A lot of focus is put on our pre-workout snacks, yet we very rarely put much effort into our post workout food. Having a post workout snack is incredibly important, as your body will be crying out to be refuelled, especially if you have had a tough workout.
There are a multitude of options available to you, from healthy recipes you can create in advance to a quick snack that can be whipped up within minutes. We have compiled a list of our top 5 post workout foods/beverages that will keep you refuelled and ready for the rest of the day.
Our list is not exhaustive as there are hundreds of options available to you.
1. Fennel Seeds
Fennel is known for its licorice flavour and scent, but did you know that dried fennel seeds are packed with nutrients and contain calcium, fibre and even iron. All of these health benefits can even improve our digestion, which in turn will alleviate bloating.
You can add a teaspoon of fennel seeds to a cup of hot water, allow the seeds to steep for around 5 minutes, strain out the seeds and sip.
All green vegetables are packed with nutrients and low in calories, however asparagus is the triple threat, it promotes the growth of good bacteria, it contains fibre and even has anti inflammatory properties.
You can blanch your asparagus tips the night before and top with some good quality olive oil for added health benefits. Then once you’ve finished your workout you will have a healthy snack to refuel your energy.
3. Electrolyte Water
Water packed with electrolytes is one of the most popular post workout beverages. Not only is water very good at keeping you hydrated but when packed with electrolytes the water will enable your body to refuel on those crucial nutrients and energy.
You can purchase some Vitamin water or you can of course make you own, with an electrolyte powder, or you can even create your own vitamin water. There are hundreds of recipes on line for you to choose from.
These are just a handful of ways you can refuel your body after your workout.