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Eating Clean – Biscotti recipe

I had a sneaky weigh-in this morning and I’ve lost 2Ib. This is great news..especially as I had a small glass of wine yesterday!

I had a wedge of fridge omlette  and a slice of organic rye and spelt bread toast for breakfast this morning, it was lovely. I am off to meet a friend for lunch so not sure how that’s going to turn out.IMAG0990   IMAG0993








I was in the kitchen until 9pm cooking biscotti last night. They turned out rather well. I follow a basic recipe but change it to include some protein powder and often replace the sugar with a lower glycemic index product, like Agarve nectar or fruit sugar- which is 3x sweeter than normal sugar and much lower in carbs.

300g Unbleached flour

50g vanilla protein shake                      IMAG0991

50g fruit sugar(all I had left)

150g cane sugar

50g soaked raisins

50g pistachio nuts/almonds

1/2 tsp vanilla  essence

1/2 tsp almond essence

approx 150ml skimmed milk     IMAG0992

1 whole egg

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl, mix to loose dough and roll out 2x 10″ rolls on greased baking sheets. Cook for 30-35mins on 170 degrees(325F /Gas 3) then cool for 5 mins, slice and place back on sheets for 20 mins on 150 degrees (300F/ Gas 1). Turn half way through.

I cut mine into 30 biscuits which would make them 70calories each with 2g protein, 1g fat and 15g carbs. They will keep for about a week but I usually freeze half unless my friends get their hands on them!

I have also been known to use mixed seeds, coconut and ground almond in place of some of the flour. Have Fun!



I have been a Personal Trainer for about 23 years and I still love training and the buzz it gives me but writing has always been a part of my life. I think I wrote my first book at the age of 10. My grandmother said I would be a novelist one day and she was right - as all grandmothers often are! I live with my boyfriend Carl, we have 2 huskies who make us laugh every day, except when pulling us into bushes to chase after squirrels! I have also written a Diet and Fitness book for women over 40.

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