Twenty Five Pre-Workout Snack Ideas

Twenty Five Pre-Workout Snacks

Anyone 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

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


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

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

 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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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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  1. Hey! Thanks for including my Fig & Pistachio Powerballs! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Nice job on the list! It’s nice to have options!

  2. 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!

  3. 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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