Here are some pre-workout foods that will leave you energized and ready to work hard.
1. Coffee Protein Shake
Blending one cup of iced coffee with one scoop of chocolate whey protein will give you a nice pre-workout jolt.
2. Peanut Butter & Apple
Serve one medium apple with two tablespoons of all-natural peanut butter for a good dose of carbs.
3. Fruit Cup
It's sweet but simple: combine one cup of banana, oranges, berries and melon for the perfect pre-workout snack.
4. Fruit & Yogurt
Fruit is high in carbs and yogurt is packed with protein.
Oats are loaded with fiber, which means they will gradually release carbohydrates into your bloodstream.
6. Dried Fruit
Try 1/4 cup serving of dried berries, apricots and pineapple for a quick, easy pre-workout snack.
Bananas have plenty of carbs to fuel your workout, but are also rich in potassium to help prevent muscle cramps.
8. Yogurt Parfait
Load up with a 1/2 cup nonfat yogurt, 1/2 cup fresh strawberries, and 1/2 cup whole grain cereal.
9. Pistachios & Blueberries
This is another protein and carbohydrate packed combo.
10. Eggs & Toast
Feeling particularly hungry? One or two hard boiled eggs with one slice of whole wheat toast will fill you up the right way.
11. Coffee & Milk
The caffeine in the coffee provides a kick while the milk offers proteins and carbs.
12. Fruit & Cottage Cheese
Use 1/2 cup of fresh berries to top off 1/2 cup of cottage cheese.
13. Oats & Eggs
Try 1/2 cup oatmeal with two whole eggs.
Combine one frozen Kashi waffle with two teaspoons of almond butter and one teaspoon of jam.
15. Veggie Omelet
Combine two whole eggs with one teaspoon of water and one cup of sauteed veggies.
16. Whole Wheat Toast
One slice of whole wheat toast with jam will help fuel your workout.
17. Energy Bar
Opt for a bar with no more than 200 calories.
18. Oats & Almond Butter
Combine 1/2 cup oats with almond butter.
19. Energy Gel
Energy gel will help power an endurance workout.
20. Coconut Shake
Add two teaspoons of extra virgin coconut oil to one scoop of chocolate whey protein.
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