Saturday, June 4, 2016
14 Mile Post-run Fuel: The Hall's Chocolate Teff Pancakes
I made chocolate teff pancakes when I finished today's 14 mile run. The recipe is fast to put together so I didn't have to wait long until my belly was full of the good stuff. I topped mine with almond butter. Bananas would be good, too. Here's Sara and Ryan Hall's recipe for chocolate teff pancakes. I like to mix all of the dry ingredients together and store it until I'm ready to eat them. Then I add water, stir and cook. So easy!
Half the recipe makes 3 pancakes (see photo): 1/4 cup teff flour, 1/2 scoop chocolate protein powder, 1 1/2 Tb. cocoa powder, 1/2 tsp. baking powder, dash of salt and stevia to taste. Add water until it's the consistency of pancakes.
Teff flour is high in iron and fiber. I found it at the HEB grocery store (found in Texas) and when I went shopping, I even found a coupon at the store. You can also find teff flour at Amazon. Next, I'm making teff hot cereal (cook it like oats) and these mint teff refrigerator cookies!
I wasn't sure how much running I'd get to do this morning. Thunder storms were predicted and two of this week's workouts were shortened because of storms so I was focused on staying flexible. There was a gentle rain for the entire run, but no thunder or lightning and that was great. I ran as far as I wanted to today. Plus, I ran into a friend!
My Workouts this Week
Sunday: 8 mile easy run (saw a snake: see photo, but don't be fooled by the stick; deer, turtles, great blue herons, Cardinals), 15 min. strength training
Monday: 9 mile run (cut my long run short - sore ankle, probably no big deal)
Tuesday: 1 hr bike ride, PM: 15 min. strength training (ankle is fine!)
Wednesday: 6 mile progression run (saw opposum!), PM: 15 min. bike ride (stopped because of storm)
Thursday: 3 mile easy run (stopped because of storm)
Friday: 30 min. bike ride, PM: 15 min. strength training
Saturday: 14 mile run
Running miles: 40 (just like last week)
Time on the bike: 1 hr. 45 min.
Strength training days: 3