Marathon 101: Train & Recover… with Booze!


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.

This wine is a vintage favorite, and is often paired with rich sweets. Well deserved on training days where your spirits need lifting.

INGREDIENTS

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!

Dr. Franks is from a local winery in upstate NY and is known for having one of the highest levels of resveratrol in their soil. This is transferred to the skin of the grapes that are planted in the soil. Resveratrol is a plant derived compound that has significant antioxidant properties that neutralizes free radicals in our bodies.

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.

We have the the many decadent MU flavors to choose from to amplify your muscle recovery, or pre workout protein shake. Creamy dreamy flavors include, Creamy Vanilla Latte, Creamy Chocolate Chai, Creamy Coco Cappuccino, and Creamy Espresso Macchiato.

INGREDIENTS

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. 😉

We chose Gem & Bolt Mezcal because it's uniquely distilled with damiana (a traditional mexican herb), organic agave, fresh mountain spring water, and is free of any additives. Does tequila get any healthier?

5. Blue Nun 24K Edition Sparkling

You’ll cross the finish line faster with this wine in mind.

The celebratory stage of training is often underplayed or non-existent. Make it count with Blue Nun 24K edition Bubbly Champagne. Filled with gold flakes and antioxidants for race recovery, while also detoxifying the skin. Who doesn't want a post race glow?

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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Destiny Haag-Rampersad is a plant obsessed, poetry lover, abstract art seeker, and dancer at heart. Travel and marketing photography is her new, creative outlet and she can’t get enough of it. Living in the Finger Lakes region has been perfect for her to explore and capture its true beauty.

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