven to 180c
2. Mix all ingredients together
3. Bake for 30 minutes

 

Vegan Jackfruit curry

https://www.veganricha.com/2015/08/easy-jackfruit-curry.html

Vegan Pulled Pork Jackfruit

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/vegan-pulled-jackfruit

And a whole load more 

https://www.veganfoodandliving.com/16-mouth-watering-vegan-jackfruit-recipes/

Where to buy Jackfruit

In the UK, it is highly unlikely that your local supermarket will stock a whole jackfruit; you could try your local Chinese or Indian supermarket or opt for a tinned version! The tins range from around £1.99 to £3.99. 

Not only is jackfruit available in tins but lots of the supermarkets are jumping on the bandwagon and creating tasty jackfruit meals.

 

Tesco

https://www.tesco.com/groceries/en-GB/search?query=jackruit&icid=tescohp_sws-1_m-ft_in-jackruit_ab-226-b_out-jackruit

Waitrose

https://www.waitrose.com/ecom/products/biona-jackfruit-pieces-in-salted-water/457849-662508-662509

https://www.waitrose.com/ecom/products/waitrose-vegan-hoisin-jackfruit-parcels/515097-672399-672400

Ocado

https://www.ocado.com/webshop/product/Natures-Charm-Young-Green-Jackfruit-in-Water/419712011?from=search&param=jackfruit

https://www.ocado.com/webshop/product/Essential-Organic-Young-Jackfruit-Pieces-in-Salted-Water/397059011?from=search&param=jackfruit

Sainsburys

https://www.sainsburys.co.uk/shop/gb/groceries/sainsburys-bbq-pulled-jackfruit-350g

https://www.sainsburys.co.uk/shop/ProductDisplay?storeId=10151&productId=1203548&urlRequestType=Base&catalogId=10122&langId=44

https://www.sainsburys.co.uk/shop/ProductDisplay?storeId=10151&productId=1237300&urlRequestType=Base&catalogId=10152&langId=44

 Wing Yip

https://www.wingyipstore.co.uk/chef-choice-green-jackfruit-in-brine-565g.html

Top 50 Vegan Christmas Present Ideas for your fitness friends

Best Vegan Christmas Presents for Your Healthy friends

Are you stuck on what to buy your Vegan friends for Christmas? If they are into living a healthy lifestyle, the following products may give you some fantastic ideas! Ranging from stocking filler prices to the more extravagant, with over 50 ideas, there should be something here for everyone!

I have included some options where you can use the Black Country Vegans loyalty card for discount and have also added any discount codes I have with certain companies! All prices were correct at the time of typing!

Happy Shopping!

Fitness Wear

I always have the best gym session when I train in new gym gear!

PLANT LIFE TOP £11

https://plantfacedclothing.com/collections/muscle-tanks-ladies/products/plant-life-black-muscle-tee-ladies

VEGAN LEGGINGS £14.99

Super cute and affordable, a great range of vegan fitness wear!

https://veegear.co.uk/collections/vegan-leggings/products/beegear-green-leggings?variant=11706161987699


VEGAN TRAINERS – STELLA MCCARTNEY £99

If you love pink and love to keep fit, these trainers are a dream!

https://www.soletrader.co.uk/stella-mccartney-ultra-boost-trainers/smubrwpk/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI9Ib0093t3gIVy5ztCh18FwavEAQYBSABEgLPLvD_BwE

 

Gym Bag essentials

I wouldn’t be without any of these in my gym bag, especially the booty band to work on those glute gains and the notebook to log all my personal bests!

GYM BAG MI PACK £30.00

https://www.mi-pac.com/luggage/mi-pac-duffel-classic-all-black.htm

BOOTY BANDS TEKNIFIT £16.99

I have used this band throughout 2018 and it has really helped me to grow my glutes!

https://amzn.to/2DK55rY

WATER BOTTLE 2 litre BPA FREE £4.19 with code #foxy20

Great to carry around the gym and helps you meet your daily water intake with ease!

https://www.rawsport.com/?gspk=Q2hhcmxvdHRlU2ltcw==&gsxid=jdt7IBDFuJdu

https://www.revolution-foods.com/collections/raw-sport/products/raw-sport-informed-sport-bpa-free-2-2-litre-water-bottle

GYM NOTEBOOK £1.80 WITH CODE #FOXY10

Super cheap and super useful, I love this book because it helps me record my workouts and helps me to progress my lifts each time I am in the gym!

https://www.crumpetsandcoffee.com/fuelled-by-c-c-gym-diary/

Toiletries

After a hard gym session, fitness lovers deserve to relax! Here are my favourite toiletries to help me unwind!

