Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Choc Pot

I joined the fun on Sweet Freedom website and they sent me Choc Pot to try, love and be creative in kitchen.

Choc Pot is Sweet Freedom’s new addition to the family. His siblings are:

-Fruit Syrups – low in fructose, only 13 calories per teaspoon. These fruit syrups are available in original and dark flavour.

-Choc Shots – fat free low calories liquid chocolate in orange spice; coconut or original (just pure chocolate) flavours.

Sweet Freedom products have very cute design. I am sure these are cutest bottles ever and are filled witch guilt free chocolate. Unbelievable! I feel my dreams come true.

Sweet Freedom Choc Pot is a proper chocolate spread with a hint of fruity flavour. Pure fruit sweetness – only 14 calories per teaspoon, only half the calories of the leading chocolate spread. Tastes very nice and satisfying. I observed, compared to regular chocolate spreads I need only about half of the amount to feel similar sweetness. Amazing, it means, Choc Pot even costs less as regular chocolate spreads.
Sweet Freedom Choc Pot is not just free from calories but even dairy free; gluten free; nut free and GMO free. It is vegan too. No additives and no preservatives. WOW I swear, Choc Pot is the healthiest chocolate spread.

I love to eat Sweet Freedom Choc Pot on toast for breakfast when I am in hurry. When I have more time I make a nice choc porridge with coconut. Morning is the best time to eat my carbs and fuel my day.

Crepe Torte (click here for my recipe) is the best cake to satisfy your sweet tooth if you have a health conscious lifestyle.

Crepe Torte

Basically it is not a torte, just lots of layers of thin protein packed pancakes filled with low calorie chocolate spread and chunky peanut butter. Quick, healthy, nutritious and yummy! Satisfies well sweet tooth!



-300g white flour (gluten free is fine as well)
-3 whole eggs
-300ml carbonated water
-1 tbsp sugar
-50g protein powder (I always use unflavoured)
-pinch of salt
-oil spray for greasing the pans


-peanut butter (I love to chew on chunky bites but smooth is easier to spread)


Mix all the batter ingredients well together. Make sure  any bits of flour and lumps incorporated.

Spray little oil in the pan and heat on high temperature. Pour half of ladle batter into the pan. As soon as the batter hits the hot pan, tip it around from side to side to get the base evenly coated with batter.

It cooks quickly – when edges start to curl it is time to flip over with a pan slice. Repeat until all the batter has gone. I always use two pans so I do not need to wait for any crepes to cook.

Spread one pancake with Choc Pot then the next one with peanut butter and repeat.


Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Nailed It!

Elegant Touch is my favourite website for ordering false nails. I am so happy and excited about my second haul. Insiders test panel sent me five boxes of false nails to try and review. Oh I love to play with my nails so much and it is so easy with Elegant Touch. The perfect result is always guaranteed. I can only recommend.

I must start with this one because black is my favourite colour. This super practical kit contains 24 nails in 10 sizes, buffer, glue and leaflet. ElegantTouch Polish Blacks are short squoval shaped nails so I can recommend for everyday wear. It is perfect for beginners as well. It is very comfortable to wear because the new super-flex technology. These beautiful short, black false nails do not look different from natural nails but are more durable and chip free up to 10 days.

Wow this one gives you an ultimate Saturday night diva look. This deep red metallic colour is beautiful and the long coffin shape gives it a perfect finish. This colour is more glimmer as the photos and videos show. I love it and happy to wear it on any parties. Really sexy! The kit contains 24 nails in 10 sizes, buffer, glue and easy to follow how to leaflet.

This colour was a big but very pleasant surprise for me. I thought I will get matte colour false nails but this kit contains beautiful shiny very deep grey nails. Perfect for any occasions or everyday wearing even for beginners. Has middle length and very natural looking oval shape. I love this kit, it is so practical and flexible. If you want to order only one pack of false nails Elegant Touch Polish Charcoal is the perfect one for you. You can find everything in the kit what you need: 24 nails in 10 sizes; buffer; glue and instruction leaflet.

