Collagen Powder – Animal, Marine & Plant-Based

Collagen powder. Natural supplement. Marine collagen powder on the background of stones. Healthy lifestyle concept. Hydrolyzed collagen in a glass jar.

The collagen supplement business has exploded over the last couple of years. Suddenly it seems as if every major beauty brand and a whole army of social media influencers are either promoting a new collagen powder or attempting to convince you of the magical properties of a collagen cream. In this article, we’re going to … Read more

Protein Powder – Soy, Rice, Pea, Hemp, Collagen, Spirulina & Vegan Protein Powder Blends

Bodybuilder with plant-based protein powder against black background

Whether you wish to build muscle mass, supplement your regular diet, pack in nutrients as you train for a sporting event, compensate for skipping meals or are even trying to lose weight, there are many reasons to take protein powder. Why Choose a Vegan Protein Powder? There are just as many reasons why people choose … Read more

High Protein Banana Bread Recipe

High Protein Banana Bread Loaf, wrapped in brown paper and string, on a wooden table

Banana bread is a staple of cafes and bakeries the length and breadth of Australia and for good reason. It’s delicious and filling. And if you follow our high protein banana bread recipe, it can be virtually guilt-free as well! Many of us view banana bread as a healthy snack. After all, it’s got fruit … Read more

Easy Banana Oats Protein Pancakes

Banan oats protein pancakes recipe with fresh strawberries and nuts

In this delicious and simple recipe, bananas and oats are blitzed in the blender to make irresistibly fluffy protein pancakes. Confession time. I’ve been hearing about high protein pancakes made from naturally sweet, ripe bananas and low GI rolled oats, all knocked together in a blender, and it got me thinking. The idea of a … Read more

Bodybuilding Supplements – What a Professional Takes!

Bodybuilding supplements - scoop of protein, bcaa and creatine, omega3 in pills on wooden background

Buying protein powder, collagen, vitamin supplements and concerned by the cost? Spare a thought for the poor bodybuilder! SmartPlay spoke to Tom Lawry, a competitive bodybuilder, to get an understanding of what supplements and vitamins he takes on a daily basis. It’s fair to say that what it takes to be a serious player in … Read more

Struggling to Build Muscle? You may be a Hard Gainer

A slim, but fit young man in boxing gloves. He may be a hard gainer.

You work hard in the gym, lifting heavy, doing the same exercises, the same routine as all the massive guys. But you just don’t get any bigger. Why can’t you put on muscle mass? So you work harder, adding an extra session per week and doing even more reps every time you step inside the … Read more

The Dangers of ‘Dry Scooping’

A scoop of chocolate protein powder. SOme oyung people are dry scooping supplements

‘Dry Scooping’ is emerging as a new social media trend amongst the young. But what is this TikTok craze and is it safe? Here at SmartPlay we know that many of our readers use protein powders and sports supplements, either occasionally or regularly. There are many good reasons to take dietary supplements: whether you are … Read more

Hitting the Wall and What to Do about it

A young woman bent over, catching her breath after hitting the wall whilst running

Ever experienced the rather awful feeling of having your body shut down on you during exercise, a race or sporting endeavour? Ever found yourself in the middle of a particularly intense workout or run, and felt physically unable to push yourself any further? Hitting the wall is real. It happens and you can no longer … Read more

Best Protein Powder Overnight Oats Recipe

Best protein powder overnight oats recipe - layered with chocolate, banana and peanut butter fudge

Oats are a great way to start the day, but why not supercharge them by following our best protein powder overnight oats recipe? Overnight oats are an easy and nutritious breakfast and a delicious way of getting an extra scoop of protein powder into your body. Full of carbohydrates, dietary fibre, protein, vitamins and with … Read more

Eat the Rainbow with 4 Yummy Protein Bowls

Protein Bowls - Green Machine Protein Bowl garnished with kiwi, strawberries and passionfruit

Perfect to get you going in the morning as a quick and healthy breakfast. Ideal as a light lunch or energy boosting post-workout top up. Protein bowls are great any time of day. Is there an ingredient more fabulous than the humble banana? This nutrient-rich fruit contains decent amounts of Vitamins B6 and C, as … Read more

Guilt-Free Raspberry Mousse Protein Slice

Raspberry Mousse Protein Slice on a wooden table top with frozen raspberries and flowers

Healthy eating has never tasted better than our scrumptious raspberry mousse protein slice! Raspberries. I love them and always pop a packet in my shopping trolley when I pass the fruit section. Fresh raspberries and frozen raspberries. Raspberry jelly and raspberry sorbet. Raspberry ice cream and – one of my childhood favs – raspberry mousse. … Read more

Train your Legs for All Over Body Power

A fit man using a leg press machine in a gym. Exercises like this are good to train your legs

Don’t make the mistake of shirking leg day to focus on your pecs and biceps instead. The legs are your key source of power and strength. Big arms, huge shoulders, wide chest and narrow waist. The classic V-shape. What’s not to love? However, whilst they may not be as glamorous (or as easy to show … Read more

Irresistible Chocolate Hazelnut Protein Brownie

Chocolate Hazelnut Protein Brownie

We all deserve a reward and there are few things as rewarding as our irresistible chocolate hazelnut protein brownie. Nourishing, but decadent! Chocolate and hazelnut. There’s a reason why it’s the flavour pairing behind one of the most famous spreads of all time. So what if you could take those divine flavours and turn them … Read more

No Bake Peanut Butter Choc Protein Bars

No Bake Peanut Butter Choc Protein Bars - healthy and delicious

Chocolate and peanut butter – it’s a classic combo for a reason. And even better, if you choose your ingredients wisely, it’s a pretty healthy option as well. A sweet treat that you simply mix together and chuck in the fridge for an hour? We’re into that. A delicious snack that’s packed full of protein … Read more

Luscious Reindeer Jaffa Protein Mousse

Reindeer Jaffa Protein Mousse - a healthy sweet treat everyone will enjoy.

Jaffa. Is there a more Aussie flavour than the perfect balance of chocolate and orange? It’s the taste of so many Aussie and Kiwi childhoods. So what better way to treat yourself than to make our reindeer jaffa protein mousse? The incredible avocado is the base of this healthy dessert recipe. Did you know that … Read more