Recipes

Post-Workout Snacks

*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.



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.



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.



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…



Everybody gets a sweet tooth now and again. I’ll admit that mine rears its head more than most, which is why I like to find healthy ways of satisfying it, so that I don’t pile on the pounds. We all know that sugar makes us fat, so portion control and relying on natural sugars is a must when it comes to the sweet stuff. These little guys are a perfect balance of good fats and carbs – awesome post workout with a shake to help your body synthesise the protein, but also a fantastic little dessert for when you need a quick sweet hit.



Ever find yourself heading to the vending machine mid-morning even though you had breakfast? While its tasty and convenient to reach for a bowl of cereal or slice of toast in the mornings, these high-carb breakfasts lead to elevated blood sugar levels which then drop quickly, leaving you tired and hungry soon after. A breakfast high in protein, such as these delicious pancakes, actually stabilizes blood sugar and prevents hunger for a number of hours. Yippee!



Blackberries are one of the most widely available and nutrient dense fruits on the planet. Just one cup of blackberries contains over thirty percent of your daily recommended fiber, promoting healthy digestion and reducing the risk of heart disease. Blackberries are known to relieve common symptoms of PMS like bloating and food cravings, and are anti-inflammatory: great if you have a sports injury. Get your dose in this delicious breakfast!