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The Best Postrun Breakfast

After a bone-chilling morning run, you need a hearty breakfast that warms you up. This fast polenta, from The Runner's World Cookbook (£8) is easy to make and provides you with the protein, carbs, and comfort you need after a morning workout. Since it's ready in about 10 minutes, you can whisk this breakfast up on busy post-workout weekday mornings. It's a great gluten-free and vegetarian option for runners who need a quick recovery meal.

Stick-With-You Polenta

From The Runner's World Cookbook by Joanna Sayago Golub

The Best Postrun Breakfast


  1. 600ml fat-free milk
    80 grams instant polenta
    40 grams dried blueberries
    25 grams chopped almonds
    2 tablespoons honey
    Cinnamon, to taste


  1. Pour 500 ml of the milk into a medium saucepan, and bring to a boil.
  2. Whisk in the polenta, stirring for 5 minutes or until thick.
  3. Stir in the blueberries, almonds, and honey. Sprinkle with cinnamon to taste.
  4. Divide the polenta between 2 bowls and top each with the remaining milk.

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