Recharge and replenish your body with these smart and simple protein and carb combos after your workout!
Hopefully, you grab a quick snack before your workout to give yourself energy and stamina to get the most from your workout! Eating a healthy snack within one hour following your workout is even more important! Your body needs to be fed properly to repair muscle tissues and restore glycogen, which is depleted after a tough workout! In addition to this post workout meal, it is important to drink 8-12 ounces of water.
My favorite snacks…
A whey protein shake with a Â½ banana, a handful ofÂ blueberries and a few strawberries mixed with water. Your body will quickly turn this into energy!
1 scoop of whey protein powder…easily digested!
Â½ cup berries
Approx. 200 calories
Brown rice cakes with PB & B
A more foody choice that I love……
2 brown rice cakes
Tbsp of peanut or almond butter…sprinkle of cinnamon
Approx. 220 calories
Another foody, goody……..
Yogurt or Kefir, berries and a few almonds
1 cup low fat plain yogurt or Kefir….use stevia to sweeten
Â½ cup of berries + 10-12 almonds or walnuts
Approx. 250 calories
One more great choice……
Hummus and whole wheat pita
Â¼ cup of hummus
One whole wheat pita
A celery stalk for crunch
Approx. 250-275 calories
Next week I will give you a few more options…try these for now!!!