May Sponsors GIVEAWAY and amazing Raw Cacao Coconut Frappe

Thank goodness its Friday! I know I’ve had a short week but I am ready for the weekend already!

I’ve been continuing to focus on raw clean foods over the last couple of days:

Breakfast on Thursday was just wonderful – organic blueberries, viva pure raw granola and home made almond milk:


Simple and perfect!

This mornings breakfast was some pudding made with 1/4 cup of viva pure chia super food porridge mix, additional tbsp of chia seeds and 1 cup of almond milk (combined and left to thicken overnight) with fresh strawberries and blueberries:


More salad beasts have been consumed:


Spinach, rocket, little gem, red onion, spring onion, courgette, cucumber, sprouted lentils and beans with tahini miso dressing.

Tonight I made my Tofu and Sweet Potato Hash for dinner but used spring greens, cauldron marinated tofu and lots of fresh basil and parsley:


Such a huge plate of yummy stuff!

Last night, after eating my leftover black beans with brown rice and tomato less guacamole for dinner I made a giant bowl of double chocolate protein ice cream for dessert:


I had a bit of an accident while making this due to leakage from the bottom of the blender so it turned out a bit weird, still tasty though! This contained 1.5 scoops of chocolate sun warrior protein powder, crushed ice, water, stevia, 1 tsp of raw cacao powder, xanthan and guar gums and cacao nibs for topping.

For dessert this evening I made the most amazing raw cacao coconut frappe!

Raw Cacao Coconut Frappe (serves 1)

  • 1 cup of almond milk (could use coconut milk too)
  • 1 cup of water 
  • 1 tbsp of raw cacao powder
  • 2 cups of crushed ice
  • 1 tbsp of coconut nectar or agave nectar or sweetener of choice (I used 1 tbsp of coconut nectar and a few drops of stevia)
  • 1/4 tsp of coconut extract or 1 tbsp of coconut butter
  • 1/2 tsp of xanthan and guar gums

Blend all ingredients in high speed blender till smooth. Enjoy!


I had this in my new shake cup and it was absolutely delicious and genuinely tastes like the Starbucks Mocha Coconut Frappe I enjoyed so much in NYC! I will be addicted to these from now on! You could easily use chocolate protein powder or cocoa powder instead of the raw cacao or add a tablespoon of desiccated coconut too. So so yummy!

Workouts have been pretty good. On Thursday I did some freestyle yoga when I woke up then headed to the gym for a 3,2,1 workout after work. This absolutely killed me! My muscles were so tired for some reason I could do no where near my usual reps and weights! This morning I was back at the gym for a quick workout – 30 minutes of intervals on the usual gym equipment followed by abs and core exercises.

Well I have a pretty relaxed weekend planned catching up with family and friends, a long run and hopefully some chill time! Hope whatever you are up to its a good one!

May Sponsor Giveaway!

I am very happy to announce my first ever blog sponsor giveaway! The wonderful Viva Pure, Nakd and The Raw Chocolate Company have kindly supplied the following products for you my lovely readers!

Main prize:

  • Complete set of Nakd bars – Gingerbread, Cocoa Orange, Pecan Pie, Berry Delight, Cashew Cookie, Cocoa Mint, Cocoa Delight
  • Range of The Raw Chocolate Company products including raw chocolate covered goji berries, mulberries and raisins, banoffe, pitch dark, lavish, minted, twilight and loaded raw chocolate bars
  • Viva Pure packs of raw buck wheaties, raw granola and coconut sugar

4 runners up will also receive a full set of Nakd bars.

To enter (each of these counts as a single entry – please leave a separate comment for each one):

  • Leave a comment to this post stating what you have enjoyed the most from Keeping Healthy Getting Stylish so far this month
  • Follow me via Google Friend Connect, Facebook, Blog Lovin or Twitter and leave a comment below stating that you have done so
  • Tweet about this giveaway mentioning @keephealthstyle and leave a comment below stating you have done so
  • Post about this giveaway with a link back to this post on your blog and leave a comment below stating that you have done so

Giveaway open to UK residents only (sorry International friends!) and closes at 12am GMT Friday 20th May 2011, good luck!


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  • FatToLean

    I hope this counts but what I like about your blog in general/this month is that you are like the which? magazine of healthy food trials. Also like the fact you reply to everything.

    cracking giveaway!

  • Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner

    AWESOME giveaway!! I’ve enjoyed being a guest poster on such an amazing blog and being jealous of your food haul from NYC!!

  • Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner

    I follow you on Twitter already:)

  • Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner

    I Tweeted!!

  • Freya

    I already follow you :)

  • Freya

    Favourite thing..all your lovely big smoothies! Right up my street :D

  • eclairre

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  • celery and cupcakes

    Im loving this giveaway so far this month!! So much amazingness in one giveaway prize! :-)

  • celery and cupcakes

    I follow you on twitter!

  • celery and cupcakes

    I tweeted! x

  • movesnmunchies

    oh my goodness!! my fav thing? the post u just did about getting bak from NYC and how u felt! i cud relate a ton!

  • movesnmunchies

    i tweeted!

  • movesnmunchies

    i follow u on twitta!

  • Claire

    I follow your blog!
    I love all the yummy different smoothies you make!

  • Claire

    I also follow you on twitter!

  • Claire

    I also tweeted about it!


  • Cosmic

    Your fab NYC post with mega monster stash was a treat for us all!

  • Perroflauta


  • Perroflauta

    n tweeted:)

  • mary

    My favourite things this month have been your NY adventures, I’m so jealous you went!

  • mary

    I also follow via GFC!
    Plus, I just noticed your .com domain! Congrats:D

  • veganaphrodite

    I used to love the 1,2,3 work out! Now I mainly run and do yoga, but maybe I should start doing the 1,2,3 thing again to get some strengh traing back into my routine.
    What a great Giva away! I live in Norway so I cant partake. But the one who wins is really lucky :D

  • Ash

    So far this month……..That has got to be all of your fab foodie purchases from NYC, I an so jealous!!!

  • attackoftheraebot

    I love all of the smoothie recipes that you post. So many good recipes. I’m also jealous of all of the awesome things you have bought from NYC, especially since I’ve had my eyes opened to the joys that are wonderful the Cliff bars following a trip to Wholefoods in London.

  • PoweredbyPeanutButter

    I follow you on twitter :)

  • PoweredbyPeanutButter

    and I just tweeted about the giveaway.

  • PoweredbyPeanutButter

    My fave thing so far has been hearing about your NY trip, made me super jealous and want to go back!

  • BabyWilt

    This month I really enjoyed your NYC report back and the little look at the clothes you bought :-)

    ps Facebook link didn’t work for me?!

  • BabyWilt

    Following you on Twitter

  • BabyWilt

    Have also tweeted about it.

  • zoetc

    Hey Laura, I enjoy reading your blog because I find the diet side of it in particular interesting.

    I’m always intrigued by your food creations. I’ve already tried a few things that you have mentioned and recommended such as Naked bars and various milks (oat, vanilla rice and coconut). I’ve still got the hemp one to try next.

    I want to add varience and health to my diet and this blog is a good way to raise my awareness in doing that.

    As well as being visually attractive and stunning, your blog is inspiring to making positive changes in my lifestyle and attitude to life. I enjoyed reading about your spring clean and am going to do one of my own very soon.

    You’re relatable and honest – excellent qualities to have!

    I already follow you on here. And I’ve passed your blog onto friends who are interested in diet/healthy eating.

    Take it easy! x

  • zoetc
  • katy

    I’m following you! this is the 1st give away I’ve responded to because it looks so great! :)

  • Lauren

    My favorite thing has been your smoothies!

  • katy

    I’ve posted about you on twitter too, but can’t post on my blog because I think I’ve just managed to delete my entire blog :(
    (Luckily I’m so new to it that I’ve only lost about 10 posts!)

    So far this month I’ve really enjoyed your blogging about your eats in the States. The options that are available out there always seem better that what we have available in the UK, so it’s great that you adapt your recipes to replicate what you found in the US :) (I’ll be trying your Raw Cacao Coconut Frappe for breakfast tomorrow :)!)

    P.S. Do you know where you can get peanut flour in the UK!?

  • Bronagh

    Such an impressive giveaway!

    My favourite thing about KHGS this month has been reading about your awesome NYC trip as well as your usual posts of daily eats… I find them so inspiring :) I also tried several of your recipes this past
    month and have found them all so delicious. The veggie loaf was my personal favourite and my carniverous other half absolutely loved it too :)

  • Bronagh

    Oh and I already follow you on Facebook (I don’t have a blog/twitter). I love it when your new post alerts pop up in my friend feed, haha.

