Friday, 16 June 2017

Protein Pizza Recipe

With pizza being one of the most popular foods to consume in the world, it isn't so popular when it comes to the waistline. But pizza doesn't have to be greasy, high in fat, sugar, and relatively low in protein. Pizza can be packed full of nutrition and making it is ever so simple. All you need to do is make your own crust and choose your toppings wisely. You want to stay away from white flour, sugar, butter, and oil, but instead include, healthy fats and protein. Eating pizza should be enjoyed and not regretted, so here is how you can make your very own protein pizza!


500g of Cauliflower 
1 egg
60g light mozzarella
20g low fat cheddar cheese
2 tbsp tomato puree
Handful of fresh chopped basil
50g of Skinny Shake® Very Vanilla protein powder
2 slices of good quality ham


1. Blend the cauliflower in a food processor, tip into a bowl, cover it and microwave for 7 minutes.
2. Empty the cauliflower onto a tea towel, allow to cool, then squeeze the water from it.
3. In a large mixing bowl, include the cauliflower, Skinny Shake Very Vanilla protein powder, egg and cheddar. Mix until you have a ball of dough.
4. Greece a baking tray with coconut oil, and then flatten out the pizza base thinly as you can. Bake for 15 minutes until edges starts to brown.
5. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Then add the tomato puree, mozzarella, basil and ham.
6. Put back into the oven at 220 degrees for 10 minutes.
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Will you be making this pizza anytime soon?
Much Love
Eltoria x

Eltoria- South West Beauty, Fashion and Lifestyle Blogger and South West YouTuber
Be sure to check out my recent YouTube videos (click here)


Thursday, 8 June 2017

A Fitness Supplement That Everyone Needs!*

In my previous post, 'Are Cherries The New Superfood', 'I addressed the 8 reasons why cherries will spring clean your diet back into shape. Cherries are a great source of Vitamin C which helps to reduce blood pressure, migraines, and many other factors, like, preventing diseases like cancer. Therefore, it isn't hard to believe that cherries could be the new super food on the market. Cherries are also a fantastic anti-inflammatory on the body, where the anthocyanin and bioflavonoids have a powerful effect on the body. These properties have a similar activity to ibuprofen and aspirin, so cherries are in fact a great natural pain relief. Many elite athletes are turning to cherries and cherry supplements for many reasons, therefore, let's find out why.

The perfect post-workout snack: Due to their anti-inflammatory properties, cherries may help reduce muscle soreness and inflammation after an intense workout. According to research, people who consumed cherries experienced a 7% drop in blood pressure within 3 hours. This is due to the high concentration in anthocyanin and phenolic compounds which help to relax the blood vessels. So if you suffer from high blood pressure after a workout, it may be worth giving cherries a try.

Speed up muscle recovery: Cherries have proven to decrease induced muscle damage following strength training, meaning, you are able to recover and gain strength quicker. Cherries also help to regulate your sleep which can improve the muscle recovery process too. This is due to melatonin, which is a hormone that helps regulate sleeping patterns. Researchers founds that consuming cherries 30 minutes after waking, and 30 minutes before the evening meal, boosted sleep by 84 minutes. 

Good for weight loss: Cherries lower inflammation, balance cholesterol levels, regulate sleep, and reduce stress, all of which helps to eliminate body fat. The antioxidants are also proven to slim down your waist line, which is a bonus addition to throw into your diet. Be sure to choose whole food cherries when you can, since dried and juice forms are always higher in sugar. Go and check out Seasonal Berries for more information.

Have you ever used Cherries as a supplement before?
Much Love 
Eltoria x

Eltoria- South West Beauty, Fashion and Lifestyle Blogger and South West YouTuber
Be sure to check out my recent YouTube videos (click here)

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Where Is The Best Place To Get Pizza?

