Category: EAT

Sweet recovery treats for runners

You know that moment when your training – running or triathlon -tips you over the edge from, ‘Ohh, I’m smashing it, I feel so fit and healthy,’ to ‘Ohh, I’m still smashing it but, eek, I keep eating cake ALL the time!’? Yep, that time! Suddenly your running tights feel, well, even tighter despite all the running. More importantly though, overeating all that sugar plays havocs with your hormones AND it contributes to the inflammation that your muscles are already suffering from the training which means you don’t recover as well. (We keep our eye on that for you too

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Vegan Curry

This delicious curry is SUPER quick to make and it’s also raw! Which means it’s perfect for these hot running conditions, while also being really tasty… Ingredients 2 avocados, 2 lemons, juiced, 2 tbsp sesame oil, 2 tbsp curry powder, 4 carrots, 1 apple, 3oz green beans, 1 red onion, 2 stalks celery, 1 red pepper, 2oz pine nuts, 1oz raisins. Method Blend avocado, lemon, sesame oil and curry to a cream in a food processor. Meanwhile, grate carrot and apple, fine slice green beans, onion, celery and red pepper. Add remaining ingredients, stir and serve.

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GRTW Recipes for Foodie Runners: Blackeyed Bean and Peanut Burgers

If you want a healthy burger that will nourish your body, then try these. They’re homemade but they take 20 minutes tops if you use a food processor…less than the time it took my partner to cook his beef burger… One tin of black eyed beans, fresh bird’s eye chilli finely chopped, one whit onion, red pepper, peanuts, salt and pepper and peanuts and cooked quinoa. Whizz in a food processor, then add a tin of sweetcorn. Taste and adjust to your liking. Then ad some olive oil, make into patties and coat in cornmeal (uncooked) and brown in a

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Spiced Almond Dessert Salad

A delicious post-run sweet snack, packed with protein for muscular recovery – plus it’s good for your joints too   Ingredients olive oil spray 50g whole natural almonds 1 cloves fresh garlic, crushed 1/2 finely chopped red chilli 1 tsp sea salt 4 finely chopped tomatoes 1 tbs chopped coriander stem 1/4 cantaloupe melon 1 tbs blueberries 1 tbs fresh mint Method: 1. Toss the almonds in oil and cook over gentle heat for 4 mins, tossing them around regularly. Add the chilli, salt and garlic and cook for a further 2- 4 minutes or until the garlic turns into

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GRTW Recipes for Foodie Runners: Power Bombs

So, you hate gels or want to avoid them while training? Try our all natural energy balls Ingredients 1/2 cup almonds 15 medjool dates, pitted and roughly chopped 1/3 cup shredded unsweetened coconut (plus 1/4 cup for rolling) 1 tablespoon coconut oil 1 1/2 tablespoons cacao powder pinch of rock salt 1 tablespoon water if needed Method Put almonds into a food processor and pulse until it forms a flour (or you can use packet almond flour). Now add the remaining mixture and pulse until combined. If it seems dry, add a bit more coconut. Then spoon out the mixture

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GRTW Recipes for Foodie Runners: Ricotta Pancakes

We don’t know about you, but we often fantasise about what we’re going to enjoy eating during a long run. And so after we tried a version of these at Ott0lenghi one weekend, we had to give them a go ourselves. They’re delicious, and make for a perfect post run brunch at the weekend… Ingredients  1 cup ricotta cheese 1 cup plain flour* 1/2 tsp baking powder 1  tbsp caster sugar 3/4 cup of milk or non-diary substitute 2 large eggs, separated 2 tsp cinnamon Butter for cooking *for an added protein kick, replace the flour with almond flour although

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GRTW Recipes for Foodie Runners: Cumin Toasted Chickpea Salad

Thinking that carb loading means filling your plate with pasta, rice or potatoes is an old fashioned way of looking at nutrition. Keep it fresh, zingy and tasty so you fuel without flabbing out…   Ingredients 100g chickpeas 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 2 small cucumbers (280g) 2 large tomatoes (300g) 1 small red onion, peeled 240g radishes 1 red pepper, seeds and pith removed 20g coriander leaves and stems, roughly chopped 15g flat-leaf parsley, picked and roughly chopped 120ml olive oil Grated zest of 2 lemons, plus 50ml lemon juice 30ml vinegar 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 tsp sugar Salt and

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GRTW Recipes for Foodie Runners: Lemon Almond Raspberry Loaf

Make no mistake, this is calorific but if you’ve done a big run, what’s wrong with that? On the plus side, it’s largely made from ground almonds which packs a BIG punch in helping your muscles recover after exercise Ingredients Serves 8. 200g soft butter 200g golden caster sugar 3 large eggs 40g plain flour 140g ground almonds grated zest and juice of a lemon Line the loaf tin with greaseproof paper or baking parchment. Then cream together the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Then gently beat in the eggs one at a time, adding flour as you

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GRTW Recipes for Foodie Runners: Grilled peaches with mint, honey and roasted hazelnuts

The season is on the turn and with it comes lots of delicious fruit which can make for some great, quick healthy desserts… Ingredients Peach or nectarine, halved Small handful of hazelnuts Fresh mint Honey Squeeze of fresh orange and lime Method Add a teaspoon of honey to a saucepan with a tablespoon of water. Warm through to help dilute the honey (some of the water should burn off) then add the orange juice and lime. Taste and adjust if it’s not sweet enough. Reserve the liquid. Put the nuts on a roasting tray or a clean pan and toast

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GRTW Food for Foodie Runners: Spicy Cambodian Inspired Salad

  This recipe is inspired by the food that I ate while in Cambodia where I was writing about taking part in the Angkor Wat Half Marathon (watch out for our upcoming December 2019 trip) for Run ABC magazine. It’s packed with mint, chilli and all important fresh turmeric which is used in so much of Cambodian food and is particularly renowned for it’s anti-inflammatory properties helping you to recovery quickly – while enjoying LUSH food.   Ingredients (Serves two) Fresh turmeric root (available from most Asian supermarkets or health food stores) 1-2 Birds Eye red chillies Fresh mint and

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