Clean Treats, Research & Development
Bulk Ambassador Nicole Frain is all about creating tasty, guilt-free recipes for us to enjoy! Nicole has always had an interest in health and fitness, and this has followed her into all areas of her life.
Nicole currently competes in competitive road cycling, racing for the Tasmanian Institute of Sport Women’s Race Team and participates in national and international cycling events. Nicole has also had experience in triathlon and fitness/bikini competitions in natural federations before pursuing cycling.
On top of work and training Nicole is currently completing her Bachelor of Food Science and Nutrition part-time through Federation University and is also a qualified personal trainer. Wow!
As you can tell, Nicole is a busy person and always has several jobs and projects on the go at once. By day she works at Bulk Nutrients in Research and Development creating all the delicious foodie products you have come to love. Nicole is also our onsite recipe creator whipping up tasting treats to share with the Bulk Community.
Nicole has big plans in 2019, with goals to improve her recent Nationals and Oceania’s results, as well as travel to Europe later in the year for racing.
Q&A with Nicole
1. Where did your love for cooking stem from?
I never started cooking until I left home, and started to really take an interest in health and cooking to match. CleanTreats was started to help show off my cooking recipes so that I wasn't inundating my friends with all my ideas, they could chose to follow if they wanted. From here, I saw a huge interest in what I was making, and this just drove me to want to get more and more creative. I don't have to follow recipes now, I just follow inspiration, I find it really fun.
2. What has been your favourite clean treats recipe so far and why?
Absolutely my Raw Snickers Cake. It is always really popular on social media, no matter how many re shares. It can be swapped to include protein, made to meet vegan requirements and well it's just so tasty! I think it might be the addition of peanut butter.
3. Tell us what it’s like working in research and development
Research and Development can be a challenge but really rewarding as well. When coming up with an idea you need to be open minded to the fact that what you think will work, or taste good, either doesn't, or it doesn't appeal to everyone. So you do have to have a backbone with receiving feedback.
One of the biggest components I love, is when I jump onto the Facebook wall or product reviews and see people loving the products I worked on. Seeing people enjoy the work I do, is probably the most rewarding. Then there are the really fun parts like the 12 Days of Christmas, where my imagination can just run wild!
4. Why do you enjoy being a Bulk Nutrients Ambassador?
Being a Bulk Nutrients Ambassador is about being a part of a team and working together on a brand we love, and all use. When we meet among our various states it's like we all know each other and immediately can spend a great weekend together. We all have points of difference and various sports background which I love finding out more about.