This post should be called “these are a few of my favorite things,” especially when it comes (a) the athlete fuel I need before and after workouts, (b) a mid-morning or mid-afternoon pick-me-up snack, and/or (c) when I am craving a sweet treat.
Oh, and sprinkles. Sprinkles cheer me.
But chocolate frosting they are not. What they are is a combination of easily assembled superfood ingredients that will make you feel empowered to tackle anything that comes your way. These are the star players:
*All-Natural Vanilla Brown Rice Protein Powder: Easily digestable, 24 grams of protein per scoop (with a great amino acid profile), dairy- lactose- soy- and corn-free, low FODMAP, gluten-free, silky smooth, afoordable, and delicious. It’s great stuff to keep on hand, and I’ll be sharing more recipes for using )in puck form!), so don;t worry about wodering how to use it; I’ve got you covered!
*White Beans: A great source of plant protein, beans are rich in complex carbohydrates, fiber, iron, calcium, and B vitamins. The fact that they are cheap and easy to find is always a bonus in my book.
*Virgin Coconut Oil: If you google coconut oil and endurance training or athletic performance, you will get a plethora of (far-fetched) claims. What isn’t far-fetched is that coconut oil is a great source of instant nutrition (due to the Medium Chain Triglycerides, which are easy to use for immediate energy).
*Unsweetened Cocoa Powder: Cocoa powder is rich in a class of compounds called polyphenols, which includes a subset of water-soluble plant pigments known as flavonoids. These are uber-powerful antioxidants, and antioxidant-rich foods are fantastic for post-workout recovery, as well as for general health.
These have a celebratory feeling to them–especially with the sprinkles :). Perfect for a post-workout recovery snack!
Happy eating everyone!