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Power Packed Chia Porridge

Nutritional Facts

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Power porridge with blueberries

The main fuels that the body uses to provide energy for middle distance running are carbohydrate and fats.

Porridge is an ideal source of slow release, low glycaemic index (GI) carbohydrates that will top up glycogen stores (carbohydrate storage in the muscle and liver) that become lowered overnight and provide fuel to help maintain performance during training.

Nuts and seeds provide healthy fats and Greek yoghurt is great a source of protein, calcium and vitamin D which supports muscle and bone health.

Benefits: Provides energy for training.

Ingredients: Serves 2

  • 80g of rolled oats
  • 360ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 1 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp. almonds
  • 1 banana sliced
  • 2 tbsp. Greek yoghurt
  • 50g fresh pitted cherries


Warm the oats and milk together (in a pan or microwave), stirring regularly, to make porridge. Transfer to two bowls.

In each one stir in the Greek yoghurt and then add the almonds, chia seed, cherries and sliced banana.