I am a die hard morning exerciser. For me, there is nothing better than starting out the day with some vigorous endurance aerobics which actually helps me perk up and stay alert during the day. As a dietitian in training I’ve been asked a few times what keeps me fueled in the morning.
I believe EVERYONE is different and we all respond to food in unique ways but this is my tried and true absolute FAVORITE go-to recipes for a non processed quick fuel in the morning.
Peanut Butter Date Balls:
1 cup Almonds
1 cup Dates (I’m pretttty liberal with what a cup means)
1/2 cup Peanut Butter (I like unsalted, unprocessed chunky style brands)
1 tsp vanilla
sprinkle of high quality flake salt
Combine all in a food processor until a dough- like consistency forms.
Roll into balls and place in a freezer safe container.
I tend to eat about 2 of these before an 8 mile run with no breakfast or 1 in the middle of a 15-20 mile run after already eaten a power breakfast like Toasted Whole-Wheat English Muffins Bananas and Honey before.
These are also great if you are a lover of large enjoyable slow “oh-my-god-its-lunch-already” type breakfasts because these balls stave off hunger and you can have a gorgeous post-run meal of Lime Zest, Coconut, Stone-fruit and Greek Yogurt with Chia Seeds and Maple Syrup!
Thats it… No joke. They will last basically forever and I usually yield about 20 small balls.
This recipe is adapted via: http://www.ahouseinthehills.com/ahouseinthehills/2013/1/14/raw-vegan-salted-peanut-butter-cookies.html