A celebrity trainer shares his post-workout recipe

Forget protein powder, this gluten-free bread is perfect after a sweat session.

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Lathered in nut butter, paired with eggs, or dipped in olive oil, there’s nothing quite like bread. But have you ever made your own? Homemade bread will butter your baking dreams. And whether you avoid gluten or not, this one is particularly delicious.

A recipe from celebrity trainer, James Duigan, it’s perfect for breakfast, as a side or snack, or he recommends having it post sweat session for a protein power boost. Try playing around with the herbs to suit your liking and if you’re cutting down on carbs, give his Clean and Lean Salad a try instead.

Clean and Lean Bread Recipe


chopped red onion (optional)
sprig of rosemary (optional)

Dry ingredients
128g coconut flour
128g ground flaxseed
128g pumpkin seeds
384g almond flour
32g poppy seeds
32g sesame seeds
7.5g baking powder
pinch of sea salt
pinch of black pepper
3 thyme sprigs
3 rosemary sprigs
3 tablespoons psyllium husk (optional)

Wet ingredients
75g coconut oil, melted
5 eggs
156g rice milk
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
192g blended tofu

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4. Grease a 23x12x7cm loaf tin.
  2. Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl. Mix the wet ingredients together in a separate bowl. Add the dry mix to the wet mixture.
  3. Pour the mix into the greased tin and bake for 30 minutes.
  4. Layer the red onion and rosemary on top of the bread (if using) and return to the oven for another 10–15 minutes.

Tip: Try James Duigan’s Clean and Lean granola recipe.

clean and lean cookbook,This is an extract from Clean and Lean For Life by James Duigan, which includes 150 delicious, nutrient-rich recipes for a happy, healthy body. The simple recipes designed for every occasion, are free from gluten, dairy and refined sugar.

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