My Pre-Run Breakfast

 

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).

You need:

1 cup of large whole grain oatsovernightoatspbcocoa2

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.

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Top with 1/3 of a banana & enjoy. Each serving is about 250 to 300 calories.

Rachel

 

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