Review: Wild Olive African Artisans

By Friday, February 10, 2017 0 Permalink 1

Another African gem to fawn over. I was lucky enough to receive a few products from Wild Olive for Christmas (shoutout to bae 🙂 ), and once I’d used them for a decent amount of time, thought I’d share this beautiful brand with you all.

Wild Olive is an African Artisan company located in Pepper street in Cape Town. They make a range of spoil-yourself products, ranging from bath salts to parfum creations to rich body butters; and every single one of them is made entirely of natural products. They are also cruelty-free (yusss!).

The three products that I received are a candle, a bar of soap, and a hand cream. The packaging of all the products is understated and simple, with the products themselves feeling very luxurious and high in quality.

For starters, all three smell incredible. The best in the scent category is undoubtedly the orange aurantium et aromata candle. The scent really fills a living space without being sickly, and it burns slowly enough to be enjoyed for a good amount of time. The hand cream is very rich and thick, also has a great scent, and the packaging is convenient because as the product gets used up, you can roll the top down and really squeeze every bit out. The soap is the simplest of the three, but leaves my body feeling clean, moisturised and again, smelling fantastic.

Check these guys out – they make great gifts and they will even package it specially upon request (red ribbon and all!) 🙂

Vegan Banana & Chocolate Oats

By Wednesday, February 8, 2017 0 Permalink 2

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tsp. cacao powder
  • 1 handful berries
  • maple syrup (optional)

Method

  • Combine oats, water and almond milk in a small pot and place on the stove on a high heat
  • Slice 2/3 of the banana and add to oats mixture (this will add some sweetness, depending on how ripe the banana is)
  • Stir the mixture until it starts to boil, then turn down to a simmer
  • Once the banana has mostly dissolved, add the cacao powder and stir to combine
  • Remove from the stove and serve in a bowl
  • This is where you can add the maple syrup if you need more sweetness
  • Chop up the remaining banana and add on top, along with the berries

And there you have it – a super quick, healthy, and oh-so yummy breakfast. This never takes me more than 10 minutes to prepare from start to finish. You can also add cinnamon to the pot if you like the taste. Let me know if you try this and let me know if this food/health segment is something you’d like to see more of 🙂