by Emma

You might remember that a while ago, our lovely friend Sara told us all about her lifestyle change when she started following the Body Coaches SSS Plan.

She achieved amazing results by following the personal exercise and eating plan that was crafted for her. But for those of you that haven’t managed (or been inclined) to commit to the full programme yet, you may be as excited as me that Joe Wickes, the brains behind the Body Coach, has brought out a Lean in 15 cookbook. A fabulous chance to try some of the nutritious and speedy recipes, without committing to a full plan. In fact, you have probably seen snaps of the recipes it produces all over your Instagram and Facebook feed (I know I have).

I can honestly say that the boy and I have loved everything we have tried from it so far, but today I wanted to give you a taster with one of our particular favourites – a creamy steak and spinach recipe that feels naughty but is actually very very nice and lean! Plus, with a 15 minute promise from Joe, it’s the perfect midweek meal.

Creamy steak and spinach recipe, from the Body Coach Lean in 15, cooked by Year of the Yes

ingredients (serves 2)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 x 250g – 300g sirloin steaks, trimmed of visible fat
  • salt and pepper
  • 8 mushrooms, roughly chopped
  • Splash of white wine
  • 4 large handfuls of baby spinach leaves
  • 75 ml double cream

Creamy steak and spinach recipe, from the Body Coach Lean in 15, cooked by Year of the Yes


Heat a frying pan over a high heat. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of the olive oil over the steaks, rubbing it into the flesh, and season all over with salt and pepper.

Lay the steaks in a hot frying pan and cook for 3 minutes on each side (this was the perfect timing for how I like my steak, which is medium rare, so if you want it to be medium or well done, give it a bit more time).

Remove the steak from the pan and leave it to rest on a plate while you make the sauce.

Wipe out the frying pan with kitchen roll, pour in the remaining olive oil and place over a medium to high heat. Add the mushrooms and cook, flipping them a couple of times, for 1 – 2 minutes or until lightly coloured. Season with salt and pepper and crank the heat up to maximum.

Pour in the white wine, and let it bubble away to almost nothing. Add the spinach and gently turn in the pan until it is almost wilted. Pour in the double cream and let it bubble up. Check the seasoning and add more salt and pepper if needed.

Then hey presto, you are ready to serve!

I sneakily added a few slices of seeded bread to serve, to keep the boys carb eating sensibilities happy. (I lie, it was for my benefit too).

Creamy steak and spinach recipe, from the Body Coach Lean in 15, cooked by Year of the Yes

But the result was truly mouth-watering…

Creamy steak and spinach recipe, from the Body Coach Lean in 15, cooked by Year of the Yes

If you try and love this, I would really recommend you purchase Joe’s book. You won’t be disappointed!

We picked ours up in Tesco so also got a free DVD with two HIIT workouts on it, so I am trying to use the book and the DVD together to motivate me to get back into my fitness as well…

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About the Author

Emma loves sunshine and flip flops, prosecco, chocolatey treats, things that sparkle, trips to the beach, reading and blogging.

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