Wednesday, 28 September 2016

FIVE FAVOURITES: 5 Foods to eat after a workout

As much as I don't do so much of a 'gym' style workout, I do still work out - in yoga form. I also am not saying that I will never enter a gym again, but for now it's all about the yoga. However, I know that not everybody is like me and so each to their own!
Either way though, it's always good to know what is best to eat post workout to get the most from it and your body.

Here are my top 5 foods that are good to eat/incorporate into meals after working out...

1 - Bananas


These are full of fibre and sugar to keep you full and give you energy. They're also great to repair damaged muscles too.
Eat them on their own or freeze them and add to a smoothie. Or, if you workout in the morning, make protein pancakes by mashing an overripe banana with 2 beaten eggs and beat well. Then fry the pancakes in a teeny bit of coconut oil and there is breakfast!

2 - Eggs


Brilliant as a source of protein to help your body repair after a workout. Eat them anyway you like to get some protein into your diet. My fav is poached with some spinach for that extra bit of goodness.

3 - Lentils


These little things are high in iron and help the transportation of oxygen through the body. This is especially important after working out. They also help to keep your energy levels high - so your not so tired afterwards. Lentils are also high in fibre which helps with slow energy release. Why not add them to a rice bowl or a salad.

4 - Ginseng


Ginseng is great to help fight fatigue and also helps with cognitive function. This is great post workout, especially in the morning to help with brain function throughout the day. You can have ginseng tea or even as a supplement.

5 - Protein Smoothie


I'm very fussy when it comes to protein powders. They have had quite a bad rep over the years and even some of the best of them don't always have the cleanest ingredients. When looking for a protein powder, I always recommend that they are vegan and organic. Something like brown rice protein powder or hemp seed powder is good. This should again help your body repair after a workout and get your body to recover properly.

I hope this gives you some inspiration!

Thanks so much for reading,



Emmaline x
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