Today's scenario involves coming home after a rewarding yoga class. You had a light snack before class, but after a good workout, you're starving! Your stomach growls from the moment you step out of the studio to the instant you walk through your front door. You need to eat something heavy to replace the energy you just worked off, but you don't want to undo all the good work you just did. You need...a power breakfast!
Before I share the menu with you, let's dress for the occasion, shall we? Of course, you used this yoga class as an opportunity to make a statement about March Madness!
Onto the power breakfast!
- 2 1/2 c whole wheat flour
- 1 1/2 T baking powder
- 2 T agave nectar
- 1 t salt
- 1 stick (8 T) unsalted, at room temperature, divided into pats
- 1 c fat free half and half
- 2 c skim milk
- Another 1/4 c whole wheat flour
- 1 # Jimmy Dean Reduced Fat Pork Sausage
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 375. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, or spray with cooking spray.
- Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl.
- Cut in butter with a pastry cutter or by using your hands.
- Cut in the agave in the same fashion.
- Make a well in the center and add half and half. Stir with a large wooden spoon until dough forms a ball.
- Turn out dough over a lightly floured surface. Knead, then fold approximately 10-15 times.
- Roll dough out til it's about one-inch thick.
- Use a biscuit cutter to create biscuits about two inches in diameter. If you don't have a biscuit cutter, use the top of a mason jar or a sharp knife.
- Place on prepared pan. Bake for 12-15 minutes.
- While the biscuits are in the oven, prepare the sausage and gravy. Heat a large pan over medium-high heat.
- Add the sausage and crumble while browning.
- Once sausage is browned, add flour and stir well.
- Pour in milk and reduce heat to medium-low. Whisk occasionally as gravy cools and thickens.
- When the biscuits are done baking, slice open to create an open-faced biscuit. Add sausage and gravy.
- Serve with fresh fruit.
I love this dish after a good workout because it has a lot of protein, a lot of good carbs that you need to replace after exercising, and not too much fat compared to other biscuits and other proteins. What's your favorite post-workout indulgence?