Vegetarian Banana Curry

Ideal to have in combination with some rice and curried chicken to help aid in recovery. After intensive exercise muscle and liver glycogen (stored carbohydrate) will often be depleted and eating a meal that has both glucose and fructose as well as protein will optimise not only the recovery of muscle and replenishment of muscle glycogen but also liver glycogen.

Liver glycogen is important to top up before and after exercise as it has a direct impact on being able to maintain blood sugar levels, which if you’re training again within 8 hours or haven’t eaten before your session can be incredibly important.

Ingredients (Serves 2)

  • 2 Plantains or Green Bananas
  • 1tbsp nut oil
  • Spring onions
  • 1 inch ginger
  • Juice of ½ a lime
  • ½ tsp coriander and turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds (optional but so worth it)
  • Handful of chopped fresh coriander


HEAT oil on a medium heat

ADD cumin seeds and leave till they pop

ADD finely chopped spring onions and ginger

BOSH in chopped banana (about 1cm thick slices)

SHAKE & STIR leave for a couple minutes (try not to prod though as you don’t want to mash your banana)

ADD spices and lime juice stir again

HEAT for a couple more mins till banana is slightly golden



  • 112Kcal
  • 1.4g Protein
  • 28.5g Carbs
  • 3.7g Fat 

About the author: Will Girling is a professional sports nutritionist with clients from across the sporting spectrum; including pro rugby players, Olympians, elite cyclists & Ironman competitors. Will is also Head Sports Nutritionists for elite cycling outfit One Pro Cycling, and writes recipes, training guides, and similar on his website here. Follow Will on Twitter & Instagram for more insights, posts, recipes & updates.