Today I’m off to run the Nairn Half Marathon. 13 miles is a distance I’ve done a few times now but I always feel a little nervous about running in events beside real runners. I still feel like an impostor runner, for some reason. Why is that??? I mean I move at a pace considerably faster than a walk. I sweat. I pant. I even make my own recovery smoothies, for Goodness’ sake! So why don’t I feel like a proper ‘runner’?
I don’t know. What I do know is that this is my favourite post-run smoothie and I’ll be having one today.
(very rough amounts)
1 tblspn peanut butter
1 heaped tblspn rolled oats
1 tspn honey
- Whizz all ingredients together in a blender or with a hand-blender.
- That’s it.
Good luck. I’ve started jogging in the past few months. This would go down very well!
Perfect ! You’ve made an Elvis sandwich in a glass , and without the bacon which always seemed uneccesary . This should have you ready to run an extra marathon tomorrow !
I’m full of admiration and wish you a fun day’s running .
I am SURE you knocked ’em dead today. Woohoo! And, you ran 13 miles; that’s nothing to push off as any small dead. You rock!
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If I ever managed to run thirteen miles in one go I would have no problem telling anyone who would listen what an excellent runner I was. Good luck.
Hope you enjoyed the run! (and post run feeling!!!)- missing my running -not done much recently!eek
Honey, I think if you are running 13 miles at a whack, you are a proper runner! You are no imposter!! I love smoothies for breakfast. My usual is plain yogurt, orange juice, banana, blueberries or whatever I have on hand, and a Tbsp of ground flaxseed. I am going to have to try this one. I love peanut butter and banana sandwiches and your recipe would save me the bread calories! Hope you did well on your run!!
I forgot to add that I am on a cholesterol lowering diet (super boring!) for a while and I’m not a big fan of oatmeal. Your smoothie recipe is a great way to add it to my diet. I never thought of adding oatmeal to a smoothie. Thanks!!
That looks very good indeed. I might have to put some jogging trousers on and pretend that’s why I’m drinking it. But, to paraphrase Lawrence Block ‘I occasionally think that jogging might be good for me. I take 2 aspirin and lie down in a darkened room until the feeling passes’. So I can’t imagine what 13 miles feels like. Full of admiration for you tho and I’m sure you fit the criteria of a ‘real runner’ perfectly.
Good luck Wendy! Hope it went well. That smoothie must taste fab, you can’t go wrong with that combo of ingredients 🙂
This looks really great! I love nut butter and banana smoothies!
I have just discovered Your blog and the amazing recipe for this smoothie 🙂 I just want to ask what kind of peanut butter You add? Sweet or salty?
Margarita – I wasn’t aware there were two types until your comment! Have checked though and it’s the salty type. 🙂
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