Post Work Out Protein Snacks

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You’ve done your workout and you wonder, what do I eat? You may have heard that it’s good to eat protein after a workout but have you ever questioned why? Does protein really work? If you exercise on a regular basis, you may want to consider adding more protein to your diet.

During an intense workout, muscle protein breaks down and then under-go repair during  the post workout. In short, protein helps your muscles recover and grow therefore beneficial to add protein in your post workout diet.

A WORD OF CAUTION:

A lot of “energy” items may contain high calories such as protein shakes and bars. If you just burned off 300 calories on a run, you may not want to drink a 280 calorie sports drink, however; do consider the lite versions which may contain 120 calories or less. Same goes for energy bars.

Do:
  • Consume protein within 30 minutes of post activity
  • Explore with different protein options
Post Work-Out Protein Snacks:
  1. Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Shake

chocolate

Shake up a smoothie with a delicious scoop of whey protein to add in extra protein. Don’t worry, you won’t even taste it! I use Cabot Whey Protein and mix in some cocoa powder for a delicious dessert time shake.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Scoop Cabot Why Protein
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 banana
  • 2 Tbs creamy peanut butter
  • 1 Tbs cocoa powder
  • ice (optional)

2. Hummus and Pita

pita

Hummus is made from chickpeas which a great source for natural protein. Looking for a change? Change the pita to veggies!

3.  Apples and Nuts

apple

This option is great for on-the-go. Apples and nuts are portable and can be kept in your gym bag to be eaten on the way home.

4. Hard boiled egg and some fruit

egg

Eggs (boiled or not) are a great source of protein. Add some fruit for carbohydrates!

5. Whole wheat toast with peanut butter and banana.

I enjoy this for breakfast as well. Pair it up with Greek yogurt and it may just hold you over until your next meal!

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