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Workout recipes

Written by Emily Fawell   Posted in:Nutrition   February 1, 2018

Workout recipes

Pre-workout smoothie

An important consideration before exercising is not to have too much to eat and/or drink before your workout as you don’t want it to slow you down, or for it to re-appear!  With this in mind, aim to have HALF of this smoothie before your workout - and half afterwards.

1 banana (not too ripe)
A handful of walnuts (rich in good fats, protein and slow releasing fibre)
2 cups of almond milk (or other milk alternative)
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Blend the ingredients and pour half into your glass; consume immediately.  Put the other half in the fridge for after your workout!

I would also recommend this recipe from Amelia Freer’s Cook Nourish Glow book. I made these during for my 'zest4life' group at Christmas, and it was agreed that they were delicious. They are perfect as a post exercise pick me up… enjoy, and let me know what you think.

Amelia Freer’s Protein Bites

Ingredients:
100g cashew nuts
75g Medjool dates
1 tablespoon of chia seeds
1 teaspoon of Coconut Nectar
2 tablespoons of hazelnut butter (Meridian)
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 tablespoon of raw cacao nibs
¼ teaspoon of rock or sea salt
20g raw cacao powder

Method:
Soak the cashews and dates separately in warm water for at least one hour
Drain the cashew nuts and blitz in a food processor
Add the rest of the ingredients (except the raw cacao powder); blitz again until a smooth paste
Put the paste in the fridge to chill for at least one hour
Remove from the fridge and take a heaped teaspoon of the mixture and roll into a ball.
Repeat until you have used up all the mixture
Sprinkle the cacao powder on a plate and roll the balls in it until covered
Chill the bites for a few hours before serving and store in the fridge if you have any spare!

 



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