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 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.