Ladies who brunch

This is a collaborative post. 

Since she started preschool, I’ve been spending less time with Lia during the week. It has been great to have time to work and I have no idea how I fitted everything in before. That said, I do miss our days together, which is why Thursdays are somewhat sacred. We spend the whole day together. Seeing friends, going to soft play or just chilling out. And this week, we had an exciting trip to London for brunch.

picture of people laughing behind a table with pomegreat on. Little girl pulling a face in front of the table.

The Pomegreat #GreatFamilies Brunch

After getting up ridiculously early to get the train to London, Lia and I were more than ready for brunch when we arrived at the Highness play café. Luckily, a lovely spread had been laid out for us. For the children, there was a miniature soft play area and plenty of toys to play with. The continental breakfast was fabulous, with chocolate croissants, yoghurt and granola and a selection of fruit, cheeses and other snacks.

little girl in a pink jumper holding a pot of yoghurt and granola

The café is a lovely, family friendly environment. If it was local to me, it would be somewhere I’d consider working or meeting with friends. We had the back room, a nice open space where children could play and adults could chat and eat without losing sight of their offspring. Lia made the most of the opportunity to burn off some energy. She enjoys train journeys, but all the sitting down does get to her a little bit.

Sugar free Pomegreat

Our fabulous brunch was for the launch of no added sugar Pomegreat. This pomegranate juice drink contains no sugar. Instead, it is sweetened naturally and enhanced with vitamins A, C, D and E. We’ve always loved pomegreat, but it’s great to know that it is now even better for us.

At this time of year, children need vitamin D in supplement form to keep their bones strong and healthy and their immune system functioning normally. The British weather sadly doesn’t give us enough vitamin D during Autumn and Winter months – even if we spend loads of time outside. The last thing we need during cold and flu season is a deficiency that will prevent us from fighting off those nasty bugs.

In addition, Vitamin A helps maintain normal vision and immune function, vitamin C reduces tiredness and helps the immune system and vitamin E is an antioxidant.

We have tried two flavours of Pomegreat – original and pomegranate and blueberry. Both have been such a hit in our house that within two hours of us getting home from the event, we’d drank a litre of each. I’m so glad these drinks are healthy, we all needed a bit of a vitamin boost after the week we’ve had.

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Please note, this is a collaborative post with Pomegreat. All views and opinions are mine and all funny faces are Lia's. She has one for every imaginable occasion.

10 Comments

  1. January 27, 2018 / 7:47 pm

    Lovely that you still get time together, despite Lia being at preschool. Love a Pomegreat! Great that there’s no added sugar and vitamin D is a fantastic bonus for a kids drink!

    • monsterid January 28, 2018 / 10:05 am

      Yes it’s brilliant to know the children are getting vitamins just from a drink they enjoy.
      Nat.x

  2. January 30, 2018 / 12:24 pm

    Mmm looks interesting, might give it a go – now that my teen has decided to go vegan *eyeroll* I’m on the look out for vitamins and variation! Great photos!

    • monsterid January 30, 2018 / 12:48 pm

      Thank you! I really like it, it’s a nice way to get vitamins into them without worrying about forgetting to take something, they’re just there and they’re always asking for juice so it works for me.
      Nat.x

  3. January 30, 2018 / 10:08 pm

    Sounds like you had a lovely brunch with Lia. I quite like Pomegreat juice too although I’ve not tried the pomegranate and blueberry one yet. Will have to look out for it 🙂

    • monsterid January 30, 2018 / 10:48 pm

      It’s delicious, we all really liked that one.
      Nat.x

  4. January 31, 2018 / 8:51 pm

    I have Wednesday’s like this with Holly and I cherish them. It looks like a great day and I really need to try this, it’s not something I would normally choose x

    • monsterid January 31, 2018 / 10:46 pm

      It’s lovely Laura, I think you’d enjoy it.
      Nat.x

  5. February 1, 2018 / 5:09 pm

    Hi Nat, it sounds like you are enjoying quality time with Lia. Who said you couldn’t mix work and play? There’s nothing wrong with getting a helping hand to boost those vitamin D levels, especially when you live in the UK. And if it tastes good even better.

    xx

    • monsterid February 1, 2018 / 5:38 pm

      I agree, it’s great to help out with vitamin D. Worries me if I think the girls aren’t getting enough of it.
      Nat.x

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