What To Eat Before You Workout

What To Eat Before You Workout
Have you ever been in the middle of a 6 PM yoga class and heard your stomach groan? Or worse, been in the middle of a yoga class with little-to-no energy? We’ve all been there, and guess what: it’s OK to eat before your class! I’m not talking huge, fiber and protein-packed meals, but something healthy that will spike your sugar and keep your stomach satisfied for at least 2 hours.

Smoothies are a great solution for this. The sugar from the fruit and the small amount of protein from whichever type of milk you choose keeps you full and energized. You can also try making a juice that’s targeted towards elevating energy levels.

You should give yourself up to 30 minutes to digest anything before starting your class. If you’re really hungry but planning on going to exercise, don’t have a big meal. Eat something like one hard boiled egg or hummus & veggies, but make sure you give yourself up to one hour to digest something like this. Protein is generally recommended after your workout, but you need to do what’s good for your body.

Here are 6 the recipes I like to eat before working out:

1. The Acai Bowl
2. Pineapple Raspberry Smoothie
3. Coffee Cacao Banana Smoothie
4. The Energy Enhancer Juice
5. Green Kombucha Smoothie
6. Hard Boiled Egg

What else do you like to eat  before you work out?

p.s. the leggings in the photo are my current favorite – they’re the nike epic run lux dri-fit

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10 comments

  1. Great post! I don’t like to eat early and so I don’t have much energy when I work out in the morning, but these smoothies sound great! I will have to try them!

  2. If I workout in the morning, I usually have half a banana with a teaspoon of peanut butter. For an evening workout I always make sure to eat two hours before the class: cottage cheese with protein powder and/or nuts work the best for me.

  3. Green smoothies with protein are def my go-to — I have half before the workout and half after to keep that protein fueling muscles without overfilling at the start!

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