Run Faster and Stronger With These Easy High Protein Recipes

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Want to boost your speeds, improve your stamina and decrease your recovery time? Sure, you can follow Paul’s expert tips on how to crush your next half marathon, you can establish an essential stretching routine, and you can even mentally prepare yourself for the realities of training, but you should also be thinking about what and when you’re eating.

So, to lead you in the right direction, here are some of our favourite pre and post-run recipes. There’s satiating oats or lighter smoothies, quick pre-run snacks to be munched on the go, and even a couple of epic refuels to kickstart your recovery…

 

FUEL UP

Runner’s Choc Chip Overnight Oats

Runner's Overnight Oats Recipe | Neat Nutrition. Active Nutrition, Reimagined For You.

Thanks to the slow-releasing carbohydrates, we find nothing fuels a run PB like a good bowl of protein oats. The only thing that could better? When they're already waiting in the fridge for you when you wake up...

Find the recipe, here.

 

PB Espresso Smoothie

PB Espresso Smoothie Recipe | Neat Nutrition. Active Nutrition, Reimagined For You.

This peanut butter smoothie is our kind of rocket fuel. Containing everything you need to power through your run (or just your inbox!), including an extra kick of caffeine. 

Find the recipe, here.

  

Apple Pie Oats

Apple Pie Protein Oats Recipe | Neat Nutrition. Active Nutrition, Reimagined For You.

If like us, you like a satisfying bowl of carbs to power you through a tough workout, this apple pie themed recipe is exactly what you need. It’s lightly spiced with cinnamon and sweetened with honey and apple – hello comfort food!

Find the recipe, here.

 

 

SNACK RIGHT

PB & Choc Chip Protein Balls

PB Chocolate Chip Protein Balls Recipe | Neat Nutrition. Active Nutrition, Reimagined For You.

When you need a quick snack before a post-work run, having a batch of these protein balls in your desk drawer is genius. What’s better? They contain 3 simple ingredients and take less than 10 minutes to knock up from start to finish! 

Find the recipe, here.

 

Granola Bars

Granola Bars Recipe | Neat Nutrition. Active Nutrition, Reimagined For You.

This simple granola bar recipe is designed to give you the energy you need to do everything you love! It's perfect for fuelling weekends spent out on your bike, long training runs, or even for hungry kids playing at the park... 

Find the recipe, here.

  

Runner’s Fuel PB Protein Balls

Runner's PB Protein Ball Recipe | Neat Nutrition. Active Nutrition, Reimagined For You.

Another ace protein ball option that is perfect for fuelling long weekend runs. They contain all the good stuff: vanilla protein, maple syrup & of course, peanut butter!

Find the recipe, here.

 

 

REFUEL IN STYLE

Sourdough French Toast Recipe

Protein French Toast Recipe | Neat Nutrition. Active Nutrition, Reimagined For You.

Sometimes the only thing that gets us through a cold and rainy long run is the promise of an awesome brunch when you get back home. This protein-packed sourdough French toast recipe is topped with berries and yoghurt and tastes deceivingly indulgent - it makes for a pretty epic refuel!

Find the recipe, here.

 

Choc Hazelnut Pancake Stack

Hazelnut Pancake Stack Recipe | Neat Nutrition. Active Nutrition, Reimagined For You. This stack is gluten-free, lower in sugar and is packed full of protein too. It might taste like the popular chocolate spread, but it's far more nutritious - and happens to be vegan-friendly! 

Find the recipe, here.

  

Chocolate Smoothie Bowl

Chocolate Smoothie Bowl Recipe | Neat Nutrition. Active Nutrition, Reimagined For You.

When you’ve pushed yourself to the max, what you need is something high in carbs to replenish your muscles and conquer your sweet tooth. This protein smoothie bowl is essentially like eating chocolate ice cream for breakfast, just with a couple of added benefits!

Find the recipe, here.

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