When I read Born to Run back in 2009 I wanted to pack up my stuff and move to the Mexican dessert to be just like the Tarahumara. I fell in love with the culture, food, running philosophy – all of it.
The book speculated that the Tarahumara are the best runners who ever lived and I believe it. The book was a huge reason for the barefoot running movement becoming mainstream.
It also talked about chia seeds since the Tarhuamara eat them in a special drink when they’re running super long distances.
It’s no coincidence that my first ultramarathon was the Born to Run 50k!
Well, I am no barefoot super runner – but I can throw back chia seeds with the best of them. And you can too – here is a super easy
Chia See Granola Bar Recipe
No Bake. Gluten Free. InsertDietTrend. Delicious.
1 cup oats
1 cup rice cereal
1/2 tsp salt
2 Tb. chia seeds
1/2 cup cranberries
1/4 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup PB
1/2 cup agave (or honey / maple syrup)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Combine wet & dry ingredients. Add cranberries and chocolate chips. Mix through.
Press into an 8×8 glass pan lined with wax paper. Refrigerate for a minimum of 1 hour, but longer is better (TWSS).
Cut into bars. Eat. Then, you too can run for days at a time through the deserts of Mexico!**
**Statements not approved by the FDA.
Store bars in the refrigerator.
Question: Have you tried chia seeds?
The link to Born to Run is an affiliate link.
Run SMART Goals
Fill out this form to get the SMART Running Goals worksheet to your inbox!