Everyone- from a fitness newbie to a regular gym enthusiast is always looking for a way to improve performance and achieve their goals. Proper fueling and good nutrition can give you an extra edge in the gym.
Our nutritionists have created this pre-workout snack guide to help you boost your training outputs and recover faster. Each snack also includes a calories-macros breakdown.
But before we dive in, let’s talk about
What’s a good pre-workout snack?
An ideal pre-workout snack should be high in carbs, moderate in protein and low in fats. This will prevent any stomach discomfort during exercise.
When should you have a pre-workout snack?
Ideally, 1 to 1.5 hours before your workout.
10 pre-workout snack recipes
1. Sweet Potato and curd
Bake/ Stream 1 medium sweet potato and mix it with 5 tablespoons of curd.
The carbs in the sweet potato and protein in the curd will give you the boost you need for your workout.
2. Rice cakes and hummus
Spread 30 grams (2 spoon) of hummus on 2 rice cakes and enjoy.
3. Pre-workout smoothie
Blend 1 fruit (banana, mango, berries) with 1 cup of low-fat milk and a handful of dry fruits.
You can also add a teaspoon of instant coffee for an added kick.
4. Bread and guacamole
Toast 2 slices of whole wheat bread and top them with 2 spoon of guacamole or ¼ of an avocado
5. Banana and peanut butter
1 medium banana with 1 spoon of peanut butter
6. Apple and peanut butter
Another gym classic. Slice a medium apple and spread 2 teaspoons of peanut butter on top.
7. Chia pudding
Mix 20 grams of chia seeds with 75 ml almond milk and 50 gram yogurt.
Chill in the fridge for 8 hours and enjoy.
8. Yogurt Parfait
Layer 1 cup of low-fat yogurt with 1 tablespoon of seed mix and 1 tablespoon of dry fruits.
Optional- add some fresh fruit on top for some extra zing
9. Egg Sandwich
This egg sandwich is perfect if you’re feeling a little hungry before your workout.
Toast two slices of whole wheat bread and sandwich 1 large boiled egg and 1 teaspoon of peanut butter between them.
The perfect mix of complex carbs and protein.
Cook 30 grams (2 tablespoons) of oats and top them with a handful of nuts and seeds.
Happy fueling! Now go crush your gym goals.
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