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Having worked from home since wayyyy before the pandemic forced us too, I feel like I’ve perfected the art of the cozy afternoon tea break. I really value my breaks throughout the day and really need them in order to stay productive.
I’m so not about overworking in the blogging industry, so for any blogger who’s full-time or anyone who’s now working from home on a full or part-time basis, I’d really encourage you to try and get into a good routine with your afternoon tea breaks.
So today I want to chat about that perfect, cozy, afternoon tea break. Some things you can do to ensure you really make the most of it and a amazing brand that you might want to consider too!
Introducing Deliciously Guilt Free
This post is in collaboration with Deliciously Guilt Free, a brand that I feel really aligns with my energy right now. For the full story of who Deliciously Guilt Free are and why they do what they do, you can check out this page here.
But to sum up, Deliciously Guilt Free brownies started with them adopting a sugar free and low carb lifestyle but struggling to find sugar free baked goods with clean, natural ingredients. Every low carb snack they found was filled with fake ingredients and chemicals.
When Basma was pregnant with their first child, she was diagnosed with pregnancy diabetes so they decided to take their health into their own hands, despite always struggling to find healthier snacks which contained less sugar. So they decided to make them themselves!
Deliciously Guilt Free’s mission is to hand-make sweet treats, using all natural ingredients that are low in sugar, and low carb.
Now I am NOT about fad diets, restrictions and deprivation when it comes to eating. You will know that about me already. But neither are Deliciously Guilt Free. Still want chocolate, cakes, brownies, salted caramel and all that good sweet stuff? But do want to limit your sugar intake and be a bit more conscious of what you’re putting in your body?
Deliciously Guilt Free are the PERFECT brand for you!
I was kindly sent “The Favourites” mixed box of 8 brownies and blondies which contains Deliciously Guilt Free’s top brownies and some of the most popular flavours of all time. Including:
- 2 x Blueberry and Lemon Drizzle Cake
- 2 x Peanut Butter Brownie
- 2x Salted Caramel Blondie
- 2x Chocolate Fudge Brownie
You can see why this box is called “The Favourites” can’t you? I couldn’t wait to tuck in to one (or two or four) of these with a cup of tea on my afternoon break from work. I was getting my sweet fix but in a healthier way than I would have done previously! What did I think of each one?
Blueberry and Lemon Drizzle Cake
This one was hands down my favourit. It was absolutely BEAUTIFUL and the lemon was so… ugh! I love lemon. My Dad and I both really loved these ones. They’re super light and fruity and the perfect afternoon snack. Especially on a warm day.
Peanut Butter Brownie
I found this one a little dry BUT I had eaten it straight from the fridge, so perhaps that’s why. But it tastes great, I love peanut butter in cakes and things and the peanut butter was very prominent but not overpowering.
Salted Caramel Blondie
I only had a small bite of this one because someone else in the house stole them (I don’t know who so I can’t blame anyone yet!) but from what I did have this was really lovely. Subtle but nice!
Chocolate Fudge Brownie
This one was absolutely delicious. I put it in the microwave for a hot second before eating it and it was just melt in the mouth delicious, gooey and chocolately. A real chocolate lovers paradise this one!
So I think it’s safe to say that these brownies and blondies went down extremely well. Not just with me but with the whole family. These are certainly a brand I will be keeping on my radar and I can’t wait to see what other yummy treats they sell!
But your perfect afternoon cozy tea break is more than just the snack you choose (although that is a VERY important part). So let’s look at some additional things you can do to perfect that afternoon tea break!
Try and get off the screen for your break
When you work from a laptop all day long, the last thing you want is to be on your laptop or staring a screen throughout your break too! Your break is the perfect time to cut back on the screens and give your eyes a break!
Find a super cozy area to relax
Afternoon tea breaks aren’t usually very long, so finding the coziest area to relax in quickly is crucial so you don’t miss out on any break time! For me, it’s the lounge chair in my office, with fluffy pillows and a blanket!
Open a window or go for a walk
This is usually the time of day that I start to feel a bit tired a weary so opening a window or even going for a walk on occasion during my afternoon break is really helpful to wake me up and reenergize me for getting back to work.
A hot drink of your choice
Whatever your beverage of choice, now is the time to go and grab one. And put time and effort into making it too. This is YOUR time to relax and take a break, so make it good!
A really bloody good book
A tea break is also a great chance to get a couple of chapters of your book read. You can’t beat a cozy chair, a warm drink, a sweet snack and a good book. Like is there anything is life better than that? I’ll wait.
Don’t do any chores
And finally don’t feel like you need to use your break time to start doing chores around the house or running those quick errands. This so besides the point of these cozy afternoon tea breaks!
Do you take an afternoon tea break? How do you make the most of yours? And what do you think of Deliciously Guilt Free? Which brownie would you go for? Let me know!
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