Breakfast is even more important, when you have an active day ahead. My 'Coasts and Cols' Tour will certainly involve activity; with an average of 200 kilometres a day, up and over the Pyrenees. It will be a challenge to fuel right. Luckily though, I should be in Rude Health…
My breakfast options are sorted, at least for the first few days of the tour; I've stocked up with Rude Health granola and muesli. The Spanish aren't renowned for their breakfasts, or for being open early; so it seemed prudent to come well-prepared with breakfast provisions for the first few days.
Here's what I'm packing…
Rude Health Coconut and Chia Granola
This little number is packed full of energy and flavour. With a distinctly tropical theme, I'm hoping it's accompanied by good weather in Spain!
Rude Health Spiced Apple Granola
Imagine the ultimate apple crumble topping. This granola is a great comforter, and I can see I may well end up eating it as pudding, as much as breakfast.
Rude Health Soft and Fruity Bircher Muesli
The great thing about the Rude Health Bircher muesli, is that if needs be, it is actually really tasty with just water added to it; because the fruitiness and flavour provides enough oomph to keep it interesting!
Rude Health Nutty Crunch Muesli
Here are the Rude breakfast options (I might have accidentally eaten these already... or snuffled them away, ready for future expeditions like October's Original Mountain Marathon...)
- Rude Health The Ultimate Granola
- Rude Health Strawberry and Raspberry Granola
- Rude Health Honey and Nut Granola
- Rude Health Super Seed Muesli
- Rude Health Coconut and Seed Muesli
- Rude Health The Ultimate Muesli
- Rude Health Super Fruity Muesli
- Rude Health No Flamin' Raisins Muesli
As well as my foursome of Rude Health breakfast options, I'm also taking an armoury of Rude Health Oatys; to help keep me fuelled throughout the day.
Savoury snacks are a great idea on long days in the saddle. After a while, your palate can become numbed by the sweetness of sugary snacks; so having something like oat cakes, which you can combine with salty nut butters, offers a great protein rich and sustaining snack.
- Rude Health Ginger and Turmeric Oaty - Ginger and Turmeric are both athlete's friends; proven to help reduce muscle soreness and inflammation!
- Rude Health The Oaty - Plain and simple, but great with banana and peanut butter!
- Rude Health Spelt/Rye Oaty - These have got a bit more of a crunch to them; making them idea for some nice French Paté
- Rude Health Seedy Oaty - Super nice with honey, these can provide a great pick-me-up!
That's my run-down of Rude Health fuel for the 'Coasts and Cols' Tour; all great tasty and healthy snacks, which will keep the pedals turning through the Pyrenees!
View the Rude Health range at rudehealth.com (Link)