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Homemade Protein Balls

Homemade Protein Balls

So after going through a slliigghhtt obsession with one of the market’s leading carbohydrate and protein bars, I created my own version that almost mimic the macro breakdown. They are so easy to make and absolutely delicious. Perfect to throw in your bag to enjoy as a snack/meal before you train!

You will need the following to make these little balls of bangingness:

  • 250g Oats – blend them so that they are really fine
  • 100g Chocolate whey
  • 100g Peanut butter
  • 80g Honey
  • 120ml Whole milk

Equipment: Mixing bowl, spoons, weighing scales and 6 plastic sandwich bags

What do I do to make these hun buns?

  • Blend the oats so that they are fine, add the whey and mix using a wooden spoon
  • Add the honey and mix, add the peanut butter and mix
  • Gradually add the milk whilst continuing to mix
  • Using your hands divide the mixture into 6 sections and roll them into balls and straight into a sandwich bag each
  • Store in the freezer

Total prep time: 15 mins

Serves: Makes 6 protein balls

Nutritional content per ball:

Calories: 370 kCals

Protein:  22g

Carbohydrates: 41g

Fat: 14g

Cost/ball: €0.49


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Banging Burgers

Banging Burgers

These burgers are DEFINITELY one of my favourite things to make. Depending on your goals, you can enjoy them with veg, homemade chips or a good old fashioned bun, I can guarantee they will never let you down!!

What do I need:

  • 650g 5% minced beef (or turkey if you’d prefer)
  • 1 chopped red onion
  • Salt, pepper
  • 1 grated beetroot
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 chilli, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • Olive oil/ 1 kCals spray oil for the pan

Equipment: 1 large mixing bowl, chopping board, sharp knife, non-stick pan

How you make these banging burgers…

  • Throw everything into a bowl and using your hands mix the ingredients together
  • Once sufficient mixing has gone down, again, using your hands, divide and mould 4 burgers into circles
  • Add the oil to the pan and cook on a medium heat for ~30 mins

Total prep/cook time: ~40 mins

Serves: 4burgers

Nutrition Content/ burger (if you made 4 burgers):

  • Calories: 241 kCals
  • Protein: 38g
  • Carbohydrates: 2.7g
  • Fats: 8.6g

Price/ burger (if making 4 whopper ones): €0.84/burger!!!!

On a side note, some suggested *toppings

  • Avocado
  • Coleslaw
  • Pineapple
  • Mature cheddar
  • Bacon
  • Grilled onion and/or peppers
  • Fried egg

*Please note that by adding any of the suggested toppings the nutrition content and price above will be altered.

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Banoffee Porridge

Banoffee Porridge

It’s not every day I have breakfast but when I do I like to make sure I enjoy it! Banoffee porridge always hits the spot for both taste and time! I usually have mine with protein hot chocolate or scrambled eggs just so I get a bit protein in there but I’ll leave that up to you!

What will I need?

  • 40g Oats
  • 100ml Whole milk
  • Water – Just enough so that all of the oats are covered
  • 1 Banana
  • Cinnamon – Add as much or as little as you like (I usually put about 1tsp-1tbs in)
  • 15g Crunchy peanut butter (if you fancy it)
  • Toffee FlavDrops

Equipment: Bowl, spoons, weighing scales and a microwave

How do I make it?

  • Add oats, milk, water and the banana to a bowl and place in the microwave for 2mins 30s
  • Add 4-5 of the Toffee FlavDrops and mix ( you can add more or less if you want, the more you try the recipe the more you’ll know how sweet you like it)
  • Tip it off with peanut butter

Total prep time: 5 mins

Serves: 1 person

Nutrition content:

  • Calories: 395 kCals
  • Protein: 13g
  • Carbohydrates: 53g
  • Fat: 16g

Total cost of this/bowl: €0.71


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Chicken and Avocado Salad

Chicken and Avocado Salad

With the continuous rise in interest for health comes with it tasty, leafy bowls of deliciousness and this salad put delish into deliciousness! ?

What do I need?

  • 1 chicken breast
  • Salt and pepper
  • 5ml (drop) of olive oil
  • Mixed leaf salad
  • Cucumber
  • ½ of a ready-to-eat avocado
  • 1 Pink lady apple
  • 1/3 of a pomegranate
  • 30g Feta cheese

Equipment: Weighing scales, 2 sharp knives, 2 chopping boards, frying pan, spatula

How do I make this bowl of deliciousness?

  • Add your olive oil, salt and pepper to a heated pan
  • Chop the chicken breast and add it to the pan, keep it on a low heat so that it cooks right through, stir every few minutes so that eventually it goes a light golden colour
  • While the chicken is cooking add the following to your salad bowl:
    • Some mixed leaves
    • Using a potato peeler, shred some cucumber
    • Spoon the avocado out of its flesh and chop it into small chunks
    • Spoon the pomegranate seeds out if its flesh and disperse around the bowl
    • Chop the apple into chunks
    • Crumble the feta cheese across the bowl
  • When the chicken has finished cooking add it to your salad and voilá!!

Total prep/cook time: 25-30mins

Serves: 1

Nutrition Content:

  • Calories: 432
  • Protein: 39g
  • Carbohydrates: 21g
  • Fat: 21g

Cost/salad bowl: €3.90


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