The super lovely folks down at The Protein Ball Co surprised me with a new year treat and popped me over their new flavours of balls!!

We have Peanut Butter and Jam and Raspberry Brownie! Not only do these flavours taste as good as they sound but folks they’re vegan protein too! Made with plant protein powder (from pea and nice) these delicious snacks will fit into everyone’s routine!

The original peanut butter balls were one of my faves before but now we have PB&J it’s time for those to move over as this has taken the top spot in my books!  Perfect pre workout, post workout or just a snack on-the-go at around 150 calories a bag of 6 balls you can’t go wrong.


You can get yours direct from the site here or see their stockists here!


And my fellow David Lloyd members they are available in the restaurants!


Has anyone else tried these? Whats your favourite flavour?

H x

Turkey Mince and Sweet Potato Pie

Turkey Mince and Sweet Potato Pie

Prep time- 30 minutes

Cook Time- 30 minutes

Serves- 4


  • 1 TBSP Olive Oil
  • 4/5 Medium Sweet Potatoes
  • 1 Medium Onion
  • 400g Turkey Mince Meat
  • 100g Mushrooms
  • 100g Peas
  • 100g Sweetcorn
  • A chicken or vegetable stock cube
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Gravy Granules
  • Chilli Flakes
  • Salt and Pepper


Below is an easy step-by-step guide! Enjoy! Nutritious and delicious and warming for the winter! Thanks for dropping by! H x


The Protein Ball Co Review

The lush people at The Protein Ball Co were kind enough to send me one of their sample packs to try all the different types of protein and flavours!

Photo taken from The Protein Ball Co website

They 3 different types of protein to cater to different tastes and dietary requirements- vegan protein, whey protein and egg white protein! They come in 6 delicious flavours- peanut butter, cherry and almond, goji and coconut, cacao and orange, coconut and macadamia and lemon and pistachio, so definitely something to suit all tastes!

The bags have 6 balls in them and are seriously surprisingly filling! My two favourite flavours by far were peanut butter (whey protein) and cherry and almond (egg white protein). They are so lush and feel just like you’re having a treat, you can also really taste the flavour which they say they are which can be rare with snacks like these.

I have been taking them to work as part of my meal-snack-meal-snack-meal-snack sequence of eating and they’re just perfect for pre and post workout. Half a bag for a mid afternoon refuel and then the other half of the bag after the gym to get that protein hit to repair!

You can order them direct if you wanna give them a try from The Protein Ball Co online store and its free delivery over £30! Also if you don’t fancy buying in bulk you can get the from Holland and Barrett online and in store and they’re included in their buy one get one half price offers so even better value! For a full list of stockists to see where you can grab them here!

All bags have under 200 calories and they range from 7-10g of protein!

So what are you waiting for?? Get yourself some to try! Whats not to like? Gluten free, wheat free, GMO free, vegetarian and all natural!!

Definitely my new favourite snack and I can’t wait to restock!

Have you guys tried these? What did you think?

Thanks for reading! H x

Exercise for PMA

Hey friends,

It’s Friday night and I’ve just got home from a jog, not a long one but enough to take my breath away. The route and scenery on my travels were severely mediocre but none the less I’ve got home feeling so invigorated and re-energised. I was so exhausted when I finished work today that I sacked off the gym and I felt lethargic and grouchy…until my run! Now I feel that same sense on mental clarity that is consistent after every time I do any kind of exercise that challenges me.

All my life I always thought I would be someone who despised exercise and fitness forever, but a few years ago when I found myself broken from a crappy breakup from an even crappier relationship alongside being overweight, down on myself and pretty all around depressed I decided it was time to do something about it and I hired myself a private PT. To cut a long story short this was the turning point in a long journey which I am still on (much of which I will delve into deeper at a later date) where I discovered the power of positive mental attitude which I never could have even considered was an option until I started regular exercise.

Not only does it make you feel so positive that you are moving in the right direction with whatever goal motivates you to do it but you feel so much lighter, more cleansed somehow. My thoughts are cleared, possibilities seem endless, ambitions seem reachable. It just makes the cup half full. It opened my eyes to something that anyone can do that physically- and more vitally for me mentally- makes you feel so much better. I’m not super fit by any means- sometimes I wouldn’t even say I’m fit, I can’t run for more than about 1.5km without stopping and I still have only managed 80% of a body attack class but there is something to be said for trying your absolute hardest and gradually getting better.

If you have a pair of trainers and some road to run I highly recommend it if you’ve had a bad day. Nothing like it to clear the cobwebs.

Has any one else got any stories like these?

H x

My Fitness Pal- A life saver for weight loss

Hey lovelies!


I know this is a really well known app but it surprises me still how many people have never heard of it when I’m raving about it so I thought I would share the features and benefits. If you are considering trying to lose weight, start a healthy eating regime, go on a new diet, change your existing diet by going vegan or veggie or just like to keep track of what you eat my fitness pal is amazing, it will track, educate, inspire and help you on your journey! Its available in the Apple app store and or Android too for FREE!

My fitness pal for me personally- more than anything- just opened up my eyes to how many calories you can sometimes intake without even realizing it! One great thing is that it has a scanner facility so you can physically scan the packet of what you’re going to eat and it inputs all of the information for you, you just need to alter how much you ate of what you scanned, there is of course a manual feature too! You input how much exercise you have done, how much water you have drank and handily it also has a built in pedometer so it will tell you how many steps you have done and what that is in calories burnt. The range of foods stored into MFP is just so vast and amazing, including many popular restaurant chains too so you can still stay strict and focused even when eating out! For the more advanced trackers you can add tour foods by the single gram too if you don’t want to approximate.

When you first sign up it will take all of your details such as- your height, weight, goals and activity levels and then based on the information you have supplied it will work out how many calories you need to eat to achieve your goals, this doesn’t always have to be weight loss, it can be to help you gain weight too or just maintain. You can also put progress pictures on there too so you can really visually see the development of your goals. As you update your weight progress there is a graph too which measures your loss/gain or shows the maintenance.

A feature that I find really interesting too is the nutrients and macros. Nutrients shows you where you are sitting VS the RDA or a custom goal you have set yourself. This is so good because you could possibly be really lacking in a certain nutrient or having too much of something- commonly for a lot of people this will be sugar from overeating even good things like fruit and too high cholesterol from eating too many eggs or other high cholesterol foods.

The macros feature is like a pie chart of the balance of your macros- macros are your carbs, protein and fats and again is a good way to track if you are having a well balanced diet.


So what do you have to lose? It’s free, if nothing more it is a fantastic digital food diary, it certainly could teach anyone a thing or 2 about their own diet and what they are eating and it congratulates you when you do well!

Thanks for reading! Has anyone else found this or any other app really handy? I couldn’t live without this now!