  • Lissa

    I love the pictures from New York (& seeing what you bought)



  • Lissa

    I follow you via Twitter @Lissa_et_la

  • Lissa

    I tweet your giveaway on Twitter & a link :)


  • Tiffany

    Ohh NYC! I love seeing food hauls particularly from over the pond
    Just recently found your blog so making my way through past posts (:

  • Maria

    Wow what a prize!
    I love the green smoothie info- as I did try my first ones and used your website (and the links to the “official” one) to help me make them :)

  • Laura

    I loved your NYC recaps the most!

  • Laura

    and I’m a follower :-)

  • Martha

    That coconut frappe recipe looks amazing! Your foodie posts are totally inspirational :)

  • Martha

    I’m totally a follower as well :)

  • Hayley1503

    My favourite thing this month has been the MONSTER salads you make, always gives me fresh ideas when mine are getting boring, and they look so tasty!

  • Hayley1503

    I’m a facebook follower =D

  • Candy

    My fav thing this month(and actually every month tbh) is the array of COLOURS I see in your food pics. Awesome seriously, pretty, nutritious, inspiring, and deelicious! xox

  • Claire

    My favourite thing was seeking the difference between the pictures of you in NY before and now. What a transformation!! I love all of your amazing food pics too!!

  • attackoftheraebot

    I already follow you on twitter :) _raeofsunshine_

  • everydaysapicnic

    I think seeing all your goodies from NYC is my favourite bit this month.
    Awesome giveaway!

  • everydaysapicnic

    I already follow you on Twitter :-)

  • everydaysapicnic

    Tweeted now too …

  • Errign

    I’m in the US so I’m not trying to enter, but I wanted to comment and say I’ve got s cup like that plastic one & I love it for iced tea, but I never thought to put smoothies in it – yum!

  • Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner

    Just mentioned it in my post too:)

  • jamandjessica

    Wow…that is a great looking giveaway! Thanks to all your May sponsors for giving you all those great products!

    I loved the 3,2,1 workout post. All your recent NYC posts (I so desperately want to visit, so it was so nice to live vicariously through you! ;-) ) and I also enjoyed your guest posts…it’s always great to “meet” other bloggers! (Basically I love everything here at KHGS!)

    Hope you are having a lovely weekend back home! xxx

  • cinnamonalicious

    AWESOME giveaway!! I follow you on twitter :)

  • cinnamonalicious

    I tweeted!

  • Becky

    Great giveaway, I love Nakd bars! I’ve loved reading all your NYC posts!

  • Becky

    I follow via GFC.

  • beingthatchange

    Ohh! What an AMAZING giveaway!!!
    What I’ve enjoyed most from your blog this month is that your food is always beautiful and nourishing, yet simple, too…very inspiring (:
    More specifically to this month, I enjoyed seeing the foody bits you picked up in New York!

  • Lucy

    Wow, fab giveaway! This month, I’ve really enjoyed reading about your time in New York, very envious! :)

  • Lucy

    I already follow you on Twitter @PorridgeParsnip

  • Lucy

    Just tweeted! will try to link back next time I post…will let you know if I do!

  • Hayley

    Hi Laura, long time reader but rare commenter however this prize is awesome so I feel the need to break my silence! I’m following you on twitter hayley_y and I always love your blog for all your great healthy recipes but this month in particular your New York adventures were great & your US food haul looked fantastic.
    I hope that counts as two cheeky entries :)
    Keep up the great blogging!

  • Emma

    Wow amazing giveaway!

    I have been reading your blog for ages but never commented before.

    I really enjoyed seeing all the food you enjoyed in NYC and all the fab goodies you brought back- I really want to go there now! : )

  • Ffion

    What a great give away!

    The best thing about your blog in the past week had definitely been your teip to NY and your impressive loot!

  • Ffion

    I already follow you on bloglovin Twitter and google friend connect!

  • Jackie.

    Best post this month has been the NYC shopping! I am desperate to try the peanut butter with honey, mmm.

    I follow you on Google and also tweeted (@JMRTRVR) and already follow on Facebook.


  • cucinaceri

    I follow you on Twitter – Great recipes and food porn :)

  • eatinglikeahorse

    I’m not a huge fan of salads but think I might have to start making “salad beasts” because the name is such genius!
    I always love your food photography and the way you blog about different subjects… and this month, I liked the NYC stuff too…
    Hope you’ve had a great chilled weekend :-)

  • L

    Following and tweeted – brilliant giveaway :) x

  • Emily

    Your recipes are the best! When i am meal planning for the week i always head to your blog. Lush giveaway!! xx

  • Emily

    follow on twitter. x

  • Emily

    tweeting now. x

  • Emily

    So far this month I’ve loved your NYC posts :D xx

  • Emily

    I’m following via twitter and GFC :D

  • Emily

    Annnnd I’ve tweeted (as @inmywindow) – this is such an awesome giveaway *crosses fingers eyes and toes* xxx

  • Cat

    I follow you via Twitter :-)

    Amazing giveaway!

