3:1 Recovery Pasta

Available in Smoked Tomato and Field Mushroom flavours. Carbohydrate-enriched meal to support recovery during higher training loads.

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Product Highlights

  • To assist in post-exercise recovery
  • 75g Carbohydrate per serve
  • 25g Protein per serve
  • Low in Fat
  • Promotes storage of muscle glycogen
  • Facilitates muscular repair and recovery
  • Comprehensive Amino Acid profile
  • Promotes positive NET protein balance
  • Standardised approach to nutrient consumption
  • Perfect if time-restricted or travelling
  • Provided in convenient single-use pouches
  • Quick and easy to prepare
  • Vegetarian

Product Summary

TORQ’s 3:1 SNAQ Meals have been developed alongside our long-standing Performance Nutrition range. Formulated at the same 3:1 Carbohydrate:Protein ratio as the TORQ Recovery Drink, our 3:1 SNAQ Meal offers a comprehensive, standardised approach to post-exercise nutrition and can be used in conjunction with, or independent of our recovery drink. Each 3:1 Recovery SNAQ Meal provides 25 grams of high quality protein with all the essential amino acids responsible for muscular remodelling and cellular adaptation in the hours after exercise, along with a generous supply of carbohydrate, promoting the replenishment of liver and muscle glycogen enabling you to perform optimally, day on day.

Available in two tasty vegetarian flavours, Field Mushroom and Smoked Tomato, supplied in convenient individual single-use pouches.

Product Usage

Our 3:1 Recovery SNAQ Meal can be enjoyed at any time of day following a training session. Simply add contents of the pack to 400ml of boiling water and cook for 10 minutes either on the hob or in the microwave. Garnish your 3:1 SNAQ Meal, with a vegetable side to ensure a complete meal balanced with carbohydrate, protein, fat, vitamins, minerals and dietary fibre to support a healthy, athletic lifestyle.

For optimal benefits during periods of high exercise load, use this 3:1 SNAQ Meal in conjunction with TORQ Recovery Drink. Consume recovery drink within 15 minutes of exercise completion and follow up with your 3:1 SNAQ Meal an hour later. During periods of less demanding exercise, consume your 3:1 SNAQ Meal as soon as possible after exercise as a savoury alternative to a recovery drink.

Technical Information

The body has a very limited amount of endogenous carbohydrate, stored in the muscle and liver. In total these carbohydrate stores equate to around 5% of the body’s total energy stores, however carbohydrate is the preferred fuel source and during exercise can equate to over 50% (or more) of total energy expended, depending on the intensity and duration of the exercise. These limited stores, combined with a limited capacity to absorb and use carbohydrate during exercise can result in them becoming almost completely depleted during an intense endurance training session or competition.

Recovery from exercise is essential to the training process. Allowing for adequate recovery time ensures you arrive at the next training session in an optimal physiological state to perform. The time taken to recover can also be manipulated by good nutritional strategies. Research has concluded that when muscle glycogen is fully resynthesised post exercise, time to exhaustion (how long you can sustain exercise for) is significantly improved. Ensuring carbohydrate is fully replenished post exercise becomes of paramount importance during periods of high training loads or when exercising across multiple days.

Consuming rich, lean sources of carbohydrates and proteins can promote the replenishment of muscle glycogen (the body’s store of carbohydrate) and enhance training adaptation by ensuing there is sufficient availability of free circulating proteins required for muscular and cellular repair and reconstruction by stimulating muscle protein synthesis factors. Our 3:1 SNAQ Meal also contains 25g of premium quality vegetarian protein with an extensive amino acid range. The protein is delivered primarily from our unique and highly functional TORQ Protein Fusilli (available separately) ensuring an extremely low fat source of the highest quality protein.

The extremely low fat content of these meals ensures that both carbohydrate and protein are delivered quickly and efficiently to the blood, optimising the supply of ‘useful’ calories. This means that our meals contain fewer overall calories than would typically be consumed if creating your own recipes, because of the prevalence of fat in many commercially available protein sources and food ingredients in general.

Immediately after heavy exercise, we would always recommend the consumption of TORQ Recovery Drink, due to the rapid absorption of TORQ’s multi-transportable carbohydrates found within TORQ Recovery and other nutrients unique to the product like Ribose and Glutamine. However, in the hours following exercise it is important that you continue the recovery process by consuming nutritious, balanced foods and our 3:1 SNAQ Meals provide an exceptionally effective ‘savoury’ method of ensuring the optimum quality and quantity of nutrients consumed. During lower exercise loads, our 3:1 SNAQ Meals work extremely effectively as a recovery intervention in their own right if consumed swiftly after exercise, negating the need for a recovery drink altogether.

Real Food

We take our ingredient choices very seriously here at TORQ and there is no doubt that the SNAQ Meals we have created are ‘real food’. We have always held the firm philosophy that whilst dietary performance is our priority, we will always forge a natural path, which is why we have Soil Association Organic and Fairtrade Foundation approval on many of our products. Our meals have been developed using natural vegetable powders, herbs, spices and seasoning to complement the technical high protein and regular pastas which provide the majority of the macronutrient calories.

