Sunday, July 3, 2011

Whole Athlete-Specialized Tahoe Training Camp Part I

If you remember my posts from living with the team before, these may be similar, but i'll try to include what's new and exciting! Also check out the girls team's blog/log from the camp!
 A non-oatmeal breakfast for once. The best TJ's Gluten Free Blueberry Raspberry Oatbran Muffin toasted and topped with Artisana Coconut Butter (frosting!), Almond Butter, and Sea Salt. Accompanied by Hard boiled egg whites for some protein and fresh cherries for some sweetener / antioxidants!
Sorry for the bad photos, the lighting wasn't so good but the taste was superb! Slightly spicy yet sweet all around.
One of the more epic dinners: a massive baked sweet potato along with the best baked chicken and summer salad! Inspired by the salads from Wisconsin.
  • Romaine Lettuce, Raddichio, Tomato, Carrot, Avocado, Peaches, Olive Oil/Balsamic, S&P
  • Chicken Breast, Artichoke Hearts, TJ's Ponzu Sauce, Basil, S&P, Chile Powder
The accompanying salad was sweet and delicious from the plenty of olive oil/balsamic and a hint of peach, the chicken sweet yet spicy from the sauce and chile powder/basil, and well, sweet potatoes are obvious.
 A quick throw together salad for lunch! Super easy salad fixings, canned tuna, and toasted gluten free bread. A bit of salsa, hummus, and spice brings it all together!
  • Lettuce, Carrot, Tomato, Olives
    • Olive Oil / Balsamic
  • Brown Rice Bread toasted
  • Canned Light Tuna
  • Salsa and Garlic Hummus
  • Sea Salt, Lemon Pepper, TJ's Every Day Seasoning
I am loving toasted brown rice bread and the tuna goes great with olive oil, spices, hummus, and salsa.
We do oatmeal a lot and I've got a couple goodies on hand to mix it up. This one was Chocolate Cherry Almond. The breakfast prep crew went with Cinnamon, Apple, and Banana cooked in (the standard) and I topped with:
  • 100% Cacao Baker's Chocolate
  • Almond Butter
  • Honey
  • Cherries
With no added sugar in the chocolate, a bit of honey adds just the right touch! You can either wait for the oatmeal to cool and enjoy crunchy choco bits of melt it in right away for a more pudding mix in theme. I enjoyed the warm melty delicious version! AB and Honey go so well together as do Dark Chocolate, Almond, and Cherries!
Speaking of Oatmeal, I used the leftovers with some other on hand ingredients to make into muffins! TJ's muffins ain't got nothing on my resourceful Bread Pudding Oatmeal Muffins!
I didn't really measure anything out, just added a bit of each thing as needed and it worked out pretty well.  No egg/flour/oat bran required! They are pretty much gluten free too except for the tiny bit of crunchy cereal added. I've been keeping gluten/wheat free quite well!
  • Leftover oatmeal with Banana/Apple cooked in (maybe 2-2.5 cups)
  • Vanilla Whey protein powder (2 scoops)
  • Baking powder (~1.5T)
  • Greek yogurt ~2.5T
  • Organic Cane Sugar ~1/4c
  • Pumpkin/sunflower seeds 1/4c
  • 2 Dates
  • Raisins/Cherries (small handful)
  • Cinnamon/Sea salt (couple shakes ea.)
  • a bit of Ezekiel Flax Sprouted Grain Cereal (for the crunch factor)
  • 20-30min at 400ยบ F

 The tops become muffin texture, slightly crispy and nice while the bottoms maintain an oatmeal bread pudding state (especially with the cooked banana/date/apple!).  They are delicious vanilla/oaty/cinnamony baked deliciousness! Especially good with some Almond Butter and a bit more Sea Salt/Cinnamon sprinkled on top. Off to do some more shredding.

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