The BEST pre and post workout snacks!

Clients ask me all the time...."What should I eat before and after I workout?" Whether you are hitting the gym, going for a run, or getting out on the trails, there are certain things you want to keep in mind when choosing the right snacks.

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Your pre workout snack should offer you a few things:

  • Carbs: energy from carbohydrates so you don’t run out of steam
  • Satiety: so you aren’t starving mid workout
  • Digestibility: easy digestibility so nothing lingers in your stomach and weighs you down
  • H2O: hydration to keep you from feeling sluggish

If your workouts are intense, your post workout snack should offer:

  •  H2O: water is very important for your overall energy, maintaining electrolyte balance and restoring losses from the great sweat you worked up.
  • Protein: helps to restore hard worked muscle tissue
  • Carbs: help to replete glycogen losses, and the energy you store in your muscles

My 5 favorite Pre Workout Snacks

  • 1 slice Ezekiel toast, ½ a small avocado & sprinkle of salt
  • 1 cup iced coffee blended with 2 tablespoons cacao powder 2 tablespoons hemp seeds and a small banana
  •  Chia pudding (combine 1 ½ cups coconut milk (from a carton,) mixed with 5 tablespoons chia seeds and refrigerate 4 hours or overnight, makes 4 servings) top with a sprinkle of unsweetened coconut and raspberries
  • Take 1 cup fruit salad (oranges, grapefruit, berries, melon or whatever looks the best and freshest) and top with 1 tablespoons ground flax seeds.
  • Oatmeal, topped with berries

My 5 favorite Post Workout Snacks

  • 4 oounces full fat plain Greek yogurt or cottage cheese, berries, sprinkle of walnuts
  • Protein Drink
  • Trail mix with almonds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, 1 tablespoon dried unsweetened coconut, a tablespoon of raisins
  • 1 slice Ezekiel toast, 1 tablespoon almond butter, 1 boiled egg, deli turkey, or 1 tablespoon hummus
  • Lettuce turkey wrap.  Sliced deli turkey wrapped in butter lettuce.

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