Restore Your Energy with These 7 Smart Post-Workout Snacks

After a tough gym session, post-workout snacks are an important way to replenish energy and repair your muscle tissue--especially foods containing a mix of protein and carbohydrates.

Here are some ideas to fuel the body without taking in more calories than you just burned:

1. Green smoothie
Blend 4 cups spinach, ½ cup vanilla bean yogurt, 1 cup almond milk, 1 banana, and 1 tablespoon peanut butter with ice.

2. PB Toast with banana
1 slice of whole wheat toast with 1 tablespoon of peanut butter and ½ sliced banana.

3. Peanut butter apple
For a quick carb fuel-up, slice 1 medium apple and serve with 2 tablespoons all-natural peanut (or almond) butter. Enough to fuel the muscles without blowing your efforts.

4. Bananarama
Simply have one medium sliced banana with 1 cup low fat milk. Nothing’s any easier than this!!

5. Cheese and crackers
Have 1 stick of low-fat string cheese and whole-wheat crackers to fill you up. Cheese brings the protein and calcium, while the crackers deliver complex carbs and fiber to your diet

6. Egg scramble
Veg out after a hard training session with 2-3 whole eggs scrambled with a handful of chopped onion, spinach, and bell peppers.

7. Chocolate milk
1 cup of chocolate milk and you’re good to go. So indulging.
Happy exercising everyone ^_^

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