Good Afternoon Everyone!
I am really exited to talk about healthy post workout snacks today.
So I have been partnering up with nuts.com to present you with this lovely “Homemade Nut Granola Breakfast” – a High-protein breakfast that can be a natural and effective way to refuel after a workout which makes it the perfect option for boosting your summer shape up plan!
But why are proteins so important when working out anyway?
After you finish your workout, your body enters recovery mode. This means that your tissues begin to rebuild and replenish themselves. Your body has two major nutritional needs during recovery: carbohydrates and proteins. In the 20 to 60 minutes following your workout, carbohydrates provide much-needed energy to muscle fibers. Proteins, on the other hand, are essential building blocks to repair muscle tissue that is torn during a workout. This tissue rebuilding process goes on for several hours following a workout, but your body benefits most if you consume protein within 30 minutes of ending your exercise routine (American Heart Association, 2015).
So for this high protein Post-Workout Breakfast I used:
- Favorite Breakfast Muesli
- 1 handful of each “Pecan Nuts” and “Walnuts”
- Quinoa Pops
- 2 TS of Goji Berries or Cranberries
- Agave Syrup
- High Protein Yoghurt
- Hand full of Blueberries, Rasperries, Strawberries
- 1 small Banana
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