A few weeks ago, I purchased a new waffle maker to take back to school (and for future apartments), mostly thanks to Christmas sales and gift cards. A few days ago, delayed-onset post-workout hunger resulted in the inauguration of the waffle maker via sweet potatoes 🙂
The workout was 3 mile warm-up, 3 x [9 minute progression (pick up the pace every 3 minutes), 5 minutes “off”], 2 mile cool down. I was lucky enough to be able to work out with two teammates!
After the coldest week of winter, the weather decided to be beautiful! It was 40 degrees and partly cloudy. We went to the canal, warmed up for 3 miles (verryyy fast) and did drills. The first 9-minute segment started a little faster than I wanted to, and I’m not sure if I actually progressed or just maintained! Oops. Overall, I was feeling pretty stiff and mentally not in it.
I struggled throughout the second segment because I wasn’t feeling too great physically and just got in my own head, but my lovely teammates helped me through it. Once the last set was halfway over, I finally realized “I can do this!” and had a great last 5 minutes. Better late than never, right?
The post-workout fatigue hit hours later, and after lunch, a dentist appointment, and a quick power nap, I woke up starving. Scrolling through the #wafflewednesdays on Instagram for five seconds secured my decision– sweet potato waffle!!
I completely eyeballed ingredient measurements, but here’s a rough estimate:
- 3/4 cup baked sweet potato, mashed
- 2 egg whites
- splash of vanilla
- 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/3 cup oats
- sprinkle of cinnamon
Mix everything together and pour into a preheated waffle maker. Difficult, right? 😉
(Adding regular wheat flour probably would’ve helped it firm up a bit, but I didn’t want to.)
As you can see, I topped mine with plain nonfat Greek yogurt, Wild Friends sugar cookie peanut butter, and semisweet chocolate chips. Delicious. And a good mixture of protein, complex carbohydrates, and healthy fats- a perfect, indulgent post-workout snack!