It takes more than exercise to make a successful athlete. You have to fuel up for races and workouts.
Make it something healthy. I've had more time for cooking since this is my off season and I recently tried out these banana pancakes. Eating healthy means less weight gain. That is important at this time of year since the average american gains 7 pounds during the holidays. I don't know about you, but I don't need any extra weight when I am running or racing. Try these I think you will enjoy them.
Makes 8 pancakes
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
1 1/2 cups soy milk ( I used the mango flavor, there is a strawberry which would be great as well)
1 cup rolled oats
2 bananas chopped
1/2 cup all purpose flour ( I used unbleached)
1 tablespoon plus one teaspoon baking powder
Additional fruit for topping
- In a blender, puree soy milk and oats until smooth. Add bananas, flour 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt and baking powder. Puree for a few seconds. Let batter rest 10 minutes
- Heat a large nonstick pan over medium. Mist with nonstick cooking spray. Scoop batter into pan in 1/4 cup increments.
- Reduce heat to medium low and cook pancakes until air bubbles appear on the top and the underside is golden brown, about 5 minutes. Flip and cook 5 more minutes or until browned. Top with sliced bananas and a bit of maple syrup if desired.