June 21 2017
Author Matt Fitzgerald shares an oatmeal breakfast recipe from his book The Endurance Athlete that's popular with Scottish elite athletes
During exercise lasting over an hour, you need fuel that supplies sodium and quick-digesting carbohydrates. Studies have shown that antioxidants in ginger can help dampen muscle damage caused by exercise.
11/2 cups pitted dates, chopped
1 cup apricots, chopped
1/2 cup dark chocolate, finely chopped
1/2 cup granola
3 Tbsp. honey
2 tsp. finely chopped fresh ginger
Zest of 1 lemon
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
Place all of the ingredients in a food processor and blend until the mixture begins to stick together. Place mixture in a greased or parchment-lined baking pan (8 in. x 8 in.) and press down firmly into an even layer. Freeze for 1 hour, then slice into 9 bars.
Nutritional info: 192 calories, 3g protein, 4g fat (2g saturated), 38g carbs, 4g fiber, 135mg sodium