The Runner’s Culinary Bucket-List RECIPE Herb and Greens Pesto
If your body is a streamlined temple, you’ll want to fuel it with the best nourishment. But that doesn’t mean you have to live on grilled chicken breasts, veg and brown rice alone. Layering f lavour with herbs and spices, or adding variety to your daily dining game doesn’t have to be a calorie-busting, all-ornot hing proposition. Here are three easy, delicious go-to dishes that you can incorporate into your cooking routine – how and when you like.
Make your mornings smoother wit h a f l avour f ul , nut r ientdense smoothie bowl. Entirely customizable, these tasty takes on breakfast can be made the night before so you can get out the door in record time. Try making them with the nut milk of your choice, then add hemp, f lax or chia seeds if you want to up your fibre. Add the nuts and fruit you like and go for green if you want a big nutrient boost.
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Need a snack to tide you over? Something that’s not too sweet, is packed with nutrients and almost downright virtuous? Try a blender muffin. Think of these as the 2.0 version of a one-bowl batter, made entirely in a blender. You can find versions that are gluten-free, vegan, paleo or just about anything else your diet and heart desires. One of my favourites is a morning glory blender muffin made with parsnips instead of carrots. It uses raw honey in lieu of refined sugar, and coconut oil replaces butter. Rolled oats comprise the “f lour” of these moist mouthfuls, along with warming cinnamon, coconut f lakes, pineapple pieces and sunf lower seeds. Find this recipe and more at runningmagazine.ca
Everyone should have a fabulous recipe that’s easy enough for every day meals, but special enough to serve to dinner guests, too. This herb and greens-packed pesto is just the ticket. Serve over your favourite noodles or zucchini zoodles, with a crisp, green salad and a good glass of white wine when company’s coming. If you’d like an extra dose of protein, try grilling shrimp, lightly marinated in lemon and orange juices, with cayenne pepper for some heat. Or simply serve the pesto over your favourite protein – chicken or fish work particularly well. It’s a win-win.