Super Fruity Milkshake Lollies

18 April 2018


Fed up with sugar-laden ice lollies? Then why not make your own? Use Shaken Udder milkshake as the base for these calcium-packed fruity ice pops. Better still, get the kids to make them with you! Makes: 6 lollies

Prepare: 5 minutes

Ingredients
  • 2 x 330ml bottles Shaken Udder Vanillalicious milkshake
  • 100g strawberries
  • Fresh Strawberries & raspberries
  • 6 x lolly moulds
1. Into a blender pour both bottles of Shaken Udder Vanillalicious. Tip in the strawberries and blend until smooth.
2. Cut up the fresh strawberries and raspberries and add a few to the bottom of each lolly mould. Fill up with the fruity milkshake and freeze.

About Shaken Udder
Shaken Udder milkshakes are low fat, low sugar milkshakes that are packed with calcium and vitamin B12. Available from Tesco, Waitrose, Sainsburys and Ocado. For more information visit www.shakenudder.com

In collaboration with Shaken Udder.

Delicious Chocolush Scones

16 April 2018


I just love scones, they are super simple and with added Shaken Udder they are so delicious.  These chocolate chip scones make a real change from the norm and are a perfect option for a picnic. Served with cream and fresh fruit, they are a delicious treat.

Makes: 12
Prepare: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes

Ingredients
  • 60g butter
  • 250g self-raising flour
  • 2 tsps baking powder
  • 30g caster sugar
  • 2 free-range egg
  • 150ml Shaken Udder Chocolush milkshake
  • 50g milk chocolate chips
  • Cream and fresh raspberries, to serve 
1. Preheat the oven to 220ÂșC. Lightly butter a baking tray.
2. Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl. Rub in the butter with fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar.
3. Break one egg into a measuring jug and make up to 150ml with the Chocolush milkshake.
4. Stir the chocolate chips into the dry ingredients, then make a well in the centre and pour in the Chocolush and egg mixture.
5. Beat to mix and stir into a soft dough. Lightly knead until smooth. Beat the egg in a bowl.
6. Roll out the mixture to about 1cm thick and cut into rounds using a pastry cutter. Place on the baking tray and wash with the beaten egg.
7. Bake in the oven for about 10 minutes until well risen and golden. Leave to cool on a wire rack and serve with cream and raspberries.

About Shaken Udder
Shaken Udder milkshakes are low fat, low sugar milkshakes that are packed with calcium and vitamin B12. Available from Tesco, Waitrose, Sainsburys and Ocado. For more information visit www.shakenudder.com

We were sent some samples for the purpose of this post.

Could Summer Fun With NCS Be Ideal For Your Teenager?

15 April 2018

Gee is coming to the age where I want to broaden her horizons socially and . With her love of the outdoors the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme could be just the experience she needs to build confidence and life skills to carry forward into her adult years.


NCS are a government backed programme established in 2011. Designed to help build a more cohesive, mobile and engaged society it brings together young people from different backgrounds for a unique shared experience, NCS helps them to become better individuals, and in turn better citizens.

NCS is open to 16 and 17 year-olds across England and Northern Ireland. The two to four week programme takes place in school holidays and includes outdoor team-building exercises, a residential for participants to learn ‘life skills’, a community-based social action project and an end of programme celebration event.


This year alone more than 100,000 young people will live together, develop skills together and build community projects but the main point for me is they will have fun whilst building their confidence, make new friends and learn life skills that can’t be taught in a classroom.

NCS lasts around 4 weeks in the summer but there are breaks in between which allows families to still enjoy the holiday period together. Costing just £50 this includes food, accommodation and all activities. Bursaries are also available.  Places can still be booked for this summer and you can sign up for more information on the NCS Website.


The grand finale is a celebration graduation which can give you access to potential volunteering opportunities and apprenticeships along with discounts for some amazing events.

You can also find more information on the NCS social media channels on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.

This is a collaborative post.

5 Ways To Get Your Kitchen Organised

11 April 2018

Photo by Aaron Huber on Unsplash

An organised kitchen is a kitchen you can actually enjoy spending time in
The kitchen sees plenty of activity, especially if you have kids the house. It’s the heart of your home where people can relax, prepare meals and generally spend time. Of course, you wouldn’t have it any other way, but this constant activity does make it difficult to keep the hub of your family life organised.

A cluttered, messy kitchen can be frustrating, leaving you with little room to relax in and even less room to use when preparing a meal after a long day at work. Luckily, there are lots of simple ways you can get your kitchen organised with minimal effort. Using these 5 tips, your kitchen will be looking brand new in no time at all.

Consider how often you use things
Before deciding where everything goes, split your kitchen equipment into two categories: the items you use every day and the stuff which gets used pretty rarely. Now you can place everything accordingly. Plates which you use every mealtime should be easy to reach, while the fine china you only use for Christmas and birthdays can afford to be hidden away on a top shelf until you need it again. The same process also applies to your food items by putting your favourite herbs and spices at the front of a cupboard, while placing baking items somewhere a little further back.

Use your ceiling
Don’t make the mistake of only considering your cupboards and units when thinking about storage space. Your ceiling is a storage opportunity waiting to be put into action. Pan racks are a popular feature in any kitchen, as pans are famously tricky to store in drawers and cupboards. A pan rack allows you to turn storage into a feature, keeping your kitchen organised while saving space elsewhere for other items you need to store.

Photo by byHuyen on Unsplash

Store by size
A lot of kitchen items come in a variety of sizes. We’re talking about pans, plates, bowls, cups and Tupperware — none of which comes as a single ‘one size fits all item’. In order to accommodate all the various versions of these items within your kitchen, be sure to store them in size order, placing the smaller items on top of or inside the larger ones. This will cut out the risk of messy cupboards and will save you space which can be used for other items.

Use a notice board
Organising your family will also help to organise your kitchen, which is why a notice board or whiteboard can be a great addition to the hub of your home. As a space where people are constantly passing through, your kitchen is the perfect place to display notes or reminders which will keep your household informed of what needs to be done when. It’s the ideal location for displaying a calendar, or a chores rota which ensures your kitchen gets cleaned on a regular basis.

Make your cookbooks useful again
Too often, our cookbooks sit gathering dust (and taking up space) in a kitchen cupboard for months on end. Although we mean well when we buy them, it’s hard to find the time to cook a complex meal in between household errands and working hours. However, finding a place in your kitchen to display your cookbooks has the double benefit of turning them into a pleasant visual feature and making you more likely to actually pick them up and use them, seeing as you are looking at them every day.

EKCO kitchens are designed with your needs in mind, so why not get inspired for a kitchen makeover by exploring their stunning Glasgow kitchen showroom today?

This is a collaborative post.

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