One of my power foods that I love having a couple hours after my workout are Sweet Potatoes. Packed with a great source of fiber, Vitamin A, amino acids, and carbohydrates for energy. Eat them about an hour or two after your post-workout protein shake to restore glycogen stores and aid your body in protein synthesis (rebuilding muscle tissue). Pair them with a lean protein source and a green vegetable for an awesome meal! VEGAN? Pair them with a dark crunchy vegetable to help improve it’s amino acid profile (more efficient building blocks of protein). They take a while to cook, but cooking 6 at a time will leave you prepared for the week.
Cook Time: ~50 minutes
Recipe: Preheat oven to 400 degrees
1. Poke fork holes into skin around the top-side of the sweet potato.
2. Let bake for ~45 minutes depending how tender you like them.
3. Cut them down the middle and add a touch of salt and pepper for a little kick. Let cool for 5 minutes.