Who doesn’t love eggs?!
At this time of year the focus tends to shift to the Cadbury’s Creme egg kind but what makes the standard egg so popular in today’s diet?
Over 34 million eggs are consumed throughout the UK per day(!) Aside from them being incredibly diverse for both sweet and savoury meals at any time of the day, eggs have super power qualities, making them ideal for all the flex fanatics.
Each average, medium-size egg contains 6 grams of protein, vitamins A/B/K/E and essential amino acids needed for muscle recovery. This makes them ideal to incorporate into a Speedflexer’s diet to refuel after a high intensity session. With eggs having almost zero carbs and only 1.6 grams of unsaturated fats (bad fats), there is room in your macros for carbohydrates such as wholemeal bread, to give a healthy balanced diet.
This Easter, Speedflex is providing Flexers with three healthy egg recipes, as an alternative, or addition, to any chocolate related Easter treats.
Breakfast: Whole-Wheat French Toast (Serves 4)
Nutrition: Kcal 201, Carbs 29g, Protein 11g, Fat 5g.
8 x slices of whole wheat bread, 2 x large eggs, 1/4 cup of milk (substitute regular milk for coconut milk if you’re feeling particularly healthy), 1 table spoon of honey, 1 tea spoon of cinnamon, 1 tea spoon of vanilla extract, fruit and yoghurt (optional for toppings).
Lunch: Boiled eggs with asparagus soldiers (Serves 4)
Nutrition: Kcal 306, Carbs 14g, Protein 20g, Fat 19g.
4 x duck eggs, 8 x asparagus spears, 4 x thin slices of sourdough bread, 8 x rashers of smoked streaky bacon.
Dinner: Mexican Huevos Rancheros (Serves 2)
Nutrition: Kcal 194.5, Carbs 14.5g, Protein 12g, Fat: 10g.
1 table spoon of coconut oil, 1/2 cup of spring onions (chopped), 1 cup (8) egg whites, 1/2 cup tomatoes (chopped), 1/2 cup canned black beans (drained and rinsed), 1/4 cup salsa, 4 extra thin corn tortillas (40 calories each), 1/4 cup reduced fat cheddar cheese, salt, pepper, chilli flakes (optional).