Today we’re focusing on what to eat for your #WorkoutWednesday. I know that #WorkoutWednesday would've been yesterday, but I was super busy yesterday with the talk show, and spending time with my family. Even though this info would've been perfect to have yesterday, it's better late than never, right? According to Miss Nutritionist, Rosie Millen, glucose is your bodies’ preferred energy source so if you want to fuel your workout to smash those goals then you need to consume it before hand. The optimum time to eat before a workout is 30 – 60 minutes. Make sure it is not too heavy but not too light either. Protein assists in the recovery of your muscles after exercise. Eggs, tuna and chicken are some of the most well-known foods that are rich in protein. Although they are healthy foods that you should incorporate in your everyday diet, they might not be the best foods to eat after your workout. So here are five easy post workout snacks to fuel your workout.
RED VELVET FUDGE BITES
Have you ever had (or even heard of) all natural, low sugar, high protein, high fiber, gluten free, dairy free, vegan, and 100% healthy RED. VELVET. FUDGE?? Well, if you haven’t made these Healthy Red Velvet Fudge DIY Protein Bars, then I’m betting you haven’t.
CANDIED BACON AND NUT BRITTLE
This candied bacon nut brittle is spicy, sweet and outrageously delicious. It also makes the perfect DIY food gift during the holiday season!
HIGH PROTEIN BROWNIE
Most of us are looking for a quick post workout snack and sometimes it’s tricky to fill the spot. Keira Rumble has kindly shared her awesome healthy brownie recipe that tastes divine and should do the trick. These little gems are gluten free, high in protein, vegan and have no added sugar. They also keep really well in the freezer and made the perfect post workout snack/dessert, for a good two weeks.
VANILLA CHAI PROTEIN SMOOTHIE
Vanilla Chai Protein Smoothie. This healthy recipe is simple to make and made with chai tea, unsweetened vanilla almond milk, bananas and protein shake powder. Try making this for breakfast or as a post-workout snack.
CARROT CAKE BALL PROTEIN BITES
These Carrot Cake Protein Balls are the easiest carrot cake recipe ever. It is perfect for those night when you are craving a guilt free carrot cake and they're the perfect reward for that hard workout!
Today’s Challenge: What’s your fave pre or post workout snack? Share your faves in the comment section below!