Many runners go about their day just as usual after a run, with no particular diet routine or hydration plan. This may work in theory but for on an individual level, there are a lot of pitfalls to not consuming enough calories or nutrients after your run.

For some it’s just a matter of not having enough time, but time needs to be carved out for your post-run meals, especially if that run was in the morning. However, that doesn’t mean you need fresh ingredients. The recipe we’re going to tell you about today sounds exotic but it’s actually a collection of leftover veggies and spare fruits. This is great as a pitstop between your big meals as well.

Eggs, mushrooms on toast, with cranberries

What you will need (Serves 2)

2 Eggs
Salad leaves – Lettuce, cabbage or spinach; whatever takes your fancy)
Mushrooms – We’re going with chanterelles and oyster mushrooms, but you can pick any two varieties)
Fresh cranberries
Olive oil
Sea salt
Sherry vinegar

How to make it

  • Sautee the mushrooms in olive oil, sea salt and sherry vinegar. Keep aside till time to serve and warm it up just before serving
  • Boil the eggs by putting them in boiling water for between 5-6 minutes. Peel immediately after removing and slice them whole into discs.
  • Macerate the cranberries and keep it chilled for some time. Slice the multigrain bread – toasted or not – and spread a dollop of the cranberry spread. Place the salad leaves. Top with the sliced eggs and sprinkle with salt and olive oil.
  • Sprinkle some microgreens (parsley/coriander) to finish off mushrooms. Et voila!
  • Fun fact:
    Here’s the really interesting bit about cranberries. Cranberry, as well as many other fruits and vegetables, contains significant amounts of salicylic acid, which is an important ingredient in the world’s favourite over-the-counter drug aspirin. Consuming cranberry regularly increases the amount of salicylic acid in the body, which can help reduce swelling, prevent blood clots, and can have antitumor effects. However, stick to fresh fruit or fresh juice as packaged juices tend to be full of sugar which will negate any goodness of the cranberry.

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