Triathlon Nutrition

  • Caffeine Gels

    Caffeine Gels

    7th December 2015

    There’s nothing like an energy gel to fire those empty legs, but which of these six energising pick-me-ups is most palatable and will give the biggest boost in your hour of need?

  • Recipe: super lean tuna burgers

    27th August 2015

    Eating healthily doesn’t have to be complicated, explains Gill Cummings-Bell… You have to be careful with the farming and canning of tuna so try to choose mercury free and organic if possible. Tuna has a high vitamin and mineral content, particularly when it comes to…

  • Recipe: banana and spelt pancakes

    7th August 2015

    Here’s how to breakfast like a triathlon king, says exercise and nutrition scientist Gill Cummings-Bell… These banana and spelt pancakes are a great source of carbs, vitamins, minerals and fibre for empty leg triathletes. They bring a lot of goodness to the recovery from those…

  • Recipe: lovely lamb tagine

    16th July 2015

    Exercise and nutrition scientist Gill Cummings-Bell explains how this month’s tasty dish packs a mighty protein punch… Nutritional info on the lovely lamb tagine: Lamb is a grade one protein, which means all the nine essential amino acids are there in sufficient quantities…

  • Navigate aid stations like a pro

    29th June 2015

    Don’t let chaotic fuel stops slow you down or blow your nutrition plan… 1. PLAN WHAT YOU NEED Write your nutrition plan out before you race so when you reach an aid station on the bike and run course, you don’t have…

  • Recipe: baked salmon with new potatoes and asparagus

    19th June 2015

    The perfect meal to boost your training and reduce recovery time, says nutritionist and sports scientist, Gill Cummings-Bell… Here we have the ingredients, method and nutritional information for this scrumptious baked salmon recipe: INGREDIENTS – Serves 2 400g new potatoes 2…

  • National Vegetarian Week: cauliflower and tomato pilaf recipe

    19th May 2015

    As it’s National Vegetarian Week, we thought we’d share this healthy and nutritious recipe from Waitrose… Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes Serves: 2-4 Ingredients 1 small cauliflower, cut into very small florets 1 tbsp olive oil 1…

  • The Big Test: Energy Bars

    1st May 2015

    Stash one of these steady-release energy bars in your pocket and you’ll be able to push on longer and train better… Buying power packs: what to look for How we test: our testers have suffered more than their fair share…

  • Banana and date smoothie recipe from Waitrose

    29th March 2015

    Try put this delicious banana and date smoothie recipe from Waitrose, either as a weekend treat or as part of your triathlon nutrition… Preparation time: 5 minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients 30g oats 1 banana, chopped 2 tbsp clear honey 4 Medjool…

  • Triathlon Nutrition: Chunky Turkey Vegetable Chowder

    16th March 2015

    Warm up after a long ride with this protein-packed soup. SHOPPING LIST 3 medium potatoes, total weight about 450g 1 carrot, sliced or chopped 2 tbsp sunflower oil 1 red onion, peeled and finely chopped 2 sticks of celery, finely…