Sometimes it can be so hard to eat normally after a tough workout. Generally the body is super ravenous after burning so many calories! I have shared with you in the past what I eat before, during and after my runs but today I am sharing some easy options to fight that post workout hunger. Plus, I’m sharing a super healthy and yummy and healthy Blueberry Chia Pudding recipe that you will love!
Easy post-workout snacks
A great workout calls for a snack break. An easy and healthy post-workout snack is the best way to recover from your workout and encourage your body to rebuild stronger than ever. Post workout snacks can also help reduce soreness the next day so you are up for your next workout in less time.
Protein shakes are a great post workout snack. You can mix these up in your shaker bottle on the go or use a blender to add fruit for a better flavor. (Check out these awesome shaker bottles from Gear Hungry!) Protein is essential to the healthy growth of muscle. No time to make a protein shake? Then try muscle milk or a protein bar on the go. Check out this super delicious green smoothie recipe that is packed with protein!
Bananas and nut or seed butter are an amazing post-workout snack. The potassium in the bananas will help prevent cramps after a hard workout. This is a favorite of runners because it is very light stomach and help the body recover from an intense run.
Pita & Hummus
Pita and hummus make a great post-workout snack packed with healthy fats, proteins, and a boost of carbs. With a verity of hummus choices available at nearly any store this is an easy grab and go you can get if you didn’t prepare for your post-workout snack.
Cottage cheese and fruit is a great quick and easy snack you can enjoy after your workout. This protein packs snack will get you back on track for your day. Don’t like cottage cheese? Greek yogurt is another great dairy protein that goes well with fruit for a quick on the go post workout snack.
Need a cold snack to perk you up on a hot day after your workout? Frozen grapes and banana slices are packed with electrolytes and perfect for munching on a hot day after your workout. I’ve got a really easy and delicious popsicle recipe just for you!
A super healthy treat that can be used for breakfast, or snack!
- 1/2 cup fresh washed blueberries
- 1/4 cup Chia seeds
- 1 cup of Milk (almond, silk, 2%, etc.)
- Vanilla yogurt
- Granola: 1 cup oatmeal, 1 Tablespoon brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 Tablespoon butter (or you can purchase premade granola)
Mix the Chia seeds with Milk, and place in refrigerator overnight for pudding to set.
Mix granola ingredients together, and place in a small baking dish, and bake at 350 for 10 to 20 minutes, or until lightly browned.
Place cooled granola in small glass containers, add pudding,
blueberries and yogurt in layers on top of granola, and place in refrigerator.
Enjoy for breakfast, or a delicious tasty treat.