Since we have become a family we have taken lots of photographs of our adventures together, but as I am usually the one behind the camera, there are very few of us all together. I very rarely like photo’s of myself but I would hate to look back on photo’s in years to come and hardly see any of us all together or for my children to not have any of us as a family.

So this year we are going to be taking part in Me and Mine with Dear Beautiful blog and lots of other lovely blogs. Me and Mine is a family portrait project where you share a picture you have taken as a family that month, and then on the last day of each month we share the photo’s we took and a bit about what we got up to that month.

I think it’s a lovely idea and even though I have seen other people’s posts before I never really thought about joining in myself but I came across Lucy’s post a couple of days ago which was perfect timing as I get to start in January, and hopefully join in throughout the year.

This month hasn’t been a great one to be honest. It has mostly been a typical January where you are sick of the miserable weather and the cold and just can’t wait for it to be summer. I think I really need to start arranging a yearly holiday in January as I could always do with some sun and I think it would make me feel a lot better. I do get a bit down when the weather is rubbish and after Christmas it always feels like winter has just gone on for so long and I’m desperate for a bit of sunshine on my skin. I think I probably suffer from a bit of S.A.D. And of course we’ve suffered with the usual winter bugs. Last week him and her were poorly and this week it is my turn.

The beginning of January was lovely, however. For new years we were in Whitby with the boy’s side of the family and then it was Ava’s third birthday on the second, and despite breaking down it was a lovely day. The photo below was taken on the very first day of the year, in Whitby and we were there with family including the dog and our little nephew, for whom it was his first ever trip to the beach. I love this photo and I can’t believe we are actually all smiling. Ava usually tries her best to give me her best grimace and I far too often have my eyes shut. I think for future months I will most likely have to work a bit harder to get a photo of all of us.

Me and Mine Family Portrait January 2015The bobble hat family.

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Love, Flowers, Measurements and Invitations

We’ve now got less than six months before the big day! We booked the church and the reception venue over six months ago and the time since then has flown by. We didn’t really get much further with organising things until after Christmas which is a bit scary having to do almost everything in the next six months. But since then we have sorted some of the bigger things; I have bought my dress which is a massive weight off my mind, we are meeting with our photographer this week and will most likely book her after that. I have mine and my bridesmaids hairdresser booked and my make-up artist. We have looked at suits for the best man and ushers, and I have started looking at bridesmaids dresses. We have had our menu tasting and have chosen what will be served for each course, and our DJ is booked.

The next big things we want (and need) to get sorted are invitations and the flowers and once they are taken care of I will feel a lot better about everything. I am also going to try and arrange the cake soon. Then after that it is mainly just things that we need to buy rather than people we need to book for things. There are just so many little things that we need to buy and do that it all feels a bit overwhelming, so I’m writing lots of lists and trying to keep my notepad handy so that I can add every tiny thing that comes into my head so I don’t keep getting all panicked that I’ve forgotten something. I’m a bit of a worry wart.

I do have to buy my shoes sooner rather than later because when my dress comes into the shop around May I need to have them so that I can try them on with my dress and they can measure how much they need to take off the length (of course they’ll have to take some off, I’m a shorty). I haven’t found any that are perfect yet, apart from some Jimmy Choo’s that I’m not allowed. I’d also like to get my jewellery by then so I can see if it goes. By the way, what do people do about jewellery, especially if you are spending a bit more on it then you usually would? Do you order a few different things within 28 days of when you try your dress on that you like and think will work and then return it if it doesn’t work? Please let me know what you did.

So that is where we are at right now. It feels like we have been so busy recently that we haven’t had chance to sit down together and discuss things, so that is the plan for this weekend; that and deciding on our invitations together. I feel a lot better about where we are with the planning now than I did at the beginning of January, I think mainly because I now have my dress.

It’s all very exciting and a bit scary too! I’m so impatient and so I just want to have everything locked down right now, but it’s ok, we’re getting there slowly. I will update you again soon, hopefully having got lots more done.


Green smoothie before blendingGreen smoothie before blending

For about the past 8 months or so we have been making and enjoying regular green smoothies. I bought a Breville Blend-Active Blender, which is less than £25 and a total bargain in my opinion. I would love a Nutri-bullet but they are expensive so I was very happy to find the Breville which gets great reviews. We have found it really easy to use and the cups that come with it are great. I love that (as opposed to my juicer) there are only three parts to wash after use; the blade, the cup and the lid. It means that I use it way more than my juicer, which I do love, but it’s a lot more work making a juice rather than a smoothie.