FIT KIT MUSCLE COOLING SHOWER GEL £3.99

Perfect for helping with sore muscles!

https://www.waitrose.com/ecom/products/fit-kit-shower-gel-muscle-cooling/873106-664036-664037?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIvr_405bo3gIVz7XtCh15Tg9CEAQYAyABEgKFwvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

VEGAN DEODERANT SALT OF THE EARTH £6.49

Nobody wants to be the smelly person in the gym!

https://amzn.to/2KumkP3

Epsom salts £10.20 WITH CODE #FOXY20

Epsom salts are great to detox the body and help with muscle recovery!

https://www.rawsport.com/?gspk=Q2hhcmxvdHRlU2ltcw==&gsxid=jdt7IBDFuJdu

https://www.revolution-foods.com/products/epsom-bathing-salt-3kg

SPACE MASKS £3.50

https://www.gorgeousshop.com/spacemaks-single-mask.html?utm_source=AffiliateFuture&utm_medium=ppc&utm_campaign=Shopping&utm_source=AffiliateFuture&utm_medium=Affiliate&affc=d60516b2-f568-4978-bc12-657523ff302e

VEGAN SORE MUSCLES RUB £5.00

The vegan equivalent of deep heat! Awesome for any sore muscles!

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/605283183/vegan-deep-relief-sore-muscle-rub-vegan?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=vegan+muscle+rub&ref=sc_gallery-1-3&plkey=736c74b3ece2e90bbd94ce04611cfc90dead19bf%3A605283183&pro=1

ZOE BEE BEAUTY CREAM FROM £6.00

I personally suffer with bad skin and sweating in the gym makes it worse. I have suffered from a teenager and this cream is such a miracle worker! It’s handmade and comes in lovely glass jars, feels so luxurious on the skin!

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/589022107/samples?ref=shop_home_active_4&bes=1

Food and Supplements

Gym lovers are always spending money on new supplements. Why not fill their stockings with the latest goodies!

RAW SPORT PROTEIN POWDER From £1.50 – my personal favourites are Toffee Fudge and Banana. The sample packs would make great stocking fillers – USE CODE #FOXY20 FOR DISCOUNT

https://www.rawsport.com/?gspk=Q2hhcmxvdHRlU2ltcw==&gsxid=jdt7IBDFuJdu

The best tasting vegan protein powder on the planet! You will not be disappointed!

https://www.revolution-foods.com/collections/raw-sport-free-samples

VEGUMS FROM £9.95

Vegan multivitamins that look and taste like gummy bears!

https://vegums.com/products

GRENADE PROTEIN BAR £1.79

Finally Grenade have released a vegan protein bar! Tastes awesome 

https://www.grenade.com/uk/carb-killa-go-nuts-active

CRUMPETS AND COFFEE FROM £3.00 USE CODE #FOXY10 FOR DISCOUNT

Vegan instant flavoured coffee, perfect as a pre workout before the gym!

https://www.crumpetsandcoffee.com/other-products/c-c-premium-instant-coffee/

LENNY AND LARRYS COOKIES £2.90

The best post workout protein cookie on the planet! Snickerdoodle is my fave flavour!

https://amzn.to/2zmE4rq

SKINNY SYRUPS £3.99

Great for anyone on a weight loss journey! Zero calories and zero guilt!

https://theskinnyfoodco.com/collections/zero-calorie-syrups/products/salted-caramel-zero-calorie-sugar-free-syrup-the-skinny-food-co-425ml

MANILIFE PEANUT BUTTER £12.95 FOR 1KG

Trust me, when I say this is the best tasting peanut butter you will ever try! All fitness lovers are addicted to peanut butter, this will make their Christmas!

https://amzn.to/2PTjWau

 

 

Kitchen stuff and Groovy Gadgets

Personally I could not live without my blenders. They make protein shakes extra yummy and I love making lots of healthy desserts!

