After workout foods
Good food plays a huge part in your athletic performance, staying power and recovery. Carefully planned, pre-workout and post-workout meals will make you feel super healthy and energized, both during and after your training! In the first two hours after you have worked out, your body cells are optimized for the receipt of nutrients. Eating a protein-packed meal in this two-hour window, combined with carbs if you’d like, helps you to recover more quickly from physical exertion. Do keep in mind that eating after 8:00 pm is not a good idea though. To inspire you, here are three delicious meals I like to whip up after my workouts:
Salmon, sweet potato & spinach
Drizzle a little olive oil on the salmon and add salt and pepper to taste. Bake the salmon for 14 minutes in a pre-heated (220°C) oven. Peel and chop the sweet potato. Heat a spoonful of coconut oil in a pan and add the potato. Cook covered for 10 minutes. Stir-fry the spinach for a short time in a little coconut oil. Season with salt and pepper.
Veggie omelet with avocado
You can make a super quick and healthy omelet in no time using different vegetables, avocado and two eggs. This omelet contains a lot of protein and avocado contains several healthy fatty acids. It’s an ideal post-workout meal!
A whole-grain pita with hummus
Enjoying a meatless day every now and then is a good thing. Hummus is just one example of an alternative to meat. It’s made of chickpeas and is a source of carbohydrates and protein. Just spread a little hummus on a wholegrain pita for a truly satisfying meal.
Last little tip: If you train intensely for more than an hour, be sure to replenish your energy with carbohydrates like those contained in fruit.