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Meal of the Week – Alexa’s Carb Potpourri

posted on June 26, 2019

Alexa’s Meal of the Week




Picture this…you just finished a grueling squat session followed by loads of accessory work and all you want to do is eat carbohydrates that not only replace the portion of glycogen that you may have lost BUT also provide nutrients that are necessary for survival, adequate blood flow, and digestion. Well, I will take the pressure out of you having to think (plus I am sure you have some brain fatigue from training so ferociously) and I will rescue your situation with this outstanding combination your aforementioned depletion PLUS the combination is kind of delightful.


What do you need?


BEETS, a great source of fiber, folate, potassium, vitamins C and it also has nitric oxide boosting effects for a good old pump. Next, we have HONEY GOLD POTATOES, a fast(er) acting carbohydrate and easy on the digestive system. FENNEL, the sometimes-forgotten species of flower, but nonetheless a wonderful digestive aid, anti-inflammatory, and it tastes incredible. Lastly JAPANESE SWEET POTATOES, traditionally grown in Japan and Okinawa, but found at your local Whole Foods. If you have not tried these then I think you should consider adding it to your weekly grocery haul. They are a combination of buttery and sweet and the consistency is like no other sweet potato I have tried before. Contains many vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and happiness.


What to do with all of this?


Chop it up into desired size. Pour olive oil over and bake at 425 degrees for 45-50 minutes. After, I broil for 8-10 minutes and they are done! 




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