Speed up and strengthen your gains by paying attention to the best foods you need in your post-workout nutrition window. There are 2 times in the day when you need to take in carbohydrates: first thing in the morning since you will be breaking off a “fast” which will have been your sleep period when you are basically, fasting.
And the next important period when you need carbs is after your workout as that is the window when your body absorbs nutrients quickly to help your muscles repair and recover for growth.
Here are 4 great ideas for carb rich post workout ideas:
- Peanut Butter Sandwich
Whole wheat bread (complex carbs) along with peanut (or almond butter) makes for a mean post workout food. The protein packed Peanut butter in combination with the carbs from a wholesome snack!
- Protein ‘n Banana Shake
After a workout, you need plentiful protein combined with a carbohydrate. A protein shake made from whey protein, milk and half a banana is a great choice, since your body quickly turns it energy that will be utilized by the exercising muscles.
- Fruit and cottage cheese
This one is a great pick for vegetarians! Just top ½ cup of crumbled paneer (cottage cheese) – a low cal, high protein choice- with ½ cup fresh seasonal fruit, berries or melon, and you have a treat for your post workout option!
- Protein pancakes
Mix 4 egg whites, ½ cup rolled oats, ½ cup low fat cottage cheese, 1/4th tsp baking powder and vanilla extract, 1 scoopful protein and herbs protein powder. Mix the ingredients well and cook on preheated griddle until it bubbles, then flip and cook until crisp and golden brown. Top with fresh fruit and honey.
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