Here at Fempower HQ, we firmly believe food is something to be enjoyed and celebrated. None of this 'nothing tastes as good as skinny feels' rubbish. A woman who has never eaten a cupcake has never lived, frankly.
So, you're having a lazy Sunday morning, and what better way to spend it than knocking up a brunch that's worth waking up for? Alternatively, you've just trained yourself silly and now it's time for a treat. 
See below for our nutrition oracle and food guru Toral's recommendations:


This recipe is packed with good fats, fibre and is also nutrient dense. Guilt-free food that's good for you? Double-yes.

Is anyone else eggs-tremely excited?

(NOTE FROM THE HUNGRY WRITER: This one's a simple but brilliant one. I spied this on Toral's Instagram this week, and am looking forward to trying it out after Sunday's Fempower hill sprints in Greenwich Park.)

Parma Harm

  1. Soft boil the eggs.
  2. Steam / cook the asparagus in whichever way you please.
  3. Fry off the parma ham (a bit like bacon)
  4. Serve, and stuff your face silly.



In Toral's own words:

"These refined sugar free pancakes are perfect for breakfast or an after workout snack. You can make up the batter in advance and leave in the fridge for up to 3 days. I've served these with my favourite yoghurt from Hurdlebrook and blackberries. You can served with roast fruit, stewed apple or even peanut butter!"

Because saying no to pancakes is a crime.

Ingredients (serves 6)

For pancakes

100g oats

300g cottage cheese

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp vanilla extract

4 eggs

1 tsp olive oil or rapeseed oil

1 ripe banana


If you don’t have any ripe bananas, pop the banana in the freezer for 10 – 15 min and it will blacken and soften.

  1. Add all the pancake ingredients except the oil to a bowl and blend with a hand blender or food processor.
  2. Heat a good non-stick frying pan and add the oil.
  3. Slowly drop tablespoon full of the pancake batter into the pan.
  4. Cook until the edges of each pancake roll up and there are bubbles in each pancake. This should take between 1 – 2 mins.
  5. Flip using a spatula and cook for another 1 minute.
  6. Serve immediately with the yoghurt and berries. 

Find more of Toral's mouth-watering recipes here.

Got a recipe you'd recommend? Keen tasters are always at the ready here, so email your ideas (and instagram #foodporn) to fempoweruk@gmail.com