I have a confession to make. I’m an addict. And unapologetically so. Don’t worry, though. I’m a #CleanAthlete. I’m just addicted to peanut butter. ;-) And, I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one! Why else would they have designated today National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day?!?!
As an endurance athlete, I used to struggle with properly fueling. I usually did ok with hydration, but my energy would wain as time wore on. My stomach always felt empty and I was turning hangry! I discovered my body just prefers solids versus liquid calories. That’s when peanut butter became my secret weapon. It is my go-to for protein and adding calories. I add a tablespoon smear of peanut butter to my bagel before I hit the road for a long ride or run. Peanut butter even keeps my tummy nice and comfortably full while on the bike! If you catch me on any ride longer than two hours and look in my bento box, you’ll find my Honey Stinger “sandwiches.” I’ve shared this recipe with lots of people and everyone that has tried it loves it! It’s a simple recipe, packs a punch in the calorie department and tastes might good!
Honey Stinger Sandwiches
- 2 chocolate flavored Honey Stinger waffles (they’re softer and easier to chew than other brands)
- 1 tablespoon of peanut butter
- A sprinkle of Base Electrolyte salt (tones down the sweetness with the added bonus of salt!)
One entire sandwich is approximately 420 calories. I cut them into quarters and eat two wedges per hour. This mixed with some calories from hydration and I’m set for a long ride!
Written by Siren Luminary Susan Oyler
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