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, […]

These are a healthier take on Reese’s peanut butter cups. They only have 5 ingredients, and are really simple to make. They are free from dairy, gluten and refined sugar. Ingredients: Chocolate coating –      55g cocoa powder, sifted 55g coconut oil, melted 55g date syrup Peanut butter centre – 11og peanut butter 55g […]

These are a great substitute for bounty bars – they are made without refined sugar or dairy & are absolutely delicious, if a bit messy to make! The health benefits of coconut are widely known nowadays – although coconut oil is a form of saturated fat, it is made up of medium-chain triglycerides, which can […]

We’re always told to have a quantifiable goal, e.g. lose ‘x’ amount of weight, squat ‘x’kgs etc. What happens when you reach this goal? Do you set new ones? Are you constantly goal-setting? I can’t work like this. My goals, strange as it may seem, are quite vague. I want to look & feel healthy. I […]

These are so easy to make, and really fix a chocolate craving – brilliant for a mid-afternoon pick-me-up. They are rich in Omega 3s & fibre, and are quite filling. Ingredients: 5 scoops Sunwarrior Chocolate Protein Powder 2 tablespoons Cocoa Powder 3 tablespoons Flaxseed 90g Oats Almond milk to mix Method: Mix everything together in a […]

Caramel squares, or millionaire’s shortbread, have always been one of my favourite treats. I’ve been working on a healthy version & this is what I’ve come up with: Ingredients – Base: 100g ground almonds 60g oats 20g coconut flour 40g rice malt syrup Middle: 200g dates (soaked in water overnight or for a couple of […]

Café Temple, recently opened in the Cornstore, is a new concept in eateries in Galway. Not uniquely, it focuses on local suppliers & seasonal produce, and not uniquely it does a variety of healthy, vegan, gluten-free & ‘clean-eating’ options. What’s different about it is that it is run as a social business, with all profits going to local […]

These yummy, chewy cookies can be thrown together in five minutes. They can be made with just two ingredients – banana & oats, but you can add in anything you want after that. They freeze well and can be eaten almost straight from the freezer, so they’re really handy for a quick, portable breakfast if […]

This recipe is adapted from Deliciously Ella’s Sweet Potato Brownie recipe – I’ve basically reduced the amount of sweet potato and added peanut butter. I’ve made this with both rice flour and coconut flour – either works fine. Ingredients: 450g cooked sweet potato 225g dates (soaked overnight in water) 150g peanut butter 140g coconut flour […]