Crunchy Mint Protein Cups

Crunchy Mint Protein Cups

It’s time for a confession. I adore the mint and chocolate flavour combination. Mint slice cookies, after dinner mint chocolates, mint choc chip ice cream – I’m a sucker for them all. So it’s probably no surprise to learn that I simply can’t resist these Crunchy Mint Protein Cups. A perfectly balanced chocolatey, nutty bottom … Read more

Brilliant Buckwheat Protein Pancakes

Buckwheat Protein Pancakes with yoghurt and fruit filling.

Gluten free but high in protein and big on flavour, these buckwheat protein pancakes are delicious plain, or can be jazzed up with the addition of a few extra flavourings to make a pretty dessert if you’re entertaining. And best of all – you can have them on the table in minutes! Feel like to … Read more

Protein Powder – Our Ultimate Guide

man with protein food showing thumbs up - milks, eggs, protein powder, chicken breast, red meat

Protein Powder – Not just for Bodybuilders It seems like only a few years ago that protein powder was something only bodybuilders took. Well, not anymore. These days, protein powder is a booming business and it is everywhere, from pharmacy shelves to your local supermarket. What’s more, having a tub of whey isolate powder sitting … Read more

Kids Protein Powder

Kids protein powder - Milk powder in spoon from can and baby bottle milk on wooden table background

With protein powder being so common in both gym lockers and on kitchen shelves, it’s not really surprising that there is increasing interest in kids protein powder and that they are starting to appear on the market. But are kids protein powders safe? Should you look at adding them to your child’s diet? And which … 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

Collagen Explained

A young woman touching her face. Collagen stops the wrinkles forming in the focus bubbles.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you must be aware that all things collagen – from powders to serums – are everywhere at the moment. But what is collagen? Why is it suddenly being promoting by every Instagram influencer and beauty blogger under the sun? And what can it do for you? What is … 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

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

Protein Powder – Whey, Casein, Egg & Collagen

A close up of 2 scoops of protein powder. One vanilla protein powder and the other chocolate protein powder. Ready to be mixed in the best protein shaker. Products like this are being taken as part of the dry scooping craze.

Protein powder – there is a bewildering range to choose from. But what, exactly, is in protein powder? How are different protein powders made? And what can they offer you? If you’d like a beginner’s guide to why you might take a protein powder, read here. Whether you are looking to build muscle, having trouble … Read more

Make Mine A Blended Protein Powder!

Whey and Casein Blended Protein Powder

There are literally hundreds of protein supplements on the Australian market, all promising you amazing results whilst vying for your hard-earned cash. Which to choose? Well, maybe a blended protein powder is the answer. Whether you decide to go for a chocolate-flavoured whey protein powder, a salted caramel keto powder or a vanilla plant based … Read more

Protein Powder Explained

A muscular young man wearing black, on a black background, holding a jar of protein powder.

The importance of protein cannot be oversold. Did you know that every cell in your body contains protein? Do you need a protein supplement? Protein really is the building block of every part of you, so you need a plentiful supply of it to grow and maintain your health. Proteins are actually chains of around … Read more