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Thursday, 15 December 2016

Monty Bojangles Freakshakes...

Freakshakes have been one of the biggest hits of this year, and with the trend showing no signs of slowing down for 2017. Monty Bojangles are embracing this by releasing two limited edition flavours. 

The truffle experts have partnered with renowned eatery Muriel’s Kitchen and are inviting the public to try out their monstrous, mouth-watering shakes in the Soho, Richmond and South Kensington branches throughout December.

How amazing do the Freakshakes look!?

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Pecan Nut Butter Freakshake...

I am a bit of a Freakshake freak!!

Did you see this Divine and Molly Bakes Freakshake I posted on my food blog last week?

Today I have a healthier on for you : Pecan Nut Butter Freakshake.

(Gluten and Dairy Free, Vegan)

Get your freak on with this indulgent treat.

Serves: 2

Takes: 15 minutes (+ soaking time for the chia seeds)

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

2 Weeks Slim Fast Challenge Results...

 Two weeks ago I started a fun Slim-Fast Challenge, after realizing I had put on a Stone in weight since Christmas. I had not been doing much exercise, yet I was still eating the same amount of food. This challenge was just what I needed. Giving me a push in the right direction, hopefully getting healthy again.

This past Saturday I hopped out of bed, grabbed a cup of coffee and a slice of toast and made my way to ParkRun. This was my first 5km running event in months. ( I fell over whilst running and it is taking months to heal. ) Afterwards I got home, whizzing up my recovery breakfast. A yummy caramel Slim-Fast Shake. Just as I was drinking it, I remembered then shouted  "eek today is weigh in day." So a quick dash to the scales of truth!!

 I nervously reached for the scales. Have I lost weight? stayed the same? or worse still put some weight on?

First things first I looked in my book to check my starting weight 146.80 lb then I stepped on the scales..

Watching the figures changing took forever. Then it stopped, flashing my new weight. I got off the scales, did a run/dance around the house and then told everyone my new weight- 140.4 lb. I have lost 6.4lb in 2 weeks. I then finished my Shake!!!!

This is how I lost just over 6 lb in 2 weeks:
  • Following the Slim-Fast 3-2-1 challenge.
  • Joining a new gym and trying out different exercise classes.
  • Started running again, mostly about a mile and half with my longest run for months being Saturdays 5km Parkrun.

Whoop woo I am on a roll and loving it!!

With me doing more exercise than before, I have more calories available than I first thought. This was a unexpected bonus! Here is a typical days food intake.

 Toast or a Weetabix for Breakfast one day. Slim-Fast Bar the next day.

 Omelette or Slim-Fast Smoothie for lunch. Again alternating.

Days I had burned lot of calories at the gym or exercise classes, I added another meal one of the above meals in  so I was not to hungry.

A balanced evening meal. Such as Chicken Salad or Spaghetti Bolognese.

Also mixing a couple of treats, like a Slim-Fast choc bar, or a Slim-Fast bag of snacks or Fruit.

The last few weeks have been about trying to get the balance right. Thinking about adding healthier food into my diet. Replacing a meal with a milkshake or meal replacement bar and eating lower calorie treats. I have gradually tried to integrate the Slim-Fast products into my usual diet. Doing it in a controlled way, rather than making sweeping changes, I knew I wouldn't stick too.

I have been trying to be healthy throughout the week, although I have saved my special treats e.g wine, nibbles for the weekend.

Haha, nobody's perfect!?!

I still have a long way to go to get to where I want to be. The good news is I am now on the road to the right destination!!

About this post-
  • I got sent some Slim Fast products to take part in the Slim Fast Challenge. All thought are my own and I was not paid for this post...

Saturday, 9 May 2015

Slim Fast Challenge...

I was really pleased when Slim Fast picked me as one of the bloggers to take part in to take their #SlimFastChallenge.


Monday, 9 March 2015

Smoothies :Creative Mondays Blog Hop..

Happy Creative Monday everyone.

My favourite blog hop of the week as I get to see all your amazing creative ideas :) Link up, have fun blog hopping and please be kind enough to link back to the hop in your post and leave a comment if you like the blog hop.

Loving smoothies again at the minute. How about you? Which ones are you favourites?


Friday, 25 January 2013

Blueberries And Strawberries Thick Milkshake...

Created this smoothies/milkshake the other day and it tastes great...

Made it with some big juicy strawberries and lots of yummy blueberries...

Not sure what exercise I will manage to fit in today as the 2 youngest children are of for an inset day, or as my daughter calls it a "ladybird day" as she thinks its an insect day.

Hope the snow's stays away as it has been on the weather forecast 5 inch's today, best not as the children want to go swimming!!

Serves 1


Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Whole Earth Milkshakes....

I love peanut butter and here is a few of the milkshakes and smoothies I have been making lately!!

Me and my children love, love, love milkshakes!!

After reading that our favourite fast food milkshakes have 26 sugar cubes in one milkshake, we decided to try and make some healthier milkshakes.
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