In an ideal world, you’ll want to have a meal/snack within 1.5-2 hours of your workout. But, we don’t always have that option. So, if you have a gym session at 5pm and it’s 4:00, try out these quick pre-workout meals/snacks.
Fresh Fruit (w/ Almonds or Walnuts)
If you’re on the go, aim for some fresh fruit. Especially ones that contain a lot of water. Slices of Watermelon, Grapes, Peaches, Apples, & Oranges are all great options. And add a handful of almonds or walnuts for some good fat and protein to keep you going through your workout.
1/4 Avocado on Whole Grain Toast
Super healthy fat, great carbs, and some protein. Mash up the avocado, and add some chilli pepper to spice things up
Iced Coffee Protein Shake
This is as simple as it sounds. Take 1 cup of iced coffee and blend it with a scoop of protein mix. The mix of caffeine with the protein & small amount of carbs gives you the energy to power through a workout.
Oatmeal (or Overnight Oats)
This is my preferred go to option. Great carbs, and adding either nuts or seeds can get you good fats and protein. Or add a scoop of protein mix for added protein. I add almond milk because you really don’t want to have dairy products to close to your workout.
These can go the way of Candy Bars really quick. So, aim to pick one natural ingredients and also a low ingredient list. KIND BARS & OATMEGA BARS are solid options.