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OMG I think I Like Matcha Green Tea!

Sometimes, I wonder if I’m the only person in the world who can’t seem to get into Green Tea. And believe me, I’ve tried. I’ve tried a plethora of Green tea “infusions”, and played around with different brands. I’ve even experimented patiently with varying levels of strength, watching intently as though the dipping of a tea bag is a delicate, ground-breaking scientific experiment. But in the same way that I just can’t get into funk music – despite some of my best friends insisting upon its greatness – Green Tea and I just can’t seem to find a middle ground.

However, shamelessly intrigued by health trends and Instragram food porn images (this is far more innocent than it sounds, I promise), I’ve been dying to see if the increasingly popular Matcha Green Tea could convert me to the green side! My chance to get en- vogue in the tea world came recently, when I got my hands on a sample of OMGTEA Matcha tea powder. Continue reading OMG I think I Like Matcha Green Tea!

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Zero Waste Tools for Foodies on the Go

Ola my lazy green lovelies! I just wanted to check in and share some zero waste gear I’ve recently purchased for drinking and eating on the go. These two nifty things will keep me avoiding single use plastic containers both at home, and on the road when travelling, and are fast joining my handbag essentials, along with my phone and purse.

You may recall in one of my first ever posts that I have a very irrational distaste for tap water. So much so that I literally can’t drink water unless it has been filtered or come straight from a spring. A bit of a Princess, I know, but I just can’t get used to the taste! As such, I’ve been carrying my trusty Bobble water bottle with me for the last year or so. Continue reading Zero Waste Tools for Foodies on the Go

Tropical Thirst Quenching Juice, plus Exclusive Juico UNO Offer

Happy Friday lazy green people, and what a lovely Friday it is! The sun is shining here in Cornwall and I’m trying to stay as cool as possible without reaching for the (dairy-free) ice-cream!  Instead, I’m keeping my hydration up and exporting myself to somewhere more exotic with my favorite tropical thirst quenching juice of watermelon, pineapple and cucumber!

I first came across this recipe a couple of weeks ago, when I was testing out my new Juico UNO juicer (see my review here) and was looking for something extra juicy. What I loved about this recipe is how much juice to pulp ratio you get, and – as my UNO is almost completely self-cleaning – I didn’t have to bother cleaning it out afterwards! Maximum juice and maximum flavor! Continue reading Tropical Thirst Quenching Juice, plus Exclusive Juico UNO Offer

Get Lost in Samsara, with a new ethical swap shop

I have long been a fan of the sharing economy concept – both ethically and financially – from Streetbanks Christmas advent challenge; to all the nifty ways sharing can save you money in the summer months.

So, I was very excited this week to hear from two lovely Italian ladies Marvia and Alessia – or Lost in Samsara – who have been passionately building an ethical swap shop initiative in London, as well as a website for others to join in on the sharing fun.

The Wheel Project is a new online platform which aim to bypass money and allow people to go straight to swapping goods and skills with one another. The process is easy peasy: simply choose what you’d like to swap, register on the website, create an offer and upload a picture. Then repeat the process as many times as you like!   Continue reading Get Lost in Samsara, with a new ethical swap shop

Review: Juico Uno Slow Juicer

For anyone who follows me on Instagram, or has ever seen me on my weekly fruit and veg haul at the market, you’ll know I love juicing. And I mean really love juicing. I don’t just enjoy creating new concoctions based on what’s in season at the time, or the pleasure of downing my 5 a day in one sitting; I also love the zero waste challenge too, as I attempt to use up the juice pulp in the most interesting and nutritious ways.

So when the lovely people at Thrive Magazine asked me if they could send me a free juicer to road test for them, I didn’t need long to think about it! Continue reading Review: Juico Uno Slow Juicer

Are Mooncups just for Hippies?

It’s official, I’m almost certainly now a fully fledged hippy! I thought I had reached hippy heights when I admitted that most of the time I go razor free and embrace my hairy habits, but this time I’ve taken a step further. I have invested, and been transformed by, a mooncup!

But is a menstrual cup really just for lentil eating, sandal wearing hippies? Or is it actually the way forward for every women, regardless of her new age credentials? Continue reading Are Mooncups just for Hippies?

Ethical Mobile Phone Network

Last summer, I posted a blog – Love Thy Old Phone (and Lazily Cut Electrical Waste) – about how I refused to buy in to the increasing culture of upgrading to a new phone every time one was offered. I’ve had the same old iphone for the last 3 years and have saved load of money on a sim only contract which gives me all the calls, texts and data I had before, but over half the price of my previous contract. I’ve continued over this last year to be smug in the knowledge that I haven’t contributed to the millions of phones being discarded yearly, and have the bashed up device to prove it! Continue reading Ethical Mobile Phone Network

Methods Limited Edition Sunset Beach range

I’m not usually one for raving about cleaning products. In fact, I’m not usually one for cleaning much at all!! One of the benefits of living alone is I can wait until I have used all of my dishes before I have to clean them up, and my bathroom stays relatively dirt free with just one person using it. It’s for this reason, that I’ve never posted product reviews or tips on cleaning…as I’m still using up the many of the products I had before I went green!

However, after recently being sent some Method goodies in the post, to test out their new limited edition Sunset Beach range, I’ve become a little hooked on cleanliness! Though a little dust never hurt anyone (That’s my moto anyway) I finally have the motive to do a proper spring/summer clean. My kitchen counters have never looked so clear! Does this mean I’m not longer lazy? Doubt it. Continue reading Methods Limited Edition Sunset Beach range