Tag: recipes for runners

ENDURANCE SNACKS; PARMESAN POLENTA STRIPS

Craving something savoury, salty and delicious? Give these simple and yummy polenta strips a try, the perfect antidote to all the sweet stuff! Bring water and salt to a boil in a large saucepan; pour polenta slowly into boiling water, whisking constantly until all polenta is stirred in and there are no lumps. (Add 1/2 bag of polenta and enough water so that it just covers it. If it gets too dry just add more water and some olive oil). Reduce heat to low and simmer, whisking often, while adding around 2tbsp of parmesan until polenta starts to thicken, about

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Delicious cherry smoothie for runners

Breakfast Cherry Smoothie for Runners

You often don’t feel like eating when you’ve finished a hard training session but that’s when you need to eat the most. Try this delicious smoothie for easy sipping to help your recovery Protein, slow and fast release sugars, and vitamins are all needed within a 30 minute window of finishing a hard training session if you want the best recovery. Try our delicious smoothie recipe for runners. Ingredients Nut or coconut milk (add additional depending how runny you prefer) Handful of oats Half a banana Fresh or frozen cherries or blueberries Spoonful of Greek yoghurt Whizz together 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: 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 Recipes for Foodie Runners: The Brunch

This is the perfect brunch on a lazy Saturday morning after Parkrun, or a fantastic carb-loading breakfast for a long run on Sunday… I’ve never been to Iran or the Middle East but I do love the flavours and tastes associated with that area, with pomegranate and mint, spices and delicious creamy cheeses. Some day, I’ d love to run in Iran and meet with the female runners who defied the ban to run the Tehran Marathon and ran their own. (read their story here). For now, I’ll have to be content with trying to imitate the flavours of their

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GRTW Recipes for Runners: Recovery Ice Cream

Apparently the weather next week is going to be warming up! Hurrah. So why not try your hand at these healthy recovery ice-creams and refreshing slushies, the perfect way to recover after a long summery run   Chocolate & Raspberry Ice Cream One scoop of chocolate protein powder 200-250ml Rude Health almond milk Handful of frozen raspberries, more if you wish Dash of water if needed Whizz in a food processor until fully combined and then pour into an ice cream or individual blancmange mould. Freeze overnight and serve.   Blueberry, apple & ginger OK, so it’s not an ice

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GRTW Recipes for Foodie Runners: Lemon & Turmeric rice

In celebration of Spring and the carpet of daffodils springing up, a delicious lemon and turmeric flavoured rice that you can serve with  meat, fish or a falafel …   Serves 4–6 400g basmati rice 3 tbsp vegetable or corn oil 1 tbsp mustard seeds 1 tbsp chana dhal (split yellow chickpeas) 20 fresh curry leaves (you can get these frozen from most Asian grocers) 2 tsp ground turmeric 1½ tsp salt Juice of 3 lemons Wash the rice in and then leave it to soak in more clean, cold water. Drain. (To be fair, it’s rare that I have time

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