July 29, 2015
The 20 Best Snacks For Before And After Exercise!
There has been a lot of debate recently about whether eating before you hit the gym is healthy or not. The truth is that eating the right foods pre-workout will help you go longer, faster and stronger. Just like the right post-workout snacks will help your body recover, build muscle and stay satisfied. Here are 10 before exercise snacks, and 10 amazing after exercise ideas too keep you going: Before Your Workout: #1 Yogurt Parfait 1/4 cup Greek yoghurt, 1/2 cup whole grain cereal and a few strawberries make for a light, protein rich treat. #2 Fruity-licious Smoothie Blend one scoop of whey protein with one cup of frozen berries to get a great boost of energy. #3 Oats n' Eggs A bowl of hearty oatmeal and two hard-boiled eggs will give you a kick of protein but won't leave you feeling weighed down. #4 Veggie Omelet Make your favourite omelet with some healthy, colourful vegetables like mushrooms, zucchini or red peppers. #5 Spinach Salad Combine mineral-rich spinach with veggies, eggs and olive oil. #6 Cottage Style Fruit Take a 1/2 cup of fresh pineapple and top with a 1/2 of protein-fuelled cottage cheese. #7 PB+B On Toast Forget the J! Spread some natural peanut butter on whole-grain toast and top with a sliced banana. #8 Eggs n' Toast Whip up 2 hard boiled eggs and slice them onto some whole-grain toast. Eggs can help prep your body for a workout as they aid in increasing muscle mass. #9 Fancy Oats Take fibre-rich oats and top them with almonds or fruit. #10 Energy Bar Choose a store-bought energy bar that is low in sugar and contains natural ingredients. After Your Workout: #1 Chunky Monkey Shake Blend one banana, one tablespoon of natural peanut butter and one cup of milk. #2 Hummus and Pita Dip a whole-wheat pita into this tasty chickpea dip which is known to lower bad cholesterol. #3 Cottage Cheese Crunch Take cottage cheese, one teaspoon of honey and 1/2 a cup of whole-wheat cereal for a restorative snack. #4 Squash The Beef Lean beef and butternut squash make a healthy, muscle-building combo if you're looking for something really filling. #5 Ants On A Raft Coat a brown rice cake with natural peanut butter and add on your ants! Erm...some raisins. #6 Cheese n' Apples Simply slice up an apple and grab your favourite cheese. Apples are a cravings crusher and packed with dietary fibre! #7 Cereal Find your favourite whole-grain cereal and mix in some milk to fill up and feel great. #8 Muscle Shake This shake will guarantee more nutrients to flood to your muscles! Take 1/2 scoop of protein powder and 1/2 scoop of casein protein and toss in some yummy fruit. #9 Trail Mix Throw banana chips, macadamia nuts and dried coconut all together! Add in some dark chocolate chips for added deliciousness. #10 Warrior Green Shake Blend an 8 ounce shake filled with kale, celery, cucumber, hemp seeds, algae oil and coconut oil for a supercharged metabolism and the benefits of electrolytes. What are your favourite pre and post workout snacks? Share your recipes with us in the comments below! Source: Greatist Do you follow us on Instagram? [caption id="attachment_100850" align="alignnone" width="100"] @BodyRockTV[/caption]