Breville Blend-Active Blender

I try to have a smoothie at least a few times a week, and I usually have it for my breakfast. I was getting a bit slack with making them regularly, even though they are easy enough to make. So I have just started making two at a time so that I have one ready-made for the next day. It means they are not quite as good for you as you are not consuming them straight away, but I think better that than not having one at all.

I tend to stick with the same ingredients as they are what we have in the house and generally quite cheap but I do mix it up a little bit sometimes and I also really enjoy just a banana and almond milk smoothie for a quick snack.

Here is what I put in my green smoothies:

Frozen Spinach: I put a couple of chunks of spinach in. I sometimes use fresh if we have some in, but having frozen means that I don’t have to worry about it going off and wasting it.

Water: I put quite a bit of water in so that is not too thick.

Coconut Water: Sometimes I put a bit of coconut water in and a bit less water than usual.

Chia Seeds: I put a couple of teaspoons in to my smoothies. Chia seeds are full of nutrients and a great source of healthy omega-3 fats and fibre. They can boost energy, aid digestion and lower cholesterol. (I have read something about needing to build up the amount you consume when you start eating chia seeds, so please check that out if you haven’t had them before.)

Coconut Oil: I put about a teaspoon or so in. If you put more in then I think you do notice the taste but it doesn’t bother me, the boy doesn’t really like being able to taste it though. Coconut oil has loads of benefits; it is anti-bacterial, anti-microbial and anti-fungal. It also has antioxidant properties and it helps in the absorption of other minerals. (I have a post coming soon about all the different ways I use coconut oil.)

Banana: I usually chop up one banana and add that.

BodyMe Super Energy Mix: I did a review on this here. It contains loads of superfoods such as acai, lucuma, baobab and guarana, and is a great source of vitamins and minerals, and a source of energy.

Wheatgrass Powder: Wheatgrass is a natural source of vitamins and antioxidants including vitamins A, C, E, and minerals manganese, zinc, magnesium and iron.

Flaxseed: I put a couple of tablespoons in. Flaxseed (also called linseed) is a rich source of nutrients, vitamins and a good source of omega-3.

Moringa Powder: I have about a teaspoon in my green smoothie. This is also full of good stuff and can boost energy and increase concentration, as well as loads of other benefits.

I don’t put an exact amount of any of these things I tend to just throw some of everything in. I sometimes put a small handful of raspberries or blueberries in if I have some, but I don’t feel like I need the sweetness. Occasionally I’ll put a bit of kale in if we have some in, and a bit less frozen spinach.

The great thing about smoothies is that you can just throw all sorts in depending on what you have in the house and get loads of health benefits. I’m not worried about the taste as long as it’s good for me and I think the banana stops it tasting too ‘green’ but if you need a bit more sweetness (I’m sweet enough! ;) you can always add a bit more fruit or a bit less green stuff, at least until you get used to it.

I get most of my ingredients from Amazon as that is where I have found them to be cheapest. I get chia seeds, the powders, Flaxseed and coconut oil (I get Lucy Bee’s) all from there. Some of them seem quite expensive at first but I find that most of them last me ages and I think it is worth spending a bit more on your health.

Do you have smoothies or juices? What do you put in them if you do? I’d love to find more great things to add to mine.

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I have ordered my wedding dress! After my last post, where I was panicking about losing out on the dress I kind of loved but wasn’t perfect, I calmed down about it a bit and went to a couple more shops. One was horrendous, awkward, uncomfortable and we were only there for about forty minutes (thank goodness); and the other was brilliant. The staff were lovely and knowledgeable, there were lots of lovely dresses, the place was lovely and, best of all, when my friend/bridesmaid asked if we could go and buy a bottle of fizz to drink whilst I tried dresses on – they said yes!! No-one had ever asked them before apparently!

There was one dress that stood out to all of us and my bridesmaids all thought it was perfect and said I looked stunning (thanks friends!), but there was a part of the back that I wasn’t happy with and I quite wanted the skirt part of the dress to go out a bit more. I still kind of decided it was probably the one and left with a big smile on my face and couldn’t stop smiling all night.

