Do you have a go-to snack before a workout? Or maybe you’re an early riser and don’t eat anything at all?
If there’s something that works for you, then I say stick with it! But if you’re always grabbing for a random bite and wondering if it’s the best food for fueling up before exercise, then hear me out.
The key is to have a combination of complex and simple carbs so that you release energy slowly and steadily throughout your workout. Ideally you want something that’s easy to digest, 30-60 minutes prior. While everyone has varying exercise goals
and degrees of intensity, there are a few pre-workout snacks that work well across the board.
Below are a few of my favorite ideas
- Toast with Almond Butter. Whether it’s gluten-free, whole grain or sprouted, toast is one of the quickest pre-workout snacks. I spread 1-2 tablespoons of raw almond butter over mine and top with banana slices for a quick burst of energy. Not a fan of toast? Opt for an apple with almond butter instead.
- Protein Smoothie. If you’ve been reading my emails for a while, you know by now that I’m a big smoothie fan. The quickest, easiest blend is great for gearing up for a workout: combine 1 tablespoon of high-protein sprout powder blend with one handful of berries, ½ cup of nondairy milk and ½ cup of ice.
- Eggs & Avocado. There’s no doubt about it: eggs are king when it comes to quick protein! Try one or two hardboiled eggs with a few slices of avocado and a sprinkle of chia seeds, especially if you have a tough workout ahead. This heartier combo will hold you through!