Post-workout meals are just as important as the workout itself!
It’s so important to eat a combination of protein and carbohydrates within an hour of exercising. Protein helps your muscles recover and carbohydrates replenish energy stores.
Here are the best foods to fuel and reload your body after a workout:
Whey protein and protein bars
To help recover your muscles, it’s great to add a high protein snack or bar after a workout. Making a protein shake with whey protein is just as beneficial and is also very yummy! My favorite protein shake recipe includes vanilla whey protein, crunchy almond butter and half of a banana! Yum!
A whole grain wrap, whole grain cereal, quinoa or oats, are all loaded with complex carbs, which helps replenish your energy. Try adding turkey or grilled chicken to a whole grain wrap for extra protein.
No matter what time you workout, a post workout meal is so necessary. Your body thanks you in advance!