Nutritional facts / serving

  • 376 Kcal
  • Pro 16g
  • Carbs 45g
  • Fat 16g

How to make this recipe

Ingredients

Serves 2

80g of rolled oats
360ml semi-skimmed milk
1 tbsp. chia seeds
1 tbsp. almonds
1 banana sliced
2 tbsp. Greek yoghurt
50g fresh pitted cherries

The main fuels that the body uses to provide energy for middle distance running are carbohydrate and fats.

Porridge is an ideal source of slow release, low glycaemic index (GI) carbohydrates that will top up glycogen stores (carbohydrate storage in the muscle and liver) that become lowered overnight and provide fuel to help maintain performance during training.

Nuts and seeds provide healthy fats and Greek yoghurt is great a source of protein, calcium and vitamin D which supports muscle and bone health.

Benefits: Provides energy for training

Directions

Warm the oats and milk together (in a pan or microwave), stirring regularly, to make porridge.  Transfer to two bowls. 

In each one stir in the Greek yoghurt and then add the almonds, chia seed, cherries and sliced banana.

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