May 24 2018
A registered dietitian drank beetroot juice for a week before running a half marathon to gauge how the nutrient-rich fuel would affect her.
For his new book The Endurance Diet: Discover the World’s Greatest Athletes’ 5 Core Habits to Look, Feel and Perform Better, author Matt Fitzgerald spent 18 months comparing diets of elite endurance athletes from 33 countries. This fruity and nutty oatmeal recipe is one of several that The Endurance Diet collaborator Georgie Fear created for the book that fuels elite and everyday athletes in a healthy–and tasty–way.
Full of complex carbohydrates and fiber, oatmeal provides a great nutritional kick-start to your day, especially when it includes nuts, seeds and fruit. This version of the Scottish dish gets a protein punch from egg whites, which will help you stay full longer and give the dish an appealing custardy texture.
Combine water, milk, salt, brown sugar and half of the sliced banana in a saucepan, and bring to a boil over medium heat. Add oats and stir. Cook for 5 minutes or until oatmeal is thickened, stirring occasionally. Add egg whites and immediately begin stirring for one full minute. Turn off heat, transfer to a bowl and top with remaining banana slices, pecans and blueberries.
411 calories, 9g total fat, 68g total carb, 9g fiber, 17g protein