The Good Eggs Team’s Favorite Summer Produce for Post-Run Snacking
There’s a good reason to ramp up your outdoor runs during the summer — the mild weather, the longer daylight hours and yes, the amount of fresh produce at peak season. We could fight over Slack channels and emails about why that Masumoto peach is really the star of the season, or why heirloom tomatoes are clearly superior. But we all reach for the same few items for a post-run midsummer meal:
Peaches, nectarines, and the like are high in potassium — an essential for muscle development and recovery. Stone fruit in late summer tends to be freestone, which means the flesh easily peels back from the pit (and doesn’t make a big juicy mess when snacking on the go after a long race or run).
Blueberries are packed with vitamin C along with a slew of antioxidants. Blueberries are available year-round thanks to greenhouses, but summer berries are bigger, especially plump, and refreshingly sweet.
Leafy greens are high in iron and calcium. We eat them raw in salads and wraps, massaging them in a little olive oil and vinegar if they’re tough to break down the fibers for easier digestion. A simple green salad does so much to round out a summer meal.
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