Sunday, April 22, 2018

Power up with Potatoes USA | Fitness Potato Recipe

YES, Potatoes can help you be fit too!
Don't we all love potatoes, or are we real-life potatoes? Haha. I mean, my sister tends to call herself a potato, and I think we can agree that there's just something about potatoes that we all love. Potatoes are cute, curvy and fun to play around with, especially when it comes to preparing various types of dishes. Being a fitness junkie, I'll be talking about US Potatoes in specific on how they have always been synonymous with nutritious diets and meals for many Malaysian households. Check out the different types of potatoes that the USA has to offer.

US Round Red
US Russet Potato
US Yukon Gold
US Purple Blue
Being present at the showcase of Potatoes USA, we had a moment to understand the goodness of U.S. Potatoes in a themed "POWER UP WITH US POTATOES" event at Sime Darby Convention Centre earlier this week to highlight the importance of potatoes in the diet of athletes. Who would have thought that Potatoes can help with performance? Did you know that potatoes provide the carbohydrate, potassium, and energy that you need to perform at your best? Well, after attending the showcase, I would have to say that im convinced that I need potatoes to be included in my diet.

Here's me with Henry after our morning workout with Potato Power. 
According to Nutrition Today, they suggested that carbohydrates are a primary macronutrient for sustaining and improving athletic performance. Potatoes contain 620 milligrams of potassium and with more potassium than a medium-sized banana, potatoes are perfect for aiding muscle, cardiovascular and nervous system function during long endurance events. There is no doubt that potatoes are used as a high-energy good carb for athletes and sporty individuals. 

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Potatoes USA is bringing this important potato fitness message to Malaysians, and during the showcase, we had sports/fitness coach Noel Chelliah from Daily Muscle Lighthouse & and triathlon gold medalist Kimberly Yap who were enlisted to headline a showcase of potato nutrition with an emphasis on the characteristics and nutrients essential for improved athletic performance. After their share of words, I never knew how potatoes are good for daily nutritional meals, weight management, and sports.

Potatoes are also good as pre-workout meals and post-workout meals too! 


Chicken Tomyam U.S Hash Brown
Chicken Tomyam U.S Hash Brown
- 6 US Hash Brown
- 1 pack of tom yam paste
- 2 chicken breast (poached)
- 2 tomatoes (diced)
- 2 kafir lime leaves (sliced)
- 2 coriander leaves (sliced)
- 1 lemongrass leaves (sliced)
- Salt/Pepper

Method of preparation
1. Poach chicken (cut, dice & put the chicken into simmering water seasoned with some salt and ginger)
2. Spread the Tom Yam paste on the hash brown
3. Air-fry the US hash brown at 100'C for 15 minutes till golden brown
4. In a bowl, mix chicken, tomatoes, kaffir lime leaves, coriander, lemongrass, salt & pepper
5. Season well
6. Place the chicken on top of hash brown
7.Garnish with coriander

US Potato Jackfruit Smoothie

US Potato Jackfruit Smoothie

- 2 US Russets
- 1 scoop Protein Powder
- 6 pieces of jackfruit
- 1 cup soy milk
- 2 tbs honey
-1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
-1/2 tsp chia seed
- 1 cup ice cube
- 1 daun pandan (garnish)
- 1 gula melaka (garnish)

Method of preparation
1. Peel potato, cut into cubes
2. Boil the potato until soft for 10 minutes
3. Blend all ingredients- Potato, jackfruit, protein powder, soy milk, honey, cinnamon, chia seed, and ice cube together until smooth
4. Garnish with daun pandan, chia seed, and drizzle gula melaka

ON-THE-GO US Potatoes

On-The-Go US Potatoes
- 10 US Russet Potatoes
- 2 tbs olive oil
- 1 nos chopped garlic
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp curry powder
-1 nos lemon zest
- 1 nos lime (cut wedges, garnishing)
- Salt and Pepper

Method of preparation
1. Put the potato in a bowl and toss with olive oil
2. In separate bowl, combine paprika, curry powder, lemon zest and ground almond and garlic
3. Mix all the ingredient well and coat the potato with the ingredient
4. Cook in air-fry 120c for 20-30 minutes (in small batches)
5. Garnish with lime wedge

Chef Naem, the handsome fit chef of the day
With three amazing recipes to keep in mind, be sure to try out these fit potato recipes. Do tell me which is your favorite recipe in the comment below, and im actually thinking of preparing these dishes for myself too! Shall I do a blog post on it as well, just to share with you a step by step guide on how to prepare a selected dish with images? Hehe. Y'know what, I'll surprise you! It honestly looks super easy and quick to make and being a fan of potatoes, im a huge fan to recreate these recipes.

So whats your potato power motivation?
The entire purpose of this blog post is to actually inform you that potatoes can be healthy too instead of fattening. We need to throw away that mindset and enjoy the benefits of potatoes while having a healthy fit lifestyle. YES, it is possible! Noah Chelliah and Kimberly Yap are living proof that potatoes play an important role in their diet every single day. So let's start getting creative with potatoes, instead of hating on it. You can get your US potatoes from selected supermarkets in Malaysia.

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