Finally got the Protein Shakes section open with a new recipe!!

Yip I finally got that blender that I’ve been pining for since last year! It was a super awesome birthday gift from my parents and the fun is just beginning!

First recipe up is a super super easy one; it’s a chocolate peppermint shake and a great way to make your post workout shake a little bit fancy!

Click the photo to go the recipe and enjoy! 🙂 

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A few updates and 2 new breakfast recipes!

I wasn’t loving all the pages on my top menu bar so I’ve clean it up a little, you can now find everything about me in one neat little section: “Me, My Eating & Training“. The section has my about me section, my food diary and training plan (both also updated so give em a cheeky peek!

Also TWO new recipes (oh how I spoil you lovely people, you’re worth it though)!

Both breakfast numbers: My breakfast classic “Chocolate Protein Porridge” & (adapted from a women’s health recipe) “Mango Chia Pudding”. Click the photos to go try em yourself, the chia pudding is a must, I mean look how instagramable that beauty is! :p

Mango Chia Pudding
Chocolate Protein Porridge

Food! My first breakfast on the Blog

This is the 1st of many things today; the first breakfast, first food photo, first review and the first item I’ve tried from my Box of Protein (https://www.boxofprotein.com/ i’ll review fully later but in short: seriously worth a look)

So here it is – Today I gave Chocolate Protein Porridge (MyProtein) a go.

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What is it?
It’s a ready mix sachet with oats, flavourings, Whey powder and some other things. My guess is the idea is it’s quick, easy, low calorie and protein packed

Macros Per 50g Sachet/Serving (minus mik/water):
Cals:197 | Fat: 3.89 | Carbs:23g | 16g

The Breakdown:

It’s speedy and definitely easy
I like breakfast to be a quick process in the mornings, the quicker it’s made and eaten, the chances of me catching the earlier tram to work increase, and this is pretty quick. You chuck it in a bowl, add your milk/water/whatever you choose to use,quick stir, microwave it for 90-120 secs and that’s it.

How is it tasting though?
Admitedly with Whey in there I had my doubts (whey can leave a horrible undertaste sometimes) but this is pretty nice, I taste chocolate rather than whey. For me though it’s not quite rich enough on the chocolate front. I like cocoa powder in my porridge normally so this feels a little like it’s slighthy sweeter and more artificial cousin. But that aside it’s a welcome and tasty discovery

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The final verdict?

It’s good but in truly bias fashion, i think my homemade version is nicer. When I make chocolate porridge myself it takes the same amount of time, has a richer flavour and is minus sweetners and thickening gum. Homemade has more calories and a less protein but has way more to give in my eyes.
So it’s definitely a worth a try but there’s more to gain from having a go at making your own!

Check out my Friday Breakfast favourite: Coconut, Chocolate and Banana Oatmeal/Porridge