• Helen Phillips

Run Recovery Bread and Butter Pudding


I'm marathon training once again and my long runs are getting longer ... once again!

When you're following a training plan, running 3, 4 or maybe 5 times a week, post training recovery is so important.

I know I will have burnt through loads of calories and used up my bodies glycogen (carbohydrate) stores during my long run. I will also have challenged my muscles, that will need rest, recovery and repair.

So I know to help me recover quickly from my run I need to eat carbohydrate (so that I have restocked my glycogen stores ready to run again) and protein (to provide my body with amino acids to repair my tired muscles), and I need these in the approximate ratio of 4 : 1 (carbs : protein).

Milk is an excellent source of both carbohydrate and protein, and is the athletes choice for post run recovery.

So this weekend I made myself bread and butter pudding.

Could there be a better post run pud?

Made with milk (carbs & protein), bread (carbs), dried fruit (carbs), eggs (protein) and a little sugar (carbs) it's brilliant!

Here's my version for you to try.

4 eggs

4 tbsp sugar

400 ml milk

few drops of tsp vanilla extract

8 slices of bread

2 handfuls sultanas

Cut the slices of bread in half and arrange in a shallow heat proof dish.

Mix the eggs, milk, sugar and vanilla extract together in a large jug then pour over the bread. Scatter over the sultanas.

I like to leave the bread to soak in the egg for a while (30 mins or so) whilst the oven is heating.

Bake the pudding in a pre heated oven 180C for about 30 minutes until the top is starting to crisp and is golden.

Delicious!

#Egg #Milk #Bread

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