This week, the topic is: Running Fuel.
So what would someone who doesn’t cook much and whose post-run fuel is usually ice cream write about??
I am going to share what I use for energy before or during my runs:
It works for me so why switch? They don’t upset my stomach and they are easy to carry on a run.
My favorite flavors are:
- with caffeine – Salted Caramel, Caramel Macchiato, Chocolate Outrage
- without caffeine – Root Bear, Peanut Butter
Here are some new flavors that I haven’t tried:
2. Nature’s Bakery Fig Bars
They come in loads of flavors but I usually eat the plain fig or the blueberry.
They are made with 0g of trans fat, all natural, whole wheat, and are Non GMO, Kosher, and cholesterol-free. Some flavors are even gluten-free.
I love to eat them and they are a good source of potassium which is said to help prevent muscle cramping. Plus they come in their own wrapper. LOL.
4. Starbucks Chocolate Banana Smoothie
I am sure it must be heathier than a Latte or a Frappuccino, right? (This is obviously a pre or post run treat.)
It contains: A nourishing blend of mocha flavored sauce, a whole banana, milk, whey protein and fiber powder, and ice.
5. Larabar Bites
Are they healthy? Not sure but they do taste good. Here’s what their website says:
All 4 indulgent flavors are made from just 5-6 simple ingredients and are gluten free, non-GMO, vegan, and dairy free.
Happy Running! What do you eat for running fuel?