Learn delicious recipes that will give you endurance and strength on your next bike ride.
Previously we discussed some of the five most desirable foods to eat before a ride. In this second part, you can learn some delicious recipes to make form those wholesome foods. If you want to read the previous blog post and learn more about those foods and why you should eat them before a bike ride than click this link.
Avocado Toast: Take a nice slice of whole wheat toast and then add the slice of avocado. Next for protein add an egg (cooked however you like), tofu or bacon depending upon your diet preferences. I recommend putting the avocado down first that why nothing is sliding off as you are trying to eat it. If you’re not worried about your salt intake you can also sprinkle a little bit of garlic salt on top. Personally I like tomatoes on mine.
Fruit Parfait: Take some yogurt, I like Okios because of the high levels of protein and low sugar content but any yogurt will work. Cut up some banana and lay it first then the granola on top. Feel free to add some berries as well to get some antioxidants plus it just helps it all come together. If you are not vegan you can drizzle some honey on top.
Smoothie Bowl: This one is a big one and you can put every item on the list in this one. In a blender blend together ½-1 cup ice, a frozen banana, apple, ½ cup of yogurt, ½ tablespoon of Matcha powder, and if you don’t mind a nutty flavor you can add 1-2 tablespoons of peanut butter for protein. If you have a peanut allergy you can use any nut butter or oats to add some extra protein to your smoothie bowl . Blend together add some milk to get to the desired consistence. Pour in to a bowl and top with some fresh fruit and granola for plating and taste.
Peanut Butter and Apples: If you’re like me and not a huge breakfast eater than this is a good option plus its fast. Just cut up some apple slices and spoon out a dollop of peanut butter and dig in. And just like the smoothie bowl you can use any nut butter.
Matcha Latte: Matcha Lattes are all the rage and they are not as hard to make as you may think. Warm up 1 cup of almond milk, not too hot or you will burn the matcha. Combine 1 tsp of matcha green tea and hot milk in a blender blend for about 20 seconds or until smooth and frothy. Pour into a your favorite mug and enjoy.
Cycling uses a lot of energy which is why it is important to load up on nutritious foods that found in these meals before a ride; that why you have the energy to finish your ride. For your next ride don’t forget about these great energizing meal and don’t forget your Blazeblok Neck Protect. A sun shield designed for cyclist to protect the wear’s neck while out on any ride.
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