To lead a healthy life, a lot of us like to set some time aside to workout. A bit of exercise will help us burn calories, clear our skin, and perhaps even more importantly, help us get rid of a bit of stress. Being healthy isn’t just about working out, however. The mantra, “abs are made in the kitchen,” sheds some light on this—being healthy happens around the clock.
This doesn’t mean that we have to be worried about every single thing we eat and every single thing we do around the clock, though. What this really means is that we can’t let any of these things work by themselves. Specifically, when we put our body to work, we need to make sure we have fuel. Making sure we have something in the tank doesn’t have to be a whole ordeal, either.
Looking for a great pre workout snack? Here are 5 protein-filled snacks that will help you get the most out of your workout while being relatively hassle-free.
Yogurt, Fruit, and Granola
A quick and hassle-free pre-workout snack is a nice little bowl or cup of yogurt. Greek yogurt has less sugar than regular yogurt and is also an excellent source of carbs and protein. Throwing in a handful of fruit or berries and some granola will give you an extra kick of energy that’ll help you take on any workout.
This is a great snack that you can have before you head out or even on the go. To make it extra mobile, you can blend it up and make a smoothie!
Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich
Peanut butter can be an excellent source of protein, and bananas are a great source of carbs and potassium. A peanut butter and banana sandwich gives you the best of both worlds, with protein and carbs to fuel your exercise and potassium to keep you from cramping.
This is another great on the go snack, but make sure you’re getting high-quality peanut butter. Cheaper peanut butter will, unfortunately, carry less protein and probably lots more sugar.
Egg and Avacado
Eggs are a great source of high-quality protein and all of the amino acids we need, which makes them a great snack to have before a workout. You can prep hard-boiled eggs ahead of time which makes them one of the quickest snacks you can grab and have on the go.
If you have a bit more time, spreading some avocado over some toast can take this snack to the next level both in taste and in quality. Avocado is a superfood; you can even opt to eat it by the spoonful on the side.
Apple Slices with Peanut Butter
We weren’t just going to leave you with one single vegan option! Peanut butter again with all of the great properties from before, and this time spread deliciously over apple slices.
This is easy to make and to transport, and the glucose from the apple will give you a great boost to get you through your workout.
Handful of Nuts
If we want something just really, really efficient, we can walk out the door with a handful of assorted nuts. These are delicious and just about the simplest, easiest snack to have.
It’s a good idea to have a good mix to really get the best benefits out of the snack. Seeds are generally good for keeping your cardiovascular system and muscles healthy, and walnuts and cashews are full of healthy fats to keep your body and mind feeling great.
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