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8 post run recipes for more energy after running

two bowls of Tuna courgette and chilli pasta with a slice of lemon
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You gave more than 100%. It doesn’t matter whether it’s an intense long run or a powerful interval session — it’s important to replenish your body’s energy stores after jogging. It’s impossible to regenerate if you don’t eat the right foods after a run. So let’s focus on your post-run meal choices.

Don’t feel like eating right after a run? Easily digestible snacks and liquid foods can provide quick relief and keep your body energized. We always go for a creamy protein shake after a run.

Once your heart rate has slowly returned to normal, and you’ve had a thorough stretching session and a hot shower, hunger usually comes naturally. About 1-2 hours after a run, it’s important to sustainably replenish your body’s energy stores. This ensures maximum recovery, and also plenty of power for your next run. What is important to eat after jogging? Opt for a balanced meal with complex carbohydrates, high-quality proteins and unsaturated fats. Cook with the freshest ingredients possible. You can get inspiration here. Our Endurance products supplies you with all the essentials — not only after exercise, but before and during it as well.

#1 Pasta with Tuna, Zucchini and Chili

This pasta recipe with tuna, zucchini and chili provides you with a good portion of protein and can be prepared in no time. Crispy toasted breadcrumbs as an add-on provide the extra crunch.

Two bowls of tuna courgette and chili pasta with a slice of lemon
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#2 Garlic Ginger Salmon with Fried Rice

This recipe combines sweet and salty marinated grilled salmon and fried rice with lots of vegetables. It’s just so satisfying!

Garlic ginger salmon with fried rice
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#3 Ricotta Gnocchi

Do you ever have a little more time after a run? After a long run, a long cooking session: one of our favorite things to do on the weekend. And what could be better than our seasonal spring recipe for ricotta gnocchi?

Ricotta gnocchi with asparagus pesto and peas
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#4 Colorful Quinoa Bowl with Beetroot Dressing

Everything your body needs in one bowl. Wholesome and delicious.

Colorful quinoa bowl
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#5 Chickpea Salad

Looking for a quick recipe with lots of fresh ingredients? This chickpea salad recipe can be made in no time and is also ideal for prepping in advance. For when you need to move fast after your run.

Chickpea salad
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#6 Pink Couscous Salad with Beets

Here we have another recipe that’s easy to prepare in advance. Thanks to the beets, this recipe is also really eye-catching.

Pink couscous salad
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#7 Green Goddess Sandwich

Food on the go is supposed to be bad for you, right? Not the case with this green sandwich recipe! It combines our delicious vegan protein bread with green vegetables.

Green Goddess sandwich
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#8 Simple Fitness Pasta Casserole — Vegetarian

Anyone who says that pasta is off limits for a fitness-focused lifestyle is wrong. For our protein-rich pasta casserole, we’ve picked ingredients that won’t prevent you from achieving your goals. Go on, enjoy a good portion of creamy pasta. It will make you happy!

Fitness pasta casserole — vegetarian
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