Almond Butter and Banana Rice Cakes

August 13, 2015
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It doesn’t get any simpler than this.Β It’s almond butter on a rice cake with bananas and pears.

After I’ve come home from a yoga class or run in the park, I want to eat something fast. This snack is easy to throw together and hits the spot every time. What you eat after a workout is important as it serves to supply your body with new energy that it will use to either refill its muscle glycogen stores or to repair the damaged muscle tissues. This snack is a great combination of complex carbohydrates and protein to do just those things.

Almond Butter and Banana + Pear Rice Cakes

Vegan, Gluten-Free

Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 2 brown rice cakes
  • 2 Tbsp almond butter
  • 1 banana, sliced into pieces
  • 1 pear, sliced
  • drizzle of honey (optional)
  • hemp seeds (optional)

Directions:

  1. Spread almond butter on the rice cake and top with banana, pear, drizzle of honey and a sprinkling of hemp seeds. Devour.

*Additional topping ideas:

  • peanut butter
  • cashew butter
  • sunflower seed butter
  • coconut butter
  • chia seed jam
  • cacao nibs
  • cinnamon
  • strawberries, raspberries, blueberries
  • peaches
  • shredded coconut
  • hummus & veggies
  • avocado

 

Photo credit: my sister, Jenny Norris

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