Porridge is a perfect carb loader for endurance athletes such as cyclists, marathon runners and triathletes. The reason for this is because porridge provides slow releasing carbohydrates which means the body is provided with energy for a long period of time. Porridge is filled with carbohydrates and can be topped with any fruit for extra flavour and healthy goodness.

  • Course: Breakfast
  • Time to make: 15 minutes
  • Serves: 1
  • Calories per serving: 320 Kcal
  • Carbohydrates per serving: 58g



Porridge Oats, 50g
Milk, 350ml
Greek Yogurt, 1 tablespoon
Banana, 1
Blueberries, 1/2 a cup



1 Put 50g porridge oats in a saucepan, pour in 350ml milk. Bring to the boil and simmer for 4-5 minutes, stirring from time to time and watching carefully that it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan.
2 Or you can try this in a microwave. Mix the porridge oats and milk in a large microwave proof bowl, then microwave on high for 5 minutes, stirring halfway through. Leave to stand for 2 minutes before eating.
3 To serve, pour into a bowl, spoon Greek yogurt on top, add 1/2 cup of blueberries, add chopped up banana and finally add honey.


Recipe courtesy of bbcgoodfood.com, image courtesy of thefoodcharlatan.com