Growing up with a poor self image and a limited diet, I found myself stuck in a perpetual rut of eating undressed green salads, boiled rice or pasta and a plethora of processed “health” foods. Oh, and olives (by the spoonful).
Conscious about my size and weight, I spent most of my adolescence and early adulthood searching for the right balance of diet and exercise. Blindly following the old adage “exercise more, eat less”. Yes, there is some truth in that statement, but dieting and deprivation do not a healthy person make. Depriving yourself of your heart’s (or stomach’s) desires is no way to live your life.
I say, eat and be merry! Just know what you are putting into your body.
So, on a day much like this one, I decided to make a change. Tired of the uninspiring fuel I was forcing my body to work on, tired of “healthy” meals that tasted like misery incarnate. I set to work, creating and designing new and interesting meals, snacks and desserts, using foods which for the best part of my life were foreign to me. It became a new outlet for my creativity, the ingredients became my colour palette and the end product was my work of art. With each experiment, I was learning and growing, both in mind and body.
Finally! A solution to my problem.
In my quest for nutritious and palatable perfection, I may have force fed my friends endless batches of brownies, muffins, cookies and cakes. What are friends for anyway?
A couple of years and hundreds of fine tuned recipes later, my product was born.
The Muscle bakery specialises in clean, alternative cakes, desserts and snacks. Catering for a wide ‘free from’ audience, our treats are made with you in mind, using nothing but the best natural ingredients; showcasing that we can enjoy the good stuff without ingesting the bad stuff. No refined sugars, flours, preservatives or general nastiness needed. Our aim is to spread the word, healthy can also be delectable.
Thanks to the power of social media, I have amassed quite a following, and the most frequent question asked when I post a snap of one of my creations is, “Can I have the recipe?”
There is a varied selection of recipes, which you can choose from on our site, we wanted our overseas community to be able to taste Musclebakery goodness too. As for you guys in Gibraltar, you get to sample these goodies at your doorstep or try them out yourselves! (Lucky buggers). Check our local stockists here.
Hope you enjoy all we have to offer as much as we enjoy sharing with you.