Before my long run on Sunday (12.2 miles) I wanted to make sure I was properly fueled up, to avoid the burnout I felt towards the end of last week’s long run. I whipped up this smoothie from Run Fast. Eat Slow. in no time and even made a small batch of energy bites and snacked on a couple of those before heading out the door. And I felt great on this long run! No fatigue nearing the ‘finish line’ this time.
Coconut Kale Smoothie:
Put the following in a high speed blender:
1 cup coconut water, 1 cup ice, 4 leaves of kale (stems removed), 4 pitted dates, 1/2 cup whole milk yogurt, 1 Tablespoon almond butter.
When blended this makes about 2 or 3 servings.
Energy Bites: This recipe is of my own creation so the ingredient amounts are kind of loose!
In medium size mixing bowl, combine:
3/4 cup almond butter, 1/3 cup cocoa powder, 7 pitted dates chopped, 1/4 cup honey, 1 tablespoon chia seeds.
After mixing ingredients, form into small balls and roll in 1/3 cup of toasted pumpkin seeds (made by just heating the pumpkin seeds in a small pan on the stove until they are fragrant). Refrigerate in a container for at least 30 min.