10 Pre-Workout Snacks To Fuel Your Body For Optimum Strength Training

Although breakfast is widely considered to be the most important meal of the day, what you put into your body before and after your workouts can be just as important. Nutritional needs vary from person to person and also depend on that person's particular goals and activities. The following snacks, when timed properly, will give you the balance of protein, fat and carbs you need to fuel the workout, build muscle and recovery quickly. A pre-workout snack is one consumed about 30-60 minutes before you start sweating it up. Have a look:

1. Perfect Yogurt Parfait

Feeling fancy, huh? Top ¼ cup nonfat yogurt with ½ cup whole grain cereal and ½ cup fresh strawberries.

2. Cha-Cha Coconut Shake

Infuse one scoop chocolate whey protein with 2 teaspoons of extra virgin coconut oil. Yum!

3. Dressed-up Oats

Load up on carbohydrates for a longer workout with ½ cup cooked steel-cut oats topped with 1 tablespoon dried fruit and 1 tablespoon shaved almonds.

4. Fruitsation Shake

Blend one scoop of your favorite whey protein flavour with ½ cup ice, and 1 cup frozen berries for a sweet energy boost.

5. PB Apple

  For a quick carb fuel-up, slice one medium apple and serve with 2 tablespoons all-natural peanut butter.

6. Veggie Omelet

Add a little more colour to your diet by combining two whole eggs shaken with 1 teaspoon of water cooked with 1 cup sautéed seasonal veggies.

7. Fruit & Cottage Cheese

Top ½ cup cottage cheese — a low calorie and higher protein option — with ½ cup fresh pineapple, berries or melon. And voila!

8. Oats n’ Eggs

Not just for breakfast, try ½ cup cooked oatmeal and two whole eggs seasoned with salt and pepper.

9. Dried Fruit

For a quick pre-workout fix, try ¼ cup serving of dried berries, apricots and pineapple.

10. Star-buffs Shake

Blend 1 cup iced coffee (keep the ice) with 1 scoop chocolate whey protein. Delicious sounding snacks! Do you have a favourite pre-workout snack that didn't make the list? Share it with us! For more snack ideas, check out the BodyRock Meal Plan! Source: Elite Daily

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