Recipes

Just when you thought smoothie-bowls were so 2016, you get hit with this bowl-o-rama that tastes like cupcakes. Not just any cupcake, RED VELVET ones. Uh huh. It’s packed with protein for muscle recovery, along with beet powder that is said to increase endurance. The cacao (aside from being insanely delicious) is a super source of anti-oxidants and also helps you body to produce happy chemicals. What’s not to love?!



I may have been partial to a Fry’s Turkish Delight bar or two in the past…there was something so tempting about that gooey rose centre. Turns out that was a gel of starch and sugar, coloured pink and filled with flavourings. Somehow not quite so appealing anymore. To get my rose + chocolate fix, it’s time to get in the kitchen. This one-bowl recipe is so simple and ready in under 40 minutes (including setting time) so you can kick back and enjoy a guilt-free substitute that’s sure to blow your {turkish} socks off.

The coconut oil base is fabulous for boosting your metabolism. It’s converted quickly by the body for fuel, rather than stored for later use. Chocolate that revs up your fat burning? You got it.



The rich chocolate muffin is not only HEALTHY, but it tops portion control charts. It serves just one healthy chocolate monster, unless your slightly insane and you decide to share…In which case, I suggest doubling the recipe and making a second. You’re going to want more than a taste.



This week has been full of early mornings for me. These mornings require chocolate, and plenty of it (ladies listen up – this is your body calling out for a dose of magnesium). While I don’t recommend grabbing the nearest Hershey’s bar (urgh), there are plenty of healthy ways to get your chocolate fix…and this is one of them. Hallelujah.



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.



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…



Chocolate cupcakes that are bursting with nutrients!? I know it sounds weird, but the hidden beetroot adds an unmistakably deliciously earthy flavour, complimenting the cacao perfectly. Divinely sweet and satisfying, these cupcakes will be gracing your healthy afternoon tea party more than once! Skip the bottles of red food colouring and sneak some veggies in at the same time.



These are real grown-up dessert cups. Deliciously rich, totally guilt free. Theres nothing quite like the delicious mix of dark chocolate with fresh sweet cherries. Throw in some caramel superfood powder with gooey tahini, and you have one melt-in-the-mouth dessert. Long day at work? You can whip these up in under 20 minutes.



While I LOVE Nutella and cookies {preferably both at the same time}, the sugar content is off the charts. Since adopting a healthy lifestyle and losing 14 kilos, they no longer make it in my cupboard. These cookies are my healthy take to satisfy both cravings. Deliciously soft, gooey and packed of all-natural ingredients, there’s no food coma waiting for you at the end. In addition, they are sugar, dairy free and gluten free, so they won’t hurt your waistline either. The perfect accompaniment to a hot mug of tea, or if you’re up for a little indulgence, a glass of homemade chocolate almond milk.