Sweet Potato Waffle

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 ūüôā

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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!

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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 decisionРsweet potato waffle!!

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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? ūüėČ

(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!

 

 

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