Eat smart after your workout!

iStock_000008407489XSmallRecharge 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 ½ banana, a handful of  blueberries and a few strawberries mixed with water. Your body will quickly turn this into energy!

1 scoop of whey protein powder…easily digested!
½  banana
½ cup berries
Approx. 200 calories

Brown rice cakes with PB & B
A more foody choice that I love……
2 brown rice cakes
½ banana
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
½ cup of berries + 10-12 almonds or walnuts
Approx. 250 calories

One more great choice……
Hummus and whole wheat pita
¼ 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!!!

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