Your sweat sessions should always be complimented with a healthy post-workout snack. The timing is crucial so make sure you refuel within two hours after a workout, but best within 30 minutes! What you decide to put in your body makes a huge difference. A mixture of protein and easily digested carbs are the way to go.
Here are some of my favorite post-workout snacks and recommendations…
1. Chocolate Milk (8 grams of protein per cup)
I swear by this one. Not only is it delicious, chocolate milk’s killer combo of protein and carbs makes it one of the best beverages for refueling post-workout. Some research shows that the DHA omega-3s in chocolate milk is great for your heart and brain!
2. Greek Yogurt (About 16 grams of protein per container)
Greek yogurt has double the amount of protein compared to regular yogurt and it’s a great source of carbs. It helps to repair muscle tissues and recharge energy. This is really a perfect snack for any time of the day.
3. Bananas (36 grams of carbs per banana)
Bananas are high in simple carbs. These fast-acting carbs will help restore your body’s level of glycogen to rebuild damaged muscles. And the wonderful potassium kick starts your muscles on the road to faster recovery.
4. Luna Protein Bar (12 grams of protein per bar)
I was introduced to these Luna Bars at my weekly Lole fitness classes. After doing some research, I found out that these compact bites are filled with fiber, calcium, iron and vitamin D, perfect for recovery on-the-go. Sorry guys, these babies are designed for the ladies only.