Every athlete I know has wanted someone to say, "These are the exact meals you need to fuel your workouts, to meet your protein needs, to keep you lean and make you strong." If you have Googled something along the lines of "Recipes to make me a fast hotty with muscles" - then I am talking to you.
Or if you have found yourself digging through Pinterest and Instagram and your go-to blogs to find recipes full of weird, expensive, impossible-to-find ingredients that take too long to make. And they NEVER turn out like the photos. Ever.
Thanks to runner superstar, Shalane Flanagan and chef, Elyse Kopecky - the dietary guessing game is over. New York Times bestseller, Run Fast. Eat Slow. is a comprehensive, no-gimmicks, no-trends cookbook that will have recipes designed to give you clean energy. I don't know about you guys, but I trust whatever Shalane is eating.
One of my favorite parts about the book (aside from the pretty photos) is that it will tell you what each recipe is good for: speed days, long runs, quick energy boosting snacks, etc. There are also many gluten-free and vegetarian options for those of you with specialized diets.
Let's be clear: the recipes require cooking. This is not a ten-minute-meals guide. But because many of the ingredients are plant-based or raw, these recipes don't take forever and they will be worth the small investment of time. I mean, check out these Mango Salsa Fish Tacos!
Even if you're just looking to clean up your diet, Run Fast. Eat Slow. is a good start. You'll reap the energizing benefits of whole, clean nourishment in your day-to-day life, too.
You can read more about Run Fast. Eat Slow. here!