Ready for a day trail running in the mountains, or are you planning a long run for the weekend? In my humble opinion the key to a successful training and race day, is by ensuring you fuel well.
It is probably one of the most popular questions I get asked; "What do you eat?" and "How do you fuel?" Let's start at the beginning of the day. For me, one of my favourite 'go to' breakfasts is the aptly named 'Mont Blanc', (named by myself) a delicious and nutritious kick that will have you flying up the hills in no time.
1 Handful Granola 1/2 Banana
1 Handful Mixed nuts 2 Prunes
1 Handful Blueberries 1 Tsp Chia seeds & Ground Flax
1 Handful chopped Strawberries 1 Tsp Peanut Butter
1 Dst sp Greek Yogurt Porridge
Make your porridge, by adding an handful of oats, the chia and flax into a sauce pan. Pour in the pan either water, milk or a plant milk so it covers the dry ingredients and a little more. (The chia and flax will soak up a lot of liquid, so make sure you have submerged the oat mix).
Whilst the porridge cooks on a low heat. Add the mixed nuts, Blueberries, Strawberries, chopped 1/2 Banana and prunes into your breakfast bowl.
Spoon your porridge over the top. You can add a couple of table spoons or the whole lot depending on your training/race load that day.
To finish, add a tea spoon of your favourite peanut butter and a generous dollop of Greek yogurt on top.
I believe fueling effectively is a key ingredient to ensuring you are well equipped to perform at your best every time. Every body is individual so staying in tune with what works for you, how you react to different foods and, knowing when you are actually hungry or thirsty will help you make better choices when it comes to fueling your training.
Give this recipe a go and see if it works for you too. I LOVE breakfast and I look forward to it everyday, knowing I am set up for the day ahead. I hope you love this as much as me and find it perfect for a day scrambling around the mountains and trails!