3 Plant-Based Pre-Race Meals for Runners

Here are some pre-race meals for you to try:

Blueberry Hemp Smoothie

  • 2 cups water
  • ? cup blueberries
  • 2 large Medjool dates
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon hemp hearts
  • 1 tablespoon sprouted buckwheat
  • 1 handful spinach
  • Lemon and lime juice

1. Blend all ingredients in a high-powered blender and enjoy.

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Banana Coconut Smoothie

  • 1 young coconut, meat and water
  • 2-3 bananas
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 2 handfuls spinach

1. Blend all ingredients in a high-powered blender and enjoy.

Raw Energy Bars

  • ? cup raw almonds
  • ? cup shredded coconut
  • ? cup dates
  • ? cup dried apricots

1. Finely grind almonds and coconut in a food processor and place in a bowl.

2. Process dates and apricots until they form small clumps.

3. Add nuts back into the food processor and process everything together until the mixture holds well.

4. It the mixture is too moist, add a few more nuts. If too dry, add more dates.

5. Form into bars using parchment or wax paper.

These bars will keep well for a couple weeks in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.

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About the Author

Rebecca Siekmann

Rebecca Siekmann is a board-certified holistic health practitioner and freelance writer residing in Fort Worth, Texas. After clearing up her own obesity-related medical problems with a clean, plant-strong diet, Rebecca is now fit, healthy and passionate about helping others reach their weight-loss and wellness goals. Learn more at www.BrighterHorizonsHealth.com.

Rebecca Siekmann is a board-certified holistic health practitioner and freelance writer residing in Fort Worth, Texas. After clearing up her own obesity-related medical problems with a clean, plant-strong diet, Rebecca is now fit, healthy and passionate about helping others reach their weight-loss and wellness goals. Learn more at www.BrighterHorizonsHealth.com.

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