I can thank Scott Jurek one of the many people who influenced me. He is the reason I fell in love with the idea that “food is fuel” and it can help you train better and recover quicker. His book Eat&Run had me trying all different foods! One of the things I held on to until today was the idea of having brown rice for breakfast. In his book he explains as a young kid hiding his brown rice bowl on his way to a big race. He quickly saw how much better he felt eating “hippy” food and how much more energy he had for athletics.
So with that in mind and a long day of training ahead of me, I embraced my inner Scott Jurek. After a hour bike ride and a mile of swim drills, I was hungry. My workout was not over and I had Pilates that afternoon—one of my favorite ways to build muscle while building endurance and stretching my tight hip flexors. A bowl brown rice was just what I needed! I had some left over from dinner the night before. I can pretty much have a whole section dedicated to utilizing leftovers. It’s amazing what you can do if you step outside your normal way of thinking and try new things.
- 1 cup of cooked brown, black rice or any grain you prefer
- 1/4-1/2 cup nut milk
- dash cinnamon
- 1/2 cup berries
- 1/2 cup apple diced
- Optional add ins: chia seeds, flaxseeds, nuts, seeds, coconut, protein powder, almond butter,raisins,maca powder, date paste etc…
- In a small pot over medium heat add your diced apple, cinnamon and 1/4 nut milk. Cook for around 5 minutes until apple starts to soften.
- Add your rice and stir together cook till warm for an additional 5 minutes.
- lastly add your blueberries cook for another 1-2 minutes making sure your blueberries don’t turn to mush.
- Top with your favorite toppings. Optional serve with additional nut milk.