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I just love sweet potatoes.
If you’re looking to put on some size and strength, they are an essential, cheap, and delicious carbohydrate source. Bake them up in batches on the weekend, along with some meat and assorted vegetables, and you’ve got all the food you need for the entire week.
Don’t let anyone tell you it’s hard or costly to eat well. All you need to do is a little prep. Also, why not make a treat out of these meals if you can? The better the food tastes, the easier time you’ll have putting on muscle, that’s for certain.
Here’s one of my absolute favorite recipes for sweet potato breakfast pancakes. You should give them a try.
Here’s what you’re going to need…
- 1/2 cup of oat flour. Make your own by grinding down oats in a blender.
- 1 large cooked sweet potato. Try roasting it, it adds flavor.
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder.
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon.
- 3 eggs.
- 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract.
- Splash of plain yoghurt or milk.
Beat the eggs together and add the vanilla. Blend the sweet potato to a purée, then stick everything in your blender and pulse until you have a smooth batter.
As always, don’t over mix! Once the batter comes together, stop blending.
Heat a frying pan over medium heat and grease with butter or coconut oil. Pour in half of your batter and cook for about 2 minutes, or until the edge go golden brown and the top firms up. Flip your pancake and cook for another minute. Add a bit more fat to then pan and you’re ready for another.
I like to serve my pancakes stuffed with fresh berries and smothered with a chocolate peanut protein drizzle. It’s really to die for.
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If you’re looking to put on some muscle and strength this recipe is perfect. Here are the total macronutrients, without the drizzle and fruit:
- 362 total calories
- 24 grams of protein
- 58 grams of carbohydrate
- 3 grams of fat
I hope you enjoy it. Remember, if you’re going to get big and strong you must eat. So, you might as well start with pancakes.
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