REVIEW - LEAN GREENS*

lean greens review
Lean green powder is designed to energise and detox the body, it is packed full of nutrients from vegetables and other ingredients. The 500g product is designed to be taken once a day and last for 30 days providing you with your five a day in one quick drink.

Aims/thoughts:

Eliminate cravings and control hunger. The product provides your body with a wide variety of nutrients, these nutrients help eliminate cravings by satisfying the hypothalamus (the part of the brain responsible for these cravings and hunger.) Being a person who snacks a lot and pretty much eats all the food placed in front of me I can say that this product does help me with cravings. For lunch I always take chocolate bars/crisps etc. on days that I had had lean greens in the morning I found myself feeling fuller for longer and having no need/desire to eat these products during lunch.  

Provide more energy. The alkalising ingredients found in lean greens cause the body to function better causing increased energy levels. For myself I didn't really feel more energised whilst drinking this, I always have energy slumps and want to crawl into bed as soon as I am home. Although long days and being busy seven days a week may have a factor into this. 

Helps you feel less bloated. Alkalising ingredients and digestive enzymes help improve gut health. When this product arrived for some reason I was dealing with really bad bloating, feeling uncomfortable etc. Thankfully this product made me feel so much better and completely got rid of that uncomfortable feeling. 

Taste/Ways to drink.
lean greens

I have tried products like this in the past and one of the things that put me off was the taste. This drink was designed with taste in mind, having a neutral taste that can be mixed with water or smoothies. I started of trying this product with just water so I could get the full taste, not sure how I would describe the taste but it is drinkable. However if the taste isn't for you you can always put it in a smoothie/fruit drink, I tried a few variations such as orange juice, banana, natural yogurt, strawberries and other fruit. Another one I tired was using almond milk with raw chocolate powder and a banana for a sweeter less fruit taste in both of these mixes the taste of the powder was eliminated. 

Overall I am pleasantly pleased with this product, although slightly on the pricey side I feel like it has improved my daily health and well-being. The product also comes with a bottle shaker and a scoop is provided. 

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Is this something you would consider, let me know your thoughts.

*This product was sent to me for reviewing purposes all thoughts and opinions are my own. 


REVIEW - JADU TEA*

JADU means magic. That's exactly what a cup of tea can be, a magical pot of happiness after a long, tiring day. A little pick me up though a hard time. JADU tea London is an independent global luxury tea band with a passion to celebrate the charm and allure of tea and its benefits as a healthy beverage with an aim to offer high quality, luxury gift teas that have a sense of indulgence to them. 

JADU packaging.

Opening the parcel and pulling out these little boxes tied with ribbon I felt like I was receiving a beautifully wrapped and thoughtful gift. The packaging goes above and beyond what you would usually expect when it comes to tea. JADU have focused on each and individual element to create the perfect box that is classy, elegant, reusable and luxurious.

JADU blends.
jadu tea review

With a range of teas that can take you on a journey across the globe with tea sourced from China, India, Sri Lanka and Africa, herb and fruits from Europe and the blending process happening in the UK.  I was sent a sample box that contained two sachets of China green tea, English breakfast and Mademoiselle grey, a box of China green tea, white mango lime tea and vanilla rose green tea.


A smooth and satisfying blend of premium black tea: rich, malty tippy golden Assam combined with bright and refreshing Sri Lankan uva orange pekoe. This blend was smooth, subtle and refreshing, in comparison to my everyday tea I would say this one is less strong but still the perfect pick me up. I like my tea with soya or almond milk but the tea was a rich, golden brown before milk was added. 

jadu tea review

A slight twist on the classic Earl Grey with refreshing Sri Lankan Uva black tea with a distinctive citrus flavour that complements the zesty, aromatic Bergamot, with bright citrus notes of lemon, orange and lemongrass. I have never really been a fan of Earl Grey but this I love, choosing to enjoy the tea black to appreciate all the aromas combined in this blend. It is refreshing and a unique cup of tea. 

jadu tea review

A smooth, full-bodied green tea from Yunnan province of China, the leaves are carefully rolled and full of antioxidants. I have always been a fan of green tea not only is it full of antioxidants but it can also increase your metabolism. The taste is fresh and light with smooth bold flavours perfect for when you are feeling a little ill and need a lift. 

Vanilla Rose Green.
jadu tea review

jadu tea review
This is such a pretty, fairylike, floral tea, as soon as I opened the bag I was greeted with a sweet vanilla and light rose scent. It was divine. Out of all of the teas I tried this one was my favourite, I loved the flavours, a rich blend with a delightful floral aroma. On top of that it can also be used as an ice tea. 

jadu tea review

jadu tea review
(Firstly, I couldn't find my tea strainer at this point so went to buy another later on!) White tea is renowned for being full of beautifying antioxidants. With tropical mango and piquant lime leaves this is a fruity uplifting tea with a slight floral scent.

Overall, I am so impressed with this tea, although slightly on the pricey side with tea starting from £16 you can really tell why. The quality and care that has gone into the tea and packaging is outstanding, I truly feel like I was given a magical box of tea.

Have you tried JADU tea before, let me know what you thought.

*These teas were sent to me for reviewing purposes all thoughts and opinions are my own. 

Hedgehog awareness week

A tradition I used to have when I was a child was to leave food in the garden every night for hedgehogs, they were regular visitors to our garden and I used to anticipate their arrival most nights and I enjoyed observing them from a distance. Over time for whatever reasons we stopped doing this. Today hedgehogs are in decline, it is rare that I see hedgehogs that sadly aren't roadkill. 
hedgehog awareness weekThe other day when I was walking to work in the early hours of Saturday I came upon a hedgehog not quite fully curled up, lying in the middle of the pavement next to a road. I don't really know that much about hedgehogs but I knew enough to know that this behavior wasn't normal, not wanting to leave the hedgehog by itself I rang up work saying I was going to be late and rang my mum up asking her to bring a box and come meet me. I took it home and put in my shed (secure and safe) and went to work, asking my mum to keep an eye on it and to ask my sister if she would take it to a rescue place (which she did.) Sadly however the hedgehog ended up being put to sleep, it was unable to walk and very dehydrated although I was told the hedgehog appeared to be quite old (although it is still sad.)

If you read this blog you know that I want to do wildlife conservation in the future, the other day I came across wildlife's trust 30 day wild challenge where every day in June you have to do one wild thing, you can find out more here but I was planning on blogging about it soon. One of the things I wanted to do was make my garden more animal friendly for wild animals such as hedgehogs so since this is hedgehog awareness week I thought I would share a few tips of how you can do this. 

- If you have a fenced off garden if possible create a hole that a hedgehog can use as a doorway between gardens.
- Have part of your garden kept a little wild, the end my garden is slightly up-kept which makes it perfect for hedgehogs.
- Try building a shelter.
- Leave out food and water, we always used to feed hedgehogs dog food but always make sure the food your are providing is safe for the hedgehogs. 

Other things to remember:
Hedgehogs like compost heaps, it keeps them warm so always check beforehand before using sharp gardening equipment.
Hedgehogs can swim however they might not be able to climb out of a pond, if you do have a pond and get hedgehogs have a place they would be able to climb out with ease.
Garden netting can be hazardous, if possible keep it up high of the ground.
Avoid using pesticides, poisons (some people use it for animals such as rats) although people use these against one animal that doesn't mean other animals won't eat them, I read an awful story once about someone using rat poison in their garden and their dog ate it. 

This is just a few things you can do for hedgehogs, if you have any other tips of bringing hedgehogs and other animals to your garden let me know. 

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