Helloo guys! I’m excited to share this post workout snack cause I’ve been loving it for about the past 3 weeks. Ever since I went to Greece and realized my love for it of course. I pretty much wake up ready to do my workout so that I can snack on this delicious treat afterwards! Hey, whatever get’s you motivated right? 😀
It’s super simple and takes about 3 seconds to make so that just makes it even better in my book, cause who has time to make an elaborate, crazy, post workout meal? No one, that’s who.
A few things before diving in! One, there’s nothing wrong with a quality protein powder! I get asked that a lot so I figured I’d mention it. They’re convenient! If you do use protein (I like to add it to my overnight oats), make sure that it’s not full of added sugar and crazy chemicals. I like to get super plain, unflavored ones so that I can make it taste however I want that day. Which is usually chocolate-y. Every day. Cause every day needs something chocolate-y and it might as well be good for me too!
Two, let’s talk about what your body needs post workout.. and what it doesn’t. With each intense workout your body goes through a lot! So afterwards it’s good to get in a little bit of fuel to help the recovery and rebuilding process. It doesn’t have to be complicated and there’s not just one thing you have to eat afterwards for recovery and progress! As long as you’re getting in a combination of protein and some carbs, ideally from nourishing whole food sources, you’re set! I’m not talking 40 grams of protein either! Your body doesn’t need that much post workout, or at any one sitting. So, it’s flexible, try different things and figure out what works best for you! We’re all different! The one thing that you don’t want to do post workout is skip eating altogether. Ideally you’re getting this in within an hour of finishing your workout to jump start recovery. Your body need nourishing fuel to recover!
This is ideal for post workout because it has that mix of protein and carbs. Greek yogurt brings a lot of protein to the table, so do the seeds! The mix of carbs is coming from the yogurt, whole grain oats, fruit and of course a bit from the seeds as well. Since nothing is really 100% one macro-nutrient!
With this bowl, feel free to mix up the toppings! I use strawberries because they’re a lower sugar fruit. I’ve used raspberries as well for that reason but I’ll also occasionally use blueberries, as you can see from the picture! Just happens less often! The seeds are a sprouted plain pumpkin/sunflower seed mix I picked up at the store and the granola (that would ideally be one I made at home) is the lowest sugar, most minimal ingredient one I could find between being out of town and back out of town a few days later!
And now for the exciting and delicious part..
You can of course adjust these as necessary!
1/2 Cup Greek Yogurt (Whole milk & grass fed if possible)
1/8 Cup Pumpkin Seed & Sunflower Seed Mix
2 Medium Sized Strawberries
1/8 Cup Granola
A drizzle of honey (optional – I like raw unfiltered!)
Scoop your yogurt into a bowl.
Add toppings and enjoy! 😀
Let me know if you give this a try and what you’d like to see next!
Sweat, Smile, Repeat! And Eat!