After an early morning run I often return home feeling seriously hungry, I’ve been determined to find the best breakfasts for runners, especially for after those early morning runs. The first I tried this week was Polenta – very high in carbohydrate, low in saturated fat and low in sugar. This is a great way to recover from a morning run, it’s not something I’ve ever seen in the UK and it’s really easy to make:
The receipe: Basic Runners Polenta
100 grams of yellow cornmeal
25 grams of butter
- Bring your water to a boil in your kettle and whack it into a saucepan on the stove, turn the heat up high. (Add a pinch of salt if you are using unsalted butter).
- Now slowly pour in and whisk the cornmeal.
- Lower the heat and cook until the mixture thickens you’ll need to keep stirring so that it doesn’t stick, this should take 15 minutes.
- Take it off the heat now and add the butter, stir it in well.
You’ll be left with a nice thick and creamy porridge. I added a little golden syrup and a spot of almond milk (because that was the only milk we had in the fridge). It went down a treat.
You can also use this as a replacement for pasta or rice, which is a very handy option to have.
Another runners breakfast recipe next week.