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Top 5 Things to Eat After a Workout
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Our nutritionists share the best snacks & meals for post-workout recovery
Your journey to a stronger, healthier you doesn’t end in the gym! To optimise the effects of your workout and avoid letting all your hard work go to waste,
it’s essential you get the right nutrients for recovery once you’ve finished exercising. Our Goddess Nutritionists share their top tips on the best
things to eat after a workout:
1. Grilled Chicken
Your body needs to recover, so a protein packed dish is essential post-workout! The lean protein and carbohydrates in chicken will fill you up without
making you feel too bloated. Add a side of lightly steamed vegetables to this dish to pack in a couple of your all-important five-a-day!
2. Grilled Salmon
Salmon, a fish packed with protein! In addition to this, salmon also has other beneficial properties including reducing inflammation and helping to regulate
insulin levels! Add a side sweet potato mash to stock up on those all-important complex carbohydrates and to restock those depleted glycogen stores!
Tofu is a great post-workout option for vegetarians and anyone interesting in trying a meat-alternative! It still packs a decent amount of protein and
has many other benefits too, which include making you feel fuller for longer, helping to lower cholesterol and having anti-aging properties! Add a
side of lightly steamed or grilled vegetables to pack in some vitamins and nutrients too!
4. Whole-wheat Tuna Sandwich
Don’t have time to cook? Then this healthy sandwich will be perfect for you! Tuna is not only low in calories, but high in protein and carbohydrates too!
We would recommend adding in hummus and spinach along with your fish as hummus is not only high in fiber but also a much healthier option than most
traditional sandwich spreads; and spinach is a great all-round addition boasting many benefits such as helping you to feel fuller for longer, enhancing
your complexion, lowering blood pressure and reducing inflammation!
5. Protein Smoothie
If you are strapped for time a simple protein smoothie is another great option too! A whey isolate based protein powder, such as our own Goddess Nutrition Complete Recovery Lean Protein, is ideal as it is quickly absorbed and gets to work faster than other types of protein. We would recommend adding in
half a banana, a sprinkle of hemp seeds and topping up with almond milk, before blending into a delicious post-workout smoothie packed full of protein,
vitamins and minerals!
If you would like more kitchen inspiration be sure to check out our Recipe page!