Oh Pizza, aren't you the love of everyone's life? When it comes to pizza, everyone's mouth begins to water, so finding the right restaurant that serves the best around is incredibly important. I was invited by the guys at The Stable, in Bristol, to check out their new menu. If I am totally honest with you, I had no idea what to expect, but I was incredibly keen to try out their pizza, pies, and ciders. But to quickly sum up my experience in one word, it would have to be 'outstanding'. I have never left a restaurant feeling so satisfied, it has got to be one of the best meals that I have ever had. If you are looking for excellent food which is great value for money, definitely book in at The Stable. If I don't say so myself, I think the images below speak a thousand words!

As you all know that I am a big fan of cheese, so for starters, Joe and I went for the Cured Meats And Cheese for two. This platter came with air died pork loin, coppa from Capreolus of Dorset, with a selection of three West County cheeses; Wookey Hole aged cheddar, Rosary goats' cheese and Dorset Blue Vinney. Complimented with pickled cucumber, tomato chutney, and Peter's Yard sourdough crackers. I personally fell in love the Rosary goats' cheese combined with the tomato chutney, it was like a taste explosion in my mouth. If you are also a keen cider drinker, The Stable have around 80 options! We went for the Cider Tasting Board which came with 5 1/3 pint servings- I have never tasted cider quite like it!

Above: The four Cheese Special
Above: The Blazing Saddle
Oh my goodness, these pizzas were absolutely incredible. Served on a crispy thin base, the flavours to each of these pizzas were extraordinary. As a 'cheeseaholic', I went for the Four Cheese Special which came with Whookey Hole aged cheddar, Dorset Blue Vinney, The Kid goats' cheese cheddar, Ford Farm smoked red cheese. The whole pizza just melted in my mouth, it also had this slight subtle smoke to it which made it more addictive. Joe went for the The Blazing Saddle which came with slow-roasted pulled beef, Denhay Farm dry-cured bacon, caramelised onions, roasted red peppers, tomato sauce, and mozzarella (topped with sour cream and jalapenos, optional). This pizza was deliciously meaty with a sweet base, and again, extremely addictive. In my opinion, these pizzas hands down beat the likes of Domino, they are in a completely different league. So, the best place to get pizza? The Stable hands down.

As The Stable are also very well known for their pies, Joe and I also ordered The Lamb Bam Boogie to share. The pie came with rosemary garlic potatoes, complimented with a side of salad, a pickled onion, and a pot of chutney. The pie was extremely fresh, but I mainly liked the fact that there wasn't too much gravy in it. The lamb was very succulent whilst the potatoes were crispy on the outside, but fluffy in the middle. I seriously cannot wait to go back to try another one!

To finish off, Joe went for the caramelised apple and ginger cheesecake, baked and topped with pecan praline. Served with chocolate toffee sauce and vanilla ice-cream. Whilst I went for the warm chocolate brownie which was also served with vanilla ice-cream. When Joe took a bite out of my brownie, he said the following words... 'this is probably the best brownie that I have ever tried'. You know when a brownie has that perfect amount of gooeyness to it? Yeah, this one had it. The vanilla ice-cream wasn't ordinary vanilla ice-cream, it was clotted cream vanilla ice-cream! The best kind.

Above: Harbourside, Bristol
The chilled ambiance of The Stable makes it the perfect place to go anytime of the week. The staff were incredibly friendly and professional, but most importantly, they knew their stuff too! I was thoroughly impressed and I most definitely will be visiting again. They have restaurants in: Bath, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bridport, Bristol, Cardiff, Cheltenham, Exeter, Falmouth, Fistral Beach, Kew Bridge, Plymouth, Poole, Southampton, Weymouth, and White Chapel.

What do you make of the food? Like the look of the Pizzas?
Much Love
Eltoria x

Eltoria- South West Beauty, Fashion and Lifestyle Blogger and South West YouTuber
Be sure to check out my recent YouTube videos (click here)


Friday, 2 June 2017

A Career In Blogging| The 10 Amazing Benefits

On Monday, I published 'Is Blogging As Glamorous As It Seems? 10 Downsides of Being A Blogger' and believe it or not, this was the most popular post of the week. So, as I couldn't leave my whole blogging experience on a negative note, today I am going to tell you the 10 amazing benefits to being a blogger. I have been a blogger for almost 4 years and I still absolutely love what I do. This post was written with the aim to inspire you to do something that you are truly passionate about, so, here are my 10 benefits to being a blogger.