NUTRIBULLET BLENDER £39.99

Perfect for making smoothies and extra smooth protein shakes!

https://amzn.to/2TDnqfR

MAGIMIX £233.00

Great for mixing up raw nuts to make healthy desserts!

https://amzn.to/2PNKv0L

TOFU PRESS £22.94

https://amzn.to/2BoXvRF

VIBRATING FOAM ROLLER £25

I was sceptical when I bought mine but it really does help with relieving sore muscles!

https://amzn.to/2znlcbW

FITBIT £79.99

A great way to track your workouts and to challenge your friends!

https://amzn.to/2S9aMn1

 

THE FUTURE IS VEGAN LUNCHBOX £10.50

Spreading the vegan message ❤

https://www.paperchase.com/en_gb/gifts/home-and-kitchen/lunch-boxes-bottles/insulated-lunch-bags/the-future-is-vegan-lunch-bag.html

 

Books

PALEO VEGAN RECIPE BOOK £4.92

Packed with great vegan and paleo recipes! Will you go “pegan” in 2019?!

https://amzn.to/2THSRFG

FOXY’S 28 DAY BEGINNER DIET AND EXERCISE PLAN £3.99

Created by me! A 28 day guide for beginners including a diet and fitness plan for all levels

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vegan-Fitness-and-Diet-plan-28-day-plan-for-beginners/253994227068?hash=item3b233c557c:g:Y4gAAOSw9m5b9qnY:rk:1:pf:0

Sweet Treats and Alcohol

MOET AND CHANDON CHAMPAGNE £28

Because you can’t beat fizz at Christmas time!

https://amzn.to/2PQL5Lh

MARKS AND SPENCER CHOCOLATE AND COCONUT CREAM –  £6 on offer

Tastes just like Baileys!

https://www.marksandspencer.com/vegan-chocolate-and-coconut-cream-case-of-6/p/p60152433

COOKIES – THE LITTLE VEGAN COOKIE CO – FROM £8.95 – BCV DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

Remember the super soft gooey cookies you can buy from supermarkets! This is the vegan equivalent but better!

https://littlevegancookieco.bigcartel.com/

THE MAY BAKERY CAKES – BCV DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

Honestly, the best vegan cakes in the world! So much so, they hands down will be making my wedding cake!

https://www.maybakery.com/cupcakes

GOUPIE GROUPIE CHOCOLATES FROM £2.00

Ok, we all know Booja Booja are amazing but have you heard of Goupie Groupies? They are tasty, chewy chocolates made from dates! My personal favourite is the chilli flavour!

https://goupiechocolate.com/shop/minis

VEGO SPREAD £2.99

If you haven’t tried vego spread, what are you waiting for. It will definitely be appearing under my tree, To me, from me!

https://www.hollandandbarrett.com/shop/product/vego-fine-hazelnut-crunchy-chocolate-spread-60031506?skuid=031506

LEAVES OF THE WORLD TEA – FROM £5 BCV DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

Every single flavour tea that you can imagine!

https://www.leavesoftheworld.com/collections/all-tea

Choc Chick Quinoa Pops £2

Healthy maltesers!

Other Ideas

Holland and Barrett Gift Voucher

Because there is always something we need to buy!

VEGAN SPA DAY £39.95

Perfect way to relax!

https://www.bannatyne.co.uk/spa/offers/vibrant-vegan-426

VEGAN AFTERNOON TEA

Imagine how good the cheat weekend would be!

https://www.virginexperiencedays.co.uk/experience-blog/vegan-afternoon-tea

VEGAN COOKERY COURSE

https://demuths.co.uk/cookery-courses/categories/vegan

http://gayanisgoldustkitchen.com/What%20I%20Offer.html – BCV DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

TVK SUBSCRIPTION BOX

A monthly box filled with vegan treats!

https://www.thevegankind.com/

LOTUS YOGA AND MINDFULNESS CLASSES – BCV discount available

Based in West Bromwich – why not buy a loved one some yoga classes and go together in the New Year

https://www.lotusyogalaura.co.uk/classes

Vegan Personal Trajning sessions From £30

https://m.facebook.com/lsjfitness/

BCV Loyalty Card

I have tried nearly all of the above products and I love them all dearly! I am lucky enough to work with Raw Sport and earn commission on sales. I used Raw Sport products throughout my competition prep and continue to use them in off season! I recommend them because I love them ❤
Have a great Christmas everyone!