Renna's Discoveries: April 2019

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Nutribuddy Shake Complete - Meal Replacement Drinks

So Nutribuddy have done again .... they have now produced a delicious alternative to food for when you are super super busy.  They have now introduced Meal Replacement Shakes in their healthy range of drinks, so it's all very exciting.
I found out about Nutribuddy in January 2016 when I tried out their original Weight Loss Starter Kit which is now called the Summer Body Kit. This consisted of protein shakes and vitamins and an healthy eating plan. It helped me loose weight and get back into looking after myself more. I started exercising a lot more thanks to the Body Coach Joe Wicks, and I actually felt great. After blogging about Nutribuddy, I actually purchased a lot of their protein sculpting whey, as it was so delicious and it really helped me maintain all my hard work and kept me motivated.
I didn't snack throughout the day and just stuck with 3 healthy meals and a protein shake a day.
Nutribuddy then produced their Breakfast Bundle which included a delicious coconut drink, porridge and seeds. I loved the Breakfast Shake, it tasted great and was so easy to make. The extra bonus is with Nutribuddy drinks, you can add fruit and blend it up to make it different every day. They also have Hot Slim, which is another option to an unhealthy snack. This is a hot drink that makes you feel nice and full so you don't reach for any nasty snack items. I personally haven't tried Hot Slim, but many people have and say how lovely it is, especially before bed in the winter instead of a hot chocolate.

In 2018 Nutribuddy had realized that most of their drinks and products are actually Vegan, so they changed their Whey Protein Shake to a Rice and Pea Protein Shake, so Nutribuddy is now available for absolutely everyone, no-one gets left behind as so to speak. All of their products are cruelty-free and gluten free as well. Bonus .... No more bloat afterwards.
So here we are just three years later, and Nutribuddy now have Shake Complete. This is a replacement meal drink "fully covered by their happiness guarantee".
This isn't a weightloss product, but it is a drink that has been developed with special nutritionists to make sure it contains everything your body needs in a meal. You know those days !! where you're just running around like a mad woman trying to get everything done. It's a On The Go drink, which you can make up where-ever you are, or make it in the morning and leave it in your bag for later.
It's full of those amazing slow-releasing carbs to keep you feeling full and energetic all day.

I love it because, it's healthy, it's filling, it's easy to make, tastes great and keeps the bloat away. If you are familiar with Nutribuddy products, I would say it's very similar to their Breakfast Shake.

The ingredients are :
Gluten free oats, Coconut nectar sugar, Pea, Rice and Hemp protein, Flaxseeds, Desiccated coconut, Chia seeds, Himalayan Salt and lastly Blueberry powder.

And that's it !! No nasty chemicals, no fake sweeteners, no laxatives, no nasties in the slightest, it's all pure whole foods.
At present Nutribuddy have only produced vanilla flavour, but, give it time and I'm sure there will be other flavors to follow. Hmmm, I think a chocolate flavour will be out by the end of the year. (Well, here's hoping anyways)
So, the way to make a Nutribuddy Shake Complete Shake is .... well, it's so easy, literally anyone can follow these instructions:
Fill your Nutribuddy Shaker - which you can buy in pink or black online - to the letter T with Milk or a Dairy Free Alternative ( like Almond Milk, Oat Milk, Hemp Milk, Soya Milk, Cashew Milk ..... gosh so many to choose from..... or, if you're like me, I like to add half water and half milk of somekind )
Then add 4 Nutribuddy scoops of the mix and add your shaker mixer, screw the lid back on and ....well, Shake !! The more you shake, the nicer it is.
That's it and a meal is done. Hence the perfect On The Go drink. No prepping, no cooking, hardly any washing up, and no rubbish, which makes it super great for the environment.

