Thursday, 20 March 2014

Post Workout Snack Ideas

Tip:  The best time to refuel your body after a workout is within 30 minutes after you excercise.

Here are some great Post Workout Snack Ideas from steadystrength - (www.steadystrength.com)


1 – Hard Boiled Eggs

They are very convenient and easy to transport. They provide all the protein and fats that you need but are low in carbs so it would be a good idea to take along a fruit too.  After a tough workout you need some carbs as well in order to replenish your glycogen stores.


2 – Tuna Salad

Tuna is a quality protein that is easy to fix into a really tasty and potent post workout snack. To add carbs to the mix just add some vegetables or spread it on a piece of wholewheat bread.


3 – Peanut Butter

Peanut butter goes great on bread or whole wheat rice cakes. Bananas and apples also go really well with this recovery food. This should be a priority post workout food for anyone trying to gain muscle mass. It provides a significant amount of all the macronutrients (fats, carbs, proteins).

4 – Hummus

Very convenient, as you can buy it ready made. However, if you prefer making your own the ingredients are nothing but pureed chickpeas. Chickpeas are very high in protein and have sufficient carbs too. To prepare your own hummus just crush up a few cups of chickpeas with a drizzle of lemon, olive oil, and garlic.


5 – Greek Yogurt

It can be slightly more expensive, but it’s totally worth it. It has about twice as much protein, and less fat as other yoghurts. There is heaps you can do with it, add berries, protein powder and make a yummy smoothy or parfait.


6 – Protein Powder

This is my favourite as it is the easiest to take along and it digests easily.  All you need is to take your shaker with your powder stored inside and when you are finished working out just add water.


7 – Chocolate Milk

This is a brilliant post workout out snack with just the right amount of carbs and protein.  But if you are lactose intolerant the protein powder may be better for you.

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