Recovery meals are probably my favorite meal to make and consume, ok inhale. I love the recovery meal because it provides you something to look forward to and for me it is usually composed of breakfast foods, which usually means waffles. Not that there is anything wrong with waffles as I am on a 4 day waffle streak right now but variety is the spice of life and there are plenty of other endurance foodies out there that don’t eat waffles and I wanted to see what they eat when they are done with a long ride or run.
The concept of a recovery meals blog carnival got started and so I reached out to a few of the endurance foodies that I know from this blog and Twitter. Let me explain what a blog carnival is since I have already filled you in on why recovery meals was the choice for this round. A blog carnival is a way to get other bloggers involved with a concept to bring you the reader to new blogs and various ideas. In this case the idea(s) is for recovery meals and should this go well we are looking to add more bloggers as well as choose different topics like a specific cuisine or a particular meal. Each day for the next week there will be 5 recovery meals from 5 different bloggers and the links to those recovery meals posts will be at the bottom of each of the blogs. I will have the list of blogs for you at the end.
I originally had my mind set on providing you with the recipe to these Chocolate Orange Waffles but during the lead up to this post my brain started firing and the concept of corn tortilla french toast was born but would that be enough food since I was going on a 5 hour ride with a 30 minute run. Of course it would not be so I added in omelette and then the ‘icing’ on the cake or on this case corn tortilla french toast was an avocado salad. This was going to be a recovery meal for the ages, or at least I hoped. Well since I am providing you this recipe hope turned to reality.
Recovery Meal: Mexican Brunch
- Omelette: 3 eggs, 1/2 medium tomatillo, 50g avocado, 50g Roma Tomato, 4 Half-Moon Slices of Red Onion, Cilantro
- Corn Tortilla French Toast: 1/2c Masa Harina, 1/2c warm water, 2 eggs, 1 Tbsp Coconut Milk, dash of cinnamon, dash of red pepper
- Avocado Salad: 100g Avocado, 50g Roma Tomato (diced), 1 Jalapeno (diced), 1 Chipotle Peppe in Adobo Sauce (diced), 1/4c black beans, 1/4c Red Onion (diced), 1/2 medium tomatillo (diced)
Nutritional Information: 837 calories, 85g Carbohydrates, 47g Fat, 31g Protein, 26g Fiber
- Whisk 3 eggs vigorously so as to add as much air as possible and set aside.
- Slice tomatillo, tomato, avocado and red onion in to half-moons.
- Chop cilantro.
- Pre-Heat pan for 3-5 minutes.
- Pour eggs into pan and allow to set.
- If egg bubbles form pop them and move the pan so that the egg fills the holes.
- After the eggs look to be fully set toss in the cilantro and then flip one side over the other.
- Cook for 1-2 more minutes on each side and then plate.
- Place vegetables in order: red onion, avocado, tomato, tomatillo until all are used.
- Corn Tortilla French Toast:
- Combine masa harina and warm water until a ball is formed and set aside for 30 minutes or more.
- Cut the masa harina ball in half and form two more balls.
- Pre-Heat pan on high a bit of cooking spray.
- Place one ball in between two sheets of wax paper and press down with a flat object.
- Place corn tortilla into pan and make the second corn tortilla.
- Flip the tortilla and then make the custard by whisking the 2 eggs, coconut milk, cinnamon and red pepper
- Remove corn tortilla from pan and add it to egg mixture while putting the second corn tortilla into pan (may need more cooking spray.)
- When you flip the second tortilla in the pan, flip the tortilla in the custard.
- Now switch tortillas and repeat step 7 and 8.
- Remove the corn tortilla french toast and cut in half then plate.
- Avocado Salad:
- I used dry black beans but you can used can but remember to drain and rinse.
- If using dry beans allow them to soak over night and then bring them to a boil and reduce to simmer for 1 hour or more until soft.
- In a bowl combine all ingredients and combine with a spoon. (Be careful not to press to hard and smash the avocado)
Plate your recovery meal and enjoy.
Here are the other endurance foodies (you can also follow us on Twitter or Instagram by searching #endurancefoodies):
- Donna at Beating Limitations featuring a post ride Fried Rice
- Adrienne at Six Kick Switch featuring Chicken Tacos and Mole
- Lindsay at Cotter Crunch featuring a Coconut Basil Creamy Smoothie
- Andrea at L.A. Easy Meals featuring Greek Pasta With Lamb Meatballs
What Is Your Favorite Recovery Meal?
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