Saturday, 29 August 2015

August Health Favourites

I've been trying to be more concious about staying healthy this month as i'll be going travelling in Canada and America at the start of September where I think it might be harder to keep on track. I do plan on being healthy whilst i'm away but I can't resist having a stack of pancakes at least once. 
August Health Favourites
DRINKS:
I've been making a lot of drinks this month with us having the odd few warmer days. One of the best creations I made was an amazing chocolate milkshake (I even blogged the recipe!) which was lovely. I've also been making iced coffees in my blender as well, which are easy to do and really good. I picked up a new tea as well; the Twinings Fudge Melts Green Tea. If you like sweet teas this is really good and you can't taste the green tea that much which for me is good as I struggle drinking green tea. 
BREAKFAST:
I've been loving this chocolate, coconut oatmeal topped with berries for breakfast when i've been craving something sweet. I add chia seeds and flax seed for an added goodness boost as well as using cocao powder and coconut sugar. It tastes amazing and is secretly full of good things. 
August Health Favourites
SOMETHING SWEET:
I discovered a new dark chocolate by Lindt on a recent shopping trip. The Dark with Crunchy Cocoa Nibs is as good as it sounds and i've been having a square in the evening when I have a chocolate craving. I also found this amazing ice-cream on Ocado. The Oppo Mint Choc Swirl with Spirulina tastes just like regular mint chocolate chip ice-cream but a lot better for you. I may have also ordered the salted caramel flavour.. We've had some cold evenings; even though it's meant to be Summer, so i've been craving hot chocolates again. I made this one with cocao powder, coconut sugar, a splash of vanilla and almond milk. It was super creamy and really hit the spot. Topped with a few marshmallows; i'm all about balance, it was a dream.  
CHOCOLATE BANANA BREAD:
I've been struggling to find the time to bake as much as I would like. With the Bake Off starting again I was itching to bake something. We had some overripe bananas so obviously banana bread was the answer. I found this recipe on chocolate covered katie (who I love) and it's so good. I've been trying to not eat the whole thing in one sitting. 

So those are this months health favourites. I'm taking some healthy snacks with me when I go travelling to help keep me on track, but i'll definitely be back to eat spinach all the time when I get back. What healthy things have you been loving this month? 

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