The Marathon Series: Post-Run Fuel

Wednesday 28 January 2015 by

Running, Marathon, Training, Fitness, Birds, London, HoBFitness

Welcome back to week eleven of my Marathon Series, as I blog my way to a marathon – from beginner to 26.2 miles. This week, we’re talking about the perfect post-run fuel.

There’s nothing more important to recovery than what you eat after a run. Although it might be tempting to chow down on a MacDonalds, it’s not the best thing for your body. After exercise, your body need to replenish everything it’s lost, in order to repair. So here are three perfect snacks to eat post-run…

Spiced almond and banana smoothie

This delicious and super-quick smoothie from The Intolerant Gourmet is gluten and dairy free, but is filled with goodness, including the good sugars from banana and protein from almond.

Scrambled eggs and spinach on toast

Eggs and spinach are full of protein that is essential for repairing muscles. Wholegrain toast is full of goodness too, so serve up a plate of scrambled eggs and wilted spinach on wholegrain toast and you’ll be fighting fight and full of energy in no time.

Grilled chicken, broccoli and brown rice

Another super-quick meal that is filled with all the right stuff to get you on the road to recovery. Grill a chicken breast, steam some broccoli and boil some rice. Add a squeeze of lemon or lime for a bit of a kick, but this is yummy and virtuous, so enjoy!

What do you have post-workout? Any magic foods that help recovery?

Don’t forget to let me know how you’re getting on, using the hashtag #HoBFitness. And check back in a couple of weeks when we’re talking about mixing up your training runs.

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