A healthy diet is required for athletes without exception. No training plan can make up ground up ground for a poor diet but equally nutritious food isn’t boring. For whatever reason the last fifty years has seen the misconception that ‘healthy’ food is bland purported but nothing could be more further from the truth.
Healthy, nutritious food tastes great. [Tweet this NOW!]
Quite naturally wholesome food sources can satisfy a variety of dietary concerns for the dedicated athlete and simply a matter of how to structure meals and personal preferences. Given high energy demands, often in cold weather conditions, a preference of mine combines peanut butter oatmeal / porridge pancakes with ModernPROTEIN. Quite easy to make this meal balances the important energy demands of athletic training with critical protein requirements, all within a great tasting dish.
1 serving of ModernPROTEIN: Vanilla
½ cup Oatmeal | Porridge
3 – 4 tablespoons of natural Peanut or Almond Butter
1 egg (be bold, through caution to the wind and use the entire egg)
¼ cup Almond or ‘Raw’ milk
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1 teaspoon of Vanilla extract
½ teaspoon of Baking Powder
Here’s the ‘complicated’ part, add the dry ingredients to large bowl and stir together. In a separate bowl whisk the egg, adding almond milk and vanilla extract before peanut butter and blend until a smooth consistency. Fold wet ingredients into bowl with dry items and mix thoroughly.
I prefer to try to the pan (or griddle) with either a peanut oil or butter and cook these pancakes slower than the more traditional recipe. Cook at medium temperature, turning as they ‘brown’ slightly.
Enjoy with your preference of apple sauce, preserves or maple syrup.
Prepared by John Davies
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