This is brilliant to have for breakfast, a few hours before your training session or before your planned swim events. If you only have an hour before you hit the lake, then simply halve the quantities to prevent digestion issues and allow your body time to benefit from the carb hit. The balance of low and high GI carbohydrates will see you through an endurance session even if you have limited time to prepare nutritionally.
This porridge is also a strong source of iron, magnesium, calcium, selenium and potassium.
250ml unsweetened almond milk
2 tsps unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon natural peanut butter (or almond if preferred)
1 tablespoon honey or agave
Sprinkle of chopped almonds or peanuts
Make up the porridge using the oats, milk and cocoa powder, stir through the peanut butter and honey then top with a sliced banana and chopped nuts.