I finally managed to make a trip to one of my favourite shops yesterday, which is whole foods
The better one in London is at Kensington High Street but I had to make do with the one near Piccadilly station as I rushed there on my lunch hour.
I wanted to stock up on a few favourites that are hard to get in Holland and Barrett as they never seem to sell the Nakd bars in banana bread or ginger bread? No idea why they are the best ones! I picked up another 9 bar but I have ordered their sample pack after seeing it on Keepingslimandgettingstylish as I love trying different things.
I wanted to get a new Omega 3 supplement so I have got the Higher Nature Lemon Fish Oil, it is still a bit gross but it tastes much better than the eye-q chews so that’s something. I have to have an Omega 3 supplement as I tell the difference in my moods as soon as I stop so I am happy I have a new one now.
Trying my new cocoa nibs! Mmm I love porridge
I tried out the chocolate dreams with some soy milk, melted it in the microwave and used it as a topping for my mini protein cakes which was a bloody good idea if I do say so myself.
Protein cake recipe
(makes 5 mini cakes using a silicone muffin tray enough for 1 man 1 woman)
3 egg whites (I buy twochicks) its so hard to find though! I wish it was sold everywhere
1 small banana
2 scoops of chocolate protein powder (or any brand or flavour)
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
Sometimes a tiny splash of milk is needed, I use Soy Light
Whizz in a blender, pour into moulds and blast in microwave for 1-2 minutes, check it after 1 minute and see how the texture is, I like mine a bit squidgy and topped with a few cocoa nibs.
Of course I had to get a couple of beauty products.
First up is Dr Bronner liquid magic soap. I was intrigued as the packaging is covered in writing and I grabbed the unscented version as my skin is sensitive and I didn’t know how strong the other versions would be.
This hemp soap only has a few ingredients and they are made with organic oils and are certified fair trade. You can find out more on the official Dr Bronner website. I was really surprised to find this lathers up really well, natural products don’t usually do that so it was great and made it a lovely shampoo and body wash to use. It leaves your skin and hair so totally squeaky clean, remember to only use a tiny bit on your hair otherwise it will go a bit knotty.
I have had NO allergic reactions so far so that’s brilliant for me, I am much more into using natural products these days I do worry more about chemicals as I get older. The Dr Bronner soap comes in lots of scents and the ones that caught my eye are Almond, Tea Tree and obviously the unscented one. Personally I would rather have something unscented as I know it won’t irritate me, but the almond one was lovely and I might pick that up too next time.