Power breakfast recipes for runners
Wake up and smell the coffee.
Today we’re looking at power breakfast recipes for runners. That’s right, POWER
A good breakfast is so important for your whole day: skip it, and you’ll be likely to overeat on treats later. Eat the wrong thing, and you’ll be starving again an hour later.
I was never a breakfast eater until I hit my twenties, the idea of eating first thing when I got up used to make me feel ill. I’d force it down though, because I knew I’d be ravenous later if I didn’t. Now, I’m so used to having my breakfasts that I feel starving if I don’t eat straight away.
Breaking the fast
Think about it. Unless you work shifts or eat in your sleep, by the time you get up in the morning you won’t have eaten for 10-12 hours. So by having breakfast, you are literally breaking the fast. This helps your body change gears into the day.
What should I eat?
Breakfast should have some healthy carbs for energy, some protein to help you feel full, and some fruit or vegetable for balance.
Here are some typical examples from my house:
- 2 very grainy toast topped with peanut butter and banana
- bowl high fiber muesli with peaches and full fat unsweetened yoghurt
- 2 eggs on the grainy toast with spinach
- tomato and avocado on toast
What about the power breakfasts?
The two recipes I’m about to share with you are my all time favorite, nutritional powerhouse breakfasts. They’re simple to make, delicious to eat, and packed full of nutrition. I make them whenever I can.
We all love a hot breakfast, but often they’re laden with fatty sausage and bacon, and can leave you feeling heavy. My version is quite the opposite, and I’d eat it every day if I had the time to prepare it. It has all the elements you’d hope for: yummy eggs, lots of veggies, and a surprising use for your sandwich press!
- 4 eggs
- splash of milk
- olive oil spray
- 2 tomatoes, halved
- 2 med. potatoes (boiled the night before), sliced thinly
- 3 different greens, chopped (we’ve got asparagus, spinach, and courgette here)
- heat up your grill and (sandwich press if you have one)
- heat a medium size frypan over a medium heat, spray with oil
- add tomatoes and whichever veggies are suitable (e.g. zucchini) to a roasting dish, place under the grill (also add potatoes if you don’t have a sandwich press)
- put potato slices in the sandwich press, and press until golden chips are formed
- beat eggs and milk together, then pour into the heated pan. Stir gently with a wooden spoon to form yummy scrambled egg
- steam your other veggies until tender
Assemble everything on two plates, and serve! Yum!
This one is quick enough to make any time. I just love the amazing color the berries bring, and this recipe is so easy, you just need one cup of pretty much everything and you’re good to go.
- one cup oats
- one cup water
- one cup milk
- one cup frozen berries (I like raspberries)
- big dollop of your favorite yoghurt (I find an unsweetened vanilla one works well with the berries)
- add oats, water and milk to a large pot, and stir over a medium heat
- when the oats start to simmer, add the berries
- continue to stir until the berries have defrosted and the whole lot is piping hot
- divide into two bowls and stir through the yoghurt
So no more excuses…
For not eating breakfast! I’ve given you some simple weekday ideas, and some delicious power breakfast ideas for even the fussiest of breakfast haters.
So go away, try the recipes (you’re gonna love them) then come right back and tell me what you think.
And if you love these recipes, head over to www.weightlossbeginsnow.com : this is my weight loss site where I’ve got a whole lot more recipes you’ll love.
Your running buddy,
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