Dick and I joined the Y and have been participating in aquasize classes 3X/week. For a pre-exercise breakfast, we have carbs to provide energy. This morning, I made Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes spread with unsweetened applesauce. For post-exercise, we pack a protein snack to build muscle. Today, I made hummus (with garbanzo beans to supply protein) as a dip for carrots and a smoothie with the addition of a scoop of protein powder. I purchase Sun Warrior Protein Powder that is made from bio-fermented raw sprouted whole grain brown rice protein.
1 cup cooked or canned garbanzo beans, drained (reserve liquid)
¼ cup bean liquid or water
¼ cup raw unhulled sesame seeds
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp Mrs. Dash or other no salt seasoning
1 tsp Bragg Liquid Aminos
1 tsp horseradish (optional)… I didn’t use.
1 small clove garlic, diced
Blend all ingredients in a high powered blender until creamy smooth. (I used my food processor.) Yields 1 cup.