Opportunity: The opportunities that I have received through blogging have been insane. If you told me 4 years ago that I would doing half the stuff that I would be doing right now, I wouldn't believe you. Not only has blogging allowed me to work with some incredible brands, but it has also facilitated other opportunities online and offline. 2016 was an incredible year, I won 4 national awards, I went on Channel 5's The Gadget Show, I was published in Blogosphere Magazine, quit my full time job, worked on ITV's This Morning, and the list pretty much goes on (you can read the rest by clicking here). Again, this year has already been insane too. Not only have I been able to tremendously grow Eltoria, but I have done some pretty amazing things already. I've become the brand face of Sally UK, I've filmed with Schwarzkopf and New Look, I launched a clothing store on Trendeo... and again, the list does go on. I've been able to re-route my career into some exciting things, and there's some pretty big announcements coming very soon (so watch this space).

Always learning new skills: Everyday I learn something new, but the best thing about being in this industry, is that I get to work with a whole bunch of people. Not only do I work for myself, but I also work with marketeers, PRs, journalists, designers, advertisers, and much more. Not only am I expected to produce the content, but I also write up marketing and campaign briefs, manage social media accounts, report back on analytics, create new strategies, and again, the list goes on. So if I ever wanted to go back to a full time job, I definitely have the experience to go into PR and marketing. It is wrong to assume that bloggers are unskilled.

Working for yourself: I'm not going to lie, but working for yourself is amazing. Don't get me wrong, it's bloody hard work, but being able to manage your own schedule is absolutely amazing. I've been self employed for nearly a year now and I haven't been severely ill once. When I was working for a company I would get ill at least 3-4 times a year. Additionally every week is different, so you don't get bored of doing the same thing every week. I haven't once dreaded a Monday morning or going to work since becoming my own boss, which for me, is key to career happiness. It's also nice not asking someone else if you can have the day off, or sticking to just an hour for lunch. It's certainly is a new lifestyle!

Building a business: Some believe that running a blog isn't a business, but it truly is. Every business starts off small and if you play your cards right, you can turn it into something more. All of the big bloggers are examples of this, they've released merchandise, invested their money into property, written books, and some have even gone off to start up new companies. In my opinion, they have pretty much done business backwards. How? Well normally a company creates a product and then works on its marketing. But an influencer on the other hand, has already established their brand and following before releasing any products. There isn't just one way to it, so it's quite refreshing to know that doing business isn't just a one trick pony.

Some people think that I just do blogging, but as a firm believer of 'not having all your eggs in one basket', I actually have several things on the go. As well as all things Eltoria, I also run a content consultancy business where much of my cliental is based in the USA. Services include writing content for websites, brands, and magazines, with video and photography as an option too. As a model and a presenter, I also commit a large amount of time to my offline presence and this month I am excited to be sharing some extremely great news (so keep your eyes peeled on social media). Building a business takes time, for instance, I have been working on two projects for the last 6 months now and one of them will not be ready until the end of this year. Patience is key!

Networking: I must admit, some of the events that you get invited to are pretty high profile and the people you get to meet are pretty incredible. Over the last few years, the saying 'it's all about who you know' has never felt more true. I thoroughly believe that good networking skills is one of the most important skills to possess in life. Much of my work and opportunities has come from networking, and it's extremely important to say yes to everything (even if you are not getting paid for it). If you're not networking at least twice a week, you need to step up your game.

The ability to be as creative as you wish: Over the next few weeks you will totally understand where I am coming from here, but I love the fact that you don't have to refer to a higher superior to materialise your ideas. You can be as creative and as whacky as you want. Before I found blogging, I studied law at university with the view to pursue a career as a lawyer. I started working for a few law firms and I absolutely hated it. Not only did I dread going to work but I also felt that I was losing myself- I wasn't happy at all. Now I can pretty much do what I want without the stress of satisfying a superior, all of my work is done for me and I'm happy with that responsibility.

