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Happy Valentines Day everyone! Ah love is in the air. To be fair I am newly engaged so love is technically always in the air for me right now! Butttt what better way to share the love than over this rich, indulgent but still healthy chocolate and raspberry banana loaf. An amazing rich chocolate cake topped with chocolate ganache, chocolate strawberries, raspberries and sprinkled with beetroot powder – trust me this makes it!

INGREDIENTS:

CAKE:

1 cup almond milk

1 teaspoon vinegar

1 cup flour of choice

1/3 cup cacao powder ( http://bit.do/VEGAN_SUPPS 20% discount use code STEFUK )

1/2 baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

3/4 cup coconut sugar ( http://bit.do/VEGAN_SUPPS 20% discount use code STEFUK )

1/2 cup mashed banana

GANACHE:

3/4 cup cacao powder ( http://bit.do/VEGAN_SUPPS 20% discount use code STEFUK )

1/4 cup melted coconut oil ( http://bit.do/VEGAN_SUPPS 20% discount use code STEFUK )

1/4 cup pure maple syrup ( http://bit.do/VEGAN_SUPPS 20% discount use code STEFUK )

TOPPINGS:

Dark chocolate

Strawberries

Raspberries

1 tips beetroot powder ( http://bit.do/VEGAN_SUPPS 20% discount use code STEFUK )

METHOD:

  1. MIX TOGETHER ALL THE WET CAKE INGREDIENTS IN A BOWL
  2. MIX TOGETHER ALL THE DRY CAKE INGREDIENTS IN A BOWL
  3. COMBINE THE WET AND DRY INGREDIENTS
  4. PRE HEAT OVEN TO 180 DEGREES FAN OVEN
  5. POUR CAKE MIX INTO A BAKING TIN AND PLACE IN THE OVEN FOR 30-40 MINUTES (CHECK WITH KNIFE TO MAKE SURE IT IS COOKED THROUGH)
  6. MEANWHILE, MELT YOUR DARK CHOCOLATE AND COAT YOUR STRAWBERRIES, PLACE IN FRIDGE TO SET
  7. MIX TOGETHER THE GANACHE INGREDIENTS UNTIL WELL COMBINED
  8. REMOVE CAKE FROM THE OVEN, LET TO COOL, POUR OVER THE GANACHE, THE CHOCOLATE STRAWBERRIES, RASPBERRIES
  9. USING A SIEVE, SPRINKLE THE BEETROOT POWDER OVER THE CAKE IN A DUSTING FASHION
  10. CUT AND SERVE!

Happy new week guys! I have a different kind of post coming at you today but it is super exciting so keep on reading! As many of you may or may not know I used to work in Costco in Glasgow and worked as a product demonstrator .. which is why this post is so cool to write! In Costco right now you can taste and try some awesome new energy drinks by Aspire.  Aspire is a 100% natural caffeine drink formulated from green tea extract and guarani to slowly release energy throughout your day or your workouts. As a result there are no crazy jitters or crashes afterwards! This makes Aspire great as a pre-workout drink.

  •  zero sugar, zero carbs, zero fat and zero calories – and we are just getting started.

Active and Beneficial ingredients in Aspire include:

Ultra-Premium Green Tea, which studies have shown to:

  • Stimulate metabolism and help burn calories and fat
  • Beneficial in lowering LDL (bad) cholesterol levels
  • Can reduce the risk of certain types of cancer.

Guarana Seed Extract, a plant-based source of natural, slow-release caffeine – designed to:

  • Sustains energy and endurance.
  • Help raise the metabolism, burning more calories.
  • Aid in weight control by suppressing appetite.

L-carnitine, which studies have shown to:

  • Help to reduce fat mass and increase muscle mass.
  • Aid in reducing fatigue.
  • Often used to boost exercise performance.

