The Workout Breakfast
Is your health important and therefore you're making time to go to they gym each morning?
You need to find a post workout breakfast that will refill energy levels.
Here are three satisfying breakfast suggestions from Nic to get you started, and a video from Nic showing how to make her Spanish Omelette with Vegetables.
For more workout breakfast ideas check out Vogue William's Mission Breakfast video.
Porridge with PLAIN Greek Yogurt
Porridge is quick to prepare but beneficial to post workout recovery. Carbohydrates in the oats replenish glycogen (energy) stores in muscles. Top with banana or berries.
Spanish Omelette with Veggies
Heat a non-stick pan and add rapeseed oil before lightly frying one sliced pepper & one chopped onion until soft. Add 100g sliced beans or sugar snap peas to the pan. Slice 6 cooked new potatoes and scatter around the pan. Beat together four eggs with 75ml skimmed milk and pour all over the vegetables and potatoes, season. Heat the omelette for a few minutes until you can see the edges cooking, and pop the omelette under the grill for a couple of minutes until golden brown/to your liking. Serves 2.
Recipe adapted from: http://nicsnutrition.com/recipe/spanish-omelette
If you’ve got time after your workout then this warm Spanish omelette contains protein for muscle repair, as well as antioxidants. Serve it with wholegrain bread for the carbohydrates required for replacing lost energy.
Post Workout Protein Smoothie
Blend together the following ingredients 1⁄2 fresh or frozen banana, 250ml milk, 1⁄2 to 1 scoop of whey protein, 2 tbsp oats or oat flour and a handful of spinach.
Smoothies can be made quickly (and in advance) and taste great. This include whey protein as this is fast acting to help muscles to repair, along with spinach and fresh or frozen banana (a frozen banana will make the smoothie thicker).