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Personal Trainer Recipe – Frozen Yogurt “Bark”


Imagine you are eating sinfully decadent “bark” whilst you indulge in this super healthy frozen yogurt with fruit and nut combo. Simple as can be.

Simply mix whatever yogurt your heart desires in a bowl with chopped fruit and nuts (anything goes) …… Toss carefully though so the delicate fruits don’t bust. I used Greek vanilla yogurt in one bowl with strawberries, raspberries, kiwis, pistachio nuts and hazelnuts. In the other bowl I used the same yogurt with bananas, chopped fresh coconut chunks and salted cashews.



Spread the mixtures out onto a piece of parchment paper placed on a tray or plate (about 1/4 inch thick or so).


Freeze overnight. Yes, it does take that long. Then break into pieces of “bark” and indulge. Simply awesome, and very pretty on a nice white plate 🙂 A cool-eating Personal Trainer Recipe.



Personal Trainer Recipe – Roasted Beet Hummus


This hummus has a wonderfully light lemony touch but still has the rich depth of a very satisfying, absolutely delicious dip/spread.

I threw the whole beets (skin on), onto the barbecue on indirect heat for about 45 minutes. The skin then peeled off easily.


In food processor, put the following:

1 Large Roasted Beet

1 cup Roasted Chick Peas (the crunchy “snack” variety found in stores with the nuts) (Shown in Pic)

Zest of one large lemon

Juice of 1/2 large lemon

1 good pinch of salt and pepper (adjust later if needed)

2 large fresh garlic cloves

3 TBSP’s Tahini (found in stores with peanut butters)

1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil


Serve with raw veggies, pita, crackers or as a base for a sandwich.



A fabulous Personal Trainer Recipe snack.

Personal Trainer Recipe – Portobello Mushroom Burgers

Portobello mushrooms make amazing burger buns!! Sturdy and juicy; they keep beautifully intact (unlike most bread buns).

Do not do anything to them in preparation; i.e. don’t brush on any oil, or anything. Simply place them “skin side” down on the barbecue or any grill, and wait until they become juicy and tender on the inside. The skin will remain dry so that they are a breeze to grab onto, but your teeth will still sink into them in a juicy, tantalizing fashion. Put your burger in between them, and use all your regular toppings. Yum. A hearty Personal Trainer Recipe.



Personal Trainer Recipe – Crunchy Collard Wraps with Pepper Spread and Veggies

Crunchy Collard Wraps with Pepper Spread and Veggies are surprisingly filling! These are wonderfully crunchy vegan wraps with veggies and legumes that will fill you up for hours. A most satisfying Personal Trainer Recipe

Collard wraps

Start by chopping off the large stems and discarding.  Drop the whole leaves into boiling water for 60 seconds, then place immediately into cold water.  Remove the large veins as pictured, then keep room temp until ready to use.

Remove vein


1 cup roasted peppers (green/red/yellow).  (Roast in oven, then peel skins)

4 large garlic cloves – slow roasted in the oven till tender and juicy

1/2 Cup roasted chick peas

1/3 cup edamame bens

1 TBSP lemon juice

1 TBSP grape seed oil

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

Ingreds for spread
Pepper spread


Spread on leaf

LOAD ON THE TOPPINGS.  HERE ARE THE ONES I USED:  Pepper spread, sweet peas, sweet corn, mushrooms, tomatoes, green onions, red kidney beans, black beans, pea sprouts, avocado, cucumbers, baby spinach, pumpkin seeds.

Load them up


Roll it up


Personal Trainer Recipe – Zuchinis with Rosemary and Parmesan


A simple, delicious personal trainer recipe featuring broiled zuchini.



Sea salt

White pepper

Grated parmesan

Fresh Rosemary

Grape seed oil

Slice zucchinis in half lengthwise.  Chop the herbs coarsely.



Brush oil onto each zucchini.  Sprinkle with salt, pepper, rosemary and parmesan.


Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes, then put on “broil” or “toast” for 3 – 5 minutes to brown the tops.  Keep a close eye so that the cheese doesn’t burn.

For a “Greek” flare, use oregano and crumbled feta instead of rosemary and parmesan.


