By Allison Frahn
If you’re looking for something more than an average workout, then you’ll need to eat something better than an average meal prior to training! The food that you choose to eat before you train will fuel your workout and assist your efforts to maximize your results. Plus, eating the right pre-workout foods can help prevent a feeling of light-headedness that could occur if your blood sugar levels were too low from not fueling yourself properly.
Here’s a quick recipe for Banana Nut Protein Pancakes, a great option for a pre-workout breakfast with the right blend of carbohydrates, fiber, protein, and healthy fats to fuel you throughout your workout.
BANANA NUT PROTEIN PANCAKES
(makes 2 servings)
3/4 cup oat flour (you can use all purpose or rice flour if you prefer)
2 scoops vanilla whey protein powder
2 tsp baking powder
2 whole eggs
1 cup whites (or 6 egg whites)
1 ripe banana
1 tbs coconut oil, softened
1/3 cup nonfat, unsweetened almond milk (or water)
2 tbs chopped walnuts
1. Add all ingredients except for the walnuts to a food processor (or blender) and blend for approximately 20 seconds, or until a smooth batter is formed.
2. Spray a large skillet with non-stick cooking spray and place over medium heat. Allow to heat for approximately 30 seconds.
3. Pour the batter into the pan to form pancakes (note, the size of your pan and how big you make your pancakes will determine the number of pancakes you are able to make at one time).
4. Flip the pancakes when bubbles appear on the surface. Pancakes are done when firm in the center and golden brown on both sides. Remove from pan and repeat this process until all batter is used. Now dig in while they’re hot (they are also delicious cold or reheated too)!
Optional: top with additional banana slices and walnuts, sugar free syrup and/or honey (not included in nutritionals)
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