Plant power recipes

Plant Power Recipes

Plant power recipes

It's no secret plants can give us all the power we need to lift our way to that dream bod!

Vegan bikini competitor Charlotte Sims waved goodbye to animal products 3 1/2 years ago.

Charlotte says: "If you're thinking of going green or simply want to cut down on animal products, these simple recipes all taste amazing," says Charlotte. "I stepped on stage as a vegan and would love to give plant power to Muscle & Fitness HERS readers too!"

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Banana Almond Muffins


Makes 6 small muffins with 6 small muffin toppers


1 and a half bananas 

150 g almond flour 

1 tablespoon of chia seeds 

1 tablespoon of cinnamon

Stevia or flavour drops – Optional

Peanut butter 


Pre heat oven to 180 degrees! 

  1. Mix the tablespoon of chia seeds with 3 tablespoons of water and leave to set (this is great for replacing eggs).
  2. Chop the banana into pieces and blend with the flour, cinnamon and the “chia egg”.
  3. Add stevia if you would like your muffins extra sweet.
  4. Here you are welcome to add in extras: nut butter, berries, choc chips, whatever you desire but be warned the macros will change!
  5. Line a muffin tray with 12 muffin cases. Fill 6 of the cases almost to the top and 6 of the cases a quarter of the way full. Bake for 30 minutes or until they look golden brown.

Once cool, place one of the larger sized muffins on the bottom, add some peanut butter and then placed a smaller sized muffin topper on the top! 

*Macros per muffin: 190 calories, 13.3g fat, 10.3 carbs, 6.2g protein






Chickpea Protein Cookie Dough

Makes 2 big portions!


1 tin of drained chickpeas

60g of nut butter

40g of oats

1/2 a scoop of protein powder – I used Sunwarrior Mocha flavour 

Stevia or flavour drops – enough to make it sweet 

Pinch of salt

50-100ml of plant milk – I used Provamel cashew milk



1. Rinse and drain chickpeas.

2. Add all ingredients to a blender, start with 50ml of “milk” and add more if needed.

3. Once blended, stir through choc chips/ choc chunks, sugar free caramel syrup/frozen berries! I used Moo Free chocolate broken into chunks.

 4. Separate into 2 dishes and refrigerate for 30 minutes, SMILE and enjoy.


* Macros per serving, not including any extras like chocolate: 258 calories, fat 5g, carbs 32.3g, protein 15.9g













Chocolate Orange Protein Dessert




 100ml of cashew milk and 100ml water

 1 scoop of Raw Sport Chocolate Vanilla protein powder

 10g of Choc Chick choc orange cacao powder

 40g avocado

 1/2 teaspoon of xanthan gum (optional) – will make extra fluffy 

12 ice cubes



  1. Blend all ingredients- Tastes like chocolate heaven!


 *Macros300 calories, 15.2g fat, 14.5g carbs, 27.7g protein


Chickpea burgers


Makes 2 large burgers



1 tin of drained chickpeas

25g grated carrot

25g grated courgette

1/2 a lemon’s juice

 Spices – I used paprika, chilli, turmeric, oregano

 Pinch of salt



 Preheat oven to 180

1. Blend all ingredients 

2.  Shape into burger patties. I chose to make 2 large burgers and 2 smaller burgers

3. Line a tray with baking powder and

4. Cook for 40 minutes or until golden



  • Macros per 1 burger 149 calories, 2.8g fat, 19.6g carbs, 9.3g protein