Oat porridge – breakfast of the champions!

Rungry – when you are so hungry after your long run, that you must eat everything!

This is kind of a new chapter here. I always thought of sharing my go-to food choices, when I work out, before a more serious run or in general when I tighten up my daily routine with discipline in working out, sleeping and eating. Hence a new category – Runner’s menu.

There’s a lot to talk about when talking about runners’ food. No rocket science, really. It’s just that once you get to know yourself better with every run, you do notice how much easier or difficult can a run get simply because of the meal you had that morning or the day before. There is no drama, but if you want to make your life easier and more enjoyable – why the hell not?

This Sunday there was a Christmas run in Vilnius – a tradition held every year. I am truly happy to see so many more people getting in the mode of being out there and moving more. Of course, there are a lot of “critics” claiming that this running fever is all due to fashion – “everybody is a runner or some other kind of athlete these days”. Truth be told – who cares why people start doing it as long as they are out there, putting one foot in front of the other and going as fast as they want – as long as they keep moving.

Our morning started with the “usual before the run” – oat porridge with almond milk, goji berries, banana and chia seeds, served with black coffee. Once you get that kind of fuel in your system – no need to worry about your energy tank – perfect for a 12k run.

Oat porridge

  • 8 tbsp Oats
  • 100 ml Almond milk
  • 4 tbsp Dried goji berries
  • 2 Bananas
  • 2 tsp Chia seeds
  1. Boil 250-350 ml of water. Add oats and cook for 3-5 minutes
  2. Pour almond milk and cook for another 5 or so minutes, until the porridge thickens.
  3. Turn the heat off, add goji berries and mix. The berries will soak up a bit of liquid and will expose their flavor.
  4. Served with sliced banana. Sprinkle with chia seeds. 

Depending on the amount of carbs you want to dig in, feel free to improvise with other additions!

Bon appetit!

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