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how to snack for a marathon

4th September 2015 by Bobby

Our Bobby lays out the snacks that fuel his marathon training schedule.


first thing in the morning

I always choose porridge first thing, because it provides a delicious, slow release of energy.

Stir oats with milk and water over heat for about 10 minutes until it reaches the right consistency. Add salt after 5 minutes. Serve with toppings of your choice and a glass of orange juice.

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during training

Go for high energy, easy to eat snacks, like homemade energy balls.

Blitz dates, honey, flaxseed and salt until smooth. Stir in the oats, pistachios and cranberries. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Once cooled, spoon out and roll into balls. Store for up to 2 weeks.

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during training

Isotonic drinks are very popular amongst athletes, but you don't need to buy branded - you can make them very easily yourself at home.

Just mix together a bottle or glass of one part orange juice to two parts water, add ½ tsp salt and shake well. Done!

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By Bobby, graze taste expert.

Taste expert Bobby is always coming up with new snack ideas (you can thank him for our delicious popcorn). He specialises in sustaining savoury snacks packed with plant protein.

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