The money: Whilst I will always keep my earnings to myself, but here is what I can tell you... blogging is a fantastic career if you have the numbers to back you. Don't forget, it's taken me 3-4 years to be able to make a Eltoria full time job, so just stepping into a blogging career isn't possible. I've just had a chartered accountant project my 2017-2018 earnings, and the figure is a lot more than my previous employed salary.

Free products: I think it's common knowledge that bloggers get a lot of free stuff- I've actually got a dedicated room in my house where I can store it all. It took around 1-2 years before I started receiving frequent blogger mail, and not going to lie, it's the best kind of mail to receive!

Travel: Personally I love travelling for work, and with blogging, there is a lot if you do not live in London. Currently I head into the city at least 3 times, but I'm quite fortunate as Paddington station is only 1 hour  from where I live. Some bloggers get to go on amazing trips to LA, Spain, Italy, France, so the opportunity to travel is there.

The community: The blogging community is amazing and I have been extremely fortunate to meet the most incredible people. I find that people in the community are very like minded, so they understand what you do much better. A great example was when there was outrage when The Daily Mail decided to tarnish Zoella's reputation in an article- #TeamInternet didn't have any of it!

Did you find this post helpful? Drop me your questions in a Tweet on Twitter (@eltoria_)
Much Love
Eltoria x

Eltoria- South West Beauty, Fashion and Lifestyle Blogger and South West YouTuber
Be sure to check out my recent YouTube videos (click here)


Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Are Cherries The New Superfood?*

With well-being on the rise, it is no wonder why journalists and nutritionists have gone wild over new food trends. Whilst nowadays it seems impossible to find a well stocked avocado shelf due to popular demand, could cherries be the next big thing? Cherries are a funny one, not a lot of people enjoy eating them due to the pip inside, but they absolutely love the taste of them. So with a claim that cherries are the powerhouses of nutrients, vitamins, minerals, fibres, and phytonutrients, could the pros of cherries outweigh the 'pip' negative? Well I'll let you be the judge of that. Here are 8 reasons why cherries will spring clean your diet back into shape:

1. They are a good source of Vitamin C. A 150g portion provides 14mg Vitamin C, which is 35% of your daily requirement. Vitamin C is essential for your cells, tissues, and bones.

2. Eliminates oxidative stress and prevents premature ageing: Cherries contain two antioxidants (isoqueritrin and queritrin) which work to eliminate byproducts of stress. As a consequence, this slows down the ageing process.

3. Help to cure migraines: Cherries are a fantastic anti-inflammatory on the body, where the anthocyanin and bioflavonoids helps to eliminate migraine headaches. This is because the compounds inside the cherries have a similiar activity to ibuprofen and aspirin.

4. Reduce blood pressure: According to research, people who drank cherry juice concentrate experienced a 7% drop in blood pressure within 3 hours! This is due to the high concentration in anthocyanins and phenolic compounds which help to relax the blood vessels.

5. Helps to fight cancer and diseases: Cherries, along with other berries, are rich in antioxidants which help to prevent, or repair, the damage that is done to the body's cells. Queritrin in cherries has been found to be one of the most potent anticancer agents, which helps to fight off all body's cancerous cells. Cherries also contain ellagic acid, which some researchers say that may be the most effective way to prevent cancer. Another compound found in cherries is perillyl (POH), which is extremely powerful in reducing the occurrence of all types of cancers. Researchers also found that POH stops the growth of cancer cells by depriving them of the proteins that they need to grow. It has worked on every kind of cancer that POH has been tested against- amazing.

6. Eases arthritis and gout: As stated above, cherries are a great anti-inflammatories which help to block out actions of certain enzymes. According to studies, eating cherries may offer potential benefits for conditions such as gout, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, and sports injuries.

So how can you start introducing cherries into your diet? Alongside other seasonal berries, why not add cherries into your morning smoothie? You can find a great recipe in my latest Quick & Easy Berry Smoothie post. 

