Fitness

My Favourite Smoothie

Christmas 2015 I received the wonderful gift of a NutriBullet. The juicing / smoothie hype / trend was real back then and after being ill, I thought it’d be a good way of managing to squeeze some more calories, fruit and veg etc.

In general I’ve heard lots of advice and info given from trainers about how bad it is to drink your calories. Over all though, the truth is, as long your consuming at a calorie deficit, no matter their form, you’re going to lose weight.

Recently as I’ve over hauled my diet, I’ve re discovered my love for smoothies and my faithful NutriBullet. So today I’m going to a favourite recipe combination that I’ve been loving lately.

250 – 300ml Almond Milk

1 Medium Banana

40g Peanut Butter

1 Tablespoon Cacao Powder

This came to 446 calories.

Admittedly that’s a high calorie smoothie. Realistically though I’d never drink a glass of milk or eat a banana so it helps to get init my diet some vital goodness it’d otherwise miss out on.

It’s also super filling. ( I don’t tend to drink mine all in one go)

Top tip: Be careful with nut butters. It’s super easy to under estimate exactly how much your really consuming. Lots of people think they’re being healthy adding a tablespoon of peanut butter, weigh it out to avoid your smoothie yumminess causing weight gain.

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Love Charlotte

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Pills, Apps & Adidas – February Faves

There’s been a few things I’ve been loving in the month of February. Let’s just jump straight in.

Instagram Stories

Late to the game as always (plus I used to be a hardcore snapchat fan) I’ve recently fallen in love with the Instagram stories feature. In fact in case you haven’t noticed, what I tend to do is take the actual pic on Snapchat and then upload it to IG, add the stickers, location, etc.

Recently I haven’t done anything particularly Insta worthy. However the stories feature allows me to regularly update my audience with slightly more ‘real’ snapshots. The stuff I wouldn’t necessarily want permanently on my feed.

Check it all out at www.instagram.com/charlottedebs

Pill Mate

Having recently had an overhaul of my medication regime. I’ve been finding it rather difficult to keep track of what to take and when. Not only that but sometimes I take my tablets only to then forget wether I’ve taken them or not, and then take them again.

I recently bought a handy organiser by the brand pill mate, from Superdrug, for around £13. A whole week of clearly labelled compartments, with easy to access sliding windows and a flip open cover to keep everything sealed and safe.

Money well spent.

Here’s a link to one on Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/Shantys-Pillmate-maxi-multi-dose/dp/B006EHY50O

*Not Sponsored or an Affiliate link, I just love the product

Pandora Jewellery

Hey I’m basic. I own way too much pandora Jewellery as it is. Did I own the rose gold bracelet though? No. Well now I do. Plus some beautiful new charms too.It’s gonna sit pretty on my wrist next to the other two bracelets I own. Every charm a memory, occasion or sentiment. I’m not sorry in the slightest.AdidasMy January faves contained a super comfortable Jack Wills hoodie and this month I’m including a super girly and fun Adidas one.Ok, so technically it arrived in March thanks to the snow. I bought it in February though so it still counts right? It’s definitely more of a statement piece. Printed and pretty pastel for spring. It’s also on the thinner side so definitely one for when the weather warms up a little. I haven’t managed to get a decent pic of myself in it yet, sorry you’ll have to make do with a stock image.Pancakes & ValentinesIt’s was a month of food and love, that even myself as a single Pringle managed to find joy in. My Grandad turned out to be the only valentine I needed (also the only person sweet enough to give me a card). Plus who doesn’t love pancake day? Pancakes are awesome. Especially smothered in Nutella and strawberries. Of course the presentation might need work. It tasted amazing though. Weight watchers what? Where? Who?What did you love in the month of love?Let me knowCharlotte xxx

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A Christmas Tag – Blogmas #5

What would blogmas be without a good old tag post? Obviously considering the time of year of course all the questions are Christmas based. Let’s go……

 Use one noise to describe how you feel about Christmas 

Eeeeek

Do you open any presents on Christmas Eve?

Nope…. 8am Christmas Day

Do you have a holiday tradition that you’re most looking forward to?

Picking out the Christmas tree !! It’s something I look forward to every year. You can read about it in Blogmas day 3

Is your Christmas tree real or fake?

100% real

Where do you spend the holidays?

With family

Have you got a favourite Christmas film?

I have a top 3 of my favourite Xmas films

  1. The Nightmare Before Christmas (a slightly controversial choice I know)
  2. The Grinch
  3. Elf

Have you a favourite Christmas song?

Rockin around the Christmas tree

Your favourite Christmas sweet treat?

Im a big mince pie lover for sure

When do you start getting excited for Christmas?

December 1st !! My brothers birthday is right at the end of November so it’s always been a rule to not mention it until after his birthday.

What’s the best Christmas gift you’ve ever received?

Ive had some amazing gifts over the years. It’d be hard to pick just one.

What’s the worst gift you’ve ever received?

No comment haha. What if the person who gave it to me reads this?

Has a brother or sister ever received a gift that you wished you’d got instead?

I’ve always been to wrapped up in my own presents to take much notice of other peoples.

Honestly do you prefer to give or receive at christmas?

I love to do the Christmas shopping and then watch for people’s reactions as they open the gift. Of course I’d be lying if I said receiving a present or two wasn’t nice as well.

What would be your dream place to visit for the holiday season?

I can truely say I wouldn’t want to go away at Christmas. It’s a time of year for spending with family and loved ones. So really unless I could take everyone with me, my dream place is home.

Most memorable part of the holidays?

Picking out and decorating the tree is always pretty memorable.

What makes Christmas so special for you?

Just spending time with my favourite people, creating memories that’ll last a lifetime.

What’s one of your favourite bits about Christmas?

The food !!

If you had one Christmas wish what would it be?

That no one spends Christmas Day lonely. I honestly can’t think of anything worse. Unfortunately though it’s a reality for so many, especially the elderly.

Will you make any New Years Resolutions?

Nope not a chance. If you wish to make a change in life, do it because you really want to, not because it’s January 1st.

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If you guys do a Christmas tag, let me know so I can have a read.

Charlotte

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It’s Blogmas !! Day #1

Welcome back to blogmas guys !! There’s not been a lot happening on here in November, mainly cuz blogtober was a mission and I needed a bit of a break to be fair. Hit the follow button and have a browse of my social media because everyday from now until Christmas Day there’s gonna be brand spanking new content…. Yay!!

I’m not sure how many of y’all can relate but being a single, childless adult, Christmas doesn’t really seem all that exciting. However I’m blessed to have a large family full of tiny humans who are just starting to experience the magic of this festive season for the first time. It’s because of them, that I’m looking forward to a couple of things. In no real order….

  • Elf on the shelf
  • Picking out the Christmas tree
  • Decorating the tree
  • Food
  • Taking the little ones to see santa for the first time
  • More food
  • Advent Calenders
  • Christmas Movies
  • Cosy PJs
  • Leaving a drink and mince pie out for Santa on Christmas Eve. (Don’t forget something for the reindeer)
  • Explaining how Father Christmas delivers all the presents
  • Building a Gingerbread house

None of this as a single adult really interests me, apart from food and cozy pjs, but I honestly can’t wait.

This year I’m also lucky enough to manage to blag 2 Christmas lunches, one on xmas eve and one Christmas Day …. Yes I love food.

What are you most looking forward too?

Charlotte

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