 I thought this colour is close to pink but not. It is the colour I call Nursery Colour Pencil Red and I absolutely love it. I have even nail polishes in similar colour what I often use on my toes. I am so happy I can wear same colour on my toes and finger nails. Little happinesses make everyday life enjoyable. Elegant Touch Polish Coral is a typical for everyday false nail. Has very natural squoval shape and it is short. Very easy to wear and it is super flexible. This beautiful colour goes well with any decent colours. Ok, I would not wear it with neon yellow but it goes well even with king blue or emerald green. This kit is suitable even for beginners with easy to follow leaflet, buffer, glue and 24 nails in 10 shapes.

Oh, it is a beautiful metallic deep blue! Photos and videos cannot show you this noble deep blue. I am in love with this colour and super-glossy finish. It has a stunning long stiletto shape. This pack of false nails will make you a real night queen. The kit contains 24 nails in 10 shapes for a perfect fit; glue; buffer and leaflet. I can recommend for any occasion. Sexy and noble as long evening dresses.

Sunday, 22 January 2017

3 Step Anti-Dandruff Ritual

La Belle Famille started the L’Oreal Paris Elvive anti-dandruff project in best time of the year. I usually do not suffer from dandruff but when I have to wear hats my scalp starts flaking. Of course I hate it. Luckily the new Elvive Phytoclear turns the problem into a pleasure.

I ride my bike even during the winter months so in cold winters I must wear hats. My scalp sweats and it leads to dandruff after few days. L’Oreal has the first 3 step anti-dandruff ritual what helped me to have clear scalp even during cold winters. I am so happy, I no more have to feel uncomfortable when I pull off my hat.

You start your ritual with this fantastic 1 min exfoliating scrub. It is a very quick pre-shampoo treatment. Yes, you just exfoliate your scalp same way as your face. Apply on wet hair and scrub onto the scalp section by section. Gently massage with circle moves for one minute. Enjoy the refreshing feeling and nice fragrance. After one minute rinse thoroughly. The consistency feels a little sticky but it is very easy to rinse. It is not a problem if you cannot rinse it perfectly from your long hair because the next step is shampooing when you basically clean your hair. Never use Elvive Phytoclear Anti-Dandruff Scrub without a shampoo it is not for cleaning just eliminating flakes.

Elvive Anti-Dandruff range consist of four shampoos:
-Regulating – for normal hair
-Refreshing – for greasy hair
-2in1 – shampoo and conditioner
-Soothing – for sensitive scalp

Soothing shampoo is my favourite from the range because it is so gentle to my scalp, no irritation just nice refreshing feeling. I love the fragrance as well and the big emerald green bottle. It does not look like a medicated anti-dandruff stuff but does the job better. It is a silicone-free shampoo with Octolamine and pure essential oil as tea tree oil, bergamot oil and lavender oil. I find these ingredients very desirable. My hair is healthy, shiny and soft after using Elvive Phytoclear Anti-Dandruff Soothing Shampoo. It Targets up to 100% of visible flakes but never weighs my hair down.

I use Elvive Phytoclear scalp lotion on my dry hair weekly two times for the best result. This lotion protects my scalp from visible flakes. I apply on my scalp and roots. It contains Octolamine and pure essential oils as mentha oil and peppermint oil. Do not worry, these oils will not weigh your hair down. It just feels very clean and fresh. Elvive Phytoclear scalp lotion has nice and pleasant fragrance but it is quite strong for me so I try to treat my hair with this very useful scalp lotion when I spend longer time at home. I do not rinse for the best result.

I am so happy, because new Elvive Phytoclear hair care products let me enjoy winter sports without worrying about the health of my scalp and dandruff.

Saturday, 7 January 2017

Green Smoothie

Unfortunately veggies are not my favourites. I tried to like them but I was unsuccessful. My tactic is to hide some veggies into my food and drink too. I just mislead myself.

