Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Matcha Green Tea Vivid Review

Despite my best efforts, I've never enjoyed the taste of green tea. I say best efforts because I’d love to include green tea in my daily diet, purely for its health benefits and of course it’s low in calories.

However, there is one type of green tea I can drink and that’s Matcha. I’ve been making matcha from a green powder and mixing it with hot coconut milk (not the proper way, but I like it). You can also drink it cold as I discovered one day last week.

Monday, 18 July 2016

LQ Liquid Health Collagen Supplement review

It's so true when they say 'you don't appreciate what you've got till it's gone'. For me, that was bouncy springy skin. I see it in my daughters now. Jealous? Not much.

As the years go by, our skin invariably degenerates and there’s little that can be done to slow it down. Or is there? Creams can only do so much, but they can't reverse the inevitable loss of collagen which results in saggy skin.

I remember reading a few years ago about collagen supplements and didn’t really believe it could have any benefit for the skin. But after researching various brands, I decided to find out whether there is anything in what they say.

The most recent brand I have been consuming is called LQ Liquid Health marine collagen which was sent to me to try out over a 30 day period.

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Provamel Organic Cashew Nut Milk Review

Not so long ago the only nut milk available was almond milk. But now you can find all sorts of nut milks which I’m really enjoying trying out. My latest discovery is Cashew Nut milk made by Provamel who produce organic alternatives to dairy.

On their website, Provamel describe their mission as follows:

“We create delicious, naturally healthy, plant-based organic foods, for the maximum well-being of everyone and the utmost respect for our planet”.

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Mini Ambrosia Rice and Custard Pots

I love custard and rice pudding and those made by Ambrosia are especially delicious. However, I rarely buy these foods any more. Too much sugar, too high in calories etc etc.

But, they do say a little bit of what you fancy is good for you, and there is a way of indulging in these snacks without worrying about the calories.

Ambrosia’s mini pots of rice and custard are just 55g in size and contain a mere 55 calories.

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Danone Light & Free Greek Style Yogurts Review

It was while waiting at a bus stop that I first noticed these new Danone Light & Free yogurts. I don’t usually pay much attention to adverts, but the huge poster billboard was hard to miss.

With zero percent fat and zero percent added sugar, these new Danone Greek-Style fruit yogurts claim they contain over 30% fewer calories than most full fat fruit yogurts’.

Naturally, without the fat and sugar, they're not calorific, with the average pot containing around 58 calories.

So what’s actually in them and, more to the point, what do they taste like?

Friday, 17 June 2016

Bonsoy Original Soy Milk Review

Bonsoy soya milkWhen I switched from dairy milk to soy, I tried many different varieties to find one which tastes best in tea and coffee. I’ve also generally concentrated on those with the lowest calories because I do get through quite a lot in a day!

While I’m still happy with my preferred soy of choice: Alpro Light, I still love trying out other brands, especially when they come highly recommended. Such was the case with Bonsoy. In my opinon, Bonsoy is the ultimate taste experience in soy milk. It’s almost perfection, but not quite.

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Organic Bone Broth by Daylesford Farm Review

Daylesford Organic Chicken Bone BrothIn the world of good nutrition, all the talk these days is about bone broth. It’s touted by popular food writers Hemsley and Hemsley and it’s regularly recommended by nutritionists for its immunity and digestive benefits. And best thing of all, it’s easy to make yourself and it’s low in calories.

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Boots Shapers Popcorn Snacks Review

With popcorn proving to be a popular snack for those looking to grab something quick to eat but not full of calories, there are plenty of brands to choose from.

Recently spotted in a Boots store are these new packets of Shapers Popcorn. I spotted three varieties: Coconut & Pineapple flavour popcorn (89 calories), Cheddar & Caramelised Onion Popcorn (82 calories) and Sweet & Salty (89 calories).

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

The Primal Pantry Paleo Bars Review

I first came across The Primal Pantry Raw Paleo snack bars at a health food show in London. Little chunks of them were on offer to taste, and I kept going back for more. They’re truly delicious.

If you love nuts and dates, you’re bound to like The Primal Pantry Paleo bars. There are five varieties available (at the time of writing) and you don’t have to be a Paleo follower to enjoy these little beauties.

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Marks and Spencer Eat Well Snacks Review

While browsing around Marks and Spencer recently, I thought it about time I took a look to see what sort of ‘healthier’ type packet snacks they have these days. It turned out there were quite a few.

Under the M&S ‘Eat Well’ logo, there is a new selection of alternative crisp snacks, most with less than 100 calories per packet. I purchased a few for review purposes and made a note of the others on display.


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