Warrior Worthy: Perfect Post Performance Foods

Recovery Smoothie and Coconut Banana Muffins

I believe the food we put into our body should come from the earth, not a factory.  Replenish and Nurture your body with whole foods (meaning without the additives, preservatives and nasty crap) so that your body can spend it’s energy on rebuilding, repairing, rejuvenating and recovering not digesting Skippy and Fried Chicken :)  

I was inspired to make a healthier version of Banana Bread when a client told me it was a favorite of his.  I absolutely LOVE taking people’s favorite old school comfort foods and by making just a few simple swaps turn them into healthier pieces of deliciousness!  Every ingredient I choose, I choose for a reason.  Every ingredient has medicinal and health benefits, and particularly helps with post workout recovery.

For Example the Banana Coconut Muffins: I used coconut and almond flours because they are higher in protein, fiber and vitamins than wheat flour.  I sweetened with honey and coconut milk.   I added Tera’s Organic Whey Protein for extra full protein

I believe that if you can not pronounce an ingredient on a label, and you don’t keep it in your pantry – do not put it into your body!

For Example, my Post Workout Smoothie:  Banana, Spinach, Almond Butter and Coconut Water.  As simple as that.  But lookie here, I choose every ingredients for their health and medicinal benefits, not just because they taste great.  Read HERE.  Aa oppose to Odwalla and other packaged drinks that have additives and ingredients that you wouldn’t even find on your own pantry.

Health Benefits:

Banana: high in potassium..balances electrolytes

coconut water: natures Gatorade minus the added shit

almond butter: high in vitamin E, helps prevent muscle soreness

spinach: contains natural plant base “steroid” phytoecdysteroids” .. “can increase muscle growth by 20%”

Add ons

Berries: vitamins and antioxidants steve off soreness

yogurt: choose organic plain and greek for protein

 

Coconut Banan muffin Rcipe:


note:  when i am baking I just throw ingredients together until I reach the consistency I am looking for… so this is not exact… but you get the idea :)
wet

  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 2 Bananas Chopped
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 eggs
  • vanilla
  • 2 T coconut oil
  • canned coconut milk

mix in 1/2 cup Organic whey protein powder

dry

  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • 1. 1/2 cups almond meal
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 t baking soad
  • 1 t salt

I forget  (it was 3 days ago) but think I baked at 375 for 15 minutes… sorry guys…. I’m such a “go with the flow, don’t make it technical” kind of chef :)

enjoy – guilt free :)

xoxo,
Claudine

 

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