Summer is right around the corner and with summer comes popsicles! This Runner’s Popsicle is the perfect popsicle for you to come home to after a hot summer run or as your pre-run fuel.
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This popsicle fueled me through an entire day last week. I had the popsicle then proceeded to run a speedy 4k, shoot a video, edited a video, went to a press event, then to a fitness event until 10PM. That’s right, this popsicle pretty much kept me going the entire day until I got my first meal of the day in at 10:30PM! Crazy right? (I also recommend you don’t try this LOL! I just didn’t get a chance to sit down and eat – please eat through out the day).
So what’s in this secret runner’s popsicle that got my butt through a jam packed day? Medjool Dates (and coconut water, peaches, and spinach).
This runner’s popsicle was pretty much tailored for a busy day. First, the medjool dates gave me the potassium I needed to help my body recover from the running. The coconut water contains easily digested carbohydrate in the form of sugar and electrolytes. The peaches provides me with my daily intake of fruit. And last but not least, the spinach is high in zinc, protein, fiber, vitamins A, C, E and K, thiamin, vitamin B6, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, and manganese so that pretty much covers everything. In short, this popsicle had my servings or fruit and veggie while providing me with what I need to recover after a hard run.
Prep this ahead of time and you can get up to 6 runs covered! I couldn’t imagine a more cool and delicious way to end off a hot summer run!
- 3 cups Coconut water, add more as needed
- 5 Natural Delights Organic Medjool Dates, pitted
- 1 cup Peaches, or your fruit of choice
- 2.5 cups Spinach
- Throw everything into the blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour into your popsicle container and freeze overnight.
Let’s chat! How do you recover after a hot summer run?
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