Here is my super healthy green smoothie recipe, loaded with vitamins. It is necessary to boost our immune system with naturally occurring vitamins and minerals. I fight with cold recently so I needed a good home remedy. I blended a big handful of spinach with pineapples. I absolutely cannot taste any spinach just nice sweet pineapples. I blended one banana too to make my smoothie thicker and smoother. Lots of diets advise you to avoid sugar. They always speak about refined sugars. There is not any problem with naturally occurring fruit sugar. Smoothie helps you to boost your energy really quickly.
I used a strong blend of Elderberry & Echinacea Pukka Tea with Elderflower for extra herbs and health benefits. This tea is naturally caffeine free so you can enjoy this green smoothie even before bed. Potassium in banana helps you to have a better night sleep.


-300g pineapple chunks
-1 bigger banana
-big handful of spinach leaves

Monday, 2 January 2017

Happy Holidays

Winter Holidays are nearly over. I love Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebrations. I love the preparation, home made decorations and Christmas lights. So I am always a little bit sad when January begins.

We had lots of fun during Christmas holidays. I was more relaxed compared to previous years, because I have not been overwhelmed with lots of cooking.

I would like to say big thank you to Tesco for selling Christmas Party Food; Cheese Boards and Christmas Desserts. Prices are really good and the food looks amazing. My family members loved every bites. They even did not realise I did not cook lots from scratch this year. They were satisfied and well fed with my Tesco food haul. I love when my guests eat my food – it even helps to reduce food waste.

I am panel member at Orchard at Tesco. They offered me money off coupon from their Christmas range. I chose Party Food, there were cheese and dessert coupons as well.

Tesco’s Christmas food range is amazing. You can find everything what you need and even more!
I just mention our family favourites. Tesco Finest Scottish Smoked Salmon Trio is delicious, consists of layers of smoked salmon, flavoured with lemon, pepper, beetroot and smoked chestnut and finished with lemon wedges and dill. Even big gourmets will love it.
You can buy Tesco Finest Antipasti Selection on a beautiful handcrafted serving board. This delicious platter of crowd-pleasing antipasti meats is best served with crusty bread and juicy olives for the real Mediterranean experience.
Christmas prices and offers are really good at Tesco. All the party food were on 3 for 2 offer during December. All party foods are freezable so I stocked up to save on Christmas menu.

It was a hard choice, but with Breaded Chicken Sticks & Pops and chips you never go wrong on a Christmas party, even pickiest children will eat these tasty bites. These chopped and shaped chicken sticks and pops in a crispy breadcrumb coating are so crispy and easy to cook. It is impossible to spoil. Even my husband or dad can cook it in the oven when we women have lots to do. Even our very picky cat loved breaded chicken bites. Anyway she does not eat human food. It should have very tempting aroma when she asks to try it. And yes, Tesco Christmas Party Food has very tempting aroma and delicious flavour.

I made the desserts myself because we love traditional Christmas bakes. I bought only some from Tesco. Pear, Plum and Cinnamon Mince Pies were fantastic for my picky guests. These fake mince pies are packed with ripe plums and pears in a buttery, melt-in-the-mouth pastry. I cannot resist to buy some Chocolate Truffle Sprouts (made entirely from creamy Belgian chocolate) just for fun.

I baked some Poppy Seeded Rolls and Walnut Rolls. I tried this recipe first time and luckily the result was delicious. I must repeat it more often.

I was creative with Bramley Apple Sauce and baked mini apple pies decorated with ready to roll icing.

Linzer Cookies are the best Christmas treats. You can bake them any time during December, hide in a biscuit tin and just serve during Christmas holidays. If you do not hide them you must bake 3-4 portions during December. Linzer Cookies are really addictive. Just saying….

After so much good food here is the time to go back to my exercise routine. I had the first run in 2017 today. I was happy to try my Christmas presents in action.