A pre-run energy hit that'll send you out with a smile on your face.
The chef : Pastry chef and five-time marathoner Gesine Bullock-Prado recently completed her third cookbook Bake It Like You Mean It (£18.99, Stewart, Tabori & Chang) – and then signed up for a half marathon. ‘By the time I finish any baking book, my weight takes a hefty surge, and I’m ready to get back on track by training,’ she says. Active ingredients: With any fuel you take in close to your run, the key is keeping the fat and fibre down so your digestive system isn’t taxed as you run. Here you get a carb hit, and using cancer-fighting dates keeps the cookies moist without the need for butter or oil. Pre-run caffeine (from the coffee) boosts performance and lowers your perceived exertion, while ginger contains anti-inflammatory compounds. PER COOKIE: 66kcal, 14g carbs, 1g fibre, 1g protein, 0.5g fatIngredients (makes 30):
These cookies are delicious and more of a 'cakey' texture to them.
I sprinkled 70% dark chocolate on half of them as it's a great combination with ginger/spices.
Thanks for the great recipe, RW!
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