Inspired by Pimento’s recent series on Run Fast. Eat Slow, I finally cracked open Shalane Flanagan’s cookbook I received for Christmas. Flipping through it, I instantly liked how the book detailed how each recipe fueled Shalane’s running, whether it be a good pre-workout snack or a post-run recovery meal. It made me think of my go-to recipes for fueling my training.
Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, here’s one of my favorite recipes to share: Green Muffins. They can also be called Popeye, Hulk, or John Deere muffins, if that gets your kids to eat them! Mine love them, and the best part? It’s an easy way to get them, and you, to eat more spinach.
While kale currently tops the leafy green popularity chart, let’s not forget about good old spinach, one of the most nutrient-dense foods in existence. One cup contains far more than your daily requirements of vitamin K and vitamin A, almost all the manganese and folate your body needs, and almost 40 percent of your magnesium requirement! It’s low in calories and high in more than 20 nutrients including dietary fiber, calcium and protein.
How ever you work these into your running schedule, be it before or after, you can’t go wrong with these power packed muffins!