Ginger Root Extract, which has been used for centuries in Asia as a remedy for nausea and motion sickness, along with studies that suggest it:

  • helps to lower cholesterol levels
  • Believed to boost circulation and aid in lowering high blood pressure.

Choline, which is similar to a B vitamin and is used to combat memory loss and depression, and is helpful in lowering cholesterol.

Nutritional Facts

Packed with up to 200% of the Recommended Daily Requirement (RDR) of Vitamins B & C, each provide individual benefits:

  • Vitamin C: 70% RDR – Improves skin conditions.
  • Vitamin B12: 70% RDR – Increases the body’s ability to produce energy and fight fatigue. Vitamin B6: 200% RDR – Helps maintain healthy brain functions and aids in focus and concentration.
  • Vitamin B3 (Niacin): 70% RDR – Helps in lowering cholesterol and detoxifying the body and blood.
  • Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid): 70% RDR – Aids in combating the negative effects of stress and anxiety.
  • Vitamin B7 (Biotin): 25% RDR – Plays an essential role in maintaining a healthy metabolism and processing foods, especially carbohydrates – which many believe will speed up weight loss because of its effects on metabolism.

 

Aspire offers the energy but without all the chemicals and additives in your typical energy/fizzy drink e.g. red bull, monster, diet coke etc. These are absolutely loaded with ingredients that have been linked to numerous illnesses! – no thank you.

Aspire comes in 3 deliciously refreshing flavours; Cranberry, Mango Lemonade and Apple & Acai, all of which are available at Costco! Head on over to Costco, Glasgow this week and get your hands on Aspire whilst it is available for taste testing and stock up on the offer going on at this time !

Hola amigas! I hope you are all having a really good week 🙂 I am bringing you something so exciting and trust me there will be plenty more recipes like this … healthy desserts with a protein punch twist! Oh yes. Healthy . Dessert . Protein packed. Need I say anymore?

I bought pretty much all ingredients from Myprotein, you guys know I am sponsored by them and this is because I LOVE their products, their vegan range is second to none. I got fancy in the kitchen today and went for this cookie dough recipe that was not only healthy but also bursting with protein to make it extra healthy .. i.e. post workout worthy if we were really going that far!

To shop any products from MyProtein please click here, and use code STEFUK for 20% off, 100% commission made the month of August is being donated to Jubilee House, a home here in Glasgow for women and children escaping domestic abuse 🙂

INGREDIENTS:

3 TBSP FLOUR

30G VANILLA PROTEIN POWDER

2 TBSP NUT BUTTER (I USED PEANUT)

2 TBSP LIQUID SYRUP

4 TBSP ALMOND MILK (ADJUST TO OWN CONSISTENCY LIKING)

2 TBSP DAIRY FREE CHOCOLATE CHIPS OR NIBS

 

 

METHOD:

  1. COMBINE ALL INGREDIENTS TO FORM YOUR COOKIE DOUGH!
  2. REFRIDGERATE AND KEEP FRESH FOR 2 DAYS
  3. ALTERNATIVELY ROLL OUT INTO ONE LARGE COOKIE AND BACK FOR 8 MINUTES (SHOULD STILL BE SOFT AND LET TO COOL FOR 10 MINUTES TO SLIGHTLY HARDEN) – COOK AT 175 DEGREES FAN OVEN

 

 

Like I have said 1 million times, I am not a makeup person. I feel like I am quite a basic makeup user, I find products I love and I stick to them. I find a look I love and stick to it. Simple as that. I am not one who has lots of time nor patience for sitting around for hours painting my face into a masterpiece. I am pretty much the most basic biatch out there when it comes to my makeup! However so many of you message me and comment asking me what makeup I use and to do a routine! Instead of a video I thought I would put together this blog post!

