For the first few months of going Paleo, I was having a tough time figuring out what to eat to fuel my runs. Before going Paleo, I was running between 70-80 miles/week. I fueled my runs with a carb-tastic diet–tons and tons of bread. Between going Paleo and getting 900 jobs, my weekly miles have been reduced to around 50. However, I had been totally struggling to keep this up–fueling with eggs, chicken, and kale was just not cutting it.
Enter, the JOY of sweet potatoes!
Lately, I have been LOVING eating mashed sweet potatoes as my pre-run fuel–perfection!
I like to peel, slice, and boil the potatoes for 20 minutes.
I then like to add some coconut milk for a bit of fat:
I then like to add some cinnamon:
And, a bit of brown sugar may have also been added–hey, those muscles need some glucose, too!
In addition to sweet potatoes, I have also been enjoying some amazingly gluten-free peanut butter cookies, on occasion.
I have been playing with different recipes and I have found my favorite. These beauties taste like peanut butter shortbread cookies–glorious!
Here are the 4 ingredients:
The Most Perfect Peanut Butter Cookies in the Whole Wide World
1 cup sugar
1 cup peanut butter
1 tsp soda
1) Blend the sugar and peanut butter on medium speed for 2 minutes
2) Add egg and soda and blend 2 additional minutes
3)Form the dough into balls and roll in sugar and press down with a fork
4) Bake at 350 on greased cookie sheets for 10 minutes
5) Let the cookies cool on the sheet for a couple minutes and then enjoy every single morsel
What is your most favorite type of cookie?