be an ambassador for Alpro as part of their #Deskfest campaign. My
duty was simply to have five healthy breakfasts using Alpro products – things like soy
and nut milks, as well as a new pouring yoghurt substitute. They
would also send me some nice bits to use – bowl, glass, notebooks,
accessories… all sorts. Since my goal was, as mentioned, to
get healthy in the new year, I said I would love to! My usual
breakfasts consist of a snatched piece of Marmite toast or a bowl of
Rice Crispies. Not the most filling or the most nourishing.
idea behind Deskfest is, of course, to eat your breakfast at your
work in different places all week, depending on where I am and what I
am doing. While this did make for a variety of different settings and
‘desks’ (some real, some makeshift), it did mean I had to be quite
organised. Which is not one of my (many) strengths.
though I was in a real office for the day, I had so much to do that I
didn’t have time to eat my breakfast until lunchtime. It was so
snatched that a simple bowl of Cheerios with plain soy milk was the
extent of my non-culinary creation skills for the day. It was a nice
introduction though… plus I had a glass of the hazelnut milk, which
was absolutely delicious. Recommended! The quirky vintage and retro
furniture in the Bourne & Hollingsworth events office made for a
nice setting for photos, which is always a bonus.
house! Hurrah indeed! I don’t have a proper desk at my house, though.
I work on my sofa or, when feeling particularly lazy, from the
Boffice (bed-office). So here’s my last faux-deskfest from my kitchen
counter! The last of the yoghurt topped with granola, a coffee with
hazelnut and a glass of almond milk.
rather lovely tiffin set that the guys at Alpro sent me, with
portions of different cereals and breakfast bits to take in for my
next few days in the B&H office. It’s almost too nice to take out
of home, though, might stick to boring old tupperwares instead…
yoghurt/fruit creations in recycled jam jars and frozen fruit
smoothies but the realities of my hectic freelance life meant that
carb-based breakfasts were king. I actually love how using the Alpro Deskfest products upped my protein intake, though. I really recommend the nut
milks on cereal and in coffee, as well as in your cereal, of course.
I’m going to continue the good example set to myself in this week as
I carry on my healthy eating crusade. I actually haven’t lost any
more weight this week sadly. But I feel great – energised and
positive! I’d forgotten how much I like breakfast as well. Move over
marmite toast, I’m going to be eating more substantially in the mornings from now on.