April was, as per usual, absolutely mental. I’ve had the same old injury, family drama and a busy work life going on, so the main focus of my favourites have been recovery, rest and treating myself. That being said, May is looking far better so far- but maybe that’s just cos I’m on holiday! Anyway, without further ado, here are my favourites!
This has been a relatively late addition to my life despite having been injured for absolutely forever. It got embarrassing when i had to admit to my physio that I hadn’t been icing my ankle because I’d run out of frozen peas. Oops. Anyhow, this ice pack was inexpensive and does the trick. I’ve been strapping it to my leg using a theraband, but I helpfully discovered that they also offer one that has its own strap. Handy!
The London Coffee Festival
And in particular, this gorgeous Dragonfruit & Hazelnut Mylk Latte courtesy of Plenish – this is what dreams are made of.
Avocado on Toast
As I started experimenting with veganism a few months ago, the one thing I missed was poached eggs on toast- my standard Saturday brunch order. However now I’ve discovered avocado on toast and I have to say it’s the freakin’ best. You can get it pretty much anywhere, and it makes you feel all yummy and nourished inside ❤
After my fails with various vegan protein powders, I was a little hesitant to try a new one. However the Vega protein powder came with great reviews, and I bought it when it was on offer in Whole Foods. It’s great for a vegan alternative to whey protein, and I blend it with ice and coffee, which brings me onto…
I discovered these guys at the London Coffee Festival earlier on in April. When I saw that their offer was liquid concentrate coffee I was 100% skeptical. However I tried some, loved the taste, and immediately bought myself two little squeezy bottles. It’s essentially ultra-concentrated coffee that can be added to hot water, or even to iced coffee, smoothies and baking. The only thing I will say is that it’s hard to show restraint when it comes to portion size- and this stuff is strong!
I discovered this amazing salad dressing at a farm shop in Herefordshire, and immediately fell in love. Tiggs do a whole range of dressings including beetroot and carrot, but the pea and basil one is my absolute favourite. It’s like a pesto except just that little bit healthier and, of course, vegan! I’ve been adding it to avo on toast for a delicious, easy dinner.
I don’t currently have any podcast recommendations, since I’ve been losing many an hour lost in a new audiobook series – but I’ll fill you in soon!
What have your favourites been this month? Any products I should try out?
Lots of love,