Every morning I get up super early to go and check the surf, normally accompanied by my ipod and a coffee :-). Before I paddle out, I always make sure that I have eaten something small so that I am full of energy for my surf session. Here is a great, healthy, tasty pre-surf breakfast that is full of goodness and will heighten your performance in the water. It’s slow releasing energy properties will keep your surfing for hours and it’s also packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that will keep you looking young forever!
Ingredients: Oats, pinch of salt, raisins, cranberries, blueberries, cinnamon, pineapple, milk, walnuts, honey. (you can substitute in any fruits/nuts that you prefer or have available!)
Boil half a cup of oats in water with a pinch of salt until they are bubbling through and soft. Add half a teaspoon of cinnamon powder and sprinkle in a handful of dried fruits (raisons, cranberries etc). Chop some fresh fruit and throw this in as well. Give it a good smothering in honey (I like mine sweet!) and add a splosh of milk over the top to make it creamy and yummy, (no need to stir it all in) and your good to go!
Top tip: For those of you lucky enough to have access to an espresso machine haha, heat up the milk into a stiff froth and poor it over the oats – DEEEELICIOUS.
Why this breakfast is so good for you AND your surfing…..
Oats: A great source of fibre which is for good digestion, protein and amino acids for muscles, and antioxidants for good health and complexion. They are full of carbohydrates needed to release energy throughout your surf session!
Honey: Natural sweetness , much better than choosing processed sugar products. It’s a great source of carbohydrate which provide strength and enery to our bodies, and its awesome for our immune systems!
Cinnamon: A great source of magnesium, fibre, iron and calcium, plus its supposed to lower LDL cholesterol in our bodies! Good.Old.Tasty.Cinnamon
Fruits: Vitamins, energy, antioxidants, yummyness. I could go on forever. We all know that fruits are the best thing ever…eat as many as you can!
Nuts: Full of essential fatty acids (the good kind of fat), plus a good source of fibre and vitamin E.