Hiking

5 Reasons why you need to try walking this Summer

Yeah I get, you already know how to walk. Left foot, right foot etc. Getting out into the countryside isn’t quite the same however!

Walking, trekking and hiking. They’re all different grades of much the same thing: Getting outside on your own two feet. 

There’s some debate between the exact differences between the three. Broadly speaking hiking is at the more hardcore end of the scale with multi-day adventures across physically taxing terrain not being unusual. Most hikers will be well equipped to handle a variety of conditions including unmarked trails and dressed to take on any weather.

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Protein cookie peanut butter sandwhich

Oatein Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwich

“All baby sandwiches dream of becoming peanut butter cookie sandwiches when they grow up.⠀Only the strongest become true Oatein Nut-butter Cookie sandwiches.” 

– Winston Oathill 

The ultimate lazy day treat, these peanut butter filled cookies are an absolute smasher when you want to go a bit overboard and want zero hassle. Rich in protein and high quality peanut fats this recipe is a real winner. While it certainly isn’t ‘guilt-free’ it’s got much more nutritional value than your average high-street snack. 

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6 Post-Run Recovery Tips – Get the most out of your Training

How do you become faster? Just keep on running, right?

Wrong.

It might be counter-intuitive, but the recovery phase of exercise is almost equal to the actual exercise itself. If you’re the kind of person who just can’t resist going for another 10k or hitting the gym one last time this week you might be disappointed to know that taking a day or two off might be the best way to get faster, stronger and fitter.

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So here’s a thing…Are Protein Bars Healthy?

Ok, we’ll admit it, we kinda love Protein bars. Protein bars, when done right are a convenient, healthy and blummin’ delicious snack whether you’re a dieter or fitness-lover looking for your fix after hitting the gym.

Increasing the amount of protein in your diet has been shown to provide a wide range of benefits like increased muscle mass, faster recovery and increased fat burning (and who doesn’t want that!).

However, not all protein bars are cut from the same cloth, or chocolate, and some of them are little better than glorified chocolate bars. Let’s break down what makes the best protein bar…and what makes a bad one.

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Vegan Protein

What are the Best Sources of Protein for Vegans?

Vegan Protein

Protein is a critical part of our diet, especially if you workout or want to look after your weight. More and more people are beginning to realise how important it is and why it’s worth increasing your intake of protein.

If you’re considering following a plant-based diet getting enough protein can seem like a bit of a challenge. Many of us get most of our protein from meat and dairy products, but as more and more people get interested in vegan and vegetarians diets the ever growing range of protein fortified foods means it’s getting ever easier.

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Get into Parkrun - People running

Get into Parkrun – Fuel right for your Run

Get into Parkrun - People running

For some of us the very thought of slipping on a pair of jogging shoes and hammering around our local park at 8am is a special kind of hell, for others there’s nothing better than a run in sun.

For every one in between: Parkrun.

It you haven’t heard of Parkrun (really? Where have you been living?), parkrun a simple 5k ‘race’ format designed for runners of all levels, whether you’re just starting out or an experienced runner. If anything, Parkrun is more about community and improving your health than it is about performance. We dig that.

What’s more, parkrun is free every week at thousands of venues around the world. You can find your local run here.

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What are Macronutrients

Time to put the Sugar back in Protein Bars?

Woah hang on a minute? More sugar in our protein bars? Stay with me.

Too much sugar is bad for you. That isn’t a news to anyone. Sugar, especially simple added sugars like refined  (granulated, demerara etc) or high-fructose corn syrup can play havoc with your body composition, mood and energy levels, not to mention that over-consumption can lead to diabetes.

Whether it’s low sugar protein bars (like our own bar) or high protein flapjack bars, the latest trend is ‘low-sugar’, and not without good reason. These low sugar bars typically contain 2 grams of sugar or less and around 20 grams of protein. As a post workout or dieting snack they offer a few convenient health benefits and are perfect for popping in your bag when you’re rushing around.

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Vegan Protein

Whey Vs Vegan Protein Bars – Is Vegan Protein As Good?

Vegan Protein vs Whey Protein

With the upcoming release of our latest product, the Millionaire Crunch we think it’s the right time to explore the differences between vegan protein and whey based products. Is one better than the other and is there a reason for you to consider moving towards plant-based products and away from whey?

Protein Powders and protein bars are an undeniably convenient way to increase your protein intake which is especially important for health-conscious individuals, athletes and dieters.

Over the last few years veganism has experienced massive growth with a rise of nearly 600% in the US and UK between the years of 2014 and 2017. This takes the number of vegans from 1% of the population to around 6%. While 6% isn’t a huge amount of the population, it’s big enough not to be ignored, especially when you consider that even among non-vegans there is a growing interest in vegan nutrition.

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