Green Tea Smoothies – Ami Hassler
10 ice cube
2 bananas, chopped
2 cups of milk or vanilla soy milk
1 tablespoon of honey
3 tablespoon of matcha ( the powdered form of green tea - available at Whole Foods near the coffee bar. The brand is Rishi )
Throw it all in your blender
Michael Ring suggests freezing the banana and adding peanut butter – yum!!
Sesame Noodle Salad – Jennifer Bolstad
This one is a winner in my book because it incorporates all five of my favorite running-fuel-foods: peanut butter, pasta, peanut butter, peanut butter and peanut butter. So easy to make and it is delicious served hot or cold. And did I mention it has peanut butter in it?
16 oz linguine
2 cups frozen peas
1/4 cup toasted sesame seeds*
1/4 cup sesame oil
2 Tbsp Chili garlic sauce or other hot sauce**
3 Tbsp creamy natural peanut butter, plus a little more if you're a fanatic
2 Tbsp honey
1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce
2 Tbsp rice vinegar
Pinch minced ginger or ground ginger
3 scallions, thinly sliced
Cook the pasta to al dente, adding the peas in the last minute or two. Drain.
Whisk together everything else in a large bowl. Add the noodles and peas and toss thoroughly.
*Fairway and Sahadis sell untoasted sesame seeds in bulk, you can toast them on a cookie sheet in the oven at 325 for about 5 min
** I use the kind called "Tuong Ot Toi Vietnam" with a rooster on it a bright green lid. Asian spices aisle.