Millionaire shortbread (or chocolate caramel squares as they are otherwise known) are one of my favourite treats. This recipe uses healthier ingredients without any refined sugar with the added benefit of protein from one of my favourite vanilla flavoured powders by Natural Nutrients which I picked up from OrganicAthleteLifestyle.com
These cookies need no introduction, just look at that golden crumb and shiny dark chocolate. But these are not any old cookies. Each one contains an impressive 9g of protein thanks to Ascent Native Fuel Whey Protein Powder! I suggest you make a batch of these then find a dark room to hide in whilst you polish off the lot!
Crispy chicken tenders are usually something that have to be saved for a treat, but with my recipe you can tuck in any time you like! I've used UFIT's new BBQ flavoured high protein crisps as the coating, then dunked them into Blend Bro's incredibly authentic but entirely sugar free BBQ sauce - because everyone knows you can't have a chicken tender without drowning it in sauce, which is usually the most unhealthy part! This recipe is so incredibly simple even those who don't think they can cook (or kids!) can do!
Sweet & sticky blueberry & banana bread enriched with protein without ANY fat and no added sugar, this baby sells itself. Not only is it seriously delicious it's also so quick and simple to make. Give it a try & let me know what you think.
I've combined two 4 of my favourite things in the recipe. Oats, protein, white chocolate & raspberries. But I've left out the usual butter, sugar and syrup you'd usually find in traditional flapjacks. Instead I've sweetened them with Bodybuilding Warehouse White Chocolate & Raspberry Whey Protein which is SO good & also chunks of their new Warrior Crunch bars which take them to another level! Don't worry if you don't have these, you can sub the bars for white chocolate chips, however I urge you to try them, some of the best protein bars I've ever had (and I've tried ALOT!).
Energise your day with this power-packed green protein smoothie. I've used a selection of ingredients which are not only tasty but are known for there energising properties, whilst Good Hemp's raw protein powder provides your body with protein it needs to repair and recover after exercise. Use frozen fruit or add ice cubes to take this smoothie to the next level!
I've packed these protein crispy cakes full of protein crispies, dried cranberries, sugar free marshmallows, sugar free white & dark chocolate and plenty of dried cranberries so you'll never know they are a healthier, much lower sugar version of your favourite crispy cakes.
This smoothie is packed with powerful antioxidants from the berries and spirulina, it also contains turmeric which is great natural anti-inflammatory. This tasty, power packed smoothie also provides your body with a hefty protein hit from Good Hemp's vegan protein powder. Perfect for an on-the-go breakfast or to re-fuel post workout.
Smoothies are a great way of getting all the goodness you need very quickly. If I'm in a rush I'll have one for breakfast or to re-fuel after a workout. This POWER smoothie is packed with slow release carbs from oats, protein from Good Hemp's raw hemp protein powder and healthy fats from hazelnuts and hemp milk.
If you follow me on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or Snap Chat you'll already know I LOVE anything peanut related, and what goes well with peanuts? Chocolate of course! Even if you're not a vegan you'll love these super easy Chocolate & Peanut Vegan Protein Bars which I made using Good Hemp's fantastic range of hemp based products.
Personally I am not vegan, but I like to create recipes that everyone can enjoy which is how these Cranberry, Cashew & Hemp Raw Vegan Bars came to be! I used Good Hemp's fantastic products for this recipe. I'm a big fan of their range as I find it doesn't have such a strong earthy taste that you can get with other brands. These bars are ideal as a post workout treat or a healthy snack throughout the day - enjoy!
This Banana & Hemp High Protein Banana Bread is sweet, moist and delicious, just the way a banana bread should be! Rather than protein powder which can dry baked goods out, Good Hemp's High Protein Flour adds a great source of hemp protein without leaving you with a nasty dry sponge. It also means that this recipe is perfect for those that don't want to buy protein powders or who prefer to exclude dairy from their diet. It's also great for using up banana's which have seen better days!
These delicious blondies are free from flour, sugar and butter but are packed with protein. They are also insanely delicious and super simple to make. Fool your friends (and yourself) with healthy blondies that taste just like the real thing!
I've never created a vegan recipe before, well not intentionally anyway! But when Reflex Nutrition kindly sent me a tub of their vegan protein powder I thought I'd give it ago! I know there isn't many protein bars available to those on vegan diets so I thought I'd provide a recipe for some that you can make yourself! Even if you're not a vegan these bars are seriously delicious and not to mention SO easy to make.
It's been a while since I've had a guest recipe on the blog so it had to be a special one! I love this fantastic recipe from Hognuts ambassador Vian of Vees Fitness Foods for her indulgent Double Chocolate Cheesecake Bars.
These cookies are so simple to make (hence the name) any one can make them. They come out slightly crisp around the edge and soft and squidgy in the middle, just like a giant cookies should be if you ask me!
Who doesn’t love a cupcake? When Nutriseed sent me a selection of their stunning products I knew as soon as I saw the chocolatey items that they had to make their way into a cake! These little babies are rammed with protein, are gluten free and even low carb! Most importantly they are incredibly easy to make, yet seriously tasty.
Juicy strawberries filled with a creamy protein filling coated in thick dark chocolate and white chocolate drizzle.
These mini frittatas are packed full of flavour and high in protein as well as being low in carbs. Although they sound quite complicated to make, I promise you they couldn’t be easier. I really enjoy them hot with a salad as a simple lunch but my partner also loves to take them in a Tupperware to work and assures me they are just as good cold as they are hot. If you are veggie you can always leave out the chorizo/bacon and perhaps add a little low fat cheese for flavour? Either way, once you give these a try they will become a staple in your weekly menu!
There ain’t nothing better than a good old roast potato. Crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside. Many chefs will have you believe that you need duck fat for the best roasties, but I disagree! For the perfect roast potatoes I always use coconut oil. These aren’t just any old roast potatoes either! These are coated in Blend Bros Savoury Blend which is deliciously spicy blend of spices which has been enriched with protein. This will add awesome flavour, but will also add to your daily protein quota!
Nuts are a great source of healthy fats, but plain and unsalted they can be a little bit boring. Well, I’ve spiced up these nuts in a high protein coating which adds an incredible morish crunch, as well as delicious Mexican flavours!
Home made truffles sounds quite technical right? Well actually it’s one of the most simple things to make! If you are new to baking with protein or baking at all, then I really recommend starting with this one. Rich and chocolatey, but ridiculously low in fat and calories, these truffles contain quality whey protein and have a subtle coffee kick thanks to the real Coloumbian coffee in TWIST’s delicious espresso protein drink. This makes them the perfect mid morning or mid afternoon pick me up, whilst also helping you hit your protein quota!
These flavoursome Thai spiced potato cakes (as per the name) are ridiculously easy to make and are so tasty. With the base being some cold mashed potato, a little onion and egg they are transformed by Blend Brothers Thai Jungle Curry Savoury Blend. Fragrant lemongrass, ginger and cumin with just a subtle hint of chilli, it contains all the delicious Thai flavours you need to create these potato cakes. The blend also contains natural pea protein which boost the protein content. Extra flavour and extra protein – what’s not to love!?
If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram you’ll know I am a HUGE fan of cereal. My all time favourite type is granola. I’d give my right arm for a bowl of those sweet, crunchy oat clusters in ice cold almond milk. But if you’ve ever looked at the nutritionals of usual supermarket granola its not pretty. Masses of added sugar and palm oil are the usual suspects.
Rather than miss out and avoid it completely, I thought I’d come up with my own healthier, no added sugar variety. Still with all the sweet and crunchy oat clusters, but made without sugar and only healthy fats.