Vitamin Drink / Shower Gel

VITAMIN DRINK
One of the main unhealthy habits a lot of people have and what is super harmful for your body, is drinking fizzy soda drinks. They’re full of sugar or harmful sweeteners, like aspartame. If you’re one of those people, but you want to live a healthier life, the first thing you should do is cut out that crap. It’s not easy for the people who are really addicted to it though. Your body will ask for it. So why not replace it with another fizzy drink, but then one that has loads of added vitamins? I came across this drink called Alibi. At first I was a bit suspicious about the sweetener, but after looking it up, I learnt it wasn’t one of the bad ones. What doesn’t mean you should go crazy with this drink and drink litres a day though. But I think this is a super good idea, to add vitamins instead of harmful crap. Alibi comes in different flavours (I tried the pomegranate and the blueberry) and I can tell you that they’re very tasty. It’s refreshing with a nice fizz to it, not the one that makes your mouth hurt (really, I don’t understand how people can drink the painful fizz sometimes, but maybe that’s just me..). It’s sweet, but not too sweet and I’m sure it will help you to get rid of your fizzy soda drink cravings. You can buy it at several health shops and the Whole Foods Market. A perfect drink to enjoy this summer!

SHOWER GEL
This is the perfect shower gel. I use this since forever and in a very multi functional way, especially on holiday. I use it as a shower gel (duhh), I wash my hair with it and I use it as a make up remover. So this one product is all you need in the shower, what makes it super handy for when you’re on away. At home I mainly use it to take my make up off. It takes of my waterproof mascara perfectly, without harming my skin. You can get it in different sizes, with a small one under 100ml. This makes it even easier to take with you, if it needs to go in your hand luggage at the airport. At first this product was very liquid and it would have been better to call it shower liquid, but recently they changed that and it’s more like a gel now. This is so so much better! Way to go Lush!

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Coco Choco

img_6348Easyyyy! Sooo delicious! That sums up this recipe. Something everybody needs in life, is hot chocolate. Just sometimes you have to treat yourself and enjoy every sip. This is how I make my delicious hot chocolate and I felt the need to share it with you, especially because it’s still quite cold outside. Tip: It tastes even better after a firm walk. Go out, to a park or just enjoy the London streets. When you get back, you make yourself this and it’s like adding another secret ingredients. Did I already mention that this goodness is guilt free? No refined sugar or other crap. So you can enjoy this to the fullest. I doubled the recipe, so you can share it with your lover or friend. Orrrr.. you can easily safe a portion in the fridge and warm it up the next day. Why not treat yourself 2 days in a row, right?

img_6347HOT CHOCOLATE

Servers: 2

-2 cup Almond milk
-1/2 cup coconut milk
-2 tbs cacao powder
-4 tbs palm sugar
-cinnamon

-Put all the ingredients in the blender and blend for 20 seconds.
-Heat in a sauce pan or if you’re the proud owner of a Vitamix, blend on HighSpeed until heated.
-Sprinkle some cinnamon on top.

Vegan hot chocolate, it’s something everybody needs! Simple as that. Please let me know when you’ve tried it. You can do this in a comment below.. or you can tag me or use #PlanetManel on Instagram. Thank you! X

Simply Heaven

13499836_1178672748843493_1426228282_oSimple and delicious. If this sounds good, then I’m sure you’ll love this recipe! Also it contains peanut butter.. do I need to say more? Chocolate and peanut butter.. I know it gets better and better. Milkshakes are a very good snack. And you can also drink them before or after a sweaty work out. This one especially is very good for that. It’s filling, but filled with energy. I actually made this recipe sort of by accident. I fancied a milkshake and got all the things I liked and could find and put it together. The result was so tasty that I decided to write it down so I can share it with you guys. I hope you’ll like it just as much as me. Enjoy!

13548967_1178672752176826_877614806_o (1)SIMPLY HEAVEN

Serves: 1

300 ml hemp milk
1 (big) tbsp peanut butter
1 frozen banana (chopped)
1 tbsp cocoa
1/2 tsp cinnamon

-Put all the ingredients in the blender and blend until nice and smooth.

Are you going to try this milkshake? Please let me know or show me by using #PlanetManel on Instagram. Thank you! X

Nutty Coconut

13275400_1157046781006090_253796899_oHow I love coconuts and peanut butter.. it’s 2 of the many pleasures in life! So why not make a combination of these 2? That’s why I came up with this very creamy milkshake. It’s the tastiest thing and so simple to make. I always have these ingredients in my house and I don’t want to come across as bossy.. but so should you! Haha! Remember to at least always have a can of coconut milk in your fridge and frozen bananas in your freezer. Because this milkshake is a perfect snack in the afternoon or to use before/after a work out. I’m sure you can find a good time and a good reason to drink it. Here we go..

13288172_1157049931005775_1685540938_oNUTTY COCONUT

serves: 1

250 ml almond milk
1/2 cup coconut cream*
1 frozen banana
1 (big) tbsp peanut butter
1/2 tsp cinnamon
decorate
1 tsp coconut (dried)
1 tsp almonds (chopped)

-Take the cream from the can of coconut milk (you can use the water for smoothies or other recipes) until you have 1/2 a cup.
-Mix all the ingredients in a blender until it’s nice and smooth.
-If you like you van decorate the milkshake with some coconut and chopped almonds.
*the coconut cream is the cream in a can of coconut milk and it works best if it comes from the fridge.

13287978_1157046647672770_1421146283_oDoes this sound mouth-watering to you and are you going to try this? Please let me know or show me by using #PlanetManel on Instagram. Thank you! X