Today I'll be reviewing Missfits vegan protein powder. I came across the brand at my 5k park run, they had a stand there offering tasters for runners to try. They had their protein balls and other flavours of their protein powders. Of course I tried them all! I even took their coconut protein ball in exchange to be featured on their Insta story.
Out of all their flavours I must say the salted caramel one is the best! Overall all of them are nice but this one is the real deal. I have tried to find a soya free vegan protein that was nice, not overly sweet, wasn't grainy or nasty just mixed with water. Now all the other pea based vegan protein were all of the above, which is why I was pleasantly surprised when I read the ingredient list at the stand.
The Ingredients: Pea Protein Isolate (76.7%), Natural Flavouring with Stevia, Glutamine, Flax Seed Powder, Maca Powder, Green Tea Extract, Digestive Enzyme Blend (Carrier: Maltodextrin, Alpha-Amylase, Neutral Protease, Cellulase, Lactase, Lipase), Bamboo Extract, Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin), Zinc Citrate Dihydrate
Benefits of the main ingredients:
Pea protein- Replenishes & nourishes the body
Green tea extract & B12- Boosts energy
Bamboo & Zinc-Rejuvenates hair, skin & nails
Digestive enzymes & Flax powder- Aids digestion
Glutamine- Aids recovery
Maca- Balances hormones
How I enjoy Missfit's Protein
I simply have it with almond milk (you can use any other plant milks, oat & coconut I highly recommend) and shake it although in a shaker bottle and have to along with my first meal.
5/5 can't say anything more.
You can buy misfit's on their site or through amazon...
Let me start by saying this is honestly the best thing I have used on my face! Been using this for just over 4 months and have only just stared on my second bottle! This product comes in a 50 ml glass bottle, which might seem so little but a little does go a long way! People with oily combination skin, do not fear! Oils are not the enemy, but our friends. I found this to be true back in 2016 when I started using organic cold pressed coconut oil on my face. I later graduated to organic rose hip oil by The Ordinary which I highly recommend.
The oil has a fresh subtle fragrant of floral. Please note that this oil isn't 100% vitamin e, but consists of an oil complex which include rose hip, jojoba, sunflower and a few others. All these oils have different benefits and are amazing for the skin.
With this oil, I have been able to gradually lighting up my acne scares. My skin feels moisturised and supple
Can be purchased from Holland and Barrett, in-store and online.
Until next time...
Stay blessed, stay safe xxx
If you know me in person you'll know that I can eat oats for breakfast, lunch and dinner (not the healthiest I know). Apart from the taste of oats, the nutritional points are reasons why you should love and eat more of this amazing wholegrain.
On days I don't eat fruit for breakfast I have oats. I enjoy overnight oat during the summer and i love topping it with blueberries, cinnamon, nut butter and agave nectar.
Blueberries are packed with antioxidants, loaded with vitamin c, boost your memory and help you regulate body weight.
Cinnamon help control blood sugar, protect health health and helps with inflammations.
Nut butters provide you with healthy fats, proteins and helps prevent gallstones.
Agave is a great sugar alternative as it's low gleycemic.
After waiting to try The Ordinary range from DECIEM for the longest time, I decided to just purchase some products. Picked up these items from their flagship store in Old Spitalfields, London.
The whole line has a pharmaceutical/dermatological look to it. Packaging is quite simple, sleek and smart. What compelled me to try out some of the products was the ethos of the company (Cheap quality products). The names of the products can be a little confusing, but they are simply just chemical names without the fancy additions. Each bottle has a brief description of what it is used for. I would highly suggest doing your own research if you are considering buying from DECIEM. Their website is extremely detailed and will provide most of the information you might be after. Watching some reviews could help with your decision making process.
They have three sets of regimens addressing: pigmentation (discolouration), ageing and dehydration. I went with the pigmentation set with a slight twist.
What I purchased:
So far I am enjoying these products. I've only been using them for three weeks and am seeing a more clearer, brighten and smoother skin. My favourite products so far are Alpha Lipoic acid and Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%. With that been said, I do have somethings I don't like about the products. When I did apply makeup ( I rarely did) it inferred with my foundation and brow product.
Am seriously obsessed with The Ordinary I would like to try out their Coverage foundation, Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution and AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution. I will be doing an update later on any changes/improvements and a skincare routine.
*No before photos since I didn't take a makeup free selfie before I started using the line.
I always get asked how and why I became vegan. I'll start off with why.
The main reasons why I went vegan was because of health, nutritional and environmental reasons. My journey to veganism began as far back as 2010. This was when I received and watched a DVD called 'Eating' By Mike Anderson. From that time, I stopped drinking milk and opt for alternatives (I was really into oat and almond milk) . It was a little step I decided to make as I didn't have ful control over what I ate (I was 13). From that time I was aware of the environmental damage the meat and dairy industries causes, I promised myself that one day I'd become vegan. This was a promise I made to be part of a change, as I believed every drop makes an ocean.
In 2016 I watched 'Forks over knives' and I felt for the animals. At this point in my life I still wasn't drinking milk and I thought why not go vegan? As nothing was really stopping me I spent a week as a vegetarian and then dropped all animal products. I didn't want to contribute to the industry anymore.
Although I didn't really go vegan over night, I did make huge changes in a short space of time. My knowledge of herbs, nutrition and cooking really helped me to embark on this journey. Being vegan for almost a year now and I can honestly say it's one of the best decisions I have ever made!
Surprise your family and friends with this crowd-pleaser. No one will ever know this is vegan!
500 g Macaroni or similar pasta
1 Medium yellow potato, peeled and diced
1 Medium sweet potato, peeled and diced
1 Small onion, peeled and chopped
1 Medium carrot, peeled and chopped
200 g Cauliflower (optional), diced
1 Cup water (from pot of boiling veggies)
1/2 Cup soaked cashew nuts
1/2 Cup coconut cream
3 Tbsp Nutritional yeast
1 Tbsp vegetable stock/ seasoning
1 Tbsp dairy free cheese flavour sauce mix (optional)
1/2 tsp black pepper
Pinch of salt
Pinch of paprika
1. Cook pasta as instructed on the package, rain and set aside.
2. Bring a few cups of water to boil in a medium pot. When hot, add all the veggies. Cook until soft.
3. When veggies are soft, spoon them out with a slotted spoon and put them in a blender.
4. Add 1 Cup of water from the pot of veggie water into the blender.
5. Add the remaining ingredients apart from the paprika.
6. Blend until smooth and pour into a large mixing bowl or into pasta pot.
7. Mix the pasta and sauce together. Serve up and enjoy.
8. The macaroni could be transferred onto a baking dish , topped with breadcrumbs and baked until crumbs become golden.