Easy Pre + Post Workout Snacks I Love
Staying active is super important but what goes into your body matters even more! Your body needs energy to workout and fueling it with the right food beforehand can really boost your sweat sessions. Plus, rewarding it with mindful choices after helps to repair muscles and keeps your metabolism soaring throughout the day!
What I choose to eat pre-workout depends on the time of day I work out...for example if I work out @ 7 am, I will just have a pre-energizer shake and do a fasted workout. But If I work out mid day or after 6 pm, I'll have a little pre-workout snack so I'm not starving and thinking about food the entire time:P I just make sure to eat an hour ahead of time.
Just remember though, everyone is different- so what works for me, may not work for you! so I recomend experimenting ; P
Here are some of my favorite and yummiest (and easiest!) pre- and post-workout snacks that I keep in rotation:
I have used this gluten-free blend since forever ago. It's the only one I trust and rely on daily. It is plant based and gives me the mental focus and energy I need to push through any high-intensity workout- it’s also made up of CLEAN ingredients YAY :D!
I just mix it up with cold purified water and drink it 20 minutes prior to working out.
Here’s what’s in it: coconut oil powder (seed) 1000 mg, Yerba maté (leaf) 167 mg, Devil's claw (6:1) extract (root) 150 mg, Green tea (leaf) 100 mg—here’s the caffeine nudge!, Rhodiola (root) 100 mg, Rhodiola (root) 3% rosavins 3 mg, Ginseng (root) 100 mg, Ginseng (root) 4% ginsenoside 4 mg, Turmeric (root) 53 mg, Turmeric (root) 95% curcuminoids 50 mg, Ginger (root) 10 mg, and Ginger (root) 5% gingerols 0.5 mg.
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Yogurt, banana, and Ezekiel toast xx
This is a staple and it tastes delicious! Bananas are full of potassium which keeps nutrient levels high during a workout, and the healthy carbs from the bread are essential to keep energy levels steady & flowing.
To make: Toast 1 slice of Ezekiel bread (I looove cinnamon raisin) and spread with 2 tbsp plain Greek yogurt. Top with sliced banana, a sprinkle of cinnamon, then drizzle a little honey on top.
Apple Rounds + Almond Butter!
THESE ARE SO HEAVENLY and a classic for a reason, but I like the twist of using crunchy almond butter and cutting the apples into fun donut rings. The natural sugars from the apple give your body energy and the nuts for some heart-healthy fats to stay energized.
To make: Slice 1 organic apple (I usually use Gala or Fuji) into ½ inch rounds. Cut out the core then spread 2 tbsp of almond butter evenly across the slices. If you’re into a lil’ somethin’ extra, sprinkle granola and cacao nibs for a chocolatey crunch...AhH it tastes like dessert. I can have it everyday!
POST- WORKOUT RECIPES
I’ve been LOVING RXBars. They are clean and have 12g of protein which is necessary after a hard workout! My current favorite is the Maple Sea Salt...delicious! If I’m on the go or traveling, I’ll pack one in my gym bag. Easy!
Avocado Protein Smoothie:
A little secret. I'm not the biggest fan of avocado. I'll eat it if it's in my salad or poke bowl...but I really don't like the texture... (anyone else like this!?) But I know it's a 'good-for-you' fat, especially for repairing muscles post-fitness.
The one way I DO enjoy avocados though, is by whipping it up into a creamy smoothie. You can't taste it at all, it's basically a buttery, heavenly, magical ingredient that makes your smoothie taste DELICIOUS. Avocados also have B vitamins which help keep your metabolism working even after you stop moving. win win.
To make, add the following to a blender: 1 cup ice, ½ peeled avocado, 1-2 pitted dates, 3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk, ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract, dash of cinnamon, ¼ cup plain yogurt, and a scoop of vanilla protein. I used Perfect Fit in vanilla. Blend till smooth and enjoy!
Soft Boiled Eggs+ Truffle Oil + Salt
This is my favorite way to have eggs and YES it surprisingly tastes REALLY good. Eggs in general are a wonderful protein source so I always make sure to soft-boil them during meal prep. (If you haven’t soft-boiled eggs before, it’s pretty easy; see here!) Since my eggs are already made, this takes literally two minutes to whip up.
To make: Grab 2 of your soft-boiled eggs, peel and cut them in half, then drizzle with truffle oil, fresh pepper and flaky salt. Enjoy!
What are some of your favorite pre- and post-workout snacks??
p.s. Let me know what you think if you try out a recipe and be sure to tag #remieats so I can see it too : P!