Triple Chocolate Avocado Protein Muffins

This recipe is adapted from one on the Fit Mitten Kitchen blog. (Thanks, Ashley!) It’s dairy-free (if you opt for a vegetable protein), gluten-free and paleo friendly. I added protein powder to make myself a nice little pre-workout or post-workout snack. Of course, they’re perfect right out of the oven and slathered with PB2 or your local raw honey…

Oatmeal Protein Cookies with Cacao Nibs

Another variation on my easy Oatmeal Protein Cookie recipe. This time I added cacao nibs, a brain-smart superfood with lots of benefits. Ingredients 2 cups oats (I normally use large flake oats) 2 scoops protein powder (I like Optimum Nutrition or ALLMAX ) 1 tbsp coconut flour 1 tbsp coconut oil 1/2 cup milk (I use Silk Cashew) 1/4 cup…

7 Tips to Achieve a Positive Mindset

*This blog post originally appeared on my LinkedIn profile.   “How do you keep a positive mindset, even when it seems nothing is going right??” That was the question my massage therapist (who graciously serves as a captive audience for my musings for 60 minutes each month) asked me recently. Here’s what I came up with……

6 Things to Do in Jasper

Heading up to Jasper for the annual Dark Sky Festival?  Here are my 6 must-do’s for a successful visit to the Jasper townsite: Bear’s Paw & The Other Paw The long queue of customers at 7am should be proof enough that either of these sister bakeries, Bear’s Paw or The Other Paw, is THE place to get your morning coffee…

Pumpkin Chia Protein Pudding

I threw together this tasty little pudding for a seasonal pre-workout snack. It’s packed with chia seeds which are known as the pre-battle snack for ancient Aztec warriors. Ingredients 1 cup pure pumpkin 1 1/3 cup Silk Cashew Milk 1 scoop whey protein powder (vanilla) 1/2 cup whole chia seeds 1 tsp vanilla extract 1…

Easy High-Protein Apple Crisp

I’ve had good success making high-protein peach crumble a few times, so I decided to take a shot at making an APPLE version. This recipe is pretty simple…and it makes for a nice Fall treat. I remember my dad telling me that when he was a boy growing up in rural Canada, he and his buddies…

Peach Protein Pancakes

Ingredients: 1 medium sized peach (remember to remove the pit!) 3/4 cup oat flour (I grind my own from large flake Quaker oats) 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I used Nutrabolics Muscle Fusion) 1 Tbsp coconut flour 1/4 cup egg whites 1/4 cup fat-free cottage cheese 1/2 cup non-dairy milk (I use Silk Creamy Cashew – Unsweetened) 1…

Double Chocolate Banana Protein Bread

I really liked how this turned out. It was pretty gooey due to the chocolate chips – kinda like a giant brownie. Ingredients 1 1/2 scoops chocolate protein powder ( I used Mutant Isosurge Whey Isolate, Triple Chocolate ) 2 ripe bananas, medium size 1/2 cup large flake oats 1/2 cup oat flour (I grind my…

A Guy’s Guide to a Spring Spruce-Up

Before we even think about hitting Calgary’s busy patio scene, we need to freshen up our whole persona. Think mind, body and soul. [This blog article originally appeared on It’s Date Night YYC.] Written By: Christopher Boyse Guys – like the grizzly bears up in Banff National Park, at this time of year we’re coming out of hibernation….

Honey: More Than Just a Tasty Treat

Many bodybuilders and fitness enthusiasts still think that all fast-digesting carbs will make them fat. Honey, however, has been shown to be a highly efficient source of carbohydrates for the restoration of muscle glycogen. Studies have shown that it digests quickly yet ultimately does not radically spike insulin levels. That means it is an ideal…

Curry Apricot Protein Bars

I adapted this recipe from one that was published in the June 2017 issue of alive – Canada’s Natural Health & Wellness Magazine. The unlikely duo of curry + apricot makes these bars a surprisingly tasty treat. I made my first batch for camping, but these would make a good grab-n-go snack anytime. Ingredients 2 cups…

10 Ways to Build Your Mental Strength

“The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.” – Bruce Lee The following article is from Success magazine and it perfectly captures practices that I’ve been trying to incorporate into my life over the past couple years. 10 Ways to Build Your Mental Strength Author: Amy Morin March 14, 2017 Developing mental strength takes…