If you are training and doing intense athletic activities, as most swimmers are, it’s vital that you’re getting the right amount of nutrients in your diet. As we’ve talked about before: athletes need a specific combination of nutrients in order to recover. P2Life’s Nutriboost does that job perfectly.
The Nutriboost is a great breakfast option as it is tasty, quick to make and easy to run out the door with on your way to work, school, or training. However if you have a little more time in the mornings you could get creative and try the pancake recipe we’ve created, which not only tastes awesome but also provides the nutrition athletes need to perform.
It is a fantastic morning recipe for two reasons.
When you wake up your body has been inactive for typically 6-8 hours, and unless you’re a fan of midnight snacks, you probably have had minimal, if any, nourishment for the same amount of time. This recipe provides the right proteins, and nutrients to help kickstart your day.
The second reason, who wouldn’t want great tasting healthy pancakes in the morning?
Having a protein shake for breakfast is a great and convenient idea especially if you need to run out the door to get to school, work or training. However, if you have a little more time you could get creative and make tasty protein pancakes using your favorite protein powder.
Delicious, protein pancake recipe (1-2 people)
- 1 Scoop Pancake Mix
- 1 Scoop Nutriboost powder (Vanilla is best)
- 2 Eggs
- Blueberries & Bananas (add after)
Make your pancakes as you usually do and season with your favorite topping, either honey, or cinnamon and lemon juice. You can shake things up and make your plate more colourful by adding some fresh fruit to the side. Because pancakes are higher in carbohydrates (right??) than your protein shake, this breakfast treat will also help prepare your body for training later, and give you more energy. Ideally you would have another protein shake 30-60 minutes after training.
You may be unsure whether you should consume protein powder with milk or water, we hope our blog is informative!