I had a pleasant if slow run out this morning – 35 minutes at an average of 12:26.
I was out last night seeing friends and we sat up to watch the end of the Olympics opening ceremony which was also on in the restaurant where we were eating last night. A Spanish tapas bar in town called El Rincon that’s hugely popular, noisy, boisterous and always seems to be filled with people having a good time.
I had some amazing things to eat. Meatballs, steak cooked long and slow with peppers., chicken in a creamy paprika sauce.. lots of tasty potato dishes… and superb Spanish beer
So let’s just say I was a little blurry around the edges this morning.
When I got back from my run this morning I whipped up a breakfast smoothie. This is very easy, packed with good things and keeps you full till lunch. I know you can buy smoothies in cartons but I’m not convinced pasturising fruit retains all that goodness the fresh thing has. I make this with rice or soya milk because I get enough dairy from my cheese habit, but you could use milk if you wanted to. It’s a variation one one put together by Mike Dolce who is a peak performance coach. He’s been a power lifter and martial arts competitor. Tough guy – likes his fruit.
One handful of strawberries (I use 5 usually)
One handful of blueberries
Half a banana
I sachet of porridge oats (or 30g if you buy loose)
100ml of rice milk (soya, dairy)
1 tspn honey
Blast in blender. Scoff.
Who knew you could blend porridge oats? It’s a great way of getting a proper porridge goodness breakfast down you when it’s too hot to face a hot breakfast. And it’s fast. Try it, it’s really nice.
It’s hydrating, it’s natural and it’s not full of preservatives. Mike Dolce is very big on natural food being key to recovery. Thirty-five minutes gentle running hardly requires extra nutrition but I do try to make sure I eat as much fresh, natural food as I can.
What’s your favourite fitness foods? Do you like to keep it natural or are you into sports drinks and supplements?