We’ve brought you five easy to make lunches for runners, now we’re focusing on the most important meal of the day: breakfast.

Porridge with sliced banana

Porridge is low in fat and has plenty of carbohydrates. If you’re running a lot during the week, then porridge is a highly recommended choice.

The slow-release carbs are the reason why you don’t feel hungry right up until lunch and are perfect for bringing out high performances in your runs.

Oats from a bag are the best kind; preferably with skimmed milk.

Spinach omelette

Protein is good for any runner, just because you’re not body building or getting ‘ripped’ doesn’t mean you don’t need it. You’re using so many muscles when running that using protein will help them recover quicker and help build them up even stronger.

Spinach not only restores energy, but also increases vitality and improves the quality of blood. It also includes a large amount of iron, which holds a primary role in transporting oxygen around the body.

Yogurt and fruit

Simple, yet effective. Given that you use the correct yogurt that is.

Greek yogurt holds not only plenty of calcium, but boasts double the protein of your everyday yogurt. Preferably choose the plain and non-fat variety.

Adding the right fruit will bring a better taste, but also a variety of vitamins and nutrients which are great for your body. Bananas, oranges, blueberries, grapes and grapefruit will all do the world of good.

Poached eggs and salmon

Eggs Royale anyone?

Boiling the water takes the most amount of time when cooking poached eggs. Packed with protein, eggs are always a great kick-starter to the day.

Salmon is packed full of nutrients, high-quality protein and omega-3 fatty acids. Not forgetting potassium, selenium and vitamin B12.

Layer on a slice of wholemeal toast and you’re not only eating one of my favourite breakfasts, but your body is laughing all the way to the health bank. 

Fruit smoothie

Going slightly left field with this one, but a fruit smoothie is perfect for those wanting to lose weight.

Strawberries, mangos, tomatoes, blueberries, oranges and bananas will make for an action-packed health drink.

No other breakfast will bring you such a refreshing start to the day.

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