Coconut Kale Smoothie


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.



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