Post run recovery porridge

When you finish a run, especially something long, it’s vital you refuel your body so it can recover and get stronger for your next training session. When I finish a run (anywhere between 4-10km) I’m usually hungry but not feeling a large meal. It’s important to replenish carbs and also try incorporate some healthy fats and of course protein. As I tend to do my casual runs (as opposed to track sessions) in the morning, I make my recovery meal into a sort of second breakfast.

This was how my savoury recovery porridge was born.

Avocado, poached egg, and chilli flakes for a fiery bite…

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Ingredients:

  • 4 tbsp oats
  • 150ml almond milk
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 egg
  • salt + pepper to taste
  • chilli flakes

What to do:

  1. Boil some water and crack the egg into a poaching pod so it can begin to cook. I like to keep the yolk slightly runny so it can mix with the oats.
  2. Whilst the egg cooks prepare the oatmeal, adding a little salt to the oats and almond milk mixture.
  3. Place the oatmeal in a bowl, top with sliced avocado and the poached egg.
  4. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and chilli flakes.

Notes: Stirring in peanut butter to the oatmeal before adding the toppings is totally delicious and adds more protein (useful if you’re vegan and omitting the egg)

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