CorePower Bread Pudding starts with good bread and the Vanilla and Honey flavors of CorePower (formerly HoneyMilk.) If you are a long time reader of this blog then you know my affinity for CorePower is high. I love the stuff and at this time in my life it is the only dairy I will drink or eat. It is packed with protein and has been a tremendous help in my recovery from workouts. I usually combine HoneyMilk with Herbalife Rebuild Endurance to get a great recovery smoothie, but I have been thinking of other ways to help in my recovery.
Science shows that the perfect ratio for recovery from endurance workouts is 3:1 Carbohydrates to Protein. In trying to keep with that rationale I figured that making a bread pudding would be perfect since bread has a high number of carbs. As I started making this recipe I was also making lunch which consisted of sweet potato and tempeh tacos (if you want the recipe please contact me.) I thought that sweet potatoes would be the perfect addition to the pudding and decided to use half of the medium-sized sweet potato in my bread pudding.
Knowing that I was going to be using eggs I needed more carbohydrates. Where would they come from? How about raisins? I know that raisins are a perfect addition to bread pudding and I had a box of regular raisins and golden raisins in the pantry so those were going into the mixture was well.
After mixing the ingredients together and letting it soak it was time to go in the oven for 45 minutes. Once in the oven the smell of cinnamon began to permeate the house and I knew I had success on my hands. I can now either end the day with this creation as a way to build up the glycogen levels before the next day’s workout or as a recovery breakfast after my morning workout. Ready for the recipe? Here you go:
CorePower Sweet Potato Bread Pudding
Ingredients: 3 thick slices of crusty day old bread (I used my homemade rye bread…..if you want the recipe contact me), 1/2c Raisins (I split this by using 1/4c regular and 1/4c golden), 2 eggs, 1/2c CorePower Honey, 1/2c CorePower Vanilla, 1/2 medium sweet potato cooked (mashed with no cream…..i left mine cubed) 2 Tbsp Honey, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp vanilla
Nutritional Information: 879 calories, 15g Fat, 142g Carbs, 49.5g Protein, 17.5g Fiber (3:1 Carb to Protein Ratio)
Nutritional Breakdown: 63% Carbs, 22% Protein, 15% Fat
- Break up the bread into chunks and place in a large mixing bowl.
- In a separate bowl whisk eggs, milk, honey, cinnamon, sweet potato and vanilla
- Pour egg custard over bread and then add in raisins and combine well.
- Push down on the bread to make sure that it is submerged and well coated with the custard.
- Pre-Heat oven to 350*.
- Let the mixture sit for as long as you can. I let mine sit and soak up the custard for 30 minutes.
- Pour mixture into baking bowl and bake for 45 minutes or until bread has push back.
- Remove from oven and let cool off a bit.
- Serve with an extra sprinkle of cinnamon and a squeeze of honey. (Of course CorePower Ice Cream is not a bad idea either……recipe next week.)