Pancakes after a workout? Yep! Ultra-runner Sage Canaday eats these tasty flapjacks to recover faster – and we can too!
Know Your Post-Workout Food Before Hitting the Gym
Ever reach for cookies (or chips) after a workout? Maybe you don’t.
For the rest of us, poor post-workout food choices not only sabotage our efforts to stay fit, but the lack of nutrition can also make us feel lethargic the next day when we SHOULD feel energized.
Most of us won’t want to make pancakes from scratch after hitting the gym.
But the great thing about pancakes is you can make a bunch ahead of time and freeze them.
Blend, Cook, Drizzle with Syrup!
The ingredients you need to make the batter for these pancakes are ones you likely already have if you bake. Simply blend them in a blender like an oatmeal smoothie.
The fibre-rich oatmeal pancake batter is more nutritious than using all-purpose flour or a mix from a box, and it makes a lighter pancake compared to using whole-wheat flour.
Even though these Oatmeal Banana Pancakes are good for you, they still taste amazing topped with maple syrup and fresh berries!
And really, what could be better than a stack of pancakes waiting for you after a good workout?
1 banana / $0.50
3/4 cup of quick-cook oats / $0.21
1 tsp ground cinnamon / $0.08
1 tsp baking soda / $0.01
1/2 tsp salt / $0.01
1 Tbsp vegetable oil / $0.08
1 egg / $0.23
1/2 cup milk / $0.12
- Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Heat 1 teaspoon of oil in a non-stick skillet over medium-low heat.
- Pour about one third of a cup of batter at a time onto skillet and cook until browned, about two minutes per side.
- Top with maple syrup and fresh berries.
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