I needed to get back on the clean eats bandwagon and made sure to spend some time doing prep work this weekend. I posted a pic on Facebook today of my gluten-free, sugar-free Tropical Muffin and everyone wants the recipe so here you go!
I cannot take credit for the original recipe, I found it on Chocolate Covered Katie and give it my own little tweaks!
5 cups Old Fashioned Oats
2 cups of smashed very ripe bananas
1/2 cup (packed) of crushed pinapple*
*I used canned, no sugar added
5 Stevia packets OR 5 tsp liquid sweetener such as pure maple/agave or honey
2 2/3 cups of water*
*I used 2/3 cups of the juices from the crushed pineapple and the rest water
1/4 cup coconut oil
2 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
optional add ins:
*I used what is starred
*shredded coconut, unsweetened
Preheat oven to 380* and line 24-25 muffin/cupcake tins with liners.
In a bowl, combine all dry ingredients and stir well. In another bowl, combine your wet ingredients including banana and pineapple. Mix wet and dry well. Scoop into muffin tins and bake for about 22 mins.
I kept some out and froze some too. I found that when hot/warm, they stuck to the muffin liner (of course I could not wait to try one!) but once they cool, the liner comes right off.
And then there is today's lunch. I swear, I consumed this sammy with a bunch of tomatoes in less than 2 mins post swim.
This is actually my secret post workout nosh that has become a favorite of mine and I crave them after a good training session!
Ok, this sounds a little crazy but it's so good. I usually just use whatever veggies I have on hand but there is always some
sour pickles-not DILL, sour!
Today's creation was on an oatmeal and flax pita bread with
cracked chili pepper hummus
a layer of spinach and lettuce topped with sriracha
layer some sprouts
then sliced avocado
sliced sour pickles
a schmear of hummus
there is something magical about the combo of sour pickle and hot sriacha sauce. The avocado and hummus just give it a creamy balance (and some good fats/proteins!)
What's your go-to post workout snack or meal??
Be sure to check out Cook Train Eat Race for great recipes. I will be sharing one of my favorite recipes soon on his Recovery Meal Blog Carnival!