The body is in a constant state of muscle synthesis throughout the day and night and not just around your gym time. However, snacks that are smartly timed and prepared can give the body the fuel it needs to efficiently build and repair muscles, burn fat and recover.
Here are 3 quick to prep, energy packed snacks that you can take around your workout time:
Honey banana oatmeal:
- 3/4th cup rolled oats
- ½ cup milk
- 1 tbsp. crushed flaxseeds
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 ripe banana, mashed
Method: Mix all the ingredients together in a pot, place it on medium heat and mix well, while stirring frequently. Cook until the mixture reaches normal oatmeal consistency. Once done, you can serve it, topped with nuts or a drizzle of honey if you prefer.
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- ½ granola/ trail mix
- ½ cup fresh yogurt
- Handful of mixed berries or fruits of your choice.
Method: In a glass or a bowl, add 2 tbsp. of berries and spread it evenly. Layer it with 2 tbsp. of yogurt and top it with berries. Repeat the steps with granola, yogurt and berries. Serve immediately.
Peanut butter energy bites:
- 1/2 cup natural peanut butter or almond butter
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup protein powder
- 1/3 cup flaxseed, crushed
- 1/3 cup fresh shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
Method: In a large bowl, mix together peanut butter, honey and vanilla extract well. Add in the rest of the ingredients. Mix everything until well combined. Once the mixture is ready, make balls that are firme and refrigerate until firm. You can eat them right away or even store them for upto a week.
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