Nutrition

London

I visited Bea’s of Bloomsbury for some afternoon tea and had a great time. The decor is a luminous pink before entering, but once you’re inside it’s very soft and stripped back in colour. There’s a lot of pure white and pastel pink shades going on.

Cakes and sandwiches? A little dry, but tasty nonetheless. I particularly enjoyed the scones. Tea? The best. I love Bea’s teas. 

Beas

Beas of Bloomsbury

 

 

Brasserie of Light

This is hands down the best restaurant I have ever visited. It’s not just because my spirit animal (the pegasus) hangs from the wall, above you. It’s also because the food here is up there with the best I’ve ever had.

I went for the Pegasus Afternoon Tea and was treated to some of the best sandwiches and cakes, ever.

My favourite part of the whole thing is the way the Pegasus afternoon tea gets served. Steam emits from below and behind the tray, I wish I’d recorded it. It’s quite something.

Last thing I’d like to mention though, when you first see the Pegasus, your heart will skip a beat. I genuinely thought it was going to fall on-top of me. Be prepare to be in awe if you pay the Brasserie of Light a visit.

You can find it in Selfridges.

I love cereal. I could quite literally have cornflakes for breakfast, lunch and dinner without getting bored or sick of it. There is just so much variation… Having said that, I am very particular about the cereals that I eat. In fact, I’ll go as far as to say that I’ve only ever really loved like four cereals in my time… Off the top of my head, those four are: Crunchy NutHoney Cheerios, Coco Pops and now… Blueberry Wheats.

I’ve got a confession, I stopped eating Coco Pops (which was always my go-to) just last year after discovering that there is as much sugar in a single/in a relationship/married serving of Coco Pops as there is in a Coke can. That amounts to 35%. This is ridiculous. Look, I knew it wasn’t (exactly) healthy, but I didn’t think it was that unhealthy.

So, rather than having Cheerios every morning or evening, I’ve now started alternating between them and these little pillows of blueberry juicy goodness! ICYMI: they’re wholegrain too. Not partialgrain… But: WHOLE!

Blueberry Wheats are pillows filled with blueberry jam, I am obsessed with them. They are not only a lot healthier for you than Coco Pops, but dare I say it… They taste better too! I’m someone who could quite easily substitute fruit over chocolate. I just love fruit.

I disliked Shreddies (the original cereal pillows) because I always found them tasteless… However, these are Shreddies, but tastier — with jam inside. #YUM 😋

If I’m honest, blueberry flavouring is one of my most favourite flavourings… For instance, I’d prefer a blueberry muffin to a chocolate chip one, any day. If there’s a blueberry something and other, I’ll choose the blueberry one, always.

I can’t say I’m particularly a fan of the fruit itself – eaten raw – though… But, the flavouring (in other products such as jam or yoghurt) is one of the best (second to strawberry). I mean, I love blueberry smoothies…

That said, I can’t justify eating a pack of raw blueberries (which are practically the pre-smoothie phase), without yoghurt or something to accompany them…

I find that blueberries (eaten raw) can be* tasteless. Blueberries, to me, taste just like water with a very mild hint of fruit. Blueberries are the celery of fruits, in my opinion… But, someone has really enhanced their flavour when putting them in jam, yoghurts etc. Thank you, kind person!

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Anyway, I love blueberry things, and this is a blueberry cereal which found its way into my basket (and mouth)… If you’re into this kind of thing (fruits and/or cereals), then it should find its way into yours too! Oh, before I forget, it’s £2 and exclusive to Sainsbury’s.

PSA: you won’t find Theresa May and her friends frolicking in your bowl of Blueberry Wheats… So, if that’s not a bonus, I don’t know what is.

Disclaimer: Blue is my favourite colour, obvs. So, I have nothing bad to say about blue things…

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Healthy. Hearty. Good food. Fast.

The colours and flavours of each bowl are second to none, and irreplaceably moriesh. 

Oh. My. Word. I have never, ever, ever… tasted anything as fresh and as good, as this, ever.

I have been secretly indulging in this for around two months, but I felt the need to blog about it today because a new branch is opening in London’s Spitafields on Monday, charging 1p per bowl (raising money for Elton John’s AIDS charity). Therefore, you’ll be eating the best meal in the world, and helping a good cause.