What are your thoughts on cherries? Have I missed out a vital fact? Tweet me: @eltoria_
Much Love
Eltoria x

Eltoria- South West Beauty, Fashion and Lifestyle Blogger and South West YouTuber
Be sure to check out my recent YouTube videos (click here)
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Monday, 29 May 2017

Is Blogging As Glamorous As It Seems? 10 Downsides Of Being A Blogger

A few weeks ago I came across one of Kayleigh's posts from Couture Girl which grabbed my attention. The title of this blog post was the very same as this one, 'Is Blogging As Glamorous As It Seems'. Whilst reading this post I felt my head nod in agreement. Like Kayleigh, I also often get people saying things like 'I want to be a blogger', 'bloggers have it so easy', 'you have the dream job'. But is this actually true? Don't get me wrong I absolutely adore my job, but like with any job, there are some disadvantages. Whilst on the surface it may all seem like free makeup, perfect Instagram pictures, and fancy events, but the work that goes on behind behind the scenes... is a lot! So with nearly four years under my belt, here are the downsides to being a blogger.

1. Finding the time to manage everything: Whilst some think that bloggers have all the time in the world, this is not the case. Each blog post takes a lot of time to plan, prepare, and write- so picking up a laptop and writing on a Sunday afternoon isn't all that goes into it. As my photos are shot by a professional photographer, a lot of time is spent organising shoot dates, styling the shots, and even studying new poses. I also manage a YouTube channel (posting at least 2-3 times a week) which takes a considerable amount of time when it comes to filming and editing. I also dedicate quite a large amount of time to my offline work; modelling, presenting, *and other jobs that I cannot yet speak about. All of the latter activities involve many trips to London and masses of emails. Bloggers also don't work 5 days a week, 9-5, you are more looking at 7 days a week, 12+ hours a day! Some days can get exhausting.

2. Misconception of you: Unless you watch my YouTube videos, you wouldn't fully understand my personality. Whilst words are powerful, technically they are silent, and often people have thought that I was a 'stuck up b*tch' before even meeting me! Luckily when they do meet me, they soon quickly learn that I am ever so bubbly and friendly (thankfully). However, a lot of people often portray bloggers as 'stuck up' because they think that they are better than everyone else, which is not the case. In the past I have found ex friends to be the worst. I've been elbowed in a bar, mimicked, overheared bitchy remarks in the toilets, and now and again, I get told that I am ugly. But in reality, I don't let things like this get to me. Blogging has made me the most happiest person alive and I truly enjoy what I do, so in the words of my grandmother, 'if they don't like it, they can lump it' (ha!).

3. The pressure: Creating content, easy right? Sure when you have a creative flare sometimes it is pretty easy to 'bosh' out a post, but when writer's block strikes, oh boy. Writer's block is the most frustrating thing ever and often it takes a few days to kick out of it. Bloggers also need to possess extremely good time management skills. Deadlines are often very close to one another (usually only a 14 day turnaround period), whilst you still have to manage your personal life and other business endeavours. It may not seem a lot, but your to-do list can certainly mount up pretty quickly!

4. Justifying your worth: Now I have a manager things are a lot more easier, but when I didn't have a manager, I was always questioning my worth. Some PR companies and brands still believe that bloggers will offer full coverage in exchange for a free product, but this definitely isn't the case anymore. Drawing upon my earlier point, creating content takes a lot of work and the standards are now extremely high. Like me, many bloggers hire photographers, website designers, and SEO experts in order to really optimise their content, and as you can probably imagine, this isn't cheap. So I often find it extremely insulting when someone is only willing to to pay you in product!

5. Annoying those around you: A lot of people find blogging and vlogging extremely irritable, especially when you randomly whack out a camera to take an Instagram picture. I know a lot of people that absolutely hate what I do, so I am often respectful around these individuals. I have actually found that a few of my friends never like to ask me about my blogging, business, or what I'm up to. I'm never entirely sure if its because they can see what I'm up to, or, if they just totally hate what I do. Either way, sometimes it is nice for someone to take an interest in what you are doing.

