Who Said Sweet Treats Have to Be Bad For You?

There are plenty of ways to beat sugar cravings, with a healthy sweet treat.

We all know sugar is bad for us, and thanks to ingredients like rice syrup, agave nectar and stevia, which make the perfect replacement for your regular sugar. You can now enjoy a sweet treat, without the guilt.

Sam Wood, founder of the new online fitness and health program 28 by Sam Wood and Australia’s 2015’s The Bachelor has shared two delicious summer recipes, which are actually good for you.

Loaded with protein, these snacks are perfect post workout, or when enjoying a lazy Sunday afternoon.



1 cup raspberries frozen

1/2 banana(s) frozen

1 tablespoon peanut butter or your favourite nut butter

1 tablespoon chia seeds

1/2 lemon(s) juiced and zested

1 sprig mint optional

1 cup coconut water


  1. Put all ingredients into a blender and blend for 30-60 seconds until well combined.
  2. Pour into a serving glass and top with a raspberry or two and a sprig of mint
Raspberry and Peanut Butter Smoothie


Option: You change the granulated stevia blend to rice malt syrup


1 teaspoon coconut oil melted

2 1/2 cups almond meal

1 teaspoon cinnamon (ground)

1 teaspoon baking powder

4 medium free range egg(s) beaten

1/4 cup coconut oil melted

1/4 cup stevia (granular sweetener) or rice malt syrup

1 cup raspberries

1/4 cup coconut flakes


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Combine almond meal, cinnamon and baking powder in a large bowl.
  3. Add the eggs, oil and stevia and mix thoroughly.
  4. Carefully fold in the berries and coconut. If the mixture is very thick, add 1/2 cup of water and mix thoroughly.
  5. Spoon mixture into lightly greased muffin tins (10-12).
  6. Bake for approximately 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean
Raspberry and Coconut Muffins.
Rebecca Wilkinson

Beauty Editor

Rebecca is a freelance content creator and beauty editor for Bondi Beauty. She is a pescatarian, who may yet become vegan. She loves all things beauty, health & travel, has a weakness for coffee and is obsessed with cats and yoga. If she's not answering her mobile - it's probably because she's trying out the latest beauty trend, like massaging crushed pearls into her skin for the ultimate collagen and vitamin boost to skin cells.

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