PANCAKES ROCK! Let’s face it they do. But the thought of pancakes has been one painted with ice cream, butter, Nutella all while swimming in syrup. Pancakes are actually a great recovery food for athletes if prepared correctly with the right ingredients. Loaded with good, muscle-feeding carbohydratess and low-GI grains, these are my favourite recovery pancakes. With winter steadily approaching, this post-training meal will be guaranteed to reward you. You can use any protein or recovery powder that you like, but I have found that Etixx Recovery Powder works the best.
Toppings are completely up to you, but a few of my favourites include:
- Fresh fruit
- Raw Nuts
¼ cup rolled oats
1.5 scoops (25g) recovery powder
½ cup egg whites
¼ cup low fat cottage cheese
1/4 cup low-fat milk
1 tsp baking powder
- Blend together all ingredients until a batter is formed
- Heat a small non-stick frying pan on medium/low heat
- Spoon 2-3 tbsp of mixture into the pan and cook until bubbles appear on the surface. Flip.
- Repeat until all the batter is used.