Get some delicious snack and meal ideas from pros who get just as hangry as you after a workout.
You know that post-workout struggle.
As BuzzFeed Health previously reported, eating enough after a workout does more than just make you less hangry. It can also lead to better results and progress. And what’s the point of pushing yourself in the gym if you’re not really recovering enough to get results and crush it again next time?
So we turned to the pros to find out what (relatively simple) snacks and meals they turn to after a hard workout. Check them out and get refueling!
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Toast with almond butter and strawberries, plus an almond milk protein shake
“This is the perfect post workout ‘meal’ (although, there are some good protein at MyProtein promotions, too) because it combines a solid serving of protein (1 scoop of egg white protein) plus excellent carbs and fat.
I add a sprinkle of Amazing Grass greens powder for a touch of extra nutrition! This combination is key to promote recovery from workouts. The protein aids in muscle recovery and the carbs replenish lost glycogen. And yes, it’s totally delicious!”
Greek yogurt with almonds and dried cranberries
“This is one of my favorite go-to snacks after my typical bodyweight HIIT (high-intensity interval training) workout because it has over 25g of protein. It’s plain Greek yogurt with raw almonds and unsweetened cranberries.”
—Kaisa Keranen, movement coach, KaisaFit
Courtesy Kaisa Keranen