Recipes

Home Baked Beans
            Simple, nutritious and great for both stamina and keeping your muscles healthy, baked beans are rich in protein, low GI carbohydrate, B vitamins, fibre and minerals. Gradually digested, they’re excellent for keeping hunger at...
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Ethiopian-Style Sweet Potato and Peanut Soup with Chilli & Lime
Whilst researching Ethiopian food recently I was surprised to find that peanuts are widely used, especially in soups and stews. Perhaps this is one of the secrets behind the country’s ability to produce such phenomenal runners! The peanut butter in this hearty, warming and spicy soup acts as a thickener and adds a wonderful depth of flavour. You should be able to find the Berbere spice in the supermarket; it’s a fiery blend of chilli and spices and well-worth adding to your store cupboard. Packed with anti-oxidants such as immune-boosting beta-carotene, nutrient-rich and low GI carbohydrate, protein and healthy fats, this sustaining, immune-energy-mood-boosting soup can be made in less than 15 minutes from start to finish.
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Stem Gingerbread Bars

Wrap a couple of these bars in foil and pop them in your bag to boost energy on long bike rides. Loaded with natural sugars to top up muscle glycogen levels, potassium to help prevent cramps, as well as anti-inflammatory properties from the ginger, this deliciously dark and sticky date-filled gingerbread will help power you to your destination with a smile on your face. This is the sort of cake you can make in advance as it keeps well for a couple of weeks, or even improves, stored in an airtight cake tin. Add extra oomph if you like with a little more ginger…

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Autumn Spiced Apple and Raisin Porridge
  Prep: 5 mins Cook–5 mins Ingredients: to serve 3-4   2/3 cup (60g) rolled oats 7.5 fl oz (225ml) milk 7.5 fl (225ml)water 50g dried apple slices A chopped handful of raisins 1/2 tsp cinnamon pinch of salt honey to serve   Method Combine all...
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Warm Christmas Squash Salad
    This is no ordinary salad! Satisfying and super nutritious, it’s packed with slow-releasing carbs, a hefty dose of protein and plenty of unsaturated, healthy fats; just what you need to sustain energy, keep muscles healthy, reduce inflammation and...
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