Clean Eating Race Fuel and Snack Recipes

Race Fuel

Note: Try the following suggestions during training so you know what works best for your digestive system come race day.

*Honey packets
*Dates
*Dried apricots, mango, pineapple, kiwi, apples, pears and raisins with no added sugar, oils or preservatives
*GoGo Squeez Apple Apple
*Ella's Kitchen fruit smoothies

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The squeezable food packets listed above might not fit into your race-day shorts or gear, so: Buy some reusable squeeze bottles, such as Coghlan's Squeeze Tubes, and fill them with one of the following clean-eating race fuel suggestions, and tuck them in your race shorts or fuel belt.

*Nut butters without added sugar or oils (added salt can be good during a race, as salt is a valuable electrolyte athletes need)
*365 Fruit Spread (Whole Foods brand)
*Homemade fruit or fruit-and-nut purees (make sure to add enough water so the purees is thin enough to move through the reusable tubes)

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Quick Clean Eating Snack Recipes

Date Balls

Ingredients

2 cups raw almonds, pecans, walnuts or hazelnuts
2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
2 cups Medjool dates, pitted
2 tablespoons extra virgin coconut oil
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Place nuts, seeds and coconut in a large food processor fitted with the "S" blade, and process until crumbly. Add the dates, coconut oil, maple syrup, salt and vanilla extract and pulse until the batter comes together (it will be sticky).

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