A hot, baked pudding is a must for hungry trail runners as the nights draw in and the autumn leaves start to fall. So with the last of the season’s blackberries, treat yourself to this delicious yet healthy dessert from Anita Bean, sports nutritionist and author of The Runner’s Cookbook (links below).
This fruit crumble is one of Anita’s true favourites. You can make it any time of the year, but it’s best as an autumn and winter warmer, made with seasonal fruits and served with a dollop of hot custard. It’s so simple and easy to make, and if you don’t have time to go fruit picking, a bag of frozen fruit from the supermarket will work just as well.
It’s always a pleasure to work with people who are so knowledgeable about their specialism, and Anita Bean is one of those experts in #runningnutrition. She also explains in detail the micro-nutrients and properties of each of the ingredients and what benefit they have to runners either in terms of providing energy or promoting recovery.
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More of Anita’s recipes for runners on Wild Ginger Running:
Energy balls – Easiest DIY snack youtu.be/xz0fwlDsqao
Pad Thai – Healthiest post-run meal youtu.be/axH6EtBM15U
Why nutrition is so important for trail & ultra runners youtu.be/O9X5QIRQDBE
More nutrition advice for trail and ultra runners in this playlist bit.ly/Nutrition4TrailRuns
Having made several tasty meals from Anita’s collection of over 100 healthy recipes for runners, I really recommend this book. It also contains super useful info on fuelling for different distances of race including ultras, how to lose weight safely, the truth about supplements and sports nutrition products, and addresses common running nutrition myths. It’s an essential tool in your arsenal of running performance aids.
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