MARATHON 101: TRAIN & RECOVER… WITH BOOZE!
The Wineglass Marathon is around the corner and we couldn’t help but use our expertise to create a wine infused training guide for all the wine enthusiasts in the marathon. Prepare to run your best race! We have delicious and in someway healthy recipes that will make your training days a bit easier and your post race recovery more memorable. For the love of runners who love wine, this is for you! Ready set scroll.
1. Port Protein Brownies
The best of both worlds in one bite. Chocolate protein and a splash, or more, of Taylor Port Wine.
¼ cup of port red wine or more if you want 😉
½ cup unsalted butter
4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1½ cups cane sugar or preferred sweetener
2 eggs, room temperature
¾ chocolate protein powder
¼ cup all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8″x8″ baking dish with parchment paper or oil. In a small saucepan over low heat, melt the butter. Once melted, add in chopped chocolate, stirring constantly until the chocolate is melted completely. In a standing mixer with a whisk attachment, add in brown sugar. Slowly pour melted chocolate mixture into brown sugar with the mixer running on medium speed. Add in eggs, one at a time, with the mixer still on. Beat for 30 seconds, until the color of the batter lightens just a bit. Turn the mixer to low and add in protein powder, flour, salt, vanilla extract, and wine, beating for an additional 30 seconds. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for roughly 40 mins, or until a knife inserted in the center of the brownies comes out mostly clean. (Source)
2. Dr. Frank’s – Old Vine Pino Noir
Unwind, guilt-free, with this antioxidant recovery treat. Sip during or after training weeks!
3.Protien Shake with MU Liquors
Any fitness guru can’t deny the gains from a great protein shake. Easily add this recipe to any training regimen you’re sticking with.
1-1/2 cups low-fat milk
2 scoops vanilla protein/ or protein powder of choice
1/2 MU Cream Liquor
4. Gem & Bolt Mezcal
The list wouldn’t be complete without tequila! Plenty research shows it aids in digestive health, helps you sleep, delivers a jolt of energy and doesn’t come with the friendly hangover. Here’s your secret weapon for race day, shh.. no one will know its not water. Or maybe, save it for the finish line. 😉
5. Blue Nun 24K Edition Sparkling
You’ll cross the finish line faster with this wine in mind.
Good luck to all the runners training for the upcoming Wineglass Marathon. May your race be as strong as your wine!
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