You may have seen my last post, which was a recipe for my favourite overnight oats, and noticed that it was a dairy free recipe. I recently decided to reduce my dairy intake for 2 weeks because I have a problem with acne, and I wanted to see if it helped clear up my skin.
I was also pretty curious to see if I was capable of giving up cheese for 14 days. Spoiler: I’m not.
I started writing about my decision to cut out dairy, what I ate, and what happened to me during the 2 weeks, but it was ridiculously long, so I’ve split it up into 3 separate posts. Part one is just a short one; an introduction if you like.
Some of you may be wondering about the link between dairy and acne. It wasn’t something I was aware of myself until recently, which is strange because I think I’ve searched every corner of the internet for ways to treat acne.
I have like 3 different things I eat for breakfast in rotation. I’m quite happy to eat the same thing every day, as long as I know it’s got some decent nutritional value. My favourite thing to eat for breakfast right now is this prep-ahead porridge.
I’ve never really liked the thought of overnight oats, because I just thought they were a bit trendy and would be like eating cold, soggy oats. But I’ve experimented and come up with this recipe. It’s plant-based, dairy-free, high in omega 3 and protein, and I cover it with berries to give me an antioxidant and vitamin C boost.
I thought this might be a useful one for people who struggle to pack light. When I recently went to Tenerife, we decided to only take hand luggage. I find airports really exhausting, so the thought of not having to wait for hold luggage was appealing. However, I’m useless at packing and I’m so indecisive about what to take.
Clothes are bad enough, but I really struggle with the liquid allowance for hand luggage because somehow I’m supposed to fit makeup, and like 300 other cosmetics, in a little zip up bag that has to close completely. My attitude this time was that it was a really chilled beach holiday, and we were just going to relax. There were no plans to go sightseeing or any fussy nights out. So I decided to take minimal makeup, not to wear any during the day, and to take stuff that I could mix and match. Here’s what I packed: