A lot of thought goes into nutrition when it comes to running. Especially what you will eat before the run.
I used to force down an energy bar and hit the road. Then I started looking at what was in these “energy” bars. Pure sugar, tons of preservatives and a bunch of crap I never even knew existed.
So I needed a change.
I started making overnight oats. Essentially you prepare the oats before bed and in the morning it has set and is ready to eat.
This is now my go-to when it comes to breakfast before the run. All natural, healthy ingredients that boost my energy, provide the carbs and taste great!
Here’s how you make them (recipe for 3 portions).
1 cup of large whole grain oats
2 tbsp natural peanut butter
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup water
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp honey or maple syrup
2 tbsp. plain Greek yogurt
1 tbsp. cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp psyllium husk (optional)
Combine all of these ingredients and pour into three containers. I like to make in bulk and have them ready to go in the mornings. I have the psyllium husk as optional since I only add it for extra fiber, if you don’t need extra fiber or if you are prone to stomach issues on the run you should skip it.
Top with 1/3 of a banana & enjoy. Each serving is about 250 to 300 calories.