Whether or not you actually need a pre workout snack depends on a lot of things like when you ate last, what you ate, and the way your body reacts to exercise. If you find you need a little snack before a workout, it’s usually a good rule of thumb to eat your snack 15 to 20 minutes before you hit the court, gym, studio, etc. However, some people like to head straight into exercising. If you haven’t already, we’d suggest that you try a few different methods, until you find the perfect timing for your body. You may find that you don’t even need a pre workout snack. Luckily, our favorite pre workout snacks taste great any time! Now, if you're on the go, it's best to pack something small and easy to eat, like mixed nuts, dried fruit, or a protein bar, but if you have a little extra time, consider giving one of these pre-workout snacks.
Vegan Avocado “Quesadillas”
Sounds odd, doesn’t it? A quesadilla without cheese? While the name may need some work, the recipe is completely on point.
What you’ll need:
Whole wheat tortilla
Half of an avocado
How to make it:
In a small bowl, smash your avocado, mixing in chopped tomato, green onion, a little salt, pepper, garlic, and a spritz of lime juice to taste. Spread it over your tortilla, and then place the tortilla in a heated, olive oil coated pan. (You can use Pam, coconut oil, etc. As long as it’s non-stick.) Fold the tortilla in half, and grill until browned.
This one is a little sweeter, than the “quesadilla,” so if you have a bit of a sweet tooth, this is for you. It also is a little easier to make with less prep time involved.
Here’s what you’ll need:
1 slice of whole wheat bread
Peanut butter (or any other kind of nut butter)
Here’s how to make it:
This is probably pretty self-explanatory, but for good measure, we’ll throw in some instructions. First toast the bread, and then spread peanut butter. Layer with sliced banana, drizzle with honey, and then sprinkle with a little cinnamon, and you’re good to go.
Team 30Fifteen hopes you enjoy! What are some of your favorite pre-workout (or anytime) snacks?