Dinner #7 Sweet Potato Soup
(makes 1 serving)
1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
3 ounces chicken
1/2 cup spinach
1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
dash of garlic and pepper
- Use any starchy vegetable (squash, beans, potato) as the base
- Add any other vegetable you would like, if you don’t like spinach
- Add any protein you would like, if you don’t want chicken
- Omit some or all of the protein for a lighter, lesser calorie meal/snack (before an early workout!)
- Use low fat sour cream instead of Greek yogurt
- Use beef broth or vegetarian broth
- Use any kind of milk you want
- Use any spices you wish!
Cut into cubes, add to blender, food processor, or Magic Bullet. Add in the broth and milk. Blend until you reach desired thickness.
(For one serving)
My Rating: 9 out of 10
It was super delicious, but kind of bland. Yet again, it perhaps could have used a tiny bit more salt.
Nick’s Rating: None, he hates soup. What a weirdo.
PRE-WORKOUT FUEL; MORE INFORMATION!
I realized I forgot to say something when I posted this information about eating before a workout:
** Here is what I forgot to say; your meal should be relatively high in carbohydrates, and moderate in protein. You want the carbohydrates because you need to maximize the maintenance of blood glucose. If you have plenty of time (at least four hours) the carbohydrate can be complex and contain fiber. If you don’t have much time, stick to the more simple carbohydrates, which are digested more easily. **