The best pre workout snacks contain simple carbohydrates for quick energy and fast digestion, and are best eaten an hour before you start. Lean proteins are great post workout fuel for speedy muscle recovery.
The following two recipes are ideal for a morning snack and pre or post workout. Quick to prepare, they’re ideal if you’re short on time. Combine them with a quick HIIT workout for activity and fuel that’s done in minutes.
2 bananas, sliced
6 tbsp protein powder
6 dates, finely chopped
Dash of almond milk
METHOD: Couldn’t be easier. Mash everything up in a bowl and mould into two bars. Place in the fridge for a couple of hours.
150ml almond milk
1 tsp cocoa powder
1 tsp spirulina
Handful of almonds, or 1 tbsp almond butter
Handful of spinach
1 large sprig of fresh mint
METHOD: Blitz everything in a blender and enjoy immediately!
I like the avocado smoothie idea but had no mint. I made it with vanilla extract instead, and it tastes delicious - nice and thick with the yoghurt and avocado.
Those oat and protein bars sound ideal to have as an afternoon snack when I tend to flag. I would recommend soaking the oats first if they're the tough cooking kind.