Um, What are you Drinking?

I finished Eat & Run by Scott Jurek.

Awesome book. Great story-telling, interesting (and tasty!) recipes. Great information. In all honesty, I probably would have finished it in a day or two, but my schedule hasn’t allowed for much down time…regardless, I enjoyed it…I’ll probably end up buying this book.

Am I going to immediately go vegan now that I’ve read it? No.

But I will be adding a lot of his recipes to my current rotation. Scott’s “Holy Moly Guacamole?!” Anytime, anywhere. I whipped up a batch the other night…Farmer Ben and I had devoured it by the next day!

After last night’s run, I made a little refresher Scott named the “Coco Rizzo Cooler.”

This drink is surprisingly light and not-too sweet with just a hint of coconut. The chia seeds add a fun texture. Scott recommends this for before, after or during a long run. I don’t know if I’d drink it during…but it is tasty for an after run treat. It’s got some really good stuff in it!

I had a serving this morning in place of my usual coffee pick-me-up.

The really good thing about this is that it’s great on it’s own…but I can see it being equally delicious with a variety of other ingredients (crushed ice and rum, maybe?)…experiment!

It’s not very pretty, but it’s fun!

Mason Jar Tupperware. It's a thing.

Mason Jar Tupperware. It’s a thing.

Anyway, I didn’t have the exact ingredients…so here’s my version:

Coco Rizzo Cooler

Adapted from Eat & Run

What you’ll need:

  • 1 cup plain cooked rice (I used jasmine)
  • *1 cup almond-coconut milk (I always get Blue Diamond’s Unsweetened Variety)
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 tbsp. agave nectar or  maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp. chia seeds

*The original recipe called for coconut milk… either way, be sure to read the label. Buy the milk, NOT the drink.

What to do:

  • Combine all ingredients except the chia seeds in a blender. Blend until completely smooth. (I had a few chunky bits because I overfilled my blender and had the beginnings of a  Coco Rizzo disaster…oops.)
  • Pour into a large container that has an airtight lid (I used two giant mason jars), add the chia seeds and give it a good shake.
  • Keep refrigerated. Serve chilled and  shake again before drinking.

Can be poured into a glass or bottle, if you are on the run. Makes 4-5 servings.

Enjoy!

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6 Comments on “Um, What are you Drinking?”

  1. Chelsea says:

    I’m obsessed with this book. The only reason I didn’t plow through it in 2 days is because it’s so good I didn’t want it to end. I told my boyfriend that I’m going to be his pacer when he runs his first ultra.

  2. roodonfood says:

    My favorite was the quinoa porridge recipe. We make that quite often. Nice alternative to oatmeal and more nutritious too boot.

  3. I absolutely love this book and love it when others do, too!


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