When it comes to Picky-fied treats, Rob Krar's wife Christina is masterful wizard that always has us drooling over her concoctions. From chocolate dipped bars with candied ginger to Boomdizzle tarts, she's always whipping up something creative and delicious.
She's back with a Chai and Catch Me savory-sweet recipe that's perfect for a long run recovery treat or a backyard BBQ. Give it a shot and let us know what you think!
I have a problem.
When I get home from a long run, especially if it was hot, my stomach feels off and even though I know I need a real meal sometimes all I want to do is drink a milkshake. Why not make a recovery smoothie you ask? It just doesn’t sound good, I can’t explain why... Some things just aren't rational.
Enter my new solution - the recovery pie. I am not a nutritionist and I know this doesn’t have all the optimal elements that one needs, but it IS something I will eat that checks a lot of boxes. Make this baby the night before a long run (you can half or even quarter the recipe) and voila - something cold, creamy, spicy, and just a little salty is waiting for your return. I ADORE the new Chai and Catch Me flavor and it makes the best crust for a frozen pie. Change this recipe up as much as you like - Skip infusing the maple syrup or omit the toasted nuts... Add greek yogurt or a scoop of your favorite protein powder to up the recovery benefits... Replace the maple syrup with any other sweetener you like... Whatever's going to make your taste buds and body happy after that long run!
Extra bonus - This pie is fancy enough to impress your friends with at a backyard BBQ this summer. Can your shake do that??