Get Nourished recipes: Baked goods to support muscle health

This week on Get Nourished, Luke Hines and Zoe Bingley-Pullin get baking with magnesium-packed recipes to get your muscle moving.

Supporting healthy muscle function has never been so delicious with these magnesium-loaded recipes.

Magnesium is a macromineral – one of seven vital minerals that people need at least 100mg or more of a day.

Among other things, we need it for muscles and nerves to work properly. 

Try these magnesium-loaded recipes by Luke Hines and Zoe Bingley-Pullin, as seen on Get Nourished on The House of Wellness TV show.

Luke Hines’ One Bowl Choc Peanut Butter Cookies


1 extra large ripe banana

1 cup smooth peanut butter

1/2 cup (125ml) maple syrup

3 cups gluten-free rolled oats

1 cup dark choc chips (Coles’ PANA product is recommended)


Step 1. 

Preheat your oven to 180°C and line a large baking tray with baking paper.

Step 2.

Place the banana in a large bowl and mash with a whisk until smooth. Whisk in the peanut butter and maple syrup until well incorporated. Then, add the oats and almost all the chocolate chips, reserving a few for sprinkling on top, and stir the mixture with a wooden spoon or silicone spatula until a thick wet dough forms.

Step 3.

Roll heaped tablespoons of the dough into balls and place on the tray, leaving space between each one for spreading. Lightly press down on each ball to flatten slightly and sprinkle the reserved chocolate chips on top. 

Step 4.

Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the cookies are golden brown on top and crunchy around the edges. Allow them to cool slightly on the tray, then enjoy. Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to five days or freeze for up to three months.

Zoe Bingley-Pullin’s Gluten-Free Banana Bread


2 cups quinoa flour

1/2 tsp bicarbonate soda

1/2 cup maple syrup

1 cup ripe banana, mashed

1 cup strawberries, cut into quarters

1/2 cup macadamias, roughly chopped

1 cup coconut milk

1/3 cup extra virgin coconut oil, melted

1 tsp cinnamon

For serving

1/2 coconut yoghurt

2 tsp cinnamon


Step 1.

Preheat the oven to 180°C.

Step 2.

Mix together the flour and bicarbonate soda in a large bowl. Then, add and stir in the remaining ingredients before pouring the mix into greased loaf tins. Let cook in the oven for 25 to 30 minutes.

Step 3.

Once cooked, leave it to cool then drizzle with a little olive oil. Serve with a touch of cinnamon and some coconut yoghurt.