Sunday, 14 February 2016

Netflix and Chill

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Do you ever find yourself wondering what you did with your weekends before Netflix came along? You convince yourself that you'll just watch one episode and 8 hours later, you're covered in chocolate and chip crumbs, well into Season 2 of a show you don't even remember starting. If you're going to binge watch anything (which is totally fine with me), then here are my top shows to wile away your time with.

Jessica Jones
Ever wonder what happens to the superheros who don't quite make the cut? Jessica Jones is what happens. She's a badass bitch and a damn good private investigator who just happens to have some kickasss superpowers too. Her arch nemesis, played by the GORGEOUS David Tennant, is Kilgrave, a suave Englishman with mind control powers. Throughout the show, Jessica, who is admittedly able to hold her own against even the biggest, toughest guy, struggles to come to terms with the power Kilgrave was able to exert over her. It's thrilling, funny and Kilgrave is the most spine-chilling villian since Heath Ledger as the Joker. 

Jane the Virgin

Have you ever imagined your life as a TV show? Well Jane, a good Catholic girl with dreams of becoming a writer, has her world turned upside down when she's accidentally inseminated and becomes pregnant....oh, and she's also a virgin. The story is played out like a telenovela with long-lost fathers, lovers, twins, evil mothers, friends with secret plans and a whole host of other problems. The show is quite light hearted and has excellent comedic timing. It'll leave you with a warm, fuzzy feeling and you'll be eager for Season 2.

Making a Murderer
If you haven't heard of this series, you've clearly been living under a rock. Making a Murderer follows the story of Steve Avery and the Manitowoc police department with so many twists and turns, that you'll be left reeling. I'm not even halfway through the series and I'm already hooked. You can't help but want to find out what comes next!

Brooklyn 99

Back in the day, I was a huge fan of Scrubs. It was the perfect show with equal parts humour and deep thoughts. Brooklyn 99 is slightly higher in the humour stakes but it's effectively the new Scrubs. Andy Samberg plays the lead character, Detective Jake Peralta, with a cast that'll make you crack your ribs laughing. Definitely worth a watch if you're after something funny and easy to watch that goes perfectly with wine and popcorn. 
What's on your Netflix list?

Dani XO

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Choc Banana Smoothie

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For something a little different, I thought I would share my favourite smoothie recipe. It's not especially healthy but it's not awful and it definitely fills you up. It's based on the Boost Juice King William Chocolate Smoothie which I am a little bit addicted to. Unfortunately, there isn't a Boost near my house so I was forced to come up with my own recipe.
Choc Banana Smoothie


Frozen banana chunks (as many or as few as you like)
1-2 scoops of frozen vanilla yogurt
1 cup of the milk of your choice (I use skim lactose free milk or almond milk)
1 heaped tablespoon of cacoa powder
2-3 ice cubes


Add all ingredients to a blender and mix OR add to a jug and use a stick blender. Make sure you blend the banana bits well or you'll end up with yucky banana chunks in the bottom (bleaugh!).

What's your favourite smoothie recipe?

Dani XO

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