6. You can never fully relax, even on holiday: Every holiday that Joe and I go on, we always end up creating some sort of content. So you could say that I never truly get a holiday. The idea of turning my phone off for a week does scare me; what if everyone has forgets about me? I know that it sounds ridiculous but it's true. Even if you do take a day or two off, you never truly stop looking at your emails or social media accounts *dough*. 

7. Each month is different: Whilst I love the fact that my schedule is completely different every week, sometimes it can weigh on your mind a little. When I first started out as a full time blogger, I often stressed about 'not getting any work' or 'what if I can't pay my bills', but when you work for yourself, I find that you work twice as hard which consequently results to a good work load. But don't get me wrong, after working 12 hours a day, 5 days on the trot, a 9-5 working day sounds ever so dreamy.

8. Standing out: I'm not going to lie here, but it is pretty hard not to compare yourself with other bloggers. I think it is human nature to compare yourself to someone now and again, but where blogging is concerned, not only do you compare yourself to the person, but also to their blog, social media platforms etc. When it comes to winning campaigns and brand deals, often the person with the best blog and social following gets the gig, so there is no wonder why there is a lot of 'comparing'. Whilst I have known a few bloggers to turn sour over others successes, I always say that you ought to feel inspired by success. The best way to do this is to ask questions, research, and find ways to stand out in the community. If I am totally honest with you, I have only just found out what my niche is so watch this space *rebrand coming soon*.

Above: How To Make Life Work For You (click here)
9. Dealing with hard people: Here, I'm actually quite fortunate as I have never had a 'bad' client, but I often see a lot of stories float around on social media. Kayleigh has had a few bad run ins, so I suggest you give her blog post a read here.

10. Other little things: You never know, one day my little world may come crumbling down on me, so ensuring that I have back up plan is always on my mind. Whilst I could probably get a job in digital marketing, but if you are someone like me who now thrives for the self-employed world, then making sure that you wisely invest your time and money couldn't be more important. Other things like doing your own accounts is a job in itself too!

What are your thoughts? Is there anything else that I am missing? Drop me a tweet @eltoria_
Much Love
Eltoria x

Eltoria- South West Beauty, Fashion and Lifestyle Blogger and South West YouTuber
Be sure to check out my recent YouTube videos (click here)


Wednesday, 24 May 2017

5 Ways To Take Protein On The Go

Coming up with ideas on how to take protein on the go can be a tricky one, however, there are many ways. Whist I found the sachets inside the The Skinny Shake® Go Pack Tote Mix the easiest way to transport protein on the go, however, findings ways to utilise them in meals and snacks can be a challenge. Anyway not to worry, because I am here to help with my 5 top tips to sort you out.

1. Add to your morning porridge: When you were younger did your mum or dad ever add chocolate powder into your porridge to make you eat it? Yep, thought I triggered a memory. So why not add a sachet/scoop of protein powder into your morning porridge to jazz things up a bit. Not only will it make your breakfast taste ten times better, but it will also make it much more nutritional. Now that's what I call a good breakfast.

2. Add to a Yoghurt: To avoid the powder curdling with the yoghurt, simply place the protein powder into a bowl and add a small amount of water until a smooth paste forms. Then add the paste into the yoghurt, stir well, add some oats, and bon appetite!

3. Make a protein shake: Making a protein shake is dead easy! Simply add 8 fl oz of liquid (I reccomend water, skimmed milk, almond milk), add one sachet/scoop of protein powder, shake it up, and wallah, you have got yourself one tasty protein drink.

4. Add to your morning coffee: Prepare your morning coffee like you usually do and allow it to cool. Add a sachet/scoop of protein powder, mix well, and then enjoy a flavoured coffee of your choice. Want to know a quick and easy recipe which tastes divine? Why don't you check out this fabulous Skinny Mocha Expresso Shake.

5. Add it it into your food: there are so many dishes where you can add protein, personally my favourites are brownies, flapjacks, and smoothies.

