Summer desserts for runners

How to enjoy pudding this summer and still honour your sport.


by Annie Rice

It’s summer, you’re training hard, some sweet treats here and there are essential. We have put a healthy runner-friendly twist of some of our favourite puddings. They are all ultra simple to make so are weeknight friendly plus they are packed with nutritional goodness.

Banana Icecream

Why: bananas are a runner’s go-to fruit of choice. They have a low GI rating due to their high fibre content meaning they release energy slowly. They are also a good source of potassium which helps reduce muscle cramps. This is also a fat free ice cream alternative and totally delicious. The toppings are optional but add crunch, healthy fats and a dose of iron.

Ingredients:

Serves 2

  • 2 x bananas
  • 2 x tbsp non-fat greek yoghurt
  • Splash of milk
  • 4 x medjool dates
  • A few pistachios

Method

  1. Peel your bananas and put them in the freezer for at least 6 hours – the best thing is to do this in the morning and then they will be perfect for after dinner.
  2. Take them out of the freezer and chop into chunks and place into a blender.
  3. Add the yoghurt and milk and blitz – add a little more milk if they need it. You are aiming for the texture of whipped ice cream.
  4. When blended fully spoon into two bowls and sprinkle with nuts, and the chopped dates. Serve. 

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