I go for a run most mornings now. This isn’t something I was doing before the current crisis, but with my local gym being closed, this is my only option. I’ve started to really enjoy it though now as it’s easy to see progression. With your time and distance being the only real factors to think about. I always have a post workout meal
Whilst I’m no fitness expert, I have used personal trainers in the past, have always maintained a relatively good level of fitness, but most of all, I’ve always researched into health & wellbeing. It’s probably my favourite reading topic, probably because your diet is included!
One thing I do know about exercising is that it’s important to maintain a balanced diet between training and rest. To achieve the best results that is.
They say you should always eat as soon as you can after exercising to refuel your muscles correctly, but let’s be honest if you’ve just knocked out a 10k run and your exhausted, the last thing you want to do is eat straight away.
It’s important to get a good balance of protein and carbs after exercise, but it doesn’t mean you have to start cooking up chicken and rice. I couldn’t think of anything worse after a run, but a good healthy granola, yoghurt and fruit bowl is my sort of post workout meal.
In this recipe, which takes about 2 or 3 minutes to make, there is a good source of protein from the yoghurt, seeds and granola. Whilst getting a healthy portion of carbs and sugars from the berries, granola and banana.
Try it and tell me what you think!
All my fruit and veg is purchased from Chase Farm Shop
Post workout meal ingredients:
- Yoghurt – 2 Tbsp
- Raspberry conserve – 1 Tbsp (or honey)
- Handful of frozen summer berries
- Ripe banana
- Handful of mixed seeds and mixed dried fruits (I used pumpkin and sunflower seeds)
- Handful of granola of your choice. (I used Aldi specially selected berry granola)
1 – Wash frozen berries. I do this to remove any bits of excess ice, and it does soften them slightly.
2 – Place a big dollop of yoghurt in the centre of a large bowl.
3 – Slice banana, and place around the yoghurt, with the remainder of ingredients. I add a little conserve to add to the sweetness, or a drizzle of honey sometimes but it’s not essential.
If you liked this, you’ll love my Very Berry Breakfast Bowl
Thanks for reading. Stay safe everyone!