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What to eat for energy and recovery

What to eat for energy and recovery

Without the proper fuel your body needs to perform at its best. After a workout or any intense exercise, your body is depleted of its energy reserve so it’s important to replenish it with wholesome nutrition. 

Banana and almond butter

Banana is a great carbohydrate as it gives you immediate energy, whereas almond butter will give you energy to help you sustain your workouts.

Avocado and tuna guacamole

Tuna is one of the best sources of protein that’s going to feed your muscles and also help recovery, and the avocado helps keep you feeling fuller for longer.

Protein shakes

Protein shakes are a quick and easy option that you can easily chuck in your bag and take to the gym with you. Your body will absorb the hit of protein quickly as it’s easily digested by the body. If it’s been a sweat-inducing work out, I love to include one of our favorite protein from Fitonomy:  https://fitonomy.co/collections/frontpage/products/lean-whey-1

Banana and cocoa powder blend

If you have a sweet tooth, a banana and cacao protein shake is perfect for you. Cacao is great at fighting free radicals in the body and help inflammation so it’s a fantastic recovery hack.

Salads

After every workout, it’s great to have a salad. You can prepare a salad ahead combining your favorite veggies like tomatoes, cumbers and a bit of tuna. Tuna is a fantastic protein and incredibly accessible.

Oats

Oats are an amazing source of energy. They release energy slowly into the bloodstream, ensuring that your energy levels sustain throughout the whole workout. Add some banana to your oats to maximize the protein intake pre-workout power.

 

Here’s one of our favorite smoothie recipes to help kick start your day.

Ingredients:

  • Half a banana
  • 1 of scoop of Cocoa powder
  • 1 scoop of your preferred protein powder
  • 1 cup of water
  • Instructions: 
  • Blend everything together really well and your shake is ready to go.
  • Enjoy!