Chocolate Zoats for Runners
WHAT ARE ZOATS ANYWAY?
So continuing with the theme of sneaking veggies into everything in a way you would never know or taste (like the cauliflower ice cream from last week).. this weeks POST RUN MEAL idea was born out of a craving for chocolate, almond butter, bananas, oats and something sweet and satisfying! Shredded Zucchini + Oats = Zoats, and we are totally behind them, and we think you should be too!.
Zucchini is not normally that veggie that I particularly love raw, but in this case you cannot even taste it, and that is what I LOVE about this recipe!
LETS TALK NUT BUTTERS
One of the really exciting things that happened to us over the last week was our partnership with NuttZo!
This company makes nut+seed butter out of a yummy blend of 7 nuts and seeds and adds no crap to it!
When they sent us some products as ambassadors we got a try'in right away! We are really trying not to eat peanut butter.. its not even a nut! Sticking to nut+seed butter is so much healthier! This may be our favorite tasting nut+seed butter of all time
What we LOVE about it is the natural sweetness, creaminess yet still crunchy as hell because of the chia seeds! We also love the glass bottle it comes in, no plastic waste, and we love that there is no other ingredients.. and that the brand gives back to great causes! :) Hopefully you guys can find it near you!
CHECKOUT THEIR WEBSITE HERE
THE PERFECT COMBO FOR A PERFECT POST-PRE-RUN MEAL:
This bowl of chocolaty goodness has everything we need, from fiber, vegetables, micro-nutrients, carbs from oats and fruit, fatty acids and fat from nuts+seeds.. it's the real deal, and that is what we were going for.
we really want to make sure we are always eating well, even when we crave something sweet and that may seem like a "treat".. our GOAL in mind is always: how can we transform that "treat" into a complete meal that is actually extremely healthy!
So that is what we have here.. a perfect meal for us runners of all kind..... A way to eat more plants in every bite ....and a way to make it really yummy at the same time ..even kids love this one!!! Actually.. especially kids..
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1 1/4-ish, cups water
- bring this to a boil and cook for 3-5 minutes until desired softness, reduce to low heat
- then Add in the following
- 1 tbs cocoa powder
- 1 tbs chia seeds or ground flax seeds
- 2-3 sliced dates
- 1/2 shredded zucchini
- 1-2 bananas sliced
- 1 tbs maple syrup
- Stir this all together until well combined and remove from heat
- Pour into a serving bowl and
- ADD a few spoons of this epic Nuttzo Power Fuel butter to the top
- Maybe decorate with a sliced banana and some coconut flakes if you want to take a pic for instagram and impress everyone!