Finding a workout snack that isn’t loaded with extra stuff like high fructose corn syrup and chemicals can be hard, but it isn’t impossible. There are several clean brands that make really excellent workout foods, and it’s very easy and budget friendly to make some of your own at home.
The first thing to consider is what “magic bean” ingredients you want to make sure you get a daily dose of. Some foods are just better for a super active human than other foods, so try some of these superfood ingredients:
Greek Yogurt with live cultures
You can use any combination of these ingredients to come up with super snacks that will give you great energy and shortened recovery times, but here are a few of our favorites:
- Avocado and Salmon on Sprouted Organic Toast
Ancient grains and sprouted grains pack a punch in the fiber and protein department, while giving you an energy loaded carb load. Add the incredible power of the healthy fats of an avocado smeared across it and top it with some smoked salmon that’s loaded with omega 3s and you have a power snack for the ages. Add a slice of tomato and a bit of onion and you have a super healthy alternative to bagles and lox without the negatives of the over processed grains and the useless cream cheese.
2. Greek Yogurt and Berry Parfait with Nut Granola
Greek yogurt is chock full off probioitics and protein and makes a great base for any healthy snack! Layer it with fresh berries that are loaded with antioxidants and vitamins like cherries, raspberries, and blueberries, and top it off with the omega 3 and protein loaded walnuts and almonds.
3. Spinach Avocado Smoothie
Again with the greens — you need a lot of them to support your body through the process of building muscle and endurance! Using a berry and nut milk or greek yogurt base, add avocado and spinach to your smoothie to turn it into a full load of fruits and vegetables that will boost your endurance capabilities and speed your recovery.
4. Overnight Chia Oats
Use 1/2 cup of rolled oats, 1/4 cup chia seeds, a drizzle of honey and a dash of salt. Stir it all together and add 1 cup of any milk of your choice. Leave it in the fridge overnight. Top it with fresh or frozen berries and/or nuts the following morning for a power packed jar o’ breakfast that can go with you.