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So this whole working out thing.
It hurts. Sometimes it hurts a lot.
About two weeks ago I started a DVD program that incorporates a lot of weight work. You may have caught my oh-my-word-I-wanna-cry whine on Facebook.
This coach don’t play, even with her short but effective exercise program.
You know who I’m talking about.
I was in pain for the full first week and wasn’t sure why. Then I remembered that I wasn’t focusing enough on my recovery. Easy fix, though: I’ve got my recovery voodoo down to a science. Because, well, it IS science.
I’ve learned that I need both carbs and proteins to recover from those hard workouts. When I get the right amount of protein (approximately 30 grams after a workout) and some carbs, I do alright. For someone who is trying to slim down, building lean muscle with protein is the way to go.
How do I get my protein?
As a morning runner, I tend to recover and refuel with a big breakfast. When I’m away at a race, room service is my jam.
At home, I’ll make my favorites: Banana Protein Recovery Waffles.
You know, I don’t cook a lot, but I can make the heck outta breakfast foods!
These waffles are out of this world full of flavor and stuffed with protein. It’s like eating banana bread guilt free.
I’m also a believer in BCAAs as a recovery tool. If you aren’t familiar with these excellent amino acids, you might want to check them out.
And I can pick it up when I’m at Walmart. Convenient!
With no fillers and no added sugar, the EAS whey protein is fast digesting & perfect after a workout.
The fact that it’s delicious and can be used in all kinds of recipes is a bonus.
Speaking of recipes, you’re going to need this one. Trust me: your body and taste buds will love you for it!
Banana Protein Recovery Waffles
- 1 1/2 Cups Oats
- 2 Scoops EAS 100% Whey Vanilla Protein Powder
- 2 1/2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
- 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
- 4 Teaspoons Sugar or Stevia
- 1 1/2 Teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
- 1 Banana
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 1 Large Egg
- 1/2 Cup Almond Milk
- 1/2 Cup Plain Greek Yogurt
- 1/4 Cup Chopped Walnuts (optional)
Blend your oats into a flour-like consistency in your blender or food processor. Add in all the other dry ingredients and blend.
Now add the remaining wet ingredients to the food processor.
Blend until everything is mixed together and smooth.
Set the waffle mix aside and prep your waffle maker.
Coat with a non-stick spray (I use an olive oil cooking spray) and turn on the heat.
Once your waffle maker is ready, get cooking!
Pour in the mix being careful not to overfill the waffle maker.
Close the waffle lid and wait. And yes, your kitchen will smell like a little slice of heaven while this bakes.
When the waffles are done, top with your favorite fruit, nuts, whipped cream, syrup or Nutella.
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I’d love to hear from you! What flavor of EAS® 100% Whey Protein would you like to use in recipes?