Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Champion Performance Recipe of the Week - The Best 2-Ingredient Recipes, Part IV

How about a versatile 'Dessert' that fits into your competition macros? A long standing, and favorite, fruit for training diet is the apple. Often called the world's healthiest food, it's packed full of phytonutrients and polyphenols that help to reduce hunger, glucose spikes, and even reduce fat in the bloodstream. Here is an easy way to enjoy that health-bonanza - it's quick, tasty, and very versatile. Add it to your oatmeal, mash it into applesauce, stir into greek yogurt, serve it hot over a baked or grilled chicken breast... or enjoy it all on its own!

Cinnamon Apples
serves 1

1 apple
1 tsp ground cinnamon
*splash of water, optional

Core the apple and dice it up (keep the skin).
Place apple pieces in a glass microwave safe bowl.
Add cinnamon and stir until all pieces are coated. Add a splash of water if you like.
Cover and microwave on high for 2 minutes.
Allow to sit for 1 minute, then carefully remove cover and test apples for doneness. They should be soft, and easily pierced with a fork.

100 calories, 1 gram protein, 27 grams carbs, 0 grams fat, 6 grams fiber. 21 grams net carbs.

Make a batch of vanilla protein ice cream and stir in or top with Cinnamon Apples. Drizzle with low- or sugar-free caramel.
Add to a protein shake.
Stir into plain greek yogurt.
Serve over lean pork or chicken breast.
Mash into apple sauce.
Stir into oatmeal.

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