The Best Pre-Workout Foods to Fuel Your Workout
Whether you’re gearing up for a hectic HIIT season at the gym or you’re in for the long haul on a trail run; you’ll need some good quality pre-workout fuel to keep you keeping on. And while there are so many synthetic options out there, we like to keep it clean for a more beneficial outcome for you and your body. Here are our top clean foods to eat before your workout.
These are nature’s very own energy bites, perfect for a pre-workout snack. They are packed with easily digestible carbs (the good kind) and they’re full of potassium which is essential to maintaining muscle function. Bananas also offer a great source of fiber to keep your blood sugar levels stable while enhancing the blood flow to the muscles.
Organic oats are of the best pre workout meal options out there. Not only because they are cost-effective and easy to whip up, but they also contain complex carbs which are a great source of slow releasing energy. This means that they’ll keep you fueled for your entire workout. They are also packed with fiber; add a teaspoon of peanut butter and you’ll be raring to go!
Fruit and Yoghurt
This little mix is one of my personal favourites not only because it’s tasty but because it provides the perfect balance of carbs and protein. Fruit is high in carbohydrates which break down quickly and greek yoghurt is packed with high-quality protein – both of which work together to prevent muscle damage and give you that energy boost when you most need it.
A favourite for many fitness guru’s, sweet potatoes are an excellent source of complex carbohydrates which help to keep you fueled for longer. They are also a fiber-rich food which help you feel fuller for longer. They are best eaten about 1.5 – 2 hours before a workout.
Homemade protein bars or snacks are easy to make and they’re ideal for an on-the-go pre-workout bite. The reason these are a great pre-workout snack is because you get to control the content. Take a look at some of our recipe options: