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GREEN LEAF MATCHA

9/02/2016


I’ve been enjoying Matcha for a while now and if I’ve learnt anything, it’s that not all Matcha’s are created equal. Just a quick search on Amazon proves that the simple task of ordering a good quality Matcha for a reasonable price is difficult. Yes, there are cheaper alternatives available, but you really do get what you pay for and if it seems too good to be true, it probably is.

When I was approached to review a sample of Green Leaf Ceremonial Matcha Powder (£21 per 30g) I was interested to see whether it was worth the price tag.


The Matcha arrives in a neat little tin which comes with a ring pull to seal in the freshness. Inside there’s a foil bag containing 30g of Organic Ceremonial Matcha Powder*. Straight away I could see that it was of premium quality because of its colour; a vibrant colour not only means a better flavour of Matcha but also more antioxidant powers. The taste did not let me down either! It’s extremely pure, so a little goes a long way. I found that ½ teaspoon was enough for one cup of tea. The powder is very fine so it’s really quick to dissolve and it doesn’t clump.

Once opened the Matcha should be kept away from direct sunlight and used within three months which definitely isn’t going to be a problem for me. I’m sipping on a Matcha latte as we speak!


Disclosure: This is a sponsored post and is my own impartial and honest opinion based on my personal usage of this product. As always, if I don’t like it, I will tell you! This blog only recommends products or services I use personally and believe will be beneficial to my readers. I hope you found my review useful and I’d love to hear your feedback! 


*There are three different grades of Matcha; Culinary, Latte and Ceremonial. Culinary is typically used in cooking and is low in quality. Latte grade is slightly better quality but best blended with milk. Ceremonial is the superior quality and is delicious simply mixed with water!

CHOCOLATE BROWNIE OATMEAL

8/04/2016

This oatmeal is so rich and gooey, it’s like eating a chocolate brownie for breakfast (hence the name). It’s one of my all-time favourites and I’m so excited to share it with you guys!


Ingredients:

  • ½ cup oats 
  • ½-1 cup almond milk 
  • 1 small mashed banana 
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract 
  • 1-2tbsp cacao powder 
  • Fresh raspberries  

Method:

  1. In a small saucepan, bring the oats and 1/2 cup almond milk to boil 
  2. Once the oats are bubbling, turn down the heat Stir in the mashed banana, vanilla extract and cacao and simmer until thick and creamy 
  3. You may want to add some more almond milk at this point if the oats are too thick for your liking (I usually add 1/2 cup) 
  4. Pour into a bowl and top with fresh raspberries, chopped banana or other fresh fruit! 


If you’ve tried one of my recipes, I would love to hear about it! Leave a comment below or tag me on Instagram #healthytwenties

TITIKA ACTIVE COUTURE

8/03/2016
Let’s talk gym clothes for a moment. It’s safe to say that I spend more time in gym leggings than is socially acceptable but they’re just too damn comfy!

I’m always on the hunt for new statement pieces and so when I was asked to photograph an outfit for Titika Active, I couldn’t say no! If you haven’t heard of Titika, they are a Toronto-based brand specialising in transitional active wear. Every item on their website is stylish, effortlessly luxurious and super versatile! Don’t believe me? You can check it out for yourself here.

I paired the Lacey Sports Bra in Black with their Popart Leggings and am wearing a US size 2 in both.





Let me start off by saying that I love this entire outfit! All of the items fit perfectly and are extremely comfortable. The Lacey bra provides great support and the mesh detailing at the front makes it breathable. As for the leggings? They’re perfect! The material is really high quality and they don’t slip down or ride up when exercising. I will definitely be keeping a close eye on what Titika has to offer in the future!   

All views and opinions expressed in the article are my own.


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