Sorry for disappearing yet again! Travelling during the festive season and finishing up my writing jobs for the year leaves little time for blogging. Planning something else has also been taking up a lot of my time (see below!).
My time in London has come to an end and I arrived in Oslo today. Our flight was delayed by two hours, which was not pleasant considering we woke up at 4am for nothing! It’s not as cold here as I thought it would be, so I’m surviving.
My friend and I are here until December 27, then we are off to Stockholm. We were planning to separate on January 1 but, in a crazy moment of spontaneity, I’ve changed my plans at the last minute. I will still head to Paris for a romantic weekend on my own (while she spends a week with her boyfriend in Ireland #foreveralone), but then I will meet her back in London…. as we will be flying to Guatemala on the 10th!
We will spend a month there, and then fly back in London together for a few more days, where she will head back to Australia and I will finally head off to Paris. It’s all a bit crazy, but that’s my life, right?
I was luckily able to push back my accommodation, language course, and a job interview in Paris by six weeks. I’m lucky my friend can take nine weeks off to travel with me, too! She is pretty much the only person on the planet I could spend 60 days in a row without murdering. She is studying in Guatemala, so I will be working as normal for the whole month.
I’ve missed London and my friends there so much. If money was no object, I would happily spend my time alternating between Paris and London every three months. At this rate, I have no idea what the future holds, so I’m not going to rule anything out.
Now, on to the topic of today’s post!
A few weeks ago, Myprotein reached out to me to see if I’d be interested in a product review. It just so happened that I was heading to London anyway, so I could happily accept the delivery!
First up, I tried the Impact Whey Protein in Natural Chocolate, which I have tried numerous times before. It’s a tasty protein powder with solid macros – 21g protein and 1g carbs per 25g (103 calorie) serving. As I’ve not been training, I’ve been using it to make protein pudding with a little bit of water and peanut butter.
It is currently in my suitcase, and I think it’s safe to say that the bag will be empty by the time I get to Guatemala.
Myprotein have so many high protein snacks, such as bars, clusters, brownies and protein muffin mix, but I had heard good things about their Protein Cookies so I requested a box. They did not disappoint!
Truth be told, I have never in my life actually enjoyed the taste of a protein cookie, whether made by a supplement company or homemade. I would always rather have a real cookie.
This cookie is a game changer. It tastes just as good as any conventional cookie, and it has amazing macros (38g of protein per cookie!), so I feel like I’m doing my body a service by having one – especially considering my protein intake has been a little low lately.
Dr Zak’s High Protein Pasta was another product I was pleasantly surprised by. I made a big batch of sauce and noodles and gave it to my unsuspecting friends, and they could not tell the difference. In their words, it tasted like regular wholemeal pasta. In fact, my friend is looking to see where she can buy this pasta in Australia as we speak!
It is also surprisingly not expensive. I got four serves out of a £4.49 bag, which is very reasonable.
If I was staying in London longer, I’d be a regular customer for the protein foods (pasta, oats, bread, granola, etc) and snacks. I may have to stock up on a few things before I head to Paris!
Full disclosure: I received the products for free but was not compensated to write the review. As always, opinions are honest and my own.
What’s your favourite protein product, or what would you like to try the most?