I decided to go back to the shop with my sister to try the dress on again and when we went back there was a new dress in the shop in the style I wanted! I tried it on and loved it! The first one I had liked was quite plain which I did like, but this one was not plain at all. There were a couple of bits I wasn’t totally sure were exactly as I wanted, but we discussed it all with the lovely lady helping me, Alex and I felt like I was swaying more towards the new one, which was unexpected.

I then went back again with two of my bridesmaids so that they could see me in the ‘new’ dress. I wanted to see if they reacted to me in the same way as they did to the first dress and they bloody did! I think I had actually already come to the decision (as long as they liked it) that the ‘new’ dress was probably ‘the one’ for me and I was so relieved when they really liked it too and agreed with me that it was actually a lot better than the other one I had come close to buying. Alex from the shop also agreed that it was the one for me and so I was very happy.

I paid the deposit that evening and I am very excited and happy with my decision. I am quite an anxious person and until I see myself on my wedding day with my hair and makeup done and my dress on, I know I won’t relax. I worry that I won’t look as good as I want to look, and obviously I want to look beautiful on my wedding day. But there’s nothing I can do about that and so far I haven’t had any dress regret, which I think I would have had with the other one. I am so glad that the new dress came into the shop when it did – it was obviously meant to be!

P.S The dress in the picture is not mine (possibly unfortunately – it’s beautiful) and nothing at all like mine.
P.P.S If you are in Nottingham and wedding dress shopping, you should seriously go and have a look at Dress Place on George Street, the whole experience was absolutely brilliant and all of the staff are great.

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Mummy, Daddy, Ava on the beachAva in Whitby Mummy and Ava

Over New Years we went to Whitby with the family for a few days. We have actually done that for the last few years and it’s perfect for us at the moment as it means we can put Ava to bed (she’s a bit young to stay up that late yet) and still get to celebrate with people, rather than being stuck at home on our lonesomes. It’s also Ava’s birthday on the second so we also celebrated that whilst we were there (or tried to – I’ll explain later!).

We had a lovely few days away; Ava adores spending time with her family and she pretty much ignores her daddy and I when we are with them. We walked around Whitby town centre, had fish and chips and splashed about in our wellies on the beach, it was lovely and relaxing. It was also really nice spending more time with our new nephew – he is so gorgeous!

Wellies in WhitbyUs on the beachAva and Grandma in Whitby

On Ava’s birthday, we relaxed a bit in the morning and watched her open her presents and cards and then got ready to go out. The rest of the family actually went out for a walk before we left and then we were going to meet them at the park or the beach afterwards as that is where Ava wanted to go. However, we went out, and then broke down.

The car started juddering and came up with an error code, so we made our way to a local garage who checked it out and said they couldn’t find anything wrong with it; they cleared the error code and we went on our (not-so) merry way. We decided to go straight to the beach from there and the car started doing the same thing, so we had to go back to the cottage and not go to the beach, which Ava was very upset about; the poor thing.

We still went for dinner at the pub across the road and had a lovely time, it was just a shame about our unsuccessful day.

Cheeky AvaAva on her third birthdayAva in Whitby HouseimageAva at two years old and three years old in the exact same place!

We ended up having to get our car towed all the way home the next day as it couldn’t be fixed at the side of the road, and then it still ended up being in the garage all week. Good timing car!

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The new year has made me think about those things that I have always wanted to do, that are on my 35 before 35 list, or my life list, and that I still haven’t done. Another year has passed me by and I haven’t even attempted to do them. In 2014 I did however start to learn to play the piano; a lifelong dream I was starting to think I would never get round to doing. You can read my first post about that here.

The new year gives you a new thirst for life and a renewed energy to improve yourself and try new things and so I really want to get further with learning to play the piano. I’ll be honest, I’ve had very little time to go through the Piano in a Flash course recently. The first course isn’t even really long, but I have been so busy with general life, being a mum, as well as Christmas, going away after Christmas and Ava’s third birthday that I just haven’t had time to sit and learn and concentrate. Which I suppose is the only downside to choosing to do a course at home. If you have an appointment with a piano teacher each week then you will generally always turn up and you will find the time to fit it in, or make time for it. But with a course that you do in your own time it isn’t as simple as that. And doing something for yourself as a parent doesn’t take priority unfortunately.