Which tip are you most likely to try out?
Much Love
Eltoria x

Eltoria- South West Beauty, Fashion and Lifestyle Blogger and South West YouTuber
Be sure to check out my recent YouTube videos (click here)


Tuesday, 23 May 2017

My Vacation Wishlist 2017

I'm currently working away at my desk whilst it is hammering down with rain outside. Don't get me wrong, I do love living in the UK but boy, do I sometimes crave the sun. Not only is the local tanning salon across the road my only current source of 'sun' to facilitate any sort of tan right now, but the actual idea of sunning myself somewhere quite exotic is extremely tempting. So whilst thinking about the sun, sea, and sand, I have come up with an up to date vacation wish list for 2017.

LA: Oh LA... how I am desperate to visit you. Who wouldn't want to go to Hollywood? Apparently the place is absolutely insane. With many influencers jetting off to LA every year, I'm hoping that soon it's my time. In the meantime, watching a few YouTube vlogs will have to do for now.

Dubai, The Palm Hotel: Whist I have always wanted to go to the Atlantis Resort Hotel in the Bahamas (first picture above), I however think that The Palm Hotel in Dubai beats the Bahamas. Now if we were to go away at the end of this year, I think Dubai wins. I've visited Dubai once before... ok the local airport, so I think it's about time that I head on out there to explore.

Bali & Vietnam: Whilst these countries are fairly close to one another, it has always been a dream of mine to visit Vietnam and then head off to Bali. I was actually planning this trip for last year but we instead went to the Caribbean with the family, so this amazing trip was sadly postponed.

Maldives: This is definitely somewhere where I would love to jet off on honeymoon to! Who couldn't resist one of those cute huts on the clear blue waters? This is 100% on the wish list.

Amsterdam: I was actually going to take Joe here for his birthday a couple of years ago, but because we both have extremely busy schedules, the trip is yet to materialise. Believe it or not Amsterdam is only a 45 minute flight away from us, so, a weekend away may be on the cards.

Costa Rica: Not going to lie, since watching the latest episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Costa Rica is now on list. Watching the Kardashians explore the jungle and go tubing through the Costa Rican waterfalls, this is something that I'd love to do.

Where do you want to go? Tweet me you recommendations (@eltoria_)!

Eltoria- South West Beauty, Fashion and Lifestyle Blogger and South West YouTuber
Be sure to check out my recent YouTube videos (click here)


Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Easy Belgian Chocolate Protein Brownie Recipe

Dieting can be very difficult and ignoring sweet craving can be extremely challenging. Dieting doesn't have to mean that you need to stick to bland tolerable foods all of the time, but a high in protein sweet treat is something that you most certainly can sneak into your meal plan. Making these Belgian Chocolate Protein Brownies are incredibly easy and all you need is a brownie baking tin, grease proof paper, wooden spoon, table spoon, tea spoon, a mixing bowl, and 30 minutes of your time. So next time you are at the supermarket, grab yourself the following ingredients:


- 6 sachets or 4 scoops of Belgian Chocolate Skinny Shake®
- 300g of cooked beetroot
- 1 Tbsp of cocoa powder
- 2 tsp of sugar or a sugar substitute like stevia
- 60g of 85% Cocoa Chocolate (melted)
- 2 eggs


1. Set your oven to 150 degrees and line a small brownie baking tray with greaseproof paper.
2. Place 300g of cooked beetroot into a blender and blend until it is a paste consistency.
3. Melt 60g of 85% of Cocoa Chocolate in the microwave or, use a bain-marie by placing a mixing bowl over hot water in a saucepan.
4. Add your protein powder, melted chocolate, cocoa powder, sugar (or other substitute), and eggs into the beetroot mixture.
5. Pour mixture into baking tin and place in the oven for 15-20 minutes.
6. Once the brownie are firm to touch, take out of the oven and leave until cool.
7. Once cool, remove the mixture from the tin, slice and enjoy!

These brownies are super delicious and overall are much more nutritional than the 'normal' brownie. I'm not the best baker in the world but these were so easy to make, so why not make a few for your friends and family?

Much Love
Eltoria x

Eltoria- South West Beauty, Fashion and Lifestyle Blogger and South West YouTuber
Be sure to check out my recent YouTube videos (click here)

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