Wow. I think I just discovered that I am obsessed pennies. Apparently, it’s all I seem to talk about these days… 🙈

So, anyway, if you love sushi, and want it deconstructed, in a bowl… Welcome to Ahi Poké. I’m not even joking, their tuna sashimi chunks are the best tuna sashimi chunks that I have ever tasted. Hawaii…

My personal favourite is the Oahu. But, I’ve also been into the Sweet Green recently too… I love Pokés, and Ahi’s in particular! They can poke me any day… 😋

If you’re lucky, Deliveroo can deliver this to you… If not, go to central London or Spitafields (as of Monday) for your fix! You won’t regret it. Good food, good produce, good deals.

The best part? You also get the option to build your bowls… Make your own. Be creative. Choose from a list of toppings, sauces and bases… You know you want to!

Disclaimer: vegetarians are welcome. The tofu is delicious and freshly sourced. #TastyAF #OrderYoursNOW #Enjoy #EatWell

Wow! Thrice in one day… Aren’t you lucky?! I promise to make this my last post, because I’m on my way to a spa weekend – so I’ll have very little, if any at all access to my blog.

I wanted to share my favourite supplements (some of which I’m sure you’re familiar) and how they’ve helped me…

If you know me, you know that apart from the money I put aside for my future, I spend the rest in Holland & Barretts and/or Lush. Literally, those two are the only stores that I shop at.

Anyway, I’ve always been really into supplements, but taking it all more seriously of late because they’re honestly a life changer… I used to be lethargic, lacking in energy… My skin went through breakouts regularly and my hair was hard to maintain… I was a mess… I’m probably still a mess, let’s not beat around any (armpit) bushes… But, I’m less of a mess than I once was, admittedly. What’s changed? My life and more so, my lifestyle…

Obviously my most recent skincare routine and diet has been helping… But, outside of that, I’ve been taking care of the problems within. I’ve started by taking Pilfood (great for hair thinning, dry scalp and hair loss/damage), Juice Plus Berry (for great overall health), Cayanne Pepper along with Apple Cider Vinegar tablets (for extra help to burn fat/calories, eliminating cravings for unhealthy snacks). I’ve also started walking a lot more… Look, I’ve not seen miraculous changes, but I’ve seen changes nonetheless. Literally, just a mere hour after taking Juice Plus Berry, I am bursting with energy and don’t feel lazy. It’s actually strange. It’s weird that three little tablets can give you such a boost.

Apple Cider Vinegar and Cayanne Pepper are the ones less likely to show you a difference straightaway. However, I did start noticing changes a couple of weeks after taking them. For instance, I was less bloated and my body looked less water retention stricken.

Pilfood? It’s been something my mum’s talked about for years… My mum really benefitted from using them, and I’ve started to. This is a new tablet for me, so I can’t say, I, myself have have been taking it long enough to give it a fair assessment. However, I’ll circle back and let you know soon. The biggest change on the hair front though is that I’ve started – dare I say it – putting a brush to thy hair, twice a day. I have also been plaiting it in two. Plaiting hair helps keep it clean, healthy, stronger (and apparently it helps it grow over time)? I’m not sure about the latter, but it’s something I heard once.

Finally (but not entirely so), and lastly, this is less of a supplement… But, the secret to banishing premature greying of the hair is drinking powdered yeast with milk. Look, there is no way of sugar coating this… It is hand on heart the vilest thing I’ve ever tried, but it apparently helps. So, I’ve been taking it with almond milk and honey. Gross but helpful.

Also, a great shampoo & conditioner combo that I’ve tried whilst taking Pilfood is the HairBurst one… Yep, you’ve guessed it… That too can be found at Holland & Barretts. Oh, and I think the Penny Sale is still happening in store… So, if you’d like to buy one and get the other for 1p, choose H&B!

Disclaimer: although all are organic and only use the most natural of ingredients, I am not sure if they’re entirely suitable for vegetarians. It’s best to check before purchasing. Also, supplements only work when used in conjunction with a healthy diet and lifestyle. You cannot take them as a replacement of food. Similarly, you cannot take them on their own, without putting real work in place, and notice a healthier change. The changes start from within.

Ciao for niao,

Miamii