Eat and Run: Porridge with Toasted Walnuts, Blueberries and Honey

You need food to fuel your body – to help you push further, to run faster, to perform at the highest possible level. But food should be more than just fuel. It should also be a pleasure to prepare and eat. Each month, we share a simple, nutritious recipe to help stoke your energy for the race, or help replenish energy spent during long training miles.

It’s important to eat a healthy breakfast (see above). And it doesn’t get any better (or easier) than this – the balance of wholesome, heart-friendly oats and the deep, sweet flavours of toasted nuts and fresh berries can’t be beat. Plus, one bowl of oats will keep you feeling warm and full (read: fueled up and ready to go) much longer than any bowl of sugary and/or heavily processed breakfast cereal – making this porridge the perfect prelude to a cold morning run.

This month’s recipe sourced from

Ingredients (Serves 2)
100g oats (e.g., rolled or steel-cut oats)
550 ml water or milk or ½ and ½
Pinch of salt
150g fresh blueberries
Handful of walnuts
Honey to taste
1.Put the oats, water and/or milk into a pan with a pinch of salt. Bring to the boil over a high heat and then turn the heat down and simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently. The porridge will thicken and become creamy.
2.Meanwhile, pop the nuts onto a baking tray and roast in the oven at 160°C for 5 minutes.
3.Pour into two warmed bowls, sprinkle with the blueberries and nuts and drizzle over the honey.
Calories Per Serving: 382 kcal
Carbs: 50 g
Protein: 12 g
Fat: 15 g
Fibre 7 g