Acai Berries & the Gym| RCR products review

One of the most important parts of a healthy journey is what you decide to put in your body, but also what you decide not to put on it.

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Sometimes our diets aren’t ideal because of several reasons, one of the most common ones being the lack of time to cook something healthy. This is where supplements play an important role.

I believe it’s important to do a bit of research before started taking proteins and different sorts of supplements, so that’s what I did before deciding to try RCR Products.

For my first month at the gym, apart from a healthy diet, I’ve been taking Acai Berry antioxidants.

In case you didn’t know, Acai berry is a dark purple berry that is grown on a palm tree found in the amazonian rain forest. The highly nutritious berries have been used by the tribe there for hundreds of years because of their extraordinary health benefits.

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Getting enough antioxidants is important for those following a strict training routine. And I feel quite energetic after taking these and all I do is take a capsule 30 minutes before I hit the gym and another capsule 30 minutes after the session.

Keep in mind, these are supplements, so I never replace a meal with it.

The reason why I picked these is because they’re suitable for vegetarians and vegans, they’re dairy-free and gluten-free. Contains no added artificial colours, flavourings, preservatives, soy, sugar, wheat or yeast.

Here are the ingredients:

Acai Berry Powder, Capsule: Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose (HPMC) (Vegetarian), Acai Berry 10:1 Extract, Resveratrol, Grape Seed 10:1 Extract (95%), Pomegranate 12:1 Extract.

The good news is! You can get 10% off at checkout on any RCR Products using my code – TIGER10

So give it a try and let me know how you’re feeling after a few weeks how you feel in the comments below.

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Plant Powered Smoothies| Batch Organics Review

And I’m back at the Gym again! It’s been exactly an year since I stopped going to the gym because I thought that walking daily would be enough. And it’s enough to keep me active but not to keep me fit. There’s nothing like a good workout to make you feel good about myself, so here I am back again, but this time I had to adapt my diet to my new lifestyle.

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Since a few months back I’ve decided to slowly give up on meat and that means that I need to get my nutritious needs somewhere else.

I’ve recently found the Plant powered Smoothies from Batch Organics that are 100% organic, gluten free and plant-based. And I thought it’s about time that I tell you guys about it!

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I know we don’t have time to be home preparing smoothies, so what if I told you that they deliver really nice cups filled with the right amount of healthy organic frozen fruit, veg and superfoods to your door? And they’re designed to be popped straight into the freezer so that you can use them as and when you need them? Cool, hein?

I take mine sometimes in the morning if I don’t have time to prepare breakfast. Sometimes I have them in the middle of the afternoon when I need an energy boost and the same after a gym session.

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So here are the smoothies I’ve tried and you can find different ones on Batch Organics website.

Greens & Ginger – Definitely my favourite, with organic avocado, kale, courgette, ginger, lime, moringa and yacoon root.

Cherry & Charcoal – This one isn’t only delicious but the colour is also amazing, with Organic cherries, blueberries, kale, apple, ginger, rosemary and charcoal.

Kiwi & Bee Pollen – I didn’t enjoy this one, but I’m also not a big fan of mango so I guess it makes sense. It included pineapple, mango, kiwi, papaya, lime, maca, cinamon ashwagandha and bee pollen.

I haven’t tried the Mango & Basil one you can see on the image but it’s on my pans for this evening.

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And the good news is…

You can get £10 off your first order using my link – https://batch-organics.myshopify.com/?ref=YIPOCICU&name=Melissa+Nunes

So give it a try and let me know on the comments below!

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Royale Cafe| Review

I wasn’t very lucky with the weather the last time I was in Lisbon. It pretty much rain a lot and every day, which says a lot for someone who lives in England.

But I was able to enjoy a sunny afternoon with one of my oldest and dearest friends at Royale cafe in Lisbon and we got to stay outside in the garden enjoying a few hours of sunshine.

Choosing the right place to have a few afternoon snacks in Lisbon has become quite hard for me. Not because of the variety, there’s plenty of cafe places to pick from, but because I feel like they’re all trying to copy each other and the quality of the service is going down. But this wasn’t the case with Royale Cafe.

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My friend and I ordered the Tapa Iberia bread topped with marinated fresh tomatoes, olive oil and garlic along with an Eternal Summer cold tea with mint, cinnamon, cardamom and clove for me, and for her, a delicious cappuccino.

We were tempted to keep ordering that bread for as long as we were there, that’s how delicious it was.

The decoration and ambience of the space is very fresh and relaxed and I can definitely see myself spending here a few summer afternoons this year.

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So here’s one of the not crowded, great food, good priced places that I recommend you to visit in Lisbon during your next stay.

http://www.royalecafe.com/

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