Have you ever heard that if you want to have an amazing body you shouldn’t eat sweets? Or that your body is most sensitive to all the nutrients after a workout?
Well, in both of the above there is a little bit of truth. However, as a person with sweet teeth, I refuse to give up on sweet stuff. Especially if I can make it nutritious, healthy and delicious with very little time spend in the kitchen.
And even though this are my top three post, workout treats, you can enjoy them no matter the time of the day.
1. Smoothie/Smoothie bowl
If I were to pick my No.1 recovery/post workout meal this would be it.
You just freeze 2-3 bananas, take a mix of your favourite frozen fruits, maybe a little bit of cinnamon and ginger, a scoop of a protein powder of your choice and maybe a bit of water to help it all blend up. Blend it, put into a bowl, decorate with more fruits, maybe some cereal, or home-made granola(recipe in my e-book) and there you have it! Tons of antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins, and the best source of carbs on earth. Don’t be afraid of fruits. Even blended up, they’re much better than juices bought in supermarkets.
2. I love Pancakes
Who doesn’t like pancakes for breakfast?! For a post workout meal?!
And the best thing about them is that you can even make them a day before and pack to school or work if you want to enjoy a taste of the weekend morning during a break.
1-2 ripe bananas
50g of oat/oat flour
splash of water (if needed)
half a teaspoon of baking powder and baking soda
juice from 1/8th of a lemon
a scoop of protein powder
Blend the oats to make an oat flour, then put all the ingredients into the blender and blend until all well combined. Remember we’re trying to achieve a pancake consistency here. Now fry on an oil-free pan, or bake in special forms in 200 Celsius degrees for 12-15min. Enjoy!
3. CJ sandwiches
This is something that I used to eat before my milk allergy came out. It is simple and tasty and also can be prepared a day before.
200g of white fat-free cheese (organic would be the best)
60g of Jam-blueberry one works the best
a pinch of cinnamon
2 plums (optional)
Cut the rolls into halves, spread the jam evenly on all four of them. Now cut the cheese into strips and put onto the jam. Put a dash of cinnamon on all four sandwiches. Cut plums into thin slices and place on top. Easy!
What is your favourite post workout meal?