I am a seasonal eater. Winter means soups and chilis to me, summer means salads and banana soft serve. And cherries, and melons, and bananas year round, but in the summer, those bananas are often being turned into banana soft serve.
It’s supposed to be favorites today, food is the first of the month, but my time has been kind of limited lately, but hey, these are favorites so I guess we’re good!
Greek yogurt + nut butter
Healthy chocolate mousse, anyone?
I like to mix greek yogurt with a tablespoon of Barney Butter Almond Butter Cocoa + Coconut (affiliate link). You’ve got some carbs, some protein, some healthy fat.
Banana soft serve + PB2
Another favorite, especially after a run. In this case you get the carbs and protein minus the fat — but you can totally do this with real nut butter too.
Freeze a ripe banana in chunks. Add Chocolate PB2 (affiliate link) — if you’re me, of course, feel free to use regular PB2 or any other brand of powdered nut butter or the real thing. Add a couple of tablespoons of your favorite milk (I like almond or cashew — cashew milk is a bit creamier; coconut milk is even better, but high in fat, although I think they’re healthy fats).
Use a magic bullet, ninja, or blender to make it into a creamy dessert.
I don’t often eat this as a snack; usually I eat it for breakfast topped with a banana and a little nut butter, like I did this morning. It makes a great dessert, too. And the chia seeds help to keep you full.
I’m still loving this recipe from the Summer Sweat Series.
Chocolate rice cake + nut butter
I have never been a huge fan of rice cakes, although there was a time I ate a lot of them. That is, of course, until I discovered chocolate topped rice cakes (affiliate link). And added a little nut butter.
I love these as a snack pre/post run!
Turkey stick + Hummus chips
I’m really not into Weight Watchers products, but I do love their hummus chips. I haven’t tried another brand yet, but they actually taste like potato chips to me, and I need that salt after summer runs sometimes. They’re good on their own after a short run.
I like to pair them with Vermont Honey Mustard Turkey Sticks (affiliate link) for a little more protein after longer runs. I’ve only tried the Honey Mustard and Pepperoni flavors so far, since I like a little spice, but not a lot.
Talk to me. Leave a comment or answer a question:
What’s your favorite summer snack?
What’s your favorite winter snack?
What post run treats get you through long runs?