Eating properly before a workout is imperative to gaining maximum benefits! The food you eat is fuel for your body and can predict your performance. The size of your pre-workout depends on when you eat it. If you are eating just 30 minutes before, make it a light snack. If you are eating hours before, go ahead and have a full meal. You know your body and know how much you can handle. If your stomach feels full or icky during your workout, decrease intake; if it feels hungry, increase.
Strawberries and Cream: 1 scoop of vanilla or strawberry protein powder, 5 frozen or fresh strawberries, 1 cup water, and 1 cup ice.
PB Banana Dream Shake: 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder, 1/2 banana, dash of cinnamon, 1 scoop of PB2, 1 cup water, and 1 cup ice. Find PB2 here: http://www.netrition.com/cgi/goto.cgi?gid=4478&aid=3686
Chocolate Oat Protein Pudding: 1 scoop chocolate protein blend powder, 1/4 cup oats. Mix with water until thick, refrigerate for 1 hour to thicken or eat instantly.
Vanilla Latte Protein Shake: 1 scoop of vanilla protein, 1 package of Taster’s Choice French vanilla Instant coffee, 1 cup of almond milk and 1 cup of ice.
Yummy Berry Oats: 1/3 cup oats, 1 scoop of protein, 1 tablespoon of dried fruit, dash of cinnamon and 1 tablespoon of shaved nuts.
Chocolate Banana Oats: 1/3 cup oats, 1 scoop chocolate protein, and 1/3 banana
Go on a QUEST: QUEST bars are great and they have a huge variety. They have very little artificial sweetener and are great for on the go! Find them here: http://questproteinbar.com/jandrews/
Go Greek: 1 cup of Greek yogurt, with 1/4 cup of berries, and 1 tbsp of granola
Bread and Sweet Spread: 1 serving of P28 bread and 1 tbsp no-preservative jelly. Find P28 here: http://www.netrition.com/cgi/goto.cgi?gid=4770&aid=3686
Sweet Egg Sandwich: 1 slice of P28, 1 tbsp of non-preservative jelly and 2 egg whites Find P28 here: http://www.netrition.com/cgi/goto.cgi?gid=4770&aid=3686
Pineapple Cottage Cheese: 1/2 cup cottage cheese, 1/2 cup pineapples or fruit of your choice.
Chocolate Almond Banana Cake: Mix up 1/2 ripe banana, 2 tbsp of almond butter and 1 tsp of cocoa, then spread it on a plain rice cake! YUMMY!
****Being hydrated is part of being properly fueled for your workout. Try out Hydrolyze Ultra Water for maximum fast hydration. Check it out here: http://www.hydrolyzeultra.com
Stay tuned to next week for post-workout meals :)