Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Gluten-Free Mini Egg Cookies

These cookies were made without gluten or any flour at all! 
They are a delicious protein packed treat you can enjoy for Easter that your whole family will enjoy !


Ingredients:

-1 mashed banana 
-1/2 cup oats (gluten-free)
-1 scoop vegan protein- Bodylogix Brand -1/4 cup egg whites (or vegan egg Substitute)-1/4 cup almond milk -3 drops vanilla stevia (or one powder packet)-1/2 tsp baking powder -chocolate chips (dairy-free option use vegan chips)
-mini eggs for the top of cookies

I used President's Choice mini eggs because they are Peanut-Free! You can alter the amount of chocolate for your preference.

Bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Yields 8-10 cookies.






Saturday, 27 January 2018

Flourless Chickpea Cookies

Flourless Chickpea Cookies


There are a lot of Vegan Chickpea Cookie Dough recipes out there to enjoy, but I wanted to make my own and BAKE it to taste just like cookies!
*No flour or added sugar*

First you will need to blend (blender or food processor):

- 1 cup canned chickpeas
- 2 tbsp Vanilla Almond Milk Creamer or Sweetened Almond/Coconut Milk

Once these ingredients are smooth, transfer to a medium bowl and add the following ingredients:

- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/3 cup rolled quick oats 
- 1/3-1/2 nut or seed butter, the amount will depend on the consistency
*I used Soy Nut Butter because it has a naturally sweet flavour
- 1/3 cup chocolate chips (or chunks), vegan chocolate chips are also an option

Roll into balls & spoon onto baking sheet or stone.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes until slightly brown.


Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Banana Chocolate Protein Muffins

Banana Chocolate Protein Muffins
 *gluten-free snack or breakfast! Approximately 20g of protein per serving (2 muffins)*



















Ingredients:

-2 bananas (mashed)
-2 tbsp coconut oil
-2 scoops chocolate whey protein powder
-1 egg
-1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
-1 cup oats
-1 tsp baking powder

*optional chocolate chips

Mix ingredients as listed. Spray tins with cooking oil (I used avocado spray). Fill muffin tins or mini loaf pans with batter. Yields 6-8 large muffins. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes. Let cool and enjoy!

Monday, 12 September 2016

Competition or Photoshoot?

Competition or Photoshoot?

Another Secret of a Fitness Model that I am willing to share...for the past 9 weeks I have been training hard in the gym and in the kitchen on my diet to prepare for a show that is now 3 weeks away. But last week I decided that another competition wasn't what I really wanted to do! After competing in 13 different fitness modelling competitions, did I really need to compete again? What would this accomplish? What did I need to prove to myself? How would this inspire others?

After answering these questions, I realised that I was prepping out of habit. This was not going to bring me more confidence, self assurance or motivation. I had already gotten that back from watching my body change over the past 3 months. I did not need to show other people or myself that I could do this. I've already done that 13 times!!! If you have been living the life of a competitor with cycling through off-season and on-season for a few years it becomes a habit. The excitement and journey isn't as influential when you have done it multiple times.

So after thinking about all of these factors I decided that I would continue my 12-week prep, but for a Photoshoot ! I am excited to try experience something new and different to build my own confidence. There are many reasons for getting professional photos done and I highly recommend it to anyone who is going through a fitness journey. I am looking forward to walking away with something tangible after prepping for this goal and not feeling like my journey is "over" afterwards. It is a step outside of my comfort zone and I encourage others to give it a try! If you are tired of comparing yourself to others and want a more personal experience to work towards, this might be a great option for you too! At the end of the day, I will continue to do what's best for me and inspire other women to as well.

Stay healthy, be happy & feel confident ladies ;)

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Chocolate Mug Cake

Chocolate Mug Cake

 This is a great snack for post-workout or the evening to satisfy your sweet tooth without sugar or heavy carbs!


Mix ingredients with small whisk or fork in a medium sized mug:

- 1 scoop Vanilla Magnum Quattro Protein
 (it's fantastic for baking!)
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- 1/4 cup egg whites
- 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp baking powder

Bake in microwave for 1 1/2 minutes, covered with paper towel or plastic cover.

Enjoy as is or transfer to a bowl (like I did) and top it off with low-fat cool whip or your favorite nut butter !


*You can buy Magnum Quattro (lactose-free & gluten-free) online:
http://www.healthyusupplements.com/magnum-quattro-the-world-s-most-advanced-pharmaceutical-grade-protein-formula.html?___SID=U

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Protein Iced Capp

Protein Iced Capp

Beat the summer cravings for sugary coffee beverages and make your own sugar-free & lactose-free blended drink at home!


-1 cup cooled coffee
-1/4 cup almond milk 
-1 cup ice
-1 scoop Diesel Vanilla Protein
-4-5 drops Flavorall chocolate stevia

Blend all ingredients & enjoy!!!

*Flavorall available online:
http://www.healthyusupplements.com/flavorall-chocolate-choice.html

*Diesel Isolate available online:
http://www.healthyusupplements.com/perfect-sports-diesel-new-zealand-whey-protein-isolate-5lb.html

Friday, 8 July 2016

Blueberry Matcha Smoothie

Blueberry Matcha Smoothie

No protein powder, no problem! This shake has 20grams of protein without any protein powder!




 Blend all ingredients listed below:

-1/2 cup egg whites
-1/2  cup unsweetened almond milk
-1/2 cup frozen blueberries
-1 Greek Yogurt (vanilla or blueberry)
-1/2 tsp Matcha powder