  • Cat

    I tweeted! :-)

  • Cat

    As always, and as you know! I love your recipes and food ideas. You are my go-to when I am lacking in inspiration. And I love that they always taste good!!!


    Hey Laura, I loved catching up with NYC as I miss it so much… I follow you on twitter and facebook; I tweeted; I blogged; I kept my fingers crossed! x x

  • DonnyFan

    my favourite post for the month has to be all of the ones for NYC – a city I’ve not yet been to…….


  • Chantal

    my favourite post is the reflective one, it’s so nice to see that you have reached a place where you are happy mentally and physically and i totally understand that! i find myself calorie counting but i have now found my happy place.
    I don’t have a url but my email is :)

  • LilyLipstick

    These prizes look amazing! I’ve loved reading your posts about NYC and feeling very jealous of your food haul there.
    I follow on GFC and via Twitter :) x

  • Chantal

    and i forgot to say i follow you on bloglovin!

  • Anonymous

    tried to follow you on FB but link did not work! will try find you another way. Wish I could be as imaginative with food as you are!

  • Anonymous

    found you on facebook yay!!! r8nat

  • BabyWilt

    Blogged about it as well :-)

  • Becky

    What I have enjoyed most from your blog recently has actually been re-reading some of your older posts, especially the run up to your Great North Run last year. They’re so relevant to me now and my own half marathon training.

  • Becky

    I follow your blog and you on twitter!

  • Becky

    I tweeted!

  • lynsey

    I loved your NY posts, I loved that you brought so mch food back with you, I’m still not sure how! :)

  • inthe80s

    What I like most about your blog is reading your recipe page and meal planning my week, before hitting the shops! There’s always so many new ingredients to try!

  • inthe80s

    Also just started following on twitter!

  • jenny kk

    Have enjoyed the pics of all the foodie stuff you got from NYC and the places you went to!

    I already follow you on Google Reader.

  • Allie

    What a fantastically generous giveaway!

    My favourite thing has to be the white bean and leek bake you posted about the other week – I made it straight away and loved it! And you run at the same pace I do : )

    I already follow you on Google Friend Connect.

  • krystal

    Yay, wicked giveaway!!

    I loved the NYC posts and seeing your food haul. The guest posts were fun too…found a few new blogs through these!

  • krystal

    Also following on Facebook!!

  • Helen

    I really enjoyed your NYC post although it made me really jealous too! Also loved your post with all your fashion buys from NYC.

  • Helen

    I also follow you via GFC & twitter.

  • Helen

    Also just tweeted about it!

  • Helen

    I loved your NYC posts! They made me miss it even more!

  • Ingrid

    I’d love to enter! Naked bars are vegan (as am I) so I am a huge fan, I really enjoyed reading about your different salad ideas they are so creative! Will follow you on twitter and tweet about this, though my tweets are protected.


  • Lana

    Just posted about the giveaway and linked back (:

  • Lana

    and am now following you on twitter (:

  • sweet catastrophe

    I’m going to admit I’m a newbie reader thanks to the darling @Marshallexi on twitter and I am so glad she directed me your way.

    Favourite entry this month? Your mouthwatering haul from NYC, I am so so envious!!

  • sweet catastrophe

    Following you via googlefriends and via twitter as @perfectlytwistd

  • sweet catastrophe

    Also I have mentioned your giveaway in a tweet :D

  • sweet catastrophe
  • tam

    I love all your food! I also love hearing about your life in general it makes me wanna hang out with you……and makes me wanna have dinner at yours! x x

  • GinAndGinger

    I love all the Green Monster and Smoothie recipe, they always look so tasty! x

  • Deborah

    Hi Laura,
    I’m following you on google connect and have tweeted about your giveaway. I just love the variety and inspiration on your blog, every month its the same! Whenever I’m feeling a little lacking in motivation your blog certainly gives me some!

  • skinny latte

    I enjoy everything about your blog, it’s so friendly and personal – and very inspiring!

    You’re already my Twitter friend too – and I like you on Facebook :)