Recipe: Swimmer’s breakfast


If you swim regularly you’ve probably suffered from second breakfast syndrome – that mid morning gnawing feeling that nothing seems to satisfy.

Try this recipe for a healthy, energy filled start to the day, It’s packed with protein and good fats, and complex carbs to keep you going!

Half a banana, sliced
Handful of blueberries or raspberries
2 very big tablespoons of 0% Greek yoghurt
3 heaped tablespoons of porridge oats
3 tablespoons of mixed nuts (pick your faves)

Stick this little lot into a deep bowl and pour over enough milk to create a gloopy consistency (technical term!) when mixed with the yoghurt.

If you have a sweet tooth you can add honey or maple syrup but the combo of sweet fruit is enough for me. Frozen berries are fine as they’ll defrost when you’re mixing it all together. I sat down and worked out the calories (roughly) in this once and it comes in at about 600 – four times the amount you’ll get in a bowl of nutrient poor commercial cereal, and definitely enough to keep most swimmers going for a few hours!

What’s your favourite breakfast? Comment below!

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