Working out makes us feel better, especially if you’re well on the way to hitting your goals or are already achieving them (way to go if you are!)
Whether you’ve just lifted your heaviest set yet, completed your longest circuit or have run your fastest lap, your body’s going to be feeling it – from the second you stop, to the minutes and hours that follow afterwards.
While most people tend to make sure they fuel their bodies with a protein snack or juice before they work out, not as many pay as much attention to what they give their bodies post-workout (perhaps it’s because of pure exhaustion or elation at getting their session out of the way…)
Making sure you take the right nutrients on board after you work up a sweat is just as important as what you eat beforehand
And if you’re pushed for time or really don’t have the energy or enthusiasm to cook up a meal right after you’ve worked out, the good news is, you don’t have to. Not when there are all sorts of post-workout snacks – some far more nutritious than meals – that you can slip into your shorts/leggings, gym bag or glove compartment. Let’s take a look at some of them….
Protein bars are big business right now because of their high protein, zero sugar properties and our MyOBars, which contain 25g of protein per bar, are no exception.
Three to four bites later, you’ve replenished your protein levels and are raring to go again! Plus, you don’t have to worry about piling the calories back on or feeling sickly because you’ve eaten too much either!
Not everybody fancies eating right after they’ve worked out, which is where protein shakes and juices come in. As popular as protein bars these days, there are all sorts of shakes and juices in all sorts of different flavours to choose from.
Take our hugely popular , for instance. You can choose between six different flavour options, ranging from vanilla and chocolate to blood orange and blackcurrant. Containing Oblivion and Whey8X, this powerful combination will help you repair instantly and top up with a 25g hit of protein milkshake.
High energy snacks
If you don’t fancy the convenience of grabbing a bar, juice or shake and much rather fancy rustling something up in the kitchen, then protein pancakes and omelettes are most definitely the way to go. Cook them as you usually would and then add in a generous helping of to give your energy levels the boost they need.
Not got a craving for pancakes or omelettes? Don’t worry, you can pretty much add a scoop or two of protein powder to most dishes, such as mashed potato or porridge. Whatever gets your taste buds going!
High energy nibbles
We couldn’t focus on post-workout nibbles without covering some of the good old ‘classics’, particularly protein-rich snacks, like these:
- Nuts, such as almonds or brazil nuts
- Rice cakes with nut butter and/avocado smash
- Dried or fresh fruit, such as bananas or kiwis
Just like your workout, what you choose to eat afterwards is based on your own personal preferences. However, we always recommend that you try to eat a combination of carbs and protein as soon as possible after exercising, ideally around 45 minutes. In the meantime, for more on the power of protein, check out our blog,