My 6 Favorite Pre-Workout Snacks (PLUS, my Chocolate Love Smoothie)

October 5, 2013

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This is a small list of my standby snacks for pre-workout fuel. In most cases, they are also beneficial for post-workout repair. I am cautious eating food with too much sugar (ie. carbs) and prefer something higher in protein for muscle repair and build. A smoothie loaded with plant-based protein (see below) is a good alternative if, like me, you avoid blending with too much sugary fruits.

Fresh-pressed Juices

I don’t typically like to put too much fruit in my juices.  However, for pre-workout fuel, the antioxidants, minerals and natural sugars from fruit will give you the boost you need in a workout.  A combination of berries, citrus fruits, leafy greens, and carrots should be a good blend.

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Smoothie

This is a definite choice for me in the morning before yoga as it is easy to digest in the morning.  In fact, I drink half before class and half after to provide my body with protein to repair and build muscle.  Here’s my favourite blend:

 

Chocolate LOVE Smoothie

1/2 frozen banana (*you can use a whole banana but I prefer low sugar smoothies)
1/2 avocado or 1 small avocado OR 2 TBSP organic, cold-pressed, virgin Coconut Oil
1/2 cup almond or coconut milk or mixture of both
3/4 cup filtered water
1 scoop raw cacao
1 scoop Amazing Grass raw superfood greens

 

Directions: blend baby!  I also pop it in the freezer while I get ready so it is still cold after yoga.