Post Workout Snack
Did you get a good workout in today? Maybe a long run, a circuit workout at the gym, or a hot yoga class? Refueling after all that exercise is just as important as the workout itself for several reasons.
- You need to replace your glycogen stores so you have energy for the rest of your day, and for the next workout that comes your way.
- You need to repair muscle damage so that you grow stronger and more tone.
- You need to give your body healthy nutrients that it is primed and ready to absorb.
- You need to keep your appetite steady to avoid ravenous noshing later on.
So the best post-workout fuel is going to be a satisfying mix of carbs, fats, protein, and vitamins. One of my favorites is something I borrowed and tweaked from a friend of mine. It’s quick, easy, high in protein and super tasty. Give it a try, and let me know how you like it!
Tofu Salsa Dip
Mix together 1/5 block of firm tofu with 1/2 cup mango salsa, 1/4 avocado, and 1/4 cup pinto beans (or black beans, if you prefer).
Sprinkle with toasted pumpkin seeds and scoop it up with blue corn/flax-seed tortilla chips.
Other variations: mix with 1/2 can tuna, 1/2 c. corn kernels, some diced pineapple, or shredded cheddar cheese.
Comment below to share your own Post-Workout ReFuel ideas!