Ignite Magazine | Spring 2021

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TASTES LIKE HOME

TASTES LIKE HOME BY SANJAY JINKA

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he Walking Whales Barbell Club is an interprofessional club on campus for individuals who are interested in weightlifting and powerlifting. However, we’re not just for experienced lifters. WWBC works hard to recruit anyone who is interested in working out, eating healthfully, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle in general. We even have a list of no-equipment home workouts that you can try if you don’t have access to a gym or time to go to one! No matter if you are a beginner or an experienced lifter, nutrition is very important, so I want to share a two-part meal that is perfect after a long workout.

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Part 1 is the recovery shake. Combine 1 cup of milk, half a cup of frozen strawberries, a whole banana and a scoop or two of protein powder. Blend until it’s ready to drink. This snack is full of protein and quick-digesting carbs, exactly what you need after a workout to promote muscle growth. Part 2 is the actual meal: Air-fried chicken shawarma. Air fryers are all the rage these days, so I want to share a simple recipe you can make in 15 minutes (plus some marinade time). I’m Indian, so I was raised on Asian flavors. Chicken Shawarma is a Mediterranean twist on some of these flavors, and my mom used to make it for an afternoon snack, so it definitely reminds me of home!

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Photo: Chris Smanto