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?
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