Healthy Start – Granola Mix

More than 6 months ago, I bought Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals Cookbook and despite the fact that the meals should only take 15 minutes to prepare, they are Jamie Oliver (JO) minutes and at the moment, Amy minutes = 10 x JO minutes or there abouts haha.

Anyhow, enter annual leave and it doesn’t matter how long a task takes so I thought I’d give his homemade granola a go after falling in love with the granola at Henry and the Fox (go try it – divine!).

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Juice that fights for you – Probiotics in a bottle!

If you began following me on Instagram in the early days, you’d know that I was a bit of a ‘juicer’ :D.  In the mornings, it fills me up and wakes me up at the same time and I’d choose a glass of freshly made juice over coffee any day!

Lately however, I’ve been a bit time poor and had to revert to the store bought variety.  Though, it still beats coffee in the morning for me, I am weary of the fact that there may be a lot of added sugar and artificial colourings.  Plus, with the winter coughs and colds all around me, I was on the lookout for something that would particularly boost my immune system … enter Heinz’ Golden Circle Healthy LifeTM Fruit Juice with Probiotic Cultures!  

The first of it’s kind in Australia, these juices provide a dairy-free dose of daily probiotic goodness!  Now if you are like me, you might be wondering, “What are probiotics?”

Probiotics are friendly bacteria that can survive in the human digestive system and are shown to be beneficial to your wellbeing… in my head, they are like little soldiers that go out and protect you from nasty bugs that want to drain you of your energy!  *fight pose*

Anyhow, given that it is still a new product, it comes in only two flavours: Breakfast and Apple and Mango (both come in 300ml or 1L bottles).  Lucky for me, I’m a fan of both of these flavours so I happily had my little 300ml on the way to work the other day:

Note: I was not driving in this photo….

Now this is just me, but I’m generally peckish after about 11am no matter what I’ve eaten beforehand. However, somehow this 300ml of juice kept me going without tummy rumbles until lunchtime!  Win!  Not one of the advertised benefits of this product but still amazing in my books :D.

this angle makes the 1L look so small…

I liked the Breakfast flavour so much that I had it after dinner tonight as well hehe.  It’s great anytime of the day because I know that I’m getting twice the recommended amount of Vitamin C (per serving) and did I mention that no added sugar or artificial colours or flavours?

Au naturel – Why am I speaking French? Je ne sais pas…

Overall, I’m a pretty happy camper after trying this product and want to thank Nuffnang for giving me an opportunity to review it :).  Presently they are on sale at a supermarket that will remain unnamed but has a two-syllable title and green in its logo so I wouldn’t just listen to me rave about it but go out and try it for yourself :).

This has been a Product Talk review sponsored by Nuffnang.

Question:  What’s your favourite juice flavour?

♥ Ames