Just Bee Water (Review)

Hi Guys!

Today I would like to talk about a drink that I think is fab and I want to share my thoughts on it.  Now being on a diet or a change in eating plan, it is always recommended to drink more water, I drink around 4 litres of water a day! I now love water ❤ but lets be honest it can be boring… I’ve added lemon, fruit and all sorts to spice it up and it works but I am always on the look out for more.

I came across Just Bee Drinks and they have a range of flavoured waters but something about them as a brand and their ethics made me want to find out more. When I read up about the company I feel the love; they have a love for Bees but the passion to help Bees and create a product with their family struck a cord with me.

The water is enriched with a drop of honey, no refined sugar and 50 cals or less (depending on flavour), making it 2 – 2.5 syns per drink. Now you might be thinking, woah Julie are you mad?! but in the scheme of things I am on a diet with Slimming World and I am allowed 15 syns per day, before I always tried to think how much bad stuff can I have for those syns, now I think about healthy syns. Don’t get me wrong I still like the odd naughty chocolate bar but if I can have a healthy drink then pass me more!

It also made me very nostalgic, when I was younger and ill, my mother would make me a drink with honey in it. Sadly my mother is no longer here but I am still attached to that idea.

There are three flavours; Lemon & Green Tea, Apple & Ginger and Blueberry. I must admit Blueberry is my favourite and you can taste the honey in it. It tastes like no other water drink I have ever had.

My husband and both my girls loved them, so much so the taster turned into them gone in seconds.

With the cartons, once open you do have to drink them with in 24 hours but they’re the right size that it would fill a glass and you wouldn’t really put it back in the fridge, I know I couldn’t.

Make sure to check out Just Bee Drinks Our Story

You can purchase these drinks direct from Just Bee Drinks  or check the stockist page for more information.

My final thoughts

I love the product, it tastes beautiful!

Yes, I would buy them again. They’re more expensive than your average bottle of water but you are buying from a local business that we need to see thrive and they’re helping save bees.

Yes, I would use the syns on them and I would choose it over dare I say it…chocolate!

It definitely feels like a treat and served with ice on a warm day it’s refreshing.

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I hope you enjoy the stop motion 🙂

Julie x

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Low syn coconut macaroon baked oats | Just Julie Bakes (slimming world)


Low syn coconut macaroon baked oats.

Inspired by the new coconut macaroon Slimming world HiFi bars.

You need:

  • 2 Silicone muffin cases
  • Muffin tray
  • 35g oats (hexb)
  • 50mls of skimmed milk ( 1.5 syns per 100ml so I would say 1 syn or take the amount from your hexa) *
  • 1 tsp of Sweetner 
  • 1 Egg (protein)
  • 1 cap full of Salted caramel or vanilla extract 
  • 1 tsp (1/2 syn) Sweet Freedom Choc shot coconut 
  • 1/2 of a Slimming world coconut macaroon hifi bar (1.5 syns for half the bar) 

Preheat your oven to 180 degrees

Measure your 35g oats and put in a jug with your milk and stir. Then add in your egg and mix throughly. Then add your sweetner and flavouring of your choice. Combine all together. 

Place your silicone cases onto your muffin tray or tray, then pour in the mixture. 

You then have half of a HiFi bar, half that bar again and put one half into each case. The bar melted and oozes through the baked oats, so good! 😍

Put into your oven on 180 for 20-25 mins. Then leave to cool for 3-5 mins.

Then pop them out and enjoy as they are or decorate it with Sweet Freedom chocshot coconut. Serve with some speed food and yogurt, or if you’re having an SP day have some quark. 

Hint – These muffins are perfect for an SP day because it used milk and not yogurt. 

If you make them be sure to let me know here, YouTube or tag me on Instagram as I’d love to see. 

I hope you enjoy x 

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*please check the syn values of the brand of Milk & other products to protect your weight loss. Syns do vary with brand labels. 

If you want to syn your oats instead of using your heathy extra b you can, just make sure to check the syn values in your book or the slimming world app/website. 

All syn values are correct at the time of posting this recipe, if you’re viewing at a later date please check the syn values to protect your weight loss. 

This week I hit 6 stone loss in 28 weeks!

It has been an emotional week for me, if you watch my YouTube videos you will know that my other half is recovering from surgery and I was finding being on plan difficult but somewhere in the mist of the dark cloud that was over me I found strength to fight through it, get back on plan and work my butt off (literally :’) )

Wait for it… it lead me to 4.5lb loss giving me my 4 stone award with slimming world and 6 stone award with My Fitness Pal in 28 weeks! One thing I do want to make clear, yes I did lose a lot of weight quickly and yes I did it healthily but it isn’t a race! I don’t want anyone reading this feeling disheartened or compare journey’s. I did at the start and man, was tough but what I do now is I compare myself to myself yesterday. So if I didn’t eat properly or skipped a meal or workout then I would make sure I didn’t do that again. I am now in competition with yesterday’s Julie and I tell you honestly I am not perfect, I do things wrong, I am not always on plan and there are days I don’t drink enough water. We can only do better than yesterday and that is enough!

Please enjoy your journey, take it each day as it comes, do not think about the end game, focus on the now and the rest will follow!

I am excited to show you the gift my hubby bought me for hitting this milestone and it will make cooking so much easier, more recipes coming soon.

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Let me know how you are getting on and I hope you have a fantastic week ahead.

Julie x

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