Favorite Recipes for Under-the-Weather Runners or Anyone!
Unfortunately, most of us don’t have super human immune systems so undoubtedly sickness will come around – and things must be remedied so here are a few recipes I LOVE from when I’m feeling sub-par, but continuing to stay active! #2 and 3 are taken from my favorite Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow
- Good Ole’ fashioned oatmeal w/ cinnamon – skip the pre-made ones that are high in sugar and spend some extra time with 1/2 cup of plain oats on the stove with a little salt and 1/3 tsp of cinnamon. Cut in apples, bananas, or blueberries if you want a little something extra.
- Smoothie Bowls because vitamins all day, erry-day:
- 1 cup of frozen berries
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cup baby spinach (or kale)
- 1/2 ripe avocado
- 3.3 unsweetened almond milk
- Juice of 1 lime
- 1/2 cup GF oats
- toppings of choice: dates, nuts, coconut flakes, *my go-tos are: chia seeds, honey, or pumpkin seeds
- Power Bowls:
- 1/3 cup brown rice w/ 1 cup salad greens as your base
- 1 cup Roasted cauliflower, zucchini and onions or other veggies of your choice!
- Add protein – my go-tos? black beans, fried egg or sautéed fish
- Add some salsa (they have a great Smokey Summer Salsa recipe) or the lemon-garlic dressing (2 tbsp olive oil, 1 tsp lemon, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, dash of salt and pepper)
- Chicken & veggie soup – on the slow cooker put in two chicken breasts, 1 can of chicken broth, 1 can of diced tomatoes and sit on low for about 3 hours. Then combine sliced carrots, onions, peppers, mushrooms, celery (or other veggies of choice) with salt, pepper, and garlic. Keep on low for another 2 hours. Voila!
Bowl theme – I know its all the rage these days, but the fact you can get so many different nutrients mixed together to create amazing flavors is just fun, and it’s something you can experiment on your own!
So, feel better, keep these recipes safe and let me know if you think there is anything I should add!