Recover like a champ with these nutrient dense recipes for runners
Make these overnight oats to have for an instant no-fuss, filling breakfast in the morning.
Asides from being ready to go and saving you precious minutes for your morning PB, the overnight oats are full of heart healthy beta-glucan fibre and run friendly complex carbs.
Whilst the low sugar raspberry chia jam provides a concentrated source of inflammation-fighting omega-3 fatty acids, fibre and antioxidants.
Strawberry, Honey & Cream Cheese Bagels
This pre-workout snack combines carbs, protein and vitamins for an all-in-one super snack.
Why? Research suggests that strawberries can help with recovery by neutralising the actions of free radicals which build up during exercise. If you're lucky enough to be out on a sunny day, strawberries also contain chemicals that can help protect against sun exposure! Plus the amino acids found in honey help your body absorb bone-boosting calcium effectively, claim researchers from Purdue University.
Blueberry Quinoa Salad
Not only nutritious but delicious, this nutrient dense salad is great for rest and recovery.
Why? Improve bone strength thanks to the polyphenols found in blueberries, according to research published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. Peppers pack a powerful punch of vitamin C, which is crucial for repairing connective tissue and cartilage says performance nutritionist Drew Price. The addition of pumpkin seeds helps fight the ageing of cells that create collagen in your tendons and ligaments thanks to their high magnesium content, according to research in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences.
Eat, sleep, run, repeat...