You can add this supplement to an existing protein powder regimen (if that is something that you already have in your routine), because the aminos and tart cherry in the Isopure® Aminos are meant to help alleviate soreness and rebuild muscles during your recovery (SIGN ME UP, especially with this fall's racing schedule!).
The standard application for this supplement is to add a single scoop to 10-12 ounces of water in a blender bottle, shake and drink. That is all well and fine (and what I am doing with 95% of the container I have), but I thought it might be fun to play around with the supplement and create something outside of the norm. I decided to make a variation of a recipe that I have made in the past.
RASPBERRY ISOPURE® AMINO MUFFINS
**WARNING: I am NOT a food blogger, just a blogger who likes food, so with that being said, my pictures aren't professional, but at least it will give you an idea of the ingredients and process.**
½ cup margarine or butter (at room temp)
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
2 cups all-purpose flour
½ cup milk
2 ½ cups fresh raspberries
2 scoops of Isopure® Aminos
Heat over to 375°.
Grease 18 regular-size muffin cups (or 12 large size muffins).
In bowl, mix butter until creamy.
Add sugar and beat until pale and fluffy.
Add one egg at a time, beating after each.
Beat in vanilla, baking powder, salt and Isopure® Aminos.
Fold in half of the flour and then half of the milk; repeat.
Fold in raspberries.
Spoon into muffin cups.
Bake 17 to 20 minutes (should still be springy to touch).
**Just a couple notes: I used Silk Unsweetened Almond Milk and the Cranberry Grape flavored Isopure® Aminos. I know that with baking you should follow the directions TO THE T or you risk disaster, but food is all about working with your tastes, dietary restrictions and what you have in the cupboard. Feel free to experiment and make your food YOUR OWN! If you wanna make them blueberry muffins, add oats, make some sort of topping - GO FOT IT!**
We really liked the taste of the muffins (they are actually all gone and I made them on Sunday ;) ). You could definitely taste the cranberry grape flavor, yet it wasn't too overpowering. Now, obviously, these aren't going to be recovery muffins in the sense that you are getting the same amount of the supplement as you would in a drink (unless you plan on eating half of the batch at a time), but I still appreciate getting some of the benefits and using the Isopure® Aminos in a new way.
Have you ever added a supplement into a recipe before?