Lately I’ve been very into figuring out the ideal fueling situation before I train. I’ve played around with fasted run and I figured out that I just feel (and perform) so much better if I eat something before my run. It also let’s my stomach get used to digesting food on the run.
Now obviously, I’m not pounding down a big ass meal before I head out the door. I love my chia oats for my long runs but I wanted something different to eat for my shorter runs. Something that I could wake up and munch while I’m drinking my coffee and warming up. I wanted something that was 1. bite sized 2. clean ingredients 3. easy to make. These fit the bill one hundred percent. These are a version of a cookie that I used to make that just was just a banana, oats, and chocolate chips. I switched the chocolate chips for cacao nibs and added some ingredients to make it more of a powerhouse.
one large mushy banana
one cup oats
1/2 cup peanut butter (I use unsalted crunchy peanut butter)
2 tablespoons cacao nibs
1/2 scoop Vega Vanilla Protein
2 teaspoons pumpkin spice
1 tablespoon maple syrup
2 tablespoons chia seeds
splash of almond milk
Combine everything in a bowl and mix thoroughly. Add more almond milk if the dough looks too dry. Form into bite sized balls and place on a baking tray. Bake at 375 for 12 minutes . The bottoms should be brown and the tops should be niiiiiiiiice and crispy.
I had two of these bad boys before my run this morning and they where delicious and kept me satiated through my run.
Hope everyone is enjoying the cooler running temperatures!
Let me know in the comments if you make this recipe.