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Post Workout Brekkie With a Buddy

Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Written by Live Life Get Active
Category: Nutrition

Find out how to maximise you and your partner’s workout.

Training with a buddy can be more motivating, as you have a higher chance of actually showing up if you have a friend relying on you to be there. It can make the whole experience more enjoyable, as you encourage each other and laugh together. Working out with a pal can also build up your confidence when trying new things that are a bit out of your comfort zone.

Exercise will improve your fitness, build muscle, burn fat and release hormones that make you feel happy. Why not keep the good times going by eating a healthy post workout breakfast together! Healthy food is just as important to help build muscle, burn fat and increase happy hormones.

It is well known that eating with others is a much more enjoyable experience than eating alone. You tend to eat at a slower pace and are less likely to overeat. You can also motivate each other to make healthier food choices. Making healthy choices is much easier to do with a friend who shares the same goals as you. Having a buddy’s support can make the transition to a healthier lifestyle much easier to achieve.

What should you and your buddy eat post workout?

It is important to eat protein to help build the muscles you have just worked so hard for! Muscles also increase your metabolism so you burn more fat, even while you are resting.

Best protein foods to eat post workout

1. Eggs
2. Greek yoghurt
3. Beans and legumes

Your energy levels also need refuelling with healthy carbohydrates and fats to help your body recover and prevent fatigue. They keep you feeling energised and your brain switched on throughout the day.

The best healthy carbs to eat post workout:

1. Oats
2. Wholemeal toast
3. Fruit/vege

The best healthy fats to eat post workout:

1. Dairy (milk, yoghurt, cheese)
2. Nuts
3. Extra virgin olive oil

Weekly Recipe: Brekkie Beans and Eggs

Check out this week’s super speedy and healthy brekkie recipe to share with your workout buddy after your fitness class. It will help with building your muscles and recovering your body as well as keep you feeling energised and switched on for the rest of the day!

Serves: 2 Time: 12mins Cost: $3.50approx ($1.75 per serve)

Ingredients
• Can of cannellini (white) beans
• Can diced tomatoes
• 1 onion
• ½ tsp garlic
• ½ tsp cumin
• 1 tsp paprika
• 2 eggs
• extra virgin olive oil
• salt and pepper to season

Method
1. Finely dice onion.
2. Heat olive oil on pan – medium heat.
3. Sauté onion for 1 min.
4. Add garlic, garlic, cumin, paprika then fry for 1 min.
5. Add can tomatoes and beans, season with salt and pepper.
6. Cook for 5 mins or until mixture has thickened.
7. Make two wells in and crack an egg in each.
8. Cover pan with lid or oven tray and cook for 3-4mins – depending on how runny you like your eggs.
9. Serve with your choice of avocado, feta cheese, wholemeal toast or pita bread.

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