Running for chocolate peanut butter ice cream

By Skip

Today’s run was a recovery run.  I had no reason to go out and do anything but keep it slow and simple.  I have been working hard this week so I had nothing to prove, just to make sure I hit the trail and continue to get my body to accept this 6 day a week regiment.

Today’s run called for:

  • MS: Run 40 minutes @ Pace Zone 2 (Low Aerobic)

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I had to burn a few more calories off tonight as we went to PF Changs for dinner (I DID watch what I ate!) so I picked up the pace a little bit (for a recovery run, that is) and I went a little bit further than what was called for.  My knees were feeling it a little more than I expected by the end, for some reason.

On Ben Greenfield’s podcast the other day I heard this great alternative to a high calorie, high saturated fat treat to fill my sweet tooth.  I tried it tonight and it is was interesting….. I might want to try non-fat vanilla yogurt next time as it was a little sour.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream (replacement)

  • 1/2 container of plain, fat free yogurt (about 60 calories)
  • 1 TBSP of almond butter (60-70 calories)
  • 1/4 dark chocolate bar crumbled OR 1 TBSP Hershey’s Chocolate OR hot cocoa powder, depending on what type of consistency you want.

Combine these three ingredients and freeze for at least 20 minutes.

Also in that podcast, Ben listed a great website that will give you all kinds of nutrition data for foods that are out there… visit

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Filed in: Diet / Nutrition, Recipes, Running • Friday, November 12th, 2010

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