We talked about quick pre workout snacks HERE, let’s go over a few picks for a great post workout snack.
These snacks will maximize all the hard work you just put in. It’s easy to workout for an hour, then hit up Wendy’s right after (trust me, I’ve seen it!), but getting good nutrition in after your workout is extremely important.
Protein Shake (w/ Fruit)
Let’s start with a staple when it comes to post workouts. Protein shakes are so popular because of their simplicity. Take a scoop (or 2), mix with water, and you’re done. I recommend also having a banana or other fruit to add some carbs.
Tuna Sandwich on Whole Wheat
Again, protein and carbs, because they help with recovery after a workout. Tuna on a slice or 2 of whole wheat (or grain) bread is a perfect combo.
Greek Yogurt & Berries
Low Fat Greek Yogurt (Go plain, no need for extra sugar) gives you about 15g of protein per serving. And berries are a perfect post workout carb. Add some honey to sweeten up the whole snack.
Low Fat Cheese & An Apple
I’ve seen this before in the gym: finished a workout, and pulling out some string cheese and a green apple right after. Simple. No prep. Good protein, a little fat, and good carbs, with added fiber from the apple.
Yup! You read that right. With a good mix of protein & carbs (and maybe fat, depending on the milk you use), chocolate milk is a great, quick, post workout snack. Science has even backed it as significantly replenishing exhausted muscles. They were even passing them out after the Spartan Race. Science!
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