Refreshing coconut and mango smoothie | Recipe

Coconut and mango smoothie

I know it’s kind of not exactly the weather for smoothies any more, but that doesn’t stop Jacob asking for them! So I thought a smoothie would be the perfect first recipe to try in the High Power Blender that I have been sent from the Panasonic Kitchen. The great thing about this coconut and mango smoothie recipe in this blender is that you can just chuck all the ingredients in, press the smoothie programme, and off you go. No need to pulse or anything to break ingredients up, as it does it all for you.

Coconut milk is a perfect addition to a smoothie, and I went even more tropical by adding mango as well. I also chucked some oats and chia seeds in for a bit more goodness, and voila; a tasty coconut and mango smoothie that is wonderful as part of breakfast or for a quick snack during the day. This is one of those lovely thick smoothies where the straw actually stays stood up –  love those!
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October Degustabox | Subscription Box Review

October Degustabox subscription Box review

It’s always an exciting day when I know our Degustabox is on its way. I love opening it up and seeing what’s inside. There hasn’t really been any that I’ve been disappointed in; I think there has only been 2 or 3 products over the last few months that I haven’t particularly liked. So for the amount you get in each Degustabox, I think that’s pretty good going!

  • Enjoy 10 to 15 surprise products, many are completely new to the market!
  • Receive your Degustabox every month filled with goodies.
  • All for much less than you would pay in the shops!

So what was inside the October Degustabox?

October Degustabox contents

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Slow cooker 5 bean chilli | Recipe (Slimming World friendly)

Slow cooker 5 bean chilli recipe. In slow cooker

I love my slow cooker, and especially at this time of year it comes out a lot. One of my favourite one pot meals to cook in there is a chilli. It’s usually a beef chilli but I decided to do a veggie one this time using the beans I received in my September Degustabox. I added a variety of tinned beans to make a 5 bean chilli – it’s totally syn free on Slimming World too, and makes a great EESP meal 🙂

This one is fairly hot but you could use mild chilli powder instead, or halve the amount of hot chilli powder. I love spicy food so I don’t mind the heat factor! You don’t have to use the same beans I’ve used either; whatever is available will be fine.

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Orange & lime battenberg | Recipe

Orange & lime battenberg - NSIWE

It’s been a few weeks since I joined in with the #GBBOBloggers2016 bake along; it was The Husband’s birthday, then the week after it was my birthday, and this week I am very last minute as I have been having Internet connection issues and getting incredibly annoyed! Anyway. It seems to be working again for now, so here I am!

We’ve all been feeling under the weather and with it being Tudor week, everything just looked… well, complicated! I didn’t really fancy any of it to be honest, but in the end I decided I would have a go at a battenberg; it does contain marzipan so hopefully it’s allowed! It’s not exactly a marzipan showstopper, but never mind…

Instead of the traditional pink and yellow Battenberg, I’ve gone for orange and green, seeing as it’s approaching Halloween too! I matched the colours to lime flavour and orange flavour. I only added zest rather than juice, so they aren’t powerfully citrus, just a delicate flavour.
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September Degustabox | Subscription Box Review

September Degustabox review

As you may be aware, I really love receiving a surprise Degustabox through the door once a month. September was no different, but I also decided to do an unboxing video which you can find below; you will see I had a little helper who was very noisy! But he’s cute so I’ll let him off 😉 The boys and The Husband also tried some of the products with me this month. I can also say this box had one of my favourite products so far.

  • Enjoy 10 to 15 surprise products, many are completely new to the market!
  • Receive your Degustabox every month filled with goodies.
  • All for much less than you would pay in the shops!

So what was inside the September Degustabox?

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