Post Run Breakfast Recipe Round Up

Post Run Breakfast Recipes Round Up

Happy Friday, everyone!

Fueling your body with nutritious and nourishing foods is essential for healthy and optimal athletic performance. What you eat before a run matters for fueling your workout; what you eat after a workout is essential for faster recovery and overall athletic progress. 

The sports nutritionist and author Matt Fitzgerald argues in his book The New Rules of Marathon and Half Marathon Nutrition that your race day nutrition only matters so much when it comes to running well and avoiding the wall. Up to 75% of the nutritional preparation comes from consistent healthy eating (with plenty of complex carbohydrates).

Post Run Breakfast Recipe Round Up

Each run dips a bit into your glycogen stores. Glycogen is how your body stores carbohydrates and thus is the primary energy source for running and other aerobic activities. If you do not sufficiently replenish these stores, especially after a hard workout or a long run, your overall athletic performance will suffer, both in immediately and over the course of a full training cycle. You need to eat plenty of complex carbohydrates such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains to keep those glycogen stores full and keep your fueled throughout your training.

Protein and healthy fats should also be part of your diet as a runner. Protein repairs the microtears in your muscles, thus promoting recovery and training gains. Fat, especially healthy fats such as omega-3 fatty acids, reduce tissue inflammation and oxidative stress and thus play a role in injury-free running.

Ideally, you should eat a carbohydrate-rich meal or snack with protein and healthy fat within 60 minutes after completing a workout. Eating within this window will replenish your glycogen stores, jumpstart recovery, and prevent runger

Post Run Breakfast Recipe Round Up

If you are a morning runner, breakfast truly becomes the most important meal of the day! These post run breakfast recipes will help you fuel properly after your run.

German Chocolate Cake Breakfast Bars from Athletic Avocado 

Persimmon Chia Pudding with Pomegranates from Pixel Sprout

Photo Republished with Permission from Sam Willey/Pixel Sprout
Photo Republished with Permission from Sam Willey/Pixel Sprout

Trail Mix Energy Muffins from A Healthful Heart

Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats from Breathe Deeply and Smile

Apple Cinnamon Pancakes from That Girl Shannon 

Lemon Blueberry Energy Bites from Pancake Warriors

Kabocha Squash Oatmeal from This Runner’s Recipes

Warm Coconut Peach Breakfast Freekah from In Fitness and In Health

Green Dragonfruit Smoothie Bowl from rachLmansfield

Cinnamon Apple Noodle Breakfast Bowl with Candied Nuts from Athletic Avocado

Post Run Breakfast Recipe Round Up
Photo Republished with Permission from Rachel DiCarlo/ Athletic Avocado

Cherry Limeade Protein Smoothie from SuzLyfe

No Baked Roasted Granola Bars from Simple Fit Foodie

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Blueberry Muffins from This Runner’s Recipes

Chocolate Protein Snack Cake from Fit Mitten Kitchen

Mocha Frappuccino Smoothie Bowl from A Blissful Balance

5 Ingredient Saturday Stack Pancakes from A Dancer’s Live-It

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal Bars from Pixel Sprout

Carrot Cake Quinoa Bites from Pancake Warriors

Acorn Squash Pancakes from This Runner’s Recipes

Acorn Squash Pancakes

Almond Joy Overnight Oats from Fit Living

Carrot Cake Oatmeal from Danielle’s Kitchen

Peach Salsa Egg White Omelet from SuzLyfe

Cinnamon Banana Bread Protein Shake from Fit Mitten Kitchen

Date Sweetened Oatmeal from rachLmansfield

Blueberry French Toast Oatmeal from A Dancer’s Live-It

PB&J Bites from Healthy Helper

Vegan Neapolitan Overnight Oats from Emilie Eats

Photo Republished with Permission from Emilie Herbert/ Emilie Eats
Photo Republished with Permission from Emilie Herbert/ Emilie Eats

No Bake Banana Pecan Protein Bites from A Healthful Heart

What’s your favorite post run breakfast?
What are your weekend plans?

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18 Responses

  1. I am all about eating as quickly as possible after a run! I definitely make it within the 60 minute window and usually within 30 minutes. The sooner I eat, the better I find I feel and the less hungry I am in the hours after every single run.

  2. I never used to like breakfast. It wasn’t until the last year or two that I really started consuming breakfast calories! And not even just that… I used to only eat sweet breakfasts and now I love savory ones. Sometimes I’ll even eat leftover dinner for breakfast like I’ll heat up a meat patty or something! These all look like great recipes. YUM.

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