Twenty Five Pre-Workout Snack Ideas

by Sharon on August 21, 2015

 

Twenty Five Pre-Workout SnacksAnyone else struggle with what to eat before you workout? It’s a fine balance of having enough to give you that fuel, yet not too much so you feel weighed down. Nutrition experts will say that a combination of carbs, which provides you with energy, and protein, that aids in muscle repair, is the way to go.

Luckily this gives you a nice range of options to choose from.

Whether you workout first thing in the morning, after work in the evening, or maybe you like to sneak in a quickie on your lunch hour, there will be something on this list for you.

I looked to my favourite healthy food bloggers for inspiration, and came up with Twenty Five Pre-Workout Snack Ideas.

Since we are still in the dog days of summer, cool options like smoothies are a good starting point. They are light, quick to make and have the carb/protein combo down pat with berries, milks, oats, hemp seeds, etc. Purchasing a good shaker bottle is key for toting a smoothie with you on the go. 

1. Creamy Strawberry Banana Breakfast Smoothie

Strawberry Banana Smoothie with Greek Yogurt & Oats

2. Creamy Apple Pear Smoothie – Oatmeal with a Fork

Creamy Apple Pear Smoothie (Banana-Free, Paleo)

3. Cool Blueberry Grapefruit Smoothie – Lushious Eats

4. Detox Green Smoothie Radiance Boosting Coconut Kale Smoothie – Making Thyme for Health

5. Detox Green Smoothie – The Honour System

Detox-Green-Smoothie

How about some energy balls? Who doesn’t love a good energy ball before a workout. The portion sizes are good so if one does the trick for you, have one. If you are planning on a longer workout, up your ball consumption to two or three.

6. Hemp Seed Energy Balls – The Honour System

Hemp Seed Energy Balls

7. No Bake Peanut Butter Protein Balls – Vegan in the Freezer

8. Energizing Date & Almond Butter Balls – Chelsea’s Healthy Kitchen

9. Apricot & Seed Energy Balls – The Healthy Maven

10. No Bake Almond Joy Snack Bites – Two Healthy Kitchens

THK Almond Joy Snack Bites

11. Hemp & Cherry Energy Bites – iFoodreal

12. Fig & Pistachio Powerballs – Eye Candy Popper

13. Fudgy Peanut Butter Chocolate Balls – To Her Core

14. Blueberry Muffin Energy Balls – The Big Man’s World

15. Fig Oat Energy Balls – Chelsea’s Healthy Kitchen

Vegan fig oat energy balls

 16. Funky Monkey Energy Balls – Cupcakes and Kale Chips

17.  Coconut Date Energy Bites – Sweet Phi

18. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Energy Bites – Amy’s Healthy Baking

19Chocolate Quinoa Energy Balls – The Yooper Girl

20. Chocolate Chia Energy Balls – The Honour System

Chocolate Chia Energy Balls

Finally, here are some random easy ideas:

21. Greek Yogurt with fresh berries

22. Oatmeal with sliced bananas

23. Multi grain toast with a hard boiled egg

24. Trail mix with dried fruit and nuts

25. Sprouted Grain English Muffin with natural peanut/almond butter  *my personal fave for quick & easy*

English Muffin

 

Whew! That’s quite the list. 

No excuses now. 🙂

Remember to leave 45 minutes for digestion between eating and working out. But the most important thing is to eat something!

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog August 21, 2015 at 9:25 am
Thank you for including my coconut date energy bites in your wonderful roundup! I'm definitely going to be pinning this list for future inspiration :)
Sharon August 21, 2015 at 9:42 am
Thank YOU! Coconut & date is such a great combo. :) Thanks for pinning and have a great weekend!
Lauren August 21, 2015 at 11:57 am
Thanks for including me sweet Sharon! Those chocolate chia energy balls are calling to me! :)
Sharon August 21, 2015 at 1:41 pm
Thanks to you! :) Have a great weekend Lauren.
Chelsea @ Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen August 22, 2015 at 12:55 pm
Thanks for including me! I've been making the same variation of energy balls for what seems like months, so I'm glad to have all these new ideas now!
Sharon August 23, 2015 at 7:26 am
There can never be enough ball recipes! Enjoy the rest of your weekend, Chelsea! :)
Eyecandypopper August 23, 2015 at 9:53 pm
Hey! Thanks for including my Fig & Pistachio Powerballs! :) Nice job on the list! It's nice to have options!
Sharon August 30, 2015 at 7:28 am
Of course! No excuses now, right?

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