‘Tis the season for blueberries here in Aus. They’re in abundance and cheap until March, so I try to get my fill in the summer months when they’re at their tastiest and locally sourced. Aside from being once of the most nutrient dense fruits around, they make the most amazing ice-cream that can legit double up as a brekkie bowl when your post-Christmas sugar crash is looming. The natural sweetness they provide kills sugar cravings and their fibre keeps you fuller for longer too!
What’s better than having a raw vegan Snickers bar? One that is rich in protein, GOOD fats (to those nasty trans ones) and at the same time tasting just as delicious as the actual Snickers. Because “You’re not you when you’re hungry,” right?!
Sometimes I don’t feel like having an omelette after a workout. It’s not always easy *or palatable* to get your protein needs. After much testing *poor me* this muffin recipe gets the Fit Foodie tick of approval and is a great post-workout snack. Not dissimilar in taste to your typical cafe muffin, but this one is loaded with muscle-loving amino acids that help build and repair. Also known as super muffins. That’s right.
Want a nourishing breakfast in under 5 minutes? This one takes the same time as pouring milk on top of your coco pops, and is around 1 million times better for you*. Add to a blender, and turn ‘ON’…you can do that right?! Have this when you’re feeling under the weather to replenish vitamins and minerals, or just gobble because it will make you feel awesome, and tastes kinda like banana milkshake.
*maths is not my strong point
I lurrrrve popcorn. Horrified when I moved from the UK that the Aussies like it savoury. What the?! So as ever…time to make my own. When you’re craving a snack (or a Friday movie night at home), its off to the kitchen to make a bowl of my award-worthy popcorn. It’s so simple to make and super healthy for both adults and children – with a good amount of vitamin E!
Salt + caramel. Is there anything better? Actually, yes. A healthy version. This is one of my go-to breakfasts after an intense morning workout. It helps to replenish protein and glycogen stores and build lean muscle (which in turn burns calories – yay!). The Maca is gives the dish a toffee flavour, and works to alleviate anxiety and stress in the body. It’s also high in iron and is great for boosting energy – much needed on a Monday morning. Whip it up in under 2 minutes for a delicious dessert too.
They say a picture speaks a thousand words, so I’ll let this one speak for itself. Prepped in 2 minutes, this recipe is super simple and insanely delicious. You’d never know it was healthy to boot. Kick your synthetic protein bars to the curb – this is your sweet natural replacement.
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.
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!
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!