RECIPES FROM MERIDIAN FOODS TO GET YOU RACE READY
Good news racers! Meridian Foods, the UK’s leading producer of nut butters and our title sponsor for the 2016 Meridian Windsor Half Marathon and Nutritional Sponsor for the Boudavida Women’s 10k have provided us with a couple of quick, easy, food-fuelling ideas to give us a kick start!
Come and meet Meridian at the Boudavida Womens 10k on Saturday September 25th at 10.00am in Windsor Great Park
Nature’s Energy Bites
These little chunks of energy are a must-have for a pre or post-race snack. If you’re a preparation person, rustle these up the evening before in no time and pop them in the fridge overnight to chill before cutting.
Packed with pecan nuts, Meridian Peanut Butter and Date Syrup, along with ground almonds, apricots, raisins and a sprinkling of desiccated coconut as a finishing touch, these bitesize treats are so quick and easy to make and will guarantee you the get-up-and-go you’ll want to get you across that finish line.
Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Mini Breakfast Muffins
Created and inspired by Zanna Van Dijk, fitness blogger extraordinaire. Here Zanna explains why this is her breakfast of champions:
“These muffins are the perfect breakfast option for when you’re feeling like making a healthy but indulgent choice. With slow releasing carbohydrates and healthy fats, they provide a filling breakfast which you can easily take on the go! Serve warm or cold – my favourite way is to microwave a couple for 30 seconds and serve them with Greek yoghurts and berries.”
A combination of banana, Meridian Smooth Peanut Butter, oats, chocolate and maple syrup, Zanna has designed a snack sure to start the day right, or a great treat to enjoy after the race. These muffins cook for 12-15 minutes in the oven so plan ahead if you want these for your finish line feast.
Note: All of these recipes contain nuts