Food

Ambronite review!

 I was recently contacted by Valerie from Ambronite to see if i was interested in reviewing their product.

Ambronite is a drinkable super meal made from 20 ingredients designed to give you all the necessary nutrients you need to function at your best.

I’m not one to be a fan of drinkable meals, apart from my smoothies, however as the product was vegan and fit within my ethos i decided it could do no harm.

Ambronite is packaged ready to take with you on the go and in your hour of need you can whip it out your bag, add some water, give it a little shake and you’re good to go! (obviously need a beaker of some sort).

My first impression on tasting Ambronite was mixture of ‘ooo’ and ‘mmm i’ll try some more’. The taste of this super meal is super earthy and fresh, i would describe it as Marmite in a glass, your either going to love it or hate it. I however loved it.

Instead of using it as a meal replacement each time i actually decided to experiment and mix it in with some of my smoothies. I was really onto something here, i can only describe the combination kinda like a malted taste. So good if you ask me!

You can grab this super meal for 59 USD (5 packs) or for 99 USD (10 packs) and if you decide you love it so much you can sign up to a monthly subscription for 84.15 USD (10 meals). While you might see this as pricey you can’t deny the lack of chemicals and good clean ingredients. Something we should all have more of.

All in all i really recommend this clean and honest product.If you want to try something different you can get 10% off with voucher code KATE10

With love,

Kate X

*PR sample

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Food | The best damn salad!

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I’m so excited to share this recipe with you even though it is just vegetables and ‘stuff’ its going to make you smile….and be healthier.

Recently I’ve struggled to get my vegetables in, who wants to munch on lettuce, kale, cauliflower raw from the fridge… not many people!

So i have come up with a useful way to fit the veg in around you daily meals and let me tell you it tastes amazing! I don’t know why i didn’t think of this earlier.

First of all there is no rigid way to do this you can add what you like, how you like but i’ll show you how i make it and you can take it from there!

Please note you will need a frying pan.

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Ingredients:

Kale

Cauliflower

Broccoli

Tomato

Peppers

Onion (1 small)

Garlic (2 cloves)

Balsamic vinegar

Lemon

Puffed rice (optional)

Step 1

. First of all chop all your vegetables into small pieces, the smaller the better (i did mine in the food processor but it isn’t essential)

Step 2

Then add a few drops of water to the frying pan and sauté the onions and garlic until slightly brown.

Step 3

Put the rest of the cut up veg and puffed rice (optional) into a bowl and mix well.

(If you add the puffed rice this really fills the salad out nicely, but on this particular occasion i didn’t use it)

Step 4

Squeeze in a bit of lemon juice and add the sautéed onion and garlic, mix again.

Step 5

Finally add the balsamic vinegar over the salad and stir in nicely. Go easy at first as you can’t take it out once you have put too much in!

Please note, if you do wish to use oil you can i just prefer not to as it tastes pretty good without!

Ta da!

How easy was that. If you like you can add some flax seed, nuts, rosemary and black pepper like i say you can really make this your own! Just add which ever vegetables you have lying around and get them used up in a tasty way.

I have this for lunch and tea as a side dish or if you fancy it as a main meal add some chopped sweet potatoes and have a sweet potato salad!

Let me know if you make it.

Enjoy!

Kate X

Vegan Food Blog!

So i wanted to do a picture blog of my food over the last 10 months to inspire some of you to go vegan! I Haven’t consciously taken pictures of every meal otherwise this page would go on forever but the ones i have taken i wanted to share with you! Each day i learn something new on this lifestyle and it makes me the happiest I’ve ever been! If you have any questions please feel free to message me and follow me on Instagram where i upload regularly @thelifecake  🙂

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Vegan or Ve-gone?

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I’ve been a bit poorly recently and while I’ve been moping about the house i have re-evaluated most things but one thing i am particularly interested in at the moment is veganism. SHOCK! This word to most is an automatic conversation stopper. I don’t know a single vegan in person, actually that is a lie, i know one and we only just met recently but other than that, nill, nothing, none! The health benefits from this diet can be life changing. To give you a bit of history, i used to be a cheese addict, everyday without fail i would have a cheese salad sandwich with Walkers cheese and onion crisps from the local butty van down the road on my lunch break from work. It got that bad that they had my order ready before i even arrived, cringe! I started to get poorly, got extremely bad skin and to put bluntly i felt crap. I went to the doctors had lots of tests and overtime it turned out i was intolerant to dairy. I kind of figured that myself already but for the pure fact i loved cheese, i needed this to be confirmed before i was going to give it up!

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Chocolate covered fruit kebabs

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Well now it’s ‘supposed’ to be spring and heating up slowly, VERY slowly i might add. I thought i’d share a little snack i made this weekend just gone for those summer months which i hope are yet to come!

It’s super simple. You don’t need to be a master chef to do this one. It’s also incredibly versatile. Vegan you say? No problem just use a dairy free alternative such as the Moo Free range chocolate. Take these to work, school, anywhere you like for a healthy treat!

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