Last week I woke up one morning with a food hangover. Admittedly, I had eaten too much the night before (helloooo pizza!) and woke up feeling a little guilty and a lot bloated. Knowing this all too familiar feeling, I scooted myself to a hot yoga class — not only to release all the salt my body was holding onto from what I had eaten the night before, but also to decompress and remind myself that today is another day, a new opportunity to nourish my body. We all have challenges we face — big or small, but sometimes getting back to your roots and taking a deep breath is all you need for a fresh start.
The best remedy I’ve found after a little overindulgence is to move your body and intake high protein, nutrient dense food the next day. After my workout, I came home starving and ready to get back on track with the food that agrees with my body. Case in point — these wonderful maple sweet potato protein waffles.
This recipe is a new favorite, especially paired with a cup of piping hot coffee in the morning. Recently Cameron’s Coffee reached out to me about sharing their coffee with all of you. Have you tried it before? We’re kind of obsessed over here.
Abra and I have been sipping on their coffee both in the mornings and afternoons. I grind the Cameron’s beans in my vintage coffee grinder (found at a flea market in New Mexico!) and quickly the wonderful, strong coffee aroma fills the kitchen. We all know that smell all too well.
Let’s be honest — waffles and coffee = the best start to your morning.
Anyway a few cool things about Cameron’s Coffee that I’d love to share so you can get to know the brand better:
They have a really amazing farm to cup story: Cameron’s invests and protects farming communities by minimizing water and energy waste for the earth. Learn more here.
Cameron’s has created single serves with filters instead of plastic cups. They’re called Better Brew Eco Coffee Pods and they are awesome. Just think: What if you could have the same convenience of a K-Cup®, and you had a better tasting coffee that used renewable plant based materials? Cameron’s has introduced single serves that work in your Keurig® and use compostable materials.
Cameron’s is affordable, and still high-quality. Cameron’s only roasts and packages coffee for people to buy at their local store and bring home to enjoy. Most other coffee companies have coffee shops, but Cameron’s makes coffee for you to enjoy every morning at home.
Anyway, these waffles are made in the blender with simple ingredients like mashed sweet potato for fiber and vitamin A, cottage cheese for protein, and oats for complex carbs. Bonus points: there’s nearly 20g of protein per waffle, so they’re bound to keep you full until lunchtime. Top with a drizzle of peanut butter for the best post workout breakfast ever.
So guys, what are you waiting for? Coffee & waffles are on the menu. xo!
Oh, and happy love day to all of you.
Maple Cinnamon Sweet Potato Protein Waffles
- 1/2 cup mashed cooked sweet potato (from about 1 sweet potato)
- 1/2 cup low fat cottage cheese
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats (gluten free, if desired)
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
Preheat waffle iron. Place all ingredients in a high powered blender and blend until batter is smooth. Batter will be somewhat thick. Spray waffle iron with nonstick cooking spray and cook according to waffle iron directions (about 3-4 minutes). Makes 2 large waffles.
Top with greek yogurt, nut butter & maple syrup, if desired. Enjoy with a cup of coffee.
This post is in partnership with Cameron’s Coffee, a brand I trust. Thanks for supporting AK and the brands that help make this site possible!