Whether you’re killing cardio or lifting weights, your post-workout meal is essential to keep the momentum going! Burning calories in the gym continues with your meal afterwards.
It’s important to consume the right amount of protein to refuel your body with amino acids. Amino acids are crucial for building muscle mass and protective tissue.
Carbs, contrary to popular trends, are actually good for you! Carbs restore energy and fuel the glycogen synthesis. Depending on the length and type of workout, the right amount of carbs will give you the energy to keep going throughout the day while pushing you towards your goal.
Try These 3 Post-Workout Meals!
Oatmeal! The best way to get the most out of your oatmeal is to add protein! With about 50 grams of carbs and 25 grams of protein, this meal will leave you feeling accomplished and your belly happy.
- 1/3 cup of rolled oats
- 1c milk or water
- 1 tbsp of protein powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1tsp chia seeds
- few coconut flakes
- add fruit for more sweetness!
Colorful Lunch! As we learned from the food pyramid: the more colors, the better! This simple and delicious meal is perfect because it can easily be prepped and made for on-the-go boss babes.
- steamed carrots and green beans
- cooked chicken (with olive oil- a healthy fat!)
- 1/2c rice (of your choosing)
- simple salad with grape tomotoes
- add an egg to make it breakfast!
The perfect green smoothie! In just 5 minutes, you can create a post-workout meal to help refuel your electrolytes and leaves you feeling so refreshed. Green smoothies provide you with protein, anti-inflammatory minerals, daily vitamins, and overall just taste fresh and clean.
- 1 banana
- 1-inch piece of ginger
- 1c spinach
- 1c pineapple
- 1/2c coconut water
- 1/2c almond milk (or yogurt)
- sprinkle chia seeds