Every time I have made time to do some more of the course I’ve really enjoyed it. Emmy-winner Scott Houston has a really nice, relaxed (but not too relaxed) way of teaching, so it just feels like he is talking to you. He explains things simply and clearly which I think is particularly important for an online course where you can’t directly ask questions. It also means that you don’t get overwhelmed with brand new information, but still feels like you are learning a lot. After say an hour of the course, and having no previous experience (like me) you feel like you have already got quite far with learning the way a piano is set up as well as a couple of songs. It doesn’t in any way feel like you are not getting anywhere, or just learning a lot of information you don’t really need.

Piano in a Flash Lesson from Scott

It is quite informal which I really like as it stops it getting boring listening to the same person talk to you and teach you for a while. I also really like that Scott teaches just what you really need to know rather than all the nitty-gritty bits of classical piano playing that the average pianist will never need to know.

It feels so good to be able to play a tune with two hands not long after starting to learn it (albeit slowly!) and I love learning the little bits of information that you need to know, such as what a chord is, or a treble clef. It’s all simple stuff so far but I hadn’t realised that I had missed learning something new, and so I am finding it really interesting. It helps of course that it is knowledge about learning to play the piano which I have always wanted to do.

The classes are set up as a lesson with Scott where he explains things to you and shows you examples, and then you go through a short exercise to go over what you just learnt and bring it all together; this often includes practicing the song you have just learnt. I really like this way of learning. Each section doesn’t feel too long so you don’t feel overwhelmed with too much new information all at once, and it means you can fit it in even if you have a small amount of time.

Piano in a Flash Online Classroom

I think the Piano in a Flash course is a really nice way to learn to play the piano. There is no pressure so you can learn as quickly or as as slowly as you choose, and if you personally struggle on a certain bit then you can keep going over it until you improve, in your own time. For me, I wouldn’t be able to commit to regular lessons with a teacher right now so it’s a great way to not have to put off learning to play any longer. And there’s no pressure to attend a class at the end of a long day when all you want to do is sit on your bottom and drink wine.

Although I haven’t finished the course yet I feel like I have learnt a lot of the technical information I need to know, as well as numerous songs and it feels really good. I love the feeling of sitting in front of my keyboard with both of my hands hitting (some of the time!) different keys and actually playing a familiar tune and it being recognisable! If you need anyone to play Happy Birthday at your next birthday party let me know ;)

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A Year of Birds and Lilies 2014

In January I shared why I thought I needed to lighten up in 2014 in HAPPY NEW YEAR! / In 2014 I Shall: Lighten Up! and it is actually a good reminder for me again this year, as I am letting all of the little things overwhelm me at the moment.

February saw me talk about what a great age Ava was at in, This Lovely Age.

In March I shared Ava’s 26 month update and how inventive she is at naming her toys (Woofy, Woofy and Doggy are three of them. One of those is a sheep).

I talked about imaginative play and reviewed a dolls house (that she still plays with every day!) in April.

I reviewed some Save the Date cards in May for my wedding, and talked about how Ava’s language was developing in My Little Talker, and Language.

I shared my first fitness update in June, where I talked about wanting to start yoga and running (one down, one to go!). I also wrote about finding my wedding venue which was rather exciting! :)

I visited the Showcase Cinema’s new XPlus screen in July and shared my thoughts on it, and wrote a post about the funny things Ava comes out with in, The Things She Says which still makes me laugh.

In August I talked about the scariness that is, Turning 30, and how I felt about it all.

September included the start of my fitness challenge, our photo-heavy visit to Stratford-Upon-Avon for my birthday and A’s 32 month update, where I shared Ava’s love of chocolate (nothings changed there then – I caught her stealing some of my Christmas chocolates that I had left out the other day; she had eaten SIX big one’s – the little terror!!!).

The Barbie Bag was played with a lot in October and I must have been on a bit of a health kick, sharing my first yoga class experience and my first ‘The Healthy List’.

In November I started learning to play the piano at home with Piano in a Flash and updated you in my Leave Your Legacy health and fitness challenge (verdict: could do better!).

And finally, in December I confessed whether we were doing Elf on the Shelf, showed off about our trip to Bluestone Wales and reviewed a rather nifty pan set from Tefal.

This year has gone stupidly, crazily fast and I really can’t believe we are now in 2015 and I have a three year old daughter (she turned three just after new year). I’m pretty sure I only just turned thirty, but already it is now the month of my half birthday, which is just stupid!

