PhD Diet Whey Protein Powder (Belgian Chocolate flavour)
My personal favourite, this protein powder certainly lives up to its chocolate name! Rich and yummy, it could easily be hot chocolate powder instead of protein, making it perfect for smoothies and yummy chia puddings. I expect it’d be really good in baking too! Try it in place of the chocolate powder in the Grasshopper Smoothie on my recipes page; a protein smoothie of pure minty-chocolatey goodness, with hidden greenery that I guarantee you won’t taste. I picked mine up in the Holland and Barrett penny sale for £34.99 plus a penny for a second bag – maybe a little expensive when fully priced, but a bargain when I went shopping!
Dr Stuart’s Skinny Tea
A difficult one to judge the effectiveness of, but it’s definitely tasty! I’m drinking one cup every morning to help kick some of the Christmas weight and while it’s impossible to say whether or not it’s helping, it’s a nice warming brew good for starting off the day. The licorice is a subtle pick-me-up flavour that can bring my head out of even the downest days. As with all herbal teas it isn’t exactly cheap, but then if it was I’d be suspicious – check out your local Holland and Barrett for a larger range of the Dr Stuart teas.
Prewett’s Organice Chicory Coffee Alternative (In collaboration with @ejroberts5)
This (Sugar Free, Dairy Free, Caffeine Free, Wheat Free, Gluten Free. Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans) alternative to coffee has a rich, spicy aroma with underlying hints of chocolate. It doesn’t particularly smell like coffee but I must admit I prefer the smell of this. It’s easy to make, simply add nearly-boiling water and milk/cream and sugar to taste exactly as you would a normal instant coffee.
In terms of taste it is similar to coffee, however it lacks the bitter undertone that comes with coffee and is instead a lot smoother with a slight kick. It was delicious, but next time I’ll have it with cream!
At listed retail price of 2 packs of 100g for £7.45 from the Prewett’s website , it’s around the same price as your normal morning Nescafe, but still cheaper than some of the more barista-style brands.
All in all I would highly recommend this as a good decaffeinated alternative to coffee, though some people may find the slightly unusual flavour difficult to get along with.