Wednesday, 27 January 2016

HOW TO: PROTEIN PANCAKES

If you saw my last post here about eating alternative snacks/meals in order to get into shape this year, you'll know that this is going to be a little series I'm starting to hopefully motivate myself and you guys if you need that extra little kick up the bum to get toned for summer!

I've got so many events to look forward to this year and one of them is a holiday to Majorca with my mum in April, and I wanna be looking and feeling a little better than I do currently. So healthy eating combined with working out whenever I get the chance will hopefully have the desired effects!

So without further wait, let me introduce you to Protein Pancakes. Holy smokes. If you can't tell already the main thing I struggle with is my sweet tooth, but these are ideal for that! I either have them for breakfast on my days off or as a snack after a serious gym session.




To make these pancakes, you will need:

50g Oats
Milk (of your preference)
Protein Powder - Vanilla
Peanut Butter
2 Eggs

For toppings:

Natural Yoghurt
Nuts, Seeds and Fruit are optional!

Chuck it all in a blender or smoothie maker to combine all the ingredients and cook as you would a normal pancake! I find that adding a tiny bit of coconut oil to the pan first makes them cook perfectly.

I'd absolutely love it if you guys tried out this recipe and let me know how you got on! Be sure to tag me on Instagram, or Tweet me and I'll reply to every comment and post!

P.S If you want more fitness goodness check out my recent YouTube video featuring all my fitness faves!



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Sunday, 24 January 2016

JANUARY BIRCHBOX 2016

Ever wanted all your monthly subscription boxes in one place? Well I was recently contacted by Allsubscriptionboxes.co.uk to see if I wanted to try out the January Birchbox and of course I said yes! With it still being January, I love any excuse to try out new brands and see what works best for my skin for the new year, and since the post went live on their website you're now looking at the Birchbox Ambassador for ASB!




Whats inside this January BirchBox?
  • Benefit They're Real Tinted Primer - £18.50.
  •  Eyeko Fat Liquid Liner - £12.00. 
  • Caudalie Fleur De Vigne Shower Gel - £9.00. 
  • Parlor Moisturizing and Repairing Shampoo and Conditioner - £16.00 (each). 
  • Absolution L`Eau Soir Et Matin £27.00.  
I did a full review of all the products here if you want to check them out, some of which I'll definitely repurchase and some would make fantastic gifts for all those ladies in your life! Let me know what you think in the comments and be sure to stay tuned for more Birchbox unboxings. 

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*This Birchbox was sent to me to review from AllSubscriptionBoxes, however all thoughts and opinions are my own.


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Friday, 15 January 2016

GOOGLE COURSE AND NEW PLL! - VLOG

How are we half way through January already! If you hadn't of guessed by now, I started up a YouTube channel late on in 2015 and have been determined to stick to it by creating one video a week - be it a vlog or a sit down chatty video. So today I have another vlog for you! Just click this link here to be taken straight over.


Be sure to let me know your thoughts in the comments and anything I can improve on, and as always follow me on all my social media to stay up to date with my posts and videos!









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Saturday, 9 January 2016

CUTTING THE CRAP-PLES

I was going to start this post by body shaming myself and saying how gross I feel and that I'm aiming to be a healthier happier person this year, but I've been so positive so far in 2016 that I'm cutting the crap and I'm just gonna roll with it.

I've been trying out a tonne of new recipes this year in order to improve my health and fitness and I have so much determination to get to where I want to be, however - my main downfall for me is my eating habits, I work in a job that means being on my feet for 9 hours a day on average so when I come home I binge on naughty food when watching Netflix and chilling with my friends. Sooo I took it upon myself to find some healthier alternatives to change the poor lifestyle I was leading before and this is the first!

Now I can't be the only one that craves chocolate on an everyday basis? Like I'm not even joking I have the biggest sweet tooth ever! I went to the gym a few days ago, came home and cooked up a delicious stir fry, sat down to watch some YouTube videos and BAM there was the craving. Like someone has slapped me around the face with an invisible bag of Reece's PB cups! I resisted temptation and started raiding the cupboards like a mad woman in attempt to find a healthier alternative. A couple of days previous I had just done a super healthy M&S shop, so had a fruit bowl brimming at the edges and I spotted the peanut butter in the cupboard.. You know what happened next. Apple slices with peanut butter. Holy moly, don't get me wrong I'd still chose Reece's any day but they're pretty good and also a much better alternative!

*Image from Pinterest

It's so simple, you literally chop up an apple into however many pieces you desire and add a hhuge dollop of peanut butter. Voila! I don't know how I managed to write an entire post dedicated to apples and PB but if you're looking to make one change this year, try cutting out the chocolate a little and replacing it with these bad boys. I'd love to hear from you if you try it out - just Tweet me @Charlotte Rumsby.

I'm also still running my Twitter giveaway, for £30 worth of Luxemme vouchers so be sure to check that out if you fancy entering! Thank you so much for all the support on my blog and YouTube channel over the past couple of weeks too, keep your eye out for a little surprise when I hit my 2 year blogging birthday!


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Tuesday, 5 January 2016

EVERYDAY GRWM MAKE UP - VIDEO

Happy New Year! I'm aware it's been 2016 for a while now, but I'm a busy gal and between working and being hungover on random weekdays, It's been super hard to get any form of blog post written up.  BUT, I'm loving filming for my YouTube channel recently so I've just uploaded my "Everyday GRWM Make Up" video! Be sure to head over and give it a watch - and if you're feeling super generous why not subscribe?... It's free after all.


Let me know your thoughts and ideas in the comments for any upcoming content you want to see in 2016 and make sure you enter my Twitter giveaway to win £30 worth of Luxemme vouchers - it's open internationally!


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