Beer Run

Did you see any leprechauns yesterday?

 I did.

I got my raceface on at the Shamrock Scramble 5k.

The weather was nice and mild, the sun was starting to shine, and visions of Irish beer danced in my head.

I will run for beer.

My goal was to run a sub 25 minute 3.1 miles and I felt great at the start of the race.

All my shoe tying work this week must have helped too, because I didn’t have to stop once to tie them.

I ended up finishing 5 seconds over my goal.

25:05.

Maybe I shouldn’t have stopped to do a jig in the second mile.

Despite missing my goal by mere seconds, it was a great race.

I took 1st place for my age group and 19th overall.

I’m attributing my success to the brownie batter dip I consumed pre-race.

You heard me.

BROWNIE BATTER DIP!

I tweaked the recipe for the folks who can’t find black cocoa powder.

It’s just as easy to make but requires chilling time thanks to the addition of melted chocolate.

BROWNIE BATTER DIP

1 (15 oz) can black beans drained and rinsed

1/3 cup maple syrup

1/4 cup chocolate chips, melted

2 tablespoons cocoa powder

1/8 teaspoon salt

After you have melted the chocolate chips, combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.

Transfer to a bowl and chill for at least two hours.

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I gave this brownie batter dip a run for it’s money.

Meet the competition.

           These two went head to head.

It was a tight race.

                   It’s sort of a choose your own adventure.

Do you want thick and rich brownie batter?

 Or do you want creamy, cake-like batter?

To make this batter, all you need to do is add 1/4 cup non-dairy milk to the original recipe.

CHOCOLATE

CAKE BATTER DIP

1 (15 oz.) can black beans, drained and rinsed

1/3 cup maple syrup

1/4 cup chocolate chips, melted

1/4 cup non-dairy milk

2 tablespoons cocoa powder

1/8 teaspoon salt.

After melting chocolate chips, combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.

The batter will be thin. Chill for at least two hours to allow to thicken.

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Serve with strawberries, banana chips, graham crackers, animal cookies, or biscoff cookies.

Or a spoon.

Do it.

Just eat it with a spoon.

It makes you run faster.

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3 thoughts on “Beer Run

  1. You are just too kind to your loyal readers with your recipe tweak-age…thank you (and good thing too, as I didn’t get any special dark cocoa when in the US last week)! The race looks like fun…I thought at St. Paddy’s day race would be fun too, but I couldn’t find one nearby.

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