When training for a race fueling your body correctly is just as important as physically training. You need to make sure you are getting in enough energy to make sure you reach your potential.
I am working with Nuba Health to bring you 6 recipes on the run up to The Great Manchester Run. Focusing on slow releasing carbs which are great sources of energy for long runs. Remember you know your body and goals so adjust the recipe to suit you if needed :)
First one of the series is Breakfast. One of the most important meals of the day to set you up and get that metabolism activated. Now I know some people who run in the morning prefer to do it fasted and there are pros and cons for that. However if you plan on doing a longer distance than your body is used to I would recommend having something to eat before hand Just remember to leave it an hour after before you run.
Power through your training with a healthy breakfast of Porridge (serves 1)
100g Rolled Porridge Oats
70ml Almond Milk
Combine the porridge oats and almond milk in a saucepan and stir. Over a high heat, bring to the
boil and then reduce to a simmer, stirring regularly for 2 minutes.
Serve with: Frozen Blueberries and a tsp of honey
Recipe credit: Nuba Health
A personal preference I would add 1/2 scoop protein powder/ 100g greek yogurt for added protein and 1/2 grated courgette for volume (you can't taste it I promise)
Nuba Health is a healthy lunch delivery service based in Manchester City Centre. Focusing on creating nutritious balanced meals of carbs, protein and fats. Having tasting some of the meals I can happily say they are good :) To find out more click here.