Three quick and healthy post-workout snacks
After a workout, it’s very important to fuel your body so that your muscles can recover from the time at the gym. In order to get through the day with plenty of energy, try choosing a snack that is fueling, yet filling. Smoothie bowls are great post-workout snacks because they can easily be made with items that are already available in your freezer, fridge or pantry.
For a tasty and healthy smoothie bowl:
- Blend ½ cup almond milk, a handful of strawberries, two frozen bananas and a handful of frozen raspberries. If desired, adding ice cubes can create a thicker consistency.
- Next the fun stuff: toppings!Grabtwo tablespoons of chia seeds then cut up a fresh banana and a few blackberries.Top off the bowl with the chia seeds, bananas and blackberries. Chia seeds are thegreat energy boosters that contain omega 3 fatty acids, carbohydrates, fiber, antioxidants, calciumand protein.
Another healthy post-workout snack is a delicious bowl of rolled oats. Cook a bowl of oats to your liking and then like the smoothie bowl, top them off with some fresh fruit and a spoonful of almond butter.
On the go? Try these:
“Vegan cookies” are perfect to make in advance and have them on hand to eat on the way to the gym or at work. Gather one cup of gluten-free rolled oats, two mashed bananas, a handful of vegan chocolate-chips, a dash of vanilla extract and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Mix the ingredients together, roll into 1-inch balls and place on a baking sheet. Bake them in the oven at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Let cool and enjoy!