Hasslacher’s Sample Box Giveaway!

hasslachers-solid-bar-250g-chocolate-pan

I’m very excited to say that I’ve teamed up with Hasslacher’s to host a giveaway which offers one very lucky person an entire range of Hasslacher’s goodies! Click here to enter, or copy and paste the giveaway URL into your searchbar: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/b0ddb2331/

The prize includes:

Hasslacher’s drinking hot chocolate is simply divine – a unique tasting 100% cacao gourmet hot chocolate made in Colombia where the finest native South American Criollo and Trinitario beans are grown! These rare beans are superior in flavour and constitute only 7% of the total world cocoa produced every year.

hasslachers-solid-bar-250g-chocolate-side
Their company ethos is also admirable, using 100% cacao in all their products and adding no nasties – no added sugar; it’s 100% natural which is why I’m already addicted πŸ™‚
hasslachers-solid-bar-250g-chocolate-top
To get your hands on some gorgeous, chocolately treats, then enter my giveaway or purchase straight from Amazon.
Mindfully, Moni x
Advertisements

Early Bird Snacks Review

As a student, I’ve always been a fan of weekly snack box services which deliver a range of delicious and nutritious food products right to your door – there’s no need for the weekly shop. I have tried out several companies but none were quite like Early Bird‘s Snack Box!

Early BirdΒ deliver 5 deliciously healthy snacks and 2 unique teas every week, designed to help through the working week. To make snacking time that little bit better, the TasteBox also contains music and art from up and coming artists, creating a festival feeling every week!

What I love, is that each TasteBox is unique not only does Early Bird provide 5 snacks and 2 teas, the design of their TasteBox also contains new monthly illustrations from emerging artists (it feels like an exclusive invite to an indie concert!) I think it’s inspirational to see a company giving back to the creative community – it creates such a positive and loving vibe.

From the initial moment of delivery, I feel in love with the vibrancy of the box and then was so excited to open it up to reveal the goodies inside! I like how there’s a mix of sweet and savoury amongst the 5 snacks to really curb those mid-afternoon hunger pangs and cravings. The packaging is really convenient as each snack is in a bite-sized plastic bag which you can slip into your handbag/ rucksack and pull out as and when, without having to rip into loads of exterior packaging.

Another reason to love Early Bird is that they include all the nutritional information for each snack in a handy little leaflet so you can keep an eye on those numbers and remind yourself about how healthy and nutritional these snacks are! Guilt-free snacking in a pleasurable atmosphere is all I can say about Early Bird – I just LOVE the idea of including an exclusive link to an EB music studio mix up πŸ™‚ Great fun and wholesome food.

Mindfully, Moni x

‘Bounty’ Chocolate Coconut Milk

For the last of my three-part Hopps & Woolf featured posts, I would like to share with you all the most deliciously decadent nut milk recipe of all! I’ve always loved the flavour combination of chocolate and coconut as I think it just works so well – the cool, sweet, tropical coconut complements the bitter and chocolately cacao in such a dreamy way that you’ll probably have to save this recipe to your homepage, or print it out to be framed in the kitchen πŸ˜‰ or of course, you can just memorise it of by heart (which will just naturally happen!) 

 


“BOUNTY” CHOCOLATE COCONUT MILK

Ingredients:

  • 60g coconut shavings, soaked for 4hrs (This can be substituted for 60g hazelnuts which have been soaked for 12hrs, in order to make Chocolate-Hazelnut “Nutella” Milk)
  • 6-8tbsp Creative Nature cacao powder {use code MONI10 for 10% discount off entire order}
  • 2-3tbsp coconut sugar (Optional: omit if you like the taste of unsweetened milk but the cacao is quite bitter on its own)
  • 1L fresh water

 
Method:

  1. Add all the ingredients into your Hopps & Woolf Milk Maker and select Programme 1.
  2. Wait 25 minutes for the milk maker to gently heat, pasteurise and blend the ingredients.
  3. Once the programme is complete and the machine begins to beep to signal your milk is ready, turn off the milk maker at the power and take off the lid. Gently sieve the milk into a jug/ container.
  4. Let it cool down before placing in the fridge, or enjoy fresh and hot!
  5. Consume within 7 days of making.

 
 
Remember to use the hashtag #mindfullymade on social media platforms to share with me your creations πŸ™‚

Mindfully, Moni x

Banana Almond Milk

As a follow-up of my previous post where I introduced and reviewed the Hopps and Woolf Milk Maker, I would like to share with you all another delicious nut milk recipe. I’m seriously going mental with all the different flavour combinations possible for making homemade nut milk – it’s an amazing way to personalise your breakfast and add some interesting flavours to your coffee or afternoon tea! Once you’ve experimented with making your own milk, trust me, you will never look back πŸ™‚ 

   


BANANA ALMOND MILK 

 

Ingredients:

  • 60g almonds, soaked for 12hrs
  • 3 medium over-ripe bananas
  • 6-8 medjool dates (soak for at least 4hrs if hard)
  • 1L fresh water
  • Optional spices: 2tsp chai, 2tsp cinnamon, 2tsp apple spice, 2tsp nutmeg (These are simply ideas as a suggestion but feel free to experiment in wake of your own taste preferences; I’d love to hear your own take on this recipe so please drop a comment below!)

    

Method:

  1. Add all the ingredients into your Hopps & Woolf Milk Maker and select Programme 1.
  2. Wait 25 minutes for the milk maker to gently heat, pasteurise and blend the ingredients.
  3. Once the programme is complete and the machine begins to beep to signal your milk is ready, turn off the milk maker at the power and take off the lid. Gently sieve the milk into a jug/ container.
  4. Let it cool down before placing in the fridge, or enjoy fresh and hot!
  5. Consume within 7 days of making.

   

Remember to use the hashtag #mindfullymade on social media platforms to share with me your creations πŸ™‚

Mindfully, Moni x