Resident fitness and nutrition expert Robin Martinez, shares a recipe designed for the busy horse person in mind and talks about how important it is for equestrians to eat right so they can stay strong and focused while riding.
Don’t Grab That Ice Cream, Eat This Instead!
We all want something cold and refreshing to eat on a hot day, especially after a lesson or long day riding under the blazing sun. But don’t grab that sugary filled frozen treat! I’ve got something that tastes just as good as that ice cream bar, but is healthy and guilt free!
I recommend making a batch of these and putting them in the freezer at your barn. They are super to grab for a mid-day cool down snack. Just be careful, they are so nummy you might come back to find them all gone!
Benefits of Bananas
- Eat two bananas before a strenuous workout to pack an energy punch and sustain your blood sugar.
- Protect against muscle cramps during workouts by eating a banana.
- Eating a banana can lower the body temperature and cool you on a hot day.
2 large bananas cut in half or 4 small bananas
4 Popsicle sticks or similar
2-3 T creamy peanut butter
1-2 T Nutella (hazelnut cocoa spread)
Peel bananas and place Popsicle stick about halfway into the center of the banana.
Combine peanut butter and Nutella in a small bowl.
Spread PB/Nutella combination with a butter knife like you’re “painting” the banana.
Once coated, roll in crushed walnuts, almonds or granola.
Place on a wax paper lined baking sheet and put in the freezer for a minimum of three hours.