Entries by Olly

Quinoa Porridge with Berries and Pistachios

This high protein ‘porridge’ has a surprising crunch from the nuts and offers sweetness from the berries. You could use skimmed milk, but it is equally tasty with almond milk and therefore suitable for vegans. Halve the recipe below if you are cooking for one, and double it up if you are making it for […]

Beef Meatballs on Herby Cauliflower Rice

A super-tasty, low-carb midweek meal. We snuck basil pesto into our meatball mixture for extra flavour. Use the reduced-fat, gluten-free kind if you can find it at your store and save calories where possible. We also bulked up our meatball mixture with high-fibre ground flaxseed instead of breadcrumbs – making these meatballs suitable for those […]

Gazpacho

Gazpacho is a chilled soup originating in Spain and an ideal low-calorie summer meal appealing to vegetarians and meat-lovers alike. It is dead-simple to make (with the added advantage that you make it in advance) and its fresh flavours simply cannot be beaten. You can have a little fun with your garnishes – avocados are […]

Why super restrictive diets don’t work!

When many of us think about losing weight / fat we feel that we need to apply a super restrictive diet in order to achieve success. However for most this approach isn’t sustainable long term and is why almost all diets of this nature fail the individual. Relationship with food Over the years I have […]

Grilled Polenta with Corn & Avocado Salsa

While this dish will appeal to the vegan and vegetarian clients, we highly recommend it to everyone as a meat-free Monday option. Polenta is under-rated as a carbohydrate, perhaps people just do not know how to prepare it. It takes 5-6 minutes to cook and can be enjoyed as is, but we compacted it and […]

Anywhere Calves

The calves consist of many muscles with the two major muscles being the gastrocnemius and the soleus, which mainly consist of lots of slow twice muscle fibers that respond best to high training volume and frequency, which essentially means lots of reps quite regularly 1-2 days apart, so have a go at any of the […]

Apple, Fennel and Parmesan Salad with Chicken

With BBQ season upon us, it’s likely you may be looking for great, healthy ideas for side dishes. This fresh, crunchy salad has a lovely, subtle liquorice flavour thanks to the fennel, and this pairs well with the sweetness of apples. We have topped it off with shavings of Parmesan, adding the perfect salty bite. […]

Kale and Banana Smoothie

Smoothies are the bomb! They contain more fibre than a juice, and the addition of fat-free yogurt makes it a satisfying post-workout snack. The banana is a wonderful fruit to use in smoothies as the flavour is strong enough to hide a bitter vegetable like kale. (Makes 1 smoothie) Calories per serving = 210 kCal […]

My mental battle with the fitness industry

For those of you who know me and for those of you who don’t, you may not be aware that almost 3 years ago I decided to stop doing fitness shoots completely. This was a decision that I had to make in order to bring myself back to the person who I really was: the […]

Post-workout Protein Energy Bites

These great little protein energy bites are perfect post-workout snacks on-the-go. Spend 15 minutes once a week making a batch, and you can keep them stored in the fridge. Alternatively, make 5 times the recipe below in a large blender once a month and freeze them. They would have defrosted by the time your workout […]