Thursday, 1 May 2014
Living a No Sugar No Grain lifestyle since the summer of last year, I have had the chance to experiment with different ingredients to fuel my running.
These little gems are simple and easy to prepare and can be kept refrigerated until race day.
Just a few teaspoons of this special blend during a long event or training run, will not only keep you energised and satisfied. it will tap into your fat burning mode and prevent any sugar crash or the need to keep fueling so often.
I always use fats to fuel my running to start with, then add small amounts of carbohydrates and fruit sugar in the later stages.
Keep in a cool bag with your crew or supplies is ideal, but not essential. Small containers can easily be carried in your back pack with a spoon!
25g (heaped tsp) Grass fed butter (Kerrygold or Yeo Valley)
25g (heaped tsp) Virgin coconut oil
30g (2xtsp) Chia seeds
Half tsp Himalayan sea salt or similar
Half tsp Raw Cacao chocolate
Half tsp Maca powder
30g (2xtsp) Pine nuts
25g (heaped tsp) Chopped nuts
1xtsp Creamed coconut
1xtsp Dessicated coconut
25g (heaped tsp) Tahini
1xtsp MCT oil
This made one 7cm x 7cm container so I repeated the above recipe two more times to make three in total.
Butter can be removed for plant powered and paleo runners. Just add more coconut oil in place.
Add the coconut oil, salt and butter to a small container, heat for 20 seconds in the microwave or over a just boiled kettle to melt.
Organic Virgin Coconut oil
Grass fed butter
Add the chia seeds, maca and raw cacao powder to the mix.
Melted coconut oil and butter with powder added
Add the coconut cream, Dessicated coconut and MCT oil.
Tahini-sea same paste
Add chopped nuts to the blend
Add the Tahini and nuts.
Leave to set then pop in the fridge
If you have not tried many of these ingredients already, it is best to experiment in small amounts with training first, to see how your body feels.
In most cases runners experience staying in fifth gear and feeling very good throughout, but please, like any new nutrition regime, try in smaller amounts to see how your body responds.
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