That's why I nearly did a little dance (okay, I might have done a little dance) when Blue Diamond got in touch to ask if I wanted to receive a pair of Nike trainers and a Blue Diamond goodie bag with their amazing Almond Milk and bags of yummy almonds. It's not often that you receive an email offering you two of your most favourite things in life - AND the opportunity to give them away to a lucky reader too, right?
So, after I'd done a happy little dance, praised the nut gods for creating almond butter and almond milk and vowed to start running and exercising a little more to justify my ever growing trainer collection, I replied to that very exciting email, and shortly afterwards the package of my dreams arrived on my doorstep.
// Nike Zoom Pegasus 31, £85*
My obsession with almond milk started a few years ago when I picked some up on a whim in a supermarket. I'd never hugely liked normal milk and I was instantly excited to find an alternative that could be used to make smoothies and mix with protein powders. The other attraction was that - for a committed calorie counter as I was back then, a glass of Blue Diamond almond milk contains around 48 calories, compared to around 123 in a glass of semi skimmed milk. The health benefits of almond milk are also numerous - almonds are the most nutritionally dense nut, high in magnesium, Vitamin E and Vitamin B. Almond Breeze almond milk is also dairy, lactose, soya and gluten free, so perfect for people with food intolerances.
I could wax lyrical all day about the benefits of eating almonds and drinking almond milk (I'm so much of an Almond Breeze evangelist that I've convinced several friends and family to switch from dairy milk to almond milk) but I also want to get on to the bit where I tell you how you could win your own pair of Nike trainers and a Blue Diamond goodie bag containing Almond Breeze and some bags of almonds!