This simple fact is equally a trying realisation for many as for decades proper dietary habits have rarely been emphasised in your youth, effectively guaranteeing performance less than their potential. No young athlete should see their goals falter to an aspect that is within their control, to which a proper diet, once said athlete understands the approach, is a reflection of dedication and commitment. If one is not willing to maintain a proper diet, one is not aware of the demands of athletic competition in 2016.
That said and in response to requests from the coaching community I am pleased to publish a number of my favourite recipes. Simple measures in the kitchen that have profound consequences in the life of an athlete for food is the fuel to reaching the podium. In addition I encourage all readers to either cultivate a garden that includes blueberry plants or if possible support local farm initiatives that include said crop.
Blueberry Overnight Oats
- 225 grams organic Greek (style) Yogurt
- 240 ml. Almond Milk (natural, not sweetened)
- 70 grams Porridge
- 150 grams Blueberries
- 50 grams walnuts
Methods of Preparation
- In a large mouth mason jar combine almond milk, porridge, blueberries, greek yogurt and stir. Secure lid close and refrigerate overnight or no less than four hours.
- Serve in morning or no less than four hours later, topped with walnuts
* Please note this amount can vary modestly depending upon commercial brands of porridge, almond milk and greek yoghurt but is materially accurate.
Written by John Davies
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