This Christmas Be Your Best Body With Superdrug’s Some Body

As we hurtle towards party season, many of us will be pulling last year’s frocks out of the wardrobe to see if we can save a few pounds by recycling last year’s.

Superdrug Some Body product range

If you work in a corporate environment, you will know that the number of business lunches, cocktail parties and office parties tends to increase from the end of November onwards and, frankly, who has the time, inclination and budget to buy a new collection of dresses which may only be worn once.

Not me.

But, having managed to put on 10 lbs this year (hello Welsh Cakes, Peanut Butter, Red Wine, Cheese…), I am looking for ways to lose a few pounds so that everything fits a little better and I can eat a full meal in a social setting without having a fit of the vapours.

Don’t talk to me about control garments because they’re instruments of torture! No, I’m looking for sensible ways to cut back and to help beat the terrible urge to sit on the sofa and trough crisps.  Much as we try to avoid the jumbo crisp boxes in Costco, they just seem to fall onto the trolley.  Whoops.

I would never espouse faddy diets and losing lots of weight definitely isn’t necessary in order to feel your confident best, but sometimes you just want more sleek and less muffin, don’t you?

Introducing Superdrug Some Body

Superdrug recently sent me a selection from their new Some Body health and wellness range, designed to encourage everybody to make smart choices when it comes to healthy snacking and sports nutrition.

The range includes protein powder, ready to drink protein shakes, beauty food supplements, flavoured waters and a 14 & 28 day teatox.  There’s also a selection of bars and popcorn to choose from.

Superdrug Some Body

I’ve been wanting to try protein powder for a while and Charlotte Stirling-Reed, Superdrug’s nutritionist has come up with some great ways to use it, other than the usual shakes and smoothies.  Here’s one of her suggested recipes.

Superdrug Some Body

Vanilla Protein Flapjack
(serves 10)

Ingredients:

  • 250g rolled oats
  • 2-3 tablespoons of vanilla protein powder
  • 100g smooth no added sugar peanut butter
  • 150g honey (or maple syrup for a vegan recipe)
  • 3 tbps sultanas

Method:

  • Preheat the oven to 190 degrees C
  • Add the peanut butter to a pan and gently heat so it’s more runny
  • Add all the other ingredients to a bowl and stir
  • Once melted, add the peanut butter and mix well
  • Press into a baking tray and bake in the oven for around 15 minutes

I was also sent yummy Sweet & Salty Popcorn which, at 116 calories per pack is an ideal substitute for our usual TV crisps, a Cocoa & Orange Natural Bar (121 calories) and a 14 day Teatox Day and Night Formula.

The teas are delicious.  The daytime tea is a blend of green tea, Egyptian Lemon Yerba Mate, Lemongrass, Hibiscus, Dandelion Leaves, Dried Ginger, Nettle Leaves and natural Ginseng.

The night-time blend contains Honey Bush, Rose Hip, Linden Flowers, Sumac Berries, Lemon Verbena, Lime Leaves, Spearmint, Sweet Orange Peel and Sunflower Petals.

The trick is, of course, to cut calories without feeling deprived whilst making sure you are not compromising on nutrition and the Superdrug Some Body range aims to do just that whilst helping you to “be more you”.

You’ll also find the prices are quite purse-friendly too – with the protein powder at £17.99 for 600g, the Teatox at £15.99, the Natural Bars at £1.49 and the popcorn at £0.79.

A few smart swops and hopefully I’ll lose a couple of pounds so I can get back into my favourite party dress – and jeans!

You can find out more at Superdrug.com where the Superdrug Some Body range is on offer at buy 1 and get 2nd half price.

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Nichola - Globalmouse
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What a great looking range, I love the packaging and the meaning behind it, great to have a range that has a nuritionist behind it too.

Mellissa Williams
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This looks like an interesting range, I may have to check it out.

Colette
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I’ve not seen this before – and as someone who has more than a few pounds to shed at the moment I read with great interest. I shall be checking it out!

Bread
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I’m definitely tempted by the tea. But then, I do really like tea…

Sarah
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This looks like a really good range, I’ve actually tried a few different recipes with protein powder before – it’s quite versatile!

Folakemi
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My first time seeing or hearing about this range which sounds and looks fantastic. Definitely need to check them out!!

Becca Talbot
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Oooh I’ve not heard of this range of products before, sounds interesting. I’m currently on the Slimfast plan, but it’s not going too well, I have to confess lol x

Amanda
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OMG this looks really good. I’ve been meaning to try a protein shake/powder too, so will have to check this out.

Ashleigh Allan
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Ashleigh Allan

The flapjack looks good