I am really looking forward to this year; I’m getting married (I’M GETTING MARRRRRIED!!!!), we will be going on some kind of family trip for our honeymoon (if we can agree on somewhere!), and if we are very lucky we may see a twinkle in daddy’s eye at some point later in the year (does anybody else use that term, or just my family?!). I think it is going to be a brilliant year. You might not see me again for six months though as I tackle my mammoth to-do list. So long!

 Hope you all have an incredible 2015!

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Three Years Old

January 2, 2015

Three Years Old

So today our baby girl turns three. It feels like quite a big deal. It seems a lot more grown up than two; moving from toddlerhood to being a proper little girl. She has seemed a lot more grown up recently; we have more proper conversations and more laughs together. She knows how to tease me and wind me up and I love spending time with her. We have a lot of fun together.

Three has always seemed like a big age to me, I think because I became a big sister when I was three so it somehow seems older. And I always thought that Ava would be a big sister by the time she was three. She’s at the perfect age to be excited about having a baby brother or sister as well as being old enough to help out with things a little bit, like she does when I’m looking after my nephew.

At three, Ava loves Toy Story, Princesses and My Little Pony. Her favourite foods are sausages and pizza and Yorkshire Puddings and she still won’t eat any fruit but bananas. She only drinks water and would eat snacks all day if I let her. She loves helping with things like setting the table and putting her shoes on and she adores bouncing on the bed. She is happy and friendly and sometimes shy and she is always caring. She can also be grumpy and bossy and cheeky and difficult, but she is always cute. She constantly asks questions now and never stops talking.

Except for when she’s poorly she usually sleeps through the night and she hasn’t had naps for a long time.

We are really loving this fun, inquisitive age she is at (except for all the constant questions!) and I can’t wait to see how much she grows up and changes over the next year. She’s a wonderful little person and I am so glad she is a part of our life.

Happy 3rd Birthday baby girl!

Super Busy Mum

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Tefal Ingenio RangeI have recently been testing out a set of pans from Ingenio at Tefal. Ingenio is a new range of cookware that offers ultimate versatility with products that can go from the hob, into the oven, to the table, and into the fridge. The items can nest inside each other and come with removable handles.

I was sent the thirteen piece set which consists of two saucepans, two frying pans, a saute pan, a wok, three glass lids, two plastic lids (for storing in the fridge), and two handles.The pans all store inside each other which is so brilliant. All of the six pans I have as well as the two pan lids stack on top of each other in one deep drawer in my kitchen (I struggled to fit four of my old pans stacked together) which is so useful when you don’t have loads of spare space.

I really love these pans. I love that they have patented detachable handles so that you can save space on the hob when you are trying to fit a few different size pans on at once, as you can use one handle and move it between the pans. And easily remove the handle to put the pan in the oven. It’s really simple to do and I do it quite instinctively already. The removable handles also make the pans easier to fit into the sink and also easy to wash. I have found that the handles generally only need a wipe over with a damp cloth and I just give them a proper wash when they are really dirty. Not having a handle on the pans when you wash them makes them really smooth and quick to wash. That might sound silly but my old pans have three metal ‘bumps’ where the handle is attached and food really gets stuck around them and they are a bugger to wash.

The lids are a great product and really well designed. The lids from my old pans are really hard to clean and have bits where dirt gets in but you can’t actually get to, to clean which is stupid. But the Ingenio one’s are brilliant; the centre bit with the handle actually spins around so you can get to every bit to clean and the handle also kind of folds down so they are flat for stacking on top of each other. Ingenio-us (get it?!).

Tefal Ingenio Lids

The pans feature Tefal’s most durable Titanium Pro Non-stick coating that is apparently extremely resistant and can be used with metal utensils (except whisks and knives). I have used metal utensils on the pans and there are no scratches or marks at all. I do actually wish the pans weren’t coated as I know it is not great to have the coating because it can contain nasty stuff (don’t quote me on that – I don’t know what it is exactly). The frying pans also have Tefal’s iconic Thermo-Spot which lets you know when the pan has reached optimal cooking temperature. To be honest I never remember to use this but it is a nice feature to have I think.

