Over the last several years I’ve suffered from hypoglycemic symptoms which have devastated my running but after closely monitoring my diet and staying consistent for a few months I’ve finally begun to get some relief. Today, I hit 8 miles – longest run in a while without crashing!
While dealing with this issue I’ve created some weird recipes through consultation with experts, researching my problem and monitoring what foods seem to help me stay stable throughout the day. Today, I’d like to share my secret breakfast concoction with any runner who deals with hypoglycemia. I’ve seen great results and attribute some of my recent success to this not so tasty but healthy treat:
- 2/3 cup of Quinoa flakes
- 1/3 cup of whole grain organic oatmeal
- 2 tablespoons of chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons of grape seed oil
- 1 tablespoon of cinnamon
- 1/4 cup of unsweetened almond or coconut milk
It’s a great balance of healthy fat, protein, carbohydrates and fiber. The cinnamon and chia seeds (highlighted here) on top of the high fiber intake are known to help stabilize blood sugar levels. And the high antioxidant content from the grape seed oil and the high protein in this ‘super cereal’ can help with muscle recovery.
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