These came about because I got a huge tub of Mint Chocolate vegan protein powder in TKMaxx for a bargain price – the brand is Bio Synergy and it’s delicious, but I got a bit sick of just having it in a shake. Ingredients: 60g coconut oil 60g date syrup 60g cocoa powder 60g Bio […]

I don’t post many savoury recipes because I don’t really create many, to be honest. I generally use recipe books like Thug Kitchen, The New Vegan, The Accidental Vegetarian & Deliciously Ella, to name a few. I did manage to put this nourish bowl together myself, but it’s so easy to make it almost shouldn’t […]

First off I’m vegetarian, so my picks are based on the options available for veggies. Luckily in Galway us veggies have a myriad of great places to choose from when eating out. In the last few year the number of great casual eateries has mushroomed, leaving some fantastic options. Here are the ones I frequent: […]

I love coconut and I love scones, so this recipe is a match made in heaven for me. These scones were inspired by a big tub of granulated stevia I picked up at Aldi. I already use liquid stevia quite a bit, but hadn’t tried the granulated version. There was a recipe on the back […]

I’ve never had to lose a huge amount of weight – a stone & a half was the most I’ve had to lose, and I did that before I started weight training. I had to drop my calories to around 1200 a day to do it. Since then I’ve more or less been able to […]

This simple granola recipe can be customised to suit whatever you have lying around. I don’t like my granola too sweet, and I like it very crunchy so I’ve used a little rice malt syrup as a sweetener & hemp seeds for extra crunch. You can use pretty much any liquid sweetener, e.g. agave, date […]

In a perfect world we wouldn’t need to supplement – all our nutrients would come from the food we eat. This isn’t always possible, however, due to factors such as dietary restrictions, cooking methods among others. My diet is vegetarian, and I avoid dairy as much as possible due to it’s impact on my skin, […]

These are so easy to make I can barely call it a recipe! They’re pretty dark, so if you’re not a fan of dark chocolate I would add more rice malt syrup & maybe some almond milk to make them a bit sweeter. Ingredients: 40g coconut oil 40g cocoa powder 40g rice malt syrup 40g […]

It can be difficult to get yourself back on track with your fitness & nutrition after a break. Here are some tips that might help: Ease yourself back in gently – don’t try to do it all at once. For your first week back maybe try to get to the gym three days rather than […]

Warm-up properly. I don’t mean jumping on a treadmill for 10 mins. You need to take each muscle group through range of motion exercises, as well as going through a range of lighter weights when building up to your lifts. For example, if my working weight for squats is 70kg I do 10 body-weight squats first, […]