Good Fuel Recipes
It’s the London Marathon this coming weekend. Hands up how many of you know someone who is running it? Have you run it yourself?
This week, I’ve pulled together our bloggers’ suggestions of what might be useful as good fuel meals when you are coming up to a physical sporting event. Whether that’s a marathon, a 5km run, a charity football match or even a swim challenge, you need to make sure your body is fuelled for the big event.
So over to our foodies to see what they suggest for good fuelling for your big event.
Cathy from Planet Veggie kicks us off with her Strawberry and Coconut Energy Bars. Don’t they look like a delicious way to fuel your body?
Jagruti from J Cooking Odyssey has a fantastic little recipe for no-bake Coconut and Fox Nut Bars. These bars are high in protein so perfect for recovering muscles.
Fab Food 4 All’s Camilla has suggested a Matcha Green Tea Banana Smoothie. Perfect for fuelling the body and also for all the other healthy properties that come from Matcha and Green Tea.
Scandi Mummy Nadia shares a post for lots of yummy breakfast ideas using Skyr. Skyr is a high protein yoghurt from Iceland and is now much more readily available in the supermarkets. Why not take a look at Nadia’s suggestions?
Natalie from Hello Cuppies recommends her recipe for Healthy Granola Bars. With pecans, almonds, pumpkin seeds, cranberries and oats, they would definitely give you a hit of that much-needed energy.
Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy’s Clare says her super fuel idea is this Banana, Date and Walnut Loaf. She also says if you aren’t training for a marathon, it is perfect when you’ve got your feet up, with a cup of tea. Sounds good to me!
Emily from Recipe and Reviews has a healthier alternative to a Bakewell Tart. These are her Bakewell Tart Energy Bites and they are made from almond, coconut and dates.
What’s your go to recipe for a protein or energy hit either before or after training for a sporting event? I’m a big fan of a wholemeal grilled chicken salad sandwich. Great for the carbs and the protein! It’s also pretty quick and simple to make.