Our SNAQ meals are deliberately low in fat to facilitate the rapid absorption of useful calories and we make a point of suggesting that you should accompany your SNAQ Meal with a fresh salad, broccoli, green beans or other fibrous vitamin-rich vegetables. Our meals can be consumed on their own without accompaniment and will be highly functional, but we would always recommend regular consumption of fresh fruit and vegetables, because the fibre and micronutrients contained within these fresh foods are essential for a healthy balanced diet.

As the SNAQ range develops, we intend to offer greater variety as well as customised dietary plans through our consultancy to optimise nutritional practices during training and competition, along with programs to facilitate body fat loss whilst at the same time developing muscular integrity and power. These plans won’t feature TORQ products exclusively of course, they will include recipes using other regular healthy foods too. We’re not looking to take over the world, we just know how beneficial a solid understanding of the timing and composition of one’s meals will affect physical performance and the TORQ SNAQ range has been developed with this firmly in mind.

A number of TORQ’s Performance Products are certified Organic or Fairtrade and we will be offering similar options in the future within our SNAQ range.


A primary motivation for establishing the SNAQ range at TORQ has been to fulfil the needs of serious World Class competitive athletes who travel the globe to compete at the highest level. The SNAQ range provides an ever-expanding range of foods with standardised nutritional profiles to remove the guesswork many of these athletes have to contend with every time they travel.

This principle translates to any physically active person travelling either within the UK or globally to take part in events. Being able to create healthy optimised meals easily with full knowledge of the nutritional profile, where the only external ingredient required is a source of fresh water has huge value.

Nutritional Info

Smoked Tomato

Ingredients: Fusilli (Durum Wheat Semolina, Water) (30%), Smoked Tomato Sauce (Maize Starch, Dehydrated Tomato, Sugar, Red Kidney Beans, Sun-dried Tomato, Tomato Flakes, Dehydrated Onion, Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Calcium Carbonate, Niacin, Iron, Thiamine), Milk Solids, Skimmed Milk Powder, Green & Red Bell Pepper, Rapeseed Oil, Dehydrated Garlic, Smoked Paprika, Basil, Black Pepper, Cumin, Ginger, Thyme) (26%), Protein Fusilli (Vegetable Proteins (Soya, Pea), Durum Wheat Semolina, Egg White Powder, Algae Extracts (Sodium Alginate), Amino Acids (L-Methionine, L-Threonine)) (21.8%), Maltodextrin (14.2%), Dehydrated Garden Peas (4%), Sun-dried Tomato (Sun-dried Tomato, Salt) (4%).

per 122g serving per 100g
Energy(kJ) 1781 1460
Energy(Kcal) 421 345
Fat(g) 1.8 1.5
of which saturates(g) 0.4 0.3
Carbohydrates(g) 75.1 61.5
of which sugars(g) 4.4 3.6
Fibre (g) 3.6 2.9
Protein (g) 25.4 20.9
Salt (mg) 1.3 1.1

Allergy Information: For allergens including cereals containing gluten see ingredients in bold. Contains Egg, Soya and Gluten. May also contain celery.

Field Mushroom

Ingredients: Fusilli (Durum Wheat Semolina,Water) (32.7%), Maltodextrin (22%), Protein Fusilli (Vegetable Proteins (Soya, Pea), Durum Wheat Semolina, Egg White Powder, Algae Extracts (Sodium Alginate), Amino Acids (L-Methionine, L-Threonine)) (21.3%), Field Mushroom Sauce (Skimmed Milk Powder (Skimmed Milk Solids, Vegetable Oil (Palm Oil and Palm Stearin), Sugar, Emulsifier: Soya Lecithin), Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Calcium Carbonate, Niacin, Iron, Thiamin), Maize Starch, Dehydrated Champignon Mushrooms, Yeast Extract, Flavouring (Soya, Maize, Wheat), Dehydrated Onion, Palm Oil Fractions, Black Pepper) (16.3%), Dehydrated Mushrooms (4%), Garden peas (3.7%).

per 122g serving per 100g
Energy(kJ) 1845 1430
Energy(Kcal) 441 342
Fat(g) 3.6 2.8
of which saturates(g) 1.6 1.3
Carbohydrates(g) 75.4 58.4
of which sugars(g) 5.9 4.6
Fibre (g) 2.7 2.1
Protein (g) 25.2 19.5
Salt (mg) 1.1 0.8

Allergy Information: For allergens including cereals containing gluten see ingredients in bold. Contains Egg, Soya and Gluten. May also contain celery.

TORQ 3:1 Recovery SNAQ meals contain TORQ 60% Protein Fusilli Pasta with an exceptionally rich Amino Acid profile.

Amino Acid profile (%) of TORQ Fusilli specifically: Cysteine 0.98, Aspartic A 6.58, Proline 6.58, Methionine 1.4, Threonine 2.54, Serine 3.39, Glutamic A 11.34, Glycine 2.5, Alanine 2.78, Valine 3.16, Isoleucine 2.93, Leucine 4.86, Tyrosine 2.29, Phenylalanine 3.34, Lysine 3.68, Histidine 1.51, Arginine 4.27, Tryptophan 0.8