Home made Nakd bars, gluten free / vegan / no added sugar healthy snacks

I’m going to start off with wishing you all a very happy 2016, hope you’ve all set your goals by now, however this post is not about ‘new years resolutions’ (personally I think you can set yourself a goal anytime of the year, why wait till January ?!?)
But this post may help any of you that want to take a step to become healthier, perhaps cut down on sugary foods or want to try raw/vegan/gluten free treats…

I have loved and been regularly eating Nakd bars since I first tried them 2 years ago, but 75p each is kinda expensive if you want to eat a couple a day… that adds around £42 a month on my food shop just for Nakd bars! You’re havin’ a bubble!!

They tell you exactly whats in each bar on the packet in percentages so that’s dead easy to convert into a recipe….. so I did…..
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I got 12 bars and 12 balls (or around 20 bars) for £3 (plus I have plenty of cocoa left for the next lots)
It would cost £15 to buy 20 Nakd bars, so this treat gives you a healthy waistline as well as a healthy bank balance **WIN WIN**
So heres how its done, its so easy…

I put 400g of softened dates

70g of raw cashews

and 1&1/2 tsp of Cocoa powder

in the food processor blitz until it all came together and made a cookie dough consistency, then put the mixture in the fridge for 30 mins to cool/harden which makes it easier to work with as it is quite sticky
Then, rolled out the mixture on a surface sprinkled with more cocoa and cut into bars or rolled into balls (some of the balls I rolled in crushed cashews). Done! Bobs ya uncle!
Keep them refrigerated or they do freeze so pop half of them in the freezer and get them out when you’re running out

Hope you’ve enjoyed reading this, give it a go its really easy

Hx

 

 

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Liebster award

I have been nominated to do this by JezebelTuesday .
The Liebster Award is sharing of questions for bloggers with under 200 followers.
The rules are: answer 11 questions, tag 11 bloggers and ask another 11 questions.
 Questions given to me were……

1. Savory or sweet?

Both! It depends on my mood, I Loooooove food!

2. Dream job?

My current job is pretty much my dream job, working in fashion, for myself. supplying vintage and on trend clothes and accessories to fabulous ladies. Also styling stage productions, supplying clothing or accessories to local fashion shows, London Transport Museum, Gok Wan, ITV, and most recently Richard Sinnott the creative director for Michael Kors!!

I am also currently doing a hairdressing NVQ so not only I can make your outfit look fab, but also your hair!!

I’ve got so much more up my sleeve, so watch this space

3. What’s in your bag?

I’ve just tidied it out so you’re in luck otherwise it would of been a lot messier than this!…

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Business cards/flyers

Magic foldable brush and mirror thingy

Champneys Hand & Nail cream

Ibuprofen tablets

Loreal Privee by Cheryl. Lipstick shade ‘Cheryl’s Nude’

Original Chapstick

Yves Saint Laurent Paris Perfume

Car Keys

Student Pass

Phone

Chanel Purse

Diary/Notebook

Pens

 

4. If you could learn any language, which one would you learn?

I’d love to speak better french, I can read it better than I speak it, when I speak french I just think I sound like an idiot.

5. Favorite memory?

One of my all time favorite memories are my trips to Liverpool, its my favorite city, I always have so much fun there

Pub crawls, shopping, sight seeing & visiting all the Beatles places like there childhood houses, The Cavern, the art college etc. These photos are of myself on The Mersey Ferry, outside Mendips (John Lennon’s childhood home) and inside John’s bedroom at Mendips

6. If you could have any magic power, which one would you choose?

To be able to wake up with hair done, make up done, already dressed in a fab outfit…..From bed to car in 30 seconds

Just so I could have 20 mins more in bed, snoozing!

7. Why did you start blogging?

I started blogging years ago and have had a few blogs from time to time, but never kept them up, so you lot have to help me keep this one up to date !!

I started blogging to interact with fashion/style minded people and as a sort of online journal

8. Pet hate?

Bitchy Girls!!

Be nice girls! Putting someone else down doesn’t make you better, just makes you a BITCH! You’ll get a lot further by being nice to people

9. If you only had one day to live, what would your last meal be?

Chips!!! Vegetable curry and chips! mmmmmm! followed by Millionaires cheesecake

10. Favorite pastime, other than blogging?……….

I also like Reading, Listening to music, Doing hair, Thrifting, Journaling, Taking photos, Walking my dog, Hanging out with my friends and family

11. If you could only take 1 possession with you to a desert island, what would you take?

My Sadie because she’d keep me entertained

I nominate…..

Jayley Summer

The Chill Girl

Unique

The Velvet Epidemic

Jessica Marksbury

Sixties Twist

Anna Jasmine

Zwee_V

House of Summersville

Bien – Aimee

Bumbledee

And my questions for you are…
1. What is your name?
2. What is your favorite TV show?
3. If you could travel to anywhere in the world where would it be?
4. what is your favorite clothes shop?
5. What is your biggest achievement so far?
6. What would you like to achieve this year?
7. What was your last Instagram photo?
8. If you won the lottery what is the first thing you would buy?
9. Do you have any pets?
10. What are your plans for your next blog post?
11. what are your plans for today/tomorrow?
 Thanks for reading…
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