 

I have used the same makeup brand and products for around 2 years now. THIS IS NOT A SPONSORED POST. I just love them. Honestly. A friend of a friend who is now a friend (LOL wrap your head around that) introduced me to the brand and products a while back and I can honestly say I will never change my makeup brand. The makeup is made from high quality swiss ingredients, it is vegan friendly and is good to the skin. I have always had issues with my skin whether it be spots or dryness, something has always got to be an issue on my face! I have found that good high quality products, a clean diet, lots of water and sleep have improved my skin to where it is now. (I thought by the time I reached 23 I would have the face of an angel but no still struggling like a 16 year old!). I don’t think you ever escape your skin issues but you sure can improve them.

Like I said I found this brand around 2 years ago and WILL NEVER GO BACK. Like most people I looked for trending makeup that cool people were using, or cheap makeup that wouldn’t break the bank. Truth is, you get what you pay for. Now this brand is not expensive by any means but it is not the cheap nasty stuff you find in local drug stores either, probably because it is not filled with cheap nasty ingredients!

Arbonne transforms lives through pure, botanically based ingredients in scientifically tested products; a pure, healthy lifestyle; and the pure joy of helping others.

 

WHAT I AM WEARING:

 

SHOP: Arbonne Primer, Arbonne Perfecting Liquid Foundation shade buff, Arbonne Pressed Powder in shade light, Arbonne Glow on Bronzer, Arbonne Smoothed over Lipstick in Currant.

 


As stated this is not a sponsored post but I do have an affiliate link and I will tell you why. Like I said my friend actually introduced these products to me. She was an Arbonne consultant. What this means is she actually built her own online business with these products and also receives a cracking discount at the same time, save money and make money all in one. I joined her because saving money is my favourite hobby besides sleeping and eating! You can shop these products through my link but if you find you like them you can reach out to me and find out how to get yourself the discount too so every month your shop your newly found products, you can save money at the same time. Winner winner tofu dinner!

 

CHECK OUT MY FAVOURITES HERE: SHOP

 

Other products used are the Glow kit by Anastasia Beverly Hills you can shop here

Fake eyelashes by eyelure you can shop here

Hola chiccaaas (and chicos 😉 ) SO I have a question with multiple answers for you, I want to know what kind of videos you want me to bring to you. Of course I love vlogging What I eat in a day and my workouts –  passion. However I also feel my channel lacks a lot of my personality as these videos do not allow much room for creative spin on el personality. Please take 3 seconds out of your amazing life to make your life even more amazing by selecting your preferred entertainment category below:

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Tank yo.

This year for Christmas I wanted to do a 12 days of Christmas giveaway so here we go! Below you will see a selection of prizes, numbered and then detailed below the photo. They are all small gifts, nothing fancy like an IPAD which I WISH I could gift to someone but hopefully these are gifts that everyone will like none the less! To enter you need to repost the bottom photo on this post which is on my instagram at @naturallystefanie. You need to repost it to your own instagram, tag me @naturallystefanie and also hashtag me #naturallystefanie. Just do those 3 things and a new winner will be picked at random every day for one of the prizes below! THIS IS OPEN WORLDWIDE FROM 14TH-25TH DECEMBER.

  1. MY PROTEIN VEGAN BLEND PROTEIN POWDER AND SMART SHAKER
  2. WIRELESS HEADPHONES
  3. GYM BAG
  4. BETTERBODYFOODS POWDERED PEANUT BUTTER
  5. BETTERBODYFOODS POWDERED PEANUT BUTTER
  6. SET OF VARIED STRENGTH RESISTANCE BANDS
  7. HOT CHOCOLATE SET : VEGAN MARSHMALLOWS, CHOCOLATE CHIPS, RAW CACAO POWDER
  8. HOT CHOCOLATE SET : VEGAN MARSHMALLOWS, CHOCOLATE CHIPS, RAW CACAO POWDER
  9. LANI OIL AND FACE MASKS
  10. RAW APPAREL “ID RATHER BE EATING VEGAN PIZZA” TSHIRT
  11. GIRL THAT SQUATS VEST
  12. EAT CLEAN TRAIN DIRTY VEST

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