With her series of recipe books and Go Bites® energy balls, Kate Percy, founder of Go Faster Food, is clearly passionate about the power of ‘real food’ to fuel our sports. So, we’re delighted that Kate will be sharing some of her recipes with us going forwards.

This first recipe is aimed at helping you stay hydrated at times when drinking Precision Hydration would be overkill, such as before and after shorter, low intensity training sessions.

Healthy Hydration Watermelon & Feta Salad

Many salad leaves and fruits have an extremely high water content. Watermelon is an excellent example, containing 97% water. Rich in natural sugars, potassium and vitamin C, watermelon is a fantastic fruit to add to your post exercise rehydration and recovery repertoire.

Combine it with salty feta cheese in this delicious and refreshing Watermelon and Feta Salad for an incredibly effective post-workout recovery meal.

With almost 900mg of sodium and 560g of potassium, as well as some calcium and magnesium, it’ll replenish those electrolytes lost through your sweat and provide a healthy portion of protein.

It’s fast, fresh and fabulously light! Give it a go, it’s easy and only takes a few minutes to prepare. It also makes a fantastic accompaniment to our Go Faster Lime Chilli Prawn Skewers or as a side at a summer BBQ with our Steak with Chimichurri Sauce.

Ingredients

  • Seeds of 1 pomegranate
  • 75g feta cheese, sliced into small chunks
  • 2 baby gem lettuces, sliced into ribbons
  • Mixed baby leaves (lambs lettuce, watercress and spinach)
  • 1/2 large watermelon, sliced into chunks, seeds and peel removed
  • 25g mint or flat leaf parsley, roughly chopped

Dressing

  • 1 tsp raspberry vinegar
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Reserved juice from the pomegranate and watermelon
  • A tiny pinch of salt
  • Plenty of freshly ground black pepper

Method (© 2017 Kate Percy)

  1. Briefly whisk the dressing ingredients together (add any juice left from slicing the watermelon and de-seeding the pomegranate too).
  2. Arrange the lettuce, baby leaves, pomegranate and watermelon on a large plate or shallow salad bowl. Toss with the dressing.
  3. Scatter with the feta and the mint or flat leaf parsley.
  4. Enjoy!

Prep time – 5 mins

Nutrition per serving

Nutritional Info
Energy (kcal) 307
Protein (g) 10
Carbohydrate (g) 27
Of which sugars (g) 23
Fat (g) 20
Of which saturates (g) 7
Salt (g) 2
Fibre (g) 4