As if the last post wasn't enough of a cautionary tale about improper fueling...maybe this will be also...it's 5 days later, and my gut is still a jumble of snakes 'n ladders. Muscles are slowly bouncing back, and my head is a little clearer, but my gut is wrenching. This happened after last years Solstice race as well - I couldn't eat properly for a week due to, probably, dehydration. So, with that in mind, I vow to do better next time - 1 gm of CHO per kg body weight per hour better...or else...
In the meantime, soup is my best friend - healing, soothing, nourishing soup. Here are two of my favorites to boost the body back to health - nom nom...
First, a silky smooth energizing Sweet Potato Soup:
1Tb coconut oil
1/2 a diced onion
4 cloves of garlic, minced with
2" pc of fresh Ginger
Sweat the above to soften, then add:
2 cups chopped, peeled sweet potato
Sea salt and fresh pepper
1/4 tsp dried ginger
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1 Tb raw honey
2 cups homemade chicken stock
1 cup coconut milk (full fat plz!)
Simmer all until potatoes are tender - purée in a blender until silky - correct seasoning and Nosh On...
Next, a really healing Chicken in a Pot Soup...so good, so easy - the broth can be used to make the sweet potato soup also :)
In a large stock pot, place 1 organic chicken ( rinse out first). Cover with pure water. Add 2 leeks - chopped white an light green parts - 2 carrots diced - 2 celery sliced - 4 garlic cloves - 2" fresh Ginger sliced.
Add 2 big bay leaves and a bunch if fresh thyme or tarragon - whatevah you have...
Simmer 1 Hr. Pull out chicken, cool a bit, then dissect and keep only the meat. Add it back to the pot with some diced sweet potato if you like, and simmer 15 mins. Season with sea salt and pepper and let yourself be soothed... Nourishment to the max. The left over bones can be used a second time to make stock also; just add fresh veggies...
Here's to your health!! :)