After a training session, there are two important nutrients an athlete needs to focus on: protein and carbohydrates. For an athlete with diabetes, fueling directly after exercise is even more critical as it may help to prevent dangerous lows in blood glucose levels (hypoglycemia). This wrap is packed full of protein to help build and repair muscle tissue post workout. In addition the slow digested carbohydrates from the Flatout Flatbread along with the quinoa help to replenish burnt up energy stores and promote healthy blood glucose levels. Athletes with diabetes should always consult their diabetes educator for specific post workout carbohydrate guidelines to prevent low blood glucose levels.
Lean Green Protein Machine
- 1 Flatout Flatbread
- 1 cup blanched broccoli or broccoli rabe, cut in small pieces
- 1 cup quinoa, cooked and cooled to room temperature
- 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
- Small handful of shelled edamame
- 1 tablespoon roasted sunflower seeds, shelled and salted
- 1/2 lemon, juiced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
Toss all ingredients together in a bowl until well incorporated, then spoon out onto the flatbread, beginning at the rounded end. Roll up, and cut in half.