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, […]

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 […]