Guy: This is a guest post by fellow CrossFitter and friend Khan Porter (aka The Fit Frother). For those of you that CrossFit, trust me, I think it’s only a matter of time before you’ll be hearing a lot more of The Fit Frother. It’s a pleasure to have him feature on the blog and I’m sure it won’t be the last you see of him here at 180 Nutrition. Over to Khan…
Khan: It’s interesting becoming a part of a community which prides itself on egalitarianism. Where information is freely available and self education encouraged. CrossFit preaches knowledge as a key to success and at the pinnacle of the knowledge tree is understanding good nutrition.
I’ve always considered myself fairly healthy, I “eat well”. I keep things simple and follow my own formula: little grains, little sugar, most of the time. It’s pretty clear what qualifies as a grain and what doesn’t, but as for sugar, I’m talking about the shitty table stuff, that’s found in lollies, cake and all the nice tasting stuff.
Though what qualifies as “most of the time” can be an indulgently blurred line.
Obviously I’m no nutrition expert , my niche is training, hard! However being surrounded by people who also “eat well” and are far more educated and committed to doing so properly, has meant that I’ve come along in leaps and bounds as to how I fuel my WOD machine.
(Shameless plug time) 180 nutrition’s been a great tool in both fuelling up for workouts and recovering; it’s an easy snack/meal and, as I’ve recently found out, works heaps better than other protein supplements when heated in recipes.
See I’m a creative soul by nature, which often extends to the kitchen, amongst other rooms in the house ;-) I’ve always loved a piping hot bowl of porridge, especially in winter, so today I got thinking about a grain free “180nutriton porridge”.
The result: Frotherififc!
Ingredients: (makes 2 serves… or 1 Khan Porter sized serve)
- ¼ cup almond meal
- ¼ cup 180 Nutriton protein powder
- ¼ cup pepitas and sun flower seeds (I used slightly more)
- Small handful of almonds
- 1/8 – 1/4 cup of Shredded coconut or grated apple or berries (optional)
- Tsp of vanilla (optional)
- 100% organic rice malt to taste
- Almond milk/water/the good old stuff from a cow – to taste (too little will make the porridge more dryer and more like a paste)
Put all dry ingredients in a food processer to combine (you can mix these by hand but FP works best)
Put it in a bowl and add your milk/water/whatever wet stuff floats your boat
Pop in the microwave for 1 minute or heat on hob slowly
Take out, stir and assess if you need to add more fluid
Then heat and repeat until the consistency is how you want it. I added more milk after 1 min and then again after another 30 seconds before heating it for 1 last minute, it was glorious.
You can then add a little maple syrup if you want too, but try it first as it may be sweet enough for your tastes, especially if you already added either apple or berries.
I love the gritty, nutty texture of this pseudo-porridge. It’s an epic winter warmer or a welcome high protein breakfast change up from eggs, eggs and more eggs.
Enjoy guys and keep frothing,
KP (aka The Fit Frother)