This bowl is everything you need in a good breakfast. It’s a little naughty with some dates and cocoa powder, but gives you some niceness with its easy peasy base. And the optional protein powder gives it some oomph.
Every once in awhile my bootcamp instructor likes to do an obstacle course with us. It’s something different and fun and keeps things varied. We get a standard sized football field to run around, mixed with sand bells, sand bags, trx, weighted jump ropes and even some hurdles to crawl under. I always look forward to these and the most recent one, he had a special treat for us. He bought us a sled and put 90 pounds on it and got us to push it around the width of the field. I eyeballed it and wasn’t sure I could do it, but I kicked it’s butt. I couldn’t move after, but hey – I did it.
And I came home famished!! Sometimes after a really intense workout, my stomach is tricky. It wants something substantial, but not a big carb-y porridge. And I was hot and wanted something cooling and refreshing. And I wanted chocolate! I knew I needed to replenish some electrolytes and get some protein in too. This bowl totally hit the spot.
Chocolate Power Bowl (serves 1 hungry person)
2 frozen bananas
1 heaping tbsp almond butter
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp maca powder
1 scoop protein powder (optional)
3/4 cup of coconut water + 1/4 cup of coconut cream (or 1 cup thick coconut milk)
a small handful of ice cubes
Throw everything in the blender and blend away. You can add toppings to it for a little extra pizzaz. I topped mine with shredded coconut, cacao nibs and almond butter.
What are your post workout eats?