To enhance your goals and aid in your recovery process.
Many of us put a good deal of thought into what workouts we want to complete each week. We take into account many details such as timing, the instructor, and our overall goals.
Did you know that the food we fuel ourselves with after each workout not only enhances these goals, but also aids in our recovery process?
Your post-workout snack is an important part of your fitness routine. Here are some nutritionist-approved snacks to help your body recover after a sweaty class!
Here are our favorite post-workout meals:
Eggs and Whole-Grain Toast.
Whether they’re hard boiled, scrambled, or over-easy, eggs are an excellent source of protein. Large eggs can pack up to 11 grams of protein each! Stick to whole-grain toast for high-quality glucose replenishment.
If you’re in a rush, this is the perfect post-workout fuel. Chocolate milk contains carbs, protein, fluids, and electrolytes – making it the ideal quick-fix for muscle protein synthesis.
The best part about a smoothie? You can customize to fit your taste! Make sure you throw in some protein powder, fruit, veggies, and some coconut water to replenish your electrolytes (this is great after a dance cardio class!)
Greek Yogurt Parfait.
Coming in at 12 grams of protein per serving, Greek yogurt is an excellent choice for post-workout protein. Make sure you add some berries and a handful of granola, and you’ve got yourself the perfect post-workout snack!
While these post-workout snacks are great, it is important to stay open to adjusting and tweaking them to find what works best for you. Each of us have different responses to exercise, which means our body will process each of these foods differently.
Stay curious and find out what works best for YOU when it comes to post-workout nutrition to fully optimize your workouts!
The BBS Team xo