This is my absolute favourite granola recipe. It's crunchy, sweet and keeps me full for hours thanks to the masses amounts of nuts and seeds it contains. I love this on it's own with almond or cashew milk, served with some porridge and banana, or as a treat with a dollop of greek yoghurt and fresh berries. The one problem with it is that even when I make three jars of it it doesn't seem to last long in this house!Read More
This cashew milk is packed with protein and healthy fats to help keep your blood sugar stable and energy levels up. It's also a delicious dairy free alternative that can be used on your granola, in a smoothie or to make a warming hot chocolate (my favourite use!).Read More
I'm not sure I've ever met anyone who doesn't like banana bread. Well ok maybe my friend Charlotte who doesn't like bananas. But generally it's a winner for most people. But THIS banana bread? Well this is the BEST banana bread and here's why.
- It's superbly deliciously
- It's moist (a must for banana bread in my book)
- It's refined sugar free (obvs)
- It can be gluten free and dairy free if that's how you role
- It's super easy to throw together
- It's actually healthy (I don't know of any banana breads that are both healthy AND super tasty. Yup you gotta try this!)
Do you ever feel like you have same 5 or 10 recipes on constant rotation?!
Like most women, I can easily get stuck in a rut when it comes to new meal ideas. So to try and stop it from happening, I meal plan. Religiously. This really helps me think about buying new ingredients, making new meals, and generally NOT getting stuck in a rut. I also make sure I'm surrounded by inspiration.
These are two things that help me keep my diet on track. And I'll be talking about these more in my upcoming webinar (September 7th, 8:30pm: How to Get Healthy, and Stay Healthy, in the Real World).
In the meantime I wanted to share this awesome Goats Cheese Turkey Burger recipe with you. It was inspired by a recipe from Amelia Freer's Cook. Nourish. Glow. book. I would have made the recipe as it was but didn't have a few ingredients, so put my own twist on it (enter gooey goats cheese. YUM) and boy did it work. These will be a regular in our house from now on!
You've probably heard me say it a million times, but protein and healthy fats are the key to maintaining a steady blood sugar, keeping your energy levels up and helping you make healthier food choices. Which makes these sesame peanut power balls the perfect snack!
They also super quick and easy to make, which makes them a winner in my house. I would just suggest making double the amount as they're pretty addictive and will get scoffed quick smart!Read More
What I love about these flapjacks is that they're not sickeningly sweet like the ones you used to have when you were a kid. They're absolutely jam packed with protein from the nuts and seeds, and the slow release oats will keep you fuller for longer, so are a great snack to take out and about with you or keep in your desk drawer if you know you sometimes get low on energy.Read More
As the Nutritionist and Health Coach for Movers & Shapers (experts in group Personal Training), I get a lot of clients asking me about the best foods to maximise their workouts.
So here are my top 5 tips!Read More
Whether you feed your muscles with a protein ball, nut bar, Greek yogurt, or a meal including lean protein like chicken or fish, or plant based options like quinoa, tofu or peas, combining carbs and protein 1-2 hours before your workout can help you feel fuelled and reduce muscle soreness.
Rice cakes with peanut or almond butter are a great and simple pre-workout snack, as are these delicious bites of heaven in the form of protein balls.Read More
The recent craze of Atkins and Paleo diets have scare mongered many people into thinking they should avoid carbs. But this is far from the truth, especially if you're a fitness fanatic. Carbohydrates give you the energy you need to work out longer and harder, helping you build muscle and recover well.Read More
Drinking plenty of water before your workout is key to keeping your energy levels up so you can get maximum results from your workout. Sip water as you’re getting your gym kit on, or enjoy a smoothie using coconut water as your pre-workout snack. And make sure you keep hydrated during and after your session as well.
Did you know that water regulates your body temperature, keeps your joints lubricated and helps move nutrients into your bloodstream so you have the energy you need to exercise?
A simple tip to know whether you're hydrated enough is to check your pee. If it's clear or light yellow you're doing well. If not, up your intake of water or try a hydrating green smoothie like this one!Read More