Happy Thursday! Welcome to day 9 of January Jumpstart.
Let’s talk pre and post workout meals and snacks today. I’ll share a few recipes that I like.
Probably my favorite and easiest pre-workout snack are these granola bites. Here’s the original recipe, from A Dash of Compassion. I changed it up a little.
- 1 cup almonds
- 1 cup walnuts
- 1 cup oatmeal
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 cup raw agave nectar, plus a little more since I use a cup of the main ingredients.
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup coconut
Put all the ingredients in a food processor. Roll them all into balls and store in the freezer. I usually get 15-18 out of a batch. The “dough” will be sticky, wet your hands when you roll them and they don’t stick.
If it’s a long run, I eat a bagel with peanut butter and banana. (if I get up in time). If not, it’s banana in the car on the way to my meeting place. I have to get better about eating before those really long runs.
One of my favorite post workout snacks or meal is a protein shake. So far my favorite protein powder is Body Fortress. We do the Super Advanced Whey Protein powder, mostly chocolate but sometimes I grab a strawberry too. John just adds powder and milk in a shaker bottle and drinks it. I put mine in a blender with frozen fruit, mostly strawberries, cherries and banana, with water.
Neocell recently sent me this Collagen Sport recovery powder to try. I’ve been using it this week. So far I really like it too. Watch for a giveaway from them this month too!
Post workout recovery drink of choice is usually Muscle Pfarm Amino mix. I prefer it really cold so I mix it the night before and store it in the fridge. I’ve been trying a lot of different ones lately and I’ll update you on those.
I really like the Advocare Rehydrate gels too. I cannot do the Gu gels, the texture and taste just doesn’t work me. But these gels are good. I usually eat one mid run if it’s over 14 miles and will carry these during my full marathon.
And I just thought this was funny!
What do you eat before a workout?
What about post workout?
Favorite drink for recovery?
Let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. Hebrews 12:1