What have I been loving this month? My May 2017 favourites.
I love doing these posts as it always forces me to try and find new things to try in order to share with everyone! I try and include a few food items, usually a mix of macro and non macro friendly, books, podcasts, clothing and just random bits in general which have come into my life!
Mixed Berries Frozen Yoghurt – Morrisons
I am always on the look out for new macro friendly frozen treats as it is no secret that I love my ice cream! Morrisons have released two new frozen yoghurts for summer. I have tried them both and have to say that the mixed berry one is my favourite! The fruity ripple which runs through it is so lovely. Per serving it is only 106 calories and there are 4 servings per tub, so technically you could eat the whole thing for just over 400 calories, not that I am recommending that you do! Priced at £2.
Liberté Greek Style yoghurt with a layer of kiwi and apple/strawberry.
I am not a fan of greek yoghurt by itself, i find it way to thick and even a little bit sour. But i spotted these pots in Sainsbury’s with a shiny ‘new’ sticker on them and couldn’t resist picking up to try. They are really good. My favourite is definitely the kiwi and apple flavoured one, perhaps because it is a flavour combination which you don’t find too often. The fruit compote at the bottom makes the yoghurt not quite as claggy in your mouth when eating it. per 100g it is 85 calories, a bit higher in carbohydrates then a regular greek yoghurt due to the fruit but it is worth it! I got mine for £1 from Sainsbury’s.
Salted Caramel – Fibre One Bars
I didn’t like these the first time I had them, much preferring the chocolate version, but for some reason picked them up again and I have changed my mind! (I featured the chocolate version back in my June favourites last year!)They have been my go to mid morning snack the past couple of weeks with a cup of tea! No, they don’t taste quite as good as a regular brownie, and yes they are expensive for a pack of 5 if they aren’t on offer somewhere, but they taste good! 83 calories per brownie, they taste good straight from the packet or warmed up in the microwave. If you just want something small but sweet then they are perfect to throw in your bag or packed lunch, or have after dinner with a small scoop of ice cream!
Rhubarb and Rose Hand Cream – Molton Brown
I used the hand wash in this scent for the first time at my beauticians, and knew I had to get some for myself. My hands get so dry from constantly washing them throughout the day, as well as having some very attractive calluses from lifting all the weights, so I was in desperate need of a hand cream to make them nice and soft and girly once again! If you haven’t smelt this scent yet then you are missing out, it is absolutely beautiful. I treated myself to some whilst I was in Birmingham, and then my lovely client Natalie also gave me some as a gift. Link to purchase here.
Unbalanced Single Arm Row – Favourite Exercise
I first saw this exercise being performed by Amanda Bucci whilst training with PJ Nestler, thought to myself; ‘That doesn’t look too hard, i’ll give it a go.’ Boy was I wrong. The idea behind having one leg in the air and doing this exercise on a bench is to really make you engage the muscles which you are working. You back, arms and core will all be contributing to this exercise. The single arm row has been a staple in my programme as well as with clients, so I have been loving incorporating this version as well.
If I could tell you just one thing – Richard Reed
Richard Reed is the owner of Innocent drinks, he started selling his smoothies on a market stall and has built it up into one of the biggest and most well known brands in the UK. Every time he comes into contact with an influential person, he asks them for one piece of advice, just the one thing which they would share with people. He has spoken to the likes of entrepreneurs such as Richard Branson and Simon Cowell, TV stars like James Cordon, current and former politicians including Bill Clinton, top sports stars such as Andy Murray, basically ‘some of the most remarkable, inspiring and game-changing people in the world – in business, tech, philanthropy, politics, sport, art, spirituality, medicine, film, and design.’ It has been such a good listen, not only to hear what advice people would give, but to actually hear the background stories, albeit briefly, to some of these people, many of which I am ashamed to say I had never heard of. I think the idea of the book is wonderful and have been telling everybody about it! Purchase from amazon here.
So those are my May 2017 favourites, a good mix of things I think this month. I already have a list of a couple of things to share with you next month! But as always if you have anything which you think I would love, tell me! I would love to know, be it a food product, a book, something for the gym, leave a comment down below and let me know!
Love Abi xxxx
> May 2017 Favourites : what have I been loving.