|Not only is chocolate milk delicious, |
it's also a great post-workout snack!
But you probably shouldn’t just go eat a doughnut, though it might be tempting. For those of us who have made that mistake, eating heavy or carb-heavy foods post workout can leave you feeling, well, not so great. To feel re-fueled, aim for up to 45 g of carbs and between 6-15 g of protein to help your body build up muscle.
So what foods would those be? Here are some suggestions for ideal noms after you’ve completed your workout:
- Dates with peanut butter
- Deviled eggs with hummus & yolk filling and chives on top
- Pistachios and raisins
- Protein powder juice
- Chocolate or Soy milk
- Banana with nut butter
- Chickpeas with lemon juice
- Green smoothie
- Pear and peanut/sunflower butter
- Apple and string cheese
- Avocado and lemon
- Sweet potato with black beans, greek yogurt, or salsa
|Mix it up with some pistachios and raisins.|
My personal favorite after a workout is chocolate milk or a Naked juice (they sell mini-bottles of them at Costco now!). Both of these are easy on my stomach after a tough workout, and within just a few minutes of drinking them I can feel my body recovering. Instead of feeling drained and exhausted the rest of the day, instead I feel energized and strong.
What are your favorite post-workout eats? I’d love to hear some more suggestions!