After an intense workout session, your body might start feeling an overwhelming hunger that you can’t tame unless you eat something. But it’s important for you to be careful what you eat. Otherwise, you negate all the calories that have been burned when you exercised. If you want to find out which are some of the best post workout snack options that you can go with, continue to read this article.
Peanut butter and maple syrup rice bars
Peanut butter and maple syrup rice bars are nutritional and very tasty. To prepare this post-workout snack, you must put 1/4 cup of peanut butter into the microwave for about 30-45 seconds for it to soften. Mix the soft microwaved peanut butter with a cup of cooked rice and 2 tablespoons of maple syrup. Afterward, spread the mixture in a small glass container and store it in the refrigerator until it gets hard enough to be sliced without decomposing.
Hummus and eggs
If you’re looking for a post workout snack that is packed with proteins, we recommend that you eat hummus and eggs. Slice a hard boiled egg in half, and spread a tablespoon of hummus on each side of the egg. To add flavor, you can put pepper flakes or chopped chives on top of the eggs and hummus.
Tuna on toast
Tuna is the ideal post workout snack due to the fact that it is a lean protein. Put 2 slices of bread in the toaster, and spread tuna on them when they’re done. To make this snack even tastier, drizzle lemon juice over the tuna.
Greek yogurt with fruits
Greek yogurt is filled with proteins, which is exactly what you need after an intense workout to refuel your muscles. To make this post workout snack tastier and to balance the carbs, add granola or fresh fruit in the yogurt.
A medium sweet potato contains around 24g of carbs, which makes it ideal as a post workout snack due to the fact that it replenishes your stored carbs. Just put the sweet potato in the microwave, set the appliance on the highest setting, and let the sweet potato inside for about 5 minutes. When the time passes, top the sweet potato with greek yogurt if you don’t want to eat it plain.