5 Simple Post-Workout Snacks

Monday, March 23 2020 3:05 PM
By Katlyn Hartford

You might think that reaching for a snack after a workout is counter-productive, but you actually want to feed your body some calories to help replace energy stores in your muscles. A protein snack also helps build and repair muscles that were affected from pushing them during your workout.  Here are 5 great snacks to refuel your body.

 

Peanut Butter & Banana on Rice Cakes

 

If you’re running from the gym to work, pack this snack so you’re not tempted to just grab anything on your way. It’ll replenish your energy quickly and have you set for your workday.

 

Protein Shake

 

A staple in many people’s gym bags because they’re low maintenance. Just put one scoop of protein powder in a water bottle and drink up. Protein shakes come in many flavors so taste a few before choosing a favorite.

 

Trail Mix

 

Another easy snack that you can make at home and keep in your desk drawer at work or bag. Combine nuts, raisins, cranberries and more for a healthy dose of protein and good-for-you fats. Pistachios are a good choice since they are high in potassium–an electrolyte that is lost through sweat.

 

Non-Fat Greek Yogurt with Fruit

 

Greek yogurt is all the rage for a good reason–it is full of protein and low in sugar. Pile on some fruit and you’ll be energized to tackle your next project.

 

Whole Wheat Pita and Hummus

 

This is a great combination of carbs and protein. You can find personal sized hummus packs at grocery stores that make it easy to carry anywhere–even on a hike.

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