The plastic storage lids that fit neatly to the saucepans mean that you can easily transfer leftovers to store in the fridge without having more pots to wash up and I think it’s a great idea. However, I haven’t actually used them yet as we rarely have leftovers (read: greedy family) unless we have intentionally cooked loads so that we have some to freeze for future meals. Obviously you would need a decent amount of room in the fridge to fit a saucepan in there, which we don’t often have, but I do think it’s a great option to have.

Any negatives? We have had a bit of trouble with one of the handles a couple of times which is a bit worrying, as you obviously need to be able to trust your pan handle when you are carrying a pan full of boiling hot water over to the sink. The problem we have had is actually that we struggle to get the handle detached from the pan and when the handle is on it does seem very secure, so I don’t think we have to worry about it coming off. But obviously a detachable handle could create cause for concern (although I’m sure it has been tested rigorously).

At the moment we are still having to use a couple of saucepans from our old set, as you only get two saucepans in the set that I have, which is a bit of a pain, but obviously you can add more to whichever starter set you get. From what I can tell though, there is only one size saucepan that you can buy individually; otherwise there is a three pan set available.

I do think these pans are pretty expensive and a lot to pay out all at once for the sets. The thirteen piece set I have costs £250 (cheaper on Amazon here). But I think you do tend to have to spend a decent amount to get really good pans (which these are in my opinion) and you do get a lot of different pans in this set.

You can find out where to buy the Ingenio range here.

Would I buy it myself: If I had plenty of money, yes, I am really happy with it, but otherwise I would make do with what I already had as for me it isn’t one of the most important things to spend a lot of money on.

I was sent the Ingenio thirteen piece set to review but all thought and opinions are  my own.

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BodyMe’s Super Energy Mix is a superfood powder made with baobab, guarana, maca, lucuma and acai.

Guarana has a strong stimulatory effect because of it’s high natural caffeine content, but unlike coffee the caffeine in Guarana acts gradually in the body leading to a more sustained energy boost. Maca root has traditionally been used for centuries to boost energy levels and has been backed up by modern research which has shown to improve performance in exercise tests.

Baobab, Lucuma and Acai provide important nutrients which boost your energy levels further. Super Energy Mix is free from preservatives and colourants and is certified organic. The powder can be used in juices, smoothies or just mixed with water.

I have been trying the BodyMe Super Energy Mix for over a month and I really like it. I usually add it to my smoothies and I don’t think it affects the taste at all which is great. With this kind of thing it is quite hard to tell if it is having an effect or not unless you take it on it’s own and don’t change anything else in your diet, but I like knowing that I am adding these superfood ingredients, vitamins and minerals into my diet. I do usually find that I have more energy after I have had a smoothie and I am sure adding this powder to them can only be a good thing.

I have tried drinking the powder just in some water but I really don’t like the taste of it. At first it tastes slightly fruity but then becomes very malty (the maca I believe) and then ends up tasting almost dirty and doesn’t leave a very nice taste in my mouth. I don’t get any of that when it is mixed in a smoothie though. This does mean that I don’t have some Super Energy Mix every day because (even though I would like to) I don’t have a smoothie every day. I have a shot of wheatgrass powder every day before breakfast, regardless of whether I am having a smoothie, because I don’t mind the taste but unfortunately I just can’t do that with this powder.

The BodyMe packaging is really great. The powder comes in a resealable pouch and the seal is actually really strong, unlike a lot of other powders I have tried, which is great and means that you don’t have to decant the powder into another container to keep it fresh.

It is available from independent health stores or online at and costs £6.99 for 50g or £19.99 for 250g. I do think that is quite expensive but these superfood powders do cost quite a lot in general because of their high quality ingredients and health benefits, and they do tend to last me a long time, putting a teaspoonful in my smoothies each time. Anything with Acai in it does also cost more from what I have found. A small donation from each sale is made to Healthy Planet which is nice.

Overall I really like BodyMe’s Super Energy Mix. It contains lots of great ingredients and it is easy to throw some in my smoothies for an added energy boost. It is a shame that because of the taste I will rarely choose to drink it on it’s own in some water, but I would rather that than it having added crappy ingredients to give it a nicer taste. The ingredients are literally baobab powder, guarana powder, maca powder, lucuma powder and acai powder; all organic. I would buy it again but I would probably look out for it being on offer if possible.

I was sent the BodyMe Super Energy Mix to review but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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