Six Pre-Workout Snacks

Recipe and Health Benefits

Nutritional Benefits of Ingredients

These snacks all contain wholesome carbohydrates which are the main source of fuel your body uses for energy to get you through your workout, and protein which assists your muscles throughout your workout.

Ingredients and Method

1. Peanut Butter Banana Toast

Ingredients:

  • 1 slice wholegrain toast
  • 1 TBSP peanut butter
  • ½ sliced banana

Method:

Spread peanut butter over toast and top with banana.

2. Energy balls

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup oats
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • ¼ cup sultanas
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • pinch salt

Method:

  1. mix all ingredients together.
  2. roll into 10 balls.
  3. refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Enjoy 1 ball before a workout.

3. Granola & milk

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 cup mixed nuts and seeds
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 TBS extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • pinch salt
  • low fat milk

Method:

  1. preheat oven to 170oC.
  2. mix all ingredients and add to a lined baking tray,
  3. bake for 16 mins mixing half way through.

Serve ¼ cup muesli with milk.

4. Berries & nuts with yoghurt

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup low-fat Greek or natural yoghurt
  • handful of berries
  • handful mixed nuts and seeds

Method:

Serve berries and nuts over yoghurt.

5. Hummus & veggie rice cakes

Ingredients:

  • 1 rice cake
  • 1 TBSP hummus
  • handful sliced cucumber (or veggie of choice)

Method:

Spread hummus over rice cake and top with veggies.

6. Cheese & veggie egg muffins

Ingredients:

  • 5 eggs
  • ¼ red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • ¼ cup grated low fat cheese
  • pinch salt & pepper
  • oil spray

Method:

  1. preheat oven to 180OC, grease 6 muffin holes on a muffin tray with oil spray.
  2. place tomato, onion & cheese evenly over muffin holes.
  3. beat eggs with a fork, add salt and pepper, then pour evenly over veggies and cheese.
  4. bake 18-20 mins, until golden.

Enjoy 1 muffin before a workout