We are back with cooking this time as our athletes share with us their top secrets for performing at their best.
Enjoy their following selection of recipes which can be prepared easily for use at any time during your training or racing seasons. From ´special occasions´ meals to energizing pre and post training meals and snacks, we have a very creative group of Chef´s amongst the team. These tasty recipes will surely get your mouth watering and hopefully inspire you to try them at home too!
01. AURÉLIEN-BANANA-COCONUT BREAD
Before the races and for my "massif des Bauges" project, I liked eating coconut banana bread after every lunch (3 days before the D-day).
400ml coconut milk
80g (brown sugar and honey)
150g rice flour
Mix all together and bake in the oven at 180° for 40 minutes.
Lentil stew: I use it as a recovery meal because there are enough proteins (20 g / serving) and carbs (50 g / serving). I love to eat this during tough training weeks or after races too. It’s very easy to cook too!
1 onion, finely chopped
1 bay leaf
1 red peperoncino, cut into rings, seeded as desired
1 - 2 tablespoons curry
Butter for steaming
200 g carrots, finely diced
200 g celery, finely diced
200 g fennel, finely diced
250 g green lentils
8 dl vegetable stock
1 bunch chives, finely chopped
100 g crème fraîche
Steam onion, bay leaf, cloves, peperoncino and curry in butter. Steam the vegetables. Add the lentils, deglaze with the bouillon and bring to the boil. Cover and cook for 25-30 minutes until just tender.
Mix in half of the chives. Divide the lentil stew into preheated plates, garnish with crème fraîche and the rest of the chives.
Quinoa salad: I love it because it is fresh and light, which allows me to exercise afterwards and I also use it for recovery. Quinoa is very good because it has a lot of carbohydrates almost as much as white rice but it is easier for digestion.
Made using different coloured peppers, cherry tomatoes, feta cheese, coriander, sesame, cucumber and a thyme vinaigrette ..