It is not a lie when I tell you the meal plan for the latest Beachbody program, 80 Day Obsession, scared me. Not only did I have to eat at specific times, but I have specific foods group combinations to follow. Who wants to eat a veggie at 4am? Who wants to eat at 4am period?
Fortunately, I am in a test group with the creator of the program and there are lots of recipes and tips shared daily. This recipe was shared by a fellow coach and I am so grateful because it is the perfect pre workout meal. My body can easily digest it at 4:20am and allow me to press play at 5am. Plus, it's quite tasty.
My pre workout meal consists of 1 protein, 1 veggie, 1 carb, and 1 tsp. I was ready to eat eggs, spinach, and toast every morning, so this carrot cake bake is a welcome addition.
The recipe is simple and you can easily double, triple, etc...the batch.
I have tweaked the recipe a bit from the original - not by much because I am NOT a baker. I'm also not a professional photographer as you'll see by my pics ;-)
I use pasture-raised eggs. They are more expensive, but I'm willing to pay that for the quality and the fact that the hens are treated better....at least I am hoping this company is.
I used matchstick carrots, so I pulsed them for a few seconds in my Ninja first. It breaks them up and makes them like a shredded carrot consistency. I didn't pulse my zucchini in this pic because I shredded it. When I use the pre shredded zucchini (when I'm feeling lazy), I will pulse for a few seconds to break up the big noodles.
This Maple Cinnamon spice is my favorite!!! I ran low so I used this and regular cinnamon. There's a code at the bottom of this post for 15% off the spices I use :-)
I used a combination of rolled oats and quick cooking oats - I usually just use rolled oats but I ran out. I don't think I have a preference for this recipe, but I typically use rolled oats - gluten free, of course :-)
Mix it all together.
I like to heat mine for 45 seconds and top with a tsp of all natural peanut butter. Delicious, healthy, and works for me at 4:20am :-)
Carrot Cake - 80 DO Approved
1 serving: 1 red, 1 yellow, 1 green, 1 tsp
1/2 cup shredded carrots
1/2 cup shredded zucchini, squeeze with cloth to remove excess water
1/4 cup rolled oats, gluten free
2 eggs, slightly beaten
3/4 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp Maple Cinnamon Spice **
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350.
Mix ingredients together. Pour into muffin tins, mini bread loaf, or a casserole dish (if making a large batch). Bake for 20 - 25 minutes. Top with 1 tsp of nut butter.
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Saddest part of my morning.....