If you’re anything like me, food before a workout is essential. However, choosing the right type of fuel pre-exercise can often be confusing, so I have listed a few of my favourite foods that provide the perfect amount of energy to both sustain you and boost your performance during a workout.

Protein Smoothie

Quick, easy & oh so nourishing, protein smoothies are my go-to. I like to utilise whatever fruit and vegetables I have on hand (my top picks are banana, blueberries & spinach), combined with protein powder, coconut water and either a spoonful of nut butter or a serving of chia seeds. This snack is full of nutrients, protein rich and easy to digest.

Banana & Peanut Butter

A combination I just can’t get enough of. Bananas are easy to digest and packed with potassium (​​a mineral that promotes muscle function and can prevent cramps), whilst peanut butter provides a great source of protein. A true match made in heaven, that you can prep in advance and enjoy on the go. 

Overnight Oats

Many of us are time poor, so being able to prepare a healthy snack or meal the night before,  can honestly be a game changer. Oats have been a regular in my diet for as long as I can remember. Full of fibre & high in carbohydrates, oats provide a source of slow releasing energy allowing you to train harder & for longer without the crash.

Boiled Eggs & Wholegrain Bread

A true staple that never gets old. This combination is the perfect balance of carbohydrates & protein, keeping you fuller for longer whilst providing energy to allow consistent training. Not to mention this meal is cheap, easy to whip up and can be enjoyed any time of the day.

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I love you,

Alexz. xo

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