Do you sometimes feel like you don’t want to chew solid food in the morning? Do you like to go for a ride on an empty stomach and want something that quickly gives you energy when you get home? Check out this recipe for a fruit-vegetable puree. It’s really tasty, nutritious, and goes down easily.
If you enjoy a bike ride before breakfast, you should eat something easy to digest, hydrating, and full of quick energy soon after you get back. That way your body has an easy time replenishing the glycogen reserves in your muscles you depleted. That’s where a piece of fruit, puree, or a smoothie comes in handy. A solid meal based on quality protein should come a bit later, about an hour after your body had time to do the initial recovery.
Nuts or seeds to round out the meal
If you like smoothies, purees, or just sweet breakfasts in general, chances are you’re getting plenty of carbs, but not enough protein and healthy fats. A good way to round out such meals is to add nuts or seeds. They contain a great spectrum of fatty acids and good amount of protein too. Just don’t forget to sprout or soak them overnight if they become a regular thing.
Recipe: Fruit-vegetable puree with chia seeds
This recipe is full of fresh produce so it’s great for quick energy and hydration. You can swap out any of the fruits or vegetables, but don’t forget to adjust the amount of added ice to keep the right consistency.
1 cup mix of berries
1 stalk celery
1 cup ice cubes
3 tablespoons of chia seeds
1. Peel and/or clean all fruits and vegetables.
2. Put fruits and vegetables in a blender with ice cubes and mix till you get a puree consistency.
3. Add chia seeds, stir, and let sit for 5 minutes so that the seeds can absorb water and become easy to digest.