Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Vegan Chocolate Fudge Brownie Protein Bars


A few times now, I've been asked if I could create recipes that are nut-free.

YES, nut-free!

For those of you who read our blog often, you'll know that I am a nut butter addict. If I go half a day without touching the stuff, then miracles have occurred.

Anyway, never one to let you ladies (and guys) down, I set to creating a nut-free recipe that I was really and truly happy with. One which even a nut butter queen like myself could adore and fall head over heels in love with.

black bean protein bars


These Vegan Chocolate Fudge Brownie Protein Bars are the result of my nut-free experiment. And, wow, are they good! In fact, they are seriously good.

Made with black beans (never experimented with black beans before? Check out my incredible gluten-free black bean brownies here!) chocoholics will adore these homemade protein bars as they deliver an incredibly intense, chocolatey hit. They're rich, satisfying and insanely delicious - and I promise no one could ever know that they were made with the humble, high-fibre, high-protein black bean.

What are your favourite nut-free recipes?

Sam

VEGAN CHOCOLATE FUDGE BROWNIE PROTEIN BARS


Ingredients:
(Makes 5 full-size bars)
1/2 can drained black beans
2 scoops chocolate whey protein powder
1/2 cup Sukrin Gold (or use coconut sugar)
1/2 cup Creative Nature cacao
1/3 cup Sukrin coconut flour (or use ground almonds if you're OK with these)
1 tsp vanilla extract or Capella's chocolate fudge brownie drops
100g 85% dark chocolate
1 tbsp Lucy Bee coconut oil

Method:
1) In a high-powered blender, blitz together the beans, whey protein, sugar, cacao, coconut flour and vanilla until smooth. Give it a taste to see if it's sweet enough, and add a touch more sweetener if not.

2) Shape the mixture into protein bars (if it's a little sticky still, add a touch more coconut flour. Too dry and add some honey or melted coconut oil), then place in the fridge for a few hours to firm up.

3) Once the bars are set, gently melt together the dark chocolate with the coconut oil. Coat each of your bars, then leave to set once more before indulging and enjoying!


Friday, 21 November 2014

Lets Get Dressed Up With The High Street Hitlist


With over 70 fashion picks for you to choose from this week you are going to definitely find something for you. There's plenty of glitzy and glamorous items for the party season which will have you turning heads at the office party!

There are some coats too, we are coveting the River Island coat with a deep blue faux fur collar - it's ruddy gorgeous!

There's so much for you to drool over…


Teresa & Sam xx

TOPSHOP


dark green silk dress
Silk dupion a-line dress, £60
gold blazer topshop
Premium gold jacquard blazer, £100
spotty silk skirt
Sheer silk polka dot layering slip skirt by Boutique, £50
black fluffy jumper
Fluffy jumper, £75
black cord skinny trousers
MOTO cord Jamie jeans, £40
navy cropped blazer
Premium cropped jacket, £80
black knotted dress, side knot black dress,
Side knot dress by Wal G, £30
sheer polo top, black rollneck top, black sheer top,
Ribbed polo top by Boutique, £30
black lace tee
Lace beaded tee, £34
spotty culottes
Polka dot cargo trousers by Boutique, £95
black velvet midi dress
Midi velvet bodycon dress, £30
gold trousers,
Premium jacquard suit trousers, £60
green funnel neck top
Space dye funnel neck top, £24
cropped black sequin top
Two-tone sequin tee, £38
off shoulder jumpsuit, metallic jumpsuit, silver jumpsuit, cheap jumpsuit,
Cold shoulder jumpsuit by Love, £45
black beaded dress
Beaded satin shift dress, £55
leather panel black jumper
PU hybrid sweater, £55
floral blouse with black collar
Ditsy flower collar blouse, £36
gold sequin dress with back detail, gold sequin dress topshop, gold sequin dress,
Sequin slip dress, £75
tapestry overnight bag, tapestry bag, topshop tapestry bag,
Tapestry luggage bag, £45
blue sister jane dress, collared blue dress, blue dress with white collar,
Storyteller dress by Sister Jane, £75
topshop feather trim dress, black feather hem dress,
Feather trim dress, £65

