Category Archives: Velocity Recipes

Pro’s & Con’s of Avocado

Avocado is an incredible super food and contains bags of goodness underneath the skin.

It also tastes incredible when you combine it with chicken for a complete snack or meal.

But try not to have too much of it as it has a high fat content.

Eating it moderation like anything is perfectly fine and it can actually help you to lose weight. Its known to also lower the risks of heart disease and cancer and is great for your skin. Read More

Breakfast of Champions (Oats & Whey Protein)

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and what you decide to eat will shape it.

A good breakfast can help you keep focused throughout the day, fuels you up till lunchtime and gives your brain the energy it needs to function properly.

Not only does a good breakfast control your appetite and stops you from snacking throughout the morning it all so energizes us as when you eat a healthy breakfast as it kick starts your body chemistry. Read More

Who said Easter eggs have to be made of chocolate?

Its Easter time and we all know what that means…………….. eggs! eggs! eggs!

But who says Easter eggs have to be chocolate? Here at Velocity PT Academy we look at mixing it up this Easter and swapping chocolate for a fitness lover’s best friend, the humble egg.

You probably know that eggs are a fantastic source of protein and various micronutrients, including riboflavin, phosphorous, and selenium.

So here we have for you a recipe that will make your taste buds go nuts. This Omelette has so much going on that its more of a nutritional element than a part of the flavor profile. Read More

What nutritional advise can I legally give?

Often quite a grey area within the fitness industry. Offering diet plans and nutritional advise are two different things. Here we hope to clear up the professional roles and boundaries in relation to giving out nutritional advise to clients.

As part of a fitness instructor role, the instructor should not recommend diets but will be able to give general healthy eating advise for a ‘normal, healthy individual’.

This healthy eating advise should only look to improve their current nutritional intake. However for clients with more serious diseases and nutritional deficiencies, an instructor must refer the client to registered dieticians or nutritional therapists as appropriate. These professionals have the ability to further analyse the client and offer correct supplements if required. Read More

Spicy Peanut Turkey Goulash

 This recipe is what I call hungry-man food! Hearty and able to satisfy a ravenous appetite. It’s also yummy and very easy to make. You can add whatever vegetables you want, and adapt the spices to your tastes. For example, if you don’t have cumin or red curry paste, you can substitute red pepper flakes or hot oil. This dish is best served with either brown rice or a salad.

Ingredients (Serves 5)

  • 480g of minced Turkey
  • 500g of frozen green peas
  • 130g peanut butter
  • 350ml water
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons of red curry paste
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons of cumin
  • 1 tablespoon of brown sugar

Directions to cook:

In a large nonstick pan, cook the minced turkey until it has lost its pink colour, and then add in frozen peas. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally

Add in your 350ml of water, the red curry paste, cumin and brown sugar. Ensure that you mix this in well together. Read More

Recipe – Honey Glazed Pork Chops

Want a macro friendly version of an old favorite? We have it here for you! The combination of honey, cinnamon, and applesauce makes a nice glaze for pork chops. Enjoy these with rice, using the pan juices as a gravy.

Ingredients: (Serves 4)

4 extra-lean pork chops or pork cutlets, well trimmed about 150g each

2 tablespoons of honey

57g applesauce

¼ teaspoon cinnamon

Salt and pepper as desired

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Instructions:

1) In a small bowl, combine the honey, applesauce, and cinnamon (and salt and pepper as desired). Read More