4 Pre-Workout Snacks to Fuel Your Next Session

We all struggle to get through workouts, including me. Sometimes I find myself in the middle of an intense workout, and I feel drained. It takes everything I have to be able to push through and finish my training. When this happens, it often correlates with skipping one step I consider crucial to any workout – my pre-workout.

Having a great pre-workout snack can help you push through and crush your workouts.

To maintain the energy you need to get through tough workouts, you need to properly fuel your body before you even step foot in the gym. Having a quality snack about 30 minutes before you begin your workout can give you that boost you need.

And of course, the best snacks are those that are quick, easy, and delicious!

Top 4 Pre-Workout Snacks

  1. Almond Butter and Banana Sandwich

    This snack is simple and delicious. You can make several variations by getting creative with your toppings. Just cut a banana in half and spread on the almond butter between the two pieces, making a sandwich. Add some flavor by adding your favorite fruit or pieces of dark chocolate. Changing up your toppings helps to keep this a fun snack, time and time again.

     

  2. Rice Cake with Almond Butter 

    You know rice cakes are one of my go-to snacks, and that is especially true when it comes to my pre-workouts. And you know I love almond butter. For this snack, spread your almond butter on your rice cake and top it with your favorite fruit or pieces of dark chocolate. These rice cakes are so good, I eat them whether I am about to workout or not!

  3. Sweet Potato and Grass-Fed Butter

    Ok, I know I said rice cakes were my go-to snacks, but that doesn’t mean they’re my favorite! You know I am obsessed with Sweet Potatoes. I can’t get enough of them! They are so delicious, and you can make so many different recipes with them. Plus, they are remarkably healthy for you. That is why they’re my favorite. They’d have to be considering I wrote a whole book about them, called The Sweet Potato Diet. I love sweet potatoes because they have many, many amazing benefits. So of course, they would make a great pre-workout snack! There is no end to their usefulness. This one is simple, and all you need to do is cook your sweet potato. You can cook it in the oven at 400º for about 20 minutes, or until it is soft. For a quicker cook time, you can pop it in the microwave for 5-10 minutes, or until it is soft. How long the sweet potato needs to be cooked is determined on its size. The bigger the sweet potato, the more time it will take to cook.

    Once your sweet potato is cooked, cut it in half and add some grass-fed butter. Now you have a delicious, healthy snack and you can save the rest for later.

  4. Jane Health

    Life is busy, and sometimes we don’t want to take the time to prepare a snack, even the ones that are quick to make. Sometimes we also don’t have those particular ingredients on hand to throw a snack together. A good protein bar, just like Jane Health, is perfect to keep with you on the go. They’re tasty and healthy, as they don’t have any artificial flavors and no preservatives. These bars have recently become one of my favorites, and I can’t seem to get enough of them. And they are easier to pack if I am working my gym time into an extremely busy day.

    So many protein bars out there are full of crap ingredients, such as artificial sweeteners and flavors to make them taste good. And you know, if you’ve read this blog on sugars, how I feel about these sweet ingredients. These harmful ingredients are why you should be careful when choosing a protein bar; you need to be sure that it contains natural, healthy ingredients.

If you need a pre-workout, go for something all natural that is made from real food, rather than consuming a pre-workout supplement that is full of harsh chemicals.

A good pre-workout snack can make all the difference in your training, but that is not the only way to get that extra boost you need. It is also important to keep up your momentum while at the gym, or on any workout program. You can do this by consuming a high-quality BCAA supplement intra-workout.

Using a high-quality BCAA will help you keep up the energy that you were getting from your pre-workout snack, as they work together to help you train harder and longer. There is nothing like going to the gym and losing momentum halfway through. Failing in your workout not only affects your goals, but it can be discouraging as well.

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