Personal Trainer Recipe – Edamame and Green Pea “Hummus”

This personal trainer recipe is a deliciously chunky Dip or Spread.





1 Cup frozen Edamame (soy beans)

1/2 cup frozen Green Peas

1 or 2 cloves of garlic

1.5 teaspoons of Tahini (found in store with the peanut butters)

2 tablespoons Olive Oil

1 tablespoon of water

1/4 tsp salt (or to taste)


Boil frozen soy beans and peas (soy beans take twice as long). Strain the vegetables.



Add to a food processor with all other ingredients. If the mixture is too dry, add more water a teaspoon at a time until it is a thick chunky dip.



Serve with cut vegetables, pita bread, corn chips, or use as a spread on a crostini or as a base for a sandwich.

P.S. I had a nice piece of salmon last night and put a big blob of the hummus on top of it (as well as some “pico””) and it was divine 🙂  Here’s the pic to prove it.

On top of fish

This personal trainer recipe is from Arleigh Winokur, personal trainer Mississauga, from the Personal Training Station.

Personal Trainer Recipe – Broccoli Zucchini Patties

cooked patties
A cheesy, tasty personal trainer recipe that will just fly off the plate.


  • 1 whole head of broccoli
  • 1 medium zucchini
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons grapeseed or vegetable oil
  • 1 cup panko crumbs
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheese (sharp cheddar or any cheese blend)
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs plus 1 egg white, beaten
  • Salt/pepper

Preheat oven to 400F.

Cut the broccoli and zucchini into chunks and steam until fully cooked. Drain veggies and coarsely chop.

cooked broccoli
Place on a thick layer of paper towels.

on towel

Surround with towel and squeeze out excess moisture.

roll in towel
Place all the remaining ingredients in a bowl and mix.
in bowl
Add the cooked veggies to the mixture in the bowl, and mix together well.

Form into patties (whatever size is desired).


Bake for 15 minutes , flip them over and bake for another 15 minutes.

cooked patties

This personal trainer recipe is from Arleigh Winokur, personal trainer Mississauga, at the Personal Training Station.

Personal Trainer Recipe – Egg-Filled Baby Peppers


This personal trainer recipe is a real “show-stopper” that’s as nutritious as it is tasty.

  • 15 baby bell peppers (approx.)
  • 5-6 eggs
  • TBSP milk (optional)

Fillings – I made two types (but any filling goes!):
Greek: Sundried tomatoes, feta cheese, kalamata olives, green onions, tomatoes, shallots
Veggie/Cheese: Shallots, yellow zucchini, mushrooms, green onions, tomatoes, shredded mozzarella, parmaesan

Preheat oven to 425F.
Slice tops off peppers and remove seeds.
Parboil the peppers 4 minutes.

Prop the peppers up in an oven dish.

Whisk eggs (5 to 6 eggs for 15 peppers) with a TBSP of milk (optional for xtra fluffiness).

Chop all of the ingredients for your chosen filling.

Stir desired fillings into the eggs, then spoon mixture into the peppers (don’t be afraid to fill them right to the rim).

Sprinkle a little extra parmesan on top before they go in the oven, if desired.

Bake for 15 – 18 minutes, or until egg is firm.


Leftovers:  Reheat leftovers, chop into lettuce/greens, top with 2 tbsp. fresh salsa!  Voila!


This personal trainer recipe from Arleigh Winokur, personal trainer mississauga, at the Personal Training Station.

Personal Trainer Recipe – Simple Fresh Salad Skewers

Our Inaugural personal trainer recipe . No cooking, nutritious, tasty, and looks spectacular. Just assemble and watch them disappear!

  • Multi-coloured tiny tomatoes
  • Baby bonconcini balls
  • Watermelon (cut in small cubes)
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Balsamic glaze

Arrange a couple of each item on short skewers. Place in a circle on a round plate and drizzle with balsamic glaze. So pretty on a plate 🙂 Mmmmm, guilt free.


Salad Skewer Recipe from Personal Trainer in Mississauga

This personal trainer recipe is from Arleigh Winokur, personal trainer Mississauga, at the Personal Training Station.

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