protein peanut butter fudge

Healthy Protein Peanut Butter Fudge: 5-ingredients (gf)

Peanut Butter everythang!! To be more precise, Peanut Butter Fudge. With a twist… boosted with protein thanks to beauty benefiting collagen protein and Mayver’s new Protein Peanut Butter. This peanut butter is simply roasted peanuts, peanut flour and a touch of salt, with no other additives.

Ok so I’ve been a little fudge obsessed since my Chocolate and Coconut Fudge recipes. But can you blame me?! This fudge is so quick to make, with minimal ingredients. And perfect for having a healthy dessert on hand, in bite size pieces.

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Broccoli crumbed with Polenta & Nutritional Yeast (vg/gf)

I’ll admit I love simple steamed broccoli. But you know when sometimes you just want something a little more, I don’t know… exciting? This deliciously healthy (and mighty quick) side dish changes the broccoli game! I’ve crumbed broccolini with polenta and nutritional yeast flakes. Then lightly pan cooked it to give it a crumbly “cheesy” flavour (minus the cheese, ++ on the flavour and nutrients). It’s gluten free and vegan too! But what the heck is Nutritional Yeast, you ask?… Read More


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Nutrient Timing Revisited: The Science

Nutrient timing is dietary strategy whereby specific nutrients (usually protein &/or carbohydrates) are consumed in and around exercise. The post-exercise period is widely considered the most critical part of nutrient timing. Theoretically nutrient timing is designed to optimize the adaptive response to exercise; rebuilding damaged muscle tissue and restoring muscle glycogen reserves. Hence, it is considered this speeds recovery, improves performance, increases muscle hypertrophy and strength gains and improves body composition. This lead to belief that there may an “anabolic window” of opportunity, a short time after training where these improvements can be optimized if the right nutrients are consumed. The concept of nutrient timing has been popular among athletes and sports nutritionists for some time. But this has been debated as the research results have been mixed as to whether it is effective or not.  Does nutrient timing work? Is there an anabolic window? Let’s look at the latest science on protein timing.

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plant based protein sources

Complete Plant-Based Protein Sources You Should Know About

The health benefits of a plant-based diet is plentiful. Plant-based meals can be cheaper, nutrient-rich, environmentally sustainable and better for animal welfare and your body. Despite that many people worry that they won’t get enough protein on a plant-based diet, and this is far from the truth.

Whether you are solely plant-based, vegan or vegetarian, transitioning into either of these, or simply choose to reduce your animal intake for better health for yourself and the environment; you can be sure that protein requirements can be readily met on a plant-based diet. These protein requirements can be met for any goals too. Whether that be overall health and wellness, fat loss or muscle growth (just google vegan bodybuilders and athletes and you will be amazed). Even Arnold Schwarzenegger has become a activist for veganism.

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Matcha Maiden Protein Balls

What is Matcha? + Matcha Maiden Protein Balls Recipe

We all love a guilt-free protein ball treat don’t we?! These chocolate protein balls made with Matcha Maiden are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth and chocolate cravings. They are gluten free, refined sugar free and fructose free (as unlike a lot of protein ball recipes this version doesn’t contain dates or sweeteners containing fructose), making them friendly for Celiacs and those on a low FODMAP diet.

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