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Every good training run completed deserves a great recovery meal. With plenty of sweet vanilla flavor and all the essential nutrients needed to re-fuel, this hearty French toast recipe from the Runner's World Cookbook is destined to become one of your favorite weekend breakfasts.
Besides satisfying that well-earned post-workout appetite, this recipe supplies all the nutrients needed for recovery after a long run, including simple carbohydrates from to help your body quickly restore glycogen stores; protein from the yogurt, milk and yogurt to help muscles recover; and healthy fat from the eggs which helps your body absorb all the nutrients.
Additionally, the cinnamon in this dish is an excellent antioxidant which can lower blood sugar levels and reduce the risk of heart disease, among a number of other health benefits. To add a little more nutrition to this dish, swap the low-fat yogurt for plain Greek yogurt and swap the sourdough bread for wheat or rye! Enjoy!
Balanced Nutrition for Health & Performance.
I'm Lexi, a Certified Sports Dietitian and Yoga Instructor. I work with individuals, teams, and groups to find fuel and balance within their diets for health and performance.