If you are not familiar with Nutribuddy's Breakfast drink, you will find this drink is actually quite bitty. It's not a smooth drink, like their protein shakes, but, if you're ok with bits, you'll love it. The 'bits' are the coconut and flaxseeds, so, it's not lumpy protein or anything yukky like that, its just foodie bits. Alternatively, you can always use a blender if you have the time. Every now and then I like to blend it up with a banana, or some raspberries, or even some strawberries and then take it out with me, or actually if I'm honest, I'll generally down the drink before I go out.
I just want to show you how it's all packaged, as, we are all concerned with how our products are delivered and how much can be recycled. So, firstly, it all comes in a cardboard box, which is a great start, as this can all go in the recycling bin.
Then inside we have the plastic airpockets, which is a lot less plastic than most companies use. So I'm really pleased with Nutribuddys efforts. Eventually I'm sure they will use the paper protectors so it will all be able to be recycled with ease.
Also, the Nutribuddy shaker is a re-usable bottle which can be washed and washed and washed and is also dishwasher safe. I actually still have my original red ones from when I started my Nutribuddy journey which obviously I use for all sorts of liquids and my kids even use them for water bottles at school. They are brilliant, so I now have 5 Nutribuddy shakers in my house. They've never leaked and a great size for your handbag.
Nutribuddy has gone from strength to strength since they started. They make the changes where they think is necessary and are always thinking of the environment as well as your health. The Breakfast bundle comes with a glass storage pot which is very convenient and sits perfectly on my kitchen worktop. I use it for my protein powders and now the Shake Complete has this gorgeous rose gold storage pillar. So this can also be used again for kitchen storage or .... whatever you fancy storing in it.
I know that food is amazingly important for us and a good healthy balanced diet is all we need. So having shakes when you are too busy to eat s the next best thing, and I personally would highly recommend Nutribuddy for lots of reasons. You've only got to read my other blog posts to find out why I love it. However, for now have a look at Nutribuddy's website to get ordering Nutribuddy Shake Complete.

An added bonus is Nutribuddy have a point system, so the more you buy, the more points you make and every now and then you'll get an order for free with all your points. Woohoo !!! 

Nutribuddy also has an amazing back story to how it started and why, which makes me love it even more. Read all bout the Founder Ella here ..... Ella's Story

*A massive thank you to Nutribuddy for selecting myself to review the Shake Complete, it's now yet another product I love !!

Monday, April 01, 2019

Procoal London - Charcoal Facial Scrub Review

Procoal London have an amazing deal on at the moment with their Activated Charcoal at half price !! It is normally £19.99 and now it is £8.99 so get ordering before the price goes back to normal.
This is a wonderful face scrub, as well as being completely cruelty free and gentle on the skin. Great for everyone then !!
Procoal also sell Shampoo Bars which are going to be in everyones bathrooms in the next few years, as we faze out unnecessary plastics. I'm sure that Procoal can make a lot of of their products plastic free in years to come, so this is why you should start following this brand.
Alongside Shampoo Bars, they also produce Teeth Whitening powder and strips, Face Masks and Natural Vegan Deodorant.
Procoal is a Wife & Husband Team, and they started in just 2016 with the view of using only natural and cruelty free ingredients. Charcoal is obviously incredibly natural and can be produced in the UK.
Charcoal has been widely used for teeth whitening for a few years now, which is quite mind boggling really, considering charcoal is black. However, you make it into a paste and brush your teeth for a few minutes, and then rinse off and brush your teeth with your own toothpaste. Voila, white teeth.... OK, it takes a while, but there is a lot of evidence that it works.
So now we are using charcoal all over our bodies as it's also great for our skin. The grittiness of the charcoal makes it a great natural exfoliator and it also helps draw out impurities from the skin, which will give you fresh clean skin. As this is such a natural product, people of any ages can use it, and it is especially good for people with extra oily skin.
 When I first opened Procoal's Charcoal face Scrub, I thought it was going to be really dark like other products I have used, however, it's actually really light with charcoal crushed into it. So, it doesn't look scary at all and it doesn't leave a dirty sink. You know what I mean....
I like to use a small amount in my hand and add a tiny amount of water and rub it all over my face and use circular motions to get it really cleaning the skin. Then I prefer to use a wet flannel or muslin cloth to clean it off. The results are beautiful soft silky skin.
I would highly recommend this product, I really liked it and as I said before, I think this brand is going to be huge.
Have a look at their website and use my link below for a 20% Discount on your purchases.

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They are really trying to get noticed, so currently ALL of their products are already reduced, so by up to half price, so try it now whilst they are an excellent price and let me know how you get on.

*Gifted Product - Honest Review