In my experience , a successful run has a lot to do with the right food both before and after one's run. Before setting off I had half a banana and a glass of The Cyclist's electrolyte drink (he is probably going to wonder where they are disappearing to...) and when I came home I got tucked in right away to what I call "my perfect breakfast".
I love breakfast. In fact, it is absolutely my favourite meal of the day. Sometimes I have breakfast for lunch or supper. My kids find it very funny when they see me "having breakfast for supper". I think my breakfast is the perfect way to recover after a good bike ride or run and is also a great way to "carbo-load" the night before going out to exercise the next morning too.
My Perfect Breakfast:
1/2-1 cup oats (depending how much you want to carbo load)
1 Tsp - raisons/ chopped dates
1 Tsp coconut (optional)
1 handful (as big as you need) - mixed nuts/ almonds/ walnuts
1 portion seasonal fresh fruit chopped (e.g. half an apple, banana, strawberries etc)
A good shake of cinnamon
Fat free milk (approx. 1/4-1/2 cup)
Yogurt (approx. 2 Tsp) - I use vanilla but whatever you prefer
Put the first 6 ingredients in a bowl and pour over milk. Then spread over the yogurt and be sure to cover the fruit as it may brown otherwise. Leave in fridge for a few hours (overnight if you can) and enjoy after a good workout.
This breakfast is guaranteed to keep you full until lunchtime with no need for a mid morning snack.
|The Chef eating breakfast mid hike|
|The Perfect Take Away Breakfast|
Are you a breakfast person?
What do you like to have for breakfast?
Would you have breakfast for supper?