3.29.2016

Take your Carbs Seriously.


I saw someone post an article the other day on Facebook about how eating cake for breakfast can be beneficial for your mind and waist. I have to say the I wholeheartedly agree with this statement! I feel more sated when I eat something sweet and carb loaded for breakfast, plus eating carbs after your workouts helps to replenish those glycogen stores. Loading up on carbs after your workouts gives you energy, they take you from feeling tired and beat to rejuvenated and ready to tackle your day!




There are many ways you could get in carbs after a workout, oatmeal, cereal, bagels, and my absolute favorite - Mug Cakes. I like that these are fast, easy, and I can get in 50g of protein eating a dessert. The protein powder you use makes a huge difference, if your cake tastes off it could be the type of protein you are using - I really only use PeScience now and my main go-to flavors are Gourmet Vanilla, Snickerdoodle, and Cookies and Cream. 


I use the Oikios Triple Zero yogurts, sometimes I flavor them with a 5g of Sugar Free Pudding and a splash of almond milk as the topping. The Salted Caramel is really good with Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Caramel drizzle.


I paired the Vanilla yogurt with the Bark Thins, so so so good! Half the fun is finding new combos to try, which annoys Oliver because I spend time browsing the grocery store aisle. 


PB2 mixed with banana is good, throw on a few Skippy PB Balls for fun.


I keep my protein powder and protein in tupperware together in the pantry for easy access. I also cook my cakes in something bigger than a coffee cup, like this glass measuring cup, but mason jars work well too!


Lemon curd mixed with vanilla yogurt is so delicious, topped with some fresh raspberries and {Praise hand Emojis!}


I do love me some chocolate, but when the fruit is ripe and fresh in the Spring I crave it!



Now go and put those workouts to good use with some carbs in the morning! 

6 comments :

  1. IT'S LIKE YOU READ MY MIND. I've been drooling over your mug cakes. The vanilla PEScience is on backorder but when it comes...girl you better believe I'll be trolling your blog/insta for recipes. Oh and apparently being on your scope means I have a constant amount of new periscope followers! :)

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  2. I bought stuff to make these and can't wait to try. I just don't have anything to measure grams lol

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  3. Megan!! Have you heard about this?! http://www.boston.com/culture/food/2016/03/28/566802 I wonder what it tastes like!! Let's see if we can find it!!

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  4. Omg this blog post was like heaven! I just wish I could try all of them right now!!! YUM! Keep rockin' it! ~Laura

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  5. The yogurt is for the topping, correct? Or do you mix that in with everything and then microwave it?

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    1. I believe you half the half the yogurt. Half in the mixture and the rest on top. That's how Poppy Locks does hers.

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