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Paleo Perfection: 5 Paleo Post-Run Recipes for Optimal Recovery

Introduction:

Runners

The rhythm of your feet hitting the pavement, the wind in your hair, the feeling of

accomplishment as you end your route—there's nothing quite like the joy of a good run. Yet, the journey doesn't end there. Post-run fueling is a crucial step to replenish energy stores, repair muscles, and support overall recovery. In this blog post, we'll explore paleo-friendly options to ensure your post-run fueling aligns with your ancestral roots while optimizing recovery.


Sweet Potato Hash

How to Make It:

  • Dice sweet potatoes and sauté in olive oil until tender.

  • Add onions, bell peppers, and any other favorite veggies.

  • Crack eggs over the hash, cover, and cook until the eggs are done to your liking.

Why It's Paleo-Friendly:

  • Sweet potatoes provide complex carbohydrates.

Eggs offer high-quality protein and essential nutrients.

2. Berry and Coconut Smoothie

How to Make It:

  • Blend mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries) with coconut milk.

  • Add a scoop of paleo-friendly protein powder or collagen peptides.

  • Optional: Include a handful of spinach for added nutrients.

Why It's Paleo-Friendly:

  • Berries offer antioxidants and natural sweetness.

  • Coconut milk adds healthy fats and a creamy texture.

3. Almond Butter Banana Bites

How to Make It:

  • Slice bananas into rounds.

  • Spread almond butter on each banana slice.

  • Top with a sprinkle of paleo-friendly nuts or seeds.

Why It's Paleo-Friendly:

  • Bananas provide quick-digesting carbohydrates.

  • Almond butter offers protein and healthy fats.

Chicken Salad

How to Make It:

  • Grill chicken breast seasoned with paleo-friendly herbs and spices.

  • Toss grilled chicken with fresh greens, cherry tomatoes, and cucumber.

  • Top with grapes and drizzle with olive oil.

Why It's Paleo-Friendly:

  • Lean protein from chicken supports muscle recovery.

  • The grapes, cucumbers and cherry tomatoes provide sustained energy.

5. Salmon and Roasted Vegetables

How to Make It:

  • Roast a variety of vegetables (such as Brussels sprouts, carrots, and zucchini) in olive oil.

  • Grill or bake salmon fillets seasoned with paleo-friendly herbs.

  • Serve the salmon over the roasted vegetables.

Why It's Paleo-Friendly:

  • Salmon provides omega-3 fatty acids for anti-inflammatory benefits.

  • Roasted vegetables offer fiber and essential nutrients.


Runner

Conclusion: Nourish the Paleo Way Post-Run

Post-run fueling is your opportunity to nourish your body with wholesome, paleo-friendly foods that support recovery and vitality. By embracing nutrient-dense options like sweet potatoes, eggs, chicken, berries, and salmon, you not only honor your paleolithic roots but also provide your body with the essential building blocks for optimal recovery. Let each post-run meal be a celebration of your commitment to both health and heritage.

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