No offense to peanut butter, but when it comes to recovery toast you can stack on a more inspiring combination of ingredients to deliver the carbs and protein you need to revive after a tough workout. Enjoy these even more by using crusty bread from a local artisanal baker. For an even bigger dose of recovery carbs, use a toasted bagel.
Enjoy this free recipe from Rocket Fuel: Power-Packed Food for Sports & Adventure by award-winning sports nutritionist Matt Kadey. Rocket Fuel offers 120 delicious, creative, and convenient recipes to power your everday exercise and weekend adventures. Take a look at Rocket Fuel!
4 thick slices of bread, toasted
1 ripe avocado, mashed
1 small ripe banana, mashed
Juice of 1/2 lime
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 cups sliced roasted chicken
1/4 cup cilantro
1 cup reduced-fat ricotta cheese
2 tablespoons prepared pesto
2 peaches, sliced
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1 cup reduced-fat cottage cheese
1 cup fresh raspberries
2 teaspoons lemon zest
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup sliced fresh mint
1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
1/2 cup peppadew peppers or roasted red pepper
1/3 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
1 garlic clove
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds (optional)
1/4 teaspoon salt
*Combine ingredients in blender or food processor
2 (4.3-ounce) cans sardines packed in water
1/4 cup sliced Kalamata olives
1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
1 cup fat-free refried beans
1 avocado, sliced
1 cup sliced mango
2 ounces diced feta cheese (about 1/2 cup)
Squirt of lime juice
If your chosen flavor option’s base has more than one ingredient, stir them together before applying. Apply an equal amount of a base and topping combo to each piece of toast.
In Rocket Fuel: Power-Packed Food for Sports & Adventure, award-winning dietitian Matt Kadey offers up 120 delicious, creative, and convenient real-food recipes to power your everyday exercise and weekend adventures.
Rocket Fuel is available now in bookstores, outdoors stores, and online from these online retailers:
Barnes & Noble
Chapters/Indigo and MEC.ca in Canada
Food photography by Aaron Colussi.