Thursday, March 1, 2012

Snack of the Day: Easy, Healthy Post-Workout Snacks

Many people want to know what it is that they should eat after they work out. This makes me happy, because one really needs to replenish their bodies after a workout because your glycogen levels have decreased and your body needs to be given carbohydrates in order to heal properly and still keep you feeling refreshed.

Now before you get too excited and chow down on the list of examples I'm about to provide you, keep in mind that how much you consume post workout largely relies on how strenuous of a workout you've had and your personal body type. It may take a few "snack experiments" to figure out what you personally need.

List of Post-Workout Snack examples:
Banana with Peanut butter (my personal go-to), or any nut butter
Protein Smoothie
Peanut Butter and jelly
Yogurt (Greek if you have it) with berries, almonds, honey, etc.
String cheese, fruit, and nuts
if a juicer or blender available to you, I always like this drink:

2 bananas, a little over a tsp of nutmeg, a bit of vanilla to taste.....blend. You can add milk (soy, skim, almond, what have you) as well. SO GOOD!!!

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