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
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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!

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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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