Post-Workout Snacks

Healthy and delicious post-workout snacks packed full of protein, that actually taste good!

Protein Pumpkin Oatmeal with Egg Whites

Protein Pumpkin Oatmeal with Egg Whites

I know adding egg whites to your morning oats sounds a little odd, but it’s actually pretty amazing. It makes for a deliciously fluffy (and wonderfully filling) breakfast, supercharged with plenty of protein. The key is to avoid scrambling the eggs by continuously stirring when added – it’s a little bit of effort for a lot of gain. Once you’ve tried them you’ll never go back…pinky swear.

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Sour Cherry & Vanilla Bites

It’s cherry season in Aus, but for me that means hours at the sink with the new (and very unnecessary) kitchen gadget removing the pits. While fresh fruit is always best, it’s sometimes nice just to skip the hard labour and opt for the dried option instead. These delicious sour cherry bites are great when you just want something a little sweet to round off a dinner (or even breakfast, in my case) but you don’t want to devour a whole bowl of pud. This one’s for you, snacky sweet lovers… high protein, raw, gluten free: the perfect way to keep up that New Year’s resolution!

Espresso & Vanilla Milkshake

Espresso & Vanilla ‘Milkshake’

This dairy-free ‘milkshake’ is packed with 26g of protein and is low in calories (75 to be exact!), leaving you full + satisfied minus the food baby. I’m expecting a lot of gasps at the required use of tofu, but I promise you won’t taste it. Does tofu even taste?! Anyway, just enjoy the creamy texture, zero sugar and much-needed caffeine for a breakfast on-the-go, or as post-workout re-fuel for those tired muscles!

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Chocolate Protein Mini Muffins

Chocolate Protein Mini Muffins

*My muffins bring all the (gym) boys to the yard*

Need a healthy pick-me-up? These mini chocolate muffins are where it’s at. These babies are awesome for chocolate cravings, are sugar free (you’re sweet enough, right?) and are totally gluten + dairy free. Not only that, they’re boosted with additional protein, which acts as the building block for your bones and muscles. It’s also one of the only nutrients your body can’t produce itself, so you have to supply it with a steady stream throughout the day.

Biology not your thing? Basically, just eat these.

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Sweet Glazed Almonds

Sweet Glazed Almonds

Ever wonder what to eat at Christmas without diving into that box of sugar-laden chocolates? Try these on for size. The cinnamon offers a metabolism boost and the rice malt syrup won’t spike your blood sugar – so you might just be able to stop at one handful!

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Superfood Caramels

Superfood Caramels

These tasty caramels come totally guilt-free. Tahini is simply ground sesame seeds – full of healthy fats and nutrients to nourish your body. Throw in some metabolism-boosting coconut oil, low GI Sweetner, high antioxidant cacao powder and an awesome superfood powder, and really this could be medicine. Right? Baobab powder has a delicious caramelised pear flavour. It’s high in fibre, vitamin C, potassium (great for workout recovery), and acts as a natural prebiotic. If you can’t lay your hands on any, there’s some handy substitutions available in the Tips section below.

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Choc-Chip Peanut Butter Protein Balls

Choc-Chip Peanut Butter Protein Balls

Does anyone else have an internal ever-hungry peanut butter beast waiting to get out? I can’t get enough of the stuff. It is high in great fats, so a little of the stuff keeps you satiated until your next meal. These fast and easy peanut butter protein balls will satisfy both the creamy nut butter cravings and your chocolate ones too – while keeping your treats refined sugar free and high in important protein. The optional cacao nibs and buckwheat add an extra satisfying crunch that could be likened to a soft buttery biscuit. Get out your mixing bowl…pronto.

Jaffa Protein balls

Jaffa Protein Balls

While I would love to gorge myself on a packet of Jaffa Cakes (the king of UK treats – look them up!), I would hate to know the list of ingredients. Living healthily means finding a balance of whole foods, while enjoying the taste of things you love, so here’s my replacement for the Jaffa Cake, and a fine one at that. Jaffa Protein Balls at the ready…

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Chocolate Banana Coconut Protein Smoothie

Whip up this quick protein smoothie for a quick hit of 30g of protein. Great for building lean muscle and keeping you satiated until your next meal.

Maca & Mint Choc-Chip Protein Shake

Not only does the Maca powder give this protein shake a lovely caramel flavour, but it increases energy levels too! great if you’ve been working hard in the gym, or just had a long week.

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