ASOS


white deep neck dress
Ultra plunge dress with belt, £65
grey coat with pink lining ,
Structured longline jacket in knit with contrast lining, £75
grey maxi cardigan, long cardigan in grey,
Maxi cardigan in brushed yarn, £50
black jumpsuit with zip detail
Jumpsuit with zip detail, £45
bomber jacket with fur collar
Bomber jacket with borg collar, £65
v neck black satin dress
Selected Jamie dress in neoprene, £35
warehouse black jumpsuit
Off the shoulder jumpsuit, £70
brown faux fur coat
Luxe faux fur coat, £85
river island stripe fur coat, stripe furry coat, river island faux fur coat,
River Island stripe faux fur coat, £110
mesh panel v neck dress, black dress with deep plunge neck,
River Island mesh plunge pencil bodycon dress, £45
midi dress with open front
Clean 2 piece midi dress, £40
new look black jumpsuit
New Look embellished high neck jumpsuit, £39.99
olivia burton wrap watch
Olivia Burton midi date wrap watch, £85
sisley dress with collar, sisley dress, sisley floral dress,
Sisley shift dress in floral print, £65

RIVER ISLAND


river island silk top, river island beige silk top,
Embellished collar silky top, £35
river island black maxi dress, embellished maxi dress,
Mesh bejewelled maxi dress, £80
khaki military coat, khaki river island coat, double breast khaki coat, river island khaki coat, river island long coat,
Khaki double breasted midi coat, £110
checked skinny trousers,
Check cigarette pants, £40
black coat with blue faux fur collar, coat with blue fur,
Faux fur collar coat, £110
grey dress with white collar,
Boucle knit shift dress, £35

WAREHOUSE


warehouse black satin dress
Satin skirted dress, £45
warehouse dress with lace edge, dress with lace hem,
Layered cami dress, £48

WHISTLES


whistles black lace top, black lace cami,
Amos lace cami, £85
whistles chelsea boot, whistles ankle boot, whistles iris boot,
Iris mid chelsea boot, £160
Drew jersey dress with pockets, £95
whistles sequin top, sequin crop top,
Sequin oversized crop tee, £140

REISS


chevron sheer blouse, reiss black sheer blouse, reiss black blouse,
Kimi black semi-sheer stripe shirt, £110
reiss black dress, reiss dress with fringed hem, fringe dress,
Capri black embellished fringe dress, £295
navy and gold dress, reiss navy and gold dress, reiss harlow dress,
Harlow ink/gold streamlined embellished dress, £295
reiss navy sweater, navy embellished jumper,
Irea navy embellished collar sweatshirt, £89

TED BAKER


ted baker black necklace dress, ted baker black dress, ted baker party dress,
Embellished tunic dress, £159
ted baker black collar dress, black collar dress, embellished collar dress,
Embellished collar dress, £139

FRENCH CONNECTION


Spotted this fantastic lip and nails collection, the colours are perfect but the price is even better! Or you might want to buy someone this little treat for Christmas. 

french connection makeup, french connection lip gloss, french connection nail polish,
Lip & nails essentials collection, £20

ZARA


zara light grey coat, zara grey wool coat,
Masculine wool coat, £79.99
zara check trousers, sheer trousers, zara black dress trousers,
Transparent check trousers £39.99
zara dogtooth trousers, trousers with leather piping,
Trousers with faux leather piping, £29.99

H&M


hm black dress, lined black dress, 2014 party dress in black,
Figure fit dress, £34.99
burgundy jumpsuit, hm jumpsuit, h&m jumpsuit,
Short-sleeved jumpsuit, £34.99
black polo neck dress, black long knit dress,
Long polo neck dress, £29.99
grey knitted midi dress, knitted midi dress,
Knitted polo neck dress, £29.99

& OTHER STORIES


burgundy cashmere jumper, burgundy cashmere sweater,
Cashmere sweater, £95
gold stories ring, gold twin ring,
Geometrical twin ring, £7

ANTHROPOLOGIE


anthropologie velvet stripe dress, anthropologie party dress,
Ada velvet burnout dress, £178

KAREN MILLEN


karen millen sequin dress 2014
Limited edition sequin dress, £299
karen millen black collar dress, studded collar black dress,
Studded collar dress, £145
studded collar jumper, karen millen black collar jumper,
Studded collar jumper, £99


Have you found your outfit for the Christmas party? Let us know what you have chosen, we love to hear about your recent purchases.


Have a great weekend!

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