You know when you’re doing a long sports sesh, like a marathon, Ironman or some crazy-long swim and you know you’re going to need salt? Well here’s a thing, athlete’s porridge gives you a head start with its carby salty sweetness, a bit like that chocolate with salt, a gorgeous contrast in tastes but this time the salt has a purpose.
Don’t go adding stuff like nuts, seeds or fruit unless you want a bush-stop during your sesh (hi runners I can see you waving from behind that tree!) or you enjoy abdominal discomfort.
You want your pre-fuelling to be easy on the stomach, and adding that kinda stuff will cause the eject button to be triggered southwards…
Have a great session.
Heat and stir the oats, milk, large’ish pinch of sea salt and 2 tablespoons of the maple syrup in a saucepan until thickened and bubbling, it’ll take about five minutes.
Serve with the rest of the maple syrup drizzled on top, and an extra sprinkle of a few grains of sea salt.
Oats are particularly high in manganese which is great for healthy bone formation, healthy skin and helping to control blood sugar. Oats are a wholegrain, that means the good stuff hasn’t been removed. Wholegrains are an important source of B vitamins and fibre. A happy gut is at the heart of good health!
Maple syrup has more minerals than honey and is also rich in manganese, as well as zinc which is great for immunity, skin health and sense of taste and appetite.
I don’t stop when I’m tired, I stop when I’m done.