Are you rushing from a meeting to the gym?
No time for a leisurely breakfast before your morning workout?
There are ways around ensuring that you have the right amount of energy to perform a quality workout, even when you don't have the luxury to sit down for a meal. Snacking healthy and smart is key to giving your body the fuel it will need for an efficient and enjoyable exercise routine:
1. Granola – Granola bars with nuts and dried fruit provide you with the carbohydrates you need for the energy you will be burning during the workout. They are also rich in fiber, protein, and healthy fats to for stamina and sustained energy levels, and are also very delicious. Check out our shop for our healthy Sunshine Granola, which you can order for local door-to-door delivery!
2. Bananas – Bananas are fruits that are delicious, easy to consume, and truly nutritious. They contain potassium, which is key to maintaining muscle and nerve function. They are also quite filling, and provide the essential proteins we need to rebuild our muscles after wearing them out. Keep some always on your dining table, and just grab them and go right before you run to the office or gym.
3. Whole Wheat Toast and Jam – If you plan on doing some running, or going for a quick sprint, whole wheat toast has just the right amount of carbohydrates and is very easy to digest. Add your jam of choice for added flavor, but go for 100% all-natural vegan jams, so as to avoid taking in overly processed sugars; a few recommendations are our Mango, Pineapple Mango, or Coconut jams. Get them here and we’ll ship them right to your door!
Yogurt – Get a delicious energy boost, a valuable amount of protein, and a lot of healthy microbes from a serving of yogurt; get them in small packs that you can have with you wherever you go. For added nutrition flavor, sprinkle a handful of granola, cacao nibs, or even toasted coconut chips over the top! Not only is this an excellent on-the-go pre-workout snack, but is also excellent as a more luxurious and healthy breakfast.
Smoothies – Fruit smoothies are an awesome pre-workout snack because they have high-quality protein, can be rapidly digested, and have the key combination of simple and complex carbohydrates. "The simple carbohydrates will hit for the first 15 to 20 minutes," says Manuel Villacorta, an award-winning registered dietitian/nutritionist, while "the complex finally kick in around the half-hour mark." Together, these provide a steady stream of energy throughout a standard workout. Make sure you store them effectively right before leaving the house, and drink them before your morning routine. Check out his article and smoothie recipes here.
These are just some of the simple yet effective pre-workout snacks that you can integrate into your exercise habit. Remember to prep your snacks and meals the week before!
To start, you can find a wealth of nutritious snacks and ingredients at our online store; we deliver door-to-door locally, so be sure to spread the word and start living your healthiest life now.